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The Melbourne Cup 2020

Monday, 02 November 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 Melbourne Cup will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd November.

24 horses will take on the Flemington track in 'the race that stops the nation'.

The Melbourne Cup has been held on the first Tuesday of November every year since 1875 (except for during the Second World War, when it was run on Saturdays).

You can see this race live on Tellytrack at 6am on Tuesday, 3 November.

The final field and draw

Between the first running in 1861 and the change in 1875, the Melbourne Cup was run on a Thursday.

The Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse, which is about 6km northwest of Melbourne's CBD.

Flemington opened in 1840 and now features a six furlong or 1200m straight, known as 'the Straight Six'. Its home straight is 450m long and races are run anti-clockwise.

The Weather

Melbourne's temperemental weather often throws up challenges for the fans on Cup day, but that won't be an issue an this year.

The horses however will have to contend with some warm weather.

It will be interesting to see how some of the European horses cope with the conditions, with temperatures expected to hit close to 30 degrees by 3pm on Tuesday.

No rain is expected, while there may be a light breeze throughout the afternoon.

News and Views

WINTER SMOKE wins WSB Magnolia Handicap

Sunday, 29 November 2020

WINTER SMOKE wins WSB Magnolia Handicap.

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ULTRA MAGNUS - New Turf Carriers Merchants

Sunday, 29 November 2020

ULTRA MAGNUS wins the New Turf Carriers Merchants.

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CATCH TWENTYTWO wins 2020 Dingaans

Sunday, 29 November 2020

CATCH TWENTYTWO wins the 2020 World Sports Betting Dingaans.

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SUMMER PUDDING - She's Done It!

Sunday, 29 November 2020

THE DARLING OF OUR TURF, SUMMER PUDDING, HAS WON THE WSB SUMMER CUP!

She's proven she's not only good, but the best, beating the colts. She remains unbeaten - 9 from 9.

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SUMMER PUDDING wins 2020 Summer Cup

Sunday, 29 November 2020

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Sean Tarry for the 2020 Summer Cup

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Reigning champion trainer Sean Tarry has a 5 pronged attack in Johannesburg's premier race tomorrow afternoon. He is also bidding to win his fourth Summer Cup in a row and he runs through the chances of his "artillery's" chances.

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Summer Cup tips from Team Nico/Neil

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Team Nico

The 2020 Summer Cup tips from Team Nico. The team is made up of Nico Kritsiotis, Darryl Maree, Sheldon Peters and the Ghostryder. Lance Michael has provided us a float of R5000 to play with and any profit will be divided up amongst the team members.

Team Neil

Team Neil is Joey Soma, Andrew Bon, Nino Podesta and Neil Andrews.

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Alec Laird bids for another Summer!

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Alec Laird has trained some star racehorses in his career and bids for another Summer Cup win after last winning it 14 years ago with MALTEME. His charge PACK LEADER has only had 2 runs for the yard and has been heavily backed to win the race. Alec runs through all his runners on the Turffontein card.

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Paul Peter - Summer Cup Day

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Trainer Paul Peter is enjoying another superb season having finished third on the trainers' log last season. Apart from ante-post Summer Cup favourite SUMMER PUDDING, they'll be very busy saddling up tomorrow afternoon. They have realistic chances in a few other races apart from the big one.

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The Azzfam Runners Summer Cup Day

Friday, 27 November 2020

Mike and Adam Azzie, have some lovely runners on Saturday at Turffontein. Look listen and learn.

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