Aussie batting star Pucovski ‘unlikely’ to play first Ashes Test

Will Pucovski is set to miss the first men’s Ashes Test after being ruled out of Victoria’s next Sheffield Shield match. Key points: Will Pucovski suffered his most recent concussion last month Victoria coach Chris Rogers says he does expect Pucovski to be available for the first men’s Ashes Test Pucovski made his Test debut for … Read more

Concerns for Melbourne Cup runner-up Incentivise after injury revealed

The owner of Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise has confirmed the runner-up suffered a post-race injury, and has been sent for scans. Melbourne Cup runner-up Incentivise has suffered an injury following Tuesday afternoon’s $8 million race, connections to the gelding have confirmed. Incentivise was the red-hot favourite heading into the main event at Flemington, paying $2.80 … Read more

What time does the 2021 Melbourne Cup start?

The Melbourne Cup gets underway at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, and 10,000 spectators will witness the race that stops a nations. The Melbourne Cup will get underway at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon, with the race that stops a nation set to jump at 3pm local time. After last year’s Melbourne Cup took place in front … Read more

Major call made amid Melbourne Cup scare

There was some late drama just hours before the race that stops a nation, meaning a major call needed to be made on Tuesday morning. Giddy up everyone, because it’s the first Tuesday of November and that means one thing — it’s Melbourne Cup time. We’ll be bringing you live coverage as we count down … Read more

King on Melbourne Cup trail after learning from Bart

English-born hoop Rachel King had her first job in Australia for Bart Cummings and now she has her first ride in the Melbourne Cup, which the Cups King won 12 times. It’s more than six years since Bart Cummings died but some of the racing polish of the Cups King will be on display when … Read more

Boss hopes Sir Lucan can give Cup a shake

Glen Boss will chase a fourth Melbourne Cup triumph on a brother to Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet at Flemington. Jockey Glen Boss is predicting a favourites’ year but hasn’t ruled out winning a fourth Melbourne Cup aboard import Sir Lucan. Boss won the Cox Plate on Sir Lucan’s ill-fated brother Sir Dragonet last year … Read more

36 new cases in Geelong; state passes jab milestone

The Geelong region has recorded 36 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. It comes as the state hits a crucial vaccine milestone. Geelong recorded 36 new coronavirus cases amid a statewide drop. Victoria returned 1036 positive tests on Saturday, with the city listed among the 10 municipalities suffering the biggest increase. Surf Coast Shire also recorded … Read more

Dynamic duo reunited for ultimate Cup showdown

Verry Elleegant is ready to take on Incentivise in what will be a must-watch Melbourne Cup showdown. And it has a familiar face on board. Champion jockey James McDonald says don’t underestimate Verry Elleegant in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Trainer Chris Waller announced on Saturday that the mare would be one of the 24 runners that … Read more

Green helps WA to Shield triumph as Qld, Victoria also post wins

Cameron Green has done his chances of selection in the men’s Ashes series no harm, having played a key role in Western Australia’s six-wicket Sheffield Shield victory over South Australia. Key points: Green scored an unbeaten 38 in Western Australia’s second innings Queensland defeated Tasmania by 96 runs Victoria recorded a 204-run triumph over NSW In another Sheffield Shield … Read more

Everything you need to know about the Melbourne Cup

The race that stops a nation has finally arrived — and we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about the Melbourne Cup. The race that stops a nation is almost here — and this year, there will be some spectators in the stands. The Victorian Government has confirmed a crowd of 10,000 … Read more