Last Updated on November 6, 2023 5:40 pm by Erwin Noguera
The Flemington Racecourse dresses up to receive one of the most important sporting events, the Melbourne Cup, considered the richest two-mile race in the world.
The race that stops the nation, so is considered in Australia this competition, which has on Tuesday, November 7, its most important day, since the Lexus Melbourne Cup 2023 is run, which has an impressive prize of 8 million dollars, plus a prize valued at 250 thousand dollars.
Races – 7 November:
Darley Maribyrnong Plate (Group 3) | 1000m
The Macca’s Run | 2800m
MSS Security Subzero Handicap | 1400m
Furphy Plate (Listed) | 1800m
Paramount+ Trophy | 1400m
The Schweppervescence Plate | 1000m
Lexus Melbourne Cup (Group 1) | 3200m
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Group 3) | 1400m
TAB Trophy (Listed) | 1800m
Desirable Stakes (Listed) | 1400m
The 2022 winner, Gold Trip, who is trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, will make an appearance to try to relive the glory of 12 months ago and get a back-to-back, something that hasn’t happened for 18 years.
This stallion wants to join the historical group of horses with two wins in Australia, something that only Archer (1861 and 1862), Peter Pan (1932 and 1934), and Think Big (1974 and 1969) have done. The only one with three wins is Makybe Diva (2003, 2004 and 2005).
In addition to this, the reigning champion will want to lower his record to enter the elite of the competition. His record to win the trophy with Mark Zahra was 3:24:04, far from the best, which was held by Kingston Rule in 1990, stopping the clock in 3:16:30.
This year he comes from winning the Turnbull Stakes and was third in the Caulfield Cup, however, experts have made special emphasis on the concern about his weight, since he is one kilogram heavier than last year.
However, Gold Trip is not the only candidate to take the top honors and get the big prize money that will give the competition on Australian soil, as there is Vow And Declare in the competition.
This specimen achieved triumph in the 2019 edition, being commanded by Craig Williams as a jockey and trained by Charlie Appleby.
However, despite the experience of these two animals, the great favorite for the experts is the six-year-old, 55-kilogram horse, Vauban.
He scored an important seven-length triumph at Royal Ascot in June, finishing off weighty rivals Absurde and More Felons, who will also be competing at Flemington. He then also took the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes at Naas, beating Valiant King.
His trainer is Irishman Willie Mullins, who was already second over fences in Melbourne in 2015, with Max Dynamite, who was third two years later.
Finally, we have to talk about the seven-year-old horse Without A Fight, who had a disappointing participation in 2022, being 21 lengths behind Gold Trip. But he was able to get up from that blow and won the Queensland and Caulfield Cup.
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2023 Melbourne Cup odds
Without a Fight +500
Gold Trip +600
Future History +1800
Vow and Declare +2000
Military Mission +3000
More Felons +3000