Melbourne Cup to feature eleven internationally trained horses
November 2, 2015 10:52 pm
Today’s Melbourne Cup will feature a record-equalling 11 internationally-trained horses in what is expected to be a highly competitive race.
And three-time winning jockey Damien Oliver knows he is up against a tough field in his 26th Melbourne Cup.
Oliver is trying for a fourth Cup win, on the Gai Waterhouse-trained The Offer.
Japanese galloper Fame Game is the short-priced favourite, but heavy support has come for English trainer Ed Dunlop’s Trip To Paris, the stablemate of crowd favourite and three-time runner-up Red Cadeaux.
The existing record was set in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, which was won by French stayer Dunaden. Six of the first seven placings in that year were filled by horses trained abroad.
The race begins at 5pm and you can watch it live on FBC TV and it will also air on GOLD FM.