‘Up there with the flags’: Tigers stars celebrate win… and they’re eyeing the Melbourne Cup next

Six Richmond premiership stars are celebrating a first win for the horse they own shares in - and are already looking 12 months ahead to the Melbourne Cup.

Record low viewers for Melbourne Cup since records began two decades ago

Almost 350,000 fewer Australians tuned in to watch this year’s Melbourne Cup compared to last year, with it attracting the lowest volume of viewers since records began two decades ago.

Starship Children’s Hospital rejects $520K donation from Golden Eagle winner

One of New Zealand horse racing’s biggest names has been left stunned after being turned down by Starship Children’s Hospital for a free charity partnership to the tune of more than half a million dollars.

Second-placed jockey cops brutal $20k hit to Melbourne Cup prizemoney over ‘careless act’

The joy of coming second in the Melbourne Cup for jockey Patrick Moloney took a hit post-race when he copped a massive $20,000 fine for “careless riding” in the run to the line at Flemington.

PICTURES: Soggy suits and plastic ponchos dominate 2022 Melbourne Cup

While the Melbourne Cup field captures the attention of the nation, so too do punters who book a day off work – and probably the next day too.

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