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The Modern Melbourne Cup

Perth Turf Talk | Australian Racing | Sun 27 October, 2013

The Melbourne Cup is 152 years old, but the changes in the race over the past 20 years have been the most significant in its history. No longer is it 'the race that stops a nation' - now it's the race that captivates the world. This book covers Irishman Dermot Weld's ground-breaking win with Vintage Crop; the change in philosophy of the champion local trainers Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman; the French connection; Luca Cumani's lament; the Sheikh's quest; the growing influence of the Europeans; the demise of the Kiwis, and the amazing story of Dunaden. It is an in-depth study of the effects of the global interest in Australia's greatest race, featuring narratives from the key players.

Purchase a copy at Gannons, open racedays at Ascot.

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User christopher.gannon

christopher.gannon 28 Oct | Posts: 6

Hi everyone,This book will be available at Gannon's later this week.We are open every race day at Ascot Racecourse.Chris

User Ngawyni

Ngawyni 27 Oct | Posts: 707

I preferred it when it was the race that stopped a nation. Impossible to do the form now and the locals are battling to get a run. The overseas horses do nothing for me.