Rosehill 19 May 2018

Rosehill 19 May 2018

When I was growing up, in our handicap races, the average handicap limit was once around 47kg. Now you rarely see horses in handicap races with under 54kg. In 1969, Rain Lover won the Melbourne Cup with 60.5kg (adjusted for the metric era). He was the top weight and deserved the weight. However the bottom weight in this particular edition of the Melbourne Cup was a horse named Wyscan who carried just 44kg. Continue reading “Rosehill 19 May 2018”

Controversial Australian Cup protest could be costly for Awesome Rock’s connections


Nothing arouses punters’ feelings more than a controversial protest. Racing people still discuss with great vigour the Nausori-Big Philou Caulfield Cup protest (some wags say Roy Higgins should have been given an Academy Award) and the Stylish Century-Dulcify AJC Derby objection. Continue reading “Controversial Australian Cup protest could be costly for Awesome Rock’s connections”