The field at the Mackinnon Stakes and Victoria Derby reveals the exciting strength and depth of the 2010 Melbourne Cup horses
Online PR News – 29-October-2010 – aus – This is a history making time for Australian horse racing. Historic because it marks the 150th anniversary of the prestigious Melbourne Cup race. An event recognized as the world's richest handicap horse race with a prize pool valued at 6 million AUD. Held annually on the first Tuesday in November at 3.00 pm AEST (November 2nd 2010), the Melbourne Cup is also recognized as an event that combines the best in Australian sport and culture. However, there's still a lot of exciting action this weekend that will help decide the final Melbourne Cup horses declarations and point to a possible outcome. Namely the Mackinnon Stakes and AAMI Victoria Derby, both of which take place this Saturday, the 30th of October.
The million dollar 2010 Mackinnon Stakes will be a battle between several stayers who'll be lining up again on Tuesday to compete in the Melbourne Cup. While the 1.5 million dollar Victoria Derby is a blue ribbon event for 3 year olds that kicks off the Melbourne Cup carnival weekend. It also provides an automatic Melbourne Cup entry for the winner. The current favourite is Rekindled Interest who should be put to the pace by Retrieve, who’s been backed into second. To view the racing performance profiles and ratings for each runner in the Victoria Derby simply click on the names in the comprehensive free Form Guide located on the Punters Paradise home page.
Among the Melbourne Cup contenders that will be participating in the Mackinnon Stakes include last year's Cup winner and current favourite Shocking. Cox Plate winner and recent fancy of the bookmakers So You Think, currently the odds-on favourite for the shorter 2000 metre track at Mackinnon Stakes. Caulfield Cup winner Descarado. Doomben Cup winner Metal Bender. AJC Australian Derby winner Shoot Out and Victoria Oaks winner Faint Perfume. At the end of the day it's likely that over half the Mackinnon Stakes stayers will be hearing their names called during last declarations thus granting them a run at the Melbourne Cup.
Fortunately the horse racing betting tips from the professional Tipsters on Punters Paradise have performed at a high level throughout 2010. An accomplishment that can be viewed using the detailed tip tracking graphs displayed in the Punters Paradise online King Tipping Market Place. The Punters Paradise Free online Mackinnon Stakes and detailed Victoria Derby Form guides include the latest odds on offer, last ten starts, career stats, speed maps, race details, barrier draws, track conditions, trainers, jockeys, breeding and much more. The exclusive Punters Paradise betting deals include FREE bets worth up to $400 from both Sportingbet and Luxbet, a $300 offer from Sportsbet, great deals from Betfair, Centrebet, BigBets ($2500 loyalty bonus) and others. All located on the same page allowing Punters to take advantage of the best available free bets and betting bonuses.
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