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23 Overseas Entries For Melb Cup

Wednesday, 7th September 2005

In Australia, 1st declarations closed yesterday for the 3 main Melbourne Spring Carnival features: $5 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), $3 million Gr1 Cox Plate (2040m) & $1.5 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). In the Melbourne Cup, Racing Victoria confirmed "all the local Australian early market contenders remain entered" as well as 23 overseas contenders: Britain (6), United Arab Emirates (6), Ireland (3), France (3), Japan (2), Germany (1), Hong Kong (1) & South Africa (1). Among those entries were French-based top European stayer Westerner; leading Japanese stayer Eye Popper; Irish star Vinnie Roe; top English contender Distinction; & South African Derby winner Greys Inn.

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