The 2010 Melbourne Cup Draws Two Starters From Singapore

June 10th, 2010

The 150th running of Australia’s greatest race – the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) will draw at least two more international horses to the capital of Victoria when Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival jumps.

Singapore-based Jolie’s Shinju will join Tony Noonan’s camp in the mare’s lead up to the spring racing carnival.

The 2010 Melbourne Cup is scheduled for the 2nd of November this year, and will take place at the esteemed Flemington Racecourse once again, with what is certainly lining up to be a fantastic field.

With Profound Beauty already confirmed to take a part in the event, another two international counterparts have been added to the line up.

Trained by Len Treloar, the Singapore-based Jolie’s Shinju will join Tony Noonan’s camp in the mare’s lead up to the spring racing carnival, where she will hope to go out with a bang as she most likely ends her career down under.

The current Singapore Horse of the Year will farewell Singapore racing on the 26th of June when she jumps in the Yew Tee Classic Stakes before heading to Australian shores.

After a disappointing racing campaign in Australia last year, the five-year-old will hope to leave a better impression this time around.

Also travelling from Singapore for the 2010 Melbourne Cup will be the Laurie Laxon-trained Mexican Rose.

Laxon has had runners in the Melbourne Cup previously, and will head to Australia to continue coaching the filly in her lead up to spring carnival racing, before retiring to stud.

The successful filly started her career with Laxon in New Zealand winning twice from three starts before relocating to Singapore where she won her opening five jumps.

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