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Admire Rakti (JPN) 2008-2014 B.h. (Heart's Cry (JPN)-Admire Teresa (JPN) by Helissio (FR) 1st MRC Caulfield Cup (AUS-G1,2400mT,Caulfield) (photo: Getty Images)

Admire Rakti to go for Melbourne Cup

Admire Rakti (JPN) 2008-2014 B.h. (Heart's Cry (JPN)-Admire Teresa (JPN) by Helissio (FR) 1st MRC Caulfield Cup (AUS-G1,2400mT,Caulfield) (photo: Getty Images)

Outback Joe (AUS) 2007 B.g. (Elvstroem (AUS)-Let's Elope (NZ) by Nassipour (USA) 1st SAJC Adelaide Cup (AUS-G2,3200m,Morphettville) His dam Let's Elope won the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Australia Cup, LKS Mackinnon S (all G1) & was G1 placed in the US.

Outback Joe (AUS) 2007 B.g. (Elvstroem (AUS)-Let's Elope (NZ) by Nassipour (USA) 1st SAJC Adelaide Cup (AUS-G2,3200m,Morphettville) His dam Let's Elope won the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Australia Cup, LKS Mackinnon S (all G1) & was G1 placed in the US.

Voodoo Prince (GB) 2009 B.g. (Kingmambo (USA)-Ouija Board (GB) by Cape Cross (IRE) Named Our Voodoo Prince in Australia. 1st MRC Easter Cup (AUS-G3,2000m,Caulfield)

Voodoo Prince (GB) 2009 B.g. (Kingmambo (USA)-Ouija Board (GB) by Cape Cross (IRE) Named Our Voodoo Prince in Australia. 1st MRC Easter Cup (AUS-G3,2000m,Caulfield)

Fawkner (AUS) 2007 Gr.g. (Reset (AUS)-Dane Belltar (AUS) by Danewin (AUS) 1st MRC Caulfield/Yalumba S (AUS-G1,2000mT,Caulfield) (photo: Racing and Sports)

Fawkner (AUS) 2007 Gr.g. (Reset (AUS)-Dane Belltar (AUS) by Danewin (AUS) 1st MRC Caulfield/Yalumba S (AUS-G1,2000mT,Caulfield) (photo: Racing and Sports)

Hopfgarten (AUS) 2010 B.g. (Mossman (AUS)-Black Tourmaline (NZ) by O'reilly (NZ) 4th dam is Caulfield Cup winner Leilani. 1st BRC Gunsynd Classic (AUS-G3,1600m,Eagle Farm), Sunshine Coast Guineas (AUS-G3,1600m,Sunshine Coast)

Hopfgarten (AUS) 2010 B.g. (Mossman (AUS)-Black Tourmaline (NZ) by O'reilly (NZ) 4th dam is Caulfield Cup winner Leilani. 1st BRC Gunsynd Classic (AUS-G3,1600m,Eagle Farm), Sunshine Coast Guineas (AUS-G3,1600m,Sunshine Coast)

Fiorente (IRE) 2008 Br.h. (Monsun (GER)-Desert Bloom (IRE) by Pilsudski (IRE) 1st MRC St George S (AUS-G2,1800m,Caulfield), VRC Australian Cup (AUS-G1,2000m,Flemington)

Fiorente (IRE) 2008 Br.h. (Monsun (GER)-Desert Bloom (IRE) by Pilsudski (IRE) 1st MRC St George S (AUS-G2,1800m,Caulfield), VRC Australian Cup (AUS-G1,2000m,Flemington)

Dear Demi (AUS) 2009 B.m. (Dehere (USA)-Shirley (AUS) by Zabeel (NZ) 1st MVRC W H Stocks S (AUS-G2,1600mT,Moonee Valley)

Dear Demi (AUS) 2009 B.m. (Dehere (USA)-Shirley (AUS) by Zabeel (NZ) 1st MVRC W H Stocks S (AUS-G2,1600mT,Moonee Valley)

Lankee Rupee

Lankee Rupee

Zenyatta during the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic... i still can't watch this race - love Mike Smith but he moved too late.. She should never have lost

Zenyatta during the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic... i still can't watch this race - love Mike Smith but he moved too late.. She should never have lost

Frankel undefeated horse unbeaten track record of 1:42 the racing mechine he beaten Secertarit in a heartbeat

Frankel undefeated horse unbeaten track record of 1:42 the racing mechine he beaten Secertarit in a heartbeat

One of the greatest Thoroughbred photos ever taken. And some say, "Horses don't have personalities."

One of the greatest Thoroughbred photos ever taken. And some say, "Horses don't have personalities."

Barbaro at the Kentucky Derby. photo taken from the MetLife Blimp by Simon Bruty

Barbaro at the Kentucky Derby. photo taken from the MetLife Blimp by Simon Bruty

Few off-season races have been more hyped than Saturday's New Year Plate (1000m) due to the career debut of Black Caviar's daughter Oscietra who raised hopes when she led them up early before weakening in the closing stages to finish third.

Few off-season races have been more hyped than Saturday's New Year Plate (1000m) due to the career debut of Black Caviar's daughter Oscietra who raised hopes when she led them up early before weakening in the closing stages to finish third.