Archive for the ‘Melbourne Cup’ Category

Aug 3, 2016

Cavalcade of Champions Ltd Edition Print Derby Day Better Loosen Up, Canny Lad

Limited Edition Artist Proof Print “Cavalcade of Champions” featuring the great champions of the past Better Loosen Up, Stylish Century, Canny Lad and Sydeston personally hand signed by Jockey Neville Wilson sensational piece of Equine Art.  Accompanied with Certificate of Authenticity.  Print Size 100 cm by 53 cm

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Aug 3, 2016

Sportznut Sports update from the desk of Ron

sportznutWow, what a great 2016 season we have had in sport.  First of all, the AFL at the half way mark Geelong , Sydney Swans, Hawthorn, Greater Western Sydney, North Melbourne, Adelaide and West Coast all within two wins of top spot on the ladder.  Bookmakers favorite, Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield, should be 6 or 7 votes in front for the 2016 Brownlow Medal having his best ever season since coming to Geelong.  Paddy has given the Cats plenty of drive out of the centre plus freeing up Joel Selwood to do what he does best and that’s get plenty of the ball.  Joel will be right up there in the Brownlow count as well this year.  Hawthorn are winning games but not by large margins,  it would appear they are missing that great champion Luke Hodge and he could be the missing link when he gets back from injury.  Luke is such a competitive “beast” that he could lift them over the line for the Hawks four peatGWS Giants also have been playing sensational football with Steve Johnson, Dylan Sheil and Heath Shaw have had plenty of the ball so far this season, but the Giants find it hard to win away from their home ground, remember the Grand Final is played at the MCGSydney Swans are the real deal as well with Buddy Franklin leading the Coleman Medal count and Dan Hannebery winning plenty of best on the ground and making him a good contender to poll well in the Brownlow count.  Western Bulldogs are right up with a top four finish, they have so far this season been the side to watch with fast play on football and relentless pressure that takes its toll with injuries to key players Robert Murphy, Jason Johannisen and Luke Dahlhaus.  Don’t underestimate the Doggies.  Marcus Bontempelli has had a break out season so far and will be polling well in the Brownlow Medal as well.   Adelaide, North Melbourne and West Coast all have a big chance of playing finals football depending where they end up on the ladder.  If all goes well for the second half of the season, this will decide how far they go into September.  Stayed tuned and remember to order all your AFL Premiers memorabilia and Brownlow Medal memorabilia in advance to avoid disappointment as they are all limited editions.
The NRL season is also a ripper with the Broncos, Cronulla Sharks, Melbourne Storm and North Queensland Cowboys all making up the top four with at least another 4 or 5 clubs knocking on the door.  There is great value to be had if you like to have a punt on your club winning the NRL or AFL Premiership or your favorite player winning the Clive Churchill Medal or Brownlow Medal.  What a great season of sport we are having plus the State of Origin games between Queensland and NSW.  Who will win the series?  Also Wimbledon:  can Novak Jocavic win again or Andy Murray?   How far into Wimbledon will the Australians Tomic and Kyrios get, can they go all the way?  The Tour de France is just around the corner and not far off is our magnificent spring racing carnival with Winx trying to win back to back Cox Plates against some of the best international race horses in the world.  We are eagerly waiting on whether Michelle Payne will retire or try and win with Prince of Penzance again at this year’s Melbourne Cup.
Nov 26, 2015

Michelle Payne – Prince of Penzance – Melbourne Cup 2015

Check out what’s being auction on Sportznut’s Facebook page for “Jammin for Jenna” a charity event being held this Sunday (29 November 2015), https://www.facebook.com/events/456595921208597/ – these 2015 Michelle Payne Worn Race Pants personally hand signed by the first woman to have ridden a Melbourne Cup winner, Prince of Penzance. These pants will be beautifully framed and include images of Michelle and Prince of Penzance winning this year’s Melbourne Cup and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Many thanks to Michelle Payne for her generous personal donation of this genuine piece of Horse Racing Memorabilia. Many thanks also to Darren Weir Racing and Nanette Moulden from Saxtons Management.

Click on the link below to make a bid…don’t miss out on the fantastic and rare piece horse racing history!

https://www.facebook.com/Sportznut-Geelong-Sports-Memorabilia-Fundraising-440450085996781/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Nov 5, 2015

Melbourne Cup 2015 – “Prince of Penzance” – Jocky Michelle Payne Harv-Time Ltd Edition Print

Harv-Time Ltd Edition Print Melbourne Cup 2015 “Prince of Penzance”  – Jockey Michelle Payne and features Strapper Stevie Payne.  Artist Paul Harvey  Print size 42 cm / 30 cm.

2015 PRINCE of PENZANCE

 

Nov 8, 2014

Melbourne Cup 2014 – “Protectionist” Harv-Time Ltd Ed Print Jockey Ryan Moore

Harv-Time Ltd Edition Print Melbourne Cup 2014 “Protectionist” Jockey Ryan Moore artist Paul Harvey (Please note red Harv-Time banner will not be on the print only on Gallery  image to stop any one from copying)  Print size 42 cm / 30 cm.

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Nov 4, 2014

Bart Cummings – Melbourne Cup – Framed Collage Facsimile signature

Bart Cummings – The “Cup” King - Large  framed collage featuring images of all Bart’s 12 Melbourne Cups and Facsimile signature and plaque.  Framed as you see in gallery image, sensational piece of horse racing memorabilia.  Frame Size 80 cm x 55 cm.

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Nov 7, 2013

2013 Melbourne Cup Winner Fiorente Limited Edition Wegs World Print

Limited Edition Wegs World print celebrating Gai Waterhouse’s first Melbourne Cup win and Damien Oliver’s third.

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Oct 31, 2011

Spring Racing 2011 Memorabilia

The Spring racing carnival is well underway and to celebrate we’re releasing the following products to get you past the post first!

Put simply, she is the best… Australia’s undefeated World Champion sprinter, Black Caviar, is eclipsing all before her as she races her way into history.  Her product keep selling out so here are a couple of new ones for you…

RACING INTO HISTORY uses state of the art time-lapse photographic technology to show her in all her glory.  Each framed print is personally signed by leading trainer Peter Moody and includes a signed whip of jockey Luke Nolen.  With just 250 units available, racing fans and astute collectors should act now to secure this magnificent piece.

Call Ron on 03 5229 8007 to order these products now!

Black Caviar Time-Lapse Print

•    Personally signed by Trainer Peter Moody and Jockey Luke Nolen
•    Official licensed and endorsed by Black Caviar’s Syndicate
•    Features a jockey’s whip
•    Limited to just 250 units worldwide
•    Authenticated by A-Tag and protected by microchip
•    Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
•    Approx Frame Size: 1100 x 400mm
•    RRP $695
•    Image Attached and available from 14th of November

Black Caviar Sportsprint

•    Limited Edition to just 1,000 units
•    Includes certificate of limitation
•    800x600mm
•    RRP $199 Framed and $50 Unframed
•    Image Attached and available from 7th of November

Phar Lap “Red Terror”

•    Limited Edition to just 1,000 units
•    Includes certificate of limitation
•    800x600mm
•    RRP $50
•    Image Attached and is available now!

Apr 8, 2011

Americain 2010 Melbourne Cup

Drawing of Americain, limited edition, to celebrate 150 years of Melbourne Cup Champions.

Nov 25, 2010

The Greatest Race Never Run

The Greatest Race Never Run – What might have happened if all the Melbourne Cup Greats over the years had run in the same race. Pharlap wins, Carbine  second and Makybe Diva comes in 3rd. The artist is Brian Clinton.  An imaginative piece of Australian Horse Racing Memorabilia history to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup.

Call Ron on 52298077 to order one of these limited edition prints!

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Now available in 1.1 meter wide canvas!

Nov 9, 2010

The Greatest Melbourne Cup Winner – Pharlap Silks

PHAR Lap has claimed the title of greatest Melbourne Cup winner to mark this year’s 150th running of the great race, holding off Carbine and Makybe Diva in the Greatest Cup Never Run. In the stunning animation of the fictitious race, Big Red came from mid-field at the turn to storm home over front-runner Carbine and a fast-finishing Diva. The outcome saw the undisputed three superstars of the Melbourne Cup – and Australian racing – triumph. To celebrate Phar Laps achievement of becoming the greatest Melbourne Cup winner throughout the 150 years of the race that stops a nation, the famous Phar Lap mini silks worn by his jockey Jim Pike have been beautifully framed along with a mini version of Phar Lap crossing the line in first place in the Great Cup Never Run.

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Oct 27, 2010

Bart Cummings 150 year Melbourne Cup Celebration Wegs World Print

Limited Edition Bart Cummings Wegs World Melbourne Cup 150 celebration print.

Sep 6, 2010

150th Anniversary of the Melbourne Cup

The Greatest Race Ever Run

The pinnacle product in the 150th celebrations is the Greatest Race Never Run; leading sports and equine artist Brian Clinton has been
commissioned to paint the greatest ever 24 winners of the Melbourne Cup on the famous home straight approaching the winning post.
The names do not get any bigger; Makybe Diva, Archer, Phar Lap, Saintly and Might and Power to name but a few. The result of the
race, as judged by the VRC’s panel of 22 experts, is under lock and key and has already begun to create fierce debate.
The exposure of this program will be enormous; News Limited papers have committed to significant editorial debate and feature articles
and Channel 7 will show a state of the art virtual race as part of its cup day coverage. Lion Nathan is running a nationwide consumer
and trade promotion giving people the opportunity to share in $150,000 in prize money should their Boag’s Draught bottle top list the
three first horses over the line.

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Note that images are only artists interpretations of the quality items to be produced!

The VRC selected the greatest ever 24 winners of the Melbourne Cup in its 149 year history to date to form the greatest ever field that
would compete in The Greatest Race Never Run. The 24 horses were then handicapped by the VRC’s official handicapper Greg
Carpenter and then the VRC’s Chief Steward Terry Bailey completed an official barrier draw. The VRC’s panel of experts used this
information to select their finishing order.
Please note: This product will be dispatched on Monday prior to the Melbourne Cup and available in store on Wednesday.
The anticipation created by the media support for this program creates the opportunity for you to generate significant pre-orders.
Make sure you secure your stock as this one is sure to sell out fast!

A Champion Becomes A Legend

The Art of Bart

EQUINE EXCELLENCE – CARBINE, PHAR LAP, MAKYBE DIVA

The History of the Melbourne Cup

Phar Lap and Mabybe Diva Fine Art Prints

PHAR LAP – the most famous horse in the world at the time – won the 1930
Melbourne Cup as the shortest priced favorite in the history of the race at 8/11.
He was hidden away in Geelong before the event after an attempt was made to
shoot him, only emerging an hour before the starter let the horses go.
MAKYBE DIVA – The great mare Makybe Diva achieved what no other
horse had, becoming the first to claim three consecutive wins. Makybe Diva is
the highest stakes-earner in Australasian horse racing history, with winnings
of more than AU$14.5 million when she retired after winning the 3rd of her
successive Melbourne Cups on 1 November 2005.
Individually they are champions in their own right. Together they
are the two most iconic horses the Melbourne Cup’s rich 150 yr history.

Aug 2, 2010

Phar Lap and Makybe Diva – 150 Year Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Limited edition prints of Phar Lap and Makybe Diva to celebrate the 150th Year of the Melbourne Cup.

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Feb 19, 2010

Shocking 2009 Melbourne Cup Silks and Cap

Silks and cap personally hand signed by Corey Brown, jockey of 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking. A rare piece of Melbourne Cup memorabilia.

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Oct 31, 2009

Regal Reign – Australian Racing’s Ultimate Three-Peat

There has only ever been one triple winner of The Melbourne Cup, the race the stops a nation.

There has only ever been one triple winner of the W.S. Cox Plate, Australasia’s greatest weight for age race.

Regal Reign celebrates this magnificent triple achievements of these two outstanding thoroughbreds; Makybe Diva and Kingston Town. Both horses were born from humble beginnings, neither reaching their modest asking prices at sale and struggling to produce on the track before launching themselves into racing folklore as two of the greatest. Both are members of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

‘Regal Reign’ key details is as follows;

Celebrated two ‘three peat’ champions

Makybe Diva (Melbourne Cup) and Kingston Town (Cox Plate)

Photo finishes of each of the three races

Officially licensed by the VRC

Print size is 500mm x 700mm

Individually numbers with Certificate of authenticity

RRP $65 print only / $299 framed.

This is a great opportunity for you to secure your piece of Australian racing history. This stunning sports print is a wonderful memento that captures the extraordinary triple feat of Makybe Diva and Kingston Town.

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Aug 4, 2009

Bart Cummings Mastermind

Bart Cummings 12 time Melbourne Cup winning trainer.

Victorian Racing Club official limited edition horse racing memorabilia piece celebrating the mastermind of horse training, Bart Cumming’s amazing career achievement of 12 Melbourne Cup victories.

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Nov 5, 2008

Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup 12 Wins

Bart Cummings
The Cup’s King

He is the master, the undisputed ‘Cups King’. Just 10 days shire of his 81st birthday he has done it again; winning a 12th Melbourne Cup and recording his 250th Group 1 success. His record in the race that stops a nation is beyond peer; it’s Don Bradman and then there is Bart… as Australian icons that transcend sport and have united a country.

This is a rare opportunity for you to secure your piece of Australian sporting history. “The Cups King” & ‘’Barts Dozen’’ commemorates the extraordinary 12 Melbourne Cup’s captured by Bart Cummings; a record almost certain to never be repeated. From Light Fingers in 1965, to stars such as Let’s Elope and Saintly, and 2008 winner Viewed. This stunning lithograph and exceptional sports print are wonderful memento’s that captures the colour and excitement of each and every one of the 12 Melbourne Cups won by the King.

1. ‘The Cups King’ – Limited Edition Lithograph

· Limited to 250 units only

· Personally signed by Bart Cummings

· Features images of all 12 Melbourne Cup winners

· Details of each winner

· Includes foiled and embossed Melbourne Cup

Call Ron on 1300 NUT 007 for the price. Stocks won’t last long.

2. Bart’s Dozen – Sportsprint

· Limited to 1212 only

· Features Images of all 12 winners

· Includes foiled and embossed Melbourne Cup

Jul 16, 2008

Phar Lap and Makybe Diva – Racing Royalty

The King and Queen of Australian Horse Racing history, Phar Lap and Makybe Diva’s incredible careers are celebrated in this spectacular limited edition piece.

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Phar Lap, ‘The Red Terror’, was the ultimate people’s horse. He was a winner 37 times from 51 starts. The year 1930 was Phar Lap’s year, racing 21 times for 19 victories and two placings. The highlight of Phar Lap’s amazing seven day stretch in the spring carnival, that saw him win from a mile to two miles, was his dominant three length victory in the Melbourne Cup, as the shortest priced favourite in race history at odds of 8/11. 

In 2005, Makybe Diva defied all the odds to record her third consecutive Melbourne Cup. Immediately after the race, trainer Lee Freedman said of the achievement: “Go find the smallest child on this course, and there will be the only example of a person who will live long enough to see that again.” During the Cup presentation “The Diva” as she is affectionately known was immediately retired by owner Tony Santic.

 

In their own right Phar Lap and Makybe Diva are icons of Australian sport, together they are true ‘Racing Royalty’. For the first time ever the VRC and SEP are proud to release this strictly limited edition print to celebrate Australia’s equine royalty.

Key Product Details

  • Size: 800 x 500mm
  • 270 GSM Satin Art Stock
  • Spot UV Gloss over main image
  • Foil Heading & Cup
  • Available from the 1st of August (Horses Birthday)
  • Officially Licensed by the VRC
Jul 8, 2008

Makybe Diva – A Champion Becomes a Legend

Makybe Diva – A Champion becomes a Legend includes Images of the great mare’s 2005 Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate Victories by Makybe Diva. A true collector’s piece.

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