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Horse racing slows despite News Corp cheer squads

News Corp has predictably come out hard against falling enthusiasm in horse racing.

Jockey Craig Williams holds the Melbourne Cup. (Image: AAP/James Ross)

The race that briefly slowed the nation

Tuesday’s Melbourne cup crowd was the lowest since 1995. Gambling was also down, as was TV viewing.

News Corp bets big on the gambling game

With heavy stakes in the gambling industry, News Corp is hellbent on separating Melbourne Cup punters from their hard-earned cash.

The Melbourne Cup trophy (Image: AAP/Vince Caligiuri)

Change will come to the Melbourne Cup

Crikey readers on horse racing in Australia and the pitfalls of call-out culture.

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What will it take for Australia to stop supporting the Melbourne Cup?

Each year, thousands of racehorses are killed in abattoirs. As a nation, we cannot justify this cruelty.

Promotions for The Everest light up the Sydney Opera House in 2018. (Image: AAP/Brendan Esposito)

Priming Everest

The Everest is on the front page of Australia's major papers for the second year running. And there isn't even an Opera House-sized controversy to fuel the coverage this time around...

Track staff erect a screen after The CliffsofMoher was injured. Image credit: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

How newsworthy is a horse killed at the Melbourne Cup?

Not very, according to the vast majority of media outlets.

Will Ten’s $100m Melbourne Cup gamble pay off?

Ten has put a lot on the line to reclaim Melbourne Cup broadcast rights. But with a steadily sliding audience, it's going to be a hard race.

Scott Morrison continues ‘normal bloke’ media tour

The "make Scott Morrison relatable" media tour continues, with a series of friendly, soft-ball interviews.

China bans ABC websites, but still claims its internet is ‘fully open’

The ABC has had its websites and apps blocked in China, with the Chinese government stating that the country's rights "shall be maintained towards some overseas websites violating China's laws and regulations".