Incentivise, early favorite for the Cups double, could be the seventy first descendant of Carbine since 1914 to win the Melbourne Cup. Incentivise has won his last six races by an average margin of more than nine lengths.

Incentivise is a 4yo bay gelding (male) from Australia will be trained by Peter Moody, trainer of the unbeaten Black Caviar, in Melbourne.  He is sired by the stallion Shamus Award out of the dam Miss Argyle.

Incentivise Early Cups Favourite

Given that he is a stakes winner and has amassed $279,100 in career earnings, Incentivise is regarded as a racehorse with above-average ability.

On 26th Jun 2021 at Eagle Farm, Incentivise was ridden by Anthony Allen and scored his most significant win to date, getting the money in the $200,000 Tattersall’s Cup, defeating Mirage Dancer. He has proven a profitable horse for the punters over the journey. If you had backed Incentivise throughout his career you’d have achieved a 201% return on investment.

His winning margins are not dissimilar to the mighty Tulloch, pictured left, also a descendant of Carbine, who streeted his rivals in world record time in the 1957 Caulfield Cup. Despite Tulloch’s trainer Tommy Smith’s urging, his owner Mr Haley decided to bypass the Melbourne Cup, which he would have won in a canter and concentrate on adding the Queensland Derby to his record the following autumn. It is remarkable that the recent super stars of Australian racing, Makybe Diva, Winx, Black Caviar were all mares. The most notable of males was the brilliant Kingston Town who won three Cox Plates back in the 1980’s.


  1. Roy Hayle says:

    Tulloch was invincible as a three year old and would have easily won the 1957 Melbourne Cup had his owner agreed to start him. The illness that struck him down for two years may not have occurred had he remained in Melbourne to run in the cup. He resumed racing by winning the 1960 Cox Plate in the record time of 2.01 Minutes, a record that still stands today.

    1. Francis Day says:

      Secretariat, the US triple crown winner, can be traced back to Carbine. Secretariat had the largest heart measured of any horse. His 31 lengths win in the Belmont was incredible. Australian George Moore who had ridden in Britain and France claimed that Tulloch was the best horse he had ridden.

  2. Frank Edser says:

    They could never have met, Tulloch won the Caulfield Cup in 1957 and Secretariat the triple crown in 1973. You can’t compare race times either since Secretariat had raced on dirt tracks and Tulloch on turf.

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