Andrew Eddy

Andrew Eddy

Andrew Eddy joined The Age in 1987 as the junior member of the horse racing staff after a three year stint working as a general reporter at The Sun News Pictorial. His background in thoroughbred racing can be traced to his father John, who was the CEO of racing clubs in Wagga Wagga and Bendigo. Andrew was made chief racing writer of The Age in 2000 and in 2002 won the Bert Wolfe Award for best overall racing coverage. He has also won awards in the Best Feature and Best News sections.

The drenching racing needed

Andrew Eddy The many ills of horse racing's have been laid bare like never before.

Horse Racing

Autumn success vital for rising star

Cup bound: Jockey Glen Boss is all smiles as Puissance de Lune wins at Flemington.

Andrew Eddy Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Puissance De Lune is likely to follow a similar autumn path to last week's Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon.

Grey grabs Cup favouritism

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Andrew Eddy THE 2013 Melbourne Cup already has a warm favourite after imported horse Puissance De Lune gave notice that he is a stayer of rare quality when he streeted his rivals by five lengths in the group 2...

Happy tale of group 1 redemption

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Andrew Eddy ADELAIDE trainer Paul Beshara has always maintained his best horse, Happy Trails, would one day win him a good race and so it was with much delight he cheered home his $11,000 yearling purchase in...

Oh Happy day, says trainer

Happy Trails wins the Emirates for trainer Paul Beshara.

Andrew Eddy Paul Beshara has always maintained that his best horse, Happy Trails, would win a good race.

Laing again gets jump on his spring rivals

Direct Charge (right)

Andrew Eddy Trainer saddles his third two-year-old winner at Flemington spring carnival in past four years.

Timely a late withdrawal

Generuc racing

Andrew Eddy Late withdrawal of Ricky Maund-trained Timely Truce after raid on trainer's stables.

Horse Racing

Boss tips a Cup winner

Glen Boss shows his pleasure after winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Puissance De Lune.

Andrew Eddy Imported horse Puissance De Lune gives notice that he is a stayer of rare quality.

Timely Truce withdrawn after stewards raid trainer's stables

Generuc racing

Andrew Eddy Racing Victoria stewards have withdrawn the Ricky Maund-trained Timely Truce from the listed Hilton Hotel Stakes following a Saturday morning raid by stewards on the trainer's stables.

Bolt from the blue lights Dom's fire

Dom Tourneur.

Andrew Eddy Much has happened in the past seven days for jockey Dom Tourneur.

Unwanted hoop gets his chance to silence any doubters after late call-up

Eclair Suprise ridden by Dom Tourneur

Andrew Eddy MUCH has happened in the past week for jockey Dom Tourneur. He has been sacked, overlooked, reinstated and, aside from all that, ridden six winners from 19 mounts.

Horse Racing

Stakes to be a religious experience

Playing God

Andrew Eddy Always beware a new player on the scene in tough 1600-metre handicaps.

Stewards focus spotlight on horse treatment

An inquiry will open next week into a potential race-day treatment of the Conlan-trained Rekindled Interest before last month's Turnbull Stakes.

Andrew Eddy Effectiveness of Victorian racing's Compliance Assurance Team to be tested on Friday.

Hopeful Kent sets sights on Oaks bliss

Mick Kent.

Andrew Eddy Cranbourne trainer attempting to buck tradition by claiming VRC Oaks with filly having just her third start.

Racing

Green Moon rises at Flemington

Andrew Eddy, Patrick Bartley After more than half a century in racing, Lloyd Williams became the most successful owner in Melbourne Cup history with Green Moon's victory in Tuesday's $6 million nation-stopper.

Betting scandal

All eyes on Oliver, but only for his 15 minutes

Damien Oliver

Andrew Eddy IT WAS as if Damien Oliver had a spotlight on him at every turn for the first few hours at Flemington on Tuesday.

Unpretentious brightens hoop's day

Andrew Eddy Craig Williams gains some compensation for his Melbourne Cup disappointment.

Handling of betting scandal simply shameful

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Andrew Eddy Incompetence is nothing new to sports administration. In this country, racing has ebbed and flowed in its fortunes over the years depending on decisions made by men and (a handful of) women at the...

Racing

Hoof oil and water wash away the gloss

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06:  Damien Oliver looks on during 2012 Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Andrew Eddy It was as if Damien Oliver had a spotlight on him at every turn for the first few hours at Flemington on Tuesday.

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An official lack of guts adds to Oliver's disgrace

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Andrew Eddy Incompetence is nothing new to horse racing and indeed all sports administration.

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