Hawkes chasing another couple of group 1s

Ready to shine: Star Turn is in great shape to take on the best in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Team Hawkes started the spring with a sprinter, a miler and a couple of stayers looking for group 1 glory, they have already banked the Caulfield Guineas with Divine Prophet and will look to add a Victoria Derby and Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Racing minister defends Weir as locals claim he's ruining beaches

One of Darren Weir's horses training on the beach.

Racing Minister Martin Pakula has sprung to the defense of Warrnambool-based trainer Darren Weir, following claims by internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Shane Howard that Weir and his training operation were ruining local beaches.

Cummings No.4 chasing Derby win

16042016. Sydney Races. Jockey Glyn Schofield rides Prized Icon to win race 5, The Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes, ...

It is one of Australia's oldest races set to be won by a fourth generation trainer from the country's most famous racing family - but James Cummings won't dwell on the significance of a history-making Victoria Derby assault.

Legendary trainer saw the lack of stayers coming

Bart Cummings predicted the current dearth of stayers in Australia.

 Anthony Cummings, the son of Australia's greatest horse trainer Bart Cummings, said his father predicted the current downturn of staying horses in Australia decades ago, fearing some owners and trainers were unprepared to be patient enough to wait for a distance racehorse.