ADAM PENGILLY 2:04pm Noel Mayfield-Smith can count on the Stradbroke Handicap as one of the select list of group 1s he has won, but the race has been anything but kind to his latest stable flagbearer Famous Seamus.
ADAM PENGILLY 1:25pm A brutally honest David Payne will put Criterion's Cox Plate ambitions on the line, claiming if his Derby hero cannot win the Hill Stakes he has no chance in Australasia's weight-for-age championship.
CHRIS ROOTS 1:35pm Sydney Shorts: They don't manage to combine too often, but Chris Waller and James McDonald are working on a remarkable 87.5 per cent strike rate for the season.
Chad Schofield’s spring carnival ambitions are in tatters after he was banned for 32 meetings for improper riding at Mornington on Wednesday.
CHRIS ROOTS The empire that Nathan Tinkler built finally crumbled on Wednesday, but went out a winner, in the city he said had "shit" on him.
CHRIS ROOTS Blake Shinn has shared a Newcastle Cup but believes Wish Come True can give him one of his own on Thursday.
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PATRICK BARTLEY 6:14pm Chad Schofield will seek the advice of his management and family before considering whether to appeal a 32-meeting ban.
John Holloway 1:14pm Gai Waterhouse and John O’Shea have the numbers at Monday’s official two-year-olds' trials on the Kensington track at Randwick, but it is Team Hawkes' three representatives which will command most attention on the day.
MAX PRESNELL 12:35pm Hopefully her Tramway acceleration, unlike the mountain-goat look, remains with Lucia Valentina on Saturday at Randwick.
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PATRICK BARTLEY Leading jockey Chad Schofield has been outed for 32 meetings after being found guilty of improper riding after Wednesday’s Mornington race meeting.
PATRICK BARTLEY Former Australian jockey Zac Purton is 'mystified' Melbourne Cup mount Admire Rakti was allotted top weight of 58 kilograms in this years Melbourne Cup.
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PATRICK BARTLEY Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter described this year's $6.2 million Melbourne Cup a race of opportunity for not only horse but rider.
ADAM PENGILLY Gai Waterhouse described early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer's handicap as "quite a bit of pudding" as Australia's greatest race desperately seeks the emergence of another star.
PATRICK BARTLEY Dermot Weld is still a chance to have a runner in the Melbourne Cup.
PATRICK BARTLEY Dermot Weld still a chance to have a runner in the Melbourne Cup.
ADAM PENGILLY Japan's Admire Rakti has been slugged with the Melbourne Cup top weight of 58kg after handicaps were released for the world's richest handicap on Tuesday morning.
ADAM PENGILLY The clock's ticking until Nathan Tinkler sells off his entire racing empire and one of his most sought-after gallopers can leave with a parting gift where it all began for the embattled mining magnate.
Patrick Bartley and Jim McGrath The shock withdrawal of two high-profile international Melbourne Cup contenders is, according to Racing Victoria international recruiter Leigh Jordon, just part of the attrition rate that happens each year.
ADAM PENGILLY If bookmakers are to be believed, Chris Waller or Team Hawkes have a mortgage on the Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan - they just don't know with which horse.
ADAM PENGILLY Nash Rawiller jetted out of Sydney on Monday bound for Hong Kong, telling high-profile Australian connections he is still available to ride later in the spring carnival.
TAMMY MILLS A woman has died after falling from a horse at the Cranbourne race track.
CHRIS ROOTS The most elite racing school in the world will be based in Australia for the next six months as the Darley Flying Start class of 2015 takes the next step in its development.
Jim McGrath The chances of the Queen sending her fine staying mare Estimate to the Emirates Melbourne Cup have all but been extinguished.
CHRIS ROOTS There is a difference between youth and experience in the James and Bart Cummings partnership, which has its first group 1 after Hallowed Crown won the Golden Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.
CHRIS ROOTS There remains the chance a Melbourne Cup hope may be balloted out of contention before getting to Australia only nine weeks out from the first Tuesday in November.
CHRIS ROOTS Godolphin stable jockey Kerrin McEvoy is enjoying the opportunity to take outside rides and build connections under the new structure at the racing giant.
PATRICK BARTLEY While David Hayes is understandably flattered that his imported stayer Spillway is now one of the favourites for next month’s Caulfield Cup the trainer is now hoping that a change of program for the horse may secure him a start in one of Australia’s most important handicaps.
The master’s touch was a feature of Saturday’s outstanding Rosehill Gardens meeting. Sure there were other highlights, like the Hugh Bowman treble with the rider using that exquisite long rein, sunshine and a good surface under the circumstances.
Trainer Peter Moody holds the group1 trumps on Saturday with Bring Me The Maid at Rosehill Gardens and Dissident in Flemington’s Makybe Diva Stakes.
The major football codes will crown their champions in the next month, but for Australia's ultimate sportsman, look no further than Jimmy Cassidy.
Australian racing has never been more pure. Mind you that's on a low base and perhaps a good scandal, like a champion racehorse, is needed to awaken public awareness.
Planned changes to the autumn to accommodate a move of The Championships into the first two weeks of April have once again caused dramas between power states NSW and Victoria.
The boom on promising Almalad and Sarajevo will be tested by the fitness of Nostradamus in the Run To the Rose at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.