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Adam Pengilly 7:41 PM You have bought a horse specifically for the spring majors in Melbourne, but Europe's most prestigious race is calling. The horse is already there. No quarantine, no exhausting travel and no worries. Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe, anyone?
Adam Pengilly It was just a grin. Just a little sign from a man notorious for a poker face that everything was in tip-top shape.
Michael Lynch 6:53 PM Caulfield trainer Mick Price and his regular rider, Craig Newitt, capped off a tremendous 24 hours together when their grey colt Moonovermanhattan galloped towards the top of the VRC Derby market.
Chris Roots Mick Price has warned Lankan Rupee will only improve following his Manikato Stakes win on Friday night. But several of the vanquished runners were left licking their wounds.
Matt Jones 7:41 PM A shattered Blake Shinn feels like he's "let a lot of people down" following his suspension at Rosehill on Saturday which cost him his Melbourne Cup ride on Junoob.
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Max Presnell 6:15 PM Basically the Cox Plate was par for the Moonee Valley course this year, just another joust by man on horse for supremacy.
Chris Roots 5:44 PM When one of breeder John Muir's good mates came over to see his Easter sale draft a couple of years, it started a path to the peak of racing in the Victoria Derby with Hampton Court at Flemington on Saturday.
Adam Pengilly, Chris Roots 5:15 PM John O'Shea has confirmed Earthquake will have a crucial gear change when she takes on the boys in the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Saturday.
David Polkinghorne 5:03 PM Defence Force Cup win means Al Ahmar has more cups in his sights.
Adam Pengilly 4:58 PM Melbourne Cup fanatics OTI Racing has not given up hope of having five runners in the Melbourne Cup as an updated order of entry is released on Monday.
Jim Bourke 4:41 PM The Cox Plate has outgrown Moonee Valley, and it’s time for it to move to Flemington.
Adam Pengilly 3:41 PM If not for the Japanese ending a near decade-long absence from these shores, Donna Logan would probably be home in New Zealand now as a Caulfield Cup winner with a horse which was unraced a year ago.
John Stensholt 3:14 PM The racing industry in Victoria is expecting a betting turnover bonanza over the spring carnival following encouraging early season figures that indicate a surge in betting on thoroughbreds.
Tim Habel 2:53 PM How they ran on Saturday, and where to now for the spring stars.
Adam Pengilly 1:47 PM He has won a Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and a Victoria Derby, but Michael Rodd concedes he might be down to his last roll of the spring carnival dice just as the Flemington carnival warms up.
Chris Roots and Andrew Garvey 9:56 PM Victory on Prince of Penzance in the Moonee Valley Cup was bitter-sweet for Michelle Payne.
Michael Lynch Irish maestro Aidan O'Brien became the first European raider to win the Cox Plate when Adelaide flashed home to claim glory.