Blue Diamond Stakes

Horse Racing

Earthquake the favourite for Blue Diamond Stakes after impressing in Prelude

Andrew Garvey Timekeeper cannot separate unbeaten Sydney two-year-olds Rubick and Earthquake.

Horse Racing

Jockey Brenton Avdulla chases second group 1 win in a week in Blue Diamond Stakes

Brenton Avdulla

Patrick Bartley Former Victorian apprentice and trainer Gerald Ryan will put final touches to Rubick.

Horse Racing

Mark Kavanagh makes gear changes for Chivalry in Blue Diamond Stakes

Chivalry and Marc Murphy.

Patrick Bartley Mark Kavanagh has waited until just days before Chivalry faces his most important race challenge to announce a critical number of gear changes for the colt.

Horse Racing

Mohave joins Earthquake as Darley's contenders for the Blue Diamond Stakes

Mohave

Andrew Garvey Giant Darley operation shows it will have more than one serious chance in the race.

Horse Racing

Injury puts Kerrin McEvoy in doubt for Blue Diamond Stakes

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy

Michael Sharkie The Blue Diamond Stakes has seen yet another twist with the ride on second favourite Earthquake potentially up for grabs if scans show jockey Kerrin McEvoy has sustained serious knee damage in a fall...

Horse Racing

Mark Kavanagh targets Blue Diamond Stakes with Chivalry

Andrew Garvey Chivalry overcomes a troubled passage in running to win the Moonee Valley Plate.

Horse racing

Beluga Caviar poised for Flemington debut

Beluga Caviar as a yearling.

A colt from one of best families in the Australian Stud Book is due to get his first chance to make his own racetrack impact on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Trainer Ross McDonald in critical condition after heart surgery

Ross McDonald with Weekend Hussler.

Laura Banks Caulfield trainer Ross McDonald is in intensive care after complications during major heart surgery on Monday.

Horse racing

Kushadasi wins SA Derby for Richard Jolly

South Australian three-year-old Kushadasi has claimed his home town Derby in a desperate finish, edging out Victorian filly Scratchy Bottom.

Horse racing

Sidestep out of Brisbane winter carnival

Sidestep, a group 2 winner for Darley during The Championships, has been ruled out of the Brisbane winter carnival.

Horse racing

Dwayne Dunn finally reunited with Gregers for shot at Goodwood

Brad Waters Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday's group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville.

Dwayne Dunn hopes for winning comeback on Gregers

Smart filly Gregers takes on the older sprinters in Saturday's Goodwood.

Brad Waters Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday's group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville.

Horse Racing

Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88

Manikato with Trainer Bob Hoysted in 1979.

Patrick Bartley Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88

Horse Racing

Fiorente is poetry in motion in winning return to racing

Fiorente

Patrick Bartley Much-heralded return of Fiorente turns out to everyone's satisfaction with a narrow, yet gritty win.

Horse Racing

Earthquake gives Snowden team another Blue Diamond

Earthquake

Patrick Bartley Darley filly remains unbeaten in three starts with a dominant Blue Diamond Stakes win at Caulfield.

Horse Racing

Return of stars Miracles Of Life, Fawkner set to bolster Flemington meeting

Miracles Of Life.

Patrick Bartley There will be plenty of interest in support card if Miracles Of Life and Fawkner make their autumn returns.

Bloodlines

Big studs back Melbourne Premier yearling sale with strong drafts

Dink

John Holloway Following the enormous success of last week's Magic Millions sale in Perth, the momentum is expected to continue at the Inglis Premier sale at Oaklands in Melbourne on Sunday.

Black Opal Stakes

Trainer says Headwater Country can cause an Opal boilover

Liam Birchley

David Polkinghorne Brisbane trainer Liam Birchley thinks Headwater Country's last start should be forgotten.

Black Opal Stakes 2014 at Thoroughbred Park Canberra

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Horse Racing

Searing heat forces change of timing for big race day at Caulfield

A generic heat wave.

Patrick Bartley With soaring temperatures predicted for Melbourne on Saturday, Racing Victoria officials have rescheduled the strong Caulfield meeting by starting the opening race at 11am.