Caulfield Stakes

Horse Racing

It's A Dundeel out of Caulfield Stakes

It's A Dundeel will miss Saturday's Caulfield Stakes and another clash with Atlantic Jewel, with trainer Murray Baker admitting they had lost the battle with a hoof abscess.

Horseracing

Chris Waller backs Foreteller for Caulfield Stakes boilover

Foreteller

Chris Roots Chris Waller believes Foreteller is in the right race; he does not see the Caulfield Stakes as a benefit for star mare Atlantic Jewel.

Racing

Bart Cummings' main Melbourne man Joe Agresta reflects on a wild ride

Trainer Bart Cummings with his long-time track rider Joe Agresta.

Chris Roots After 34 years, Joe Agresta can't bring himself to phone "the boss" after resigning as the Flemington trackwork rider for Bart and James Cummings last week.

Horse Racing

Atlantic Jewel's bubble bursts

It's a Dundeel defeats Atlantic Jewel

Michael Lynch The Atlantic Jewel bubble burst in agonisingly narrow fashion at Caulfield on Saturday when Kiwi raider Its a Dundeel ran her down in the shadows of the post to score a brilliant victory in the Group...

Mr O'Ceirin boosts trainer and seals his place in Caulfield Cup

Michael Lynch Young trainer Ciaron Maher's star has been on a gradual upward curve for the past half-dozen years - and his career could get a massive boost over the next month through the exploits of a galloper...

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Horseracing

Atlantic Jewel's soft wins pave way to loss

Atlantic Jewel

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh says the downfall of his outstanding mare Atlantic Jewel could be put down to her two soft victories since returning from 18 months on the sidelines.

Horse Racing

Loss to help Jewel harden up

Upset: It's A Dundeel (left) collars Atlantic Jewel to win the Underwood Stakes on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh believes downfall of mare could be due to two soft victories.

Horse racing

Cup throws Strait a curve ball

Glen Boss Tuscan Fire

Michael Lynch Getting a start in one of Australian racing's major handicaps is hard enough, let along winning.

Horse Racing

Cup winner out of Turnbull Stakes; Cup favourite in

Lloyd Williams with 2012 Melbourne cup winner Green Moon at Macedon.

Michael Sharkie The withdrawal of several Lloyd Williams horses, including 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, enables 2013 favourite Puissance De Lune into the Turnbull Stakes field.

Horse racing

Sea Moon's Cup bid on the line

Lloyd Williams

Patrick Bartley Since Sea Moon arrived in Australia, his strong racing profile in the UK has been the talking point for analysts.

Horseracing

Black Caviar tops world's best racehorse rankings

Black Caviar

Chris Roots After playing second fiddle to Frankel for the previous two years, Black Caviar has topped the rankings for the world's best racehorse for 2013 released in Paris on Thursday.

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Horseracing

Black Caviar tops world's best racehorse rankings with Treve

Black Caviar.

Chris Roots Black Caviar has topped the World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2013.

Horseracing

Honorius earns shot at easier targets

Honorius

Adam Pengilly David Payne will put his group 1 ambitions with Honorius on ice in the short term after the four-year-old hung on to win his first black-type race, in the Craven Plate at Randwick on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Stewards to cast eye on Dundeel over injury fears

It's A Dundeel walks off the track after a trackwork session at Flemington on October 1.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards will inspect Cox Plate second favourite It's A Dundeel on Monday.

Horse Racing

Where there's a will, there's a way

Lloyd Williams with Green Moon.

Patrick Bartley Lloyd Williams could boast up to a quarter of the cup runners.

Horseracing

It's A Dundeel in doubt for Jewel rematch

It's a Dundeel defeats  Atlantic Jewel.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards will inspect heavily supported Cox Plate second favourite It's A Dundeel on Monday following the four-year-old's ongoing battle with a mystery leg abscess.

Racing

Rawiller on outer as Oliver looks set to take over on Fiorente

(Far left) Nash Rawiller riding Fiorente.

Patrick Bartley Damien Oliver will replace Sydney's leading jockey Nash Rawiller on Melbourne Cup favourite Fiorente in the Cox Plate and the Cup, a switch expected to be confirmed on Monday.

Horse Racing

It's A Dundeel injury concerns subside as abscess breaks

It's A Dundeel walks off the track after a trackwork session at Flemington on October 1.

Michael Sharkie The fitness cloud hanging over leading Cox Plate contender It's A Dundeel is clearing with news that the hoof abscess that has plagued the horse for a week has finally burst this morning.

Horse Racing

Time short for Dundeel

Patrick Bartley Cox Plate hopeful It's A Dundeel still far from certain to contest Caulfield Stakes.

Horse Racing

Kavanagh may alter Cool plans

Super Cool

Patrick Bartley Trainer to seriously consider having two-pronged attack in depleted group 1 Caulfield Stakes.