Patrick Bartley Victoria Derby winner Polanski's racing career is over after being injured during the group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.
Chris Roots Tom Berry believes Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente is ready to take the autumn by storm, despite running second to stablemate Glencadam Gold in a 1300-metre barrier trial at Randwick on Friday.
Chris Roots Michael Moroney had been hunting Voleuse De Coeurs for a couple of years before landing the $1.7 million deal to buy her.
Michael Sharkie Gai Waterhouse was at her gregarious best at Werribee this morning despite wet and wintry conditions, labeling Cox Plate third favourite Fiorente a better chance of winning the Melbourne Cup than...
Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse will try to win the Cox Plate with Fiorente but leans towards the Melbourne Cup as his better chance to win a big race.
Patrick Bartley Long-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune will be scratched from this year's race after injuring itself in Saturday's Cox Plate.
Michael Sharkie Key absentees are Glencadam Gold, Manighar and It's A Dundeel
Andrew Webster As you drive from Melbourne Airport towards the city, there's an enormous billboard stretching across the Tullamarine Freeway that cannot be missed.
English stayer Mount Athos needs only to draw a good barrier to challenge Fiorente for Melbourne Cup favouritism.
Tim Habel English horse Ruscello has ruined the Melbourne Cup dreams of several hopefuls with his all-the-way win in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington.
Ian Carnaby The appearance in the Melbourne Cup of a mare owned and bred by His Highness Aga Khan represents a notable coup for Racing Victoria.
Max Presnell Surely the baton of band leader Lloyd Williams will dictate tempo through his sextet for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.
Michael Lynch When Victoria Derby-winning jockey Hugh Bowman was saluting the success of battling trainer Robbie Laing the day after Polanski's big-race win on Saturday, he made another point.
Patrick Bartley This time last year, against a groundswell of disapproval, Damien Oliver managed to ride in the Melbourne Cup.
Adam Pengilly If the cards had fallen slightly another way, James McDonald might have been riding this year's Melbourne Cup favourite.
Horses training, ladies lunching and a parade on the eve of The Race that stops a Nation.
Kyle Mackey-Laws When it comes to the Melbourne Cup, as a collective group of gamblers, we suck. Big time.
Tony Wright Tom Waterhouse wasn't happy. Why, he'd been refused a nice big Melbourne Cup bet on his own mum's horse.
All the colour and action from Flemington.
Caryl Williamson The ambulance has literally beaten the favourite home in a distance race at Flemington with jockey Nash Rawiller forced to struggle with a slipping saddle and ride without irons (stirrups) aboard...