Moonee Valley Cup
Michael Sharkie Trainer Mick Kent will use Friday night's meeting as the fork in the road for Backbone and You Think So.
Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria's Greg Carpenter believes some high-class entries will miss out.
Chris Roots, Aidan Rodley THE bookmakers say the Cups King is making up the numbers in the Melbourne Cup, but Bart Cummings is "as confident as ever'' with Sanagas and Precedence heading towards Tuesday.
Michael Lynch Some trainers run horses only where they can win, then there's Alain de Royer Dupre.
Need a big-priced First Four or Quaddie to get you out of a hole this Spring Carnival? The Roughies are back to put some value into your punting.
Kyle Mackey-Laws The richest race in the world over 2400 metres - the Caulfield Cup - is shaping up as another classic between the local horses and the international raiders.
Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote has won two group 1s but he would be first to admit his best horse still has a duck next to his name at the highest level.
Andrew Eddy Trainer Ciaron Maher yet another trainer looking for a Melbourne Cup penalty for his hope.
The big "if" comes into play with the potentially outstanding Pierro, the great mare More Joyous and the likely improver Proisir in today's Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, hopefully not torn up by last...
Leading trainers Wayne Hawkes and Leon Corstens, and jockey Michael Rodd give you the lowdown on their runners on Cox Plate day.
The Moonee Valley Cup is a really intriguing race with a handful of genuine chances.
Andrew Eddy Emerging horse could yet mix it with the best local and international stayers this spring.
Will Brodie One of the most open Cox Plates in memory is the highlight of the card as the spring racing carnival hits top gear at Moonee Valley.
Andrew Eddy THREE-TIME Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams holds the key to the make-up of next Tuesday's field as he could either add to or subtract from his team over this week.
Andrew Eddy THREE high-profile internationals are in danger of being excluded from tomorrow week's Melbourne Cup field after connections of several local hopes yesterday opted to continue their Cup dreams.
Odds and Sods
Andrew Eddy Galileo's Choice unharmed from a riderless two-lap canter of the Werribee quarantine centre.
Chris Roots, Michael Sharkie Bob Ingham has paid tribute to his long-term jockey at Crown Lodge, Darren Beadman, after he announced his retirement on Sunday.
Patrick Bartley The weight of money this week is suggesting the Caulfield Cup will leave Australia.
Michael Lynch The Lloyd Williams stable’s Cups prospects leapt dramatically early on Saturday with a two state double, Mourayan taking out the Group Three Craven Plate at Randwick and Tanby scoring a narrow...
Patrick Bartley, Sydney Former English stayer Glencadam Gold gives trainer genuine chance of winning Melbourne Cup.