Turnbull Stakes

Horse Racing

Cup winner out of Turnbull Stakes; Cup favourite in

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.


Happy Trails takes out Turnbull Stakes

Happy Trails

South Australian galloper Happy Trails has upset a host of Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup hopefuls in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington.

Five reasons why December Draw can win the Turnbull Stakes

December Draw

Michael Sharkie The Turnbull Stakes is always a crucial race as far as the spring majors are concerned.

Horse Racing

Green Moon salutes in Turnbull Stakes

Green Moon

Michael Sharkie European import Green Moon confirmed his place as the leading locally trained Melbourne Cup seed when he defied a horrid wide run to win the Turnbull Stakes.

Horse racing

Waller trio faces uphill task in Ranvet to remember

Chris Wallers' horse.

Chris Roots Chris Waller takes on the big guns in the Ranvet with three runners - last year's winner Foreteller, Hawkspur and Moriarty.


It's the Waller and Williams show


David Polkinghorne Who's the best bet on Caulfield Cup day?


Kiwi mare will test Waller's gang of four

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Negatives loom with Hawkspur in Saturday's $2.5 million Caulfield Cup but the positives are Chris Waller and Jim Cassidy, not necessarily in that order.

Horse racing

The Saturday Age racing experts' quaddie

Racing quaddie.

Chiaramonte, with blinkers off is top pick as there doesn't appear to be another high-speed horse.

Horse racing

Race day: The Caulfield Cup

Ray Huxley - race day

Ray Huxley Jim Cassidy knows better than most that a bit of luck is what wins most Caulfield Cups.


Fiorente primed, but Atlantic Jewel still favourite

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01:  Fiorente from the Gai Waterhouse stable enjoys a swim in the pool at Flemington Racecourse on October 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse has Fiorente locked in and ready to fire in the Cox Plate as his rivals have weather, track and jockey concerns before heading to Moonee Valley on Saturday.

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Williams on course for the big three

Grandera is just one of two horses who were either trained overseas or began their racing careers overseas to have gained a placing in the Cox Plate over the last 20 years.

Patrick Bartley During the next weekend, all the overseas horses will go missing.

Horse Racing

Team player gives Gai pretext for ride

Jockey Blake Shinn.

Chris Roots Text message to Gai Waterhouse gets Blake Shinn Cox Plate ride on Fiorente.

Horse racing

Blake Shinn's text appeal wins the day for Fiorente ride

Blake Shinn

Chris Roots Gai, I'm a multiple group-winning jockey at Moonee Valley. I know exactly what your horse needs from the barriers and I'm a team member, I'm part of your team.

Horse Racing

Melham out for 10 meetings

Patrick Bartley Ben Melham joins growing list of top jockeys to be sidelined from major spring fixtures.


Melham must cool heels as stewards continue crackdown

Ben Melham

Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch Ben Melham has joined the growing list of top jockeys sidelined after he was outed by Racing Victoria stewards at the Geelong Cup meeting.

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Big ones the cherry on top for Puissance De Lune and Ryan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11: (NO ADVERTISING, MARKETING OR OTHER COMMERCIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT REQUIRED) In this handout image provided by Cycling Australia, Jayco founder Gerry Ryan (L) and Cycling Australia President Klaus Mueller (R) made the presentation of the Sir Hubert Opperman Medal to Cadel Evans at the Australian Cyclist of the Year awards, at the Ivy Room on November 11, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cycling Australia/Regallo via Getty Images)

Chris Roots Gerry Ryan has achieved what he intended with Puissance De Lune, so the next couple of weeks could be a great bonus.

Lloyd Williams out to continue rout with three-horse force in Cox Plate

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell The bump to Green Moon in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley last year looked more of an Olivia Newton-John love tap, but had the effect of a Sam Burgess crash tackle with a follow-up appendage assault.

Shamus Award in Cox Plate boilover

Chad Schofield riding Shamus Award celebrates winning the Sportingbet Cox Plate during Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Horse Racing

What happens next?

Chad  Schofield (far right) heads to the first bend on Shamus Award in the Cox Plate on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley What did the Cox Plate reveal about the runners and their next mission?

Horse Racing

Boss takes a risk on Jet Away for Cup

Glen Boss after winning the 2005 Melbourne Cup on Makybe Diva.

Patrick Bartley Jockey admits this year he is rolling the dice on making Australia's premier handicap.