Patrick Bartley Robbie Laing-trained three-year-old injured during group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.
Michael Lynch For punters, classic races – in theory – should be the easiest to sort out. But there is one race that quite often proves the exception - the Victoria Derby.
Chris Roots Hugh Bowman is a visitor to Melbourne but in Polanski he has the best hometown chance in the Victoria Derby.
Chris Roots John O'Shea has been building towards Saturday's Victoria Derby since May and his charge, Savvy Nature, has soared into favouritism after the barrier draw for the classic.
Ray Huxley There is no worse barrier for a horse to draw wide in this country than the 2500-metre start at Flemington.
Bargain-buy Polanski has confirmed his superior staying ability to win the 1.5 million dollar Victoria Derby.
Patrick Bartley EXPERIENCED horseman Murray Baker found it hard to contain his joy after he uncovered the new Victoria Derby favourite It's A Dundeel, with the three-year-old putting up a stunning performance to win...
The Victoria Derby. It's not all black and white.
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Caryl Williamson Victoria Derby ANTHONY CUMMINGS' gamble in running Fiveandahalfstar in the Victoria Derby has paid the highest dividend: victory in a race he has dreamed of winning most of his life.
Mathew Toogood Canberra apprentice Kayla Nisbet had a welcome return to city racing on Wednesday.
Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.
Chris Roots NSW Derby favourite Bling It On has had an adventurous past couple of weeks, escaping the bushfires in Victoria before winning a heat at Menangle last week.
Chris Roots Anthony Cummings cannot believe the $12 available for Victoria Derby placegetter and first-up winner Thunder Fantasy in Saturday's Australian Guineas at Flemington.
Max Presnell A clean break at the start, particularly for Rubick and Chivalry, holds the key in what promises to be a blistering Blue Diamond at Caulfield on Saturday.
Andrew Garvey Moment Of Change is now unbeaten in four runs at Caulfield over 1400 metres.
Patrick Bartley Victoria Derby winner Polanski's racing career is over after being injured during the group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell Once upon a time the Boban form lapse would have been deemed running weight off a top-liner for the Doncaster by placing him in unsuitable races.
Patrick Bartley Leading owner David Moodie will decide on Tuesday whether Solicit starts in Saturday's Guineas.
Chris Roots David Payne takes a couple of colts at different ends of the experience spectrum to Saturday's Australian Guineas at Flemington hoping they can prove themselves at the top level.
Chris Roots Peter Snowden has Blue Diamond favourite Earthquake, the talented Knoydart and star filly Guelph taking to the tracks on Saturday, but he is still hurting from the loss of Complacent for the autumn...