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.
Derby Day is here and we've scoured Fairfax's archive for some of the great moments from past Victoria Derbies. Selected images available from www.fairfaxsyndication.com.
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.
Chris Roots John O'Shea finally got off the mark in Sydney with Godolphin's new blue colours on Wednesday and has set his sights on Sarajevo running his way in to the Golden Rose this weekend.
Chris Roots Irish master trainer Aidan O'Brien could return to Melbourne this spring after nominating classy three-year-old Adelaide for the Cox Plate.
Jesse Hogan Four months after having 15 of her ribs crushed when her mount rolled over her in an accident, jockey Clare Lindop is rapt to be back racing - but stresses many peers fare worse than she has.
Adam Pengilly Big Money, only a four-day old foal when his mother died of a snake bite protecting her progeny, did what Lyn's Money couldn't after creating history for champion jockey Robert Thompson in Grafton's...
Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse has returned from Europe hoping she has found the next Fiorente in Royal Ascot placegetter Cafe Society or French buy Pornichet, which will give her a first runner in the US in...
Chris Roots Con Karakatsanis has taken to rebuilding his training career brick by brick after a public fall on racing's biggest stage.
Max Presnell During his youth the first Mick Dittman tipping service operated from the fork of a tree on the Gold Coast.
Andrew Garvey As far as the training fraternity was concerned it was a day of doubles at Flemington, with David Hayes, Leon Corstens and Peter Moody all enjoying multiple wins.
Max Presnell Don’t upset Mark Latham, the racing enthusiast.
Chris Roots The past three months have been the toughest of Tommy Berry's life but they have been defining in his riding career.
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.