Efficient

Efficient earns a start in Cox Plate

A capacity field will start in the $3 million Cox Plate at Melbourne's Moonee Valley racecourse on Saturday.

Josh Parr will be on board Cluster at Rosehill after his suspension was cut to one meeting

Penalty reduced: Josh Parr and Cluster, pictured here scoring at Rosehill last month, are set to reunite after the jockey's four-meeting suspension was reduced.

Chris Roots Josh Parr will continue his association with promising four-year-old Cluster at Rosehill after having a three-meeting suspension for going to too slow varied to a single meeting and a $2000 by the...

Our Voodoo Prince next in line to become Chris Waller's cups king

Cups hope: Our Voodoo Prince wins the Easter Cup at Caulfield in April.

Chris Roots It is not in the Chris Waller international system to buy superstars from Europe but in Our Voodoo Prince they might have lucked on what could be a highest profile horse for the spring.

Irish trainer to try again for Cox Plate win

Set to return to Melbourne: Aidan O'Brien.

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.

Horseracing

Chris Waller's trio has stranglehold on Flemington staying feature

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Royal Randwick on Saturday is again top heavy with Chris Waller and, hopefully, not too much dew, a recent problem producing a damp impact, despite a remarkably warm winter.

Robbie Waterhouse in awe of Lloyd Williams' trophy cabinet after clean sweep of majors

The boss: Lloyd Williams and Green Moon.

Chris Roots Lloyd Williams might not have a trainer's licence, but form student and bookmaker Robbie Waterhouse has declared him the “the best trainer of stayers in the world” after a remarkable past year.

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Horse Racing

Don't mess with the Derby

Victoria Derby Day 2012

Michael Lynch Here are some eternal truths about the Melbourne Spring carnival: the weather will be changeable; the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate will be labelled "the worst ever"; the Melbourne Cup will be...

Horse racing

Derby winner must beat pain barrier

Glenn Robertson-Smith

Glenn Robertson-Smith The Victoria Derby is a true classic race and a genuine test of the young thoroughbred.

Horse racing

Simenon is safe in Cup

Simenon

Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch The owners of Simenon were relieved to hear that their tough stayer had moved up to No.22.

Horse Racing

Steady hand

Craig Newitt at home with wife Karli and their boys

Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.

Horse Racing

Enigmatic Williams rides his own race

 Lloyd Williams.

Andrew Webster Lloyd Williams is very much in control, even without a licence.

Melbourne Cup 2013: Fiorente deserves to be favourite

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Surely the baton of band leader Lloyd Williams will dictate tempo through his sextet for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

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Horse Racing

Fawkner my favourite: Lloyd Williams

Nicholas Hall guides Fawkner to victory in the Caulfield Cup.

Patrick Bartley Lloyd Williams nominates Fawkner as the horse he would most like to win.

Horse Racing

Tempo may not be sexy, but it will decide who wins

Patrick Bartley

Patrick Bartley The one constant in the Cup is that the jockey who judges the pace best is often the winner.

Racing

Melbourne Cup 2013: Lloyd Williams, the enigma holding the reins

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster If you think it's difficult to lay eyes on Lloyd Williams, to see if the man is more than just a voice, it's even harder to pigeonhole him.

Horse Racing

Michael Rodd steers Vatican to win in Doveton Stakes at Caulfield races

All the way: Michael Rodd steers Vatican to the line in the Doveton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Sometimes it takes a while to pay someone back. Jockey Michael Rodd knows this.

Horse racing

Lune's Turnbull poser

Puissance de Lune

Patrick Bartley Long-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune is first emergency for the Turnbull.

Horseracing

Williams wheels out his big staying guns on two fronts

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Obviously Lloyd Williams, Australia's most prolific collector of European thoroughbreds, is sending his “B” team to Sydney, but, headed by Seville in The Metropolitan, they promise to...

Patrick Hogan sheds a tear as champion sire Zabeel ends stellar stud career

Zabeel

Aidan Rodley Patrick Hogan proudly recalled the amazing feats that distinguished Zabeel's stud career and stoically announced that the stallion was bowing out at the top.

Horseracing

New service allows punters to choose level of risk for their bets

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Obviously the mention of David Walsh and Zeljko Ranogajec - once the "J" on pronunciation grounds and now identified as the "Z" - with a profit line surpassing any other horse players stimulates...