A capacity field will start in the $3 million Cox Plate at Melbourne's Moonee Valley racecourse on Saturday.
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...
Glenn Robertson-Smith The Victoria Derby is a true classic race and a genuine test of the young thoroughbred.
Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch The owners of Simenon were relieved to hear that their tough stayer had moved up to No.22.
Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.
Andrew Webster Lloyd Williams is very much in control, even without a licence.
Max Presnell Surely the baton of band leader Lloyd Williams will dictate tempo through his sextet for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.
Patrick Bartley Lloyd Williams nominates Fawkner as the horse he would most like to win.
Patrick Bartley The one constant in the Cup is that the jockey who judges the pace best is often the winner.
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.
Roots 'n' All
Chris Roots Melbourne Cup day to Lloyd Williams would be like Christmas Day for Santa Claus – the one day you work towards all year.
Chris Roots Melbourne Cup day to Lloyd Williams would be like Christmas Day for Santa Claus.
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.
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.
Glenn Robertson-Smith There's a big difference between the make-up of stayers and sprinters.
Patrick Bartley Long-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune is first emergency for the Turnbull.
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...
Michael Lynch Leading Light wins the oldest English Classic race, the 2900 metre St Leger at Doncaster.
Michael Lynch For years the critics have argued that the 2500 metres of the Victoria Derby is too far.
Andrew Harding Racing integrity commissioner Sal Perna last week released the report into race fixing.