A capacity field will start in the $3 million Cox Plate at Melbourne's Moonee Valley racecourse on Saturday.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Lynch Sometimes it takes a while to pay someone back. Jockey Michael Rodd knows this.
Michael Lynch Leading Light wins the oldest English Classic race, the 2900 metre St Leger at Doncaster.
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...
Glenn Robertson-Smith There's a big difference between the make-up of stayers and sprinters.
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.
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...
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.
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...