Michael Lynch The Melbourne Cup has long since ceased to be a race for mere staying handicappers, and few races illustrate that better than Saturday's Australian Cup.
Max Presnell Perhaps it's using a missile and not drawing a long bow in comparing the Newmarket at Flemington with the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Max Presnell Hopefully the battle to be crowned Australia's best middle-distance racehorse on Saturday will provide another bleating ground for the Ireland-based betting house Paddy Power.
Chris Roots There will be no grand celebration for Damien Oliver's 100th group 1 victory, the moment has passed, but the pursuit of records will continue on Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente at Flemington on...
Max Presnell Tommy Woodcock and Reckless, presented by Bruce Postle, emphasised the affinity between man and horse like no other.
John Holloway The countdown is on for the Magic Millions carnival and once again Bloodlines has sought the inside mail on what yearlings appeal as standouts for the five days of selling, beginning with 190 lots...
Michael Lynch Darren Weir consolidated his position at the top of the Melbourne metropolitan trainers' premiership with a Boxing Day treble at Caulfield.
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Max Presnell Punters can be justifiably concerned about heavy breathing by hot fancies, emphasised at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Andrew Webster At a charity function held in Melbourne a week ago, Richard Callander was cracking jokes, as the big fella often does.
Ray Huxley There is no worse barrier for a horse to draw wide in this country than the 2500-metre start at Flemington.
Michael Lynch The Irish champion changed the Cup, but he only just made it here.
Andrew Garvey All the horses and the form. Andrew Garvey's guide to the Melbourne Cup.
Francesca Cumani The weight a horse carries in the Melbourne Cup depends on how good it is.
Max Presnell The modern Melbourne Cup, in which Hubie de Burgh has played a key role, is a far crusade from the race of battlers.
Kyle Mackey-Laws When it comes to the Melbourne Cup, as a collective group of gamblers, we suck. Big time.
Michael Sharkie Michael Sharkie examines all the Melbourne Cup runners and looks at why they can - and can't - win the race.
Chris Roots Tom Waterhouse didn't win the $1 million he had wanted on Fiorente.
Michael Lynch Foreigners again show the locals how it's done, writes Michael Lynch.
Michael Lynch Darren Weir has steadily climbed the training ranks over the past 15 years.
Max Presnell Andrew Peacock, aka the Kooyong colt, was down from his best fighting weight, seen against Bob Hawke in 1984, but still cut loose with a verbal flurry during Melbourne Cup day at Flemington.