Michael Lynch While German racing doesn't have the reputation of other European nations, it's improving.
Michael Lynch Damien Oliver is never more comfortable or composed than when he is in the saddle.
Peter Hanlon After a win in the opening race, the old master stepped back to let the son also shine.
Michael Sharkie Dermot Weld was a bit stiff and slightly weary after a 15-hour flight from California.
Michael Lynch, Andrew Eddy and Nick McKenzie The owner of the Melbourne Cup favourite Americain, Gerry Ryan, learned yesterday afternoon that the betting storm over his big-race rider Damien Oliver was set to break.
Daniel Sankey Welcome to our live coverage of Melbourne Cup Day for 2012, direct from the mounting yard press room at Flemington.
Tony Bourke The race is now so popular, some top chances miss out, writes Tony Bourke.
Dermot Weld's Galileo's Choice has a few things in common with his first Cup winner Vintage Crop.
Matthew Benns At its best it's a beautiful thing, but horse racing has an undeniable dark side.
Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.
Michael Lynch Superstar Frankel's brilliance and domination of European racing has been Australia's gain. Had the colt not been around it's very likely that record breaking Caulfield and Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden...
Chris Roots Champion trainer John Hawkes will know a lot more about Maluckyday's Melbourne Cup chances after he attempts to turn away the international raiders in today's Geelong Cup.
Chris Roots Champion trainer will know a lot more about Cup chances after Geelong Cup.
Peter Hanlon In taking a first-time tourist from the airport to a city hotel after dark, then down the highway to the Geelong Cup and straight back to the departure lounge, there is a chance they could form a...
Andrew Eddy It is not just the local stayers who are feeling the Melbourne Cup squeeze.
Andrew Eddy and Patrick Bartley Lloyd Williams-owned import Hartani isolated after having elevated temperature.
Michael Sharkie Punters always rally around a fairytale come Melbourne Cup time, and for those investors with a decent memory and a bit more than a fleeting interest in the sport, the standout in the...
Michael Sharkie Punters always rally around a fairytale story at Melbourne Cup time.
Chris Roots Every jockey knows the rules. You can't bet or be a party to a bet. However, in a industry built on the punter's dollar, the temptation is always there.
Robert Grant Leading trainer Leon Corstens says Damien Oliver will be ''busting his boiler'' to win on the $500,000 Thousand Guineas second favourite Commanding Jewel at Caulfield today.