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Nathan Berry will be riding on every Golden Slipper jockey's shoulder

Andrew Webster Somewhere in the dawn, as the sun rose over trackwork at Singapore's Kranji racecourse, Corey Brown saw the first signs of Nathan Berry slipping away.

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It's A Dundeel injury concerns subside as abscess breaks

It's A Dundeel walks off the track after a trackwork session at Flemington on October 1.

Michael Sharkie The fitness cloud hanging over leading Cox Plate contender It's A Dundeel is clearing with news that the hoof abscess that has plagued the horse for a week has finally burst this morning.

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Williams on course for the big three

Grandera is just one of two horses who were either trained overseas or began their racing careers overseas to have gained a placing in the Cox Plate over the last 20 years.

Patrick Bartley During the next weekend, all the overseas horses will go missing.

Damien Oliver confident Fiorente can help end his Australian Cup drought


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...


Prebble voices his excitement for veteran the punters haven't forgotten

Forgotten Voice

Chris Roots Brett Prebble says Forgotten Voice will win Wednesday's Geelong Cup, and expects him to be one of his main Melbourne Cup rivals.

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Leading hoop finds his Voice

Forgotten Voice stretches his legs.

Chris Roots Brett Prebble says Forgotten Voice will win Geelong Cup and be tough to beat in Melbourne Cup.

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Geelong Cup: visitors bring class, locals look elsewhere for success

Michael Sharkie Geelong Cup suffering from success of very horses that have given race its prominence.


Locals concede to raiders in Geelong's shrinking field

Geelong Cup

Michael Sharkie The Geelong Cup is suffering from the success of the very horses that have helped the race come to prominence, with victories by European raiders eroding its depth.


Damien Oliver's holiday at mug punters' expense

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster At a charity function held in Melbourne a week ago, Richard Callander was cracking jokes, as the big fella often does.

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A Vintage triumph

Tasting success: Dermot Weld with 1993 winner Vintage Crop.

Michael Lynch The Irish champion changed the Cup, but he only just made it here.

Weighing up the tips on picking a race day winner

Francesca Cumani dinkus.

Francesca Cumani The weight a horse carries in the Melbourne Cup depends on how good it is.

Melbourne Cup 2013: Kiwis plan to spoil Gai Waterhouse's party

Voleuse De Coeurs

Adam Pengilly If the cards had fallen slightly another way, James McDonald might have been riding this year's Melbourne Cup favourite.

A mug's guide to Melbourne Cup betting success

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Nash Rawiller riding Fiorente wins the Dato'Tan Chin Nam Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Kyle Mackey-Laws When it comes to the Melbourne Cup, as a collective group of gamblers, we suck. Big time.

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Pros and cons: who can win the Melbourne Cup


Michael Sharkie Michael Sharkie examines all the Melbourne Cup runners and looks at why they can - and can't - win the race.

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Gai Waterhouse's Fiorente wins the 2013 Melbourne Cup


Will Brodie Fiorente has won the 2013 Melbourne Cup in a thrilling finish from Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos.


You can't touch this: Damien Oliver repays faith of Tulloch Lodge

Damien Oliver

Chris Roots In the past year, Gai Waterhouse and Damien Oliver have been the centre of controversies, but on Tuesday they were forgotten and the sun had never shone so brightly for the pair as they combined with...

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Joyous scenes as Gai Waterhouse joins legends of great race

Gai Waterhouse

Andrew Webster Standing here, right next to Team Waterhouse in the mounting yard at Flemington, as Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup, it's impossible not to think about the past.

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Contrite Oliver puts bad bet behind him to let good times roll

Peter Hanlon dinkus

Peter Hanlon In front of the cameras, having stepped off the scales tingling all over, he spoke of the excitement he had felt about riding Fiorente in a race for the first time - in a Melbourne Cup, no less.

Melbourne Cup: Damien Oliver's kids cash in on victory

Chris Roots Damien Oliver wanted to do something special for his children after winning his third Melbourne Cup but knew there would be no room on the victory parade because Fiorente has so many connections.

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Oliver sends kids off to school with Cup for assembly

Chris Roots Damien Oliver wanted to do something special for his children after winning the Cup.