Aidan Rodley Issues from a hoof infection had Cambridge Stud staff fearing the worst for 26-year-old stallion Zabeel.
John Holloway New Zealand Bloodstock holds one of its better yearling sales at Karaka next month – all the big-name Australasian stallions are represented.
John Holloway New Zealand's biggest thoroughbred dealer, David Ellis, patiently sat through this week's two-day Karaka ready-to-run sale until the final 30 minutes of Wednesday afternoon before making his charge...
Max Presnell WITH the Melbourne spring, dominated by Sydneysiders, coming to a close, Gai Waterhouse, particularly with Queenstown, should continue the trend at Caulfield on Saturday.
Peter Hanlon Tips And Beers will have a big cheer squad in the derby, writes Peter Hanlon.
Tim Habel The fabled Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup story may yet have another chapter.
Adam Pengilly A $2 million yearling racing well out of his grade added some cheer to Laurie Macri's deflating week after Zephyron took a tiny step to recouping his massive price tag at Rosehill.
Tim Habel The fabled Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup story may yet have another chapter to come.
Michael Lynch For punters, classic races – in theory – should be the easiest to sort out. But there is one race that quite often proves the exception - the Victoria Derby.
Chris Roots Bart Cummings needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner.
Chris Roots Bart Cummings might have God on his side when it comes to getting Precedence into the Melbourne Cup, but he needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner as well.
Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Roger James has planned for two years to have Silent Achiever in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. He has arrived with a five-year-old mare at the peak of her powers.
The Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner has produced a dazzling turn of speed to win the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell Saturday's Caulfield Cup, usually a strong guide to the Melbourne Cup, has been described as a "weak renewal" and "scruffy".
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.
John Holloway Last year's Cox Plate could well become the best stallion-producing performance in its 90-year history.
Michael Lynch Turnbull Stakes Day traditionally regarded as crucial meeting for Cups and Cox Plate contenders.
Chris Roots John O'Shea's filly Bound For Earth has beaten Guelph, and his Oaks-bound Gypsy Diamond has potential, but even the trainer concedes they are unlikely to cause an upset in the Thousand Guineas at...
Michael Sharkie Mick Price is confident last year's Blue Diamond winner Samaready will continue her successful comeback from injury in the group 1 $450,000 Moir Stakes (1200 metres) at Moonee Valley on Friday night...
Michael Lynch Champion steeplechaser has his colours lowered over fences for the first time in an exciting Australian Steeplechase.