Michael Sharkie Career of one of the most influential stallions in the world comes to an end.
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.
Aidan Rodley Issues from a hoof infection had Cambridge Stud staff fearing the worst for 26-year-old stallion Zabeel.
John Holloway A sparkling double for freshman stallion I Am Invincible last weekend at Flemington and Doomben could mean the winners face off in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic on January 11 and pave the way...
Michael Lynch Turnbull Stakes Day traditionally regarded as crucial meeting for Cups and Cox Plate contenders.
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.
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.
Peter Hanlon Tips And Beers will have a big cheer squad in the derby, writes Peter Hanlon.
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.
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...
John Holloway New Zealand Bloodstock holds one of its better yearling sales at Karaka next month – all the big-name Australasian stallions are represented.