Max Presnell Not even ''Melbourne Mick'' Bartley, the grand master of betting coups, used a Catholic priest as a commission agent.
Max Presnell "She was very immature, big and gangly. Had a sort of U neck; a pretty horrible, mule-ish head. Otherwise she was very correct, and galloping she had a fluent action.''
WINNERS & LOSERS
Max Presnell Glyn Schofield’s ride on Boban in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington on Saturday capped a vintage Melbourne spring for jockeys.
Max Presnell Fortunately the owner of the Randwick race book had a good drink in Kings Cross and didn't make the boat that would have taken him to the Titanic.
Ben Westcott They've tried and failed to reunite Australia's greatest race horse once before.
Michael Sharkie Michael Sharkie examines all the Melbourne Cup runners and looks at why they can - and can't - win the race.
Andrew Garvey A detour to Ballarat is not the normal path taken to the VRC Oaks but Warwick Farm trainer Guy Walter believes that win, lose or draw, it has been the right move for lightly raced filly Zanbagh.
Andrew Garvey A detour to Ballarat is not the normal path taken on the way to the VRC Oaks.
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.
Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Roger James has arrived with a five-year-old mare at her peak.
Tim Habel New Zealand mare Silent Achiever has healthy bank of credits to stamp herself the value runner in Caulfield Cup.
David Polkinghorne Bombala's race rack is a far cry from Caulfield and its cup, but Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph still has ''that magical dream'' of getting a horse in one of Australia's holy trilogy of racing.
Max Presnell Over drinks at the historic Fernhill homestead the previous evening, a ride on the training track - on the resident Clydesdale, Rosie - sounded like a leisurely pursuit.
Michael Lynch Gary Portelli has brought his Australasian group 1 tally to three when thanks to Rebel Dane.
Michael Lynch Atlantic Jewel will have to be at her best to take her unbeaten run to 10.
Max Presnell The linesman was responsible for a misdemeanour and Keith Robbins, captain-coach, hooker, sole selector and team commission agent, in the clash against The Sun-Herald, went across the field and...
Max Presnell Champions get beaten but Atlantic Jewel is at the crossroads. Not that she had earned the Big C rating but she was and still is at the budding stage.
Max Presnell The adroit use of jockeys has spurred the success of Chris Waller, the dominator of Sydney racing.
Max Presnell The pearl of wisdom was dropped by one of Australia's great administrators in 1975 to John Jeffs, who had just started as the Sydney Turf Club racecourse manager.
Chris Roots John Bary has an impressive derby record, not necessarily for winning them but for having the favourite.