Patrick Bartley The English pair add intrigue to the Sandown card, with several horses given a chance in their handicap event.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune in fine fettle following Saturday shakedown.
Michael Lynch Champion trainer Peter Moody is so often the punters' pal, but on Saturday he played the role of party-pooper.
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Max Presnell Purists such as Bill Stutt and Ian McEwen, who turned the Cox Plate into the weight-for-age championship of Australasia, would be aghast at the new-age Moonee Valley.
Chris Roots Michael Moroney has Irish drop-in Voleuse De Coeurs in the Melbourne Cup but it was always going to be a long wait to get either of imports Garud or Araldo into the biggest race of the year.
Andrew Eddy THREE high-profile internationals are in danger of being excluded from tomorrow week's Melbourne Cup field after connections of several local hopes yesterday opted to continue their Cup dreams.
Michael Sharkie Racing Victoria representatives have stressed that a minor illness suffered by an imported horse at Werribee quarantine centre poses no threat to the Melbourne Cup aspirations of fellow imports.
Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
Chris Roots Anthony Cummings has Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar spot on to take on the cavalry of imports in The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.
Michael Lynch Caulfield trainer Mick Price has high hopes for European imports Pakal and Bit Of Hell.
Michael Sharkie and Patrick Bartley Four former European gallopers prepare to make Australian debuts for local stables.
Adam Pengilly James McDonald's belated march towards the Sydney jockeys' premiership begins at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with the backing of an unlikely source.
Max Presnell Australia’s leading jockey, Brad Rawiller, is confident Akzar will be as comfortable on firmer ground in Saturday’s Doomben Cup as he was bolting away on the Warrnambool heavy last start.
Chris Roots Team Hawkes is planning ahead with La Amistad as she steps out in Saturday's McKell Cup at Randwick, a dream that could have her follow in the footsteps of three-quarter sister Makybe Diva.
Max Presnell With the Fiorente experience Gai Waterhouse is now into the rhythm with two-milers, and Excess Knowledge promises to continue the trend.
Chris Roots The Chris Waller yard has developed a reputation as the United Nations of stables as it has grown to become not only the premier outfit in Sydney but in the country.
Chris Roots Chris Waller takes on the big guns in the Ranvet with three runners - last year's winner Foreteller, Hawkspur and Moriarty.
Max Presnell Saturday's George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, highlighting another Chris Waller conundrum, is worthy of the title.
Chris Roots Sydney's champion trainer Chris Waller has a quartet of runners for next week’s Doncaster and another trio at Rosehill on Saturday trying to earn a place in the famous Randwick mile.
Patrick Bartley Some of Australia’s most powerful stables have set horses for Saturday's rich Golden Mile at Bendigo.