Suspension

Josh Parr will be on board Cluster at Rosehill after his suspension was cut to one meeting

Chris Roots Josh Parr will continue his association with promising four-year-old Cluster at Rosehill after having a three-meeting suspension for going to too slow varied to a single meeting and a $2000 by the...

Racing

Trainer Con Karakatsanis puts suspension behind him, rekindles his passion

Fateful day: Trainer Con Karakatsanis (left) on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington in 2012.

Chris Roots Con Karakatsanis has taken to rebuilding his training career brick by brick after a public fall on racing's biggest stage.

Suspension puts 'flat' jockey Nash Rawiller out of Magic Millions

Nash Rawiller

Chris Roots Premier jockey Nash Rawiller admitted to hitting ''a flat spot'' following the spring carnival as he earned his second careless-riding suspension in as many days at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Rawiller to miss Randwick Guineas after suspension

Nash Rawiller

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller will miss Randwick Guineas day after he was suspended for five meetings for careless riding at Newcastle on Wednesday.

Horse Racing

Jockey fights suspension for assaulting her sister

Nikita McLean.

Patrick Bartley Nikita McLean appealing severity of sentence imposed by Racing Victoria stewards.

Racing Victoria board must be replaced because of Damien Oliver debacle: Jeff Kennett

Jeff Kennett

Patrick Bartley The disqualification of a New Zealand jockey for seven years last week is further proof that the board of Racing Victoria needs to be "totally" overhauled, according to former Victorian premier Jeff...

Top riders Corey Brown and Zac Purton take globetrotting in their stride

Hit and run mission: Jockey Zac Purton will reunite with Doncaster winner Sacred Falls in Saturday's George Main Stakes at Randwick.

Chris Roots The internationalisation of racing moves on apace as Zac Purton and Corey Brown continue their regular visits home at Randwick on Saturday for George Main Stakes day.

Schofield needs time to consider appeal

Patrick Bartley Chad Schofield will seek the advice of his management and family before considering whether to appeal a 32-meeting ban.

Hill Stakes is make or break for Criterion's Cox Plate bid: David Payne

Adam Pengilly A brutally honest David Payne will put Criterion's Cox Plate ambitions on the line, claiming if his Australian Derby hero cannot win the Hill Stakes he will not have any chance in Australasia's...

Chad Schofield's spring carnival ambitions shattered after 32-meeting ban

Chad Schofield’s spring carnival ambitions are in tatters after he was banned for 32 meetings for improper riding at Mornington on Wednesday.

Nash Rawiller ready to commute from Hong Kong for right rides in spring carnival once ban ends

Adam Pengilly Nash Rawiller jetted out of Sydney on Monday bound for Hong Kong, telling high-profile Australian connections he is still available to ride later in the spring carnival.

Catkins ready to match Chris Waller’s star Red Tracer

Class act: Catkins (pink) strides clear at Rosehill on Saturday.

Matt Jones and AAP Chris Waller has always maintained Catkins is as good as his former group 1-winning mare Red Tracer, and this preparation she will get the chance to prove that after she toyed with her Sheraco Stakes...

Jockey Chad Schofield outed for 32 meetings

Patrick Bartley Leading jockey Chad Schofield has been outed for 32 meetings after being found guilty of improper riding after Wednesday’s Mornington race meeting.

Boban on right path for success in Makybe Diva Stakes, says jockey Glyn Schofield

Chad Schofield will return on Saturday from another suspension.

Chris Roots Chad Schofield flew into Sydney to celebrate Father's Day with dad Glyn, but the old man will be on the youngster's territory in Melbourne on Saturday.

Saturday's stakes race set to sort out spring's stars

Boban, with Glyn Schofield in the saddle, wins the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm in March this year.

Patrick Bartley Saturday's group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes will resolve many major race decisions in the coming weeks and will also see a unique father-son duel.

Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup attract strong numbers

Greg Carpenter says there's a really good spread of local and international runners in both the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate.

Patrick Bartley Senior racing officials were understandably overwhelmed by the huge response the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate realised after first acceptances.

Horse Racing

Chad Schofield rapt to be back in the saddle warmed by Damien Oliver

Enforced layoff: Chad Schofield returns from a month's break at Flemington on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Just for a fleeting moment, Chad Schofield thought Damien Oliver would be one obstacle too much to prise from the highly sought after seat on Divan.

Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss excited about future of Chivalry

Glen Boss takes Chivalry to the front in the H.D.F.McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss certainly know a good horse when they see one.

Damien Oliver gets his seventh Scobie

Damien Oliver.

Tim Habel Damien Oliver won a record seventh Scobie Breasley Medal and Fiorente, the horse he partnered to a third Melbourne Cup win, was voted Racehorse of the Year at Sunday night’s Victorian...

Jeff Kennett savages Damien Oliver ban, calls corporate bookmakers 'a cancer'

Jeff Kennett

Patrick Bartley, Jesse Hogan In an uncharacteristic act delivered with characteristic candour, Jeff Kennett has admitted culpability for the spread of corporate bookmakers to the point they are now "a cancer in our society".