Spring Racing Carnival news
Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey said he would hold talks on Wednesday with senior VRC officials about the flag waving incident that cost Araldo its life.
Tim Habel Tear Gas and Specter are among the top tips at Flemington on Thursday.
Greg Baum Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is the first German horse to win the Cup, lengthening an international honour roll that already featured winners from Ireland, France and Japan.
Adam Pengilly On that long and often lonely road from Werribee back to inner-city Melbourne, Andreas Wohler caught himself thinking about his late father Adolf on Melbourne Cup morning.
Patrick Bartley After watching most European countries and the Japanese take the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup offshore, Protectionist became the first German stayer to be successful in our most important race, sending a timely warning that they are becoming a major power in world racing.
Adam Pengilly In the weeks leading up to the Melbourne Cup, Kris Lees was fond of asking anyone how that German horse was going?
Patrick Bartley The vast racing operation Godolphin, which had the misfortune of having its Melbourne Cup hopeful Cavalryman withdrawn from the Melbourne Cup early on Tuesday morning, did receive some small compensation hours later.
Where your horse finished in the Melbourne Cup.
Cavalryman has been scratched from the Melbourne Cup due to a leg problem, meaning the field has been reduced to 22 for the $6.2 million race.
Peter Hanlon Simon O'Donnell sees similarities in his job this week to the sporting lives he long ago left behind. The prosperity of his four Melbourne Cup horses is now beyond his control, so he concentrates on ensuring the 30-odd people who have shares in them soak up an experience they might never have again.
Adam Pengilly More than half of the European horses racing in Australia leave their owners out of pocket and their success at group 1 level has stalled in recent seasons, according to the results of a recent study obtained by Fairfax Media.
Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots Bookmakers across the country have vowed to take on Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti as punters rallied behind the Japanese star.
A short time after the Melbourne Cup was run, racehorse Admire Rakti died in Flemington's stables.
After Derby day, the racing world knows who has made the cut.
Preferment has become the first maiden in more than two decades to win the Victorian Derby, claiming the blue ribbon classic from Bondeiger and Nozomi.
Melbourne turned on a chilly spring day for the day loved by punters and casual racegoers.
The line-up of international runners in the running to win the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
Irish-trained Adelaide breaks Europe's Cox Plate duck to win $3 million prize, ahead of Fawkner in second and Silent Achiever in third place.
Robert Thompson is not a household name. His stature (163 centimetres) and size (53 kilograms) make it easy enough to miss the hawkish athlete. Watching him compete means trying to fixate on a bouncing blur out there beyond the rails.
Racing season starts off with a bang at Caulfield Racecourse, with the world's best horses set to hit the track, along with live music and of course, flowing champagne.