Advice sought on Red Cadeaux treatment

Gerald Mosse on Red Cadeaux.

Red Cadeaux's trainer Ed Dunlop will seek advice from veterinary surgeons around the world about the best course of treatment for his brave English-born stayer.

Prince of Penzance wins the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup.

Michelle Payne became the first ever woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup when she pulled off a 100-1 shock to win Australia's greatest race aboard Prince of Penzance.

Fairytale win a fitting reward

Michelle Payne celebrates her winning ride with brother and strapper Steven Payne.

On a perfect day, Michelle Payne, a young woman who has had to shoulder her elegant way through what has long been a man's game, took Prince of Penzance to the front in the main straight and stayed there.

Trainer confirms Red Cadeaux retirement

Red Cadeaux.

Three-time runner-up Red Cadeaux has been rushed to a veterinary clinic at Werribee after breaking down close to the winning post during his fifth attempt at winning a Melbourne Cup.

Dettori fined $20,000 and outed

Jockey Frankie Dettori

​Frankie Dettori's equal best performance in a Melbourne Cup has ended with a hefty fine and a month on the sidelines for the flamboyant Italian jockey.

Doubters can 'get stuffed', says jockey

Michelle Payne described horse racing as a "chauvinistic" sport.

Prince of Penzance has won the Melbourne Cup, ridden by the only woman in the field Michelle Payne and the first woman jockey to win racing's most prestigious race.

Cummings, Freedman to the fore

Young gun: James Cummings poses with the trophy after Zarzali won at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.

On a day forever synonymous with the memory of the late, great Bart Cummings, it was not just appropriate but surely ordained that his grandson James should have a winner early in the afternoon.

Tom Waterhouse's $5 million punt

Sertorius has been backed by Tom Waterhouse to the tune of $5 million.

Bookmakers continue to wind out the price of Melbourne Cup favourite Fame Game as the race's outsider is the subject of a sensational bet at the Call Of The Card.

Racing in Dunlop's DNA

Ed Dunlop with Red Cadeaux and Trip to Paris.

Ed Dunlop and Red Cadeaux are back, and this year he doubles his chances of a longed-for victory in a place he first visited at a time of great sadness.

Lesson set to deliver Hartnell Melbourne Cup

Godolphin's Hartnell will run at the Melbourne Cup.

Godolphin trainer John O'Shea believes Hartnell being beaten as an odds-on favourite in the Sydney Cup could be the lesson needed to deliver him a lifelong dream in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday.

Internationals dominate Cup

The Yoshitada Munakata-trained Hokko Brave during a trackwork session for international horses competing in the ...

There have been numerous overseas trained winners of the Melbourne Cup since Vintage Crop's historical performance in 1993, when the Irish trained 

Tarzino wins $1.5 million Victoria Derby

Jockey Craig Newitt takes Tarzino to victory in the Victoria Derby.

The $1.5 million Victoria Derby had been a frustrating race for Caulfield trainer Mick Price but that was all forgotten on Saturday as the trainer finally went home a winner with Tarzino outstayed his rivals to takeout the 2500m group 1 classic.

The bookmakers' war for your dollar

Before the race that stops the nation, the RBA will announce its rates decision.

There's a war raging for the gambling dollar as multinational online gambling houses slug it out for a share of a lucrative but overcrowded sports betting market in Australia, and it's pushing the boundaries of the law, writes Anne Davies.

Stratum Star can overcome wide draw

Top pick: Stratum Star is favoured for the Mackinnon.

Stratum Star has group 1 weight-for-age placing and group 1 win this preparation, but the target for the four-year-old as always been the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington on Derby day.

Master and apprentice back together

Top NSW jockey Brenton Avdulla is making a rare visit to Canberra.

Brenton Avdulla had "never touched a horse" before he signed up to the John Moloney school of finishing. Now he has the chance to return the favour in the Victoria Derby.