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.

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.

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.

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.