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Japan's Admire Rakti given top weight of 58kg for Melbourne Cup

Adam Pengilly Japan's Admire Rakti has been slugged with the Melbourne Cup top weight of 58kg after handicaps were released for the world's richest handicap on Tuesday morning.

Horseracing

Man of his people finally gets his due

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Andrew Webster History squares the ledger with itself eventually. It might have taken exactly four decades, but it will finally be squared for Frank Reys on Tuesday.

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Horseracing

Autumn carnival could be so much better, if people would see reason

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Chris Roots The Sydney autumn carnival has potential, but at the moment it's like a colt that flies in morning trackwork then flops on raceday.

Horseracing

People's trainer survived on instinct

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Paul Hayward Sir Henry Cecil was the character Evelyn Waugh forgot to write: a blue-blooded wild child whose dissolute early life offered no hint of his brilliant talent.

Racing

The people's favourite

Michael Lynch Eight people hold legal title to the great mare, but thousands have accepted her as their own.

Waller, Hawkes stables dominate betting on big Randwick double

Adam Pengilly If bookmakers are to be believed, Chris Waller or Team Hawkes have a mortgage on the Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan - they just don't know with which horse.

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.

Off to a Flying Start in racing

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Chris Roots The most elite racing school in the world will be based in Australia for the next six months as the Darley Flying Start class of 2015 takes the next step in its development.

Spring carnival imports test quarantine centre's facilities

Racing Victoria international recruitment officer Leigh Jordon.

Chris Roots There remains the chance a Melbourne Cup hope may be balloted out of contention before getting to Australia only nine weeks out from the first Tuesday in November.

Racing

Kerrin McEvoy free to enjoy the best of both worlds

Relishing his freedom: Jockey Kerrin McEvoy.

Chris Roots Godolphin stable jockey Kerrin McEvoy is enjoying the opportunity to take outside rides and build connections under the new structure at the racing giant.

Spillway battling to win a Caulfield Cup start

Spillway (left) finishes fourth behind Dissident (right).

Patrick Bartley While David Hayes is understandably flattered that his imported stayer Spillway is now one of the favourites for next month’s Caulfield Cup the trainer is now hoping that a change of program...

Bart Cummings lets grandson James take the limelight after group 1 glory in Golden Rose

Late kick: Cummings-trained Hallowed Crown.

Chris Roots There is a difference between youth and experience in the James and Bart Cummings partnership, which has its first group 1 after Hallowed Crown won the Golden Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.

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...

James and Bart Cummings take out Golden Rose with Hallowed Crown

Unbeaten: Hallowed Crown (red) and Hugh Bowman take out the Golden Rose.

Chris Roots The Cummings wit surged to the fore after Hallowed Crown let James join the family tradition at Rosehill on Saturday.

Dissident claims Makybe Diva Stakes

Courageous: Dissident (far right) holds off Fawkner to win the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Andrew Garvey Dissident stamped himself as the dominant weight-for-age galloper of the early spring with a narrow win in the Makybe Diva Stakes, but his victory failed to answer the question of whether he can run...

Horse Racing

Champion Black Caviar and filly foal well after birth in Hunter Valley

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Adam Pengilly Black Caviar, Australia's fastest racehorse in a generation, might have been a little slower at giving birth, but has taken to motherhood quickly foaling a filly in the Hunter Valley in the early...

Trainer Mike Moroney sets Merion on Guineas path

Merion, Steven Arnold up, (right) defeats Chivalry (Glen Boss up) in the Living Legends Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Coming into the Living Legends Stakes (1400m) trainer Mike Moroney had a choice of where to head in in the immediate future with Merion but the horse staked his claim for a Caulfield Guineas campaign...

He's Your Man leaves Chris Waller in two minds after Rosehill romp

Chris Roots Chris Waller reckons He's Your Man has the turn of foot to win a group 1, but which one is not a decision for race day.

Horse Racing

Cluster gives Snowdens their first stakes success

Adam Pengilly Peter and Paul Snowden chalked up their first stakes win in partnership after Cluster chewed through his tongue tie and then ate up the ground from last to win the Theo Marks Stakes.

ACT trainers on board for Country Championships

Adam Pengilly Canberra's top two trainers have pledged to throw their support behind next year's Country Championships series after an initial snub, but won't commit certain horses until the conditions are...