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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Lynch Eight people hold legal title to the great mare, but thousands have accepted her as their own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Chris Roots The Cummings wit surged to the fore after Hallowed Crown let James join the family tradition at Rosehill on Saturday.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...