Bart Cummings

Bart Cummings has spring in his step for another Melbourne Cup

Chris Roots Bart Cummings says training is in his DNA and he has no intention of finishing his celebrated career.

Racing

Bart Cummings' main Melbourne man Joe Agresta reflects on a wild ride

Trainer Bart Cummings with his long-time track rider Joe Agresta.

Chris Roots After 34 years, Joe Agresta can't bring himself to phone "the boss" after resigning as the Flemington trackwork rider for Bart and James Cummings last week.

Racing

A quiet farewell to Bart Cummings' Saintly Lodge

Saintly Place

Patrick Bartley Saintly Lodge, the Melbourne base of champion horse trainer Bart Cummings, was officially closed on Tuesday morning.

Horsercing

Bart Cummings Cup runner takes Precedence for organisers

Bart Cummings

Chris Roots Bart Cummings might have God on his side when it comes to getting Precedence into the Melbourne Cup, but he needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner as well.

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Bart Cummings' horse Precedence penalised one kilogram

Bart Cummings

Patrick Bartley Twelve-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings' mission to get an 88th runner in the race is alive, just, after Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence was penalised one kilogram.

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Racing

Sentiment absent with Bart Cummings' Cup chance

Chris Roots Victoria Racing Club chairman Michael Burn said cold hard facts rather than sentiment will decide if Precedence will get into next Tuesday's Melbourne Cup field.

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Bart Cummings: Spry glasses

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Andrew Webster ONE of Bart Cummings' favourite proverbs - and there are several - is that training horses is like being a detective.

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Chris Waller up with Cups King Bart Cummings, says Jim Cassidy

Chris Waller with his 2 Melbourne cup runners, Hawkspur and Foreteller, after morning track work.

Chris Roots Chris Waller's first memory of the Melbourne Cup is Jim Cassidy winning on Kiwi 30 years ago - and the centurion group 1 jockey believes Hawkspur is set to give the trainer his best memory on Tuesday.

Horse Racing

Leading trainer Darren Weir rules out relocating

In top gear: Darren Weir takes a breather in Ballarat.

Patrick Bartley One would safely imagine that after spending six hours overseeing his 90-strong team of horses amid the harsh Ballarat winter that leading trainer Darren Weir would hope for some time away from the...

Horseracing

Spirit of Big Jack Ingham present as Darley morphs into Godolphin

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Winning and love of racing are the major points in common with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the late Big Jack Ingham, the chook farmer from Casula.

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Tommy Berry riding like a man possessed since twin brother Nathan's death

Tommy Berry wins the Tatts Group JJ Atkins on Almalad.

Chris Roots The past three months have been the toughest of Tommy Berry's life but they have been defining in his riding career.

Racing

Randwick course proper at the centre of dissention after favourites fail

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Tonopah, a short-priced favourite at Royal Randwick on Saturday, went so bad he could have been a victim of “the fence jumpers”, a notorious doping gang that operated late last century.

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Horse racing

Gai Waterhouse strikes again as Cosmic Endeavour wins Tattersall's Tiara

All smiles: Gai Waterhouse.

Tony White Gai Waterhouse added another chapter to her glittering training career when race favourite Cosmic Endeavour scored a narrow win in the group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on...

Horse Racing

Taylor Marshall shows there's a new Marshall in town with four winners at Rosehill

That's my boy: John and Taylor Marshall.

Adam Pengilly He hadn't even ridden at a Saturday metropolitan meeting before, but the winners just kept flowing. One, two, three and then four.

Racing

Young hoop Taylor Marshall shows rare saddle skills

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Max Presnell Sleight of hand on Zephyron in the Lord Mayor’s Cup was a feature of Taylor Marshall’s Saturday quartet at Rosehill Gardens.

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Racing

Guy Walter, one of the turf's gentlemen, dies

Guy Walter with jockey Blake Shinn after winning the Doomben Cup last weekend. Walter has died, aged 59.

Chris Roots The racing family lost one of its spiritual father when trainer Guy Walter died of heart attack at his home on Thursday. He was 59.

Renowned jockey Kevin Mitchell dies in Melbourne

Racing

Laura Banks and Patrick Bartley One of Australia's most revered jockeys Kevin Mitchell has died at the age of 84.

Guy Walter in moving final journey down home straight

Chris Roots Guy Walter was remembered as a brother, husband and friend at his funeral in the mounting yard at Warwick Farm on Friday.

Horseracing

Jockey Roy Higgins was a great rival, says friend Pat Hyland

Bart Cummings and Roy Higgins

Tim Habel Roy Higgins and Pat Hyland, fierce rivals as jockeys but great friends off the track, will forever be linked with the epic 1970 Queen Elizabeth Stakes two-horse clash at Flemington.

Horseracing

Chad Schofield wins Adelaide Cup on Outback Joe

Too strong: Outback Joe, ridden by Chad Schofield, races clear to win the Adelaide Cup.

Patrick Bartley Chad Schofield's decision to go freelance reaped more rewards on Monday when he took out the $400,000 Adelaide Cup on Outback Joe on his first visit to South Australia.