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.
Andrew Webster ONE of Bart Cummings' favourite proverbs - and there are several - is that training horses is like being a detective.
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.
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.
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.
James Cummings insists his horse racing training partnership with his famous grandfather Bart can be saved.
WINNERS & LOSERS
Max Presnell Tony McEvoy is the favourite with Rob Waterhouse to get the top Darley job, although John Thompson has a strong history with Crown Lodge.
Patrick Bartley Peter Moody is not panicking about his lack of major victories during the Melbourne spring carnival.
Chris Roots Black Caviar's $5 million half-brother was fighting for his life on Thursday night and is unlikely to race after developing laminitis at the Werribee Veterinary Clinic.
Andrew Garvey The $350,000 Zipping Classic at Caulfield on Saturday was a win for the battlers.
Andrew Garvey Precedence gave the master trainer an early 86th birthday present with a win.
Andrew Garvey He might have just missed out on giving Bart Cummings a shot at a 13th Melbourne Cup, but Precedence gave the master trainer an early 86th birthday present on Saturday with a win in the $300,000...
Chris Roots After giving Saintly Lodge a fitting farewell by winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington, Precedence is set to back-up in the Zipping Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.
WINNERS & LOSERS
Max Presnell Glyn Schofield’s ride on Boban in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington on Saturday capped a vintage Melbourne spring for jockeys.
Trevor Grant As the glamour and hoopla surrounding the spring carnival winds down, the Australian Workers Union merely expects to have another year of dealing with exploitation of vulnerable workers in the...
Michael Lynch Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse always has plenty to say when it comes to racing. After a lifetime's experience in the industry, there are few people with a better all-round view of the sport, and...
Andrew Webster Since its first running in 1861, the same year Burke and Wills withered in the desert, the Melbourne Cup has conjured many images.
Patrick Bartley The founder of the last Australian-owned corporate bookmaking firm, Michael Eskander, is urging Racing Victoria officials to cap the field for future Melbourne Cups so local stayers across the nation...
Patrick Bartley Michael Eskander urges Racing Victoria officials to cap internationals for future Melbourne Cups.
Max Presnell The action around Chris Waller at Flemington on Tuesday resembled what Joh Bjelke- Petersen described as feeding the chooks.