Frankie Dettori


Frankie Dettori out of Arc with season-ending injury - manager

Italian jockey Frankie Dettori will miss his ride in Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, on Sunday after suffering a season-ending injury, his business manager said on...

Royal Ascot success highlights another big week for High Chaparral progeny

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John Holloway The explosive winning performance by Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday capped a great four days for shuttle sire High Chaparral which provided four city winners, at Rosehill...

Horse Racing

Arc victory caps magical treble for Treve

French jockey Thierry Jarnet crosses the finish line on Treve to win the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe at the Longchamp racetrack on Sunday.

Paris Treve emulates Zarkava in landing French Oaks, Prix Vermeille and Arc in same season.

McEvoy thrilled with Godolphin's new hope

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Michael Sharkie There's a fresh vibe to the Godolphin camp this spring. You can see it in the smile of head trainer Saeed Bin Suroor's face and the happy nods of the grooms after each gallop.

Camelot favoured


Paris Camelot can break Japanese hearts in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

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Nikolic case in VCAT today

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Disqualified jockey Danny Nikolic will front the tribunal today in a bid to overturn decision by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board to ban him for two years.

Nikolic fights to stay in saddle

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 16th  October   2010  .THE AGE  . Picture Vince Caligiuri .

CHRIS ROOTS Disqualified jockey Danny Nikolic will front the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal today in a bid to overturn the decision to ban him for two years made by the Racing Appeals and...

Punters dig deep at Caulfield

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Punters deliver a much-needed show of confidence in the spring racing product.

Tribunal says no to Nikolic's bid to ride while awaiting appeal

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Chris Roots, PATRICK BARTLEY Disqualified jockey Danny Nikolic remains unable to return to riding after failing to win a stay of proceedings yesterday, but he will plead his case in an appeal to the Victorian Civil and...

McEvoy riding high on home ground

Winning smile: Kerrin McEvoy returns to scale after winning the Herbert Power Stakes on import Shahwardi last weekend.

Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.

Brigantin heavily backed to continue the French collection of cups

Andrew Eddy Yet another French galloper is poised to grab the spring carnival headlines after Brigantin was sensationally backed at the weekend to win Wednesday's crucial Geelong Cup.


French raider backed off map

French galloper Brigantin.

Andrew Eddy Yet another French galloper is poised to grab the spring carnival headlines after Brigantin was sensationally backed over the weekend to win the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

Horse Racing

Dettori's last Cup fling with Godolphin

Frankie Dettori's final mission as retained rider for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin stable is likely to be in Melbourne in two weeks where he will chase his first Melbourne Cup win.

Andrew Eddy Frankie Dettori is likely to chase his first Melbourne Cup win with his 11th attempt.

Frequent flyer hits trouble, but he'll be back

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Peter Hanlon In taking a first-time tourist from the airport to a city hotel after dark, then down the highway to the Geelong Cup and straight back to the departure lounge, there is a chance they could form a...

Penalty still has Gatewood on outer in Cup

Penalty poser: Gatewood wins the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

Andrew Eddy It is not just the local stayers who are feeling the Melbourne Cup squeeze.

Horse Racing

Live coverage: Derby Day at Flemington


Daniel Sankey Live from the track at Flemington, we bring you all the action from on and off the track.

Wide draw for Dunaden in Melbourne Cup

Cups contenders.

French stayer Dunaden will have to overcome a wide barrier to defend his Melbourne Cup crown. Dunaden, to be ridden by Craig Williams, drew barrier 16 in the 24-horse field.

There's simply no one like Frankie

LIVORNO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 19:  Jockey Umberto Rispoli celebrates on his ride Sweet Home after equalling the Italian record of 229 wins in a season at Federico Caprilli Racecourse on November 19, 2009 in Livorno, Italy. The previous record had been held since 1982 by Gianfranco Dettori.  (Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch The Melbourne Cup is the end of an era for Frankie Dettori - his last ride for Godolphin.

Parade of champions draws thousands

The 2012 Melbourne Cup Parade, Swanston Street.

Kirstie Fitzgerald Thousands of people lined the city's streets today for the 2012 Melbourne Cup parade.

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Prebble primed

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Andrew Eddy Brett Prebble flew into Melbourne on Monday for the Melbourne Cup ride on Green Moon.