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...

McEvoy thrilled with Godolphin's new hope

Royal Empire

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.

Horse Racing

Sea Siren bombs out at Royal Ascot


Michael Lynch Sydney sprinter Sea Siren failed to build on the marvellous record of Australian gallopers in England's premier sprints, finishing out of a place in the £500,000 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the Royal...


O'Shea learns that fresh is best after Sea Siren fails to fire

John O'Shea

Michael Lynch You can't burn the candle at both ends - unless, perhaps, you have a superhorse. And good as she might be, John O'Shea's gallant group 1-winning mare Sea Siren is not a superhorse.

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.

There's nothing quite like the memories of a racing tour

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Flash Ned Holgate, spud salesman at the Sydney markets, South Sydney stalwart, bookmaker's clerk, on-course and SP, walked off Royal Ascot like he had viewed paradise.

Frankel's trainer loses battle with cancer

Sir Henry Cecil and Frankel.

Champion trainer Sir Henry Cecil has lost his long battle with cancer.

Frankel's perfect 13 brings star immortality

Tom Peacock Frankel demolished perhaps the final obstacle blocking his completion as the blueprint for the perfect racehorse in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

Camelot favoured


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

Odds & Sods

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

Danny Nikolic

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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

Chris Roots dinkus

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

Umberto Rispoli

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.