Andrew Webster Jim Cassidy put two fingers in the air and let the line rip that he's been dying to say for weeks.
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 Jim Cassidy is over talking about the possibility of his 100th group 1 winner. There is a fair probability it will come in the next couple of weeks but he wants the focus on his rides rather than...
Max Presnell Viscount did a ditsy doddle in the Sires' Produce at Randwick that would have sent most jockeys into aerobatics, but not Rod Quinn.
Max Presnell The Chris Waller avalanche, very much on the surge with four Canterbury winners on Wednesday, promises to continue with Field Marshall, for one, at Randwick's Kensington circuit.
Scott Spits Hello and welcome to our rolling coverage of the much-awaited Derby Day meeting at Flemington.
Interstate racing wrap Flying filly Setfire To Therain has reaffirmed her claims for the $2 million Magic Millions Classic.
Patrick Bartley Another spring full of tales of challenges and success.
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.
Patrick Bartley and Chris Roots Australia's most expensive yearling, the $5 million half-brother to world champion sprinting mare Black Caviar, is close to death and even if he manages to recover he is unlikely ever to race.
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.
Adam Pengilly Red Tracer needed every centimetre of the trip to gun down stablemate Catkins.
Chris Roots Zoustar, sold for $14 million during the week, toys with his rivals in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Andrew Webster Women have come and gone so many times in John Singleton's life, but now two special ones might land him something that's eluded him for decades.
Chris Roots There is a sense of theatre in Jim Cassidy. The big occasion and the multimillion-dollar colt on show and the Pumper brings up his 100th group 1 winner.
Adam Pengilly Red Tracer had not won over a mile before Saturday and needed every inch of the trip to gun down stablemate Catkins, handing Chris Waller a group 1 double on Derby day.
Chris Roots Blake Shinn has had two group 1 rides for the Melbourne spring carnival. He was on Fiorente for a third in the Cox Plate and was runner-up in Thursday's Victoria Oaks on Zanbagh.
Kyle Mackey-Laws When it comes to the Melbourne Cup, as a collective group of gamblers, we suck. Big time.
Chris Roots Chris Waller and Jim Cassidy know what's needed for victory.
Michael Lynch The Chris Waller juggernaut is threatening to extend its Sydney dominance across the border. Waller has set all sorts of records in NSW in recent years and has laid down the gauntlet to Victorian...