Leon Corstens

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Day of doubles at Flemington, with David Hayes, Leon Corstens and Peter Moody in the money

Andrew Garvey As far as the training fraternity was concerned it was a day of doubles at Flemington, with David Hayes, Leon Corstens and Peter Moody all enjoying multiple wins.


‘Devastating’ call, but Atlantic Jewel’s record shines on

Atlantic Jewel

Michael Rodd It was the phone call I didn't want to take. When Mark Kavanagh's name flashed up on my mobile on Tuesday morning my heart sank.

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Ride of a lifetime

Michael Rodd.

Michael Rodd Atlantic Jewel’s jockey reflects on the mare’s brilliant career, which seems to have ended early.


Unbeaten duo add spice to fillies' classic

The potential clash of two unbeaten fillies grabs the spring spotlight .

Michael Sharkie Without a standout filly to take the headlines, the Thousand Guineas was drifting quietly into the background, but the potential clash of two unbeaten fillies has it firmly back in the spring...

Commanding Jewel still eyeing off Thousand Guineas

Andrew Eddy Atlantic Jewel's half sister Commanding Jewel will continue to chase the spring's first classic in 10 days despite fears she might not be seasoned enough after she faded into third place in the Group...

Filly still a chance

Maybe Discreet, Luke Nolen up, wins the Edward Manifold Stakes.

Andrew Eddy Atlantic Jewel's half-sister fades into third place in Edward Manifold Stakes.

Shooting star: Green Moon on major mission

Story by:Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 6th October 2012 The Age. Sport Flemington Horse Races:Race: 7Craig Williams, (white cap/navy) wins on the Robert Hickmott trained, Green Moon.

Michael Sharkie, Andrew Eddy EUROPEAN import Green Moon confirmed his place as the leading locally-trained Melbourne Cup seed yesterday when he defied a horrid wide run to win the Turnbull Stakes.

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Williams shores up Plate ride on Pierro

Craig Williams.

Andrew Eddy Jockey confirms he will ride super colt Pierro in the Cox Plate.

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Pierro to stamp his Cox claims

Pierro looks set to dominate from right on the speed and put the race away early in the straight.

Andrew Eddy There are only miserable odds on offer for tomorrow's likely Caulfield Guineas winner.


Corstens happy to let Oliver ride Jewel

Damien Oliver

Patrick Bartley, Michael Sharkie LEADING trainer Leon Corstens said yesterday he had no issue booking Damien Oliver to ride his Thousand Guineas second favourite Commanding Jewel at Caulfield tomorrow, despite connections of other...

Trainer on track with Oliver

Robert Grant Leading trainer Leon Corstens says Damien Oliver will be ''busting his boiler'' to win on the $500,000 Thousand Guineas second favourite Commanding Jewel at Caulfield today.


Oliver takes centre stage with Thousand Guineas win

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver, the jockey in the midst of a betting scandal, stole centre stage at Caulfield today when he piloted star filly Commanding Jewel to an easy victory in the group 1 Thousand Guineas.

When the going gets tough, Oliver gets going

Damien Oliver

Peter Hanlon Damien Oliver has risen to great heights before when burdened with a heavy heart.

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My quest for cash: Oliver

Damien Oliver after winning the Thousand Guineas.

Patrick Bartley and Chris Roots Embattled jockey demanding percentage of any prizemoney My Quest For Peace wins in Caulfield and Melbourne cups.

Dunaden does it again

Caulfield Cup won by Craig Williams on Dunaden.

Will Brodie Last year's Melbourne Cup winner defies a bad barrier and a big weight for a stunning Caulfield Cup triumph.

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.

Stars poised to align

Generuc racing

Leon Corstens Fantome Gris may better next time around - but she could also win.

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Expert tips

Leading trainers Wayne Hawkes and Leon Corstens, and jockey Michael Rodd give you the lowdown on their runners on Cox Plate day.


Big names face elimination as Cup horses pay up


Andrew Eddy and Will Brodie There were several familiar local faces with multiples chances still in the Melbourne Cup when second acceptances were taken for the race this morning.

Bumper crowds expected

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This year's Melbourne Cup carnival is expected to start on a winning note.