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.
Michael Rodd Atlantic Jewel’s jockey reflects on the mare’s brilliant career, which seems to have ended early.
Patrick Bartley Leon Corstens says he is excited about the return of his outstanding mare Commanding Jewel in Saturday's $120,000 Carlyon Stakes (1000 metres), but the trainer is quick to warn punters not to...
Patrick Bartley Leon Corstens admits he is genuinely excited at the return of outstanding mare Commanding Jewel in Saturday's Carlyon Stakes.
Michael Lynch Trainer Leon Corstens will press on to the Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington in a fortnight's time with his heavily-hyped mare Commanding Jewell despite the four year old's failure to run a place in...
Michael Sharkie Disgraced jockey says that he has many bridges to mend as he begins his comeback.
Patrick Bartley While a winning treble from Glen Boss at Sandown has left the champion jockey on the cusp of snaring his first Victorian premiership, he is also poised to shatter the stakes-earning record for an...
Patrick Bartley Trainer, who returned to hospital this week following a recurrence of blood poisoning, is hoping to be released in time to see some of his vast team run this weekend.
Michael Lynch Trainer Leon Corstens rolls his eyes, smiles and throws his head back when asked just how far - literally and metaphorically - his star filly Commanding Jewel might get if she makes a full recovery...
Mike Hedge A day in the life of Canberra's Matthew Dale is this week set to test any notion that the pressures on a modern racehorse trainer can be justified by the rewards available.
Daniel Sankey Welcome to our live coverage of Melbourne Cup Day for 2012, direct from the mounting yard press room at Flemington.
This year's Melbourne Cup carnival is expected to start on a winning note.
Chris Roots Grahame Begg is not concerned about Secret Admirer dropping back to her favoured trip of a mile in the Myer Classic, and said it was actually an easy decision between the mares' group 1 and the...
Andrew Eddy The most deserving generally don't get a look in on Victoria Derby day.
Daniel Sankey Live from the track at Flemington, we bring you all the action from on and off the track.
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.
Andrew Eddy It was as if Damien Oliver had a spotlight on him at every turn for the first few hours at Flemington on Tuesday.
Max Presnell Billed as the greatest Melbourne Cup ever, the Green Moon chapter on Tuesday was a theatre of disappointment.
Andrew Eddy IT WAS as if Damien Oliver had a spotlight on him at every turn for the first few hours at Flemington on Tuesday.
Will Brodie Last year's Melbourne Cup winner defies a bad barrier and a big weight for a stunning Caulfield Cup triumph.