Mark Kavanagh

Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss excited about future of Chivalry

Andrew Garvey Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss certainly know a good horse when they see one.

Horse Racing

Mark Kavanagh targets Blue Diamond Stakes with Chivalry

Andrew Garvey Chivalry overcomes a troubled passage in running to win the Moonee Valley Plate.

Horse Racing

Trainer Mark Kavanagh tips a rough Blue Diamond

Trainer Mark Kavanagh.

Tim Habel Trainer, who saddles $8 chance Chivalry, says draw and capacity field of 16 has set scene for a hectic race.

Horse Racing

Mark Kavanagh makes gear changes for Chivalry in Blue Diamond Stakes

Chivalry and Marc Murphy.

Patrick Bartley Mark Kavanagh has waited until just days before Chivalry faces his most important race challenge to announce a critical number of gear changes for the colt.

Horseracing

Trainer Mark Kavanagh may double up at Caulfield with It's A Dundeel ruled out

Super Cool

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh may have a two-pronged attack on Saturday's depleted group 1 Caulfield Stakes, with Caulfield Cup second favourite Super Cool in the mix.

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Premiers Chris Waller and James McDonald resume uncanny partnership at Randwick

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots Chris Waller and James McDonald are working on a remarkable 87.5 per cent strike rate for the season.

Trainer Mike Moroney sets Merion on Guineas path

Merion, Steven Arnold up, (right) defeats Chivalry (Glen Boss up) in the Living Legends Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Coming into the Living Legends Stakes (1400m) trainer Mike Moroney had a choice of where to head in in the immediate future with Merion but the horse staked his claim for a Caulfield Guineas campaign...

Kavanagh's spring hopefuls on display

Inquisitive: Glen Boss with a guide dog pup and Mark Kavanagh runner Super Cool.

Patrick Bartley Mark Kavanagh believes Saturday's Flemington meeting will give him a far greater insight into his stable's hopes for the Cox Plate and Caulfield Guineas.

Chris Waller's first four leaves favourite punters reeling

Next stop the breeding barn: James McDonald pilots Maroon Bay to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller said it would have been embarrassing not to have won a race where he had five of the eight runners but he still left punters shaking their heads as favourite Beyond Thankful flopped.

Memsie Stakes brimming with class as Sydney trainers search for firmer footing

Memsie bound: Brilliant New Zealand mare Silent Achiever.

Patrick Bartley The dismal weather conditions in Sydney that have conspired against so many aspiring spring carnival contenders is largely the reason next Saturday's group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield is brimming...

Horseracing

Freshman It’s A Dundeel stars at Arrowfield Stud stallion parade

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Studmaster rapt with the way the son of High Chaparral has let down.

Racing

New blood promises to keep home-grown sires in high demand

John Holloway The outstanding brigade of colts excelling in the 2013-14 season has resulted in six wonderfully bred freshmen sires scheduled to start their stud careers in September.

Horse Racing

McNeil takes honours at Sandown

That’s three: Apprentice Jye McNeil completes his first city treble aboard Horacio in the Perri Cutten Handicap.

Andrew Garvey Apprentice Jye McNeil edged closer to losing his 3 kilo claim after taking the riding honours at Sandown with his first ever metropolitan treble.

Horseracing

Attrition rate of colts leaves Golden Slipper to fillies

Dink

Bloodlines There are several critics who say Saturday’s Golden Slipper is below the usual standard, many of the opinion that the colts are outclassed by the fillies.

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Racing

US and Middle East interest adds spice to Easter sales

Handy return: Golden Slipper winner Mossfun cost just $85,000 at last year's Inglis Easter sales.

John Holloway The big dollars haven’t matched last year's Inglis Easter yearling sales, but the excitement and influx of new faces, particularly from America, have led to some memorable bidding duels at the first...

Shamus Award in Cox Plate boilover

Chad Schofield riding Shamus Award celebrates winning the Sportingbet Cox Plate during Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Michael Lynch Three-year-old Shamus Award has made all the running to win the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Don't mess with the Derby

Victoria Derby Day 2012

Michael Lynch Here are some eternal truths about the Melbourne Spring carnival: the weather will be changeable; the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate will be labelled "the worst ever"; the Melbourne Cup will be...

Horse Racing

The great race contenders: everything you need to know

Lexus Stakes winner Ruscello returns to scale.

Andrew Garvey All the horses and the form. Andrew Garvey's guide to the Melbourne Cup.

Horse Racing

Pros and cons: who can win the Melbourne Cup

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Michael Sharkie Michael Sharkie examines all the Melbourne Cup runners and looks at why they can - and can't - win the race.

Horse Racing

It's cool for Kavanagh

Ready to rock 'n' roll: Super Cool frolics in the sand after trackwork on Monday.

Patrick Bartley and Tim Habel Mark Kavanagh admits race is the toughest edition in memory, but maintains he can win again with his longshot Super Cool.