Mark Kavanagh

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Trainer Mark Kavanagh tips a rough Blue Diamond

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

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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.

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Mark Kavanagh targets Blue Diamond Stakes with Chivalry

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

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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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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...

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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Trainer Sam Kavanagh emerges from father Mark's shadow with Midsummer Sun

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Glen Boss riding Midsummer Sun wins the Peter Street Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on May 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sam Kavanagh admits having a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer as a father ''has its ups and downs''.

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Max Presnell's The Verdict: Chivalry far from dead in Blue Diamond

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell A clean break at the start, particularly for Rubick and Chivalry, holds the key in what promises to be a blistering Blue Diamond at Caulfield on Saturday.

Chris Waller wary of Joe Pride's joy raining on Boban's parade

Max Presnell BOBAN, out to win six straight, is an example of the delicacy of Saturday's window to the autumn majors at Randwick and Caulfield.

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Earthquake the favourite for Blue Diamond Stakes after impressing in Prelude

Damian Browne guides Earthquake to victory in the Blue Diamond Prelude (fillies).

Andrew Garvey Timekeeper cannot separate unbeaten Sydney two-year-olds Rubick and Earthquake.

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Blue Diamond favourites draw wide

Barrier draw.

Tim Habel Favourites Rubick and Earthquake will both have to start from double figure barriers.

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Rodd parts company with Kavanagh

All the way: Michael Rodd steers Vatican to the line in the Doveton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Leading jockey Michael Rodd has stood down as stable rider for the powerful Mark Kavanagh outfit after more than six years with the Flemington trainer.

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Fiorente primed, but Atlantic Jewel still favourite

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01:  Fiorente from the Gai Waterhouse stable enjoys a swim in the pool at Flemington Racecourse on October 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse has Fiorente locked in and ready to fire in the Cox Plate as his rivals have weather, track and jockey concerns before heading to Moonee Valley on Saturday.

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Kavanagh’s dampener on Atlantic Jewel in Cox Plate

Mark Kavanagh

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh says Cox Plate favourite Atlantic Jewel will be scratched from Saturday's $3million group1 event if the track becomes wet.

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Jewel scratched if it's wet

Trainer Mark Kavanagh with Atlantic Jewel.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh says he and owners not prepared to risk possibly Australia's most valuable mare on an unsuitable track.

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Moonee Valley track 'will be perfect'

The Moonee Valley track.

Patrick Bartley Moonee Valley track manager says wet forecast for club's two most important meetings will not affect track.

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Atlantic Jewel had galloped beautifully before breaking down

Michael Rodd riding Atlantic Jewel.

Michael Lynch Cox Plate betting turned on its head after favourite's withdrawal.

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Atlantic Jewel out of Cox Plate with career-threatening injury

Patrick Bartley Champion race mare and Cox Plate favourite Atlantic Jewel has incurred another tendon injury and it would appear her career is over.

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Plate up for grabs as ace ruled out

Craig Newitt rides Foreteller (left) and Leith Innes rides Sacred Falls in a gallop at Breakfast with the Stars at Moonee Valley on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch Cox Plate thrown into turmoil and trainer Mark Kavanagh left devastated after favourite scratched.

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Owner feels sorry for Kavanagh

Michael Kirwan.

Patrick Bartley Owner says tentative plan is to send Atlantic Jewel to be mated with champion European stallion Galileo.