Mark Kavanagh

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.

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.

Racing

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''.

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.

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...

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.

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.

She's not Black Caviar: Kavanagh plays down hype around his star mare

Horse trainer Mark Kavanagh with Atlantic Jewel at his property in Toolern Vale. 15th of October 2012.  The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Patrick Bartley While trainer Mark Kavanagh is genuinely excited about the return of his outstanding mare Atlantic Jewel in Saturday's group 1 Memsie Stakes, he is quick to defuse comparisons with Black Caviar.

Quiet achiever Arnold weighs in with a select book down south

Steven Arnold

Michael Lynch In the days when he was dominating English racing, legendary jockey Lester Piggot - who many rate as the best rider to have climbed into a saddle anywhere - was said to exist on a diet of a cigar, a...

Horse Racing

Caulfield to cop a spray

Caulfield will have race-eve watering to the track to prevent the surface for Saturday's group 1 Memsie Stakes meeting becoming too hard.

Patrick Bartley Ground staff told to apply race-eve watering to prevent surface becoming too hard.

Horse Racing

Arnold at the height of his powers

Think big: Steven Arnold's triumphs on So You Think in the 2010 spring began with the Memsie Stakes.

Michael Lynch The Memsie Stakes brings golden memories, writes Michael Lynch.

Horse Racing

Jewel dazzles in return

Trainer Mark Kavanagh and Michael Rodd with the trophy after Atlantic Jewel won the Memsie Stakes.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mark Kavanagh on the point of tears after watching Atlantic Jewel trounce her rivals.

Horse Racing

First 'Scobie' caps big weekend for Rodd

Michael Rodd

Michael Lynch Star jockey caps a memorable weekend with his first Scobie Breasley Medal.

Horse Racing

Last race policy 'flexible'

Generuc racing

Patrick Bartley Melbourne Racing Club prepared to change controversial policy of staging major races as last event.

WINNERS & LOSERS

Keep Fiorente safe, but Atlantic Jewel is a gem

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Without taking a decibel away from the Atlantic Jewel thunder, Fiorente missed the start of Saturday's Memsie Stakes by four lengths.