Mark Kavanagh

Horse Racing

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

Max Presnell dinkus

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.

Horse Racing

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.

Horseracing

Blue Diamond favourites draw wide

Barrier draw.

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

Horseracing

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.

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.

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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...

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

Spring invasion force

Trainer Mark Kavanagh poses with Atlantic Jewel.

Michael Sharkie Four-year-olds could help keep Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and Melbourne Cup at home.

Horseracing

Atlantic Jewel back to take the top billing

Trainer Mark Kavanagh poses for photo with Atlantic Jewel

Michael Sharkie, Michael Lynch Australia's best chances of defending the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup rest squarely on the shoulders of an outstanding four-year-old crop and the country's other unbeaten mare,...

Rock's rolling in numbers for spring

John Holloway Sydney and Melbourne racegoers should brace themselves for an abundance of Fastnet Rock progeny gracing tracks as the champion stallion's numbers on the ground swell to a record total.

Rodd rapt as Atlantic Jewel runs along with ease

Mathew Toogood Michael Rodd says all the signs are positive for star mare Atlantic Jewel's spring prospects after she ramped up her comeback with an easy jump-out at a rain-sodden Flemington.

Horse Racing

Atlantic Jewel scorches in trial

Trainer Mark Kavanagh with Atlantic Jewel.

Patrick Bartley Australia's best race mare takes another significant step towards a comeback.

Villiers Stakes a lottery for tax evaders

Max Presnell The strength of the Villiers at Randwick is emphasised by Taxmeifyoucan being the most favoured in a poll of betting houses.