Michael Sharkie Amid the endless natter about international runners heading towards the spring cups, Ethiopia, who could potentially be Australia's best stayer, has become the forgotten horse.
Michael Lynch Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential is out of the Caulfield Cup, bringing an international hopeful closer to a start in the rich staying handicap.
Patrick Bartley Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller had contrasting fortunes in the barrier draw for the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.
It's Caulfield Cup Day and we've been blessed with a beautiful day in Melbourne. We're hours away from the start of the Group 1 classic ...
Michael Sharkie Key absentees are Glencadam Gold, Manighar and It's A Dundeel
Adam Pengilly Tom Waterhouse spectacularly tries to back his mother's horse Fiorente to win $1 million.
Michael Sharkie Michael Sharkie examines all the Melbourne Cup runners and looks at why they can - and can't - win the race.
Patrick Bartley Punters seem happy to ignore the Pat Carey-trained Ethiopia.
Andrew Eddy Last season's AJC Derby winner Ethiopia still three weeks away from returning to the track.
Michael Sharkie West Australian breeder and unassuming trainer may hold key to Cox Plate boilover.
Andrew Eddy Just a handful of Cox Plate contenders turn up to gallop at oddly-named Breakfast with the Best.
Andrew Eddy They munched on their sausages in bread and sipped watery coffee and wondered. The icy wind at sunrise at Moonee Valley yesterday had most wondering why they left their beds, but at least the action...
Andrew Eddy It is not just the local stayers who are feeling the Melbourne Cup squeeze.
Patrick Bartley First tangible clue that local stayer will progress from Cox Plate to start in Melbourne Cup.
Andrew Eddy AN INTERNATIONAL won last week's Caulfield Cup and star New Zealand galloper Ocean Park took yesterday's Cox Plate, but local hopes of winning the Melbourne Cup in nine days are not yet dashed, with...
Michael Sharkie EVERY great coach keeps an ace up their sleeve for a big game and Pat Carey produced his in time for the Cox Plate yesterday, when he instructed jockey Rhys McLeod to take his swooping stayer...
Patrick Bartley Quietly spoken New Zealand trainer and his international owners achieved long-term plan.
Michael Sharkie All great coaches keep an ace up their sleeve for a big game.
Andrew Eddy Cox Plate's eye-catching runner firmly in contention for the greatest prize of all.
Will Brodie One of the most open Cox Plates in memory is the highlight of the card as the spring racing carnival hits top gear at Moonee Valley.