Patrick Bartley Pat Carey has experienced some extraordinary moments during his life in racing but the Mornington trainer admits that the Fine Cotton ring-in scandal 30 years ago tomorrow was one of the...
Patrick Bartley Young jockey Chad Schofield has turned to the Victorian Civil And Administrative tribunal to fight the improper riding charge that has sidelined the 20-year-old for 32 race meetings.
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.
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.
Michael Lynch The Lloyd Williams stable’s Cups prospects leapt dramatically early on Saturday with a two state double, Mourayan taking out the Group Three Craven Plate at Randwick and Tanby scoring a narrow...
Michael Lynch With overseas raiders dominating the order of entry and betting for the Melbourne Cup, Australia could certainly do with a home grown standard-bearer - even if he is a recovered crock who has battled...
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.