Pat Carey

Bookie puts his money on mum

Adam Pengilly Tom Waterhouse spectacularly tries to back his mother's horse Fiorente to win $1 million.

Horse Racing

Pros and cons: who can win the Melbourne Cup


Michael Sharkie Michael Sharkie examines all the Melbourne Cup runners and looks at why they can - and can't - win the race.

Horse Racing

Ethiopia to shine second time round

Trainer Pat Carey and Ethiopia.

Patrick Bartley Punters seem happy to ignore the Pat Carey-trained Ethiopia.

Horse Racing

Caulfield Cup Day: race day news and results

Caulfield Cup Day 2013 - Race 1 won by Suavito ridden by Michael Walker.

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 ...

Melbourne Cup hopefuls reduced to 47


Michael Sharkie Key absentees are Glencadam Gold, Manighar and It's A Dundeel

Horse Racing

Stayer runs under radar

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.

Horse racing

Forgotten Voice closer to Caulfield Cup start

Forgotten Voice.

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.

Horse Racing

Caulfield Cup favourite draws badly in gate 16


Patrick Bartley Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller had contrasting fortunes in the barrier draw for the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.

Carey looking for a one-hit wonder in mile

Ethiopia and trainer Pat Carey.

Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.

Carey stares down Doncaster history with Ethiopia fresh

Jockey Rhys McLeod riding Ethiopia

Michael Lynch RECORDS are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.

Horse Racing

Waller grabs another Group 1 as Sacred Falls wins Doncaster

Tommy Berry celebrates after winning the Doncaster aboard Sacred Falls.

Michael Lynch Jockey of the moment Tommy Berry added the Doncaster Mile to his Golden Slipper triumph when he brought home outsider Sacred Falls to victory in the $2 million Randwick classic on Saturday afternoon.

Horse Racing

Live coverage: Doncaster Day at Royal Randwick

Daniel Sankey Live updates from a sodden Royal Randwick as the nation's best milers prepare for the BMW Doncaster Handicap.

Dear Demi survives scare to give Singleton some joyous relief

Dear Demi

Tony White After a fortnight of turmoil, ad man and high-profile owner John Singleton was back in the headlines for the right reasons at Doomben on Saturday when his star filly Dear Demi won the $175,000 Hidden...

Horse Racing

Gondokoro cups poser

Home and hosed: Rhys McLeod steers Gondokoro to an easy win in the Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm

Stephen Rodgers No certainty of cups campaign despite Gondokoro's dominant win in group 1 Queensland Oaks.

Horse Racing

Filly may go for double

Rhys McLeod winning the Queensland Oaks on Gondokoro.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Pat Carey's quest to win a second group 1 classic in a week is closer to reality.

Harvey wants Reliable Man for NZ posting

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John Holloway Australia's biggest racehorse owner, Gerry Harvey, is negotiating to buy the French galloper Reliable Man in a multimillion-dollar deal.

Carey sets yardstick for contender

Pat Carey.

Andrew Eddy Last season's AJC Derby winner Ethiopia still three weeks away from returning to the track.

Affection for stayers at heart of pair's success

Field of dreams: Ethiopia at Moonee Valley yesterday.

Michael Sharkie West Australian breeder and unassuming trainer may hold key to Cox Plate boilover.

Horse Racing

Ocean Park hasn't got his jockey wondering

Cox-a-hoop: Glen Boss on Ocean Park (foreground) and Mark Zahra on Yosei work at Moonee Valley yesterday.

Andrew Eddy Just a handful of Cox Plate contenders turn up to gallop at oddly-named Breakfast with the Best.

Boss tips Kiwi star to work wonders

Glen Boss

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...