Pat Carey

Thirty years on from the Fine Cotton ring-in scandal - Pat Carey remembers

Illustration: Matt Golding

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...

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.

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

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

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

Double success for the Williams stable


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...

Maluckyday has eyes on the main prize

Maluckyday has endured setback after setback, forcing him to miss carnival after carnival.

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...

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...

Penalty still has Gatewood on outer in Cup

Penalty poser: Gatewood wins the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

Andrew Eddy It is not just the local stayers who are feeling the Melbourne Cup squeeze.

Melbourne Cup money comes for Ethiopia


Patrick Bartley First tangible clue that local stayer will progress from Cox Plate to start in Melbourne Cup.

Trainer tight-lipped on Cup prospects

Cox Plate Day Moonee Valley , Race  8 The Cox Plate won by Ocean Park ridden by Glen Boss , the trainer Gary Hennessy congratulates Glen BossPhoto Pat Scala The AgeSaturday the 27th of October 2012

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...

Ethiopia pulls swiftie on fast starters

Cox Plate Day Moonee Valley , Race  8 The Cox Plate won by Ocean Park ridden by Glen Boss beating All Too Hard ridden by Chris MuncePhoto Pat Scala The AgeSaturday the 27th of October 2012

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...

It all goes to plan for Ocean Park

Connections of Ocean Park celebrate

Patrick Bartley Quietly spoken New Zealand trainer and his international owners achieved long-term plan.

New tactic shows new Ethiopia

Pat Carey.

Michael Sharkie All great coaches keep an ace up their sleeve for a big game.

Ethiopia to carry local Cup hopes

Ocean Park wins

Andrew Eddy Cox Plate's eye-catching runner firmly in contention for the greatest prize of all.