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Gai Waterhouse's filly Nayeli the wildcard for Diamond

Adam Pengilly, Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse has questioned whether Rubick should retain Blue Diamond favouritism after Nayeli sparked a dual-state assault for racing's first lady.

Horse Racing

Boomwaa caps successful carnival for trainer Robbie Laing with Maribyrnong Plate win


Andrew Garvey After one of the biggest wins of his career with Polanski in the Victoria Derby at Flemington last Saturday, trainer Robbie Laing bookended Melbourne Cup week, by winning the group three $150,000...

Live coverage: Emirates Stakes Day

Post D'France

Scott Spits Join us for rolling coverage of the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, including the running of the group 1 Emirates Stakes over 1600 metres.

Safeguard makes it three in a row

Michael Lynch Darley colt Safeguard just held on to his unbeaten record when he kicked off his three-year-old campaign with a nose win over David Hayes' luckless Fast 'n' Rocking in the 1100-metre Vain Stakes.

Horse Racing

It's almost time for spring

Eyes on Melbourne Cup: Sea Moon after a track gallop at Caulfield.

Michael Lynch Caulfield trainer Mick Price's two imports clashed in the Legacy 2013 Appeal Handicap.

Ocean Park a fresh face for Plate

CAUFIELD, AUSTRALIA- SEPTEMBER 22, 2012;  Photo of  Ocean Park risen by Glenn Boss winner of the Hyland Underwood Stakes (group 1 ) race at Caufiled on Saturday September 22, 2012.  THE SUNDAY AGE /  LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Patrick Bartley WITH the impending arrival of a powerful contingent of European stayers for the spring carnival, New Zealand galloper Ocean Park served notice that he would play a part in the major races over the...

Horse Racing

Not just a drop in the ocean

Ocean Park ridden by Glen Boss.

Patrick Bartley New Zealand galloper Ocean Park serves notice that he will play a part in the major races over the next two months with a with victory in the Underwood Stakes.

Michael Sharkie

Shark Bites Michael Sharkie


Michael Sharkie Wendy Kelly has Silver Falls in career-best form and the four-year-old is a chance today.


IT IS 12 months exactly since he last won a race, yet seemingly everything points to DECEMBER DRAW (Race 7, No. 3) as being the horse to beat in tomorrow's group 1 Turnbull Stakes.

Horse Racing

Williams shores up Plate ride on Pierro

Craig Williams.

Andrew Eddy Jockey confirms he will ride super colt Pierro in the Cox Plate.

Caulfield Cup: what the jockeys said

Generuc racing

History will say Dunaden can't win the Caulfield and Melbourne cups, but he's a very special horse.

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.

Water under the bridge

Gai Waterhouse

Peter Hanlon Gai Waterhouse is upbeat despite a dismal start to her carnival, writes Peter Hanlon.


It's been gloomy, but Gai still has spring in her step

Gai Waterhouse

Peter Hanlon GAI WATERHOUSE has trained eight winners since the spring carnival picked up speed at Caulfield two weeks ago.

Horse Racing

Live coverage: Derby Day at Flemington


Daniel Sankey Live from the track at Flemington, we bring you all the action from on and off the track.

Wide draw for Dunaden in Melbourne Cup

Cups contenders.

French stayer Dunaden will have to overcome a wide barrier to defend his Melbourne Cup crown. Dunaden, to be ridden by Craig Williams, drew barrier 16 in the 24-horse field.

How the race was run and won

Jockeys line up before the Melbourne Cup as the clouds gather over Flemington.

Just 50 metres after the start, topweight Dunaden clipped his heels and nearly fell.

Live coverage: Oaks Day

Live: Oaks Day coverage.

Daniel Sankey Welcome to our live coverage of Crown Oaks Day, coming to you from the mounting yard press room at Flemington.

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Moody, Cummings give Duric shot to end carnival with a flourish

Vlad Duric

Michael Lynch ONE man's misfortune is another man's opportunity.

Duric set to grab his chance

Vlad Duric.

Michael Lynch Luke Nolen's suspension opens the door for Vlad Duric to end carnival with a bang.