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Horse Racing

McNeil takes honours at Sandown

Andrew Garvey Apprentice Jye McNeil edged closer to losing his 3 kilo claim after taking the riding honours at Sandown with his first ever metropolitan treble.


No hangover as the stellar racing just keeps on coming

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Outstanding racing on Saturday, including the stand-alone Hawkesbury meeting, follows a Sydney autumn from which many highlights rate in the best-ever category.

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Platelet a longshot for Goodwood double after poor barrier draw

Platelet has been handed a tough barrier  in Saturday’s Goodwood Handicap.

Laura Banks Platelet's chances of claiming back-to-back Goodwood Handicap victories have been hampered by a barrier 17 draw for the $500,000 group 1 at Morphettville on Saturday.


Gai Waterhouse's filly Nayeli the wildcard for Diamond

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  Vlad Duric smiles after winning on Nayeli in Race 4, the Mal Seccull Chairmans Stakes during Melbourne racing at Caulfield Racecourse on February 1, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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