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Irishman Allen emerges among the elite in carnival to remember

Irishman Allen emerges among the elite in carnival to remember

Once a jump jockey, Irishman John Allen has emerged as one of the the elite in a breakout Melbourne Spring Carnival when he landed two group 1s

  • by Michael Lynch

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Price looks to end carnival with Guineas success

Price looks to end carnival with Guineas success

Mick Price got his spring group 1 with Grunt in September. Can Seabrook give him a Sandown Guineas group 2 on Saturday?

  • by Michael Lynch
Rekindling could look to make more Cup history in England

Rekindling could look to make more Cup history in England

Rekindling made history when he won the Melbourne Cup and now he is looking to win Ascot's Premier staying race.

  • by Michael Lynch
Cup rivals to indicate the strength of Cross Counter's performance

Cup rivals to indicate the strength of Cross Counter's performance

The first test of Cross Counter's Melbourne Cup-winning form will be tested at Sandown on Saturday.

  • by Michael Lynch
Ramsden revamp: VRC makes late May staying test a Cup entry race
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Ramsden revamp: VRC makes late May staying test a Cup entry race

The VRC has reacted swiftly to complaints from locals that Australian-trained horses don't get enough chances to run in the Melbourne Cup.

  • by Michael Lynch
Hugh Bowman's suspension reduced but he will miss the Japan Cup

Hugh Bowman's suspension reduced but he will miss the Japan Cup

Hugh Bowman had his penalty reduced from 35 meetings to 23 meetings and a $10,000 fine at a hearing of the Racing and Disciplinary Appeals Board.

  • by Peter Ryan
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Everybody's looking for a fair crack of the whip

Everybody's looking for a fair crack of the whip

The court of public opinion worldwide has become whip-shy and can no longer be ignored.

  • by Max Presnell
Probe into Cup death looks at all factors as RV commits to safety

Probe into Cup death looks at all factors as RV commits to safety

Racing Victoria probes Melbourne Cup but will also look at all facets to improve equine welfare.

  • by Michael Lynch
It was the year Godolphin dominated and Winx upheld Australian honour

It was the year Godolphin dominated and Winx upheld Australian honour

Godolphin cleaned up in the Cups, but Winx stamped herself the queen of the turf once more with an imperious, record-breaking Cox Plate win.

  • by Michael Lynch
Damien Oliver equals Cup carnival record with final win

Damien Oliver equals Cup carnival record with final win

Champion jockey Damien Oliver equalled Bobbie Lewis's record of 72 wins in Cup week when he won the last race of the day on Order Of Command.

  • by Peter Ryan
Loyalty repaid: Barrier rogue overcomes issues

Loyalty repaid: Barrier rogue overcomes issues

Loyalty Man almost died when he panicked in a stalls accident. But care and devotion from his owners, trainer and vets got him back to winning ways

  • by Michael Lynch