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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

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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
Group 1 dream comes true for Jarrod McLean with Trap For Fools

Group 1 dream comes true for Jarrod McLean with Trap For Fools

A perfect front running ride from John Allen on Trap For Fools gave his trainer his first group 1 victory in the Mackinnon Stakes.

  • by Peter Ryan
Poetic justice as Santa Ana Lane sinks rivals

Poetic justice as Santa Ana Lane sinks rivals

Santa Ana Lane blew his rivals out of the water to land his fourth group 1 in the VRC Sprint Classic.

  • by Michael Lynch
Instinct to help saw The Cliffsofmoher strapper by horse's side
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Instinct to help saw The Cliffsofmoher strapper by horse's side

The Cliffsofmoher strapper Emmet McNamara returned to Ireland the morning after The Melbourne Cup after experienced one of racing's low moments.

  • by Peter Ryan
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Sport Thought: The Cup is iconic, but officials can't just wring their hands
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Sport Thought: The Cup is iconic, but officials can't just wring their hands

The Cup remains an iconic event, but its image has been tarnished. Officials must try to balance emotional arguments and put deaths in racing's wider context.

  • by Michael Lynch
Kenedna comes out of retirement to land Weir a treble

Kenedna comes out of retirement to land Weir a treble

Five-year-old mare Kenedna was heading to the breeding barn before Darren Weir spotted her on his farm and thought she might make a successful comeback.

  • by Peter Ryan
Hayes can only rue what might have been in Cup as Jaameh delivers

Hayes can only rue what might have been in Cup as Jaameh delivers

David Hayes was desperate for Jaameh to get a run in the Melbourne Cup. He didn't make the field, but his win on Saturday suggests he might have been a chance

  • by Michael Lynch
Dreamforce tracks to win big race but Railway Stakes decision can wait

Dreamforce tracks to win big race but Railway Stakes decision can wait

The owners will need to decide whether to take consistent six-year-old Dreamforce to Perth for the Railway Stakes after his impressive group three win

  • by Peter Ryan
A win a day keeps the Darren Weir stable in hay as Top Prospect wins

A win a day keeps the Darren Weir stable in hay as Top Prospect wins

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir has bounced back from the disappointment of Cox Plate day to train a winner on each day of the Flemington Carnival

  • by Peter Ryan