Racing Carnival

Wed 7 Nov 2018

European Melbourne Cup domination predicted

European Melbourne Cup domination predicted

One UK scribe has warned Australia needs to change its philosophy if it wants to again see a local win the Melbourne Cup

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Lismore-born jockey hopes to clinch Melbourne Cup win

premium_icon Lismore-born jockey hopes to clinch Melbourne Cup win

CHAMPION jockey Zac Purton has come a long way from his days as a child running along the fence posts on race days at Casino.

Mon 5 Nov 2018

Quick form guide to the Melbourne Cup

Quick form guide to the Melbourne Cup

No time to do the Melbourne Cup form? Check out our five-minute guide with likes/dislikes and verdict on the full field plus a trifecta tip

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Cup guide: Five horses you have to know

Cup guide: Five horses you have to know

Favourites aside, these are the five Melbourne Cup runners you need to get to know ahead of the race that stops the nation

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Weir backs beaten Very Elleegant to hit back in the Oaks

Weir backs beaten Very Elleegant to hit back in the Oaks

Darren Weir remains confident Verry Elleegant can win Thursday’s $1 million Group 1 feature despite finishing fifth to the impressive Aristia on Saturday

Drama as Cup runner gets last-gasp entry

Drama as Cup runner gets last-gasp entry

The full field for the 2018 Melbourne Cup is virtually confirmed, with Nakeeta slipping into the field following Red Verdon's withdrawal

Extra Brut wins famous Derby

Extra Brut wins famous Derby

Trainer Darren Weir has created a famous chapter in Australian racing, winning the $2 million Victoria Derby with his first entry

Prince picks up gold pass to Melbourne Cup

Prince picks up gold pass to Melbourne Cup

Powerful English raider A Prince of Arran is into the Melbourne Cup and trainer Charlie Fellowes cannot believe his good fortune

Red Verdon cleared to run Cup after injury scare

Red Verdon cleared to run Cup after injury scare

Melbourne Cup raider Red Verdon has been cleared to run in Tuesday's big race after an injury scare this week

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Winx wins; ‘I can’t believe it,’ says Bowman

Winx wins; ‘I can’t believe it,’ says Bowman

The queen of the turf Winx has done what most deemed impossible and become the first horse to win four consecutive Cox Plates with another remarkable performance at...

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Waller knows Winx is a world beater

Waller knows Winx is a world beater

Trainer Chris Waller says he has no regrets about not accepting the challenge of racing Winx overseas, ahead of her tilt today at a fourth Cox Plate win

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Key Lloyd Williams runner out of Melbourne Cup

Key Lloyd Williams runner out of Melbourne Cup

Latrobe owner Lloyd Williams says the 3200m of the Melbourne Cup would be too much for at this stage for his three-year-old star’s career

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Cummings: ‘We are all in awe of Winx’

Cummings: ‘We are all in awe of Winx’

Godolphin trainer James Cummings knows it will take an extraordinary effort from Avilius to topple Winx in the Cox Plate, but he’s happy to have a crack

Winx’s path to history revealed

Winx’s path to history revealed

Winx has drawn barrier six for Saturday's Cox Plate while her main market rival, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Benbatl, has barrier three

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Lees proves king of Coffs track with a five from five record

Lees proves king of Coffs track with a five from five record

Add these two horses from the Lees' stable to the black book

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Caulfield Cup just the beginning for raiders

Caulfield Cup just the beginning for raiders

The internationals have secured Caulfield Cup and unless Winx can stop them in the Cox Plate a whitewash of our spring carnival majors is on the cards

Best Solution’s stunning Caulfield Cup win

Best Solution’s stunning Caulfield Cup win

Best Solution’s rider Pat Cosgrove said the horse had a bad barrier draw and a poor start in the Caulfield Cup, but he did enough to win the $5 million race

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Former apprentice, long time friend aim for summit

premium_icon Former apprentice, long time friend aim for summit

HYERONIMUS confident a horse he knows "back to front” can scale the heights of The Kosciuszko.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

OPINION: Opera House saga over horse race a disgrace

OPINION: Opera House saga over horse race a disgrace

I CAN'T be the only one aghast at the fiasco regarding running a barrier draw for a horse race on the Sydney Opera House.

Tue 2 Oct 2018

Spring racing returns to Coffs Harbour

premium_icon Spring racing returns to Coffs Harbour

AFL Masters get trackside in Coffs Harbour.

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