Racing

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Yucatan has been given a 2.5kg penalty for the Melbourne Cup after his dominant win in the Group Two Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield. The penalty moves …

The final group of international contenders scheduled to contest spring carnival features are bound for Melbourne. A group of eight horses, all nominated for the 2018 Melbourne Cup, departed London …

If the controversy over the light show on the Opera House wasn’t enough, the Everest has now caused a good-natured rift in the Anthony Freedman stable. Freedman has two runners, …

Nick Williams says trainer Joseph O’Brien is excited to bring Latrobe to Australia in an attempt to win consecutive Melbourne Cups. Latrobe leaves from Europe on Thursday (Friday AEDT) and …

Avilius has won a start in the Melbourne Cup after surviving a protest to claim The Bart Cummings at Flemington. Success in Saturday’s 2500m handicap gave the winner a ballot …

Classy European stayer Torcedor is out of Melbourne Cup contention after spiking a temperature. Nine horses entered quarantine in England and Ireland overnight but the Andreas Wohler-trained Torcedor did not …

Torcedor remains on target for the Melbourne Cup despite a disappointing start for his new owners in Germany. The top-class stayer trailed home last of seven runners in the Preis …

In a year in which he has ticked off the Epsom Derby with Masar, UK-based trainer Charlie Appleby is striving to claim a Melbourne Cup for Godolphin. Appleby arrived in …

Trainer Mike Moroney has Caulfield Cup ambitions for Vengeur Masque but fears the stayer may fail to make the final field. A poor draw in Saturday’s Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield hasn’t made …

Progressive imported stayer Avilius will not run in the Metropolitan Handicap at Randwick with Godolphin to instead aim him at the Melbourne Cup via the Bart Cummings. Avilius, who has …