Racing

Irish mare Magic Wand is an acceptor for the Group One Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington after her midfield finish in the Melbourne Cup. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Magic Wand finished 10th …

Trainer Danny O’Brien has vowed to bring Vow And Declare back to defend the Melbourne Cup title next year. The Australian-bred, owned, trained and ridden Vow And Declare repelled the …

Trainer Tony McEvoy is forgiving of Silent Sovereign’s midfield finish in the Wakeful Stakes and is happy to give the filly her chance in the Group One VRC Oaks. Silent …

Champion mare Winx’s part-owner Peter Tighe is no different to anyone else with a share in a racehorse: he dreams of winning a Melbourne Cup. From Saudi Arabian royalty and …

Octogenarian twins Ray and Tony Dennis are a long way from home but happy to be in Melbourne to watch a horse they bred and own try to uphold antipodean …

Racing purists turn away because the sport might be about to usher in a new grand slam. Historically, the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper have been …

English trainer Charlie Fellowes vividly remembers the fleeting moment he thought he was going to win the Melbourne Cup 12 months ago. It wasn’t to be, with Prince Of Arran …

For a few hairy moments last week, Hugh Bowman thought he might be without a Melbourne Cup ride this year. The champion jockey had been booked to reunite with 2018 …

Trainer Paul Preusker says his job is done with local hope Surprise Baby ahead of the Melbourne Cup. His focus now is keeping the stayer safe ahead of Tuesday’s $8 …

Hotham Stakes winner Downdraft has come through the Flemington race well as he prepares to run on a quick back-up in the Melbourne Cup. Downdraft’s win in Saturday’s 2500m-race confirmed …