From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The Hong Kong International Races have shaped up, with a host of international horses and local hopes heading to Sha Tin to capture the big prizes on offer.
Despite being charged with not riding out his mount in the Kingston Town Classic, the trainer of Scales of Justice has revealed he has no problem with under-fire jockey Douglas Whyte.
Day four of the Flemington carnival brings with it the new Emirates Stakes, which is the old Mackinnon Stakes, a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 2000m, moved from Derby day and renamed.
So, we’re halfway through the Flemington carnival, and we’ve seen some thrilling and high class racing – never moreso than in the Melbourne Cup itself, when Almandin out-toughed and out-stayed Heartbreak City in a driving finish.
Usain Bolt has won again – after a tip from Michelle Payne to back her in the first race at Oaks Day.
The horses were fast, the alcohol was flowing and the memes, they were dank.
The 2016 Melbourne Cup has been won by Almandin, with Heartbreak City in second, pre-race favourite Hartnell in third and Qewy in fourth place.
Australia’s richest horse race has been taken out by Almandin taking out the 2016 Melbourne Cup in a tight finish, over Heartbreak City.
The Melbourne Cup has been run for another year, with Almandin the first horse past the post. Here is the complete finishing order for the race that stops the nation.
It was another star-studded field that took to Flemington for the 156th running of the Melbourne Cup, as racing fans around the globe paused to witness how history would be written in 2016.
The 2016 Melbourne Cup won by Almandin was all about tempo. The speed set throughout gave the staying types a chance and made those without distance in their legs gasp for air.
The winning jockey for the 2016 Melbourne Cup Kerrin McEvoy fhas given an absolute belter of an interview after the race, putting the heat right on his pregnant wife!
Lloyd Williams is now the first owner ever to win the Melbourne Cup five times, with Almandin ridden by Kerrin McEvoy winning the 156th running of the great race.
The 2016 Melbourne Cup didn’t see a shock upset like last year when Prince of Penzance took victory, but it wasn’t the most favoured horses picking up the first four places in the field.
Every year racing fans across Australia and the globe pause and turn their focus to Flemington for the running of the Melbourne Cup.
This post will be updated throughout the day with full results from every race on Melbourne Cup Day. While the famous two-mile dash for the Melbourne Cup headlines the first Tuesday in November, there are nine other races on throughout the day.
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Three jockeys have been hospitalised and a horse was put down following a scary fall in South East Queensland.
Vale champion jockey Bill Skelton, who has passed away in his native New Zealand aged 85.
One of the most exciting mares in world racing is expected to contest Victoria’s Summer of Glory carnival.
Punters are torn after night one of the Inter Dominion heats at Gloucester Park in Perth.
Brilliant Victorian pacer Lennytheshark has taken out the first heat of the 2016 Inter Dominion at Gloucester Park, Western Australia.
The Masters in Perth continues at Ascot this Saturday, highlighted by the Group l Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), where we will see a ripping clash between Group l winners Terravista and Malaguerra.
The Spring Carnival might be done and dusted, but there is still a little gap between now and Christmas.
The best racing Perth has to offer kicks off this Saturday at Ascot with week one of the Masters, highlighted of course by the Railway Stakes (1600m).
The whip rule is raising its ugly head again and quite frankly, I would rather the head be chopped off for good.
The Spring Carnival continued to wind down on Saturday, with Sandown getting their day in the spotlight with Zipping Classic Day.
Winx ranked third to Arrogate and California Chrome in the latest release of the official IFHA (International Federation of Horseracing Associations) racehorse rankings.
The long awaited return to Sandown is finally here on Saturday for Zipping Classic Day.
The foreign invaders have once again scooped the pool at this year’s Melbourne Cup and their domination doesn’t look like ending anytime soon, which raises the question: why isn’t the number of foreign horses that are allowed to run in the Melbourne Cup capped by the Victorian Racing Club?
The Melbourne Cup Carnival has been brilliant but the best is saved for last, with a couple of cracking Group l events coming this Saturday.
If you followed my Melbourne Cup tips, hopefully your pockets are the equivalent of Lloyd Williams’.
Thirty years ago the late, great racing writer Bill Whittaker said the Golden Slipper would destroy the production of Australian stayers.