From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Cox Plate favourite Fawkner has been trimmed into $4 after drawing barrier four for Saturday’s weight-for-age championship at Moonee Valley.
UPDATE: Connections of Admire Rakit have advised Racing Victoria that this horse will take its place in the Cup, despite the penalty after its victory in the Caulfield Cup.
High-profile Japanese import Bande has been scratched from the 2014 Caulfield Cup this morning in one of the shocks leading up to the race.
There are three ways how not to lose on Saturday. You know the first two. A: Don’t have a bet. Something unexpected is bound to win.
The past seven Melbourne Saturday meetings have had their first race run on Good 3 ground. Enough is enough. You have water. Use it.
Out, out, out they went, at crazy discount prices. Sounded like a TV commercial for Harvey Norman. Was it 50 months interest free, nought per cent interest, no deposit?
They say you need everything to go right to win a Melbourne Cup, and the same applies to the horse racing fantasy game Star Stable, which kicks off this Saturday.
On Friday night, the world’s best sprinter, Lankan Rupee, was beaten for a second time in two starts at Moonee Valley this spring. Both times Lankan Rupee was an odds-on favourite.
The past five Melbourne Cups have all been won by stallions and four of them now stand at stud. Forget importing Europeans – Australian stock is the one to buy.
This has been a good news week in Australian racing. Black Caviar had her first foal. James Cummings won his first Group 1 in partnership with Grandpa Bart: a Hallowed Crown indeed.
If the Melbourne Cup is the heart of Australian racing, then the soul resides in the country. Without a soul, even a heart as big as Phar Lap’s is just a relic in a big glass jar.
As evidenced on Saturday, trainers have such a strong influence on markets that it is only a matter of time before racing’s integrity comes under fire.
It is seemingly impossible to win a Melbourne Cup with any more than 57kg, and 2014′s Melbourne Cup is unusual in that there there is no obvious topweight horse, and accordingly, no obvious favourite.
Star Rolling won the big race at Caulfield last Saturday at the nice price of $10. Most experts forgot to tell you he was among the chances. Were there signs?
Well done Jeff Kennett. You said a lot of things which administrators needed to hear and you said it their backyard. But one solution you offered would cripple the industry much faster than doing nothing.
Following jockeys can be just as exciting as following a horse. When you back one early in their career to be a star and it pans out, you are a genius.
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Some say the Cox Plate is the race where legends are made, others say it’s the best two minutes in Australian sport, not just Australian horse racing.
Royal Descent will have to follow in the footsteps of Pinker Pinker if she is to hand Chris Waller his first Cox Plate on Saturday.
When the gates crash open Saturday afternoon in the Cox Plate, for one young man – win, lose or draw – his dream will have already been realised.
The $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup at 4pm AEDT is the highlight of the Geelong Racing Calendar, and today’s edition of the race looks a wide-open affair with plenty of chances among the field of 13. Join us here on The Roar from 3:40pm (AEST) for live commentary, results and reaction.
It’s rare that you get a premier Group l race named in your honour, but that was just how good Manikato was back in the late 1970s and early 80s, winning this race twice when at his brilliant best.
The Cox Plate is arguably Australia’s ultimate middle distance race, attracting an exciting field of both foreign and local talent.
It has been six long years now since a runner in the Caulfield Cup has won the Melbourne Cup.
The Group 1 Caulfield Cup was run and won on the weekend. Here is the runner-by-runner analysis of the 2400-metre, $3,000,000 race.
Despite some tough local competition, the highlights of this year’s Geelong Cup field look to come from abroad. Here is our Geelong Cup preview, with all you need to know about the big race.
The Melbourne Racing Club has provided another sensational Caulfield Cup carnival.
“Caulfield Cup wa, domo arigato” is what trainer Tomoyuki Umeda would have said after his charge, Admire Rakti, scored a stunning win in the Caulfield Cup (2400m).
Another big day of racing at Happy Valley in Hong Kong should see some interesting results. Let’s take a look at the races today.
Japanese topweight Admire Ratki has stormed home to win the 2014 Caulfield Cup ahead of New Zealand pair Rising Romance and Lucia Valentina.
It’s been a huge week in racing. The Group 1 Caulfield Cup rumours were causing a stir during the week, but the world’s best 2400m race is just 24 hours away.
Star Stable coaches around the country watched on in shock last week, as Caulfield Guineas odds-on favourite Rich Enuff ran out of gas in the final 100 metres of the Group 1.
Saturday is the 2014 Caulfield Cup Day, with the feature event being the best 2400m handicap in the world, the $3 million 2014 Caulfield Cup (2400m).