Horse Racing

Fri 9 Nov 2018

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Cup tragedy unveils hard truths

premium_icon BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Cup tragedy unveils hard truths

MOOSE and Pottsy go behind the sports desk to discuss the tragedy of the Melbourne Cup, and welfare in the racing industry.

Maloney ride of 'perfection' delivers another Cup to Edmonds

premium_icon Maloney ride of 'perfection' delivers another Cup to Edmonds

WHILE the sky had turned dark and turbulent for the Jacaranda Cup, the heat had not left the Grafton Racecourse as Impregnable stormed away from the field.

Thu 8 Nov 2018

English owner sets sights on The Everest, Sydney Cup

English owner sets sights on The Everest, Sydney Cup

Flamboyant English owner Marwan Koukash is considering a Sydney Cup tilt with Magic Circle and is keen to find a sprinter for The Everest

Jen Hawkins stuns in Oaks Day dress

Jen Hawkins stuns in Oaks Day dress

Stunning model Jennifer Hawkins is celebrating her final official paid appearance as a Myer ambassador at the Oaks Day races today

Community rallies for toddler left in coma

Community rallies for toddler left in coma

Cooyar Campdraft Association is set to host a charity draft to raise much needed funds for the Burton family.

How a tiny event became village's biggest social day

premium_icon How a tiny event became village's biggest social day

MORE than 50 years ago, a "devoted man of land" donated $500 to a horse race. It was the start of an event that now draws thousands of people.

Depressing admission about horse’s death

Depressing admission about horse’s death

THE owner of The Cliffsofmoher, the horse that died at the Melbourne Cup, has broken his silence with a heartbreaking revelation.

Weir chasing classic double on Oaks Day

Weir chasing classic double on Oaks Day

DARREN Weir won his first Victoria Derby with Extra Brut last Saturday and he is well placed to pick up his maiden Victoria Oaks with three strong chances

Basil Nolan remembered as 'champion fella' with big heart

premium_icon Basil Nolan remembered as 'champion fella' with big heart

MELBOURNE Cup legend among those who have paid tribute to the devoted father of four.

Wed 7 Nov 2018

The $16 Oaks chance ready to find her best

The $16 Oaks chance ready to find her best

After watching Extra Brut dash to victory in the Derby, Mark Newnham hopes his Greysful Glamour can find her best in Thursday’s Victoria Oaks

Cashed-up Kerrin aims for Redzel repeat

Cashed-up Kerrin aims for Redzel repeat

HE’S already claimed the two richest races of the Spring Carnival but he isn’t done yet with Kerrin McEvoy chasing another win on sprint sensation Redzel.

Raiders aim to fly out on Flemington high

Raiders aim to fly out on Flemington high

EUROPEAN trainers Joseph O’Brien and Charlie Appleby are coming off very different Melbourne Cup Days, but both hope to end their raid down under in style.

A country community perspective on Melbourne Cup death

A country community perspective on Melbourne Cup death

JOCKEY Hannah Phillips, who has ridden in two races that ended in horse deaths, says the Melbourne Cup result was heartbreaking, but not common.

Aussie trainer says overseas horses getting in too light

Aussie trainer says overseas horses getting in too light

HOW can the Aussies horses beat the Europeans these days? That’s what trainer David Payne was thinking after UK horses filled the first four. in the Cup

Cup winner eyeing Aussie return

Cup winner eyeing Aussie return

CHARLIE Appleby is already planning a return to Australia next spring after Cross Counter’s stunning Flemington run produced a breakthrough for Godolphin.

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

Triple treat as McEvoy’s ‘gut feel’ pays off

premium_icon Triple treat as McEvoy’s ‘gut feel’ pays off

KERRIN McEvoy’s confidence was shaken just hours before the Melbourne Cup when he couldn’t find his lucky charm. But in the end he triumphed for a third time.

Melbourne Cup: Truth about the horse that died

Melbourne Cup: Truth about the horse that died

WE heard the angry mob, but the silence of others spoke volumes about the tragic circumstances surrounding the Melbourne Cup.

Anti-racing wowsers: Get off your high horse

premium_icon Anti-racing wowsers: Get off your high horse

The Cliffsofmoher's death was gut wrenching in the Melbourne Cup, but the racing industry doesn’t deserve the vitriol being hurled at it, writes Greg Davis

Bowman slapped with huge ban for Cup ride

premium_icon Bowman slapped with huge ban for Cup ride

A SHATTERED Hugh Bowman will be sidelined for a month after stewards slapped him with huge bans for three charges stemming from his Melbourne Cup ride.

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