Horse Racing

Trainer Ben Smith believes In Her Time deserves a Group One win and he is hoping the mare can achieve it in a star-studded Darley Classic.

Jockey Damian Browne’s ability to balance his mounts will see him ride promising Crack Me Up with a huge weight at Doomben.

The Chris Waller-trained Tom Melbourne has been scratched from the Group One Emirates Stakes at Flemington.

Bad luck has dogged the early part of Brinkmanship’s career but the two-year-old has had some good luck with his barrier at Doomben.

Stakes-winning stayer Kaiser Franz resumes at Doomben but trainer Rob Heathcote wishes the race was at Eagle Farm.

Former Australian race caller Greg Miles has spoken about not having to work on the Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day for the first time in nearly four decades.

Jorda has given the Godolphin operation its first win of this year’s Melbourne Cup carnival with a Group Three victory on VRC Oaks day.

Australian stayer Boom Time will run in the Japan Cup after being invited to contest the race after his Caulfield Cup win.

The Emirates Stakes is the last of eight Group One races held across Melbourne Cup carnival week.

Gai Waterhouse has won her first VRC Oaks with Pinot outstaying her rivals over the gruelling 2500 metres at Flemington.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse has finally won her first $1 million VRC Oaks at Flemington.

Trainer Gary Moore believes he has an Australian Derby prospect in All Too Huiying who has rallied in the straight to win a Listed 1800m race at Flemington.

Trainer Joe Pride is trying a new tactic with Terravista in the Group One Darley Classic, with the eight-year-old to wear blinkers for the first time.

Duca Valentinois has finished strongly to claim the Listed Ladies Day Cup and give Goldolphin a race day treble at Hawkesbury.

Pinot has beaten Bring Me Roses and Hiyaam to win the $1 million VRC Oaks for Gai Waterhouse and her training partner Adrian Bott.

Sprinter Ball Of Muscle has broken his losing sequence in a Listed race at Flemington.

Tasmanian gelding Hellova Street has led all the way to win a Group Three race over 1400m at Flemington on VRC Oaks day.

Apprentice jockey Dylan Caboche, banned from racing for two weeks after punching his mount at Port Lincoln, says he regrets his actions.

Darren Weir has added another Cup to his collection, claiming the quinella in the Flemington final of a series for country-trained horses.

Mr Garcia has given German trainer Andreas Wohler a Flemington win before he heads home.

The Mike Moroney-trained Tribal Wisdom has produced a powerful finish to win the Subzero Handicap for grey horses at Flemington.

As the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne is happy to be a role model for women in sport.

Newcastle trainer Jason Deamer will have a clearer indication of the capabilities of Bon Amis when the unbeaten gelding steps out at Rosehill.

Jockey Michael Dee will be out to add to an already memorable spring when he rides Gingernuts in the Group One Emirates Stakes.

Racing Victoria’s integrity unit has interviewed a number of people as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged raceday treatment.

The Group One Darley Classic on the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival features a familiar field of sprinters including Everest winner Redzel.

Boom Queensland country apprentice Zoe White will make a low-key debut in Saturday city racing on veteran Friendly Dragon.

Trainer Tony Gollan hopes it will be a case of third time lucky with Miss Exfactor.

Shane “The Money Man” Ciurleo has Ipswich covered for Oaks day with his full preview and best of the day.

Demerara and Jorda will try to get the Godolphin stable on the winner’s list at the Flemington carnival when they run in the Kennedy Plate.