Hong Kong men buy into Sacred Elixir

Sacred Elixir and rider Zac Purton look a winning combination for the Victoria Derby.

This Kiwi horse is the favourite for the Victoria Derby, but his new part-owners have bigger plans for him.

Humidor ready for Flemington

Otaki-trained Humidor takes on strong opposition at Flemington on Saturday.

Exciting galloper Humidor should make his presence felt in the Group I Cantala Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Payne rides Queen of Zealand

Michelle Payne trains and rides Queen Of Zealand.

Melbourne Cup princess has a Kiwi queen in her stable. She rides it on Derby Day in Melbourne on Saturday.

MacGregor wants to see real Blathwayt

Blathwayt winning last year's Feilding Gold Cup on the way to the New Zealand Cup where things didn't go his way.

New Zealand Cup countdown continues In Feilding feature.

Coleman will return for Ugo Foscolo

Michael Coleman will return from suspension in time to partner Ugo Foscolo in the 2000 Guineas.

Suspension won't prevent Coleman from riding Ugo Foscolo.

Melbourne briefs

Jockey Zac Purton and trainer Tony Pike have a big chance of winning the Victoria Derby with Sacred Elixir.

Kiwi galloper Sacred Elixir will have an army of supporters for the Victoria Derby.

Prized Icon in Derby contention

James Cummings with wife Monica and daughter Adeline.

James Cummings will experience a special moment if he can train the winner of the Victoria Derby on Saturday.

Euphoria rated highly by trainer

Euphoria and jockey Kelly McCulloch will team up again at the Banks Peninsula meeting on Sunday.

Euphoria and Redefine are Otaki-trained gallopers racing at Motukarara on Sunday.

Sacred Elixir poised for Derby success

Sacred Elixir (Damian Lane) wins the Group II Super Vase Stakes at  Moonee Valley last weekend.

A good barrier draw has further enhanced Sacred Elixir's prospects for the Victoria Derby on Saturday.

Bella Gioia eyes 1000 Guineas

One Thousand Guineas contender Bella Gioia, left,  strides out for rider Sam Weatherley.

Shaune Ritchie believes Bella Gioia is worthy of a crack at the 1000 Guineas, despite her last-start failure.

Matt Cumani compares training methods

Trainer Matt Cumani.

Australians prepare their horses similarly to English and Irish trainers, Matt Cumani says.

De Little Engine on trial for Melbourne Cup

Chad Schofield gives a victory salute on De Little Engine when winning the J.B Cummings AM Tribute Plate on the ...

Finishing in the first three in Saturday's Lexus Stake should earn De Little Engine a Melbourne Cup start.

Scottish to miss Melbourne Cup

Trackwork rider Michael Ennis aboard Scottish at a training session at Werribee.

Scottish will start in the Emirates Stakes, rather than the Melbourne Cup, at Flemington next week.

Gai's Melbourne Cup tip

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse is picking another Australian-trained victory in next week's Melbourne Cup.

Australian-trained horse should win the Melbourne Cup, racing's first lady says.

Tiger Tara heads to Kaikoura

Geoff Dunn trains Tiger Tara.

Trainer Geoff Dunn will be looking for better luck with Tiger Tara in the Kaikoura Cup on Monday.

New jockey for Highlad

Craig Williams will ride the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Highlad in Saturday's VRC Derby.

Damien Oliver ban stands, Baker-Forsman duo call in new jockey for Highlad ahead of Saturday's VRC Derby.

NZ stud career for Tarzino?

Tarzino could return to New Zealand to stand at stud.

Injured Melbourne Cup hope could retire to a New Zealand stud.

Opie Bosson to ride at Riccarton

Opie Bosson will ride Jon Snow in the 2000 Guineas at Riccarton on the first day of the New Zealand Cup meeting at ...

Opie Bosson, who is based in Hong Kong, will ride at the New Zealand Cup meeting.

Pentathlon peaking at the right time

John Wheeler's Pentathlon is the only New Zealand-trained horse in the running to make the Melbourne Cup field.

The only Kiwi trained horse in the running for a Melbourne Cup start is coming good when it counts.

Jillian Morris injured

Christchurch jockey Jillian Morris.

Injured jockey Jillian Morris will be away from riding for at least two months.

Jameka improving as Cup looms

Nick Hall and Ciaron Maher celebrate Jameka's Caulfield Cup win.

She won the Caulfield Cup but can Jameka become the 12th horse to do the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double?

Champion mare Winx to rest up

Champion mare Winx will not race again this spring.

Cox Plate winner Winx gets well-earned break.

Melbourne Cup - 32 runners in contention

Kiwi jockey James McDonald's mount Hartnell is the current Melbourne Cup favourite.

Kiwi jockey James McDonald's ride is favourite of remaining Melbourne Cup acceptances.

Cup day can't come soon enough

Lazarus' ownership team of Kevin Riseley, Glenys Kennard, Trevor Casey, Kate Marriott and Phil Kennard are in for an ...

Having a $1.90 favourite for the New Zealand Trotting Cup might be exciting but it makes for an agonising wait.

Magic day for Marsh

Handler Troy Harris congratulates Ugo Foscolo after Michael Coleman had ridden the Stephen Marsh-trained gelding to win ...

Ugo Foscolo bounces back to form.

Winx drawing crowds

The Moonee Valley crowd scramble to catch a glimpse of Winx following her Cox Plate victory.

Winx is bringing the crowds back to the races.

Winx v Black Caviar, who is the best?

Black Caviar still shades Winx for the battle of the Australian champion mares in the eyes of award winning journalist ...

Black Caviar was unbeaten, Winx is beating Group I fields with ease, so who wins the battle of the Australian mares?

Recruitment drive to find Winx some rivals

Ex-pat Kiwi trainer Chris Waller is unlikely to take Winx traveling around the world but the world may come to him.

If Winx will not go to the mountain, the ATC will try and bring the mountain to Moonee Valley.

Winx to set a new standard

Winx's eight length win in Saturday's Cox Plate could see her international rating eclipse the 132 that was held by ...

Nothing could beat Black Caviar on the track but Winx looks set to pass the unbeaten sprinter off it.

Michelle Payne a missed opportunity

Michelle Payne and brother Steven Payne, after winning aboard Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup.

She should be the darling of the spring carnival, but instead Michelle Payne is keeping a low profile.

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