Trainer John O'Shea will have no alternative but to start Earthquake at Randwick if he wants to keep the star filly to a suitable spring timetable.
Melbourne Cup entries have closed with the 148 nominations including a horse owned by the Queen, two Japanese stayers and a crowd favourite.
Veteran jockey Saifudin Ismail may not ride very often for trainer Laurie Laxon, but the occasional pairing still came up with a Group win last year.
World class jockey Joao Moreira has confirmed why he is one the best, saluting in 11 of his 37 rides during his short stint in Singapore.
As this week marks the start of the breeding season, Hunter Valley breeders should be buoyant about what the spring can deliver for the Australian racing industry.
The Australian thoroughbred breeding season begin on September 1 with the country's stallions set to generate more than $300 million in income from their service fees.
Nash Rawiller speaks with Bruce Clark following his winning ride aboard My Kingdom of Fife in the Queen Elizabeth.
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