Lucia Valentina completed her Melbourne Cup preparation on Friday and is "ready to go to the races", according to her trainer Kris Lees.
Morning Run extended her unbeaten run to five with an imperious victory as odds on favourite.
Paul Nicholls is banking on Wonderful Charm to provide him with a remarkable seventh successive victory in the Powers Irish Whiskey Chase at Down Royal on Saturday.
Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown reserved his best for the big stage and his stud career can climb to a new level at Flemington and Santa Anita this weekend.
A southern NSW stud farm that was targeted for steroid testing by Racing NSW stewards has been cleared of any rule breaches.
Leading trainer John Hawkes talks to Gary Crispe about the chances of Niwot after the Melbourne Cup barrier draw.