The Ghosts of Cups past
There's a chance history might once again get turned on its head on the First Tuesday of November this year as NATHAN EXELBY reports. (29 November 2007) Second Fiddle - Why is the Slipper constantly snubbed in 2yo of the Year discussions?
Consider this question. Is the winner of the Mackinnon Stakes given more credence in Horse of the Year voting than the Cox Plate winner? (16 October 2007) The Big Three - The Key Lead-ups ... and how they fare
Late September and early October is a time that generally sorts the pretenders from the real deals in terms of who we will be saluting as the spring carnival stars later in the year. (16 October 2007) A Mighty Victory 10 Years on - Champ still in legendary order
October 18, 1997. The big crowd that flocked to Caulfield that afternoon had no idea about what was to unfold.
(16 October 2007) Missing You
In a month where few high notes emerged for the racing industry, one thing to be thankful for was the failure of equine influenza virus to spread into Victoria.
(15 October 2007) Miss fit for a King
Miss Andretti joined the growing list of Australian heroes with her dominant win in the G2 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
(10 August 2007) The Great Race
Though the 2006 running has hardly proven to be a vintage renewal, the AJC Derby remains the most reliable Classic race on the Australian calendar. (7 August 2007) Jockeys’ Room Valets: The Men Behind The Men Who Ride
In America the pageantry is one of the staples of Thoroughbred racing. Horses prancing, fans in their finest threads and the lure of handicapping are a winning combination that comes together as part of that pageantry. (7 August 2007) Sellwood's Judgement Queried After Tulloch's Shock Defeat
By November, 1960, Neville Sellwood, at 37, was at the pinnacle of his race-riding career. The winner of over 299 major races, Sellwood was arguably the finest "big race" jockey Australian Racing had ever known.
(11 January 2007) Pyers Has Reason To Smile
You can't help liking Bill Pyers. He is an infectiously cheerful little fellow, with a face that is creased by an almost permanent smile.
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