There may not have been any Kiwi horses in the Melbourne Cup this year, but the cup still made its way to New Zealand, albeit briefly.
Queensland-based mare Nuptse will aim to continue her strong Sydney form at Randwick on Saturday.
The decision to defer Ortensia’s stud career proved lucrative when the mare won the Listed GH Mumm Stakes at Flemington at her first start for new trainer Paul Messara.
Gerald Ryan will turn the clock back more than 15 years and target one of Perth’s biggest races with the underrated Ego’s Dare.
Country trainer Peter Morgan has unearthed a filly he hopes is Oaks-class with Oasis Bloom taking a quantum leap from a bush maiden to score at Flemington at only her second start.
A horse feared drowned after being washed away during the January floods in southeast Queensland will continue his courageous fightback at Doomben on Saturday.
Fawkner provided something of a consolation for the Lloyd Williams team when he easily won the Oaks day opener, the La Vie En Rose Vase, at Flemington.
Jason Bridgman says Burgundy won’t need to set the pace as he looks to emulate his close relation Darci Brahma in Saturday’s 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.
Renowned for breaking in three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, Greg Bennett is hoping to make his name as a trainer.
Well-fancied French filly Sarafina cantered around Churchill Downs on Wednesday as rivals began making plans on how to pull off an upset in Saturday’s $US3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf showdown.