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9 October 2018 3:15 AM Allen gears up for biggest day of his young career

As well as snaring the mount on Native Soldier, on whom he won last time out at Caulfield in the Guineas Prelude, Allen will team up with Weir's Caulfield Cup fancy Night's Watch in the Caulfield Stakes and the Weir-trained filly Anjana in the Thousand Guineas. Native Soldier has Sydney-trained The Autumn Sun to beat in the Guineas while the Kris Lees runner 87

9 October 2018 2:16 AM Everest betting suspended after barrier draw conducted in private

Betting had to be suspended from noon on Tuesday to avoid any perceived integrity risk, and Racing NSW stewards will advise wagering operators when they may recommence betting on the $13 million race on Tuesday night. BetEasy had Trapeze Artist, Vega Magic and defending champion Redzel as $7 equal favourites when betting was suspended. Controversy has raged 79

8 October 2018 5:32 AM The Everest, Caulfield Guineas to be split to avoid scheduling farce

The Melbourne Racing Club is likely to run their four group 1s between races six and nine, which will include a 50-minute gap between events either side of The Everest. The Caulfield Stakes is favoured to be run 20 minutes after The Everest. "We appreciated the spirit and co-operation in which the talks took place and I think we've come up with the best outcome 100

5 October 2018 8:25 AM Ron Stubbs pays tribute to brother Peter after Tony Campbell Cup

Albury trainer Ron Stubbs paid tribute to his brother and retiring Canberra Racing Club chief executive Peter Stubbs, but he couldn't deliver a fairytale in the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. It marked Stubbs final meeting in charge at Canberra after 50 years in the racing industry, with the 66-year-old to stand down at the club's 80

4 October 2018 5:04 AM Maher finding the right races in Sydney

Yulong January has a couple of wins at Swan Hill and will use the 1400-metre opener as a springboard towards better races in Melbourne later in the spring. “I think he is ready for the 1400m and the race is probably a better fit for him than the one in Melbourne, " Maher said. “He was a cheap horse at only $20,000 but he doesn’t know that and from what he has shown 86

4 October 2018 2:40 AM MiRunners owners excited about Zoushack

“This is the strongest Ready2Race catalogue we have ever presented to buyers,” Inglis’ Jonathan D’Arcy said. “This sale concept is extremely popular in many racing jurisdictions around the world but is yet to realise its full potential in Australia, but we firmly believe there is a strong market for it here and we have continued to work closely with our clients 118

3 October 2018 2:00 PM Canberra BMX star Caroline Buchanan's intimate Nevada wedding

"I just wanted it intimate. I didn't want it about props or the add-ons. None of that mattered," Buchanan said. "I just wanted our two families together from opposite sides of the world, a chance for our brothers to meet for the first time and our parents to see each other for the third time in nine years. "It was important for me to make it a memorable 92

3 October 2018 3:56 AM Japanese Cups contenders lucky to escape typhoon en route to Melbourne

The blue-blooded European gallopers heading to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups might have endured a nightmare trip because of their plane delay in the Middle East, but for their Japanese counterparts there was an equally alarming issue to deal with - the typhoon that hit south east Asia just before they were due to fly to Australia. Representatives 89

3 October 2018 2:32 AM Government will let delayed European horses run on Guineas Day

The European gallopers whose arrival into Australia was delayed by flight problems last weekend will now be allowed to race on Caulfield Guineas day, after the federal government granted Racing Victoria's appeal to allow them out of quarantine on October 13. Problems had arisen when a large shipment of top-flight Cups contenders were stranded on the tarmac 125

2 October 2018 7:22 AM Winx 'will make the decision' when she retires, not us, says owner

Winx is at unbackable odds to beat what will almost certainly be a smallish field of rivals on Saturday but Mrs Kepitis is right - there is no such thing as a complete certainty, even though the racing record of Winx and that other great mare who preceded her over sprint trips, Black Caviar, might suggest otherwise. Still, it will take something out of the ordinary 65