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Phoenix fallout not expected to impact on Australian market

Sebastian Hutch believes the Australian market is robust enough to withstand the potential loss of a big-spending Phoenix Thoroughbreds at next year’s yearling sales in the wake of shock allegations the operation’s founder was involved in a money-laundering scheme. Inglis’ general manager of bloodstock sales and marketing says the auction house was keeping a close... Read More

End of an era as Lloyd Williams closes Macedon Lodge

Six-time Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winning owner Lloyd Williams is set to leave his Macedon Lodge training establishment which has produced four Cup winners since the turn of the century. Macedon Lodge will close as a private training base for horses owned by Williams and his son Nick, and Lloyd Williams said that the... Read More

Genetic testing a small piece of O’Brien’s Melbourne Cup success

In a game where narrow margins can be career-defining and fortunes can be won and lost, every little advantage that can be obtained makes a difference. Danny O’Brien, who on Tuesday achieved the ultimate when his lightly–raced stayer Vow And Declare (Declaration Of War) fought off a horde of internationals to win the Melbourne Cup... Read More

Shadwell’s Epaulette filly Aryaaf kicks off Cup day with Ottawa Stakes win

Aryaaf was erratic and almost threw the race away before jockey Luke Nolen straightened her up and she lengthened nicely to land the $200,000 juvenile fillies’ race Hayes believes there is plenty of improvement to come from the filly who was having her first start yesterday. “She is physically an unimpressive type and hasn’t quite... Read More

Comments From The Melbourne Cup Jockeys

Michael Walker (Prince Of Arran) 2nd : “Charlie (Fellowes, trainer) and the team have done a great job. I love the horse and I just wanted to win it, you know. I feel like I’ve let him down.”   Wayne Lordan (Il Paradiso) 3rd : “He could’ve done with the tempo a bit quicker. We... Read More

Malone celebrates Kitchwin’s cup win

Malone, whose Kitchwin Hills team was celebrating the cup victory yesterday, praised bloodstock agent Sheamus Mills for devising the mating that produced Vow And Declare. “It has been amazing afternoon. I wouldn’t think we will have a Melbourne Cup winner off our place again because it is not like we breed for it,” Malone told... Read More