An Irish jockey has been hailed after pulling a rival rider from his stirrups and saving him from being dragged under his horse following a shocking fall in a steeple event.
Trainer Darren Weir and jockey Michelle Payne are looking to add their local Cup at Ballarat to their recent success in the Melbourne Cup.
Jockey Danny Beasley has been sidelined with a broken ankle just a couple of weeks after returning from a rib injury.
Trainers Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh have been successful in their appeal against a spring carnival prize money freeze imposed by Racing Victoria.
Two-year-old Preferito will attempt to give trainer Gai Waterhouse back-to-back wins in the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic on Ballarat Cup day.
Jockey Steven Arnold went close to winning the Winterbottom Stakes on Watermans Bay a year ago and hopes they can go one better this time around.
Zayam will take his place in the Ballarat Cup despite also being an acceptor for races in Sydney and Brisbane.
The Australian Turf Club has announced significant prize money increases for feature races during the Sydney autumn carnival.
Trans Tasman rivalry will be forgotten when a horse owned by Test skipper Steve Smith, but with ex-kiwis as trainer and jockey, races at Rosehill.
Trainer Mick Cerchi is sticking to a familiar summer program with stayer Tanby who lines up in the Ballarat Cup.