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WA moves to improve racehorse welfare

1 day ago

The horse racing industry must aim to rehome all healthy and behaviourally sound thoroughbreds and standardbreds when they retire under a new rule in WA.

Trainer O'Brien claims Cup-Oaks double

1 week 1 day ago

Two days after winning his first Melbourne Cup, trainer Danny O'Brien has claimed his first victory in the $1 million VRC Oaks.

Hopes Aussie win boosts Melbourne Cup

1 week 2 days ago

Victoria's racing minister says a range of factors contributed to a decline in attendance at the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup win a 'bonus' for trainer

1 week 2 days ago

After an all-Australian win in the Melbourne Cup, trainer Danny O'Brien is already dreaming about the prospect of back-to-back victories for Vow And Declare.

First-time racehorse owners win the Cup

1 week 3 days ago

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare's 13-strong ownership group hail from NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

Melbourne Cup attendance continues decline

1 week 3 days ago

The number of people attending the Melbourne Cup has fallen again, albeit by a small number.

Dancing outside races for Cup protesters

1 week 3 days ago

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Melbourne Cup in a peaceful event that was part demonstration, part celebration.

Sliding doors moments in Cup journey

1 week 3 days ago

Had Danny O'Brien not fought a long legal battle to clear his name, he would not have won his first Melbourne Cup with Vow And Declare.

Owners chasing the Melbourne Cup dream

1 week 4 days ago

From royalty and the world's racing elite to ordinary Englishmen and Kiwis, many racehorse owners are dreaming of winning the $8 million Melbourne Cup.

Cup parade attracts crowds and protesters

1 week 4 days ago

Thousands of people have braved wet weather to attend the annual Melbourne Cup parade, including hundreds of protesters.

Don't take Melbourne Cup backwards: owners

1 week 5 days ago

A Melbourne Cup-winning trainer's call to restrict international entries in the race to invitees has been rejected by two prominent local racehorse owners.

Owner's tough week ends with $2m Derby win

1 week 6 days ago

Racehorse owner John O'Neill missed out on having a runner in this year's Melbourne Cup, but had the joy of winning the $2 million Victoria Derby.

Celebrities shunning Melbourne Cup

2 weeks 1 day ago

The Melbourne Cup is about hard-working families, not celebrities, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says.

WA moves to keep track of racehorse fate

3 weeks 3 days ago

WA's racing and gaming minister says the state will be the first in the nation to monitor the fate of racehorses from birth until death.

Horse shock, corrupt betting claims aired

3 weeks 2 days ago

Corrupt betting and horse torture have been linked to three Darren Weir-trained horses during last year's spring racing carnival, court documents allege.

Qld horse abattoir may face criminal probe

3 weeks 5 days ago

An investigation into the slaughter of former racehorses at a Queensland abattoir could become a criminal investigation, the Queensland government says.

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