racing June 1, 2019

Stan Tsaikos’s knack in the saddle

Far from the glamour of Melbourne Cup mounting yards, Stan Tsaikos ekes out a living as a journeyman jockey, travelling the length and breadth of the country to get rides. But despite the gruelling graft, it’s a life he loves.

racing April 20, 2019

The Winx effect

During an unprecedented period of scandal in Australian racing, one horse carried on her back the hopes and dreams of a sport-obsessed nation.

racing May 7, 2016

In the box seat: Kerryn Manning, 39, harness racing driver-trainer

Meet Kerryn Manning, the harness racing driver who’s won more than 3500 races.

racing February 23, 2019

Darren Weir and integrity in racing

Trainer Darren Weir’s fall from grace over the possession of electronic shock devices has stunned horse-racing enthusiasts both here and overseas. But could it help efforts to clean up the sport?

racing November 7, 2015

Michelle Payne inspires but fog of sleaze surrounds horseracing

For all the heartwarming stories to come out of Tuesday’s historic Melbourne Cup, a cloud of impurity hovers over the ‘closed culture’ of the racing industry.

racing October 31, 2015

Fools and horses at Melbourne Cup

On Melbourne Cup day last year, the thrice married, twice bankrupt and once jailed septuagenarian Geoffrey Edelsten, wearing a canary-yellow suit, dropped to his knee and proposed to his then 25-year-old girlfriend, Gabi...

racing October 31, 2015

The Boss: Glen Boss, 46, jockey

Champion jockey Glen Boss on the mighty mare Makybe Diva and their three Melbourne Cups.

racing September 12, 2015

Hoop dreams: Michelle Payne, 29, jockey

Michelle Payne on the hectic, focused life of a champion jockey.

racing November 1, 2014

Gai’s golden time: Gai Waterhouse, 60, horse trainer

Gai Waterhouse is no stranger to controversy. She's also no stranger to winning.

racing June 7, 2014

Brothers in arms: Tommy Berry, 23, jockey

Each time jockey Tommy Berry climbs aboard his mount, he's hoping to make his late identical twin brother proud.