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

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

Michelle Payne inspires but fog of sleaze surrounds horseracing

Martin McKenzie-Murray
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.

The Boss: Glen Boss, 46, jockey

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

Fools and horses at Melbourne Cup

Hoop dreams: Michelle Payne, 29, jockey

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

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

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

Brothers in arms: Tommy Berry, 23, jockey

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