Star mare Single Gaze is set for a triumph return to the track on Friday at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park.
Spring Racing Carnival 2012
Darren Weir has been given the task of reinventing the career of El Divino, the younger brother of dual Cox Plate-winning mare Winx.
For Rachael Murray it would have been easier to have kept riding work at Godolphin 18 months ago. It was a steady income and she was highly respected there - but only as a work rider.
Just two months after narrowly missing out on Melbourne Cup glory, European stayer Heartbreak City will start his winter jumping campaign in Ireland this weekend.
Deploy was one of those horses that teased with his ability, but this preparation he has turned into a winner. He will look to continue his rise through the grades at Randwick on Saturday.
Graham Daley from Hazelwood Stud is the type owner that trainers want in their stable because as Gary Nickson puts it "he's just lucky".
The reality of heat and the new weights scale got the better of Sydney' leading jockey Brenton Advulla as he had to forgo a couple of rides at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Young apprentice Anna Jordsjo, whose partner Josh Cartwright was charged with careless riding in the now infamous final event in Adelaide last Saturday, has been stood down from riding after suffering a heavy fall at track work this morning.
It might be a few weeks yet before the top line gallopers hit the track for their big late summer and autumn assignments, but top stables up and down the country are now putting the finishing touches to long laid plans for their stars to shine when the big money races come round again in Melbourne and Sydney.
Trainer Chris Waller may have labelled it a preseason game, but there is no doubt Winx can draw a crowd, even when there is nothing on the line.
As the racing community reels from Josh Cartwright's reckless ride on Senior Council in the final race at Morphettville on Saturday, Cartwright's former mentor was astounded by the young jockey's "brain fade".
Australian racing's fairytale filly which chased Winx into third in the Cox Plate has been dragged into a drug probe after returning a positive swab during the spring carnival. But the case could have wide-ranging ramifications over the handling of licensed veterinarians.
Chris Waller is ready to enjoy his champion Winx, hopefully for years to come, as she prepares to step out for the first time this autumn at Rosehill's barrier trials on Tuesday.
Magic Millions Classic winner Houtzen possesses raw speed, which is hard to beat in two-year-old racing, but history is against coming to Sydney taking the Golden Slipper back to the Gold Coast.
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy is one of a number of key racing people to criticise rider Josh Cartwright for his riding tactics in the final event at Morphettville in Adelaide that nearly caused a multiple fall on Saturday afternoon.