Barriers aren't really going to make or break your chances over the mile at Randwick but jockeys and trainers always have preferences.
Spring Racing Carnival 2012
Trainer Tim Martin was airlifted out of Heritage Park, near Picton, on Monday after a horse flipped over on him.
Western Bulldogs team doctor Gary Zimmerman has plenty on his mind this week - and its not all about football.
Chelsea Macfarlane topped the honours at the Queanbeyan Race Club on Monday with two winners.
Ballarat Turf Club is planning a massive upgrade to its training facilities that could lure more high-profile racing people to the centre.
Astern clashes with Capitalist on Saturday at Randwick before heading south for the spring carnival.
The weather in Europe over the next few days will have a key bearing on the participation – or otherwise – of two of Coolmore's flagship horses in Australia's major races this spring.
BRIEF: Michelle Payne claims Coleraine Cup.
Kalgoorlie builder Kim Renner is lately a little less indignant at how his small group of life-long friends shunned him at their regular drinking session at a hotel back in 2012.
To win big races, horses not only have to be good they have to be lucky in running. But more than anything, they have to be sound.
Sydney trainers would rather keep their horses at home for longer in the spring but the lack of group 1 options is forcing them south.
John Thompson only took over the training of Sir John Hawkwood for Waratah Thoroughbreds this spring but all the signs are he might have a group 1 winner after Saturday's Metropolitan at Randwick.
Hauraki, Dibayani, Happy Clapper and Sons Of John have finished in the shadow of Winx over the Randwick mile in the past year and will look for their time in the sun in Saturday's Epsom Handicap.
A clash with Winx awaits Black Heart Bart after he emphatically answered distance doubts with a commanding win in the Underwood Stakes.
Former Western Australian Black Heart Bart has added another vital dimension to this year's group one Cox Plate.