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Spring Racing Preview: Derby Day 2011

Our racing guru Ben Asgari chats to legendary jockey Damien Oliver and respected trainer Troy Corstens ahead of tomorrow’s Derby Day. He also provides Ben Waterworth with his tips for the big day.

Stakes Day Preview

With the best weather of the week forecast and a hotly-anticipated clash between two of the best horses in the world on the menu, the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival is set to be anything but the wind-down that it has always been. Ben Asgari takes us through Saturday’s Emirates Stakes Day meeting.

Oaks Day Preview

Oaks Day, the most stylish day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as it is officially Ladies Day. Ben Asgari puts fashion aside and previews the races.

Derby Day preview

Rain or shine, and it will most probably be rain by the bucketload this year, Derby Day is Australia’s best day of racing. Ben Asgari gives his verdict on the outcomes of the nine-event program that includes Victoria’s staying classic for three year-olds.

Turnbull Stakes Day Preview

Today’s Turnbull Stakes day is the start of the Melbourne Spring Carnival of Racing. Haven’t been following the form? Never fear, Ben Asgari takes a look ahead to the nine-race card.

Emirates Stakes Day preview

Can boom three year-old So You Think follow up his Cox Plate victory with a win in the Emirates Stakes? Ben Asgari previews the final day of the Flemington carnival.

Oaks Day preview

After a shocker of a day on Tuesday, our racing writer Ben Asgari has plans to make amends with his tips for the third day of the Flemington carnival. And he thinks he has the whiff of a good thing in the main race of the day.

Melbourne Cup preview

Upstart’s racing writer Ben Asgari says this year’s Melbourne Cup looks like a match race between a previous Cup winner trained by Bart Cummings, and a relatively inexperienced contender who has won his last four races.

Derby Day preview

The Melbourne Cup might stop the nation, but Derby Day remains the ultimate day of racing in the spring carnival, and one of the greatest race days on the planet. Our racing writer Ben Asgari previews the nine-event program.