Victoria will host just two race meetings across the state on Melbourne Cup day after several others were abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Local trainer Kris Lees has celebrated a sentimental win in the Newcastle Cup with classy import Mugatoo, who has lumped a big weight to score.
Part-owners Aquis are keeping faith in Golden Slipper winner Farnan, confirming the colt will represent their slot in the $15 million The Everest.
Trainer John Sargent expects Group One placegetter Brandenburg to show his true colours at Randwick after recovering well from a tough first-up run.
Georgina Cartwright's northern sojourn begins at the Gold Coast where she has been entrusted with the rides on two odds-on favourites for new boss Tony Gollan.