Trainer Stuart Kendrick is facing a delicate balancing act to decide whether to run noted wet track horse Hingus Rose in the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes.
Group One winner Aloisia runs in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick where her stablemate Wall Of Fire will contest the Christmas Cup.
A Flemington victory and a ratings boost could mean Muraahib joins Lindsay Park stablemates Eshtiraak and Muraaqeb on a trip to Dubai.
Clare Cunningham will chase her maiden stakes win as a trainer when Cradle Mountain tackles the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap at Randwick.
Port Macquarie trainer Jenny Graham has had two winners in Queensland this week and hopes her luck continues with Victorem at Doomben.
Australia's biggest racing scandal has returned to court at an appeal for four trainers among the eight people banned over the Aquanita race-day doping case.
The returning Victoria Labor government's commitment to $33 million in prize money funding will start rolling out in the new year.
Trainer Jamie Edwards has Fill The Flute in good order as the $7000 weanling purchase attempts to extend her winning streak to five at Flemington.
The Tony McEvoy-trained Sun City will be asked to follow some famous hoofsteps when the colt make his Queensland debut at Doomben.
Doubt Defying will return to Randwick with Brisbane trainer Steve O'Dea confident he can be competitive in the Group Two Villiers Stakes.
Senior jockeys have given an endorsement to the new Eagle Farm surface which has prompted officials to schedule a race meeting at Brisbane's premier track.