It's been a long time between drinks for Gai Waterhouse in the Victoria Derby. Her one and only win in the classic came in 1995 with Nothin' Leica Dane, who famously backed up in the Melbourne Cup three days later and ran second.
The drought might be about to end this Saturday, though, with Hampton Court likely to line up as favourite after beating the highly rated First Seal and Sweynesse in the Spring Champion Stakes.
The Derby is the highlight of what is traditionally hailed as the purist's day of the Flemington spring, the first of four massive afternoons of racing action.
This week's Winning Post leads with four-page wraparound coverage of Derby day, and our 16-page full-colour liftout is the one you need to find all the winners.
Before Saturday, there's plenty of Friday action as always and Winning Post has full form guides for four TAB meetings including the nighttime action at Moonee Valleyplus fields, overviews and tips panel for Kilcoy.
The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Traralgon(Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.
On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Peninsula Cup day at Mornington plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday meetings.
Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.
Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.
On page 4, our readers are fired up across all the big issues and on page 5 Richard Callander has the inside mail on NSW racing while Adrian Dunn covers Victoria. Further back in the book there's the Snippets column, Richo adds his unique take on the sport, Brent Zerafa reports from Sydney, Shane Templeton reminisces and Peter Lucas and John Barker go head to head on the burning issues in sport.
If you're a breeding enthusiast you won't want to miss our WP Thoroughbreds liftout, featuring contributions from TVN's Tara Madgwick.
Don't miss this week's Winning Post ($5), available from Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne CBD and Flemington newsagencies, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere around Australia.