We've barely had time to catch our breath after the Sydney carnival, and already the Group 1 action is kicking in elsewhere.
This Saturday sees a dual Group 1 card at Morphettville in Adelaide, where the Robert Smerdon-trained Fontein Ruby (pictured) tackles the Schweppes Oaks on the back of an impressive last-start win on VOBIS Gold day at Caulfield.
The other Group 1 is the William Hill Classic (Sangster Stakes) for the female sprinters.
Elsewhere a change is as good as a holiday with unusual Saturday venues in both NSW and Queensland.
Hawkesbury is the main game in NSW, with the Hawkesbury Guineas, Hawkesbury Cup and Darley Crown the highlights.
In Queensland the main venue is Toowoomba, for the Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba Cup.
In Melbourne the Redoute's Choice Stakes is the feature at Caulfield, while in the west it's opening day at Belmont.
Before the weekend there's plenty of Friday action as always and Winning Post has full form guides for three TAB meetings including the nighttime action at Cranbourne and a massive Wagga Wagga Gold Cup day plus fields, colours and tips for the Mackay and Muswellbrook meetings.
The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Hawkesbury in NSW, Morphettville in Adelaide, Toowoomba in Queensland and Belmont in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Seymour (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Ipswich (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 plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.
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.