Punt Drunk takes a look at some of the major talking points in racing this week, including the twin retirements of star gallopers Santa Ana...
Potential changes to the program of spring races during the carnival have yet to be seen by trainers of horses in Victoria.
The Australian Trainers Association wants to see smaller trainers in Victoria given the chance to earn more prize money with a more even spread.
Queensland trainers have asked for a compensation system to cover decisions such as overturning a photo finish months after the race.
Racing Australia has asked for a report on the science of cobalt following a request from the Australian Trainers Association.
Gold Coast trainer Kelly Doughty will continue her fight against a conviction in a cobalt case which again will bring current rules into question.
Australian Trainers' Association president Robbie Griffiths says veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition in a Melbourne hospital.
Racing Victoria has updated its guidelines for the preparation of race surfaces to come into effect from the start of the new season.
Queensland trainers are worried about delays in paying prize money to connections of horses awarded a race after another horse is disqualified.
The Queensland Trainers Association has negotiated a deal with Racing Queensland which will pay insurance premiums.
Pressure is mounting on Racing Australia to come up with a solution to Regumate which is used to regulate the cycles of mares in season.
Trainers have been advised against using products containing altrenogest with the Australian Trainers' Association wanting Racing Australia to act.