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Sir Rastus on track for Skyline Stakes at Randwick

Jason Attard and Lucy Keegan Attard are no strangers to taking on the big guns but the Hawkesbury trainers will be venturing into uncharted territory when debutant Sir Rastus lines up in the Skyline Stakes at Randwick. Adopting the same strategy applied to last year’s victor Mamaragan, the formidable husband and wife team are hoping […]

Australian Guineas a big ask for Cherry Tortoni

Patrick Payne wasn’t perturbed with Cherry Tortoni’s wide barrier draw in the Australian Guineas as he believes that should suit his style of racing. Payne said barrier 17 would work for Cherry Tortoni in terms of his galloping style as it would give him plenty of room. Payne felt at Cherry Tortoni’s previous run in […]

Criaderas ready to take on Liverpool City Cup field

Up-and-coming Godolphin four-year-old Criaderas will be in action at Randwick when he returns in the Liverpool City Cup. An unlucky third to Greysful Glamour in the Villiers Stakes over the summer, Criaderas has won four of his eight starts and is on a path towards the Doncaster Mile. “He is resuming after a couple of […]

Colette, Avilius to enjoy Chipping Norton Stakes conditions

James Cummings is confident the race and track conditions set up for emerging star Colette to replicate her first-up performance in the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes. The mare snuck under the guard of punters when she cruised to victory as a $12 chance in the Apollo Stakes two weeks ago. She meets a similar […]

Golden Slipper 2021 competition heating up

The Golden Slipper is less than a month away and the next two weeks of juvenile racing are shaping as critical form references for the world’s richest two-year-old race. Magic Millions winner Shaquero returns in the Skyline Stakes at Randwick on Saturday while two of Sydney’s most promising fillies, Four Moves Ahead and Mallory, clash […]

Hall Of Fame jockey Jim Johnson passes away

Champion jockey and Australian Hall Of Fame member Jim ‘Jimmy’ Johnson has passed away at the age of 92. Racing Victoria, the Victorian Jockeys’ Association and the Victoria Racing Club each acknowledged the sadness of the occasion and paid homage to the decorated hoop. Johnson was a three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey having been successful on […]

Cody Morgan awaits on weather with Ligulate

Cody Morgan will be keeping a close watch on the skies as much as Ligulate’s opposition in Saturday’s Listed Tattersall’s Members Cup at the Sunshine Coast. Corbould Park was rated a heavy eight on Thursday after copping 41 millimetres of rain in a 24-hour period until 8am, taking the weekly total to 60 mls. Morgan […]

Sean Casey books Willie Pike for Australian Guineas ride

Leading Perth trainer Sean Casey has had to venture to Melbourne to gain the services of his champion local jockey Willie Pike but he is thankful for the rare opportunity . Pike will ride Dom To Shoot for the Sean and Jake Casey stable in the Group One Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. […]