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Melbourne’s weather will have the final say on the autumn reappearance of Express Pass. Trainer Nick Ryan has accepted with the three-year-old in the Alinta Energy Handicap (1000m) at The Valley on Friday night and the Group Three Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Ryan prefers The Valley option but a predicted top temperature […]
After 10 months away from racing, Adelaide colt Free Of Debt is primed to make his return at Caulfield. Placed in last year’s Blue Diamond Stakes, Free Of Debt runs for the first time as a three-year-old in Saturday’s Group Three Manfred Stakes (1200m). Free Of Debt has not raced since last year’s Golden Slipper […]
Godolphin Group One winners Bivouac and Kiamichi have shown they are ready for their autumn campaigns with barrier trial wins at Rosehill. Golden Rose winner Bivouac won the first of two course-proper heats over 900m on Tuesday, edging Hush Writer on the line. Last year’s Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi led all the way to beat […]
After deciding to wait an extra week with stakes winning filly Mildred, trainer Grahame Begg is confident she is now up to the mark and ready to return in the Group Three Chairman’s Stakes at Caulfield. In her three starts to date, Mildred has won Melbourne’s first two-year-old race of the season over 900m in […]
Mark Kavanagh believes he has an exciting prospect on his hands after three-year-old Ellis Park lived up to his trainer’s expectations on debut at Sandown. Ellis Park stepped out in Monday’s Clanbrooke Racing Plate (1300m) and after racing outside the leader under Craig Williams, he put the race beyond doubt in the straight to win […]
Trainer Clayton Chipperfield has had a change of heart and boom New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst will not wear blinkers in Australia. After the gelding’s sluggish start in Saturday’s Group Three Mr Tiz Trophy victory at Ellerslie, the trainer’s immediate thoughts were to re-apply the blinkers. But after studying the replay, Chipperfield said it was not […]
The All-Star Mile is not a priority for Super Seth who is being aimed at becoming a dual Guineas winner. The colt will kick off his campaign in the Group Three Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday on his way to the Australian Guineas. Super Seth stormed home to win the Group One Caulfield […]
Yulong January has taken all before him during a summer winning spree and his co-trainer Ciaron Maher is confident the progressive gelding can continue his rise in the John Dillon Stakes. After finishing fourth at Kyneton in the first start of his current campaign in early November, four-year-old Yulong January has pieced together four straight […]
Racing Queensland believes the decision to increase prize money for the Group One Doomben 10,000 to $1 million has been vindicated with the race receiving a world top 100 ranking. Australia had 20 races rated in the top 100 and the 10,000, which will be run on May 9 this year, was the only race […]
Southern Lad will be looking to continue trainer John O’Shea’s outstanding mid-season form at Randwick, and notch a victory that has the potential to set him on a Group One path. O’Shea has trained 14 metropolitan winners this season, nine of them since January 1 including a treble on the Kensington track on New Years’ […]