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Underrated Not An Option will wear blinkers for the first time in an effort to get him to race closer to the pace in the Group One JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Not An Option was originally trained by Tony Pike in New Zealand where he won the Group Two Wakefield Challenge before […]
Godolphin Australia managing director Vin Cox says potential changes to the Melbourne spring carnival could open up opportunities for more horses. The Melbourne Racing Club is investigating moving the three-day Caulfield Cup carnival, run in mid-October, to after the Melbourne Cup in November. Racing Victoria and the MRC met the Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’ Association and […]
Unbeaten filly Macroura is set to be the only runner for co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace in the Group One JJ Atkins. Two-year-olds from the Maher and Eustace stable have been to the fore in a host of juvenile races during 2019-20 and Macroura gets a chance to cap the season with an elite-level […]
Les Bridge had cleaned out the stable, said his goodbyes and wondered if he would ever put a bridle on another horse as good as Classique Legend. The four-year-old was all but on a plane to Hong Kong, the homeland of his owner Bon Ho who planned to continue the horse’s burgeoning career in the […]
If Chris Waller had a headache trying to sort out his stayers at the start of the week, he ensured it was worth it with a clean sweep of the feature middle-distance races in two states. Noted wet-track specialist Wu Gok led home a Waller trifecta in the Listed Lord Mayors Cup (2000m) at his […]
Trainer Kelly Schweida admits he is worried about the race pattern for the Group Three Fred Best Classic after The Odyssey drew an outside barrier. The Odyssey has proven one of the best three-year-olds in Queensland at distances up to 1200m but is an unknown quantity at the 1350m of the Fred Best. The gelding […]
The jockey shortage for Queensland’s winter carnival has been compounded by another suspension for leading rider Baylee Nothdurft and injury to Matt McGillivray. Group One-winning jockey McGillivray will miss Saturday’s Doomben meeting after he was injured in a fall at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday night. Nothdurft was again suspended on a careless riding charge […]
Smart filly Gotta Kiss will wear winkers for the first time as she chases her initial black-type win at Doomben. Gotta Kiss won her last start at Doomben three weeks ago and it gave trainer Steve O’Dea time to weigh up his options for the filly. O’Dea decided to stay away from the top two-year-olds […]
The Moonee Valley Racing Club could become the beneficiary if the Caulfield Cup is moved and run after the Melbourne Cup. Melbourne’s spring carnival could be in for a shake up after the Melbourne Racing Club announced it was exploring running their three-day carnival at the conclusion of Melbourne Cup week. The Caulfield carnival currently […]
Trainer Danny O’Brien would like to see the whole spring carnival shifted and the Melbourne Cup run in the first week of December. A major overhaul could be on the agenda with the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) exploring the option of moving its Caulfield carnival, including the Caulfield Cup, from mid-October to the end of […]