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The importance of having two chances in Group One races on one of Australia’s biggest days at Caulfield is not lost on emerging trainer and former champion apprentice jockey Nick Ryan. Ryan is chasing the first Group One win of his career on Saturday with Express Pass set for the $2 million Caulfield Guineas and […]
The only three-year-old filly still in Cox Plate contention is the favourite to claim her first Group One win in the Thousand Guineas. Godolphin-owned Flit is the $2.30 favourite for Saturday’s Thousand Guineas at Caulfield which trainer James Cummings says is the focus. Flit was earlier this week paid up at the third acceptance stage […]
Adrian Bott is confident a character-building experience in the Gloaming Stakes has laid the foundation for Just Thinkin’ to emerge as the dark horse in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Gloaming winner Shadow Hero is considered to have Saturday’s 2000 metre race at his mercy after backing up an eye-catching return behind […]
A capacity field of 18 plus three emergencies has been declared for the Group One Toorak Handicap at Caulfield with top weights Madison County and So Si Bon both drawing wide. Dual New Zealand Group One winner Madison County has drawn 19 for Saturday’s 1600m race while So Si Bon, who also has 58kg, has […]
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Creator has been scratched from the Group One Caulfield Guineas with first emergency Exeter now in the field. Creator, who had the outside draw in Saturday’s 1600m race, was withdrawn on Wednesday morning. Exeter is the $126 outsider of the field in Guineas betting and is now one of three […]
Racing Victoria chairman Brian Kruger has categorically ruled out shifting the Melbourne Cup to later in November. The Cup has been run on first Tuesday in November since 1875, but Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’Landys argues organisers must break with tradition for the good of the racing industry nationally. Invoking the words on The […]
After hitting the line strongly in his season return in the Group One Moir Stakes at The Valley, Stradbroke Handicap winner Trekking is favourite to win the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield and be offered a spot in the $14 million The Everest. The Melbourne Racing Club will offer its slot in Saturday week’s The Everest […]
After a couple of weeks he would rather forget, Goulburn trainer Danny Williams hopes Rent A Rock can give him something to remember in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Williams lost two of his three Kosciuszko hopes when Floki died after contracting colitis and stakes performer She Knows was retired after suffering a suspensory […]
Chris Waller’s Nature Strip will fly the flag for James Harron in the $14 million Everest as the champion Sydney trainer weighs up what to do with his own slot. Slot holder James Harron Bloodstock on Wednesday announced they would team up with the Moir Stakes and Galaxy winner for the richest race on turf […]
Caulfield Guineas favourite Dalasan remains in the hunt for the Cox Plate after third acceptances closed for the $5 million weight-for-age race at The Valley. A total of 35 horses remain in contention for the 2040m showpiece on October 26 after third declarations on Tuesday. Dalasan, a $15 chance in latest Cox Plate betting, is […]