New Zealand racing takes centre stage this week. On Tuesday we had the New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington, now we can get stuck into the second day of the New Zealand Cup for the thoroughbreds on Wednesday at Riccarton Park, which is located on the south island near Christchurch.
Riva De Lago has been earmarked as a potential Group One horse and jockey Jay Ford is happy to be going along for the ride.
Autumn plans for unbeaten Didntcostalot will become clearer after the colt makes his third and final appearance of his first campaign at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Manighar has pleased the Luca Cumani stable with his workout at Werribee on Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s Group Two Zipping Classic at Sandown.
Trainer Jim Taylor has decided against a Winterbottom Stakes start for Barakey and will send the unbeaten sprinter for a spell.
Racing officials are confident an iconic NSW picnic race meeting will go ahead despite threats of industrial action from jockeys.
A minor spike in temperature could present a major opportunity for the latest eastern states horse to be ruled out of the Perth racing carnival.
The British trainer whose horse figured on the wrong side of the closest photo finish to a Melbourne Cup is looking to Asia this week to avenge the agonising loss.
Trainer Rob Heathcote has already begun planning Melbourne autumn returns for stable stars Woorim and Buffering.
Toowoomba trainer Ron Macrae’s ban on cushion tracks will see under-rated three-year-old Aquatorial make a surprise return to midweek racing at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.