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  • All in order for filly except a poor draw

    Simon Zahra admits his confidence in Sword Of Light ahead of the Blue Diamond Prelude has been dealt a blow by the barrier draw. Zahra, who trains in partnership with Mathew Ellerton, says the filly could not be in better shape ahead of her Group Two assignment at Caulfield on […]

     
  • Anderson future looks bright with Subsolar

    Promising filly Subsolar can cement trainer Chris Anderson’s association with the Dato Tan Chin Nam’s Think Big Stud if she runs well at Doomben. Subsolar was an impressive Ipswich winner on January 20 when she beat an above-average field of maiden gallopers. She has been scratched several times since but […]

     
  • Defcon out of Blue Diamond Prelude

    Defcon has been withdrawn from Blue Diamond Stakes markets with the news he will not run in the Prelude at Caulfield. Co-trainer Peter Snowden was not happy enough with the colt’s fitness to send him on the float trip from Sydney to Melbourne for Saturday’s lead-up for colts and geldings. […]

     
  • Whyte in Melbourne to ride Boban in Orr

    Hong Kong-based jockey Douglas Whyte has had an opportunity to get an insight from Glyn Schofield about the idiosyncrasies of Boban ahead of the C F Orr Stakes. Schofield has ridden Boban to five Group One wins but misses Saturday’s race through suspension with 13-time Hong Kong champion Whyte jumping […]

     
  • Aussie caller shortlisted for plum US job

    Australian caller Craig Evans has been shortlisted to become the permanent track announcer at the prestigious Santa Anita course in California. The West Australian is currently the senior race broadcaster for the Singapore Turf Club, a position he’s held since 2010. Santa Anita will host this year’s Breeders’ Cup in […]

     
  • Waller stayers provide Winx support act

    The presence of two horses being groomed for the best races for stayers during the autumn carnival will give trainer Chris Waller contrasting Apollo Stakes chances. Group One winners Who Shot Thebarman and Grand Marshal make their return in the weight-for-age expected to be dominated by their glamour stablemate Winx. […]

     
  • Rich prize in Dubai for Tapestry

    Hong Kong sprinter Rich Tapestry has claimed another international prize with victory on the dirt at Meydan in Dubai. After the favourite Marking dumped James Doyle coming out of the gates, the free-running Rich Tapestry led all the way for Gerald Mosse. The Michael Chang-trained Rich Tapestry won a Group […]

     
  • Preludes to determine Blue Diamond field

    A start in Melbourne’s richest race for two-year-olds is on the line in the respective divisions of the Blue Diamond Preludes at Caulfield. The youngsters run in separate heats on Saturday, one for fillies and the other for colts and geldings, to try to make the final field for the […]

     
  • Clipperton banned for whip infringement

    Leading jockey Sam Clipperton has been suspended for using his whip almost three times more than allowed under Australian racing rules. Clipperton pleaded guilty to striking Second Obsession on 14 occasions, including 11 consecutively, before the 100m of a race at Hawkesbury on Thursday. Jockeys are restricted to using their […]

     
  • Veterinarian denies being source of cobalt

    A vet named by a former friend and colleague as the source of the substance at the heart of cobalt cases in NSW and Victoria has proclaimed his innocence. Adam Matthews, a former employee of the Flemington Equine Clinic, has denied he supplied Vitamin Complex to senior partner Tom Brennan […]