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  • Punta Norte sticks to 1600 metres

    Punta Norte’s last-start win at Doomben has reinforced trainer Robert Heathcote’s high opinion of the gelding but has created a programming dilemma. Heathcote is keen to get Punta Norte up to 2000 metres but his victory in a 1600m-Class 6 on August 29 means he is ineligible for Saturday’s One […]

  • Our Ivanhowe to miss Makybe Diva

    Our Ivanhowe has been scratched from the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington giving emergency Awesome Rock a start. A dual Group One winner in Germany now trained by Lee and Anthony Freedman, Our Ivanhowe was an acceptor for Saturday’s Makybe Diva (1600m) after Wednesday’s barrier trials at Cranbourne […]

  • Gold Symphony scratched from Rose

    The Peter Moody-trained Gold Symphony has been scratched from the $1 million Golden Rose with an elevated temperature. The colt’s withdrawal leaves a field of eight for Saturday’s feature at Rosehill, Sydney’s first Group One race of the new season. Godolphin’s Exosphere shades the Chris Waller-trained Press Statement for favouritism […]

  • Cummings to remembered at Flemington

    Bart Cummings will be remembered in a public memorial service on Saturday at the track where the master trainer’s legend was made. The service will be held on Saturday at 10.30am in the mounting yard at Flemington racecourse, the venue of the Melbourne Cup. Cummings won the Melbourne Cup a […]

  • Melbourne Cup entries in St Leger

    Three of trainer Aidan O’Brien’s four Melbourne Cup entries are among the final declarations for the English St Leger at Doncaster. Bondi Beach, Fields Of Athenry and Order Of St George will run in the final Classic of the British season on Saturday. O’Brien, who trained Adelaide to win last […]

  • set to air on subscription TV

    The final piece of the Victorian racing coverage jigsaw has been completed with the channel available to pay TV subscribers on Saturday. The free-to-air coverage of commenced on August 29 on channel 78 in metropolitan areas and channel 68 in regional areas. It is also available via internet […]

  • Snowden fears Catkins in Sheraco Stakes

    Peter Snowden says the Chris Waller-trained Catkins is the horse to beat in the Sheraco Stakes at Rosehill despite saddling up odds-on favourite Bounding. “No doubt Catkins is the benchmark mare racing here, she’s very good and very good fresh,” Snowden said. “She will be a hard mare to get […]

  • Three contenders for Hopes in Let’s Elope

    Three runners from the one stable is never ideal but that is what father-son training partners Lee and Shannon Hope face in a Group Two race at Flemington. They will be represented by Fenway, Madam Gangster and Platinum Rocker in the Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. “It’s unfortunate the […]

  • Setinum out to book another shot at Gr 1

    Four-year-old Setinum can earn another start in a Group One race at Caulfield if he runs to expectations in the Bobbie Lewis Quality. The Shane Fliedner-trained Setinum drops back in distance in Saturday’s Group Two 1200m straight track sprint at Flemington after finishing 11th, beaten only three lengths, in the […]

  • Light spring in store for Qld Oaks winner

    If any horse in Australian racing deserves to have its workload lightened, Chris Waller says it is Queensland Oaks winner Winx. In the 12 months between her introduction to racing and her Oaks triumph, Winx raced 12 times for six wins, three placings and more than $1 million in earnings. […]