David Pipe is excited at the prospect of Dynaste taking on the brilliant stayer Big Buck’s in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.
The city meeting in Melbourne makes a rare Wednesday trip to Caulfield for a strong seven race meeting. With a return to their home track, expect the Moody/Nolen combination to fire.
A good seven event program has been assembled for Doomben on Wednesday. The weather is overcast, the track will be in the heavy range and the rail is out 10.5 metres for the entire circuit.
A rare metro meeting will be held at Kembla on Wednesday. The seven race card on paper looks to be a good one with leading trainer Chris Waller sending a strong team of gallopers to the Illawarra track.
Sandown racecourse will be renamed Sportingbet Park with Sportingbet Australia to become the exclusive corporate bookmaking sponsor of the Melbourne Racing Club.
Retired Hong Kong trainer Brian Kan has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail for offering a $HK130,000 ($A16,923) bribe in a local election, officials said on Tuesday.
Magic Millions Guineas preparations for opening favourite Combat Kitty will be kept to a minimum.
The two leading Magic Millions contenders put their credentials on the line in separate races at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Retirement for one of the world’s most accomplished sprinters may be looming sooner than expected.
Jockey Lisa Cropp has been given a suspended sentence after testing positive to a banned substance on Oaks day last month.