Queensland Cup hopeful Raeburn is unproven at 3200 metres but trainer Brian Smith is happy to chance his hand.
The market suggests there is a clear difference between Noisy Ocean and Red Royal in Saturday’s rich Geon Group Plate at Eagle Farm but trainer Bryan Guy believes both have genuine claims.
Newcastle trainer Grant Marshall is pleasantly surprised his much-improved mare Miss Reed has slipped under the radar in discussions surrounding Sunday’s $45,000 South Grafton Cup.
Australia’s multi-billion dollar domestic thoroughbred industry is not at risk from the Hendra virus, according to a leading player in the business.
Pre-post favourite Delegator will face 16 rivals in pursuit of victory in the July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.
Dance And Dance looks likely to head for the Mile at Glorious Goodwood after connections decided not to run at Newmarket this weekend.
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was recovering on Thursday after his owners announced the colt had undergone surgery on June 30 for a fracture in his near-side hind leg.
Big fields across seven races at Ipswich on Friday will ensure great value for punters in trying to find the winner.
Another strong meeting is set down for the Geelong Synthetic track on Friday with eight races, highlighted by the 0-62 Handicap for the young guns in the Victorian riding ranks.
Record-breaking New Zealand apprentice James McDonald will showcase his talents in Sydney this weekend before heading to Asia next week to compete in the Group One Singapore Derby.
Dual Stradbroke Handicap winner Black Piranha heads a strong list of nominations for Wednesday’s Listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton.
Stablemates Hume and Za Magic will continue their remarkable comebacks from injury when they clash at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Bendigo trainer Shane Fliedner says a second throat operation appears to have rescued the career of Tollesprit ahead of Saturday’s All Victorian Sprint Final at Flemington.
Hendra virus has turned up further south of the Queensland border, killing a second horse in NSW in as many weeks.