The Bart Cummings-trained Sonic Blast put a forgettable debut behind him when he confirmed his talent with victory at Canterbury on Wednesday.
It was a case of women to the fore at Eagle Farm when apprentice Priscilla Schmidt and Gold Coast trainer Kelly Purdy landed their first metropolitan wins.
Thanks to financial troubles on the other side of the world, a far more valuable Melbourne Cup than ever before will begin its annual national tour next month.
Maturing stayer Summarise has booked a trip north for the next month’s Grafton Cup after a landmark win at Sandown.
Patrick Payne’s dominance with a boutique group of jumpers has continued with his Grand National Hurdle hope Capecover scoring at Sandown.
Plans for recuperating sprinter Hay List remain up in the air but trainer John McNair is still hopeful he will get the chance to showcase his star overseas.
Darren Gauci has a compressed fracture of a vertebra in the lower back sustained in a nasty race fall at Mornington on Tuesday.
Trainer Mick Kent is considering backing up in-form galloper Philda in the $200,000 Winter Championship Series Final on Saturday week after he runs at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
A recent gear change has added another string to the bow of consistent gelding Onthelookout who will chase his first black-type win in Saturday’s Listed Civic Stakes at Rosehill.
Aidan O’Brien’s ex-Australian superstar So You Think and Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach have, along with the outstanding Canford Cliffs, all been supplemented for the Breeders’ Cup meeting in November.
Trainer John Morrisey is gambling that his instincts are right as he sends Teary Eyed into his last run this campaign in the Listed Caloundra Cup on Saturday.
Don’t be surprised if Hugh Bowman returns from his overseas working holiday with a jump in his step.
Another tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the long-term objective for Sarafina following her impressive performance in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on Sunday.
Richard Hannon is looking forward to seeing Lilbourne Lad test his powers at the highest level in France following his victory in Sunday’s Railway Stakes at the Curragh.