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  • Watch 📺 A star is born at Randwick

    Did we see a really smart one today at Kensington? Perhaps so. DELEXO (Exosphere – Delectable Dora) trained by Kristin Buchanan, ran himself, according to his trainer, into The Everest contention for next year when he absolutely smashed the Kensington 1000m track record. After jumping in front, and under 59kg… Read More »

  • Watch 📺 Boom filly lives up to the hype

    The wraps were big and the money came in equal portion to the rain for the unraced filly ESPIONA (Exclusive Choice – Dahooil) at Warwick Farm. And there were large smiles all round when she did the trick, winning on debut with her head on her chest. She had won… Read More »

  • Darren – you’re calling it all wrong

    As Sydney’s city caller Darren Flindell, roared: “But French Bonnet is a half in front and showing no signs of stopping, leads all the way and wins,” many who backed the 3rd fav in the race were cheering. Under Hughie Bowman she was perfectly rated and her Warwick Farm win… Read More »

  • Watch 📺 Secretariat immortalised in a pumpkin

    Racing folk have so many hidden talents. Would love to see a show about jockeys, for example, playing each other in other games, such as golf, tennis, singing, chess, even foot races. But, this takes the cake. Well, pumpkin anyway. In the States yesterday, a bloke, in preparation for Halloween… Read More »

  • Alysha Collet chasing her first G1

    Star rider Jason Collett’s little sister Alysha Collett can win her first Gr 1 race in Australia when she mounts ARAMAYO (Poet’s Voice – Peruvian) in the $1.5million Epsom this afternoon at Randwick. She backs up in the very next race the $750k Gr 1 Metrop over 2400m with CHARM’S… Read More »

  • Former Singapore superstar gains slot in The Everest

    James Harron has used his The Everest nomination to get the former Singapore superstar THE INFERNO (Holy Roman Emperor – Spina Rosa) into the big race following his stunning Gr 1 effort last night. “I’m delighted to team up with Glenn Whittenbury and set The Everest alight with The Inferno,”… Read More »

  • Star apprentices in trouble for Covid breaches

    This morning, NSW stewards stood star apprentice Ellen Hennessy down from riding at Rosehill this afternoon, as they investigate a breach of Covid rules. The transplanted 3kg Irish rider, who had four mounts at Rosehill, is the latest jockey who has been caught by stewards breaking the rules. She admitted… Read More »

  • Watch 📺 Classique Legend back with devastating trial

    Last year’s The Everest winner CLASSIQUE LEGEND (Not A Single Doubt – Pinocchio) trialled at Randwick this morning and left no doubt that he is back to defend his crown. He devastated a strong trial field, ran time, especially the last 600m, and sent shivers up the spines of those… Read More »

  • She’s much to nice to rearrange

    That heading is a line from the global number 1 hit of 1963 called Poetry In Motion. Her lovely locomotion, keeps my eyes open wide, is also part of the song which was recorded and made famous by 60s pop star Johnny Tillotson. Now, this afternoon at Hawkesbury a horse… Read More »

  • Watch: Coolangatta excites at Sydney’s 2YO trials

    The first set of barrier trials for the babies each year is always a morning of interest. And they were on under glorious sunshine at Randwick today with COOLANGATTA (written Tycoon – Piping Hot) looking the pick of them and already firming up to be a short-priced fav in the… Read More »

  • Jamie Kah to fight increased ban

    Just hours after the Victorian Racing Tribunal decided that Jamie Kah was lying to them, she has taken steps to fight them at the Supreme Court. On Friday morning the Tribunal increased her already hefty ban from three months, which effectively costs her thousands and thousands of dollars from missing… Read More »

  • Jockey hit with 10 year ban

    Monmouth Park in New Jersey is a major race track. And last night those who run it handed down a relatively soft ban that has racing folk all over the world mystified. Jockey Tomas Mejia, after riding a winner on 3 September, was seen handing a groom a device post-race,… Read More »

  • Two jockeys with broken bodies

    The differing tales of two different jockeys were on display today with announcements concerning their riding futures. Star apprentice Zac Lloyd is in hospital following a track work fall. He’s nursing a broken wrist. On the other side of life’s fickle coin, top NSW provincial hoop Mitchell Bell, is set… Read More »

  • Jockey Adrian Layt’s family struck a savage covid blow

    Star NSW hoop Adrian Layt has appealed on social media for all NSW resident’s to get vaccinated. And his request is totally, 100% selfishly understandable as yesterday his little family was dealt a savage blow. Layt, in order to continue riding, has had to be away from his wife and… Read More »

  • Watch 📺 Classique Legend wins star studded trial

    The trial was basically a Gr 1 race and it featured star gallopers CLASSIQUE LEGEND (Not A Single Doubt – Pinocchio), LOST AND RUNNING (Per Incanto – Dreamlife) and I AM SUPERMAN (Footstepsinthesand – Fastnet Lady), KOLDING (Ocean Park – Magic Star) as well as HUNGRY HEART (Frankel – Harlech)… Read More »

  • Stunning plunge stays in the bag

    These handicap staying events on a Saturday don’t generally attract huge bets, but one in Queensland did today. The Adrian Bott-Gai Waterhouse trained NAVY CROSS (I Am Invincible – Watchful) was the one everyone across the nation wanted to be on. The expert tipsters all had him winning too. Everyone… Read More »

  • Watch: Is this the best horse in the world?

    The Cox Plate people should contact super British trainer John Gosden immediately and try to get his horse MISHRIFF (Make Believe – Contradict) down here for the Gr 1 Cox Plate over 2040m. Because he is a superstar. Last night he toyed with a field full of Gr 1 winners… Read More »

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