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  • Volkstok’n’barrell to back up in Turnbull

    The Caulfield Cup is shaping as the likely target for New Zealander Volkstok’n’barrell who has his next spring start in the Turnbull Stakes. The four-year-old will race on an eight-day back-up in Sunday’s Group One 2000m race at Flemington and co-trainer Chris Gibbs believes the gelding has improved again from […]

  • Berry reunites with Speak Fondly in Flight

    After a short a break-up that worked out better for horse than jockey, Speak Fondly and Tommy Berry will be reunited at Randwick on Saturday to chase a Group One goal. Berry rode the filly in two pre-campaign barrier trials but his spring commitment to stablemate and Golden Slipper winner […]

  • Epsom Hcp topweight a forgotten runner

    John Thompson is the latest trainer to express his frustration over a compressed weight scale for the Epsom Handicap that has left stable runner Hooked as an unlikely topweight in the $1 million race. Since the final Epsom field was declared on Tuesday, there have been calls for a review […]

  • Vlad Duric chasing back-to-back G1 wins

    Fresh from a Group One Underwood Stakes win, jockey Vlad Duric is hoping to land another top-level success when he rides Flamberge in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley. Duric won last Saturday’s Underwood on Mourinho and also enjoyed Group One success on the Peter Moody-trained Flamberge in this year’s […]

  • Patient approach pays off with Harlem Lady

    Chris Waller can see no reason why late bloomer Harlem Lady won’t go on with the job after breaking her maiden at Rosehill on Wednesday. A daughter of legendary sire Zabeel who died on the weekend, the four-year-old finished hard near the inside to take out the TAB More Than […]

  • Full field declared for G1 Turnbull Stakes

    A capacity field featuring 11 Group One winners has been declared for the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. The 2013 winner Happy Trails has topweight of 59kg in Sunday’s 2000m feature, run under set weights plus penalties conditions. The Paul Beshara-trained gelding has drawn barrier three in the full field of […]

  • Date set for Peter Moody’s cobalt hearing

    Trainer Peter Moody will face the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in December over cobalt charges levelled against him. Moody has been charged after Lidari returned a cobalt level above the allowed threshold following his second in the Group One Turnbull Stakes last October. The RAD Board hearing has been […]

  • Field of 13 for G1 Moir Stakes at Valley

    Unbeaten filly Petits Filous headlines a field of 13 declared for the Group One Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley. The Ciaron Maher-trained Petits Filous is among a trio of three-year-olds in Friday night’s 1000m weight-for-age sprint, along with fellow filly Fontiton and Hawkes Racing-trained colt Headwater. Petits Filous has barrier […]

  • Gust Of Wind on upward spiral for Turnbull

    Trainer John Sargent is convinced Gust Of Wind is on target for the Cups and the Australian Oaks winner will be out to show that in the Group One Turnbull Stakes. Gust Of Wind will work the Melbourne way of going in Sydney on Wednesday morning and then travel south […]

  • Milton comes to town with Sooner Or Later

    Far from the glitz of million-dollar meetings and Emirati megastables, Mark Milton backs up from a 12-hour shift at a coal mine to train horses. Working on a rotating roster, the 48-year-old Gulgong electrician devotes every spare minute to training his stable of six. “There is no `Sunday is your […]