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  • Another Wil races into favouritism for Doncaster Mile

    Another Wil has emerged as the new favorite for the upcoming Group 1 Doncaster Handicap at Randwick following his impressive performance in the Prelude at Rosehill. Securing his spot in the field with a dominant win, Another Wil has seen a remarkable shift in his betting odds, now priced at… Read More »

     
  • Stayer Mark Twain writes ticket to Melbourne Cup

    American author Mark Twain wrote of the Melbourne Cup nearly 140 years ago and a horse of the same name could write his own piece of history after a stunning victory at Flemington. New Zealand-trained Mark Twain came from near last in The Roy Higgins (2600m) on Saturday to claim a… Read More »

     
  • Newcastle duo combine in surprise G1 raid

    A last-minute decision to pay up for Kalapour in the Tancred Stakes has yielded the ultimate reward for Kris Lees with the Newcastle trainer landing his first Group One win in combination with stable apprentice Dylan Gibbons. Sent out a $31 outsider with betting apps, Kalapour stalked the speed and quickly accounted… Read More »

     
  • Cascadian lands a second Australian Cup

    Trainer James Cummings and jockey Ben Melham have combined to claim back-to-back victories in the Australian Cup at Flemington. Like he did 12 months ago, Godolphin galloper Cascadian backed up from a placing in the All-Star Mile (1600m) to claim to the Group 1 2000m weight-for-age contest on Saturday. Cascadian ($7.50) wore down… Read More »

     
  • Orchestral hits the right note in Vinery Stud Stakes

    Star New Zealand filly Orchestral has lived up to the hype with victory in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes, but not before Nash Rawiller almost pulled off the ride of the carnival on a rival runner. Rawiller took off on Tutta La Vita near the 600m, sooling her to the front… Read More »

     
  • Estriella stunning in Sunlight Classic

    Estriella stamped herself a filly of class with an all-the-way at Flemington and in the process getting close to a long-standing track record. The Ciaron Maher-trained filly took out the Listed Sunlight Classic (1100m) on Saturday and went within 0.16 seconds of the track record set by Loveyamadly in 2013. Sent… Read More »

     
  • Wymark earns ATC Australian Derby shot with Rosehill win

    Connections of Wymark will pay the $44,000 late entry to fee to run in next weekend’s Australian Derby after the up-and-coming gelding collected his fourth successive win in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill. The three-year-old has been a revelation this autumn, not least of all for his trainer Michael… Read More »

     
  • Linebacker scores touchdown at Rosehill

    John O’Shea has confirmed Group 3 Baillieu winner Linebacker will bypass the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and progress straight to the final leg of the two-year-old triple crown. The emerging colt made it two wins from as many starts with a determined effort in Saturday’s 1400m contest, trailing leader Anode throughout and wearing… Read More »

     
  • Own The Queen aims to continue autumn dominance for Erkelens

    Trainer Justine Erkelens admits she’s experiencing a mix of nervousness and excitement, but it’s a position she’s been in before and knows only too well. Justine Erkelens will be chasing the second Group 3 victory of her career when star filly Own The Queen looks set to continue her dominance in the… Read More »

     
  • Grateful Neasham announces Zaaki’s retirement

    Nine-year-old top-level weight-for-age performer Zaaki has been retired from racing after a 48-start career and amassing more than $11 million in prizemoney. Annabel Neasham made the announcement on Friday praising the gelding who she attributes as a catalyst to her own success overall as a trainer. “It is a bittersweet day… Read More »

     
  • Switzerland out of autumn, springtime the aim

    A chance for redemption after finishing outside of the placings in the Golden Slipper will go be the wayside as talented two-year-old Switzerland will undergo surgery to remove bone chips. Trainer Chris Waller announced on Friday that the valuable Coolmore-owned colt will forgo the remainder of his two-year-old season to remove the… Read More »

     
  • Hedged along path to Sunlight Classic claims

    With three wins in six starts plus a minor placing on debut, three-year-old Hedged has done just about everything asked of him by co-trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. The last start track and distance winner takes on his biggest challenge to-date in the $500,000 Listed Sunlight Classic (1100m) at Flemington… Read More »

     
  • Boom colt Switzerland to undergo surgery

    Boom colt Switzerland will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his fetlock. Switzerland who finished 8th in the Golden Slipper on the weekend will require surgery before racing again after a post race scan uncovered a chip in the horses fetlock. Trainer Chris Waller announced the news on… Read More »

     
  • Pressure off stronger Legarto in the Australian Cup

    Legarto is a horse that veteran trainer Ken Kelso says is flying under the radar as the likes of Mr Brightside and Pride Of Jenni dominate the spotlight towards the Australian Cup on Saturday. Not that Kelso minds as the 2023 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) winner returns to Flemington less talked about… Read More »

     
  • Tom Kitten on the rise in Tancred Stakes

    Despite finishing outside of the placings in the Rosehill Guineas last start, James Cummings is looking for the quick back-up to be a telling difference for Tom Kitten as the colt steps up to the 2400-metres for the first time in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes on Saturday. The three-year-old by sire… Read More »

     
  • Price gives unheralded filly a Vinery Stud Stakes Hope

    Co-trainer Robert Price can’t take much credit for selecting Our Gold Hope as a yearling, but he will be happy if she can reward the judgement of her owners in the Vinery Stud Stakes. The filly is raced by the Noble family, who also enjoyed success with two-time Group winner Jamaea,… Read More »

     
  • Luke Nolen set for racing comeback

    After a two-month hiatus, jockey Luke Nolen is poised for his racing comeback this Friday night. Nolen, a 39-time Group 1 winner, will ride Linas Reel, a 3-year-old gelding trained by Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman, in the Ladbrokes Southside Challenge. His absence stemmed from injuries sustained in a trackwork… Read More »

     
  • More Felons to Lodge serious Tancred Stakes bid

    Chris Waller’s vision to utilise Macedon Lodge as a training facility for a selection of his stayers continues to reap rewards with Tancred Stakes contender More Felons the latest benefactor. Waller acquired boxes at the Victorian property last year and has been using the former base of leviathan owner Lloyd Williams… Read More »

     
  • Money talks for another Star

    As Easter racing sees Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills take centre stage, trainer Phillip Stokes has consistent South Australian performer Celsius Star hoping to emulate the victory of stablemate Climbing Star last weekend. Celsius Star takes on the Listed Hills Stakes (1100m) on Saturday and has been a notable market mover since… Read More »

     
  • Four-time G1 winner Zaaki retired from racing

    Zaaki, the four-time Group 1 winner with over $11 million in prize money, has retired from racing. Annabel Neasham Racing announced the news, thanking Zaaki’s owners. His legacy includes four Group One victories in Australia, including the Doomben Cup, Underwood Stakes, and two Mackinnon Stakes wins. Zaaki, under the guidance… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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