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  • Michael Rodd steers Mystery Shot to Caulfield win

    Three-year-old gelding Mystery Shot has continued an unbeaten start to his career to give Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michael Rodd his first city success since his return to Victorian racing from Singapore. The Lindsey Smith-trained Mystery Shot made it three wins from as many starts in Saturday’s Take It To The… Read More »

     
  • Kerrin McEvoy shows his class on Sweet Thomas

    There was banter aplenty behind the starting stalls before the Stayers’ Cup but it was three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy who had the last laugh. McEvoy and rival hoop Glen Boss have won six Melbourne Cups between them and as the field loaded for a rare two-mile race in… Read More »

     
  • Damien Oliver guides Saltpeter home at Caulfield

    Saltpeter has shown his versatility with a drop in distance to claim his first city win at Caulfield. The John Moloney-trained two-year-old sat back when successful over 1250m at Geelong on June 12 before dropping150m in distance to score an on-pace win in Saturday’s Vale Graham Salisbury Handicap. Ridden by… Read More »

     
  • Steel Diamond scores a timely win for Rick Worthington

    A Rosehill victory by Steel Diamond has provided the perfect tonic for trainer Rick Worthington, who is battling a serious health issue. The renowned horseman has recently been released from hospital and could not be on track but stable representative Dean Mitchell said Worthington would have got satisfaction from Steel… Read More »

     
  • Queen sweeps away rivals at Doomben

    Improving filly Queen Sweeper continued a family tradition and revived memories of one of Queensland’s best-known owner-breeders when she won at Doomben. Queen Sweeper ($5.50) finished strongly in the straight to beat Real Fine Wine ($7) by three-quarters of a length in the XXXX Dry 2YO (1110m). The favourite One… Read More »

     
  • James McDonald hit with big suspension for bad ride

    Top Sydney jockey James McDonald has been suspended for three weeks over his ride on the Joe Pride-trained Threeood at Randwick. Racing NSW stewards, led by Marc Van Gestel, chaired an inquiry on Friday after earlier charging McDonald for failing to take all reasonable and permissable measures to win or… Read More »

     
  • Humidor out to salvage racing career

    Multiple Group One winner Humidor could be racing for his career when he runs in a stakes race in Perth. Humidor contests the Group Three Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont on Saturday, his third start for trainer Lindsey Smith. The gelding finished 10 first-up over 1400m before rising to 1600m… Read More »

     
  • Deserved aiming for a city win at Caulfield

    Trainer Matt Cumani is hopeful a first-up country victory is the confidence-booster Deserved needs to return to city winning form at Caulfield. Deserved won at Ballarat to break a 13-month winless streak after the filly won on debut at Sandown last year. Cumani has picked out Saturday’s Take It To… Read More »

     
  • Mid-winter kick off for imported Melbourne Cup hope

    It may be the middle of winter and the best horses are only just returning to work, but for South Pacific a race at Caulfield will have spring significance. South Pacific makes his Australian debut in the Neds Money Back Odds Handicap that has connections hoping will lead the horse… Read More »

     
  • Jockey’s Outrageous bid to return a winner

    Twelve months after joining his jockey father on the WJ McKell Cup honour roll, James Innes Jr will try to emulate the feat in another stakes race on the corresponding program. Innes Jr will partner Hawkes Racing gelding Outrageous in Saturday’s Listed Civic Stakes (1350m), hoping to etch his name… Read More »

     
  • Chris Waller shoots for Gold in McKell Cup

    If premier trainer Chris Waller is to continue his recent dominance of Sydney’s off-season staying races, he will need to break a WJ McKell Cup hoodoo. Having produced the trifecta in both the Lord Mayors and Winter Cups, Waller will send around six of the 14 runners in the McKell… Read More »

     
  • Brendan McCarthy pits family relations against each other

    Trainer Brendan McCarthy has two horses racing each at Caulfield race which are close family relations. Lucifer’s Reward and Oh So Rewarding are three-quarter brothers and meet for the fourth time in the Neds Same Race Multi on Saturday. Both are by Reward For Effort while the dams of the… Read More »

     
  • Ryan Maloney answers an SOS at Doomben

    Caloundra trainer David Vandyke has called on the Alligator Blood connection in an attempt to get honest Baccarat Baby back to winning ways. Jockey Ryan Maloney will take over from Michael Hellyer who has ridden Baccarat Baby in 19 of her 22 starts. Maloney will have his first ride on… Read More »

     
  • John Sargent has extra incentive at Rosehill

    As the trainer and owner of comeback galloper Home Ground, John Sargent has extra incentive to perform a career revamp on the 2018 Geelong Classic winner. “I’m the owner now so I’m not getting any training fees but hopefully I will get some stakes money. You live in hope,” Sargent… Read More »

     
  • Sydney stables to the fore in G3 Sapphire Stakes

    Sydney trainer Gary Portelli is hoping a trip away will help his mare Strome achieve some belated black-type before she heads to stud. Strome will be chasing her first win or placing in a black-type race in the Group Three Sapphire Stakes at Doomben on Saturday. The Sapphire is the… Read More »

     
  • La Pulga out to confirm staying prowess

    La Pulga is closely related to one of Australia’s best sprinters in the past decade but the Gold Coast-trained gelding gets a chance to confirm his rating as a future top stayer at Doomben. The winner of seven of his 21 starts, La Pulga will contest his first stakes race… Read More »

     
  • Jockeys lose their battle to raise minimum weights

    Victorian jockeys have lost their battle for a rise in the minimum weight which will revert to its pre-coronavirus level from the new racing season. The minimum weight was raised from 54kg to 56kg for day meetings and 55kg to 56kg for night meetings as Victorian jockeys were segregated into… Read More »

     
  • Chris Waller and Kris Lees out in force for McKell Cup

    They might have different ways of spelling a shared Christian name, but Chris Waller and Kris Lees are in sync with each other when it comes to winning the WJ McKell Cup at Rosehill. Waller and Lees have the odds heavily in their favour in the Listed race with the… Read More »

     
  • Tommy Berry to get the jump on Rosehill rivals

    If there is a horse in Sydney racing that defies the adage that it is not how you start but how you finish, it is last-start winner Terwilliker. Terwilliker is one of two Rosehill runners who will have in-form jockey Tommy Berry on high alert in the barriers. Berry enjoyed… Read More »

     
  • Ms Catherine set to bounce back at Caulfield

    Trainer Henry Dwyer will give Ms Catherine another chance to show she is up to tackling stakes company when the filly races at Caulfield. Dwyer is planning to start Ms Catherine in two stakes races at Caulfield next month, but first needs to see the filly is up to the… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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