Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Grand Proposal has the distinction of winning the inaugural Highway Handicap and will be out to claim another as her lead-up to the Country Championships.

The Neville Layt-trained mare is one of 28 nominations for Saturday’s 1200m-race at Randwick restricted to country horses.

After her win on October 17, Grand Proposal was unplaced in a benchmark race before running third and second in two more Highway races.

“She has had a nice let-up and is absolutely flying,” the Queanbeyan-based Layt said.

“After this she will run in the Country Championship heat at Goulburn two weeks later and hopefully get into the final.

“It’s exciting for country trainers to have these races.”

Layt’s biggest problem will arise if Grand Proposal wins both her next two starts.

“If she should happen to win both we will have to sit on the fence until the Country Championship final in April because she will be a class five horse by then and you can’t be higher than that,” he said.

Premier Sydney apprentice Winona Costin, who rode Grand Proposal to win in October and was aboard when she ran third the following month will be reunited with the mare.

“Winona’s 1-1/2 kilo claim will help her because she will be among the top weights,” Layt said.

Among her opposition is the Greg Bennett-trained Invienna who finished second to Grand Proposal when they met at Randwick.

Trainers from the south-east of NSW have an enviable record in the Highway Handicaps with Layt saying one of the reasons could simply be the highway.

“It’s pretty easy for us to travel and might not be for others from the north coast and places like that,” he said.

“We don’t have any mountains or turns. It’s a good highway to travel.”

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or