From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
I watched the ABC’s Catalyst programme, which looked at how whips affect racehorses, on Tuesday night.
The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival rolls on at Rosehill this Saturday with the BMW as the showcase event.
Group 1 winner Rebel Dane is set to be unleashed on Friday night in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley for trainer Gary Portelli.
Popular English stayer Red Cadeaux won’t contest this weekend’s The BMW (2400m) with connections instead choosing to go straight to the Sydney Cup.
Golden Slipper winner Vancouver won’t get a chance to attempt two-year old racing’s Triple Crown, with news the colt will head to the paddock and spell following his convincing Slipper win.
Sportsbet is off the mark as the first corporate bookmaker to secure rights to live stream Victorian metropolitan and country racing.
The Golden Slipper is always one to watch, and it’s my chance to make sure people remember Dance Hero, the 2004 winner from one of the best two-year old races of all-time. Seriously!
Trainer Darren Smith has been handed a 15-year ban from the sport after being found by Racing NSW to have been involved in cobalt doping.
Golden Slipper day, still the jewel in the Sydney racing crown, is upon us.
The loss of premium thoroughbred racing channel TVN had looked set to end regular standalone coverage of gallops racing, but Tabcorp’s Sky Racing has stepped in to announce a new thoroughbred-only channel to launch on Golden Slipper Day.
Tickets to the 2015 edition of the Melbourne Cup are already on sale, the earliest tickets to Australian racing’s biggest event have ever been on sale since the Victorian Racing Club was established 150 years ago.
The 2015 Golden Slipper barrier draw has been held, with Gai Waterhouse trained favourite Vancouver drawing the second-widest barrier to hurt the colt’s chances.
The reason behind Lankan Rupee’s disappointing sixth in Saturday’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) have been revealed by trainer Mick Price.
TVN officially ceased operation on Sunday, March 15th, with the curtain closing following the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and Group 1 Newmarket (1200m) at Flemington.
The Australian Cup is unsponsored, worth only $1 million, oddly named – since it’s in Melbourne and the Melbourne Cup is the main race in Australia – and now oddly positioned in the Australian racing calendar.
It’s getting tight at the top as we head into round three of the Roar Racing autumn expert challenge!
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Moonee Valley is set to have a stunning end to their Summer Night racing series with the 90th running of the Group 1 William Reid Stakes. Join us for commentary before the race start time of 9:45pm (AEDT).
What a grand old race this is! Dating back to 1925, it was first won by a horse called Night Patrol, who went on to win the following year.
The South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) would seem to have got its desired result regarding jumps racing, with the introduction this week of a Bill into the SA Parliament by Green MLC Tammy Franks to outlaw the sport in the state (a previous attempt having failed in 2011).
Three strong meetings are set down to be run and won this weekend, starting off on Friday night at Moonee Valley with the Group l William Reid Stakes (1200m).
At time of preview the Rosehill Gardens track was rated a Heavy (8) surface. Our Sydney track expert expects it to dry up somewhat, but still be rain affected come Saturday, so I’ve based my preview off a Slow (5) track.
With the death of TVN earlier this month, there was a hole in the market for a thoroughbred-specific channel.
I had moved on from the bizarre complications of why and how TVN imploded.
As greyhound racing authorities grapple with the live baiting scandal, another animal welfare aspect of the sport needs to be addressed: overbreeding.
Oh how sweet it was. Vancouver proved himself as the best two-year-old in the country with a devastating win in the world’s richest race for juveniles, the Golden Slipper (1200m).
The $1 million Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) will finish off the host of Group 1 races today and a quality field has assembled for it. Join us before the race start time at 5:10pm AEDT for commentary and tips.
The $3.5million Golden Slipper (1200m) is the feature race in what is an unbelievable card of racing. The Gai Waterhouse trained Vancouver dominates the market, join us before the race start time at 4:30pm AEDT for commentary and tips.
The speedsters are set to do battle in the $400,000 Group 1 Galaxy (1100m) join us before the race start time at 3:50pm AEDT for commentary and tips.
The $500,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) is shaping as an ANZAC battle with the New Zealand raiders looking to steal another Australian Group 1 race. Join us for commentary and tips before the race start time at 3:10pm AEDT.
Here we are Golden Slipper Day and we kick off the big races with the $500,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m). Join us before the race start time at 2:30pm AEDT for pre race commentary and tips.
First run in 1957 and won by the great horse Todman – by an astounding eight lengths – the Golden Slipper is the world’s richest two-year-old race, and undoubtedly the best.
For the first time in a long time, Sydney will have a race day to challenge Derby Day at Flemington when it comes to equine and race quality.