From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The ecosystem of racing is substantially supported by punters, but it’s fair to say racing doesn’t revolve around the punter.
Bart Cummings takes me back to the days of black and white photographs, afternoon newspapers and listening to the races on the radio as the only means of finding out who won if you weren’t actually at the track.
The NSW government is considering a state funeral for legendary trainer Bart Cummings as the racing industry and racing lovers mourn his death.
Cups King Bart Cummings died peacefully in his sleep overnight, aged 87.
Australian racing icon Bart Cummings passed away this morning. He will be remembered as Australia’s greatest ever racehorse trainer, and as a legend of the Australian racing community.
The first Group 1 race of the year is upon us, and the Memsie Stakes (Caulfield, 1400m, WFA) has attracted a field of evenness and depth but is lacking in star power that previous editions may have had.
The year of racing came to an end almost a month ago and race fans have shifted their attention to the upcoming spring meetings, starting with this weekend’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes.
We’re on the eve of spring, with Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide starting to host black-type racing on a weekly basis. The major race this week is the Warwick Stakes at Randwick.
Australian hope Criterion has finished out of the money in the Juddmonte International with Arabian Queen causing a major upset by beating Golden Horn in the feature at York.
Group One winner The Offer will be the headline act at Hawkesbury when he kicks off his latest campaign in the Listed Rowley Mile.
Wow, it’s been a huge couple of weeks to be working in the media, especially with Rupert Murdoch landing in Australia two weeks ago.
A field of eight including Australian horse Criterion has been declared for the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.
There’s still two weeks of winter left, but spring racing is quickly creeping up on us.
As mentioned in Thursday’s article Tabcorp released their annual report for the 2014-15 financial year on Thursday.
The 2014-15 racing season officially came to an end on July 31st and after using the last couple of weeks to take stock, I decided it was time to provide an update on some of racing’s biggest issues.
The guys asked me this week to take a look back at my first season as a trainer, and to look forward to the new season that just commenced.
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Since Bart Cummings passed away, there has been a lot written in the press about what was the secret to his success.
Ahoy Roarers! Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed the winter spell, but now we have to get stuck into the spring, and it all started on Saturday at Caulfield with the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).
The Memsie Stakes (1400m) is the first official Group 1 race of the spring carnival and this year a quality field has assembled for a wide open race. Join The Roar before the race start time of 4:45pm (AEST) for commentary and tips.
This Saturday, Caulfield will feature the 1400m Group 1 Memsie Stakes, which will be the first Group 1 race of the new racing season.
Race 5 at Rosehill on Saturday sees the 13th staging of the 1200m three-year-old Group 3 race The Run to the Rose, which is perhaps better known as the prelude to the Golden Rose run at the same track in two weeks’ time.
Spring racing is certainly in the air given the quality of horse represented in the Warwick Stakes, which is Race 6 at Randwick on Saturday (3:40pm AEST).
Earlier in the year, the normally niche sport of greyhound racing made the news for all the wrong reasons.
Golden Slipper winner Vancouver will be the headline act at Rosehill on Saturday as he looks to continue his unbeaten run in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.
Race 5 at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday (3pm AEST) sees the 34th running of the San Domenico Stakes at Group 3 level for three-year-old colts, geldings and fillies.
The final of greyhound racing’s National Sprint and Distance Championship is rapidly approaching, with the final to be run at Wentworth Park on Saturday, August 22.
From humble beginnings, which started with three men and a dream, the Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club is set to hold its first official TAB meeting later this month.
The Darwin Cup (2000m) is the biggest event up in the Northern Territory and the track always attracts a big crowd of race goers, punters, and is reportedly a great day for all involved. Let’s take a look at the field assembled for the race at 6:05pm this evening.
It may only have been a lowly Class 2 race over 1200m last Thursday, July 30, at Gosford, but the Kim Waugh trained grey His Majesty left quite an impression on those who witnessed the ease of his three length victory.
Former Magic Millions and Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready has been retired, and while I love the eight-year-old gelding, I have to say about bloody time!
The spring preparation for many horses starts this Friday, with a blockbuster set of trials at Royal Randwick.
Last week prizemoney changes were made to some of the Group 1 races in Sydney.