From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
It is seemingly impossible to win a Melbourne Cup with any more than 57kg, and 2014′s Melbourne Cup is unusual in that there there is no obvious topweight horse, and accordingly, no obvious favourite.
Star Rolling won the big race at Caulfield last Saturday at the nice price of $10. Most experts forgot to tell you he was among the chances. Were there signs?
Well done Jeff Kennett. You said a lot of things which administrators needed to hear and you said it their backyard. But one solution you offered would cripple the industry much faster than doing nothing.
Following jockeys can be just as exciting as following a horse. When you back one early in their career to be a star and it pans out, you are a genius.
Spring racing is upon us with the Aurie’s Star in Victoria and the Missile Stakes in Sydney suddenly appearing on the landscape, jolting punters out of their winter slumber.
Season’s end, a new start. It’s time to give credit to top jockeys of the racing year that finished on July 31. But we all know that statistics lie, they cheat, they withhold the full truth.
You may honour Dunaden as a star of the Australian turf, with his glorious wins in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup. French racing fans know that he is theirs, ‘un globe-trotter’, world traveller and world beater.
Yes, there is a link between the Melbourne Cup and last week’s events at Royal Ascot and Wimbledon. Stick with me and I’ll explain.
Ok, it’s a bit less glamorous than Brazil, but on Sunday jockey Steven Pateman completed his seventh jumps win for the season, a significant accomplishment for a first-class Australian sportsman.
The Australian racing season’s last Group 1 is upon us, 294 days after the first.
Forget those Group 1 races in Brisbane. The best race and the best ride in Australia on Saturday were in the $100,000 Stayers Cup at Royal Randwick.
Saturday is Queensland’s biggest raceday, three Group 1s including the state’s feature race, the Stradbroke Handicap.
It’s Queensland’s time to shine with Group 1 racing at the moment, but this Saturday will be a little darker due to the passing of popular Sydney trainer Guy Walter.
Breaking: Sydney trainer Chris Waller has announced on Wednesday morning that Zoustar will be retired, withdrawn from Royal Ascot with suspensory ligament injury, and retired.
V8 Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes picked up where he left off on Saturday to secure his second back-to-back pole position in Perth.
The last time Jamie Whincup thought he’d turned the corner in his charge towards a record sixth V8 Supercars crown, he hit a brick wall.
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The first Group 1 race of Spring has finally arrived, and it looks like an interesting one with a good mix of serious contenders and horses that are resuming and looking to put in some nice performances.
Preparation for the big Spring races resumed at Randwick & Moonee Valley on the weekend.
It’s nearly the end of winter and the smell of the spring carnival is just around the corner. The group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick is going to give us another tantalising taste of the spring.
Spring racing has arrived at Moonee Valley and the Group 2 Carlyon Stakes (1200m) sees the return of some very fast and talented sprinters. A few have already raced at Group class level, whilst others have shown great promise and could easily step up to that grade.
Saturday’s racing in the San Domenico Stakes and the Vain Stakes, among others, unearthed a few more runners that we should keep an eye on this Spring.
NSW greyhound Bessy Boo is unknown outside greyhound racing circles, but the dog with the bitch name could become one of the most unlikely national greyhound champions of all time on Saturday in Perth.
Although it is still winter, this Saturday’s Warwick Stakes Day at Royal Randwick is widely regarded as the first day of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and what a cracker of a start it is shaping up to be!
The tease of Spring and the return of star grey Puissance De Lune add plenty of intrigue to today’s $200,000 Group II P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m). Join The Roar from 4:15pm (AEST) for a preview, live blog and review post race.
After a Blue Diamond win at this track by two year-old Filly Earthquake, and a dominant Fillies Autumn in the rich two-year-olds events in Sydney, this season’s three-year-old Fillies start off their spring campaigns.
Puissance De Lune will make his return to racing after a 10-month spell where the stallion underwent surgery to fix a tendon injury.
This years’ rendition was a very competitive one thanks to a good tempo set by the winner Sweet Idea.
Racing fans won’t see Carlton House running around race track’s this spring. The horse, still at the top of its game, has been retired to stud.
The 2014 Missile Stakes held at Royal Randwick feels like Christmas come early for racing fans with this year’s edition of the race giving us a quality taste of what is to come this spring.
If you ask the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses what they do with all their donations – a total income of $24,000 at the end of the year – you might not hear what you had expected to hear.
Racing Queensland should be applauded for their initiative to declare Tuesday as a non-racing day, and other states should take note.
Nash Rawiller left Australia in June with a commanding lead in the Sydney Jockey’s Premiership, a lead that which was such a commanding one that it’s going to take the last day of the Sydney Metropolitan calendar for James McDonald to dethrone him.