Posts Tagged "John Singleton"

Of all the retirements from racing in the last few months More Joyous’ is the easiest to live with.

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While some may joke the champion mare is still running, the inquiry into More Joyous’ pre-race condition and the associated game of Chinese-whispers will have some serious consequences and shows no signs of hitting the back straight any time soon.

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There’s something special about New Zealanders who export their talents to Australia, settle down and outshine their local counterparts. Achieving immediate success, Bjorn Baker is a name we should get used to hearing.

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The long-held truism that any publicity is good publicity is being seriously challenged by a racing industry jaded by an ongoing circus that makes this week’s notoriously loud Eurovision Song Contest look comparatively tame.

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The More Joyous inquiry continues today after a lack of evidence enforced a stay of proceedings last week. Join us here on The Roar from 10.00am AEST for live coverage throughout the day with key testimony from Andrew Johns set to test allegiances.

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John Singleton may be charged with bringing racing into disrepute next week but he has done racing a favour by instigating the More Joyous scandal in the minutes before the All Aged Stakes last month.

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It’s hard to decide who is the biggest sporting story in Sydney right now – Israel Folau, or the massive ding between Gai Waterhouse, and John Singleton.

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The drama surrounding the performance of More Joyous in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes has taken a stunning new turn, with stewards turning to legendary Bilpin horse whisperer Sam “Flinty” McClaggan to unlock the truth from the source itself.

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If there was any question the once-rosy and all-conquering relationship between Gai Waterhouse and John Singleton was tattered beyond repair, it became abundantly clear at Monday’s inquiry into the poor performance of More Joyous in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick a week and a half ago.

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20 witnesses are expected to be called at Racing NSW’s Sydney CBD headquarters for today’s inquiry into the performance of More Joyous in April 27’s All Aged Stakes. Join us for live updates and a blog of the inquiry from 11am.

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John Singleton has my every sympathy in his war against the Waterhouse clan. Despite how much those of us who love racing are passionate about the sport, no-one can deny the murky history and shady characters that have always inhabited it.

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The fallout from Saturday’s All Aged Stakes is set to dominate headlines this week, ensuring racing remains on the front pages of the Sydney newspapers beyond the conclusion of the autumn carnival.

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The greatest moments in sport are those which are improbable and unexpected, where an athlete or team defies all manners of logic and analysis to emerge victorious.

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She’s an eight time Group 1 winner with 20 wins from 28 starts and has amassed more than $4 million in prize money, but More Joyous is possibly the most overrated horse in the nation.

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How should a champion racehorse be defined? Does being the best suffice, or are wins in the best races against the best horses required?

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Today is Doncaster Day at Randwick. This high pressure race over the mile was first run in 1865, with horses such as Wakeful, Fine and Dandy (2) , Gunsynd, Emancipation, Super Impose (2) , Pharoah (2) and Sunline (2) all winning the race.

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The Doncaster Mile is one of the best races in Australia. Join us for live race updates and a blog from Royal Randwick in Sydney as we build up to the 3.35pm AEST start time.

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The $3.5m Golden Slipper (1200 metres) is the premier two-year-old race in the world, and brings together a field of brilliantly-bred youngsters. Join us for live updates and a blog in the lead-up to the 3.50pm start time.

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It now appears that the NSW Country Cockatoos are a candidate for the fifth Super rugby franchise to be based in Australia.

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