Damien Oliver weighs up Melbourne Cup decision

Damien Oliver’s chances of landing a fourth Melbourne Cup have been enhanced as he now has the option of riding either of Danny O’Brien’s key chances. Speaking on RSN radio, O’Brien said Oliver would have the option of choosing between Russian Camelot and defending champion Vow And Declare for the 2020 Melbourne Cup. Last year […]

Joe Pride with two runners still in the mix for The Everest

Joe Pride is resigned to playing a waiting game with his two Everest hopefuls but he remains optimistic of getting at least one of them into the $15 million race. South Australian Behemoth became the seventh horse confirmed for the sprint when he was snapped up this week by slot holders The Star. It came […]

The Everest favourite required to trial before Premiere Stakes

Everest favourite Nature Strip has thrown a scare into the Chris Waller camp after tossing jockey James McDonald and galloping riderless in a crucial barrier trial at Randwick. Lining up in the only heat for older horses, the star sprinter reared as the gates opened, dislodging McDonald from the saddle. McDonald was uninjured and rode […]

It’s Me’s odds shorten for The Kosciuszko 2020

Scone mare It’s Me has rocketed into favouritism for the $1.3 million Kosciuszko with a stunning performance to win at Randwick. Trained by Brett Cavanough, It’s Me remains unbeaten in three starts after unleashing a withering finish from back in the field to storm to a three-length victory in the TAB Highway Handicap (1000m) on […]

Victoria Derby target for Wise Counsel

Wise Counsel confirmed David Eustace’s opinion that he is a potential Victoria Derby contender with his victory in the opening event at Caulfield. The three-year-old was perfectly ridden by Jye McNeil to break through at his third start in the Longboard Accountants For Mirabel Handicap (1600m) on Saturday. Eustace said they had always had a […]

Georgina Cartwright to ride Run For Glory at Gold Coast

Leading trainer Tony Gollan has given apprentice Georgina Cartwright a vote of confidence by entrusting her with the rides on two odds-on favourites at the Gold Coast. Cartwright is on loan to Gollan for three months after completing the mandatory two weeks of Covid-19 hotel quarantine since arriving from Victoria. Cartwright will ride Run For […]

Seven slots remain up for grabs in the The Everest field

Seven slots remain up for grabs in the $15 million The Everest after Tofane became the latest sprinter to secure her place in the field. The Mike Moroney-trained mare has been announced as the representative for Yulong Investments, joining Nature Strip, Gytrash, Classique Legend and Rothfire as confirmed runners. Tofane resumed with a third in […]

Kolding and Dreamforce set for George Main Stakes rematch

Chris Waller has gone back to the drawing board with Kolding and it has delivered the champion trainer an important epiphany. A perfectionist by nature, Waller was perturbed by the gelding’s loss of form during the autumn when he failed to place in five starts and again when he resumed to finish down the track […]

Caulfield Guineas 2020 the next step for Crosshaven

Crosshaven moved a step closer to being a factor in the Caulfield Guineas with his strong win in the Exford Plate at Flemington. Co-trainer Tom Dabernig described Crosshaven as an exciting three-year-old and said the 2020 Caulfield Guineas was the logical next step after his comfortable win. Crosshaven appreciated a distance rise to 1400 metres […]

Zoutori likely to target Cantala Stakes at Flemington

Zoutori made it back-to-back wins in the Bobbie Lewis Quality when he prevailed narrowly in an exciting finish with only a half-length separating the top five across the line. Jockey Mark Zahra had to call on all of his renowned skill to get Zoutori home by a half-neck in the 1200 metre, Group Two event […]