Quick Thinker out to give Murray Baker more Australian Derby success

A renowned trainer of stayers with an unrivalled recent record in the ATC Australian Derby, Murray Baker might soon find himself with expertise in another major sport. Baker and training partner Andrew Forsman have no horses in work in New Zealand where racing has been shut down, along with other industries, to stop the spread […]

Melbourne Cup 2020 could go ahead without spectators

The Victoria Racing Club is determined to run the Melbourne Cup this year, even if it is held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The commitment comes after Moonee Valley Racing Club’s chief executive Michael Browell said his club would consider not staging the 100th running of Cox Plate this year if it […]

Brandenburg’s odds shorten for the Doncaster Mile 2020

New Zealand champion Melody Belle has been replaced as favourite in an open market for the Group One Doncaster Mile which has attracted a capacity field. Melody Belle, who shares top weight of 57kg with Epsom Handicap winner Kolding, has drawn barrier 14 for Saturday’s $1.5 million Doncaster Mile and has been eased from $6 […]

Brandenburg on target for Doncaster Mile 2020

Champion jockey Glen Boss has made a habit of winning the Doncaster Mile on lightly weighted three-year-olds and will be out to do so again when he takes the ride on promising colt Brandenburg. Boss has won a record seven Doncasters at Randwick with the past five of those on three-year-old colts or geldings. The […]

Probabeel on target for Australian Oaks 2020

Under normal circumstances, Probabeel would be on her way home to New Zealand after a profitable Sydney campaign. The filly has had three starts for a Group One win in the Surround Stakes and seconds in the Group Two Phar Lap and Group One Vinery. With uncertainty over how long racing in Australia can continue […]

Quick Thinker on target for Australian Derby 2020

Champion New Zealand trainer Murray Baker is in lockdown at home but as usual is making his presence felt on the Sydney autumn carnival. The winner of more Australian Group One races than any other trainer based across the Tasman, Baker claimed his fifth win in the Group Two Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill. Although Saturday’s […]

Australian Derby 2020 in Eric The Eel’s sights

Caloundra trainer Stuart Kendrick will explore all avenues to get Eric The Eel to the ATC Australian Derby after his win at Doomben. Eric The Eel ($3.90) came from last to beat a field of experienced stayers in the Mount Franklin Oprn (2200m). Kendrick had planned to take Eric The Eel to Sydney for the […]

House Of Cartier ready to fire in the Neville Sellwood Stakes

In a week he has had to retire Luvaluva, trainer John Sargent will look to another stakes-performed mare from his stable to make her mark at Rosehill. On Wednesday, Sargent announced the retirement of five-year-old Luvaluva after the Group One-placed mare strained a tendon in the Epona Stakes at Rosehill last Saturday. House Of Cartier […]

Team Snowden set sights on the Melbourne Cup with Carif

Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden are mapping a Sydney autumn carnival path with promising stayer Carif, but all roads lead to a different city in a different season. The emerging talent is set to take his place in Saturday’s Group One Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill as the Snowdens seek to deepen his grounding for […]

Tommy Berry to ride Warning in the Australian Derby 2020

With Melbourne jockeys unable to travel to Sydney to compete until further notice, the Anthony Freedman stable has locked in its riders for the opening day of The Championships. On Tuesday, Racing NSW announced the jockey pool in the state would be segregated into three regions – metropolitan, north, and south/west. Any jockey who was […]