Hugh Bowman takes Dalasan ride in Caulfield Guineas

Hugh Bowman will ride favourite Dalasan in the Caulfield Guineas replacing Raquel Clark with connections opting for a strong left-hand whip rider. Co-trainer Leon Macdonald said connections decided on the change after Sunday’s Guineas Prelude in which Dalasan was second to Alligator Blood after again laying in down the straight. Clark, Adelaide’s premier rider, will […]

Leading Cups contender for sale

A 25 per cent share in leading Caulfield and Melbourne Cups contender Mustajeer is to be auctioned ahead of the Ebor winner’s tilt at the Australian spring features. Inglis will take bids through its Digital Online platform next Tuesday and Wednesday. Australian Bloodstock have bought a controlling interest in Mustajeer who has been transferred to […]

Good Fields for George Main and The Shorts

Happy Clapper heads a field of 11 for the Group One George Main Stakes at Randwick. The Pat Webster-trained triple Group One winner has drawn barrier four with race favourite Avilius to jump from eight. Glen Boss will ride Happy Clapper, replacing Hugh Bowman who is recovering from a broken finger. Samadoubt, who beat Happy […]

Strong entries for the George Main Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller has 10 of the 19 nominations for the Group One George Main Stakes but is likely to whittle that down to three or four. The weight-for-age George Main (1600m)is the feature race on Saturday’s Randwick card which also features the Group Two Shorts (1100m), an important guide to next month’s $14 million Everest. The Bjorn […]

Begood Toya Mother heads odds for G1 Sir Rupert Clarke

Any concerns Begood Toya Mother might have missed a start in the Sir Rupert Clarke have been erased, with the favourite assured a place in the Group One handicap at Caulfield. Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman targeted the race a long way out but had an anxious wait until the gelding’s place in the Sir Rupert Clarke […]

Santa Ana Lane returns ahead of The Everest

With just over a month until the $14 million The Everest, connections of the Anthony Freedman-trained Santa Ana Lane are comfortable where the star sprinter is positioned for the rich race at Randwick. Santa Ana Lane was a dominant winner of the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakesover the Randwick 1200m in April and, ahead of his […]

Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup order of entries released

Last year’s Melbourne Cup minor placegetter Prince Of Arran could still have work to do to make the field for this year’s $8 million race at Flemington. Prince Of Arran formed part of an English-trained trifecta in the 2018 Melbourne Cup when he finished third behind Cross Counter and Marmelo. All three are expected to […]

Big list nominate for $7.5m Golden Eagle

July Cup winner Ten Sovereigns heads 14 overseas-trained entries for the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill. The 1500m-race is for southern hemisphere four-year-olds at Rosehill on November 2. The race is also open to northern hemisphere three-year-olds with the 14 headed by three of the top 10 from that age group over a mile […]

Homesman wins a spot in the Cox Plate

Homesman has won a golden ticket into the Cox Plate courtesy of a comprehensive win in the Feehan Stakes at The Valley. The winner of Saturday’s Group Two race bypasses the ballot into next month’s $5 million Cox Plate at The Valley. Placed second in the weight-for-age race 12 months ago, Homesman was handled perfectly by […]

The Inevitable could target The Golden Eagle

Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton admitted he had concerns over the condition of The Inevitable ahead of his victory at The Valley. Travelling overnight on Thursday via ferry from Devonport to Melbourne, Brunton explained The Inevitable had lost weight and was in a cranky mood on-course on Saturday. After a slow beginning and then circling the […]