Think It Over a live chance in the Rosehill Gold Cup

Kembla Grange trainer Kerry Parker only ever has 20 or so horses in work and one of them, Think It Over, is a live chance in the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup. The horse was a strong last-start winner of the Group Three Craven Plate on October 17 and Parker is happy with the way the […]

Young Werther ready to go in Victoria Derby at Flemington

Danny O’Brien doesn’t adhere to the norms of Australian training and that is why he’s happy to try to win the Victoria Derby with Young Werther at the horse’s third start. Earlier this year, O’Brien showed he was capable of producing a similar feat when Russian Camelot claimed the South Australian Derby at his fifth […]

Cherry Tortoni on track for Victoria Derby 2020

Trainer Patrick Payne has assessed Cherry Tortoni’s win in the Moonee Valley Vase as a good tune-up for the Group One Victoria Derby. The three-year-old has firmed into $6 for next Saturday’s classic and Payne has confirmed he will back-up, provided he comes through the race well. “We’re really mindful that he’ll be a nice […]

Quiet Cox Plate to be like no other

The WS Cox Plate will lack its usual amphitheatre-like atmosphere when the race is run at an empty Moonee Valley. Cox Plate day usually has about 30,000 racegoers with the countdown to the $5 million Cox Plate producing scenes that are unique in world racing. Crowds get closer to the horses at Moonee Valley than […]

Cox Plate owners shut out of Moonee Valley meeting

The Victorian government has reversed its decision to allow owners on course for two feature Moonee Valley race meetings following community pressure. Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula said he made a mistake in declaring he would permit a small number of owners trackside to watch their horses race. “The decision to allow some owners on […]

New Zealander star confirmed for the Mackinnon Stakes

Star New Zealander Melody Belle has been confirmed for a trip to Melbourne where she will have the chance to avenge her Mackinnon Stakes defeat. The mare posted Group One win number 12 in the Livamol Classic at Hawkes Bay on Saturday to earn her passage across the Tasman. Managing owner John Galvin said Melody […]

Lazy Endanger to target the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington

Sam Freedman described Endanger as a horse on the way up after his tough victory in the Listed Gothic Stakes at Caulfield. Freedman said Endanger would now follow a traditional path for the winner of Saturday’s race and target the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington on October 31 and the Sandown Guineas a fortnight later. […]

Classique Legend chasing massive payday in The Everest

Five years ago, Les Bridge was wandering around the Inglis sales when he bumped into long-time friend Carmel Size. Size was hunting for a yearling on behalf of her boss, Hong Kong-based businessman Bon Ho, and had been captivated by a steely grey son of Not A Single Doubt. Market 💰: View the Odds for […]

Redouble ready to go ahead of The Kosciuszko

It took a long-range plan to come to fruition for Albury-based trainer Mitchell Beer to get a Kosciuszko runner and he couldn’t be happier with how Redouble has prepared for the $1.3 million race. Since moving to Albury from Victoria, Beer has had three main goals in mind – to win a Highway Handicap, compete […]

Vet examination required for It’s Me ahead of The Kosciuszko

It’s Me, the short-priced favourite for the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko, will need to pass a veterinary examination before she is cleared to take her place. Trainer Brett Cavanough advised Racing NSW stewards the mare was scoped on Wednesday afternoon after developing a cough following a swim in the equine pool. The endoscopic test showed […]