Self Sense set to miss 2019 Caulfield Cup

Trainer David Brideoake has decided not to press on to the Caulfield Cup with Self Sense after the gelding finished last in the Herbert Power Stakes. Self Sense had a ballot exemption into the $5 million Caulfield Cup at Caulfield on Saturday courtesy of his win in the Mornington Cup in March and was rated […]

Hayes eagerly awaiting the Caulfield Cup 2019 with Constantinople.

After watching Cape Of Good Hope win the Group One Caulfield Stakes, David Hayes is now eagerly awaiting the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with Constantinople. Cape Of Good Hope and Constantinople, former members of the Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien team, arrived in Melbourne just over two weeks ago, clearing quarantine at Werribee on Saturday morning. […]

Baster books ride in 2019 Caulfield Cup

Lightweight jockey Stephen Baster will ride The Chosen One in the Caulfield Cup with New Zealand trainer Murray Baker looking to add to his exceptional record in major Australian races. Baker, who runs the premier stable with partner Andrew Forsman, has won 21 Group One races in Australia, more than any other New Zealand-based trainer. […]

Redzel out to make it 3/3 in The Everest 2019

Redzel has won the only two editions of the $14 million Everest and in an ominous message to the speedster’s rivals, co-trainer Paul Snowden has declared the horse to be in the shape of his life. “It’s a hard call but I believe it’s true. He is physically way better than what we’ve had him […]

The Chosen One books spot in 2019 Caulfield Cup field

New Zealand stayer The Chosen One has earned a ticket into the Caulfield Cup with a hard-fought victory in the Herbert Power Stakes. As the winner of Saturday’s 2400m handicap, The Chosen One gains a ballot exemption into next week’s $5 million Caulfield Cup over the same distance. Backed from $9 to $6.50, The Chosen […]

Yes Yes Yes given tune up ahead of The Everest 2019

Yes Yes Yes will wear blinkers in the $14 million Everest after the three-year-old passed a crucial test in them during a race day gallop at Randwick. Trainer Chris Waller was keen to see how the Golden Rose runner-up responded to the gear change and Yes Yes Yes passed with flying colours. “We’ve got blinkers […]

The Inevitable sets sights on The Golden Eagle 2019

Prolific Tasmanian winner The Inevitable has staked his claim for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle in emphatic style with victory in the major lead-up race at Randwick. The first three in Saturday’s $500,000 Silver Eagle (1400m) are assured a start in the 1500m finale at Rosehill in three weeks and the market choices were pretty […]

Tanker races into Golden Slipper 2019 contention

Ciaron Maher wasn’t sure what he was going see from Tanker when pressure was applied to the colt in his race debut at Caulfield. Although a little wayward, Tanker ran out a comfortable winner of the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) on Saturday and Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, was immediately talking about […]

Vegas Knight needs Caulfield Guineas 2019 to be a fast-run affair

Win, lose or draw Vegas Knight is heading to the paddock for a rest after he runs in the Caulfield Guineas. Trainer Colin Little has been surprised by the gelding’s resilience after being in work for more than half the year, without a spell, racing through winter and spring. Little sees Vegas Knight as a […]

Redzel Stakes bonuses offered to The Everest 2019 field

This year’s Everest champion will have another million reasons to back up a fortnight later in the revamped Redzel Stakes. Racing NSW on Friday announced a bounty of up to $1.3 million in bonuses for Rosehill’s Redzel Stakes, formerly the Winners Stakes, on November 2. The bonuses are designed to attract a bumper field for […]