Standout to return in G1 Oakleigh Plate

Sunseekers rarely put Melbourne at the top of their list but that is precisely where Gerald Ryan is headed with Standout in his quest for a dry track. The classy sprinter has twice been slated to resume in Sydney and has been scratched both times due to rain-affected ground. With fine skies predicted in Melbourne […]

Richard Litt weights up Hobartville Stakes option

Richard Litt is weighing up his options for Black Duke, including whether to pit him against a crack field of three-year-olds in the Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill. Black Duke is among 18 entries for the time-honoured $400,000 Group Two feature over 1400 metres on Saturday. Named after one of Australia’s oldest and most historic thoroughbred […]

Gotta Kiss to target Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm

The Queensland Guineas will be the winter carnival goal for luckless filly Gotta Kiss. The three-year-old returned to the stables of Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted on Monday. “She’s had a bit of time off after the Magic Millions and has just finished some pre-training out at Kolora Lodge,” Hoysted said. Gotta Kiss will be […]

Jamie Kah to ride Nature Strip in Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

The magic hands of star jockey Jamie Kah could prove the difference for Nature Strip in the Black Caviar Lightning, according to trainer Chris Waller. For Waller the equation is straightforward: If Kah can get the enigmatic superstar sprinter to settle, he can win. “If it all works out he can race smoothly, get into […]

Tagaloa ready to tackle C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington

Natalie Young is hoping an inside barrier draw can help Tagaloa put a frustrating run of outs behind him and recapture his best form in the C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington. The colt has been racing without luck and has gone winless in six starts since taking out the Blue Diamond Stakes as a […]

Mike Moroney confirms that Poland is Australian Guineas bound

Poland confirmed his trainer Mike Moroney’s lofty opinion of him and he’s now Australian Guineas bound after his tough first-up win in the Autumn Stakes. Moroney said he had always held Poland in high-regard and he blamed himself for the colt’s only poor run which was in the Caulfield Guineas. “I think he’s a very […]

Acrobat ruled out of the Golden Slipper 2021

A minor setback has derailed the Golden Slipper campaign of exciting colt Acrobat, who is out of the $3.5 million race. Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace confirmed the Coolmore-owned youngster had sustained a cut to a hock and while the issue was not serious, it had forced them to stop his campaign. “With the […]

Paper Daisy on track for Inglis Millennium

When it comes to shopping – be it for clothes or horses – Joe Pride knows what he likes. And when he set eyes on Paper Daisy at last year’s Inglis Classic sale, the Press Statement filly immediately captured his attention. “I’m pretty instant when it comes to horses,” Pride said. “It’s a bit like […]

The Harrovian pleases trainer ahead of Futurity Stakes

Cult hero The Harrovian has sailed through a crucial trackwork test ahead of his return to racing in the Group One Futurity Stakes. The Harrovian galloped on the course proper at the Gold Coast last Wednesday in the Melbourne direction, pleasing co-trainer Toby Edmonds. “He worked very well with Grey Missile and I thought we’d […]

James Cummings to target Canterbury Stakes with Savatiano

The race morning scratching of Ole Kirk took some gloss off the Expressway Stakes but Savatiano made the most of his absence to dominate the Rosehill feature. Sent out a $2.10 favourite, Savatiano controlled the race from the outset and while Kolding briefly raised the hopes of his supporters when he started to give chase, […]