Libertini confirmed for The Everest at Randwick

Only one slot in The Everest remains to be filled after James Harron Bloodstock secured Premiere Stakes winner Libertini to represent them in Australia’s richest race. Connections of Libertini were courted by both the bloodstock agency and Chris Waller Racing after the mare resumed with a brilliant victory at Randwick on Saturday. But it was […]

Jamie Kah locks in Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup rides

A flight containing the spring raiders from the northern hemisphere has touched down safely at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Included on the flight was dual Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran whose trainer Charlie Fellowes also announced star jockey Jamie Kah would ride him this spring. “Delighted to announce that Jamie Kah has been booked to […]

Enthaar to be aimed at the Golden Gift

Ciaron Maher is trying to keep a lid on expectations for juvenile Enthaar after she backed up her breathtaking barrier trial form with an equally superb debut win. The Emirates Park homebred justified her $1.60 favouritism, coasting to a three-length victory in Saturday’s Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick. Maher has had his share of talented […]

Probabeel and Funstar out to break Epsom Handicap hoodoo

Probabeel and Funstar enjoyed a tremendous rivalry as three-year-olds but they each face an uphill battle to win the Epsom Handicap. Only three mares have triumphed in the Group One Randwick mile in the past four decades and one of them was the incomparable Winx. The others were Secret Admirer nine years ago and La […]

Godolphin with two runners in The Everest field

The Everest puzzle continues to take shape with confirmation Godolphin sprinter Trekking has secured his place in the elite field. The dual Group One winner will represent the slot held by prominent owners and racing identities Max Whitby and Neil Werrett. The announcement comes a day after the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Santa Ana Lane […]

Hush Writer to make amends in Metropolitan Handicap

A deteriorating track cruelled Hush Writer’s Metropolitan Handicap chances last year but a favourable weather forecast has his trainers upbeat about his Group One prospects. The Japanese-bred stayer is a duffer on rain-affected ground and struck those conditions in the race 12 months ago, finishing eighth. But with Randwick rated in the good range on […]

Wide barrier won’t hinder Funstar in Epsom Handicap

Glen Boss says a wide barrier draw won’t hinder the Epsom Handicap chances of the Chris Waller-trained Funstar and may even work to her advantage. The top jockey will be chasing his fifth win in the famous Randwick mile and his second in succession after he claimed it on Kolding 12 months ago. Funstar came […]

Epsom Handicap still on the table for Fierce Impact

Fierce Impact could be a surprise starter in the Epsom Handicap with trainer Matthew Smith revealing the race is still on the table. Smith was thought to be tossing up between the Group One Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington and the Hill Stakes over the same distance on the Epsom undercard. While both races remain […]

Matt Smith to consider staring Attorney in The Metropolitan

Former French galloper Attorney has forced trainer Matt Smith to consider a start in the Metropolitan Handicap with his classy staying performance at Rosehill. Attorney came into Saturday’s Group Three Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) off two solid runs over unsuitable journeys but Smith feared the rapid 600m distance rise might have been a bridge too […]

Jen Rules set for the Golden Pendant at Rosehill

Having staved off retirement for now, under-rated mare Jen Rules has earned herself a quicker than expected return to the races. The five-year-old will take her place in the Group Two Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday after belying her $31 starting price to finish runner-up to Haut Brion Her in the Sheraco Stakes. […]