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 […]

Danceteria to be ridden by Jamie Spencer in Caulfield Stakes 2019

International jockey Jamie Spencer may have more spare time than he planned on his latest trip to Melbourne for the Caulfield Guineas meeting. Spencer was brought out to Australia to ride three internationally trained horses part-owned by Australian Bloodstock. He arrived in Melbourne on Friday morning to the news that Chief Ironside, an emergency in […]

Groundswell gains a start in 2019 Caulfield Guineas field

The Holy One has been scratched from the Caulfield Guineas giving the Anthony Freedman-trained Groundswell a start. Groundswell, the second emergency, is a brother to Group One winner Shoals and missed getting into the final 16 for Saturday’s 1600m-Group One Caulfield Guineas despite his third in the Prelude. Kerrin McEvoy was booked for Eric The […]

The Everest 2019 field bolstered by Alizee

Star mare Alizee will run for Godolphin in the $14 million Everest with champion jockey Hugh Bowman to ride. The triple Group One-winning mare got the nod for Godolphin’s slot in Saturday week’s rich sprint at Randwick ahead of her younger Golden Rose winning stablemate Bivouac. “We are in the fortunate position of having a […]