King Of Leogrance opens as favourite in Adelaide Cup odds

Roy Higgins Quality winner King Of Leogrance is favourite for the Group Two Adelaide Cup after the declaration of the final field of 16. Trained by Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Danny O’Brien and racing in the colours of six-time Cup-winning owner Lloyd Williams, King Of Leogrance eased from $2.50 to $2.60 on Tuesday after drawing barrier […]

Australian Turf Club sells slot in The Everest 2020

Hong Kong businessman Boniface Ho has made a three-year commitment to The Everest by buying the Australian Turf Club’s slot in the $15 million The Everest. The Ho-owned Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend finished midfield in last year’s Everest and could be a contender again although he has been transferred to Hong Kong. Ho has been […]

Robbie Griffiths chasing second Newmarket Handicap victory

Nature Strip’s absence from the Newmarket Handicap means weights have been raised, giving Andrew Mallyon the chance to reunite with Halvorsen. Now based in Queensland, Mallyon hasbeen in Melbourne to ride Halvorsen in five of his seven victories, the past two on the straight course at Flemington where the Group One Newmarket Handicap is run […]

Eric The Eel confirms Australian Derby 2020 trip

Tough three-year-old Eric The Eel has confirmed a trip to Sydney with his last-to-first win at Doomben. Wearing blinkers for the first time, Eric The Eel, the $2.45 favourite, dropped out to last but swept around the field from the 600m to score by a length to Malawi Gold ($9.50) in Saturday’s Pines Pacific Ale […]

Hungry Heart books spot in 2020 Golden Slipper field

Unheralded filly Hungry Heart has won her way into the Golden Slipper with an impressive Sweet Embrace Stakes victory to give sire Frankel his first two-year-old stakes winner in Australia. Trainer Chris Waller initially had Blue Diamond aspirations for the youngster but changed course to Sydney when she finished runner-up at her only start at […]

All-Star Mile contender to contest Randwick Guineas 2020

Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth will head to Sydney for the Randwick Guineas but could still run in the All-Star Mile a week later. The Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth was among the top 10 horses voted in by the public to the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield on March 14. The three-year-old colt […]

Skyline Stakes runner out to cement Golden Slipper 2020 claims

The Golden Slipper remains on the radar for deposed favourite Cellsabeel who has recovered from a lameness issue suffered during her shock last-start defeat. As stablemate Prague prepares to maintain his undefeated record in Saturday’s Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, Cellsabeel is being readied for a possible tilt at the Reisling Stakes (1200m) seven days […]

Eric The Eel to target Rosehill Guineas, Australian Derby

Eric The Eel will wear blinkers for the first time when he races at Doomben as a final trial for a trip to Sydney. Eric The Eel steps up to 1600m in the Pines Pacific Ale Plate at Doomben on Saturday and if he races well he will head to Sydney for races such as […]

Alligator Blood and Catalyst headline Australian Guineas field

Queensland star Alligator Blood and New Zealander Catalyst headline the field of eight for the Group One Australian Guineas at Flemington. Alligator Blood has drawn barrier two for Saturday’s $1 million race for three-year-olds over 1600m while Catalyst is set to jump from barrier four. The pair staged a stirring duel in the C S […]

Good surface no problem for Avilius in the Chipping Norton Stakes

Having already won the Group One George Main Stakes this season, Godolphin star Avilius gets the chance to add another feature weight-for-age mile at Randwick in the Chipping Norton Stakes. The James Cummings-trained Avilius is one of 10 individual Group One winners among the field of 14 for Saturday’s Group One Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), […]