Young Rascal on target for the Sydney Cup 2020

With British racing shut down because of the coronavirus crisis, English trainer William Haggas has celebrated an Australian double from afar including the Group One Ranvet Stakes. Haggas sent Young Rascal and Addeybb to Sydney last month and they repaid him at Rosehill on Saturday. Before last season was out, Haggas pinpointed the valuable card […]

All-Aged Stakes target set for Dreamforce

Dreamforce has upstaged two of New Zealand’s best horses to claim a deserved Group One win in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. The seven-year-old had been placed at the elite level three times in the past year but had his day to shine on Saturday, dominating the 1500m weight-for-age race from the front under […]

Sherwood Forest looks to stamp his Australian Derby credentials

New Zealand Derby winner Sherwood Forest will be out to stamp his credentials for the Australian equivalent when he makes his Sydney debut in the Group One Rosehill Guineas. And trainer Tony Pike believes if Sherwood Forest’s rivals have a hard time beating him over 2000m on Saturday, he will be an even bigger force […]

Everything you need to know about the William Reid Stakes 2020

WILLIAM REID STAKES 1200m, $500,000, Group One, weight-for-age at The Valley, run under lights NOTABLE WINNERS * Gothic (1929); Comic Court (1951); Flying Halo (1952/53/55); Dual Choice (1972); All Shot (1973/74); Manikato (1979/80/81/82/83); Vo Rogue (1988); Hareeba (1995); Cape Of Good Hope (2005); Apache Cat (2008/09); Silent Sedition (2017); Hellbent (2018); Sunlight (2019) HISTORY: * […]

Bivouac ready to announce himself in the William Reid Stakes

Godolphin trainer James Cummings says the time has arrived for Bivouac to take the next step and announce himself as a future weight-for-age star. Having shown off his qualities under handicap conditions in the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 7, Bivouac gets his weight-for-age chance in Friday night’s William Reid Stakes (1200m) at […]

Mystic Journey ready for William Reid Stakes return

A field of 11 is set to compete in Melbourne’s final Group One race of the season, the William Reid Stakes at The Valley. Friday night’s William Reid Stakes over 1200m has brought together a quality field of sprinters including star three-year-olds Bivouac, Exceedance and Loving Gaby. The three are all Group One winners with […]

Mozu Ascot and My Style pull out of Doncaster Mile 2020

Japanese horses Mozu Ascot and My Style will not travel to Sydney for the Doncaster Mile because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mozu Ascot had been favourite for the $3 million Doncaster Mile on April 4 since he was nominated while My Style was also one of the leading contenders. A third Japanese horse, Danon Premium, […]

Tagaloa’s odds shorten for the Golden Slipper 2020

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa is the new $5 favourite for the Golden Slipper after drawing barrier six for the $3.5 million race at Rosehill. He replaces the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Farnan at the head of the market. Farnan has gate 14 in the full field of 16 plus four emergencies for the […]

Barbaric set to bypass 2020 Golden Slipper field

Former favourite Cellsabeel has gained a run in the Golden Slipper with Black Opal Stakes winner Barbaric to miss the race. Co-trainer Paul Snowden said on Monday the colt would not run in Saturday’s $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill likely to be held on a heavy track. The Snowden stable will have Dame Giselle […]

Thermosphere set to line up in 2020 Golden Slipper field

Magic Night Stakes winner Thermosphere is a confirmed starter in the Golden Slipper as Godolphin and trainer James Cummings aim for back-to-back wins. Thermosphere won Saturday’s Magic Night for two-year-old fillies to secure a spot in this Saturday’s $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill. Godolphin has confirmed the filly will take her place, joining the […]