Morgan desperate for drying weather with Ligulate

Cody Morgan will be keeping a close watch on the skies as much as Ligulate’s opposition in Saturday’s Listed Tattersall’s Members Cup at the Sunshine Coast. Corbould Park was rated a heavy eight on Thursday after copping 41 millimetres of rain in a 24-hour period until 8am, taking the weekly total to 60 mls. Morgan […]

Racing pays tribute to legendary jockey Jim Johnson

Champion jockey and Australian Hall Of Fame member Jim ‘Jimmy’ Johnson has passed away at the age of 92. Racing Victoria, the Victorian Jockeys’ Association and the Victoria Racing Club each acknowledged the sadness of the occasion and paid homage to the decorated hoop. Johnson was a three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey having been successful on […]

Waller, Cummings dominate the Chipping Norton field

Connections of Mugatoo remain intent on gaining a start in the All-Star Mile and have bypassed the Chipping Norton Stakes to concentrate on the Melbourne feature. The Australian Bloodstock galloper narrowly missed out on securing his spot among the top 10 gallopers in the public vote and now has to sweat on receiving a wildcard […]

Australian Guineas runners have sights set on All-Star Mile

Mike Moroney doesn’t run horses in Group One races for the sake of it and he thinks three-year-old Poland can give the Australian Guineas a shake. Poland has started once at the highest level when he failed to fire in last year’s Caulfield Guineas, finishing eleventh. Moroney admitted he erred by running Poland in that […]

Montefilia on track for Surround Stakes

During his three decades as a leading trainer in South Africa, David Payne won Group One races almost at will. When he relocated to Australia in 2002, he quickly established himself among Sydney’s top echelon of horsemen, and the feature race winners continued to flow. Over the past few years, Payne has made a conscious […]

Four Moves Ahead set for Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick

The Golden Slipper campaign of exciting filly Four Moves Ahead is back on course after she impressed trainer John Sargent in a crucial trackwork gallop at Randwick. The daughter of Snitzel was scratched from last Saturday’s Silver Slipper after she kicked out and injured a knee while in her box just days before the race. […]

Golden Slipper contender set for important trackwork

Golden Slipper contender Alpine Edge will be matched with stablemate Vanna Girl in an important trackwork hitout this week. The Toby and Trent Edmonds stable plan to start Alpine Edge and Vanna Girl in a 900 metre jump out on the course proper at the Gold Coast on Tuesday. Alpine Edge will race in blinkers […]

Usmanov to contest the Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap

The Team Edmonds stable have been buoyed by the official confirmation on Friday that cult hero The Harrovian had gained a start in the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley on March 13. Part-owner Stephen Massingham phoned Trent Edmonds at trackwork at the Gold Coast on Friday to deliver the good news. “It […]

Dabernig confident Aysar can break through in Australian Guineas

Tom Dabernig doesn’t have to be told that Aysar has made a habit of running second. But the Lindsay Park head trainer is keeping the faith when it comes to the three-year-old’s next start in the Group One Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. Dabernig has some compelling reasons why the son of Deep […]