Dubious to be ridden by Craig Williams in Winterbottom Stakes 2019

Craig Williams has resisted the temptation of interstate travel in recent seasons unless he has the chance to add a Group One win to his resume. The jockey will bypass the chance to increase his lead in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership on Saturday, instead heading to Perth for the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Williams […]

The Drinks Cart on target for 2020 Magic Millions Classic

The Edmonds training partnership is plotting another Magic Millions 2YO Classic win after their colt The Drinks Cart made a sparkling debut at the Gold Coast. Co-trainers Toby and Trent Edmonds know all about winning the $2 million Magic Millions Classic, having taken it with filly Houtzen in 2017. The Drinks Cart ($1.70) showed they […]

Cummings will saddle three runners in Winterbottom Stakes

Trainer James Cummings is banking on some strong eastern states form providing the Godolphin stable another Group One victory, this time on the other side of the country. Cummings will saddle three runners in Perth’s feature Group One sprint on Saturday, the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. The Godolphin-owned Trekking, to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, […]

Bobbing to tackle G3 Festival Stakes

Along with training a small team of horses, Bernie Kelly dabbles in breeding, usually onselling the horses to help make ends meet. But something about Bobbing caught his eye and convinced him the horse was a keeper. “I’ve only got three horses in work, I’m a one-man band,” Kelly said. “I breed a few, buy […]

Jericho Cup 2019: Full field to line up at Warrnambool

The second edition of Australia’s longest flat race, the Jericho Cup, will have a field of 14 when it is held over the Grand Annual Steeplechase course at Warrnambool. The brainchild of philanthropist and racing enthusiast Bill Gibbins, the $300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) is run on Sunday to commemorate the original Jericho Cup, a three-mile […]

Hey Doc given tick of approval for Winterbottom Stakes 2019

Co-trainer Tony McEvoy has given Hey Doc his tick of approval after watching the sprinter work on the course proper at Ascot. Hey Doc runs in Saturday’s Group One Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) for which he is the equal second favourite at $7 behind $3 top fancy, Godolphin sprinter Trekking, in the weight-for-age sprint. McEvoy, who […]

Magic Millions Guineas 2020: Alligator Blood on course for big summer

Caulfield Guineas runner-up Alligator Blood has shown he is on course for a big summer with his best trial performance yet. Alligator Blood had trialled four times in previous campaigns and although he was minor placed he had never won until Tuesday at the Sunshine Coast. With race jockey Ryan Maloney in the saddle, Alligator […]

Don’t Give A Damn ready for 2019 Festival Stakes challenge

Danny Williams is setting his sights higher again with Don’t Give A Damn following the gelding’s return to form in the Snake Gully Cup at Gundagai. Don’t Give A Damn runs in Saturday’s Group Three Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill ahead of a possible tilt at the Group Two Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick two […]

Godolphin with three runners in Winterbottom Stakes field

James Cummings and Godolphin will have a strong hand in Perth’s feature sprint with three runners in the race. The Godolphin trio of Trekking, Home Of The Brave and Viridine are among the 15 declarations for the $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Trekking, to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, holds favouritism […]

Golden Slipper Field: Destination stakes claim at Kembla

Godolphin-owned Destination has staked his claim as a Golden Slipper 2020 contender after breaking his maiden at Kembla Grange. The son of dual Group One winner Exceed And Excel out of unraced mare Heaven, Destination ($3) cruised a 1-1/2 length win in Saturday’s two-year-old handicap (1000m) over Mrs Maisel ($2.30) with Galactic Fury ($7.50) a […]