Melbourne Cup winner to run in Ascot Gold Cup

Two stayers well known to Australian racing fans will try to deny Europe’s star stayer Stradivarius a hat-trick of wins in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday. The field of eight for the Group One Ascot Gold Cup (4014m) includes 2018 Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter and dual Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran. […]

Nature Strip plans out a path to The Everest

A big believer in following proven templates, Chris Waller will stick to a tried-and-tested formula for Nature Strip’s Everest quest. The first horse confirmed for a slot in this year’s $15 million October sprint, Nature Strip is due back in Waller’s Rosehill yard at the end of the month. Waller still needs to cement a […]

Florent adds an unknown element to The Roses at Eagle Farm

Victorian filly Florent will add an unknown element to the Group Two The Roses at Eagle Farm. Florent showed she was up to top-class when she won the VOBIS Sires Guineas over 1600m at Caulfield in April. The filly has been placed twice since in Melbourne with the latest a third at Flemington on May […]

Waller with seven acceptors in Saturday’s Tattersall’s Cup

Champion trainer Chris Waller will be chasing his 30th Queensland feature staying race win with a strong hand at Eagle Farm. He trained the first six across the line in the Group Three Chairman’s Hcp at Doomben two weeks and could possibly do so again in the Group Three Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) on Saturday. Waller […]

Tyzone and Rothfire compete for Queensland horse of the year award

The wins by Queensland horses in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap and JJ Atkins has set up an intriguing battle for the state’s horse of the year award. The Queensland Horse of the Year award will be presented in September after voting starts at the end of July. Australian Guineas winner Alligator Blood, despite an […]

Tyzone wins the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm

A plan that was a year in the making came to fruition when Tyzone won the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Tyzone ran second in last year’s Stradbroke behind Trekking and trainer Toby Edmonds immediately set him for a return bout this year: Starting at $14, Tyzone charged down the middle of the track to […]

Wild Ruler ready to tackle the JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm

Peter Snowden once achieved the feat of training the winners of all five Australian Group One races for two-year-olds in a season. While he cannot match that in 2019-20, Snowden believes Saturday’s JJ Atkins contender Wild Ruler is a chance to give the stable its third juvenile Group One for the Australian racing calendar. Market: […]

Taylor Marshall to ride Exhilarates in the Stradbroke Handicap

More than three decades after his father won a Stradbroke Handicap for Bart Cummings, jockey Taylor Marshall will bid to repeat the feat for the next generation of the famed racing family. Lightly weighted filly Exhilarates’ ability to back up in a week sees her rated a top chance to give a new generation of […]

Tyzone on track for Stradbroke Handicap 2020

Pocket dynamo Tyzone will join a small but elite group if he can win the Stradbroke Hcp at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Tyzone would become one of the few horses to start their careers in country Queensland before winning a Group One race in the state. Market: View the Odds for the Stradbroke Handicap Red […]

Deep Image in the Stradbroke Handicap field

Robert Heathcote’s chances of training his first Group One winner in Queensland doubled when Deep Image made the field for the Stradbroke Handicap. When the final Stradbroke field was declared on Tuesday morning, Deep Image was the last in after Victorian mare Teleplay did not accept. There are 18 runners and five emergencies with Caloundra […]