Tom Marquand to ride Captivant in the Skyline Stakes

Team Snowden is preparing to take the shackles off its leading Golden Slipper candidate with Captivant to launch his autumn in the Skyline Stakes at Randwick. Visiting Englishman Tom Marquand, who will emerge from quarantine early this week, has been snapped up for the ride. Co-trainer Peter Snowden said the stable was keen to get […]

Aegon could contest the G1 Doncaster Mile

Wily Kiwi trainer Murray Baker has made a habit of plundering Australia’s major races and he looks set for rich pickings this autumn with budding star Aegon. The three-year-old crossed the Tasman with an unblemished four-start record and a lofty reputation. After demolishing his rivals in Saturday’s Group Two Hobartville Stakes (1400m), his winning streak […]

All Star Mile 2021 beckons for Kiwi mare Probabeel

Outstanding Kiwi mare Probabeel has rocketed to equal favouritism for the All-Star Mile with a resounding victory in the Futurity Stakes. Probabeel swept down the middle of the track and proved too good for another top mare in Perth star Arcadia Queen, who also came from well back to finish second. TAB fixed odds reacted […]

Chris Waller getting his Golden Slipper Affairs in order

Home Affairs has added his name to James McDonald’s enviable list of potential Golden Slipper rides, emerging as a strong contender with his victory in the Silver Slipper. The leading jockey is yet to commit to a mount in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper but has ridden a number of the major fancies, including unbeaten […]

Queen and Sky share the G1 Oakleigh Plate

It was a tale of two victors as Perth raider Celebrity Queen and unheralded three-year-old Portland Sky dead-heated for first in a desperate drive to the line in the Group One Oakleigh Plate. Close finishes have become a common occurrence at Caulfield in recent weeks and this time judge Paul Egan was unable to split […]

Chris Waller dominates the G2 Millie Fox Stakes

Chris Waller went into the Millie Fox Stakes wary about the prospects of his two runners on a rain-affected track and he was pleasantly surprised to come away with the quinella. Rosehill was posted as a heavy eight to start Saturday’s meeting and neither Subpoenaed nor Madam Rouge had run a place in the conditions. […]

G1 Australian Cup tilt a possibility for Defibrillate

Patrick Payne will consider raising the stakes for Defibrillate after he recorded his fourth successive win in the Mornington Cup Prelude. Defibrillate took the front early in the straight and proved too strong for his rivals to take out the 2000 metre opening event at Caulfield. Payne said Defibrillate was nominated for the Group One […]

Four Moves Ahead still on track for Golden Slipper 2021

The Golden Slipper campaign of Four Moves Ahead remains on track despite the gun filly’s scratching from a key lead-up race at Rosehill. A dominant winner of her only start last month, Four Moves Ahead had been the early favourite for the Group Two Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. However, trainer John Sargent […]

Blue Diamond Stakes 2021 vet checks completed

Short-priced Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Enthaar has passed a fitness test and will take her place in the Group One race. Racing Victoria veterinarians re-inspected Enthaar on Friday and gave her the all-clear to start in the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. A day earlier, they had assessed her as having […]

Unheralded colts out to upstage big guns

The Autumn Sun and Press Statement were already Group One winners when they claimed the Hobartville Stakes but this year Chris Waller will rely on two emerging talents. The Elanora and Wheelhouse will bid to deliver Sydney’s leading trainer his third victory in the Group Two feature, which he last won with The Autumn Sun […]