Princess Jenni ready to tackle 2019 Empire Rose Stakes

Trainer David Brideoake will not worry about what conditions are thrown at Princess Jenni as she attempts to close out her spring campaign with a Group One win. Princess Jenni is one of the leading fancies for the Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington on Saturday with Brideoake saying the mare has had the perfect lead-up […]

2019 The Golden Eagle: Arcadia Queen odds shorten

Punters have crowned Arcadia Queen favourite but Chris Waller is adamant stablemate Kolding is every bit as good a chance for the inaugural Golden Eagle. The champion Sydney trainer will saddle up the Group One-winning duo in the new $7.5 million Golden Eagle showpiece exclusively for four-year-olds at Rosehill. Punters have backed Arcadia Queen from […]

2019 Melbourne Cup: Celebrities shun the Cup

The Melbourne Cup is about everyday people and not celebrities, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says, as a number of stars shun the race that “stops the nation”. Singer Taylor Swift revealed last month she wouldn’t be going ahead with a planned performance, while actress Lana Condor pulled the plug on her attendance last week, with […]

Chris Waller chasing another Cantala Stakes win

Toorak Handicap runner-up Night’s Watch features among a strong contingent for Chris Waller in the Cantala Stakes as the trainer bids to win the Group One handicap for a fourth time. Waller’s representation in Saturday’s 1600m race at Flemington also includes Epsom Handicap placegetter Star Of The Seas and eight-year-old gelding Life Less Ordinary while […]

Aristia chasing another Melbourne Cup carnival win

A year after winning the VRC Oaks at Flemington, four-year-old Aristia is set for another of the Group One features during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Trained at the course by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, Aristia runs in Saturday’s Group One Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) when she will be striving to register her first win […]

Michael Walker eyes Victoria Derby day, Melbourne Cup rides

As Michael Walker eagerly awaits a second chance at the Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Arran, he will first take care of business on Derby day at Flemington. While Walker does not have a ride in Saturday’s Victoria Derby, he is booked on runners from Chris Waller in the three other Group One races. In […]

Shadow Hero draws barrier 10 in Victoria Derby 2019

A field of 16 has been declared for the $2 million Group One Victoria Derby at Flemington with Spring Champion Stakes winner and race favourite Shadow Hero drawing barrier 10. Caulfield Classic winner Thought Of That has drawn the inside barrier for Saturday’s 2500m-Classic for three-year-olds while last Saturday’s Group Two Vase winner Soul Patch […]

The Golden Eagle 2019 attracts star-studded field

A field of 17 including three from the northern hemisphere will line up in the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill. Saturday’s race is over 1500 metres and is restricted to four-year-olds. Irish horse Never No More, trained by Aidan O’Brien, will be ridden by Pierrre-Charles Boudot who rode Waldgeist to win the Prix […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 spot up for grabs in Hotham Handicap

Gai Waterhouse will launch a final bid to get to the Melbourne Cup with Japanese-bred, French import Hush Writer. The Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained stayer is one of 28 nominations in Saturday’s Hotham Handicap with the winner afforded a start in the Melbourne Cup on November 5. Prince Of Arran won the Hotham Handicap last […]

Thought Of That ready to tackle 2019 Victoria Derby

Donald may not be on the radar for those searching for potential Classic winners, but the track in north-central Victoria is one Ciaron Maher recommends. Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, points to VRC Oaks winner Set Square racing at Donald early in her career while Victoria Derby prospect Thought Of That broke […]