Madison County draws barrier 19 in Toorak Handicap field

A capacity field of 18 plus three emergencies has been declared for the Group One Toorak Handicap at Caulfield with top weights Madison County and So Si Bon both drawing wide. Dual New Zealand Group One winner Madison County has drawn 19 for Saturday’s 1600m race while So Si Bon, who also has 58kg, has […]

Caulfield Stakes field to have an international presence

The Group One Caulfield Stakes will have a significant international presence with four international horses set to make their Australian debuts in the race while two visiting jockeys will also be in action. Saeed Bin Suroor won last year’s Caulfield Stakes with international visitor Benbatl and the Godolphin trainer has Dream Castle in Saturday’s 2000m […]

Dalasan the favourite in Caulfield Guineas odds

Talented South Australian colt Dalasan is favourite for the Caulfield Guineas ahead of the declaration of the field field and barrier draw for the $2 million classic for three-year-olds. Dalasan will have a new jockey for Saturday’s 1600m Caulfield Guineas, with champion rider Hugh Bowman booked to partner the colt who is trained by Leon […]

Ben Melham to ride Emeralds in the Thousand Guineas 2019

Sydney-based New Zealander John Sargent is no stranger to winning feature races with three-year-old fillies and the trainer will try to add a first Thousand Guineas with Emeralds in the $1 million race at Caulfield. Emeralds will be ridden by Ben Melham in Saturday’s Thousand Guineas (1600m) after the filly’s connections opted to wait for […]

Melody Belle set to bypass Cox Plate 2019

New Zealand champion Melody Belle will be seen in Australia this spring but not in the Cox Plate. Trained by Jamie Richards for a Te Akau syndicate, Melody Belle claimed her ninth Group One win in Saturday’s Livamol Classic at Hastings over the same 2040m as the Cox Plate to complete New Zealand’s weight-for-age triple […]

Dual G1 winner set to tackle Toorak Handicap 2019

New Zealander Madison County will get his latest chance to post an Australian Group One win in the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield. A dual Group One winner in his homeland over the Toorak distance of 1600m, Madison County is set for his fourth attempt in an Australian Group One race on Saturday with his best […]

Pierata impresses Tommy Berry ahead of The Everest 2019

Joint Everest favourite Pierata has impressed race jockey Tommy Berry in his second last gallop ahead of the $14 million Group One sprint spectacular. Trainer Greg Hickman initially planned to work Pierata between races during Monday’s Warwick Farm meeting. Unable to find a galloping partner, he opted to instead put the five-year-old through his paces […]

Unbeaten Buffalo River set for The Golden Eagle 2019

Buffalo River is unbeaten in three Australian starts and the lightly raced import’s connections are now hoping the gelding can qualify for the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle in Sydney. Trainer Mike Moroney is planning to run Buffalo River in Saturday’s $500,000 Silver Eagle (1300m) at Randwick which is designed as a lead-in to the […]

Cox Plate decision to be made on Te Akau Shark, Melody Belle

The Te Akau team will decide in coming days whether Melody Belle or Te Akau Shark, or both, will head to the Cox Plate. Melody Belle cemented her status as New Zealand’s best with her win in Saturday’s Livamol Classic to complete the Hastings weight-for-age triple crown while Te Akau Shark joined three-year-old filly Probabeel […]

Freedman announces 2019 Caulfield Guineas, Thousand Guineas runners

Trainer Anthony Freedman is set to be two-handed in the two Guineas races on the opening day of the Caulfield Cup carnival. Freedman says Super Seth and Groundswell will contest the Group One Caulfield Guineas with the stable to be represented by Lyre and Southbank in the fillies division, the Thousand Guineas. Both races are […]