Racing NSW to restore prize money levels

Prize money for NSW thoroughbred races will be restored to pre-COVID-19 levels from next month with the state’s feature spring race dates also locked in. Racing NSW has confirmed prize money levels for spring feature races will be maintained with this year’s The Everest to be run for $15 million while the Golden Eagle remains […]

Ilovemyself sets sights on Caulfield Guineas 2020

Greg Eurell has Caulfield Guineas ambitions for stakes-winning colt Ilovemyself but the trainer is keen to know Melbourne’s spring program as soon as possible so he can plan an appropriate course towards the Group One race. The Caulfield Guineas (1600m) is traditionally run in the first half of October. But one proposal being considered by […]

Vanna Girl to be tested in the Pam O’Neill Stakes at Doomben

Top three-year-old filly Vanna Girl’s versatility will get a major test as she aims for three wins in a row in the Listed Pam O’Neill Stakes at Doomben. The O’Neill is a new race named after Pam O’Neill, a female jockey who is a Queensland Hall of Famer. Before the coronavirus restrictions which decimated the […]

30 horses still in contention for JJ Atkins Stakes field

Races at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast will play an unexpected key role in unravelling a complicated set of scenarios to determine the Group One JJ Atkins field. After first acceptances were taken for the JJ Atkins there were 30 horses still in contention for a place in the field on Saturday week. As […]

Fighting Teo sets sights on the Winter Cup

Toowoomba stayer Fighting Teo could head to Sydney next month if he races well in the Aquis Hcp (2400m) at the Gold Coast on Friday. The Gold Coast has hosted metropolitan standard meetings each Friday for the past two months after racing in Queensland was divided into regions. Next month it reverts to provincial standard […]

Munce to saddle up Scathing in the Fred Best Classic

Improving three-year-old Scathing is primed to give Chris Munce a chance to complete the unusual double of training a stakes winner after riding a stakes winner for the same owners. Munce will saddle up Scathing in the Group Three Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. Scathing is owned by the Gold Coast’s Henderson […]

Fred Best Classic runners chasing spots in Stradbroke Handicap field

In-form Sydney colt Dawn Passage is the early favourite to win the Fred Best Classic at Doomben and clinch his spot in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap. The Group Three Fred Best Classic (1350m) on Saturday features a number of three-year-olds who also hold nominations for the Stradbroke Handicap a week later at Eagle Farm. […]

Cosmic Gossip confirms spot in JJ Atkins Stakes field

Caloundra filly Cosmic Gossip confirmed her place in the Group One JJ Atkins field with a strong win at Eagle Farm. Cosmic Gossip ($7.50) came from last early to beat Ready For Magic ($4.80) by a short neck in the XXXX Dry 2YO (1200m). The filly was already in the field for the JJ Atkins […]

Milwaukee’s odds shorten to win The Straight Six

The Mike Moroney-trained Milwaukee is set to run on a seven-day back-up when he contests the Listed Straight Six at Flemington. Milwaukee finished second behind Order Of Command in last year’s edition of the 1200m sprint and heads into Saturday’s race at the fourth start of his preparation. In a deceptive finish at Flemington last […]

Isotope set to tackle the Champagne Classic

Isotope will go into her first major test without a barrier trial but has had two solid track gallops in preparation for the race. Unbeaten Isotope hasn’t run since winning at the Sunshine Coast on April 25 which was her second win from as many starts. Trainer Tony Gollan elected not to trial her in […]