The Inevitable sets sights on The Golden Eagle 2019

Prolific Tasmanian winner The Inevitable has staked his claim for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle in emphatic style with victory in the major lead-up race at Randwick. The first three in Saturday’s $500,000 Silver Eagle (1400m) are assured a start in the 1500m finale at Rosehill in three weeks and the market choices were pretty […]

Tanker races into Golden Slipper 2019 contention

Ciaron Maher wasn’t sure what he was going see from Tanker when pressure was applied to the colt in his race debut at Caulfield. Although a little wayward, Tanker ran out a comfortable winner of the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) on Saturday and Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, was immediately talking about […]

Vegas Knight needs Caulfield Guineas 2019 to be a fast-run affair

Win, lose or draw Vegas Knight is heading to the paddock for a rest after he runs in the Caulfield Guineas. Trainer Colin Little has been surprised by the gelding’s resilience after being in work for more than half the year, without a spell, racing through winter and spring. Little sees Vegas Knight as a […]

Redzel Stakes bonuses offered to The Everest 2019 field

This year’s Everest champion will have another million reasons to back up a fortnight later in the revamped Redzel Stakes. Racing NSW on Friday announced a bounty of up to $1.3 million in bonuses for Rosehill’s Redzel Stakes, formerly the Winners Stakes, on November 2. The bonuses are designed to attract a bumper field for […]

Danceteria to be ridden by Jamie Spencer in Caulfield Stakes 2019

International jockey Jamie Spencer may have more spare time than he planned on his latest trip to Melbourne for the Caulfield Guineas meeting. Spencer was brought out to Australia to ride three internationally trained horses part-owned by Australian Bloodstock. He arrived in Melbourne on Friday morning to the news that Chief Ironside, an emergency in […]

Groundswell gains a start in 2019 Caulfield Guineas field

The Holy One has been scratched from the Caulfield Guineas giving the Anthony Freedman-trained Groundswell a start. Groundswell, the second emergency, is a brother to Group One winner Shoals and missed getting into the final 16 for Saturday’s 1600m-Group One Caulfield Guineas despite his third in the Prelude. Kerrin McEvoy was booked for Eric The […]

The Everest 2019 field bolstered by Alizee

Star mare Alizee will run for Godolphin in the $14 million Everest with champion jockey Hugh Bowman to ride. The triple Group One-winning mare got the nod for Godolphin’s slot in Saturday week’s rich sprint at Randwick ahead of her younger Golden Rose winning stablemate Bivouac. “We are in the fortunate position of having a […]

Mahamedeis to tackle Toorak Handicap 2019

The importance of having two chances in Group One races on one of Australia’s biggest days at Caulfield is not lost on emerging trainer and former champion apprentice jockey Nick Ryan. Ryan is chasing the first Group One win of his career on Saturday with Express Pass set for the $2 million Caulfield Guineas and […]

Cox Plate favourite given Caulfield Stakes test

Avilius returns to Melbourne racing as a three-time Group One winner and is set to put his Cox Plate credentials on show against a field of international and local challengers in the Group One Caulfield Stakes. The James Cummings-trained Godolphin-owned import is unbeaten at Caulfield having won the Group Three Carlyon Stakes (1600m) and Group […]

Behemoth to tackle The Silver Eagle at Randwick

Varying barrier fortunes and weather forecasts have not rained on David Jolly’s parade as the Adelaide trainer eyes tri-state winners this weekend. In a first during his 22-year career, Jolly has runners across three states at Caulfield, Randwick and Morphettville on Saturday. Behemoth ($14) will lead Jolly’s charge in Sydney as part of the $500,000 […]