Gotta Kiss on track for Champagne Classic and JJ Atkins Stakes

Smart filly Gotta Kiss overcame a bout of pre-race nerves to return to the winners’ list and stamp her winter credentials at Doomben. The Steve 0’Dea-trained Gotta Kiss and Tony Gollan’s Isotope are the considered the best two-year-old fillies in Queensland and are set to meet in some of the feature races later in the […]

Gerald Ryan weighs up JJ Atkins Stakes option for Peltzer

His sire was one of the best stayers of his generation but Peltzer’s future appears to be over shorter courses with the colt demolishing a smart field of juveniles at Randwick. A son of So You Think, Peltzer ($11) bounced to the front for Kerrin McEvoy and extended his advantage in the straight to score […]

Profit and Ballistic Boy set for the Doomben Guineas 2020

Trainer Chris Anderson has one main worry as he attempts to land his first black-type quinella at Doomben. Anderson has Profit and Ballistic Boy in Saturday’s Listed Doomben Guineas (formerly Daybreak Lover Stakes) over 1600m where they look well placed under the set weights conditions of the race. The pair are clearly the top-rated horses […]

Outback Barbie to resume in the BRC Sprint

Top mare Outback Barbie brings up her 20th start in a feature race when she resumes racing at her favourite track in the Group Three BRC Sprint at Doomben. The BRC Sprint (1200m) on Saturday is usually one of the lesser lead-ups to the Group One Stradbroke Handicap but this year is one of two […]

Clayton Douglas to ride Gold Medals in Grand Annual Steeplechase

Dual purpose jockey Clayton Douglas has been attending the Warrnambool May carnival for as long as he can remember. His father Vic trained three winners of the Grand Annual Steeplechase (Hoki 1995-96, Miracle Star 2000) while Clayton’s first ride in the 5500m marathon resulted in victory aboard the Symon Wilde-trained Gold Medals in 2018. They […]

Kinane to bypass the South Australian Derby 2020

Trainer Chris Waller has confirmed impressive Frank Packer Plate winner Kinane will not run in the Group One South Australian Derby with the gelding instead slated for a trip to Brisbane. Kinane was initially trained by his part-owner Mick Kent in Victoria before being sent to Waller when Kent took a break from training earlier […]

Melbourne Cup could be among spring targets for Yonkers

Hugh Bowman has stopped short of labelling Yonkers a Melbourne Cup horse but if the gelding’s Irish form is anything to go by, that may not be far off the mark. The four-year-old needed all of the 1800 metres of Saturday’s benchmark race to catch Gone Bye and win by a nose and record his […]

Candicap conditions changes for Flemington Finals Day

The handicap conditions for a number of winter series races at Flemington have been changed to cater for higher quality horses. With travel restrictions in place and a reduced number of feature races in Queensland during the winter carnival because of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, all the races on Flemington Finals Day on […]

Wisdom Of Water aimed at the Ken Russell Memorial

Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds believes there is plenty of improvement in two-year-old Wisdom Of Water, winner of a recent barrier trial win by a huge margin. Wisdom Of Water will be having his first start since finishing fourth in the Magic Millions Classic when he runs in the TAB 2YO Handicap (1200m) at the […]

Stradbroke Handicap entry changes announced

There will be additional chances in coming weeks for horses to gain a start in the Stradbroke Handicap, one of two Group One races in the revamped Brisbane winter carnival. Vega One is already guaranteed a berth via his win in The Gateway in December while the winners of the Newmarket Handicap (Bivouac), Doncaster Mile […]