Good Fields for George Main and The Shorts

Happy Clapper heads a field of 11 for the Group One George Main Stakes at Randwick. The Pat Webster-trained triple Group One winner has drawn barrier four with race favourite Avilius to jump from eight. Glen Boss will ride Happy Clapper, replacing Hugh Bowman who is recovering from a broken finger. Samadoubt, who beat Happy […]

Strong entries for the George Main Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller has 10 of the 19 nominations for the Group One George Main Stakes but is likely to whittle that down to three or four. The weight-for-age George Main (1600m)is the feature race on Saturday’s Randwick card which also features the Group Two Shorts (1100m), an important guide to next month’s $14 million Everest. The Bjorn […]

Begood Toya Mother heads odds for G1 Sir Rupert Clarke

Any concerns Begood Toya Mother might have missed a start in the Sir Rupert Clarke have been erased, with the favourite assured a place in the Group One handicap at Caulfield. Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman targeted the race a long way out but had an anxious wait until the gelding’s place in the Sir Rupert Clarke […]

Santa Ana Lane returns ahead of The Everest

With just over a month until the $14 million The Everest, connections of the Anthony Freedman-trained Santa Ana Lane are comfortable where the star sprinter is positioned for the rich race at Randwick. Santa Ana Lane was a dominant winner of the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakesover the Randwick 1200m in April and, ahead of his […]

Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup order of entries released

Last year’s Melbourne Cup minor placegetter Prince Of Arran could still have work to do to make the field for this year’s $8 million race at Flemington. Prince Of Arran formed part of an English-trained trifecta in the 2018 Melbourne Cup when he finished third behind Cross Counter and Marmelo. All three are expected to […]

Big list nominate for $7.5m Golden Eagle

July Cup winner Ten Sovereigns heads 14 overseas-trained entries for the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill. The 1500m-race is for southern hemisphere four-year-olds at Rosehill on November 2. The race is also open to northern hemisphere three-year-olds with the 14 headed by three of the top 10 from that age group over a mile […]

Homesman wins a spot in the Cox Plate

Homesman has won a golden ticket into the Cox Plate courtesy of a comprehensive win in the Feehan Stakes at The Valley. The winner of Saturday’s Group Two race bypasses the ballot into next month’s $5 million Cox Plate at The Valley. Placed second in the weight-for-age race 12 months ago, Homesman was handled perfectly by […]

The Inevitable could target The Golden Eagle

Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton admitted he had concerns over the condition of The Inevitable ahead of his victory at The Valley. Travelling overnight on Thursday via ferry from Devonport to Melbourne, Brunton explained The Inevitable had lost weight and was in a cranky mood on-course on Saturday. After a slow beginning and then circling the […]

Kentucky Breeze to target the Caulfield Cup

Slow learner Kentucky Breeze will be given the chance at qualifying for a start in the Caulfield Cup after recording an easy win at The Valley. Victory in Saturday’s Powerflo Solutions Handicap was Kentucky Breeze’s second in succession at the home of the Cox Platewith trainer Levi Kavanagh planning a return trip later in the month. […]

Yao Dash on track for Golden Rose

Three-year-old Yao Dash has given training partners Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott plenty to think about after making it two wins from as many starts against a quality field at Randwick. Starting the $3.30 favourite, Yao Dash was coming off a dominant maiden win at Canterbury in slick time and made the running in Saturday’s […]