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 […]

Melbourne Cup 2019 horse passed in at auction

Leading Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup contender Mustajeer was been passed in at an online auction through Inglis. A 25% share in Mustajeer was put up for auction on Inglis digital on Tuesday but was passed in after the reserve of $350,000 was not met. The share was on behalf of Gaelic Bloodstock with the […]

James Harron gives The Everest slot to Nature Strip

Chris Waller’s Nature Strip will fly the flag for James Harron in the $14 million Everest as the champion Sydney trainer weighs up what to do with his own slot. Slot holder James Harron Bloodstock on Wednesday announced they would team up with the Moir Stakes and Galaxy winner for the richest race on turf […]

Wyndspelle draws barrier 8 in Toorak Handicap field

Sick of chasing nine-time Group One winner Melody Belle at weight-for-age in New Zealand, the trainers of Wyndspelle have sent the horse across the Tasman. Trained by Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard, Wyndspelle runs in Saturday’s $500,000 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield, a 1600m race he finished 10th in 2017 when trained by Mick Kent. Wyndspelle’s […]

Creator out of Caulfield Guineas after drawing wide barrier

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Creator has been scratched from the Group One Caulfield Guineas with first emergency Exeter now in the field. Creator, who had the outside draw in Saturday’s 1600m race, was withdrawn on Wednesday morning. Exeter is the $126 outsider of the field in Guineas betting and is now one of three […]

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 […]