Bathurst harness racing trainer Nathan Turnbull was won the right to continue to train despite a first sample taken from Destiny Warrior showing a irregularity to cocaine after he won at Dubbo in February.
Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
The battle between traditionalists and progressives is once again going to played out after the reason for early morning trackwork times was questioned by premier trainer Chris Waller this week.
Most Sydneysiders are sick of the sight of rain but Hawkesbury trainer Jason Attard would like it to stick around for one more week.
The Sydney carnival delivered on the track and in the record books, even fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature.
Polarisation proved that his victory in the first running of the Sydney Cup two weeks ago was no fluke when repeated the effort in a re-run of the race at Randwick on Saturday.
Jockey Tim Clark was forced to ask "where's the chopper [shot]" as he explained how favourite I Thought So was beaten at Randwick on Saturday.
Harness Racing Australia chairman Geoff Want can expect a backlash at the consultation forum about the banning the whip in Melbourne this week.
Tweed River Jockey Club general manager Brian Charman is confident Murwillumbah will be ready to race next month despite losing its non-TAB Anzac Day meeting because of damage to the track from the recent floods.
When Big Duke walked into the Darren Weir operation 270 days ago, the Sydney Cup wasn't thought about, in fact, racing "wasn't really thought about", the country's most successful trainer just wanted a happy horse.
Joe Pride won't know what to expect from I Am Zelady until he gets to Randwick on Saturday.