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Waterhouse shows the way again

Chris Roots 7:10 PM   Gai Waterhouse led the way with four group 1 winners during the Sydney carnival and believes the Golden Slipper should be returned to its rightful place at the top of autumn racing.

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Wandjina to stand at Newgate Farm

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Brett Prebble riding Wandjina winning from Douglas Whyte riding Alpine Eagle and Brad Rawiller riding Stratum Star (ctr) in Race 7, the Australian Guineas during Australian Guineas Day at Flemington Racecourse on March 7, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Roots 10:00 PM   Newgate Farm rise in the breeding ranks continues after securing the rights to Royal Ascot-bound Wandjina at stud.

Dissident too strong, too tough

Jim Cassidy

Chris Roots   Rarely does a horse get to go out on top but Dissident did it winning the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Champagne on ice for Peter Moody's Girl 

Hugh Bowman

Adam Pengilly   Pasadena Girl was so small Peter Moody's staff needed to erect a rail to keep her sneaking out of home like a "puppy dog".

Anzac Day race meeting could be moved

Uncertain: Jim Cassidy rides Dissident to win race 6 at Royal Randwick.

Chris Roots   Chief steward Ray Murrihy is canvassing options for moving next Saturday's Anzac Day races from Randwick after concerns about condition of the course proper.

 Our Boy Malachi keeps winning

Amazing record: Our Boy Malachi, with Tommy Berry on board, wins the Hall Mark Stakes on Saturday to make it 17 wins from 19 starts.

Adam Pengilly   Col Donovan would watch the replays over and over again. Sometimes up to 20 times. Each time taking more delight with the effort of his own "Rockhampton Rocket", Our Boy Malachi.

Luck of the Irish, as Dublin Lass surprises

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Hugh Bowman rides Dublin Lass to win race 1, The EGroup Security Sprint, during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 18, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Johnson/Getty Images)

Chris Roots   There was a surprise for punters and the Snowden stable when Dublin Lass scored first-up on Saturday. Replated at the gates, Dublin Lass finished over the top of Aussies Love Sport and leader Mohave.

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Amorino and Archie Alexander – it's a Triple A rating for punters

Right now the pin-up boy for the growing Alexander stable is the former Perth galloper Amorino (right).

Michael Lynch 11:20 PM   It's said that travel broadens the mind, and there are few trainers in the Australian racing industry who have  travelled as much as young Ballarat based Englishman Archie Alexander.

Keep an eye on Our Boy Malachi in Brisbane's winter carnival

Rob Waterhouse, Robbie, Waterhouse, dinkus, sports dinkus

Rob Waterhouse 7:20 PM   Saturday's star was Hall Mark Stakes winner Our Boy Malachi. His trainer, John O'Sing, sensibly recognised his future was down south and sent him to the Hawkes stable late last year.  

The pitch of Pavarotti, the swing of Sinatra, the touch of Cassidy

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 7:15 PM   Mistakes, they made a few. And then there was Jimmy Cassidy, who, as always, did it very much his way.

Fitzpatrick focuses on trotters

Big plans: Blake Fitzpatrick.

Chris Roots   Blake Fitzpatrick is set to dominate the showcase meeting for trotters at Coolamon on Sunday.

Retiring Sweeney fights for country riders' rights

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly   Kevin Sweeney has just one wish in retirement - that travel-weary country jockeys be subsidised at a rate comparable to their Victorian cousins.

Horses for courses as low-key Weir hits hussle of Sydney

Prolific: Trainer Darren Weir.

Adam Pengilly   There are few head scratchers Darren Weir hasn't solved in the training caper, but the belly laugh on the other end of the phone line when Glen Boss' name pops up suggests this is a battle he will never win.

Berry the man to plot right course in heavy-duty finale

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell   F​ortunately Chautauqua has a bold navigator in Tommy Berry on what could be stormy waters in Saturday's All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick. Map makers, charting the right path, are as prevalent in modern racing as they were in the Captain Cook era, when a quill and ink was used, whereas Berry brings instinct and a deft touch into play.

Tarquin can give McDonald a Champagne finish

Jockey James McDonald has had a stellar Autumn Carnival.

Chris Roots   Tarquin has emerged as possibly a surprise group 1 winner for Godolphin, which would fill a blank in a succesful season."He is one of those horses that has kept stepping up and has a lovely action. He has needed time and to get to a trip like this," jockey James McDonald said.

Thompson the Money man on infrequent visits to town

More than 4000 winners: Robert Thompson.

Adam Pengilly   The latest exercise book all Robert Thompson's winners are recorded in has its most recent entry tagged over 4100 - but there is one horse which keeps the country boy reluctantly trekking to the city.

Champagne Takedown could help with Black Opal Criterion

Criterion wins The Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Craig Williams in the saddle on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne   Black Opal future looking rosy and producing champion horses.

Aussie owned colt comes back a financial winner

Starspangledbanner.

Patrick Bartley   Over a year ago, prominent breeder and racehorse owner David Moodie and a group of Australian racing enthusiasts were confident they had reversed the trends of Australians paying huge prices for European racehorses.

Autumn reaches upbeat end with marathon race and big money

Greg Carpenter.

Patrick Bartley   Just when we thought the heady record-breaking autumn carnival was beginning to slow, Saturday's Caulfield race meeting is not only littered with staggering bonus prizemoney for owners and breeders but it will also stage the longest flat horse race ever run in Australia.

Three winners test positive to ice

NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy.

Chris Roots   Scone trainer Luke Griffith will face Racing NSW stewards after three winners from his stable tested positive the party drug ice.

Smith awaits fate as decision delayed

Newcastle trainer Darren Smith.

Adam Pengilly   Darren Smith won't learn the fate of his appeal into an unprecedented 15-year ban until at least next week after the Racing NSW appeals panel deferred their decision on the case.

Waterhouse continues to blaze trail forged by Nelly Coady

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell   First hoisted by Nelly Coady at Warwick Farm in 1948, Gai Waterhouse will keep the female flag flying in a Royal Randwick environment of more equality of Saturday.

Two decades in the making, Noel Mayfield-Smith notches up milestone

SMH. SPORT. FORM. BRISBANE.
Famous Seamus and trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith at Eagle Farm.
Picture by Paul Harris.
Thursday 6 June 2013

Adam Pengilly   It has been more than two decades since Noel Mayfield-Smith can boast about having multiple group 1 runners on the same day - but a fraction of his tiny Hawkesbury team will repeat the dose on Saturday.

All-star cast doesn't faze camp of shooting star

Big fan: Trainer Paul Snowden with Shooting To Win who shapes as a stong contender in the All Aged Stakes.

Adam Pengilly   Rightly or wrongly, the All Aged Stakes is usually the group 1 "consolation" at the end of the carnival. This year's all-star cast may be changing the court of public opinion.

Bowman's coming age made him believe he was a group 1 jockey

Late flourish: Hugh Bowman, left, returned 
from a suspension to snare two group 1 wins during the Flemington carnival, highlighted by Terravista’s win in the Darley Classic.

Chris Roots   Hugh Bowman has ridden group 1 winner for the past 13 years but a horse like Terravista is what makes him tick.

Highlights

Berry the man to plot right course in heavy-duty finale

F​ortunately Chautauqua has a bold navigator in Tommy Berry on what could be stormy waters in Saturday's All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Easter Yearling Sales huge success with a $100m spend

Thanks to a huge overseas representation, the 2015 William Inglis three day Easter Yearling Sales was a phenomenal success.

Auctioneer's golden run all about Snitzel

Inglis auctioneer Jonathan D'Arcy labelled the hour of selling, where he knocked down three million-dollar colts including the $2.2 million sale topper, the highlight of his career.

Local breeders happy as Fastnet Rock stays 

Australia’s champion sire Fastnet Rock is an absentee from Coolmore’s 2015 northern hemisphere breeding season.

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