Jockey Danny Nikolic with partner Tania Hyett.

Race-fixing allegations set to rock spring carnival

A shock move by investigators is set to rock Victoria's spring racing carnival, with champion jockey Mark Zahra summoned to publicly testify about a notorious race fixing scandal.

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Brad Rawiller riding Black Heart Bart wins Race 8, Underwood Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on ...

Tim Martin has Moral Victory in career best form and he made two wins from as many starts this campaign as he took out the Shannon Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. But instead of backing-up in the Epsom, Martin will wait for next month's Toorak Handicap at Caulfield to chase a group 1. "He has never gone better, his target is the Toorak and his win last start and today he is well and truly on song," Martin said. "I just want to thank Mark Warlters he and I bred the horse and it has been a tough road with the breeding and it's nice to get a good win. He have had that plan with him and there is no reasn to change it."

Waller ace eyes rich pickings

Well bred: Counterattack will be chasing more than prizemoney at Caulfield on Saturday.

For the connections of Sydney sprinter Counterattack the $300,000 prizemoney on offer for winning Saturday's Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield will be a small part of a much larger financial windfall if he can take out his first group 1 event.

Randwick barrier trials a link to halcyon days

To the four: John O'Shea had four winners on Monday.

Oh, for the good old days. Those were the memories that flooded back at the official Randwick two-year-old barrier trials last Monday as we recalled some of the great babies that made their first public racetrack appearances.