CHRIS ROOTS 5:17pm The Sydney big wet has had the trucks heading south full in the past week but for Flemington trainer Michael Moroney it has been an opportunity to come the other way.
CHRIS ROOTS 5:22pm Three pillars of Tommy Berry's spring will have sound outs in the next week and the hard-working hoop believes he will discover a lot more about Almalad, Dan Excel and The Offer.
MAX PRESNELL 12:00pm Being so good so young won't count against James McDonald, according to Craig "Clocker" Tompson, a guiding light behind the meteoric Australian rise of the talented New Zealander.
CHRIS ROOTS John Thompson has kept his integrity and dignity as the face of Patinack Farm, even as he trained for the past two years without a budget and not knowing when he will get paid.
CHRIS ROOTS Sydney shorts: Hawkes Racing has been busy moving horses down the highway to Melbourne to escape the big wet and Messene will lead the charge in the first group 1 of the season, the Memsie Stakes
CHRIS ROOTS John O'Shea finally got off the mark in Sydney with Godolphin's new blue colours on Wednesday and has set his sights on Sarajevo running his way in to the Golden Rose this weekend.
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11:12pm Racing Results for Friday, August 29
JON TUXWORTH 6:57pm Apprentice jockey Claire Gee says the Canberra racing community has rallied behind injured jockeys Brendan Ward and Carly Frater after she guided two of Frater's rides to wins at Thoroughbred Park.
MAX PRESNELL 6:07pm The boom on promising Almalad and Sarajevo will be tested by the fitness of Nostradamus in the Run To the Rose at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
PATRICK BARTLEY 11:58pm With the growing trend to have particular racehorses trained closer to their natural environment, Mick Price is one trainer openly admitting to being a convert.
Racing Results for Thursday, August 28
PATRICK BARTLEY You can never accuse former Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown of lacking passion for whatever sporting endeavour the one-time West Australian pursues.
CHRIS WILSON Canberra apprentice jockey Carly Frater has told her trainers she is desperate to continue her career.
MAX PRESNELL The worth of the gelder's blade, being waved perilously close to the highly promising Liberation, will again be put to the test in the Premier's Cup at Rosehill on Saturday by He's Your Man and Wish Come True.
CHRIS ROOTS Hallowed Crown and Scratch Me Lucky might be first-up in Saturday's Run To The Rose at Rosehill but have proven wet-track form from the sodden Championships meeting in the autumn to recommend them.
BEN BUTLER Almost $170,000 worth of bets a Western Australian punter allegedly placed by SMS with bookmaker BetEzy were unlawful, a tribunal has found.
John Holloway Stallion viewings around the Hunter Valley are always special on the eve of a breeding season and last week's extravaganzas were no exceptions.
CHRIS WILSON Canberra jockey Brendan Ward says he'll overcome a broken neck and be back riding in three months.
CHRIS ROOTS Josh Parr will continue his association with promising four-year-old Cluster at Rosehill after having a three-meeting suspension for going to too slow varied to a single meeting and a $2000 by the Racing NSW Appeals Panel on Tuesday.
Mathew Toogood They have been a dominant force in 1400-metre group 1s at Caulfield since 2010 and trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen are poised to strike again on Saturday.
Mathew Toogood Mick Price was forced to rely on jockey Craig Newitt's review as fog spoiled any chance of watching Lankan Rupee's Caulfield jump-out on Tuesday.
Tim Habel Caulfield trainer John Sadler was fined $1000 by Racing Victoria stewards on Tuesday following an adjourned inquiry into a incident involving fellow trainer Wayne Hawkes at Moonee Valley last Saturday.
Racing Results for Monday, August 25
PATRICK BARTLEY Chad Schofield walked away from Racing Victoria's head office on Monday after having four days taken from his one month suspension incurred two weeks ago.
MAX PRESNELL After Liberation, following two recent incidents of erratic behaviour, ran amok in Saturday's Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick, the question was asked: What was he doing in the field?
PATRICK BARTLEY Significant interest in this year's $6 million Melbourne Cup continued at the weekend with the first two stayers over the line in England's richest handicap appearing set to journey to Victoria this spring.
PATRICK BARTLEY The dismal weather conditions in Sydney that have conspired against so many aspiring spring carnival contenders is largely the reason next Saturday's group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield is brimming with weight-for-age talent.
CHRIS ROOTS The wet weather in Sydney could deliver Hawkes Racing the first group 1 of the season as Messene changes tack and heads to Caulfield on Saturday.
CHRIS ROOTS Unbeaten Golden Rose favourite Almalad might have taken the easier group 1 path as a two-year-old but it was by Gai Waterhouse's design to have him at his peak at three.
The boom on promising Almalad and Sarajevo will be tested by the fitness of Nostradamus in the Run To the Rose at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
How a year has changed the view on P. B. Lawrence Stakes favourite Puissance De Lune.
The folly of having two NSW racing awards night should not happen again.
The unknown factor plays a big role for punters in The Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday.
The new season dawned on Saturday with a protest and a predictable result. It was business as usual for the premier jockey and trainer, both celebrating doubles. However, there is less certainty as spring racing fires up.