Caryl Williamson When Joe Pride took over the training of Steps In Time, his mission was to get a group 1 win for the mare in her final racing campaign.
CHRIS ROOTS 6:49pm Jeff Lloyd never gave up on riding again after suffering a stroke in March last year, and that spirit was fighting for life.
CHRIS ROOTS Arrowfield Stud boss John Messara announced It’s A Dundeel has been retired to stud on Monday after his Queen Elizabeth Stakes win at Randwick.
Laura Banks The ride on Platelet in the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide on Saturday is again up in the air.
Laura Banks Belle Couture, the high-priced half sister to Black Caviar, collected her first career win at Caulfield on Monday.
CHRIS ROOTS James McDonald chalked his 21st group 1 winner when It's A Dundeel proved too strong in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but it was also a confirmation of his coming of age as a jockey.
CHRIS ROOTS As the conclusion of his time at Crown Lodge draws near, Peter Snowden is looking for the perfect farewell if Sidestep or Kumaon or both can win a group 1 on the final day of the Sydney Carnival.
CHRIS ROOTS Brent Stanley won a Caulfield Cup for owner David Moodie as a teenaged hoop and will attempt to become the latest group-1 winning jockey to complete the double as a trainer.
Tim Barlass Not even Prime Minister Tony Abbott is immune from getting home truths from his parents. Dick Abbott, who spent Saturday with his son at Royal Randwick, said the PM was the worst racing tipster in the world.
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For trainer Daniel Clarken and jockey Lauren Stojakovic, the ride of a lifetime will soon be over.
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Laura Banks Racing Victoria will stand by their decision not to allow flamboyant bookmaker Rob Waterhouse to work the rails at Warrnambool May Racing Carnival next week, despite calls from premier Denis Napthine for them to re-think their ruling.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.
It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.
MAX PRESNELL Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney.
CHRIS ROOTS Racing NSW chairman John Messara hasn't had a better at the track.
ANDREW GARVEY Imported galloper Our Voodoo Prince earned himself a tilt at some of the big spring races after overcoming difficulties to win the group 3 Easter Cup (2000 metres) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Jared Dorrington There are now just four meetings remaining at Thoroughbred Park this season for jockeys and trainers to fight out their respective premierships.
CHRIS ROOTS Ask Colin McDowell could old he is and he tells you "that and a bit more, if I tell you that the younger ones will give it to me more than they do already."The grandfather of five and owner of Allied Express will represent Australia in the Amateur World Drivers Championships in Finland in July.
CHRIS ROOTS It was a day when Tom Berry and James McDonald shared the group 1 spoils with two wins each and shared the Nathan Berry Medal for the leading jockey in The Championships. Berry won the Queen Of The Turf on Diamond Drille and the Sydney Cup on The Offer, but the medal in honour of his twin brother means more to him. ‘‘Nathan’s medal means more than any group 1,’’ Berry said. ‘‘It’s just amazing, and it’s a credit to Nathan to have a medal named after him. The boys have been talking about it in the room and it’s something they all wanted to win. To share it with James [McDonald] is an honour. It’s probably the biggest day in my career and I don’t think I’ll be able to top this.’’ McDonald said it topped the day off for him. ‘‘This award is named after a champion bloke and to share it with Tommy makes it even more special,’’ McDonald said.
CHRIS ROOTS Racing NSW chairman John Messara held the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy as trainer Murray Baker declared the best is yet to come from It's A Dundeel.
Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse has already tipped her star stayer The Offer to win the Melbourne Cup after he demolished the field in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.
Adam Pengilly He's been fleeced by an accountant at his own business in the past couple of years, so John Carter didn't need reminding how special Rising Romance's win in the $1 million Australian Oaks was.
CHRIS ROOTS Wearing the blue his twin brother Nathan loved, Tom Berry produced a shock result in the Queen Of The Turf on DIamond Drille.
Matt Jones Kerrin McEvoy delivered one of his best rides to turn around the luck of Sidestep and win the Royal Sovereign Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Adam Pengilly Stephen Baster reckons "everyone in Australia" wanted Eloping to go to the paddock – now Peter Morgan is toying with taking her further north in a campaign that has no end in sight.
MAX PRESNELL So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.
CHRIS ROOTS John O'Shea would love to finish his time as a public trainer with a group 1 win with Gypsy Diamond in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.
CHRIS ROOTS He is a throwback to a traditional New Zealand stayer, like Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, but Who Shot Thebarman’s trainer Mark Oulaghan is not sure if he is up to the class of a Sydney Cup in the 21st century.
Once upon a time it was fashionable for outstanding three-year-olds to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick but will Tupac Amaru, named after an Inca revolutionary in Peru, fit the profile on Saturday?
If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.
The new Randwick remains a relatively unpolished gem that is ready to sparkle in the next couple of years.
Day one of the inaugural Championships at Randwick ushered in a new era in Sydney racing.
It won't get any better than Saturday's The Championships, featuring an all-star cast, at Royal Randwick.
Ability to handle the anticipated conditions is the query with Messene, regarded as a weight special, in Saturday’s $3 million Doncaster at Royal Randwick.
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The Championships, featuring Lankan Rupee in the T.J. Smith against international opposition, promises to live up to the title at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Just over four months since its announcement, The Championships has global recognition and a reputation to live up to.