Australian horse owners set to cash in on fallen pound

OTI chief executive Terry Henderson.

With the full effects of the Brexit result still being felt across England, the country's falling pound, which hit a 30-year low, may have opened the way for potential Australian horse owners to exploit the widening gap in currencies.

Whips rules review should lead to change

Hot water: Hugh Bowman fell foul of the whip rules over the autumn.

The winning group 1 rides which landed Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry in hot water during the autumn carnival will form the basis for changes to the controversial whips rules.

New Zealand buyers boost figures for Melbourne sale

Glory days: Nash Rawiller guides Pierro to victory in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

The Melbourne Great Southern Sale, highlighted by the platinum weanling sessions on Sunday and Monday, was a huge success thanks to an influx of New Zealand buyers on a pin-hooking spree and the response to the four young colts offered by Golden Slipper hero Pierro with three of the quartet knocked down to buyers from across the Tasman.

Collett looks for family win in Randwick opener

In good spirits: Jason Collett (right) is hoping to ride Untamed Diamond to victory at Randwick on Saturday for his ...

 Jason Collett admits winning the first race at Randwick on Saturday would be special given the trainer of Untamed Diamond is his father Richard, but there is even more pressure than meets the eye that when it comes this ride.

Cummings looks for Tiara to fit Sultry Feeling

High class: Sultry Feeling will be chasing group 1 glory on Saturday.

It is the tale of two mares for James Cummings as he heads to Eagle Farm on Saturday. One, Sultry Feeling, will run her final race in the Tatts Tiara, while another, Shamalia, will continue her career via the Healy Stakes.

Japan excited by VRC change

Jockey Ben Melham and Gailo Chop win The Longines Mackinnon Stakes last year.

Japan, one of the world's most powerful racing countries, has declared that it will gladly embrace the radical change of having the former Mackinnon Stakes moved to the final day of the VRC spring carnival.

Fines make racing industry sit up and think

Chief Steward Terry Bailey has been the subject of derogatory tweets.

Senior Victoria racing officials will closely monitor the $80,000 in fines handed out to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott and his football club after the coach questioned the integrity of AFL umpires.   

Decision delays for Randwick hurting the whole industry

Upgrade: The Kensington track will be ripped up and replaced by a new surface.

The time has come for someone to take responsibility and make a decision about the new surface for the Kensington track at Randwick. In fact there should be an overall plan as to how headquarters will be restored to its past glories.

Australian sprinter Holler misses out at Royal Ascot

Down the straight: Ryan Moore riding Twilight Son (centre left) wins the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Sydney galloper Holler raced prominently for a long way in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot before fading to finish out of the placings behind the Ryan Moore-ridden Twilight Son in the 1200 metre group one test.