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".
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Max Presnell Fortunately 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.
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.
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.
David Polkinghorne Black Opal future looking rosy and producing champion horses.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Roots Hugh Bowman has ridden group 1 winner for the past 13 years but a horse like Terravista is what makes him tick.
Fortunately Chautauqua has a bold navigator in Tommy Berry on what could be stormy waters in Saturday's All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick.
Thanks to a huge overseas representation, the 2015 William Inglis three day Easter Yearling Sales was a phenomenal success.
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.