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Adam Pengilly 5:12 PM Godolphin's late-blooming Golden Slipper squad will be given a stern test up and down the eastern seaboard, but trainer John O'Shea would be just as happy to see a couple of his major group 1 players return how he expects them to in the Apollo Stakes.
Adam Pengilly Murray Baker is like that lucky bloke who staggers out of the party last, looting the leftover booze and leaving a trail of worse-for-wear bodies behind him. He has fronted up at the next party and has similar plans to leave his rivals lamenting his invitation with Turn Me Loose.
Chris Roots Peter and Paul Snowden have been charged with finding the potential from Rich Enuff, which had him rated the best three-year-old in the country in the spring of 2014, only to fall at group 1 level.
Adam Pengilly Miss Finland she may not be, but John Messara is convinced there is a touch of her Golden Slipper-winning mother in Stay With Me.
John Holloway The buying power at the first three yearling sales conducted in Australasia in 2016 can only be described as freakish with unbelievable support from buyers during the four week period from January 16 on the Gold Coast through to this weeks Inglis Classic which ended in Sydney earlier this week.
Chris Roots Trainer Garry Frazer had never laid an eye on Spright, when she was sold for $100,000 at the Melbourne Premier sale, but he knew a bit about the family and believes she can lived up to its billing.
Adam Pengilly Perasino ran an inglorious last in a bush maiden the previous time she went to the races. Now she will give her trainer a first ever runner at Randwick as a 300-1 hope in a group 2 race.
Adam Pengilly Sky Racing's secondary subscription channel will be made free to viewers as punters brace for more race clashes on Saturday, including the feature races in Sydney and Melbourne being scheduled five minutes apart.
Adam Pengilly 4:35 PM It is debatable whether Gerald Ryan has ever taken to the "King of the Snitzels" tag. You know the one incessantly played on the television commercials. Begging you to buy into a Snitzel. Certain money maker, apparently. It might actually be right.
Australian caller Craig Evans has been shortlisted to become the permanent track announcer at the prestigious Santa Anita course in California.
Adam Pengilly The present and future of Australian racing will be the main attraction during a 10 minutes which shows how far racing has gone back in time. But is Winx a betting proposition in the Apollo Stakes?
Chris Roots Racing NSW and Racing Victoria power brokers will meet on Friday in an attempt to work out differences over race times, which caused a significant turnover downturn last weekend.
Patrick Bartley As the war of words between Victoria and NSW racing bodies continues to simmer over the tighter race schedule for the Caulfield meeting on Saturday, it is hoped a summit meeting on Friday between senior officials from both states may find a solution.
The similarities between Weatherly and his sire Beneteau are not lost on Paul Messara.
Warwick Barr David Vandyke has a definite Golden Slipper horse in his stable and by the end of the week he could have a wildcard for The Championships.
Large doses of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen is behind the positive swabs that have shocked the racing industry, well-placed sources say.
Trainer Brent Stanley will face four charges issued by Racing Victoria stewards following the sale of his former racehorse Equita to Hong Kong last year.
Racing seems to roll from one drama to the next. Even before the cobalt chapter is finished there is another drug fiasco, with a number of horses returning positive swabs to the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen – the common human painkiller Nurofen.
Japanese group 1 winners Isla Bonita and Logotype, the former a previous champion three-year-old colt, will spearhead the international contingent for The Championships at Randwick in April.
Dual group 1 winner Pride Of Dubai has been retired after a veterinary examination revealed he sustained a similar injury in his Eskimo Prince Stakes flop to the one that kept him off the track for almost 10 months.
The message from punters around the country to warring administrators should be simple: you won't get our money until you fix this mess. Maybe only some self imposed betting bans will cure racing's ills.
A raft of changes to the minimum weights for major handicap races across NSW - increasing the demand for lightweight jockeys - is set to come into effect this autumn carnival to avoid the embarrassment of last year's Epsom and The Metropolitan debacle.
Winx's probable return in the Apollo Stakes won't scare off at least one rival trainer, but John Sargent is happy to concede "nothing will touch her" when Australia's best racehorse struts her stuff at Rosehill on Saturday.