CHRIS ROOTS For every glamour horse or superstar like It's A Dundeel and Boban at racing carnivals, there are plenty of tradesmen-like starters such as Monton.
CHRIS ROOTS Queensland mare Fire Up Fifi went to another level in the spring and Robert Heathcote believes she will continue to climb the ladder in the autumn.
CHRIS ROOTS NSW Racing Minister George Souris is backing the Championships and the Sydney carnival to succeed this year, but wants a return on the government's $10 million investment.
Patrick Bartley Glen Boss may have been overlooked for the plum ride on Lankan Rupee in Saturday's $1 million Newmarket Handicap, but the leading jockey on Tuesday night gained the ride on talented Sydney sprinter Bernabeu.
CHRIS ROOTS Trainer Danny O'Brien ticked off the first part of a three-point, group 1 plan when Shamus Award won the Australian Guineas and stable staff and supporters are hoping the success continues on Saturday.
PATRICK BARTLEY Stewards are locked in a war of words over the withdrawal of El Roca from the Hobartville Stakes.
PATRICK BARTLEY Anthony Cummings will attempt to replicate what his father achieved over the past 40 years.
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MAX PRESNELL Hopefully the battle to be crowned Australia's best middle-distance racehorse on Saturday will provide another bleating ground for the Ireland-based betting house Paddy Power.
PATRICK BARTLEY Newitt believes his decision to ride Samaready ahead Lankan Rupee has been validated.
Patrick Bartley, Ben Butler A three-cornered battle is brewing over a $5 million insurance policy taken out over dead colt.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Trent Busuttin will run El Roca in the Canberra Guineas on Sunday if Warwick Farm is too wet on Saturday.
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John Holloway 4:08pm A hugely successful Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale this week had many highlights: Gai Waterhouse provided great theatre on the opening day, a new stallion star emerging and a record-breaking session-one sale netted more than $37 million.
James Polson 3:45pm The stoush that rocked Sydney racing last autumn appears to be finally over.
Mathew Toogood Canberra apprentice Kayla Nisbet had a welcome return to city racing on Wednesday.
JON TUXWORTH Sam Kavanagh admits having a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer as a father ''has its ups and downs''.
PATRICK BARTLEY Bookmakers are astounded at the reluctance of punters to support Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente.
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JON TUXWORTH Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.
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CHRIS ROOTS Bookmakers around the country, led by the biggest operator TAB.com.au, are offering pre-post punters no value for The Championships races in April.
MICHAEL LYNCH Irish maestro Dermot Weld pencilled in Voleuse De Coeurs as a likely Melbourne Cup winner.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is considering sending General Explorer to the $200,000 Canberra Cup.
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CHRIS ROOTS Glyn Schofield and Boban will reunite and put their perfect record together on the line in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
CHRIS ROOTS Barrie Rattray has dreamt of winning an InterDominion grand final since he was a kid but none of those dreams were in as comprehensive style as when Beautide demoralised his rivals at Menangle on Sunday.
MAX PRESNELL There were shades of More Joyous with Eurozone, involving punters' right to know, in the Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Barbara Joseph hopes the Canberra Guineas will be the start of Just A Blur following a famous path.
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Hopefully the battle to be crowned Australia's best middle-distance racehorse on Saturday will provide another bleating ground for the Ireland-based betting house Paddy Power.
A hugely successful Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale this week had many highlights.
The apprentice jockey didn't realise he was ''it'' until his brother rode up alongside and gave his mount a solid whack with the whip.
The Chris Waller yard has developed a reputation as the United Nations of stables.
Following the enormous success of last week's Magic Millions sale in Perth, the momentum is expected to continue at the Inglis Premier sale at Oaklands in Melbourne on Sunday. A total of 775 yearlings have been catalogued and Coolmore Stud's Fastnet Rock is the glamour stallion - yet again.
Once upon a time the Boban form lapse would have been deemed running weight off a top-liner for the Doncaster by placing him in unsuitable races.
'I watched Pardon's progress - watched him lying behind the leaders as they went out of sight behind the stringy-bark scrub; watched them come into sight again and then the crowning moment as he drew away in the straight and won comfortably. Greater still, the delirious joy when he led the field all the way in the second heat …''