The gelding made the most of a cracking early speed to take out the Doomben 10,000 and enter calculations for the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.
Grafton trainer Hunter Kilner will aim Steve's Surprise at the Northern Rivers track carnival after another impressive win in the Beef Week Cup at Casino on Friday.
The high cruising speed of Ecuador took the day in the McKell Cup and opened up plenty of options for Gai Waterhouse in the future.
Glyn Schofield had a winning treble at Randwick on Saturday and Rodrico and Skylight Glow could take him to Brisbane in a fortnight for group 1s.
Stewards question jockey of Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop as Music Magnate wins Doomben 10,000.
Connections will weigh up their options after the short-priced favourite saluted at Doomben on Saturday to stake her claim for the winter sprint classic.
It wouldn't be a jumps race without some sort of controversey. And the first race at Sandown on Saturday, the Australian Hurdle, one of the most historic of jumps races, was no exception.
It's often said that you need a jockey to ride light and simply do the steering when it comes to flat racing, but you need a real horseman on board if you want to win a jumps race.
Azkadellia might be the "class horse" of the field, but Matthew Dale's charge will be in the "thick of things".
Trainer Chris Waller has established a world record – for winners that have beaten their shorter priced stablemates, a possible situation confronting punters on two fronts on Saturday.
Ray Murrihy knows how lucky he is to be leaving on his terms after 21 years of controlling Sydney racing.
Azkadellia might be the Doomben 10,000 favourite but trainer Ciaron Maher warns she will be better suited at Eagle Farm in fortnight than on Saturday.
Canberra apprentice jockey Carly Frater is undeterred by her broken pelvis.
Some usual suspects and a Melbourne Cup hopeful headline a strong card at headquarters.
We take a look at another big day north of the border.
Zac Purton returns tothe place where he learnt his trade, has taken him to the top of racing mecca Hong Kong looking for a first group 1 in Queensland on Saturday.
Racing Victoria chief executive Bernard Saundry will stand down after the 2016 spring carnival after four years in the hot seat at an organisation that has experienced dramatic change and plenty of controversy during his time at the helm.
Australian Bloodstock's Jamie Lovett has stood on the big stage holding a Melbourne Cup but as always what is coming next is more important than memories in racing.
Joe Pride knows it is the time of year when horses can earn a trip north with winning performances in Sydney and emerging three-year-old New Tipperary and the returning I Am Zelady fall into that category on Saturday.
Obviously he wasn't broken winded and could stay all day. I'm not referring to a Melbourne Cup hope but Sir William McKell who changed the face of Sydney racing.
A terrific racehorse was put out to pasture this week after giving his owner-breeder Don Storey a wonderful roller-coaster ride through what seemed an eternity of racing.
Former champion jockey Paddy Payne believes his Melbourne Cup-winning sister Michelle should consider retiring from racing.
Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne could be sidelined until the Spring carnival after undergoing abdominal surgery.
Leading apprentice Samantha Clenton and three other hoops have been taken to hospital with suspected broken bones.
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been taken to hospital for observation after a nasty fall at the Mildura race meeting.
Melbourne Racing Club members outraged after it was revealed club paid tens of thousands of dollars for flights and accommodation.
Exaggerator was the winner of Saturday's Preakness Stakes and the name seemed apt on an afternoon that was all about hyperbole at Pimlico in Maryland.
It's been tough going at times, but apprentice Rory Hutchings was rewarded for his hard work with a milestone day at Rosehill on Saturday. Hutchings claimed a double to outride his claim and tighten his vice-like grip on the Sydney apprentices' title.
Counterattack stakes his Stradbroke claims with strong win
Hall of Famer Lee Freedman and his brother Anthony produced one of their best training efforts to steer troubled stayer Our Ivanhowe on a course to a win in the Doomben Cup.