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Gai Waterhouse in class of her own, with chances in eight Rosehill events

Max Presnell Around the world, women trainers, led by our world record-holder Gai Waterhouse, have had an awesome year.

Food set, bubbly chilled as caterers take reins for marquee gastronomic events

The Big Group catering in Richmond preparing food for the marquees at Flemington.

Sarina Lewis The Big Group will be delivering breakfast, lunch and canapes to five marquees and 'countless' hampers to eager racegoers.

Horseracing

Trainer Matthew Dale hits the Jackpot without winning

Josh Parr.

Adam Pengilly Lady luck was shining bright on the connections of the Matthew Dale-trained Royal Jackpot, who snared a $100,000 bonus for being the first Inglis graduate home in the Inglis Bonus Handicap at...

Horse Racing

James McDonald relieved to draw equal top of Sydney riders' premiership

One step closer: James McDonald scores on Reigning at Randwick to catch Nash Rawiller in the Sydney jockeys’ premiership.

Adam Pengilly Ice cool in the saddle, James McDonald was anything but away from it.

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Sydney Saturday racing no-go zone simply a matter of numbers

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Max Presnell Come on Sydney, show me the horses and I'll show you the money.

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Trainer Sam Kavanagh happy after a solid start in Sydney pressure-cooker

Stud-bound: The next stage beckons for Lady of Harrods after Saturday's Kensington meeting.

Adam Pengilly Sam Kavanagh knows winter has been a "run of outs" – Interspersed's Canberra Guineas win in March was his most recent – but nothing can detract from the stable's success a year after his...

Horse Racing

Non-stop racing is only way Inkling will learn his craft, says Josh Parr

Back in the saddle: the Queen's horse, Carlton House, will have an exhibition gallop at Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Josh Parr reckons there's only one way for untapped colt Inkling to improve: by continually racing.

Horse Racing

Trainer David Pfieffer shows the way for racing's generation next

David Pfieffer and Atmospherical.

Adam Pengilly Armed with the numbers to prove his point and horses spreading the stable's wings more than 2000km apart on Saturday, David Pfieffer makes a pretty compelling case.

Racing

The Offer and Diamond Drille shine at Randwick barrier trials

DIamond Drille

The spring stars, including early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer, step out for the first time at the Randwick barrier trials on Friday morning.

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Trainer David Payne happy with Warwick Stakes switch for Derby winner Criterion

Top class: Criterion dashes clear to win the Derby with Hugh Bowman on board.

Adam Pengilly David Payne has leant his support to the controversial switch of the Warwick Stakes to Randwick, saying he would not have planned to run Australian Derby winner Criterion if the feature was still at...

Sprint Lord scares off rivals at Caulfield

Lord Of The Sky appears to have much on his rivals for Saturday's race.

Patrick Bartley Exciting speedster Lord Of The Sky appears to have scared off many of his rivals for Saturday's $150,000 Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield after the re-opening for entries for the 1200m dash...

Billy Dale to start his last Sydney race after five decades behind the barriers

End of an era: Starter Billy Dale will hit the button for the last time at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Sydney starter Billy Dale will pick up the button for the final time at Rosehill on Saturday and is hoping for the perfect ending.

Bart Cummings has spring in his step for another Melbourne Cup

Winning form: Romantic Moon runs in the Winter Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Bart Cummings says training is in his DNA and he has no intention of finishing his celebrated career.

Racing

Bound for Melbourne spring carnival: The Offer's trial run delights Gai Waterhouse's staff

Tommy Berry on the Offer.

Adam Pengilly Gai Waterhouse might be on a mid-year break but she still had her trusty lieutenants at Randwick to do all the talking – and they will tell you The Offer is an even better horse than the one...

Horse Racing

Melbourne Cup may become an international language

Racing Victoria officials investigating possibility of races such as the Melbourne Cup being broadcast in several different languages.

Patrick Bartley Some of Australia's most important races, including the Melbourne and Caulfield cups, could be broadcast into non-English-speaking countries with racecallers from those countries describing the...

Racing

Scone has monopoly on Country horse of the year

In the running: Big Money (left) has been short-listed for the NSW Country horse of the year award.

Adam Pengilly The NSW Country horse of the year has yet to be announced, but there's already one certainty – the winner will be from Scone.

Rocky King earns tilt at Melbourne sprints

Mark Oberhardt Tough gelding Rocky King earned himself a Melbourne trip and created extra opportunities for his future in winning impressively at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Horseracing

Spirit of Big Jack Ingham present as Darley morphs into Godolphin

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Max Presnell Winning and love of racing are the major points in common with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the late Big Jack Ingham, the chook farmer from Casula.

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Trainer Chris Waller's filly made to order for bigger things

First in a double: Joshua Parr rides Multilateral to win at Rosehill on Saturday, one of two wins on the day for trainer Chris Waller.

Chris Roots While Chris Waller looks unlikely to break his own record for metropolitan winners in a season he still managed a winning double at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Rocky King goes the extra distance with victory at Eagle Farm

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Mark Oberhardt Tough gelding Rocky King earned himself a Melbourne trip and created extra opportunities for his future in winning impressively at Eagle Farm on Saturday.