Landing the ATC Australian Derby ride on Puccini has come as a welcome surprise for jockey Craig Williams.
Chris Roots The feed bin rather than a $2 million Australian Derby carrot is shaping Peter Snowden's thinking after Gallatin came from last to win the Tulloch Stakes, renamed in Nathan Berry's honour.
Chris Roots David Payne only confirmed Hugh Bowman as the rider for Australian Derby favourite Criterion earlier in the week but he was never concerned about finding a jockey.
Chris Roots Bruce Hill has been there for the exploits of greats Grosvenor, Sovereign Red and Gurner's Lane in the Melbourne Cup, and several of Gerald Ryan's group 1 successes, but Teronado could crack new...
Chris Roots David Payne has won South Africa’s biggest race, the Durban July, as a jockey and trainer but Criterion gave him an Australian Derby after outstaying his rivals in a slog at Randwick on Saturday.
Daniel Sankey Can Black Caviar make it 25 wins from 25 starts in today's TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick? Find out first with our live coverage of Australian Derby Day.
Chris Roots Hawkes Racing has been busy moving horses down the highway to Melbourne to escape the big wet and Messene will lead the charge in the first group 1 of the year, the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on...
Chris Roots John Thompson has kept his integrity and dignity as the face of Patinack Farm, even as he trained for the past two years without a budget and not knowing when he will get paid.
Chris Roots It will be a learning mission for Hugh Bowman when he goes to Randwick on Saturday to ride Criterion, Lucia Valentina and Terravista.
Chris Roots There is plenty of baggage that comes with being a three-quarter sister to Black Caviar but living up to the family name for Scandiva has not proven a problem... once she gets to the track.
Chris Roots Racing NSW and Racing Victoria officials will continue discussions about the clashes of the Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas and Ranvet Stakes and Australian Cup next March because of the move...
Chris Roots Godolphin has turned its focus to Australia and the global giant is about to kick-off in Sydney in earnest.
Adam Pengilly Chris Waller's triple group 1 winner Boban swept top honours at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association's Night of Champions on Thursday night, as a special tribute was made to the late Guy Walter.
Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots While one is open to going back to Hong Kong and the other will forgo a chance to return permanently this season, Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry both believe overseas stints have worked wonders for...
Chris Roots The new season dawned on Saturday with a protest and a predictable result. It was business as usual for the premier jockey and trainer, both celebrating doubles.
Chris Roots It has been a bit cold and spring might look a long way away, but trainer Michael Hawkes says there will be some exciting pointers at the barrier trials at Rosehill on Monday.
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...
Chris Roots The past three months have been the toughest of Tommy Berry's life but they have been defining in his riding career.
Max Presnell Once upon a time it was fashionable for outstanding three-year-olds to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick but will Tupac Amaru, named after an Inca revolutionary in Peru, fit the profile on Saturday?
John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.