Caulfield Guineas

Waller, Hawkes stables dominate betting on big Randwick double

Adam Pengilly If bookmakers are to be believed, Chris Waller or Team Hawkes have a mortgage on the Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan - they just don't know with which horse.

Horse Racing

Long John draws ideally for Caulfield Guineas

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Michael Sharkie Beck Caulfield Guineas favourite Long John has drawn ideally in gate 1 for Saturday's feature race but leading rival Prince Harada did not fare as well after drawing wide in gate 12.

Horse Racing

El Roca sounds warning to Caulfield Guineas rivals with sizzling gallop

El Roca (right) just fails to hold out the fast-finishing Eclair Big Bang (Dominic Tourneur) in the Caulfield Guineas prelude on September 29.

Michael Sharkie In a field that lacks a stand-out performer, New Zealand trained colt El Roca raised the bar ahead of Saturday's Beck Caulfield Guineas with a sizzling track gallop at Caulfield this morning.

Horse Racing

Race Day: The Caulfield Guineas

Atlantic Jewel

Ray Huxley It takes class and courage to be hailed the best three-year-old miler in the land.

Caulfield Guineas Fashion On The Field

The man's fashion competition at the the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival at  the Caulfield  race course.

Dandy racegoers were inspired by 1920s attire and The Great Gatsby as they stepped out for the 2013 Caulfield Guineas fashion event.

Live coverage, Caulfield Guineas Day

Caulfield Guineas.

Edited by Will Brodie The spring carnival hits top gear with one of Melbourne's best racedays, which will decide if Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse will set the pace for this year's major races in Melbourne.

Horse Racing

McKenzie Stakes win sets Cauthen for Caulfield Guineas

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  James McDonald riding Cauthen wins the Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes  during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Star Kiwi galloper Cauthen showed he was right on the Caulfield Guineas trail with a convincing win in the listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Bart Cummings lets grandson James take the limelight after group 1 glory in Golden Rose

Late kick: Cummings-trained Hallowed Crown.

Chris Roots There is a difference between youth and experience in the James and Bart Cummings partnership, which has its first group 1 after Hallowed Crown won the Golden Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.

Spillway battling to win a Caulfield Cup start

Spillway (left) finishes fourth behind Dissident (right).

Patrick Bartley While David Hayes is understandably flattered that his imported stayer Spillway is now one of the favourites for next month’s Caulfield Cup the trainer is now hoping that a change of program...

Catkins ready to match Chris Waller’s star Red Tracer

Class act: Catkins (pink) strides clear at Rosehill on Saturday.

Matt Jones and AAP Chris Waller has always maintained Catkins is as good as his former group 1-winning mare Red Tracer, and this preparation she will get the chance to prove that after she toyed with her Sheraco Stakes...

Trainer Mike Moroney sets Merion on Guineas path

Merion, Steven Arnold up, (right) defeats Chivalry (Glen Boss up) in the Living Legends Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Coming into the Living Legends Stakes (1400m) trainer Mike Moroney had a choice of where to head in in the immediate future with Merion but the horse staked his claim for a Caulfield Guineas campaign...

Kavanagh's spring hopefuls on display

Inquisitive: Glen Boss with a guide dog pup and Mark Kavanagh runner Super Cool.

Patrick Bartley Mark Kavanagh believes Saturday's Flemington meeting will give him a far greater insight into his stable's hopes for the Cox Plate and Caulfield Guineas.

Cauthen's new beginning

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  James McDonald riding Cauthen wins the Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes  during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

New Zealand galloper Cauthen has already beaten two group 1 winners, but Trent Busuttin isn’t expecting him to add the world’s top-ranked sprinter to his scalps.

Golden Rose grows in status as a pointer to sires of the future

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John Holloway The 2013 version of the $1 million Golden Rose for three-year-olds helped to cement the 1400-metre group 1 event as one of the most prominent stallion-making races on the Australian calendar.

Sweynesse on target for crack at Spring Champion Stakes

Perfect record: Kerrin McEvoy pilots Sweynesse to victory in the opening event at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots When Godolphin was still racing as Darley in Australia, Sweynesse was earmarked as a 2000-metres horse and perhaps the right colt for the Spring Champion Stakes.

Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys aiming high after Rich Enuff win

Trainer Ken Keys with Rich Enuff.

Andrew Garvey Last year the listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes second and third placegetters Long John and Shamus Award went on to win group one success later in the spring and Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys is also...

Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss excited about future of Chivalry

Glen Boss takes Chivalry to the front in the H.D.F.McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss certainly know a good horse when they see one.

Sydney's big wet leaves leaves punters a puzzle for Golden Rose dress rehearsal

Unbeaten: Hallowed Crown scores during The Championships at Randwick in April.

Chris Roots Hallowed Crown and Scratch Me Lucky might be first-up in Saturday's Run To The Rose at Rosehill but have proven wet-track form from the sodden Championships meeting in the autumn to recommend them.

Chris Waller's first four leaves favourite punters reeling

Next stop the breeding barn: James McDonald pilots Maroon Bay to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller said it would have been embarrassing not to have won a race where he had five of the eight runners but he still left punters shaking their heads as favourite Beyond Thankful flopped.

Autumn racing clashes need national program approach

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Chris Roots Planned changes to the autumn to accommodate a move of The Championships into the first two weeks of April have once again caused dramas between power states NSW and Victoria.

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