Epsom Handicap

Horse Racing

Fat Al gives Gai a seventh Epsom Handicap

Gai Waterhouse

Andrew Eddy Gai Waterhouse once again proved that she owns group 1 races at Randwick after collecting her seventh group 1 Epsom Handicap following the exciting win of her remarkable galloper Fat Al.


Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best


Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.


Blake Shinn out to mark end of Guy Walter era with a winner at Rosehill

Fitting farewell: Jockey Blake Shinn wants to ensure the Walter name ends its time in racing with a few winners this week.

Adam Pengilly Blake Shinn describes the last meeting with the Walter name in the book as the "end of an era".

Horse racing

Buyers do battle for War Chant’s progeny at Perth Magic Millions sale


John Holloway There was a breath of fresh air at the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale at the Belmont Park complex on Tuesday – a 17-year-old stallion from the US, War Chant, a son of Danehill’s sire Danzig.


Hidden Kisses wins fitness battle with Royal Descent

Hidden Kisses

Matt Jones Chris Waller made a perfect start to Saturday's Warwick Farm program but the Toy Show Quality didn't go strictly to plan.

Horse Racing

Conlan's team on the rise

In form: Clear for Action (Nick Hall) wins on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Singaporean form hasn't really stood up much at races in Australia.


Shinn gets chance to turn Streama's fortunes around


Chris Roots It has been nearly a year since Streama graced the winner's circle, a fact Blake Shinn hopes he can correct when he jumps on the mare in the Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

The Mail

Waterhouse quizzed over injury to colt

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse was called into the stewards' room, this time behind closed doors, about the scratching of Aussies Love Sport from the Golden Rose.


Scratching puts Gai back in spotlight

Gai Waterhouse

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse is facing another inquiry into not reporting a horse's lameness, only days after being reminded of her obligations under the rules.

Boban strengthens Waller's Epsom assault

Chris Waller

Matt Jones Boban stormed his way into third favouritism for the group 1 Epsom Handicap with an effortless win at Randwick on Saturday.


No shortage of magic or millions among hottest babies at Gold Coast sale


John Holloway The countdown is on for the Magic Millions carnival and once again Bloodlines has sought the inside mail on what yearlings appeal as standouts for the five days of selling, beginning with 190 lots...

Horse Racing

Melbourne's big autumn carnival races attract quality entries

Racing Victoria's general manager of racing, Greg Carpenter.

Patrick Bartley Record entries received for two of the state's most important autumn group 1 races.


Waterhouse takes her time to find Ecuador's perfect match


Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse will continue to take the softer approach with Ecuador at Rosehill on Saturday, before deciding his spring target.


Parr has high hopes for Epsom prospect

Josh Parr

Chris Roots Underrated hoop Josh Parr will look for black-type wins on consecutive Saturdays with his only ride, High Esteem, at Rosehill on Saturday.

Thompson leads lean team at Rosehill

Chris Roots A much slimmer John Thompson has returned from his China experience with hopes of racing a couple of relatively unknown horses into group 1s at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horse racing

Tinkler's trainer is hungry for Rosehill success

John Thompson

Chris Roots John Thompson has returned from China with a new image and approach to the Spring carnival.

Horse racing

Complacent winds up for major target

A blanket finish.

Caryl Williamson Complacent comes out on top to score a narrow win in the group 3 Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.


Waller hits big group 1s with quality and numbers

Chris Waller

Chris Roots Chris Waller might not have the favourites for Saturday's Epsom Handicap, Metropolitan and Turnbull Stakes but it could prove folly to be betting against his flying stable, which has a trio of...


Englebrecht hoping to deliver one for the battlers in Epsom


Chris Roots Warwick Farm trainer Steve Englebrecht holds a number one trainers licence, but smaller operations like his have become increasingly marginalised in 2013.


Sizzling back to his best and may be a shoe-in for Epsom


Chris Roots Kelso Wood believes Sizzling has effectively been running in concrete boots in Sydney, but a quick trip from his Brisbane farrier solved the problem before Saturday's Epsom Handicap at Randwick.