Manikato Stakes

Horse Racing

Buffering wins Manikato Stakes

Chris Roots Star Queensland sprinter finally snares group 1 victory, taking out Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.


Buffering gets winkers for Manikato Stakes

Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote's phone has run hot since Buffering's Manikato Stakes win and he has had to cut a few people short.

Horse racing

Lucky Nine needs more work ahead of Manikato Stakes challenge

Lucky Nine.

Michael Sharkie Hong Kong sprinter Luck Nine will need to tighten up and trim down if he is to win the Manikato stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday week according to trainer Caspar Fownes.


Plenty of chances in cracking T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick's The Championships

Inside running: Lankan Rupee, seen here winning at Caulfield, has drawn the  rails in the T.J.Smith Stakes.

Chris Roots They are the forgotten group 1 winners, by punters at least, but Tiger Tees, Spirit Of Boom and Snitzerland are ready to test the big guns, Buffering and Lankan Rupee. in Saturday's T.J.


'This is a lifestyle not a job': Robert Heathcote relaxed about Buffering in T.J. Smith

Happy team: Trainer Robert Heatchcote and Buffering.

Chris Roots Robert Heathcote is refreshing realistic when it come to his outlook on racing and the joy of having a horse like Buffering.

Jason Warren targets Oakleigh Plate redemption with Bel Sprinter

SPORT 30.3.13 Horse racing at Rosehill 
 race 7
 winner Its a Bel Sprinter
 ridden by Kerrin McEvoy

Chris Roots Jason Warren hopes Bel Sprinter can become a millionaire and excise some bad memories in Saturday's Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.

Horse Racing

Moment Of Change standout in Australia Stakes field


Michael Sharkie Class sprinter looks likely to get an early success in preparation for the upcoming summer sprint series.

Horse Racing

Fontelina's dashing Yellowglen Stakes double


Andrew Garvey It's rare for a horse to win a group race in consecutive years at the Cup carnival.


Fontelina doubles up in Yellowglen Stakes

The Age Sport
2nd November 2013
Picture by Wayne Taylor
Racing. Derby Day at Flemington.
Race 8 winner Fontelina ridden by Peter Robi.

Andrew Garvey It's a rare occurrence for a horse to win a group race in consecutive years at the Melbourne Cup carnival, but the Anthony Cummings-trained Fontelina managed the feat with a hard-fought victory in...

Flemington 2013: Heathcote plans to go with a bang


Chris Roots Robert Heathcote had to wait a long time to finally get a group 1 victory from Buffering but now he wants to be greedy.


High Stakes for last day of carnival


Kyle Mackey-Laws Stakes Day is fast becoming one of the most popular days on the racing calendar.


Flemington 2013: Emirates Stakes there for Boban's taking

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell EVEN before the Flemington conditions were thrown in the balance, bookmakers indicated they would gamble against the highly talented Boban in Saturday's $1 million Emirates Stakes (1600 metres).

Horse racing

Popular sprinter and his comeback jockey are ready to shine again

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Buffering might not have the brilliance of Black Caviar, but the son of Mossman has charisma.

Live coverage: Emirates Stakes Day

Post D'France

Scott Spits Join us for rolling coverage of the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, including the running of the group 1 Emirates Stakes over 1600 metres.


Buffering takes the mantle as new king

The Sunday Age Sport
9th November 2013
Picture by Wayne Taylor
Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington.
Race 6 winner Buffering ridden by Damian Browne.

Chris Roots After being part of the bridal party on 14 occasions, Buffering is enjoying his time front and centre on the big day.

Horse racing

How a big spring can help set up a stallion for future

Andrew Garvey

Andrew Garvey The Melbourne spring carnival results have a large bearing on next year's yearling sales.


Melbourne sping carnival 2013: Chris Waller the new dominator

Glyn Schofield who rode Boban and trainer Chris Waller pose with the trophy after winning race 7 the Emirates Stakes

Chris Roots Chris Waller is in the reward phase of his career, and he knows it. Sydney's premier trainer led a domination of the Melbourne spring by stables north of the Murray River and, during the Flemington...

Horse racing

The 10 talking points of the carnival

The best of spring

Patrick Bartley Another spring full of tales of challenges and success.

Damian Browne heads to Rosehill in hot form

Damian Browne

Chris Roots Queensland jockey Damian Browne has racked up the frequent-flyer miles this spring and he will continue to do so in coming weeks.

Horse racing

Luckygray and Mr Moet will challenge Smokin' Joey in Ascot's $1 million Railway Stakes

Cups horse, Luckygray

Patrick Bartley The $1 million Railway Stakes in Perth on Saturday could prove to be a significant platform for two of that state's former smart racehorses to revive their careers.