Manikato Stakes

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.

Horse Racing

Buffering wins Manikato Stakes

Damian Browne riding Buffering (right) defeats Brett Prebble on Lucky Nine.

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

Racing

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.

Racing

'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.

Racing

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.

Jason Warren targets Oakleigh Plate redemption with Bel Sprinter

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 ridden by Kerrin McEvoy
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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

Gutsy Buffering win's Perth's Winterbottom Stakes

Buffering.

Andrew Garvey Queensland sprinter Buffering had to call on all his renowned courage to score his third group 1 win on end.

Horse Racing

Moment Of Change standout in Australia Stakes field

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

First international raider arrives

Jockey Brett Prebble celebrates his win on Lucky Nine.

Michael Sharkie Hong Kong sprinting star Lucky Nine arrives for his spring carnival blitz.

Horse Racing

Stars' focus may shift from cups

Leigh Jordon says it is still a tough task convincing foreign trainers to target races outside of the Caulfield and Melbourne cups.

Michael Sharkie Collaborative marketing campaign could increase international involvement in major races.

Horse Racing

Night racing looks to draw bigger crowds

Black Caviar an Moonee Valley.

Michael Lynch Moonee Valley executives are looking for a lift of between 14 and 40 per cent on its average opening-night crowd for the launch of this year's night racing season on Friday.

Horseracing

Champagne flows as Cath returns to form

Champagne Cath

Chris Roots Chris Waller will start Champagne Cath in this week's Flight Stakes only if he thinks she is a chance of winning following her impressive victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horse racing

Voice a tad hoarse after flight

Patrick Bartley It was a case of good news and bad news from the Werribee quarantine station.

Northerners settle in but not all travel well

Side Glance

Patrick Bartley There was good and bad news from the Werribee quarantine station: one international sprinter impressed track watchers but a stayer appeared to be suffering from the rigours of his long trip from...

Horse Racing

Platelet has Weir smiling with win

Michelle Payne rides Platelet to victory in the Gilgai Stakes.

Michael Lynch Darren Weir goes from disappointment of group 1 defeat to joy of victory at group 2 level.

Horse Racing

Weight and see for hoops

Manighar (right) has been left in for the Caulfield Cup at the third acceptance stage.

Michael Lynch Several top jockeys will have to wait a little longer to see if weights go up for Caulfield Cup.

Horse racing

Lucky Nine to get first glimpse of Moonee Valley

Lucky Nine.

Michael Sharkie Hong Kong sprinter Lucky Nine will have its first look at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning, ahead of next Friday's group one Manikato Stakes.

Horse Racing

Trainer's second chance

Raider: Mull Of Killough (left, behind Dandino) arrives from England at the Werribee Quarantine Centre for his tilt at the Cox Plate.

Michael Sharkie English trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam confident that Mull Of Killough can hold his own in Cox Plate.

Horse Racing

Lucky Nine takes track in his stride

Michael Sharkie Jockey Brett Prebble quick to dispel myth that Moonee Valley a tricky track to negotiate.

Carnival Clues

Seamus ready for famous victory

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots A disastrous trip to Melbourne a year ago with Famous Seamus won't stop trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith trying again if the sprinter performs to expectations in Saturday's Lightning Handicap at Randwick.