Oakleigh Plate

Horse Racing

New sprint star Lord Of The Sky on a mission to Oakleigh Plate

Michael Sharkie Trainer Robbie Laing says racegoers will see continued development of rising star at Caulfield.

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
SHD  Pic JENNY EVANS

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

Lankan Rupee blitzes Oakleigh Plate rivals at Caulfield

Lankan Rupee

Andrew Garvey Usually at the 100-metre point of the Oakleigh Plate there are at least 10 winning chances.

Lankan Rupee ready for Moonee Valley test but tactics all important

Class act: Lankan Rupee contests the Moir Stakes on Friday.

Patrick Bartley Mick Price says if Lankan Rupee enters into a speed battle, the result could be 'disastrous'.

Buffering to take on Lankan Rupee

Taking on the best: Buffering is ready for a showdown with the world's top sprinter, Lankan Rupee, at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote is looking forward to Buffering taking on world champion sprinter Lankan Rupee in Friday night's Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley but is delighted that he won't have...

Lankan Rupee blows out the cobwebs in Cranbourne trial

Lankan Rupee winning the Kevin Heffernan Stakes.

Patrick Bartley Lankan Rupee, the world's highest rated sprinter, made his first public appearance on Tuesday in an effortless trial at Cranbourne.

Lankan Rupee in big demand for autumn races in Sydney

Trainer Mick Price wants to see how the Melbourne spring unfolds for Lankan Rupee.

Patrick Bartley The bidding war to have Lankan Rupee in Sydney next autumn has already begun.

Horseracing

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

racing

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

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.

Horse Racing

From go to whoa for Lankan Rupee

Craig Newitt guides Lankan Rupee (left) to victory in the T. J. Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Lankan Rupee confirmed his ranking as Australia's best sprinter with an all-the-way win in the group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Horse racing

Lankan Rupee right on the money

Too easy: Craig Newitt celebrates victory on Lankan Rupee.

Adam Pengilly If the Australian horse of the year was still up for grabs before the T.J.Smith Stakes, it surely isn’t now.

Horse Racing

Lankan Rupee headed for a spell

Riding high: Craig Newitt and Lankan Rupee win the TJ Smith Stakes.

Laura Banks The world’s best sprinter, Lankan Rupee, is headed for the paddock after three group 1 wins in a row.

Racing

Unanimously in pursuit of rare feat in Wagga Town Plate

Unanimously is a big chance to win back-to-back Wagga Town Plates on Thursday.

Tony White Unanimously will join a select band of horses if it wins Thursday's $85,000 Wagga Town Plate again.

Horseracing

Kerrin McEvoy hoping Knoydart can open John O'Shea's group 1 account with Darley

Primed: Knoydart, centre, is in a position to give new trainer John O'Shea the group 1 winner he could never get for previous Darley head Peter Snowden.

Chris Roots Knoydart proved a frustration for Darley's previous top man Peter Snowden but he could be ready to deliver a group 1 in Saturday's Doomben 10,000 to open account of his successor John O'Shea.

Racing

Eureka Stud's Spirit Of Boom says farewell in Stradbroke

Michael Rodd wins the Doomber 10,000 on Spirit Of Boom on May 24.

Chris Roots The Hunter Valley is the heart and soul of Australian breeding but for the past few weeks success has moved north to the green pastures of the Darling Downs.

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.

Sydney Shorts

Desleigh Forster restarts for Canterbury Classic

Craig Williams riding Adebisi.

Chris Roots Desleigh Forster wants to forget Adebisi's last preparation and expects a return to his previous form in Friday's Canterbury Classic.

Bloodlines

Hong Kong-based syndicate enter the realm of big spenders

Dink

John Holloway Australia has another big spender on the international circuit with the Sun International Group purchasing eight well-credentialed broodmares at the Arqana Broodmare Sale in France last Saturday.

Horse Racing

Classy group to strut their stuff at Cranbourne

Unpretentious

Michael Sharkie Stellar cast of feature-race hopefuls will tune up for coming engagements at Cranbourne trials.