Oakleigh Plate

Jason Warren targets Oakleigh Plate redemption with Bel Sprinter

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.

Horse Racing

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

Racing away: Lord Of The Sky, ridden by Jake Duffy, wins at Caulfield in December.

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

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

'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.

Famous Seamus seeks light relief for Galaxy

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Chris Roots There will be plenty of trainers with a keen interest in the weights for The Galaxy, which will be release on Monday.

Horse Racing

David Hayes, Chad Schofield to meet next week

Chad Schofield and David Hayes.

Patrick Bartley David Hayes and his former apprentice Chad Schofield will discuss the future, if any, of their trainer-jockey relationship.

Horse Racing

All options being explored for Solicit

Clear: Solicit, ridden by Damian Lane,  wins the Vanity last month.

Patrick Bartley The connections of arguably Australia's finest three-year-old filly Solicit will this week study the options of the youngster starting in one of two major races in Sydney next Saturday or remain in...

Horse Racing

Trainer Tony Gollan hopes to land an elusive group 1 with Spirit Of Boom in the William Reid Stakes

That's the spirit: Spirit Of Boom is chasing an elusive group 1 win.

Michael Sharkie Tony Gollan has been training long enough to know that success can never be expected.

Horse Racing

Chad Schofield lands ride on Solicit

Chad Schofield and Lankan Rupee win the Newmarket Handicap.

Patrick Bartley Chad Schofield's disappointment at losing the ride on Lankan Rupee has been marginally offset by gaining the mount on Solicit in Saturday week's group 1 Vinery Stakes.

Horse racing

Trainer Peter Moody primed for next Newmarket moment

Patrick Bartley Peter Moody admits his bid to the Newmarket Handicap will depend on two horses with contrasting backgrounds.

Horse racing

Lankan Rupee scores brilliantly in Newmarket Handicap

Chad Schofield riding Lankan Rupee

Andrew Garvey Lankan Rupee asserted his right to the title of Australia's best sprinter with an emphatic win.

Horse Racing

Barrier is no ill wind for sprinter, Robert Smerdon says

Luck of the draw: Barrier two will give jockey Ryan Maloney options on Shamal Wind in Saturday's Oakleigh Plate.

Patrick Bartley Trainer maintains that former champion jockey Roy Higgins' belief about barriers an appropriate one.

Corporate bookies latch on to mug punters gravy train

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Just how many punters will contribute mug money from what appears to be outstanding racing on Saturday?

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Horseracing

Max Presnell's The Verdict: Chivalry far from dead in Blue Diamond

Max Presnell A clean break at the start, particularly for Rubick and Chivalry, holds the key in what promises to be a blistering Blue Diamond at Caulfield on Saturday.

Group 1 racing is back in abundance

Kyle Mackey-Laws Three group 1s at Caulfield headline a bumper day of racing in Melbourne and Sydney.

Horse racing

Moment Of Change repeats magic over 1400m in Futurity Stakes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Luke Nolen riding Moment of Change wins Race 6, the Cathay Pacific Futurity Stakes during Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse on February 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Andrew Garvey It was a case of same again in the $500,000 Futurity Stakes on Saturday with Moment Of Change winning yet another group 1 over the 1400-metre trip at Caulfield.