Randwick Guineas

Horse Racing

Jim Cassidy cuts out fellow Kiwis in Randwick Guineas

Caryl Williamson New Zealand challenge for Randwick Guineas brought unstuck by one of its own.

Racing

Randwick Guineas: Jim Cassidy lifts Dissident to upset win

Riders on the storm: Jim Cassidy produced a great ride on Dissident to win the Randwick Guineas as a storm closed in on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Jim Cassidy lifted Dissident off the canvas to turn the tables on superstar Kiwi El Roca as Peter Moody sparked wild celebrations in the mounting yard with a stirring Randwick Guineas (1600 metres)...

Racing

Gai Waterhouse sets Woodbine on course towards Randwick Guineas

SPORT Woodbine ridden by James McDonald wins the 2nd race at Randwick on Saturday 18 January 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse declared Woodbine a Randwick Guineas contender after his impressive first-up win at Randwick on Saturday.

Rawiller to miss Randwick Guineas after suspension

Nash Rawiller

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller will miss Randwick Guineas day after he was suspended for five meetings for careless riding at Newcastle on Wednesday.

Racing

All eyes on the Randwick Guineas

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Kyle Mackey-Laws This year's Guineas is an absolute cracker.

Dissident claims Makybe Diva Stakes

Courageous: Dissident (far right) holds off Fawkner to win the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Andrew Garvey Dissident stamped himself as the dominant weight-for-age galloper of the early spring with a narrow win in the Makybe Diva Stakes, but his victory failed to answer the question of whether he can run...

Moody chasing two-state group 1 double

Ben Melham rides Dissident to win the Memsie Stake.

Dissident dismantled a classy field in the Memsie Stakes but in an ominous warning trainer Peter Moody said the horse would even be better in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Boban on right path for success in Makybe Diva Stakes, says jockey Glyn Schofield

Chad Schofield will return on Saturday from another suspension.

Chris Roots Chad Schofield flew into Sydney to celebrate Father's Day with dad Glyn, but the old man will be on the youngster's territory in Melbourne on Saturday.

Golden Slipper fits for Sydney racing program after date change

Chris Roots Golden Slipper day will shine again and include five group 1s on a new March date after the Australian Pattern Committee approved the move of The Championships to the first two weeks in April.

Peter Moody and Luke Nolen ready to team up again in Memsie Stakes

Mathew Toogood They have been a dominant force in 1400-metre group 1s at Caulfield since 2010 and trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen are poised to strike again on Saturday.

Autumn racing clashes need national program approach

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Chris Roots Planned changes to the autumn to accommodate a move of The Championships into the first two weeks of April have once again caused dramas between power states NSW and Victoria.

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Golden Rose grows in status as a pointer to sires of the future

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John Holloway The 2013 version of the $1 million Golden Rose for three-year-olds helped to cement the 1400-metre group 1 event as one of the most prominent stallion-making races on the Australian calendar.

Interstate racing clashes cause headaches

Chris Roots Racing NSW and Racing Victoria officials will continue discussions about the clashes of the Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas and Ranvet Stakes and Australian Cup next March because of the move...

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Peter Moody excited by his Sydney team's carnival prospects

Rainy day form: The returning Dissident is one of three big chances for trainer Peter Moody on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly An understated Peter Moody reckons his Sydney satellite base is "serving its purpose" and the champion Victorian trainer will roll out the evidence with live chances in three stakes races at Randwick...

Horseracing

Fiorente and It's A Dundeel clash in Ranvet Stakes

Barrier trials at Royal Randwick. Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente is trialling in the first barrier trial. Photo: Peter Rae Friday 31 January 2014. Photos will be identified by Chris Roots.

Chris Roots The biggest moments of James McDonald's career have involved Fiorente and It's A Dundeel but come Saturday's Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill he can be in only one camp and he is happy with It's A Dundeel.

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Catkins, Fiorente to make this card a two-trainer race

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell The stablemate menace looms large at Saturday's outstanding Rosehill Gardens meeting indicating the Sydney trend towards domination by major players, particularly Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse.

Racing

Fontelina eyes George Ryder then Royal Ascot

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Chris Roots Anthony Cummings is considering a surprise start at Rosehill and then a trip to England, all going well.

Horse Racing

Yet another family affair for James Cummings

James Cummings

Chris Roots For James Cummings there is always extra delight in a winner for Gooree, where his fiancee Monica Barrera is the racing manager.

Horse racing

Gai Waterhouse backs Tommy Berry's decision to ride

Tommy Berry.

Gai Waterhouse has backed the decision of her stable's No.1 jockey, Tommy Berry, to ride at the George Ryder Stakes meeting on Saturday.

Horseracing

Cassidy happy to fly under the radar with Dissident

Jimmy Cassidy

Chris Roots Jim Cassidy has been at his group 1 best in the past fortnight on horses which have flown under the radar, but even as favourite Dissident, the winner of the Hobartville Stakes and Randwick Guineas,...