Rosehill Guineas

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Criterion takes short-cut to Derby favouritism with Rosehill Guineas victory

Matt Jones Criterion is the Australian Derby favourite after his breakthrough group 1 win in the Rosehill Guineas on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Hugh Bowman's skill lands Rosehill Guineas for Criterion

Hugh Bowman guides Criterion home to win the Rosehill Guineas on Saturday.

A ground-saving ride from Hugh Bowman helped Criterion to an effortless group 1 win in the Rosehill Guineas on Saturday.

Lone dissident happy to tap rich Jim Cassidy vein in Rosehill Guineas

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Max Presnell Educated opinion and jockey ratings are against Dissident and the aged marvel Jim Cassidy in Saturday's Rosehill Guineas in wet and testing conditions.

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Mosheen's absence throws Rosehill Guineas wide open

Kyle Mackey-Laws The absence of Mosheen for today's group 1 Rosehill Guineas has thrown the race wide open, although New Zealand superstar-in-waiting Silent Achiever will be doing her best to ensure one champion...

Sebring's pedigree defies the sire's ability to leave class stayers

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John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.

McEvoy backs tough colt Tupac as being here to stay

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Chris Roots Kerrin McEvoy has rode plenty of staying three-year-olds in his time in Europe and Tupac Amaru gives him the feel of a young horse which will run the two miles of the Sydney Cup at Randwick on...

John Bary aiming at The Championships double with Recite, Miss Selby

Trainer John Bary on the track at Flemmington. He has Jimmy Choux running in the Cox Plate.October 15, 2011, THE AGE. Picture by Mal Fairclough

Chris Roots Experience has shaped John Bary’s trans-Tasman raid on The Championships and it is cool and calculated.

Moroney sizes up Cup obstacles for imported mare Voleuse De Coeurs

Doing it the hard way: Michael Moroney's Voleuse De Coeurs is up against it in Saturday's Sydney Cup at Randwick.

Chris Roots Trainer Michael Moroney does not have much in his favour with Voleuse De Coeurs for Saturday’s Sydney Cup at Randwick.

Racing

Hugh Bowman scores Criterion ride in Australian Derby

Booked for Criterion: Proven performer Hugh Bowman will ride the favourite in the Australian Derby.

Chris Roots David Payne only confirmed Hugh Bowman as the rider for Australian Derby favourite Criterion earlier in the week but he was never concerned about finding a jockey.

Racing

Wet track for Derby won't extinguish Singing Flame

Chris Roots Joe O’Gara’s first question he asks when he gets a phone call at his Goulburn stud tells a lot about Singing Flame’s chances in Saturday’s Australian Derby at Randwick.

Racing

Chris Roots' Doncaster Mile ratings

Chris Roots Boban is a triple group 1 winner over the mile this season, including Randwick's big spring 1600m race the Epsom. Drawn wide and needs a drying track, but classy and is a value runner.

Racing

Lankan Rupee headlines a Championships day to remember

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Max Presnell The Championships, featuring Lankan Rupee in the T.J. Smith against international opposition, promises to live up to the title at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Racing

Chris Waller's Doncaster Mile six pack won't mind the wet

Max Presnell Ability to handle the anticipated conditions is the query with Messene, regarded as a weight special, in Saturday’s $3 million Doncaster at Royal Randwick.

Racing

Trainer Bruce Hill steps out of the shadows to chase Australian Derby dream with Teronado

Channel Seven Brisbane racing carnival. The Carlton Mid Doomben 10 000, Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, QLD, May 25, 2013. Trainer Bruce Hill after Glen Boss riding on My Shabella won during race 2, the Ambassador Travel QTIS.
Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Chris Roots Bruce Hill has been there for the exploits of greats Grosvenor, Sovereign Red and Gurner's Lane in the Melbourne Cup, and several of Gerald Ryan's group 1 successes, but Teronado could crack new...

Racing

Jim Cassidy sticks with Chris Waller's Hawkspur for Doncaster Mile

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Chris Roots It has proved a lethal combination in the past year, Jim Cassidy on a Chris Waller horse in a group 1, as the Hall of Fame jockey used his "pick and stick" method with great success.

Racing

Rain couldn't dampen the vibe on Randwick's big day

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Andrew Webster Day one of the inaugural Championships at Randwick ushered in a new era in Sydney racing.

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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.

Randwick's big day worth getting a wet backside for

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Max Presnell It won't get any better than Saturday's The Championships, featuring an all-star cast, at Royal Randwick.

Horse racing

No Payne, no gain: Criterion holds off rivals to win Australian Derby

Hugh beauty: Hugh Bowman wins on Criterion.

Chris Roots David Payne has won South Africa’s biggest race, the Durban July, as a jockey and trainer but Criterion gave him an Australian Derby after outstaying his rivals in a slog at Randwick on Saturday.

Racing

John O'Shea says Savvy Nature will be at home out wide on drier track

Chris Roots John O'Shea wants a couple of clear days and a wide barrier to give Savvy Nature his best hope to win the Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday.