Rosehill Guineas

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

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.

Racing

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.

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...

Ollie and Hayes look to have Naturalism covered

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Max Presnell With Randwick ailing from lack of quantity if not quality, champion jockey Damien Oliver promises to be a better punting proposition at Caulfield.

Hill Stakes is make or break for Criterion's Cox Plate bid: David Payne

Adam Pengilly A brutally honest David Payne will put Criterion's Cox Plate ambitions on the line, claiming if his Australian Derby hero cannot win the Hill Stakes he will not have any chance in Australasia's...

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.

A year on, punters keep safe with one-time Melbourne Cup hotpot Puissance De Lune

Beach boy: Puissance De Lune exercises at Warrnambool.

Chris Roots How a year has changed the view on P. B. Lawrence Stakes favourite Puissance De Lune.

Hugh Bowman keeps lid on excitement as rising stars return at Randwick

Spring in his step: Hugh Bowman will learn plenty about his carnival hopes at Randwick.

Chris Roots It will be a learning mission for Hugh Bowman when he goes to Randwick on Saturday to ride Criterion, Lucia Valentina and Terravista.

Racing

Joe Pride ponders entry in Missile Stakes

Water friendly: Joe Pride's Tiger Tees.

Adam Pengilly Joe Pride will have at least one Missile Stakes runner, with a decision on whether to also start group 1 winner Tiger Tees to hinge on Sydney's weather.

Horseracing

Tiger Tees to skip Missile Stakes for Melbourne, says trainer Joe Pride

Return: Tiger Tees claims the Galaxy at Rosehill in March.

Warwick Barr A Missile Stakes start for Tiger Tees is all but out of the equation as trainer Joe Pride looks to Melbourne for the group 1 winner’s return to racing.

Racing

Blake Shinn out to mark end of Guy Walter era with a winner at Rosehill

Fitting farewell: Jockey Blake Shinn wants to ensure the Walter name ends its time in racing with a few winners this week.

Adam Pengilly Blake Shinn describes the last meeting with the Walter name in the book as the "end of an era".

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.

Hugh Bowman believes time is ripe to strike in Hong Kong

Jockey Hugh Bowman and his dog Vinnie Roe, which is named after a horse. Bowman gets ready to head to Hong Kong for the racing season, after he races at Royal Randwick this Saturday. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 24 April 2014.

Chris Roots The time is finally right for new dad Hugh Bowman to test the waters in Hong Kong as he seeks more challenges in a career that has him topping his field.

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.

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.

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.

Horse racing

It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

James McDonald riding It's A Dundeel to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.