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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

Racing

Trainer Anthony Cummings wants firm track for Derby hope Thunder Fantasy

Chris Roots Like many trainers Anthong Cummings has been priming a team for the  opening day of the Championships at Randwick on Saturday, but like many he has an eye on the weather.

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.
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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...