Sydney Cup

Punters rally for Fiorente in Sydney Cup

Chris Roots Bookmakers were finding it hard to write a bet for BMW favourite Fiorente on Friday but that was not a problem for the Sydney Cup in two weeks.

Kiwi jumps trainer might have to shout after Sydney Cup

Who Shot Thebarman is a horse to keep a close eye on.

Chris Roots He is a throwback to a traditional New Zealand stayer, like Melbourne Cup winner Kiwi, but Who Shot Thebarman’s trainer Mark Oulaghan is not sure if he is up to the class of a Sydney Cup in the 21st...

Tremec firms in Sydney Cup and brings some joy to Patinack

Matt Jones It was a rare ray of sunshine for Patinack Farm at Rosehill when Tremec took out Saturday's Chairman's Quality announcing himself as a leading Sydney Cup contender.

Kelinni finds form in time for Sydney Cup

SPORT 20.4.13 Horse Racing at Randwick
 Race 6 winner Kelinni ridden by Nash Rawiller
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Chris Waller has been playing catch-up this preparation with Kelinni, a week out from the Sydney Cup he got his timing right.

Horse Racing

Waller rates Sydney Cup

In form: Kelinni will run in the Sydney Cup on Saturday after his win in the JRA Plate, above.

Michael Lynch Think of the Sydney autumn carnival and what are the races that come to mind?

Racing

Sydney Cup steeped in turf lore

Max Presnell

Max Presnell With the Sydney Cup and the Aussie-bred stayer striving for relevance, remember the Reckless saga, featuring Tommy Woodcock?

Horse Racing

Live coverage: Sydney Cup Day at Royal Randwick

Sydney Cup favourite Kelinni.

Daniel Sankey Live coverage of Sydney Cup Day at Royal Randwick, where there's four Group 1s on the card — the Sydney Cup, the All Aged Stakes, the Champagne Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Horseracing

Improving stayer earns tilt at Sydney Cup

Breakthrough: Under The Hat wins his first city race.

Andrew Garvey Cheviot Beach yesterday won his first city race but trainer Nigel Blackiston outlined some lofty ambitions.

Niwot's Sydney Cup victory eases pain of frustrating autumn for Hawkes team

A FRUSTRATING autumn for the Hawkes team was pushed into the background when former crock Niwot produced the goods to beat Efficient and Once Were Wild in yesterday's gruelling Sydney Cup.

Premiers Chris Waller and James McDonald resume uncanny partnership at Randwick

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots Chris Waller and James McDonald are working on a remarkable 87.5 per cent strike rate for the season.

Gai Waterhouse questions The Offer being lumped with 56.5kg for Melbourne Cup

Great hope: The Offer poses at Flemington Racecourse earlier in the week.

Adam Pengilly Gai Waterhouse described early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer's handicap as "quite a bit of pudding" as Australia's greatest race desperately seeks the emergence of another star.

Japan's Admire Rakti given top weight of 58kg for Melbourne Cup

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Adam Pengilly Japan's Admire Rakti has been slugged with the Melbourne Cup top weight of 58kg after handicaps were released for the world's richest handicap on Tuesday morning.

Caulfield Cup weights set for rise

Tim Habel English stayer Mukhadram and Hong Kong galloper Dan Excel head the weights for this year's $3.5m Caulfield Cup but as they are doubtful starters weights are likely to be raised two kilos at...

Horse Racing

Tommy Berry lauds the horse which got him through tough times

Adam Pengilly The horse which helped in a small way Tommy Berry's healing is now bringing a whole different range of emotions to the rider of the early Melbourne Cup favourite.

Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup attract strong numbers

Greg Carpenter says there's a really good spread of local and international runners in both the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate.

Patrick Bartley Senior racing officials were understandably overwhelmed by the huge response the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate realised after first acceptances.

Racing industry pays tribute to Guy Walter at Night of Champions

Trainer Chris Waller.

Adam Pengilly Chris Waller's triple group 1 winner Boban swept top honours at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association's Night of Champions on Thursday night, as a special tribute was made to the late Guy Walter.

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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Horse Racing

Oakfield Commands eases Gerald Ryan's pain as Rubick goes for a spell

In chrage: Lester Grace and Oakfield Commands were able to put a smile on Gerald Ryan's face at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots The lowdown on Saturday racing at Rosehill.

Horseracing

Few stars on racing's spring skyline but watch this space

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots The new season dawned on Saturday with a protest and a predictable result. It was business as usual for the premier jockey and trainer, both celebrating doubles.

Racing

The Offer and Diamond Drille shine at Randwick barrier trials

DIamond Drille

The spring stars, including early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer, step out for the first time at the Randwick barrier trials on Friday morning.