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.

Horeracing

Star spring carnival contenders step out at Rosehill trials

Chris Roots It has been a bit cold and spring might look a long way away, but trainer Michael Hawkes says there will be some exciting pointers at the barrier trials at Rosehill on Monday.

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.

Racing

Bound for Melbourne spring carnival: The Offer's trial run delights Gai Waterhouse's staff

Tommy Berry on the Offer.

Adam Pengilly Gai Waterhouse might be on a mid-year break but she still had her trusty lieutenants at Randwick to do all the talking – and they will tell you The Offer is an even better horse than the one...

Racing

Tommy Berry riding like a man possessed since twin brother Nathan's death

Tommy Berry wins the Tatts Group JJ Atkins on Almalad.

Chris Roots The past three months have been the toughest of Tommy Berry's life but they have been defining in his riding career.

Racing

Gai Waterhouse beefs up Cup team for Melbourne spring assault

Two good prospects for spring: Gai Waterhouse.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse has returned from Europe hoping she has found the next Fiorente in Royal Ascot placegetter Cafe Society or French buy Pornichet, which will give her a first runner in the US in...

Racing

SMS seeking a kind word costs apprentice Claire Nutman $500

Zooming to the post: Josh Parr on Sabor A Triunfo.

Chris Roots, Adam Pengilly and Matt Jones The Mail.

Racing

Rich autumn aside, Racing NSW must find a fix for winter woes

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Ideas, not prizemoney, are what is required to invigorate Sydney racing, which is wallowing in the off-season doldrums.

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Horseracing

Makybe Diva's little sister La Amistad on track for Melbourne Cup after Randwick stroll

In style: James McDonald and La Amistad win the McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots La Amistad was bought to win a Melbourne Cup and she might get its chance to do that this year.

Racing

Australian Turf Club, trainers discuss bringing Golden Slipper forward

Textbook: James McDonald celebrates winning the Golden Slipper on Mossfun in April.

Chris Roots Australian Turf Club racing manager Matt Rudolph has started talking to trainers about moving the Golden Slipper forward by two weeks to mid-March from next year.

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Racing

Knowledge adds to trainer Gai Waterhouse's staying firepower

Max Presnell

Max Presnell With the Fiorente experience Gai Waterhouse is now into the rhythm with two-milers, and Excess Knowledge promises to continue the trend.

Racing: Chris Waller's ambitions include assault on Royal Ascot

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots The Chris Waller yard has developed a reputation as the United Nations of stables as it has grown to become not only the premier outfit in Sydney but in the country.