Sydney Cup

Kiwi jumps trainer might have to shout after Sydney Cup

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...

Punters rally for Fiorente in Sydney Cup

Slipper fancy: Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente.

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.

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.

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.

Comments 3

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

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.

Comments 2

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.

Horse Racing

Gai Waterhouse hopes to give the Queen royal reward with Carlton House

Carlton House (right), seen here in an exhibition gallop with Fiorente, has been made favourite for the $4 million highlight of The Championships.

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse says there is no better way to repay the faith of Queen Elizabeth sending Carlton House to Sydney than by winning Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

Horse Racing

McDonald holds all the aces for potential swansong

No caption

Chris Roots James McDonald confident that It's A Dundeel could end his career on high in Sydney's richest race.

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

Trainer John Thompson hopeful Tremec can make Nathan Tinkler's day

Tremec

Chris Roots John Thompson has had a tough couple of years as he has watched the Patinack Farm racing empire crumbled but might finally be able to give Nathan Tinkler because to cheer with Tremec in the Sydney...

Racing

All eyes on Tupac Amaru as three-year-old looks to history

Max Presnell Once upon a time it was fashionable for outstanding three-year-olds to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick but will Tupac Amaru, named after an Inca revolutionary in Peru, fit the profile on Saturday?