The Bmw

Racing

Silent Achiever primed to produce another knockout blow in The BMW

Chris Roots A couple of weeks ago, the clash of Fiorente and It's A Dundeel was billed as a heavyweight championship before The Championships.

Racing

Voleuse De Coeurs ready to rattle the heavyweights in The BMW, says Michael Moroney

SPORT Messene ridden by James McDonald wins the last race at Canterbury on 28 December 2013. Generic Pic of jockeys hand and reins Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Trainer Michael Moroney, the underbidder on Fiorente when he was sold in England, believes he has the Irish mare to beat the Melbourne Cup winner in The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horseracing

Ryan Maloney eyes The BMW with Sertorius

Win and bear it: Ryan Maloney finds it hard to hide his delight at taking last year's Zipping Classic aboard Sertorius.

Chris Roots JJockeys' and bricklayers' hands tell their stories. Ryan Maloney has tried both and prefers the smooth feeling of being on a horse rather than the hard labour of laying bricks.

Racing

Silent Achiever rises to top after beating cream of the crop in The BMW

Silent no more: Silent Achiever scores in The BMW.

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Roger James will wait for a week to decide whether Silent Achiever will run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the Melbourne Cup is definitely on the agenda after she won The BMW...

Horseracing

Rebel Dane gives Glen Boss cause to be confident in All Aged Stakes

Chris Roots Glen Boss has not ridden a winner during the Sydney Carnival but then again he has not had many chances, until Rebel Dane in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Racing

Nash Rawiller rising fast through ranks of all-time greats after another stellar autumn carnival

Nash Rawiller

Chris Roots Nash Rawiller came to Sydney in the autumn of 2007 with just 14 group 1 winners but has since made the season his own.

Racing

It's A Dundeel ready to reign supreme in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.

Racing

Glyn Schofield lands group 1 on Boban 20 minutes after son Chad wins Newmarket

SPORT Boban ridden by Glyn Schofield wins the 5th race at Warwick Farm on Saturday 8 March 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Glyn Schofield was whooping and howling in the jockeys' room 20 minutes before the Chipping Norton Stakes as son Chad won a group 1 in Melbourne, and then went out and did the business on Boban.

Horse racing

Fiorente and Green Moon stage stirring battle in the Australian Cup

Damien Oliver riding Fiorente

Michael Lynch The Melbourne Cup has long since ceased to be a race for mere staying handicappers, and few races illustrate that better than Saturday's Australian Cup.

Horseracing

Like a hurricane: unstoppable Fiorente has bookies quaking

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots A perfect storm is heading towards Sydney for The Championships in April.

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse aims Fiorente at BMW Stakes

Gai Waterhouse

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse is set to save Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente for a crack the BMW with Carlton House to be her only runner in Saturday's Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill.

Horseracing

Rosehill racing: Prince Cheri aims high for autumn carnival

SPORT   Prince Cheri, ridden by Jay Ford wins the third race at Rosehill on 31 August, 2013. 
 Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots It was all a bit of a rush for Prince Cheri in the spring but trainer David Vandyke believes he will find out how good the French import is in the next couple of weeks.

Horse racing

Waller trio faces uphill task in Ranvet to remember

Chris Wallers' horse.

Chris Roots Chris Waller takes on the big guns in the Ranvet with three runners - last year's winner Foreteller, Hawkspur and Moriarty.

Horse Racing

Darren Weir gets closer to trainers' title at Moonee Valley

Harry Coffey (right) riding Siwa Lady wins the Health Science Planning Consultants at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Michael Lynch Country trainer Darren Weir tightens his grip on the Victorian metropolitan trainers' premiership with a hat-trick at Moonee Valley.

Racing

John Messara happy to let her majesty's horse steal the show in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Happy to play second fiddle: John Messara is happy for his It's A Dundeel to run second to the Queen's horse, Carlton House.

Chris Roots Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing...

Horseracing

It's A Dundeel has new part-owner John Messara excited

Its a Dundeel

Chris Roots It will be a magical 80 minutes, as $20 million of horseflesh, with a total of 10 group 1 wins, takes to the track in Melbourne and Sydney.

Horseracing

Bookies to vote with their feet on Dundeel

Chris Roots Bookmakers are ready to take a set against $10 million stallion It's A Dundeel after his feet have once again become the focus of the build-up to The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Luck's a fortune: owners enjoy ride of a lifetime

Alpha Miss is a 2yr old filly who will be competing in the 
Richest 2yo race The Golden Slipper,this weekend.
Stabled at Gary Nickson stables Warwick Farm .
Photographed with stable
Doug lallambius - strapper
Dan Nickson - navy shirt  stable Forman,
Michael Bolton - owner
(blue jacket) Jacques Luxe  apprentice,and 
Anthony Hayes Stable hand.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,2014,2nd April.

Chris Roots ''It all comes down to a four-letter word,'' Fiorente's part-owner John McDonnell reckons, pausing for effect. ''L-U-C-K, luck, that is what you need.''

Horseracing

Gai Waterhouse rounds up her team for Sydney's autumn riches

Gai Waterhouse

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse is a household name thanks to the deeds of her horses. Her bubbly persona has her sitting in racing's window to general public alongside living legend Bart Cummings.

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.