Underwood Stakes

Big-race clues abound at Caulfield's Underwood Stakes meeting

Greg Carpenter says the weight-for-age Underwood Stakes and the Naturalism Stakes are pivotal to the cups picture, and is certain big questions will be answered.

Patrick Bartley The architect of this year's Caulfield and Melbourne Cup weights maintains that Saturdays meeting at Caulfield is one of the most critical days of racing leading up to Australia's most important...

Star Rolling primed for Underwood Stakes, says trainer Peter Morgan

Chris Roots Star Rolling was continually being balloted out of races last spring but trainer Peter Morgan knew what he had and rewards are coming 12 months on.

Trainer David Hayes knows it is D-Day for cup hopefuls this weekend

David Hayes says he would

Patrick Bartley David Hayes is the first to admit the placement of his three imported stayers leading up to the Caulfield and Melbourne cups have been far from ideal.

Foreteller and Sacred Falls give trainer Chris Waller a two-state group 1 double

Grand warrior: Jockey Glen Boss rides Foreteller to victory on Saturday.

Tim Habel Chris Waller landed a two state Group 1 double in the space of 15 minutes on Saturday when his grand warrior Foreteller scored in the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

Glen Boss praises tricky old stager Foreteller

Andrew Garvey Jockey Glen Boss paid tribute to Foreteller's longevity after he broke a group1 drought for the champion hoop with their Underwood Stakes win at Caulfield on Saturday.

Sacred Falls continues love affair at Randwick

Caryl Williamson Sacred Falls has continued his love affair with the Randwick mile, adding the group 1 George Main Stakes to his two Doncaster wins.

Sacred Falls, Foreteller give Waller first interstate double

Chris Roots It was 20 minutes to savour for Chris Waller as first Sacred Falls showed he was the best weight-for-age horse in the country and then old favourite Foreteller made it a couple of group 1s in...

Catkins aiming for group 1 glory

Elusive: a group 1 win is still missing from Catkins' resume.

Chris Roots Chris Waller got off the mark with a couple of group 1s on the weekend but it will be a princess in waiting in Catkins, which takes centre stage for the premier stable in the Golden Pendant at...

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.

Chad Schofield's spring carnival ambitions shattered after 32-meeting ban

Chad Schofield’s spring carnival ambitions are in tatters after he was banned for 32 meetings for improper riding at Mornington on Wednesday.

Nash Rawiller ready to commute from Hong Kong for right rides in spring carnival once ban ends

Adam Pengilly Nash Rawiller jetted out of Sydney on Monday bound for Hong Kong, telling high-profile Australian connections he is still available to ride later in the spring carnival.

Spillway battling to win a Caulfield Cup start

Spillway (left) finishes fourth behind Dissident (right).

Patrick Bartley While David Hayes is understandably flattered that his imported stayer Spillway is now one of the favourites for next month’s Caulfield Cup the trainer is now hoping that a change of program...

Spillway chases win to earn Caulfield Cup start with light weight

David Hayes is not concerned that Spillway doesn't shatter stopwatches during morning gallops.

Patrick Bartley David Hayes admits that one of the most satisfying skills of training racehorses is getting a stayer into a major race such as the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups on the minimum weight but with a form...

Queensland sun brings out best in Moody horses

Chris Roots A winter return to his home state for his stable stars has led to a strong start to the season for big Queenslander Peter Moody.

Horseracing

Racing looks back on a memorable season, from too many tragedies to turf theatre at its best

racing

Max Presnell, Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Max Presnell ,Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly on the triumphs and tragedies of the year that was.

Horse racing

It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

James McDonald riding It's A Dundeel to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.

Horseracing

Chris Waller backs Foreteller for Caulfield Stakes boilover

Foreteller

Chris Roots Chris Waller believes Foreteller is in the right race; he does not see the Caulfield Stakes as a benefit for star mare Atlantic Jewel.

Horse Racing

Jewel a rare gem with speed and gears to burn

Michael Rodd It was only six weeks ago when Luke Nolen approached me in the Caulfield jockeys' room, placed a hand on my shoulder, and said: 'I'm passing you the baton now. Welcome to my world.'

Atlantic Jewel is the real deal, she'll bounce back

Horse trainer Mark Kavanagh with Atlantic Jewel at his property in Toolern Vale. 15th of October 2012.  The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Michael Rodd It was only six weeks ago when Luke Nolen approached me in the Caulfield jockeys' room, placed his hand on my shoulder, and said: ''I'm passing you the baton now. Welcome to my world.''

Star Jewel set to sparkle after Green Moon wanes

Green Moon

Chris Roots Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon has been scratched from Saturday's Caulfield Stakes, adding to the pressure on star mare Atlantic Jewel.