Horses

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.

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

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...

Win during the week keeps Hooked in John Thompson's hands before being sold

Chris Roots John Thompson closed the book on Patinack a winner as Hooked in Wednesday's Cameron Handicap and the same four-year-old could open provide a perfect start to a new era in next month's Epsom Handicap.

The internationals who can have an impact on Melbourne's spring carnival

Patrick Bartley For the past 12 months Racing Victoria’s International recruiter Leigh Jordon has scoured the world for the best possible international racehorses to lure to Australia for the spring.

Racing

Canberra horses allowed into $300,000 NSW Country Championships

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will avoid loss of talented horses from nation's capital, says trainer Nick Olive.

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.

Provinicial horses get an event at The Championships

Adam Pengilly Racing NSW chairman John Messara has hailed the new series for provincial-based horses as filling a missing link in The Championships.

Softer Menangle track to make life easier for horses

Racing into the 21st century: The Menangle Park track is being replaced.

Chris Roots After a couple of world records on InterDominion Grand Final day, the surface of the Menangle is the process of being replaced as the program improve track infrastructure around the state moves into...

Horseracing

Jockeys the stars of the autumn as big-name horses fail to sparkle

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots The Sydney autumn started with plenty of stars looking to climb to the next level. It still has the stars of the turf, but they have failed to sparkle.

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Racing

John O'Shea steps back from media role for Darley to focus on horses

Chris Roots John O'Shea will step back from being the public face of Darley's racing interests to concentrate on learning about his team of more than 400 horses.

Horse racing

The race to save our horses

Chris Whitton studies the Scintigraphy scans on a race horse

Stathi Paxinos Bone research could prevent another tragedy like that of French mare Verema in last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

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Racing

Short notice, but organisers want top international horses

Wise Dan

Chris Roots Sydney will become the centre of the racing world in April when the Championships take place for the first time and the dream is to have unbeaten Arc De Triomphe heroine Treve and American horse of...

Horses chase the riches in the wild west

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Kyle Mackey-Laws The attention turns to Ascot on Saturday, with Perth hosting two group 1s headlined by the $1 million Railway Stakes over the mile.

Horse Racing

Sydney's bid to attract top overseas horses handicapped by quarantine arrangements

Martin Talty

Patrick Bartley Sydney's attempt to lure high-class overseas horses to its autumn carnival may not work.

Kiwi champ Jonathan Paget and mentor Kevin McNab's eventing horses test positive for drugs

Pippa Cuckson The eventing world is in shock after two horses tested positive to a sedative.

Pierro's defeat spurred me to switch horses, says Williams

Craig Williams.

Michael Sharkie Having severed his commitment with Cox Plate favourite Pierro in preference for second-favourite Green Moon, Craig Williams admitted today that he would not have made the switch had the Gai...

Horses are a breed apart with drug use

Glen Robertson-Smith

Glenn Robertson-Smith The innuendo regarding drugs in horse racing could not be further from the truth.

Racing

Big names face elimination as Cup horses pay up

Manighar

Andrew Eddy and Will Brodie There were several familiar local faces with multiples chances still in the Melbourne Cup when second acceptances were taken for the race this morning.

For young horses, it's a balancing act in long run

Glen Robertson-Smith

Glenn Robertson-Smith Up-and-coming stars of the turf need special attention to safeguard their bone structure.

All the horses, all the form

Andrew Eddy The Age racing editor Andrew Eddy's guide to the Cup field.