Champagne

Horse racing

Tyro trainer Brent Stanley hopes champagne flows for Veuvelicious

Chris Roots Brent Stanley won a Caulfield Cup for owner David Moodie as a teenaged hoop and will attempt to become the latest group-1 winning jockey to complete the double as a trainer when  Veuvelicious...

Trainer Gerald Ryan takes triple hold on Champagne at Randwick

Teamwork: Glyn Schofield will again partner Lucky Raquie to form part of Gerald Ryan's three-pronged attack on the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots Gerald Ryan has already made one multimillion-dollar call with his two-year-olds this season and got it right.

Horseracing

Go Indy Go 'the best', says Leon Macdonald after Champagne Stakes triumph

Go-getter: Go Indy Go (right) wins the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Matt Jones He has had derby winners and a Caulfield Cup success, but Hall of Fame trainer Leon McDonald Macdonald declared Go Indy Go the best horse he had ever trained following her Champagne Stakes triumph at...

Valentia looms as Champagne Stakes prospect

The Mail Coolmore paid $1.35 million for Valentia at the Magic Millions and he made a repayment on it at Randwick on Saturday.

Horseracing

Champagne flows as Cath returns to form

Champagne Cath

Chris Roots Chris Waller will start Champagne Cath in this week's Flight Stakes only if he thinks she is a chance of winning following her impressive victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Waller takes the safety-first course with smart baby Champagne Cath

Champagne Cath

Chris Roots CHRIS WALLER is not taking any risks with impressive two-year-old Champagne Cath on the way to next month's $2 million Magic Millions Classic, but admits he is ready to end the preparation if she is...

The Cleaner keeps alive the Cox Plate dream for Mick Burles

Steven Arnold rides The Cleaner to victory in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey After The Cleaner won the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, the Cox Plate dream is alive and well for Mick Burles

Boban on right path for success in Makybe Diva Stakes, says jockey Glyn Schofield

Chad Schofield will return on Saturday from another suspension.

Chris Roots Chad Schofield flew into Sydney to celebrate Father's Day with dad Glyn, but the old man will be on the youngster's territory in Melbourne on Saturday.

Dale Spriggs sneaking up on career milestone

Chris Roots They are the three musketeers of racing NSW country with more than 10,000 winners between them and one of them is the latest to be sneaking up on a career milestone.

Racing NSW stewards' kid-glove approach with wayward colt hits punters for six

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Max Presnell After Liberation, following two recent incidents of erratic behaviour, ran amok in Saturday's Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick, the question was asked: What was he doing in the field?

Godolphin gears up its stars for campaign kick-offs at Randwick

Chris Roots Godolphin has turned its focus to Australia and the global giant is about to kick-off in Sydney in earnest.

Hawkes set to swoop on spring riches in two states with rising stable stars

John Hawkes.

Chris Roots Hawkes Racing has built one of the strongest brands in the sport with planning and efficiency. Michael Hawkes, who shares the training duties with brother Wayne and Hall Of Fame father John, says...

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New Lindsay Park team to focus on Melbourne carnival

David Hayes

Adam Pengilly Hall Of Fame trainer David Hayes has a novel way for describing the shift in stable approach.

Horse racing

Beluga Caviar poised for Flemington debut

Beluga Caviar as a yearling.

A colt from one of best families in the Australian Stud Book is due to get his first chance to make his own racetrack impact on Saturday.

Racing

New blood promises to keep home-grown sires in high demand

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway The outstanding brigade of colts excelling in the 2013-14 season has resulted in six wonderfully bred freshmen sires scheduled to start their stud careers in September.

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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Horse racing

No Payne, no gain: Criterion holds off rivals to win Australian Derby

Hugh beauty: Hugh Bowman wins on Criterion.

Chris Roots David Payne has won South Africa’s biggest race, the Durban July, as a jockey and trainer but Criterion gave him an Australian Derby after outstaying his rivals in a slog at Randwick on Saturday.

Horseracing

Nathan Berry Medal means more than a group 1 to Tom Berry

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots It was a day when Tom Berry and James McDonald shared the group 1 spoils with two wins each and shared the Nathan Berry Medal for the leading jockey in The Championships.

On top of his world but jockey James McDonald vows to get better

Chris Roots James McDonald chalked his 21st group 1 winner when It's A Dundeel proved too strong in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but it was also a confirmation of his coming of age as a jockey.

Horseracing

Peter Snowden chasing perfect Darley swansong

Kerrin McEvoy and Sidestep.

Chris Roots As the conclusion of his time at Crown Lodge draws near, Peter Snowden is looking for the perfect farewell if Sidestep or Kumaon or both can win a group 1 on the final day of the Sydney Carnival.