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

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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

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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...

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?

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

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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.

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.

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

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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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Racing

The Butterfly effect: John Mort Green's life on the punt

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Max Presnell Float like a butterfly around the betting ring and sting bookmakers like a bee was the mantra of John Mort Green, 85, who died recently.

Racing

Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Hugh Bowman believes time is ripe to strike in Hong Kong

Jockey Hugh Bowman and his dog Vinnie Roe, which is named after a horse. Bowman gets ready to head to Hong Kong for the racing season, after he races at Royal Randwick this Saturday. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 24 April 2014.

Chris Roots The time is finally right for new dad Hugh Bowman to test the waters in Hong Kong as he seeks more challenges in a career that has him topping his field.

Racing

All-Aged Stakes the best finale to The Championships

Max Presnell With the focus being on the first two days of “The Championships” the spot light has dimmed on tradition for Saturday’s All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Fast mare on a slow track suits Jim Cassidy in All Aged Stakes

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The rail placement plus Jim Cassidy should assist the brilliant Steps In Time in the All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Peter Snowden in last hurrah as Darley head trainer

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Trainer Peter Snowden after Mohave won Race 4, the Sportingbet Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) during Melbourne racing at Caulfield Racecourse on January 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly Peter Snowden will be the first to say he does not like looking back. The future is what interests him - except when it comes to the event he has been dreading for months.