Makybe Diva

Dissident claims Makybe Diva Stakes

Andrew Garvey Dissident stamped himself as the dominant weight-for-age galloper of the early spring with a narrow win in the Makybe Diva Stakes, but his victory failed to answer the question of whether he can run...

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.

Makybe Diva's sister chases premier cups double

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots Team Hawkes like to keep things low key with their horses but that is proving difficult with Makybe Diva's three-quarter sister La Amistad, which lines up in the Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill on...

Horseracing

Makybe Diva's little sister La Amistad on track for Melbourne Cup after Randwick stroll

In style: James McDonald and La Amistad win the McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots La Amistad was bought to win a Melbourne Cup and she might get its chance to do that this year.

Winners and Losers: Cummings magic the feature of a great day out at Rosehill

Max Presnell

Max Presnell The master’s touch was a feature of Saturday’s outstanding Rosehill Gardens meeting. Sure there were other highlights, like the Hugh Bowman treble with the rider using that exquisite long...

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...

Bring Me The Maid could upset the blue-blood boys in ripper Rose

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Trainer Peter Moody holds the group1 trumps on Saturday with Bring Me The Maid at Rosehill Gardens and Dissident in Flemington’s Makybe Diva Stakes.

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...

Horse Racing

Chad Schofield rapt to be back in the saddle warmed by Damien Oliver

Enforced layoff: Chad Schofield returns from a month's break at Flemington on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Just for a fleeting moment, Chad Schofield thought Damien Oliver would be one obstacle too much to prise from the highly sought after seat on Divan.

He's Your Man leaves Chris Waller in two minds after Rosehill romp

Chris Roots Chris Waller reckons He's Your Man has the turn of foot to win a group 1, but which one is not a decision for race day.

Kavanagh's spring hopefuls on display

Inquisitive: Glen Boss with a guide dog pup and Mark Kavanagh runner Super Cool.

Patrick Bartley Mark Kavanagh believes Saturday's Flemington meeting will give him a far greater insight into his stable's hopes for the Cox Plate and Caulfield Guineas.

Moody chasing two-state group 1 double

Ben Melham rides Dissident to win the Memsie Stake.

Dissident dismantled a classy field in the Memsie Stakes but in an ominous warning trainer Peter Moody said the horse would even be better in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Saturday's stakes race set to sort out spring's stars

Boban, with Glyn Schofield in the saddle, wins the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm in March this year.

Patrick Bartley Saturday's group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes will resolve many major race decisions in the coming weeks and will also see a unique father-son duel.

Boban heads Sydney assault on Melbourne's Memsie Stakes

Chris Roots The old gang is back together as Glyn Schofield follows Boban to Melbourne for Saturday's Memsie Stakes but the hoop will take more than a passing interest when Law lines up in The Run To The Rose at...

Caulfield Cup weights set for rise

Tim Habel English stayer Mukhadram and Hong Kong galloper Dan Excel head the weights for this year's $3.5m Caulfield Cup but as they are doubtful starters weights are likely to be raised two kilos at...

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.

Melbourne Cup may be a right royal engagement with entry from the Queen

The Queen: Eyeing the Melbourne Cup.

Adam Pengilly The Queen alongside Gai Waterhouse, the latest Melbourne Cup royalty. The first international trailblazer possibly heading back Down Under alongside another Irish master.

David Hayes gathers cups hopes for spring

Carnival-bound: Jet Away is likely to resume later this month.

Patrick Bartley This time last year David Hayes earmarked the Caulfield Cup for his gifted imported stayer Jet Away, and one year on the trainer is again grooming another European stayer for Australia’s second...

Star Rolling on course for Caulfield Cup

Cup contender: Star Rolling (right) edges out Spillway at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Star Rolling might have missed out on running in last year’s Caulfield Cup but the Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison trained gelding went a long way to ensuring a run in the race in 2014, with a...

Team Hawkes could head south if Sydney's big wet continues

La Amistad.

Chris Roots Hawkes Racing could be forced to move its powerful spring team to Melbourne if Sydney's big wet continues into the weekend.