Chris Roots Joe O’Gara’s first question he asks when he gets a phone call at his Goulburn stud tells a lot about Singing Flame’s chances in Saturday’s Australian Derby at Randwick.
Chris Roots Darley trainer Peter Snowden knows from his time at Crown Lodge that the best horse doesn't always win the Golden Slipper, but he seems to have the bases covered this year.
Andrew Webster Wayne Hawkes stands at the back of the Rosehill mounting yard, having just watched his horse Mossfun win the $3.5 million Golden Slipper, and he can’t stop the tears.
David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.
John Holloway Last year's Cox Plate could well become the best stallion-producing performance in its 90-year history.
Michael Sharkie Career of one of the most influential stallions in the world comes to an end.
Max Presnell Perhaps a Bendigo maiden lacks pizazz but one is scheduled to relaunch the Black Caviar dynasty, which is undergoing a horror stretch, on Sunday.
Aidan Rodley Patrick Hogan proudly recalled the amazing feats that distinguished Zabeel's stud career and stoically announced that the stallion was bowing out at the top.
Chris Roots Pierro is off to be a dad. All Too Hard will visit the Queen before taking up his duties with a harem of his own. More Joyous has been booked for a romantic interlude with Frankel.
John Holloway Team Hawkes has attended all the main Australasian yearling sales this year but, incredibly, signed for only four youngsters before the Inglis Easter auction a fortnight ago.
Max Presnell New-age racing has taken a retrograde step with stallions being retired too early, according to John Hawkes.
Andrew Eddy Return today of All Too Hard at Rosehill will attract abnormal scrutiny.
David Polkinghorne Aussie hip hop and horse racing aren't your usual bedfellows, but the two worlds will collide at the Queanbeyan race course today.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar's young half-brother All Too Hard bursts the bubble of hitherto unbeaten Pierro.
The two highest-profile colts in Australia. Neck and neck with 200 metres to run. In the nation's best weight-for-age race.
The big "if" comes into play with the potentially outstanding Pierro, the great mare More Joyous and the likely improver Proisir in today's Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, hopefully not torn up by last...
Chris Roots Champion jockey Darren Beadman has confirmed horrendous injures sustained falling from a horse in Hong Kong have forced him to retire.
If Jim Cassidy is “Pumper”, without being irreverent, Darren Beadman was a better thumper than a Bible basher.
Chris Roots CHAMPION jockey Darren Beadman has only just got his driver's licence back and may never get on a horse again. His illustrious riding career has ended.
Chris Roots, Michael Sharkie Bob Ingham has paid tribute to his long-term jockey at Crown Lodge, Darren Beadman, after he announced his retirement on Sunday.