Boom sprinters get spring carnival campaigns back on track with Rosehill trial wins

Chris Roots Gerald Ryan is sticking to his plan with Rubick after the colt blew out some cobwebs winning a Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday.

Lankan Rupee ready for Moonee Valley test but tactics all important

Class act: Lankan Rupee contests the Moir Stakes on Friday.

Patrick Bartley Mick Price says if Lankan Rupee enters into a speed battle, the result could be 'disastrous'.

Horse Racing

Oakfield Commands eases Gerald Ryan's pain as Rubick goes for a spell

In chrage: Lester Grace and Oakfield Commands were able to put a smile on Gerald Ryan's face at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots The lowdown on Saturday racing at Rosehill.


Trainer Chris Waller's filly made to order for bigger things

First in a double: Joshua Parr rides Multilateral to win at Rosehill on Saturday, one of two wins on the day for trainer Chris Waller.

Chris Roots While Chris Waller looks unlikely to break his own record for metropolitan winners in a season he still managed a winning double at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Dwayne Dunn hits the road with spring in his step

Patrick Bartley No one could doubt Dwayne Dunn's dedication to his trade. On Monday the jockey had a seven-hour round trip to Echuca for one mount and on Wednesday he heads north to ride at the Canterbury meeting in...

The Verdict

Beating premier trainer no easy task at Rosehill

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Scream Machine appeals in playing the dangerous game of chasing winners that can beat the overwhelming hordes of Chris Waller at Rosehill Gardens today.

Horse Racing

Classy group to strut their stuff at Cranbourne


Michael Sharkie Stellar cast of feature-race hopefuls will tune up for coming engagements at Cranbourne trials.


Flemington preview: Baby Boomwaa in for torrid time against the grown-ups in Lightning Stakes

Max Presnell Racing two-year-olds in Saturday's Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington could be described as "unconventional", a word that fits Cranbourne trainer Robbie Laing.

Horse Racing

Group potential fulfilled

Tim Habel Five-year-old Unpretentious shrugs off the potential tag with a game Group 2 win.

Unpretentious takes pressure off Burke

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Caufield Guineas day races.
Race 4 winner Unpretentious riden by Damian Oliver.

Chris Roots Nikki Burke has known for a long time that her talented sprinter Unpretentious was group 1 class. Finally, after a series of frustrating injuries that have restricted the five-year-old to only 10...

Ooh la la as Jewel provides extra shine on dazzler of a day

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Max Presnell The dazzle of Darley, the ooh la la of Atlantic Jewel and bold riding were features of the Caulfield Guineas program yesterday, dulled by the major event, the $1 million sprint for three-year-olds...


TJ's tactics recalled as Chris Waller's success fires up the chatroom

Max Presnell Give me a good horse and I'll make it great, chanted the late Tommy Smith, a philosophy Chris Waller, today's training phenomenon, is following.

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Walter's girls give him a full hand for Angst Stakes

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Guy Walter has mares at different ends of the spectrum career-wise in Skyerush and Forarainyday heading to the Angst Stakes at Rosehill tomorrow.

Hoop hopes Caulfield leads to bigger things

Corey Brown

Chris Roots THE Melbourne Cup-winning hoop Corey Brown will arrive for the spring carnival without a confirmed ride in any of the majors, but that could change at Caulfield tomorrow.

Trainers will serve it up to southerners, says O'Shea


Chris Roots SUPERSTARS Pierro and More Joyous will spearhead Sydney's assault on the Melbourne carnival at Caulfield and John O'Shea says Sydney trainers could clean up in all nine races on Saturday.

Pierro headed for cloud nine

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Kyle Mackey-Laws In the history of the Caulfield Guineas there hasn't been a more favoured runner than Pierro in Saturday's edition.

More Joyous set to defy modern history

Max Presnell

Max Presnell SYDNEY hype, or substance, will be put to the test at Caulfield today, particularly with Nash Rawiller, in a pressure-cooker situation on the great mare, More Joyous, in the Toorak.

Picture much clearer for Buffering's owners


Michael Lynch ANYONE who has tried to watch live coverage of a sporting event on a computer - especially in the pre-broadband days - knows the frustration of that flickering screen and the second it freezes up,...

Live coverage, Caulfield Guineas Day

Caulfield Guineas.

Edited by Will Brodie The spring carnival hits top gear with one of Melbourne's best racedays, which will decide if Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse will set the pace for this year's major races in Melbourne.