Special

Racing

All eyes on Wayne Lawson's Blackboard Special at Rosehill Gardens

Sydney shorts Grafton trainer Wayne Lawson is hoping Blackboard Special will be on his best behaviour at Saturday’s Rosehill Gardens meeting.

Racing

Filly on the rise Srikandi could be a Stradbroke special

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Max Presnell The untapped brilliance of Srikandi will be tested by two factors, even more so than her youth, in Saturday’s group 1 Stradbroke at Eagle Farm.

Baldwin's gut feeling Harada is special

Brian Baldwin

Patrick Bartley The only consolation for noted strapper Brian Baldwin when former star Haradasun failed to make it to the Caulfield Guineas in 2006 was that he was spared some physical pain.

Melbourne Cup special

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Chris Dutton All the good oil for the race that stops a nation.

A special win fit for a Queen

Puissance De Lune

Patrick Bartley Jockey Glen Boss tells large crowd at Flemington they saw something special.

Racing

Lebrechaun leads field for 'special' home race

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Apprentice jockey Amy Vandersanden and 6 yr old MATTHEW DALE TRAINED

David Polkinghorne With a throat operation and atrial fibrillation behind him, Lebrechaun is ready for the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup at Thoroughbred Park today.

Racing

James McDonald clinches Sydney jockeys premiership

Happy family: Jockey James McDonald and mother Di.

Chris Roots Sometimes your mum can bring luck and for Sydney's premier jockey James McDonald it was her presence which made his title win a bit more special at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Racing

Blake Shinn picks up plum Winter Challenge ride on Scream Machine

Blake Shinn returns from suspension this weekend.

Warwick Barr Blake Shinn has wasted no time securing important rides for his first week back in the saddle after an end-of-season suspension and overseas holiday.

Horseracing

Spirit of Big Jack Ingham present as Darley morphs into Godolphin

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Max Presnell Winning and love of racing are the major points in common with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the late Big Jack Ingham, the chook farmer from Casula.

Racing

Laurie's Love in line for horse of the year

David Polkinghorne Laurie's Lover has confirmed the belief shown in him by Queanbeyan trainer Mike Petrovic and could go on to become Canberra's horse of the year in 2014.

Racing

Foxwedge weanling goes for $175,000 in early sign of lucrative 2015

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Group 1 speedster Foxwedge continued his tremendous sale-ring success when a weanling colt fetched top price of $175,000 at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in Melbourne on Sunday.

Racing

Today's champion mares don't need the 'assistance' afforded Analie

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Max Presnell Substance assistance, now outlawed, contributed to a period that made Analie a modern-day iron mare, emphasising the worth of more recent champions Sunline, Makybe Diva and Black Caviar.

Racing

Trainer Mike Moroney out for Caulfield resurrection with African Pulse

 Mike Moroney

Patrick Bartley The trans-Tasman horseman has two promising gallopers at different ends of their careers entered on Saturday.

Racing

Bart Cummings' main Melbourne man Joe Agresta reflects on a wild ride

Trainer Bart Cummings with his long-time track rider Joe Agresta.

Chris Roots After 34 years, Joe Agresta can't bring himself to phone "the boss" after resigning as the Flemington trackwork rider for Bart and James Cummings last week.

Horse racing

Big Money gives trainer Rodney Northam an early birthday present at Eagle Farm

Big Money was on the money.

Tony White Scone trainer Rodney Northam celebrated his impending birthday in grand style when under rated Big Money flashed home late to win the $175,000 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Trainer Mick Burles aiming for some spring cleaning up with The Cleaner

Top pair: Anthony Darmanin steers The Cleaner to victory in the Travis Harrison Cup.

Andrew Garvey Longford trainer Mick Burles is aiming high after The Cleaner returned to his best form to win the Travis Harrison Cup (1600m) at Monee Valley.

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.

Racing

Unanimously creates history after defending Wagga Town Plate crown

Matt Malone Canberra sprinter Unanimously defended the $85,000 Wagga Town Plate (1200m) on Thursday.

Horseracing

James McDonald makes amends on Leebaz to win Hawkesbury Gold Cup

King James: James McDonald scores on Leebaz in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly He scooped Sydney's two richest races in the autumn and James McDonald had not lost his sense of humour by the time the bandwagon rolled into Hawkesbury.

Horse Racing

Taylor Marshall shows there's a new Marshall in town with four winners at Rosehill

That's my boy: John and Taylor Marshall.

Adam Pengilly He hadn't even ridden at a Saturday metropolitan meeting before, but the winners just kept flowing. One, two, three and then four.