Chris Roots NSW Derby favourite Bling It On has had an adventurous past couple of weeks, escaping the bushfires in Victoria before winning a heat at Menangle last week.
Michael Lynch Stocks Stakes nothing more than a track gallop for emerging superstar Atlantic Jewel.
Jared Dorrington Training partners Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph will saddle up Al Ahmar for a tilt at the feature Ted Ryder Cup (1600 metres) at Wagga on Christmas Eve.
Patrick Bartley The huge Darley racing operation on Saturday continued its amazing winning run in three-year-olds' classics this season when Long John ground out a victory in the $1 million Caulfield Guineas.
Greg Best The six-year-old etched his name into jumps racing history at Warrnambool yesterday.
Michael Lynch Hype and momentum for clash of equine titans, Frankel and Black Caviar, set to intensify.
Jon Tuxworth Orange trainer Jeff Brasch praised apprentice jockey Jason Devrimol for a brilliant heads up ride that helped Ideal Position snap a two-year winless streak at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.
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.
The horse rated the world's best and three stars from Hong Kong trainer John Moore's stable headline an outstanding first round list of 10 overseas invitees for the Cox Plate.
Max Presnell The device at Royal Randwick, played among some of racing’s finest intellects, produced a poker machine-like dividend for Tabcorp.
Chris Roots Quarantine protocols are likely to rob Australia of seeing the world’s best miler, Variety Club.
Jared Dorrington For a horse that has not won since January last year, Chosen Time rarely has a bad run.
Max Presnell Horse confirmation and type with preferably no knowledge of form is a contentious issue.
Max Presnell Sydney Turf Club stalwarts George Ryder, Tom Kennedy and Graham Pash would have been well satisfied with Saturday’s Coolmore Classic meeting at Rosehill Gardens.
Max Presnell Murk and gloom on Friday raised doubts about favourite Earthquake in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens.
Chris Roots Like many trainers Anthong Cummings has been priming a team for the opening day of the Championships at Randwick on Saturday, but like many he has an eye on the weather.
Brad Waters Peter Moody will take legal advice before deciding his next move in his fight against stewards' access to his Caulfield stable.
Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell While negatives around Sydney racing abound, Peter Snowden's form in the home stretch of his Darley involvement is a highlight.
Jared Dorrington Guy Walter's Loceano will probably head to the city for his next start following a hat-trick of wins to begin his career.