Bookmakers

Bookmakers rattled as Boban goes like a rocket

Chris Roots Epsom winner Boban continued his unbeaten spring campaign, rocketing home past his rivals in the Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Doubts over Pierro spook bookmakers

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Andrew Eddy STAR three-year-old Pierro is set to continue his path towards the Cox Plate, despite bookmaker speculation he would be scratched last night.

Racing

It's A Dundeel ready to reign supreme in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Max Presnell So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.

Racing

John Messara happy to let her majesty's horse steal the show in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Happy to play second fiddle: John Messara is happy for his It's A Dundeel to run second to the Queen's horse, Carlton House.

Chris Roots Bookmakers around the country can't find a dollar for Carlton House in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes, but the cheer squad for her majesty's horse will be led by It's A Dundeel's owner and Racing...

Horse Racing

The Championships set to come forward a week as part of carnival revamp

Horses parade in the mounting yard in the wet and windy conditions during day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick

Chris Roots The first day of The Championships hit its targets but racing authorities are already making sure the only way is up with a plan to bring it forward a week from next year as part of a revamp of the...

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Racing

Chris Waller's Doncaster Mile six pack won't mind the wet

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Max Presnell Ability to handle the anticipated conditions is the query with Messene, regarded as a weight special, in Saturday’s $3 million Doncaster at Royal Randwick.

Horse racing

Tommy Berry dedicates Chairman's Handicap win to his late brother Nathan Berry

Adam Pengilly First there was a kiss skyward passing the post. Then a little prayer returning to scale. Tommy Berry left no one doubting who The Offer's Chairman's Handicap win belonged to.

Racing

Earthquake will do her family proud in Golden Slipper

Max Presnell The weird and wonderful world of equine genetics supports Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

Horseracing

Peter Snowden has enviable hand in Golden Slipper

Support acts: Peter Snowden may have short-priced favourite Earthquake in the Slipper but his ensemble cast of Memorial and Ghibellines may not be far off.

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.

Punters rally for Fiorente in Sydney Cup

Slipper fancy: Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente.

Chris Roots Bookmakers were finding it hard to write a bet for BMW favourite Fiorente on Friday but that was not a problem for the Sydney Cup in two weeks.

Racing

The Championships and Randwick have a hard act to follow

Max Presnell The Championships and Royal Randwick, carrying a controversial grandstand and an equine theatre of suspect relevance, have a hard act to follow.

Winners & Losers

Golden Slipper day a hard act to follow for Randwick

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Max Presnell The Championships and Royal Randwick, carrying a controversial grandstand and an equine theatre of suspect relevance, have a hard act to follow.

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Racing

Draw the only barrier to Earthquake starting in red in Golden Slipper

Hard to beat: Earthquake confirmed her Golden Slipper credentials with a convincing win in the Blue Diamond Stakes on February 22.

Chris Roots Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake is already odds-on in some betting markets as bookmakers attempt to find ways the Darley filly with the perfect record can be beaten in the world's richest...

Horse racing

Craig Williams lands Australian Derby ride on New Zealander Puccini

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Landing the ATC Australian Derby ride on Puccini has come as a welcome surprise for jockey Craig Williams.

Horseracing

Bookies to vote with their feet on Dundeel

Chris Roots Bookmakers are ready to take a set against $10 million stallion It's A Dundeel after his feet have once again become the focus of the build-up to The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horseracing

Rosehill card a feast fit for the sport of kings

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Max Presnell The feeding frenzy by corporate betting houses on the punting pie should be stimulated by Saturday's menu at Rosehill Gardens.

Racing

Zanbagh tightens grip on Australian Oaks after winning Keith Nolan Classic

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Adam Pengilly Zanbagh's vice-like grip on the Australian Oaks - and a bid to emulate her mother's heroics - strengthened as the outstanding filly landed Guy Walter an unprecedented fifth Keith Nolan Classic...

Racing

Characters of yore a far cry from today's racing fraternity

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Max Presnell Characters Of The Carnival, portrayed in the latest official Australian Turf Club magazine, lack a certain Lou The Pest and Wolfie appeal.

Tom Berry has full book but his heart is with critically ill twin Nathan

Brothers in arms: Nathan and Tommy Berry celebrate the latter's Golden Slipper win on Overreach last year.

Chris Roots If Tom Berry boots home a winner from one of his nine rides on Rosehill Guineas day, his first thought as he passes the post will be of his severely ill twin brother Nathan, who is fighting for his...

Horse racing

Lankan Rupee scores brilliantly in Newmarket Handicap

Chad Schofield riding Lankan Rupee

Andrew Garvey Lankan Rupee asserted his right to the title of Australia's best sprinter with an emphatic win.