Group 1

Bart Cummings lets grandson James take the limelight after group 1 glory in Golden Rose

Chris Roots There is a difference between youth and experience in the James and Bart Cummings partnership, which has its first group 1 after Hallowed Crown won the Golden Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.

Jason Collett chasing his first group 1

More confident: Jason Collett has a strong book of rides at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Jason Collett is the first to admit he's been talked out of group 1 rides just as much as he's thrown them away via his own racetrack deeds on the rare occasion.

Bart Cummings' grandson seeks first group 1 victory

Rose fancy: Monica Barrera-Cummings and James Cummings with Golden Rose favourite Hallowed Crown.

Chris Roots James Cummings has not won a group 1. His grandfather and co-trainer has 266 to his credit but that doesn't stop Bart Cummings getting excited about the chances of Hallowed Crown winning the Golden...

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Winona Costin warms up for group 1 debut with win at Canberra

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David Polkinghorne Boom apprentice jockey Winona Costin will go into the biggest day of her short career and her group 1 debut a winner after saluting in the final race at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Group 1-winning team of Almalad, Tommy Berry to partner again in Golden Rose at Rosehill

Chris Roots The Golden Rose is where the group 1 story began for Tommy Berry on Epaulette, two years later he goes into Saturday's $1 million race as hottest jockey in the world.

Moody chasing two-state group 1 double

Ben Melham rides Dissident to win the Memsie Stake.

Dissident dismantled a classy field in the Memsie Stakes but in an ominous warning trainer Peter Moody said the horse would even be better in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

John Messara tempted to double up for group 1 glory in Golden Rose

Form colts: Panzer Division (rails) and Scissor Kick.

Adam Pengilly John Messara reckons he has the "forgotten" horse – and quite clearly remembers why no one wanted his other Golden Rose hope, too – as he agonises over whether to launch a two-pronged...

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Team McCarthy nets group 1 double at Menangle

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Chris Roots Team McCarthy bagged two group 1s on Breeders Challenge day at Menangle but it was the defeat of short-priced favourite Ominous Warning in the two-year-old colts and gelding final that punters hurt...

Horse racing

Tattersall's Tiara set to cap group 1 season for trainer Chris Waller

Has Chris Waller timed his run perfectly with She's Clean for Saturday's Tatt's Tiara at Eagle Farm?

Warwick Barr Chris Waller's template for group 1 excellence points to a sense of timing with She's Clean, the least favoured of his three runners in the $400,000 Tattersall's Tiara at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

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Trainer Tony Gollan hopes to land an elusive group 1 with Spirit Of Boom in the William Reid Stakes

That's the spirit: Spirit Of Boom is chasing an elusive group 1 win.

Michael Sharkie Tony Gollan has been training long enough to know that success can never be expected.

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Irish raider Gordon Lord Byron wins group 1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill

Off to a flyer: Craig Williams and Gordon Lord Byron combined to give the Irish gelding a perfect start to his Australian campaign.

Chris Roots Gordon Lord Byron, a horse which couldn't get a bid as a yearling and wasn't allowed into a breeze-up sale, become a world-beater at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Tears flow as Hawkes family snare first group 1 victory with Mossfun

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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.

Horseracing

Nathan Berry Medal means more than a group 1 to Tom Berry

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Chris Roots It was a day when Tom Berry and James McDonald shared the group 1 spoils with two wins each and shared the Nathan Berry Medal for the leading jockey in The Championships.

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Driefontein steps up to add group 1 to resumé

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse had a plan a month ago to get Driefontein what her career needed to be complete – a group 1 win.

Kayla Nisbet to make group 1 debut in Goodwood

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Mathew Toogood Jamie Kah is not the only apprentice with a golden opportunity to ride in her first Group One race on Saturday with Kayla Nisbet excited, if not a little surprised, to be given a chance on Pago Rock...

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Hot Snitzel in group 1 bid in BTC Cup

Mark Oberhardt Injury to star mare Snitzerland has left trainer Gerald Ryan with Hot Snitzel as his only runner in the BTC Cup.

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Kayla Nisbet channels memory of Nathan Berry for her group 1 debut

Chris Dutton Apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet will wear the goggles of the late Nathan Berry to provide extra inspiration for the biggest moment of her career on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Puissance De Lune chasing elusive group 1 win this spring

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Patrick Bartley This time last year Puissance De Lune was one of the shortest-priced pre-post favourites for the Melbourne Cup in years.

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Kerrin McEvoy hoping Knoydart can open John O'Shea's group 1 account with Darley

Primed: Knoydart, centre, is in a position to give new trainer John O'Shea the group 1 winner he could never get for previous Darley head Peter Snowden.

Chris Roots Knoydart proved a frustration for Darley's previous top man Peter Snowden but he could be ready to deliver a group 1 in Saturday's Doomben 10,000 to open account of his successor John O'Shea.

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Tim Bell comes of age as Tinto charges to group 1 glory in Queensland Oaks

Triumph: Tim Bell rides Tinto to victory in the Queensland Oaks.

Chris Roots Tim Bell carried the tag of the next big thing throughout his days as an apprentice and during Saturday’s Queensland Oaks meeting he met his destiny with a treble, including his first group 1...