Group 1

John Bary aiming at The Championships double with Recite, Miss Selby

Chris Roots Experience has shaped John Bary’s trans-Tasman raid on The Championships and it is cool and calculated.

Racing

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.

Racing

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.

Racing

Glyn Schofield lands group 1 on Boban 20 minutes after son Chad wins Newmarket

SPORT Boban ridden by Glyn Schofield wins the 5th race at Warwick Farm on Saturday 8 March 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Glyn Schofield was whooping and howling in the jockeys' room 20 minutes before the Chipping Norton Stakes as son Chad won a group 1 in Melbourne, and then went out and did the business on Boban.

Horse Racing

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.

Group 1 racing is back in abundance

Kyle Mackey-Laws Three group 1s at Caulfield headline a bumper day of racing in Melbourne and Sydney.

Racing

Australian Guineas: James Cummings dreams of first group 1 glory with rising colt Eurozone

Eurozone

Chris Roots The partnership of Bart and James Cummings has had its moments on and off the track but Eurozone is set to give them a group 1 win in Saturday's Australian Guineas (1600 metres) at Flemington.

Horse Racing

Jockey Brenton Avdulla chases second group 1 win in a week in Blue Diamond Stakes

Brenton Avdulla

Patrick Bartley Former Victorian apprentice and trainer Gerald Ryan will put final touches to Rubick.

Horseracing

Brenton Avdulla hopes Rubick will put him back on road to group 1 glory

Chris Roots Sometimes things come a little easy in life and jockey Brenton Avdulla has realised how blessed he was to have rides on Ilovethiscity and Secret Admirer to start his career.

Horse Racing

Zoustar gives Cassidy his group 1 ton

Jimmy Cassidy.

Chris Roots Zoustar, sold for $14 million during the week, toys with his rivals in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

Horseracing

Jim Cassidy star of Derby Day with 100th group 1 win

Zoustar ridden by Jim Cassidy

Andrew Webster Jim Cassidy put two fingers in the air and let the line rip that he's been dying to say for weeks.

Horse racing

Mouro earns group 1 chance by winning Eclipse Stakes

Tim Habel Tony McEvoy's lofty group 1 plans for promising galloper Mouro may well be justified.

Horse Racing

Buffering completes hat-trick of Group 1 victories

Queensland sprinter Buffering completed a hat-trick of Group 1 wins in the most desperate of circumstances at Ascot on Saturday.

Horseracing

Clark happy to go the extra mile in search of group 1 glory

Jockey Tim Clark

Chris Roots The life of a lightweight jockey is not an easy one. Especially when you have to strip 3½ kilograms from a lean frame in just six days.

Hoop grabs group 1 chance to impress powerful Hayes stable

David Hayes

Patrick Bartley With some of Australia's most polished jockeys ready to descend on Victorian racing in the coming weeks, Daniel Moor needs no more reminding that even the faintest hope of a feature race win at this...

Horse Racing

Rocking up in pursuit of a group 1 dream

Lloyd Kennewell with Thiamandi at their temporary Flemington base on Tuesday.

Peter Hanlon Giving the big races a shake can be a family affair, writes Peter Hanlon.

Kiwi trainer Trent Busuttin chases second Melbourne group 1

Trainer Trent Busuttin

Aidan Rodley Trent Busuttin will shoot for his second classic win in Melbourne in three years when El Roca tackles Saturday's Caulfield Guineas.

Horse Racing

Guelph delivers another Group 1 win for Darley

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy

Guelph has confirmed her status as the dominant three-year-old filly in the country with victory in Wednesday's Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

Gaius Caesar hot foots it to group 1 treble

Sport: Historic combined gallops and harness racing day at Thoroughbred Park - Harness race. 23rd of April 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

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Chris Roots Sydney's rotten weather could not stop harness racing at Menangle on Sunday or a horse which recovered from a rotten hoof, Gaius Caesar, from taking his third group 1 for the season in the Len Smith...

Hay List has enough in the tank for group 1 push

Hay List

Caryl Williamson On a day Gai Waterhouse signalled her spring intentions with a host of barrier-trial winners at Randwick, veteran Hay List's second place in an 800-metre heat was cause for optimism from his trainer...