Imports

Horse Racing

Waller imports in Australian debuts at Sandown

Chris Waller.

Patrick Bartley The English pair add intrigue to the Sandown card, with several horses given a chance in their handicap event.

Moroney imports take place in last-chance saloon

Michael Moroney

Chris Roots Michael Moroney has Irish drop-in Voleuse De Coeurs in the Melbourne Cup but it was always going to be a long wait to get either of imports Garud or Araldo into the biggest race of the year.

Winners & Losers

Valley greats betrayed by late-night finishes and dodgy imports

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Purists such as Bill Stutt and Ian McEwen, who turned the Cox Plate into the weight-for-age championship of Australasia, would be aghast at the new-age Moonee Valley.

Moody imports storm to victory as punters get a rough deal

Michael Lynch Champion trainer Peter Moody is so often the punters' pal, but on Saturday he played the role of party-pooper.

Horse Racing

Imports are warming up for spring

Picture perfect: Puissance De Lune at Warrnambool beach.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune in fine fettle following Saturday shakedown.

Horse Racing

Price imports debut in style

Mick Price

Michael Lynch Caulfield trainer Mick Price has high hopes for European imports Pakal and Bit Of Hell.

Horse Racing

Smerdon, Moody unveil imports

Michael Sharkie and Patrick Bartley Four former European gallopers prepare to make Australian debuts for local stables.

Cup imports caught in logjam for final spots

Umberto Rispoli on Brigantin

Andrew Eddy THREE high-profile internationals are in danger of being excluded from tomorrow week's Melbourne Cup field after connections of several local hopes yesterday opted to continue their Cup dreams.

Horse racing

Illness scare for imports at Werribee

Lost In The Moment.

Michael Sharkie Racing Victoria representatives have stressed that a minor illness suffered by an imported horse at Werribee quarantine centre poses no threat to the Melbourne Cup aspirations of fellow imports.

Horse Racing

Imports can continue spring staying dominance

Ibicenco is one of the imported horses in the Sandown Cup.

Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.

Cummings has Derby winner set for imports

Anthony Cummings

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings has Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar spot on to take on the cavalry of imports in The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horseracing

Rosehill preview: Chris Waller attacks Doncaster with numbers

Next stop Randwick: Zoustar will contest the TJ Smith Stakes on April 12.

Chris Roots Sydney's champion trainer Chris Waller has a quartet of runners for next week’s Doncaster and another trio at Rosehill on Saturday trying to earn a place in the famous Randwick mile.

Horse racing

Waller trio faces uphill task in Ranvet to remember

Chris Wallers' horse.

Chris Roots Chris Waller takes on the big guns in the Ranvet with three runners - last year's winner Foreteller, Hawkspur and Moriarty.

Horseracing

Red Tracer gives Chris Waller a Ryder Stakes conundrum

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Saturday's George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, highlighting another Chris Waller conundrum, is worthy of the title.

Five internationals set for Bendigo's Golden Mile

Star performer: Last year's Golden Mile winner Jet Away.

Patrick Bartley Some of Australia’s most powerful stables have set horses for Saturday's rich Golden Mile at Bendigo.

Racing: Chris Waller's ambitions include assault on Royal Ascot

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots The Chris Waller yard has developed a reputation as the United Nations of stables as it has grown to become not only the premier outfit in Sydney but in the country.

Horseracing

Rubick and Create square off in battle of the sexes

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell GEAR changes, particularly with the $1.35 million colt Valentia, could hold the key to the performances of Gai Waterhouse contenders at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Ibicenco jumps to it

In charge: Ibicenco (left) wins the Geelong Cup to boost his claims for the Melbourne Cup.

Peter Hanlon A European horse who loves jumping was fancied to win the Geelong Cup.

Lloyd Williams out to continue rout with three-horse force in Cox Plate

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell The bump to Green Moon in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley last year looked more of an Olivia Newton-John love tap, but had the effect of a Sam Burgess crash tackle with a follow-up appendage assault.

It's A Dundeel's fitness query puts Fiorente in frame for Cox Plate

Max Presnell FIT, well and firing, the class of It's A Dundeel will triumph in Saturday's Cox Plate but, should there be a weakness, the intensity of Moonee Valley's toughest test will bring it to the fore.