Max Presnell 8:26 PM Lenient handicapping of last-start winners will again be tested at Rosehill Gardens today, emphasising how Sydney Saturdays are being allowed to wither on the numbers vine.
Patrick Bartley 2:11 PM It came as another telling reminder of just how dangerous racehorses can be as doctors and surgeons attending the badly injured track rider Liz Rice advised that the treatment to sustain the rider would now be withdrawn.
2:53 PM Three Queensland thoroughbred trainers and three harness racing trainers have been notified of cobalt irregularities in tests returned by horses in their care.
4:03 PM Unbeaten Tasmanian filly Lady Jane has earned a chance to emulate her dam by chasing a victory in Melbourne.
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Ronny Lerner Surgeons have told the family of track rider Lizz Rice, who sustained severe head injuries in a heavy fall at Caulfield over a fortnight ago, that medication keeping her alive would be withdrawn on Friday.
John Holloway The same familiar faces trekked to the Karaka Yearling Sales in New Zealand last Monday and Tuesday and once again David Ellis' s Te Akau Racing and Fastnet Rock captured the headlines.
Adam Pengilly Attached to heart rate monitors pounding away on a university treadmill – an equine version, of course. Not your everyday pre-training routine. But then again, Malavio is not your everyday horse.
Adam Pengilly Joe Pride is only too happy with the lack of tricks he's found with recent stable acquisition Mr Bogart – except for one which might have stumped a few punters earlier this week.
Chris Roots Dwayne Dunn comes to Sydney on Saturday searching for a smart youngster on the track and will give a helping hand another off it, in son Dylan.
Adam Pengilly Sky Channel has clinched the rights to NSW racing for the next 10 years after announcing a deal on Wednesday to exclusively screen all city, provincial and country meetings.
Black Caviar’s close relation, Sistonic, will create plenty of interest when she steps out in town for the first time at Moonee Valley.
The world’s top three sprinters headline nominations for the $1million Newmarket Handicap while Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist looms as a star attraction in the Australian Cup.
Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse is in the enviable position of having two jockeys believing they could be riding a potential Golden Slipper winner at Rosehill on Saturday, but unbeaten types Vancouver and Giulietta will only run "if they are 100 per cent".
Adam Pengilly Premiership pacesetter Hugh Bowman will forgo the ride on Beaten Up in the Expressway Stakes after opting for an immediate start to a five-meeting ban as Blake Shinn clawed back the margin in the Sydney jockeys title on Monday.
Andrew Garvey Many trainers steer clear of horses that windsuck but Robbie Griffiths is glad that the tag ‘windsucker’ didn’t put him off buying a Redoute’s Choice colt from a daughter of Golden Slipper winner Merlene, that he had taken a shine to at the Premier Sale last year.
Rob Waterhouse Sorry, Gai. She was furious when she read my piece last week, before publication, on Tommy Berry’s poor ride on Mardi: “You can’t publicly knock my jockeys."
Chris Roots John Thompson's group 1 victory with First Seal has led to a chance for international success in Singapore next month and possibly having two runners at Dubai World Cup meeting in March.
Chris Roots Godolphin trainer John O'Shea is at staring 1000 career wins by the end of the season but it is the big rewards on offer for his two-year-olds he knows will be measuring stick for the year.
Chris Roots The Godolphin brains trust will head to see "the boss" Sheikh Mohammed this week with plenty of good news and expectation from his juvenile team. It had its eighth two-year-old winner when Haptic scored at Randwick on Saturday.
The same familiar faces trekked to the Karaka Yearling Sales and Te Akau Racing and Fastnet Rock captured the headlines.
Rob Waterhouse: Sorry, Gai. She was furious when she read my piece last week, before publication, on Tommy Berry’s poor ride on Mardi: “You can’t publicly knock my jockeys."
Melbourne-based trainer Peter Moody had to front stipes over his charge Koroibete having the audacity to lead throughout in the Celebrations Handicap at Randwick last Saturday.