Guy Walter

Guy Walter and Blake Shinn partner up in business of winning

Chris Roots From Goulburn to group 1 company, the combination of Guy Walter and Blake Shinn has proven hard to beat in the past couple of years.

Canberra Cup

Jacquinot Bay gives Guy Walter chance to end Canberra Cup drought

Guy Walter

David Polkinghorne Trainer Guy Walter is surprised his Jacquinot Bay is the favourite for this year's Canberra Cup.

Horseracing

Rising Romance balances Kiwi owner's books with Oaks triumph

Adam Pengilly He's been fleeced by an accountant at his own business in the past couple of years, so John Carter didn't need reminding how special Rising Romance's win in the $1 million Australian Oaks was.

Guy Walter takes bush route to chase Oaks glory in town

Andrew Garvey A detour to Ballarat is not the normal path taken to the VRC Oaks but Warwick Farm trainer Guy Walter believes that win, lose or draw, it has been the right move for lightly raced filly Zanbagh.

Guy Walter gets old faves in the swing for summer

Chris Roots Guy Walter is just happy to see Straight Albert and Jacquinot Bay back in the stable and ready to line up in the Starlight Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horse racing

Guy Walter considers taking unbeaten Loceano to the city

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

Jared Dorrington Guy Walter's Loceano will probably head to the city for his next start following a hat-trick of wins to begin his career.

Lucia Valentina emerges as major Australian Oaks chance after Vinery Stud Stakes win

SPORT, HORSE RACING. Relaxed and Happy (red and yellow colours) ridden by Nash Rawiller wins the 2nd race at Rosehill , 20 July 2013. 
SHD  Pic JENNY EVANS

horse's head

Adam Pengilly Hugh Bowman did not have to go around a single horse on Lucia Valentina as the former Kiwi's first win in Australia - a group 1 nonetheless - left a host of question marks about her Australian Oaks...

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.

Bloodlines

Altomonte takes top colt out of sale with view to stud career

Dink

John Holloway Owner-breeder George Altomonte has had second thoughts regarding one of the likely superstars of the Easter yearling sale beginning at Newmarket on April 8 and has decided to withdraw the...

Racing

Zanbagh tightens grip on Australian Oaks after winning Keith Nolan Classic

-

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

Black Opal riches bring stars to Canberra

Fairfax Media writer

Tony White The calibre of jockeys saddling up for Sunday's Black Opal Stakes meeting in Canberra is outstanding.

Black Opal Stakes 2014 at Thoroughbred Park Canberra

Join David Polkinghorne and Ben Westcott for all the racing, colour, fashion and excitement at Thoroughbred Park Canberra with the 2014 Black Opal Stakes.

Horseracing

Chris Waller keen to put Zoustar to the test in rehearsal for Royal Ascot

Zoustar

Chris Roots Chris Waller has $20 million colt Zoustar "ready to go" for Saturday's $500,000 Canterbury Stakes but he says race fitness is a concern heading to Randwick.

Racing

Rain Affair to line up in Canterbury Stakes at Randwick

Rain Affair

 Rain Affair will re-launch a stalled autumn carnival campaign at group 1 level with a new jockey on Saturday.

Small-time Colin Scott hopes Speediness is the one to break top-line maiden

Hitting the big time: trainer Colin Scott and Speediness take a walk ahead of Saturday's Canterbury Stakes at Randwick.

Chris Roots Colin Scott only has four horses in his team, but it only takes one to win Saturday's Canterbury Stakes at Randwick.

Racing

The mail: Stewards to introduce new rule to ensure trainers stay in control

Too good: James McDonald rode Junoob to victory in the Randwick City Stakes.

Chris Roots Stewards are set to introduce a new local rule about the length of time horses have to be in stables before barrier trialling and racing.

Horse Racing

Jim Cassidy cuts out fellow Kiwis in Randwick Guineas

Guineas coup: Jim Cassidy sees off his fellow New Zealanders to ride Dissident to victory.

Caryl Williamson New Zealand challenge for Randwick Guineas brought unstuck by one of its own.

Racing

Kerrin McEvoy's great ride clinches Walter's second Canberra Cup

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy winner of the Canberra Cup with horse Jacquinot Bay. . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney hoop Kerrin McEvoy has won it all - and now he's ticked off the $200,000 Canberra Cup.

Racing

Stricken hoop Nathan Berry takes turn for worse

Chris Roots Jockey Nathan Berry has been placed in an induced coma as doctors in Singapore treat him for Norse Syndrome.

Racing

Joe Cleary tips General Explorer to find his way to Canberra Cup line

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is considering sending General Explorer to the $200,000 Canberra Cup.