John Holloway John Hawkes' uncanny ability to select a yearling is matched only by his exceptional training capabilities.
Max Presnell MECIR ''likes it hard'', according to John Hawkes, one of the all-time greats who hopes to get conditions to suit in the Gardenia Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday considering the recent blazing...
David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.
Join David Polkinghorne and Ben Westcott for all the racing, colour, fashion and excitement at Thoroughbred Park Canberra with the 2014 Black Opal Stakes.
Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.
Black Opal Stakes
David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell Once upon a time the Boban form lapse would have been deemed running weight off a top-liner for the Doncaster by placing him in unsuitable races.
Patrick Bartley With soaring temperatures predicted for Melbourne on Saturday, Racing Victoria officials have rescheduled the strong Caulfield meeting by starting the opening race at 11am.
Chris Roots Segenhoe Stud owner Kevin Maloney celebrated a pair of group 2 successes when Ninth Legion won Saturday's Villiers Stakes but he is looking for a new home for several of his stars.
Chris Roots John O'Shea will have gone full circle when he returns to Warwick Farm next May, where his training career began, as the head trainer for the country's biggest racing operation, Darley.
Adam Pengilly Sending All Too Hard to stud should have left a large void in the Team Hawkes arsenal, but the stallion's shadow seems to have barely cast any darkness on the training partnership.
Adam Pengilly Co-trainer Michael Hawkes and jockey James McDonald declared Invisible superior to Inglis Nursery winner Mossfun as the colt vaulted into Magic Millions contention.
John Holloway The racetrack debut of $4 million colt Emaratee has been postponed by Team Hawkes and the Fastnet Rock juvenile's manager, Trevor Lobb, who have an autumn assault firmly in their minds.
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell Punters can be justifiably concerned about heavy breathing by hot fancies, emphasised at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
John Holloway There was a breath of fresh air about Monday's official barrier trials at Randwick when several two-year-olds produced performances worthy of the highest praise.
Max Presnell Viscount did a ditsy doddle in the Sires' Produce at Randwick that would have sent most jockeys into aerobatics, but not Rod Quinn.
Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse says Travolta should have no problems running 2400metres after his win in the ATC Cup at Rosehill on Saturday, but jockey Tommy Berry isn't so sure.
Chris Roots Australian Turf Club is considering moving next week's Villiers Stakes meeting to the Kensington track because the Randwick course proper hasn't recovered from a recent renovation.
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell While negatives around Sydney racing abound, Peter Snowden's form in the home stretch of his Darley involvement is a highlight.
John Holloway Gerald Ryan's two-pronged attack on Saturday's $100,000 Gimcrack Stakes could be thwarted by Newcastle trainer Kris Lees, who saddles up the All American filly Datable at Royal Randwick.