Leon Macdonald

Horseracing

Go Indy Go 'the best', says Leon Macdonald after Champagne Stakes triumph

Matt Jones He has had derby winners and a Caulfield Cup success, but Hall of Fame trainer Leon McDonald Macdonald declared Go Indy Go the best horse he had ever trained following her Champagne Stakes triumph at...

Horseracing

Jockey Clare Lindop astounded by the attention on her return from injury

Clare Lindop.

Patrick Bartley Even though Clare Lindop is arguably one of South Australia's finest jockeys the 35-year-old was genuinely overwhelmed when she arrived at Morphettville racecourse for her comeback meeting.

Horse Racing

Maher, Payne take the honours on finals day at Flemington

Well done: Michelle Payne has a pat for Akavoroun.

Andrew Garvey Trainer Ciaron Maher and jockey Michelle Payne took the major honours with a winning double on finals day at Flemington.

Horse Racing

Lucky Clare Lindop recalls the 'unsung heroes'

Clare Lindop prides herself on being independent.

Jesse Hogan Four months after having 15 of her ribs crushed when her mount rolled over her in an accident, jockey Clare Lindop is rapt to be back racing - but stresses many peers fare worse than she has.

Horseracing

No hangover as the stellar racing just keeps on coming

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Outstanding racing on Saturday, including the stand-alone Hawkesbury meeting, follows a Sydney autumn from which many highlights rate in the best-ever category.

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Horse Racing

Platelet a longshot for Goodwood double after poor barrier draw

Platelet has been handed a tough barrier  in Saturday’s Goodwood Handicap.

Laura Banks Platelet's chances of claiming back-to-back Goodwood Handicap victories have been hampered by a barrier 17 draw for the $500,000 group 1 at Morphettville on Saturday.

Hall of Fame

Horse racing industry to honour legends at Hall of Fame event in Canberra

Australian jockey Shane Dye.

David Polkinghorne Canberra gets its chance to host the Australian Racing Hall of Fame induction evening.

Racing

Subzero steals Hall of Fame show at National Gallery

SPORT: Subzero attends the Racing hall of fame presentation night at the National Gallery of Australia, .Canberra . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.

Big guns aim for a spring cups shootout

Golden moment: Gai Waterhouse celebrates Glencadam Gold's win.

Andrew Eddy Spring's big-time players will lock horns in all three majors in Melbourne.

Green Moon on the rise

Into space: Jockey Craig Williams punches out Green Moon to win the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington yesterday.

Michael Sharkie European import confirms his place as leading locally trained Melbourne Cup contender.

Horse Racing

Cassidy wins Glencadam Gold mount

Jim Cassidy.

Andrew Eddy Gai Waterhouse books two-time winner and renowned big-race rider to partner favourite.

Pumped up: Cassidy is Gai's choice for Caulfield

Gai Waterhouse

Andrew Eddy GAI WATERHOUSE piled more pressure on her Caulfield Cup rivals yesterday when she booked two-time winner and renowned big-race rider Jim Cassidy to partner the cup favourite, Glencadam Gold, in the...

Local hopes head south as Speed scratched

Southern Speed

Andrew Eddy The local defence of the Caulfield Cup was weakened considerably last night when connections of last year's winner Southern Speed bowed to today's formidable international line-up and decided to...

Racing

Southern is up to speed, tips co-trainer

Horseracing . Caulfield Race 8. Caulfield Cup.  Craig Williams and trainer Leon MacDonald   with trophy after win on Southern Speed   Picture by Vince Caligiuri  , The Age Sport   15th  October  2011

Robert Grant Caulfield Cup defending champion Southern Speed is in better form than at this time last year says co-trainer Leon Macdonald, but a final decision on whether she runs will not be made until today.

Horse racing

Speed to wait for Plate

No repeat: Last year's Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed is out of today's race.

Andrew Eddy Connections of last year's winner Southern Speed withdraw mare from $2.5 million contest.

Trainer tight-lipped on Cup prospects

Cox Plate Day Moonee Valley , Race  8 The Cox Plate won by Ocean Park ridden by Glen Boss , the trainer Gary Hennessy congratulates Glen BossPhoto Pat Scala The AgeSaturday the 27th of October 2012

Andrew Eddy AN INTERNATIONAL won last week's Caulfield Cup and star New Zealand galloper Ocean Park took yesterday's Cox Plate, but local hopes of winning the Melbourne Cup in nine days are not yet dashed, with...

Ethiopia to carry local Cup hopes

Ocean Park wins

Andrew Eddy Cox Plate's eye-catching runner firmly in contention for the greatest prize of all.

Horse racing

Raiders in danger of missing Cup

French galloper Brigantin.

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

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.

Racing

Big names face elimination as Cup horses pay up

Manighar

Andrew Eddy and Will Brodie There were several familiar local faces with multiples chances still in the Melbourne Cup when second acceptances were taken for the race this morning.