Mick Price

Mick Price with strong hand at Caulfield

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Markets suggest Pressing is clearly a better chance than Manhattan Avenue at Caulfield on Saturday but trainer Mick Price says it is hard to split the stablemates.

Horse Racing

Trainer Mick Price hopes Geromayo and Nordic Empire will work

Mick Price

Chris Roots Melbourne trainer plans debut performance to remember in Magic Millions Classic.

Horseracing

Weir's the champ, but stats reveal unsung duo scores highly

Darren Weir has done something few thought possible in the modern era, winning both the metropolitan and country training premierships without having a city base.

Michael Lynch Darren Weir has rightly been saluted for his breakout season in winning the Victorian trainers' title.

Racing

Races for youngsters offer punters best chance of avoiding Chris Waller stablemate clashes

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Max Presnell The two-year-olds races could be where to play Chris Waller on Saturday, particularly at Flemington where Dupe 'Em runs in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap.

Horse Racing

Hyland admits Shanghai Warrior facing uphill battle against Vain Queen

Pat Hyland expects Shanghai Warrior to be at his best in the spring.

Shanghai Warrior has pleased Pat Hyland in his comeback from injury but the trainer admits the group-winning sprinter faces a formidable opponent when he lines up at Flemington.

Horse Racing

Zebulon gives trainers Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison another juvenile success

Michelle Payne, on Akavoroun, pulls ahead of Dwayne Dunn on Ringo in the Championship Heat at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey The Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison training partnership might have a reputation of success with cast-offs and crocks, but this season its juveniles have been to the fore and at Flemington on...

Racing

New blood promises to keep home-grown sires in high demand

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway The outstanding brigade of colts excelling in the 2013-14 season has resulted in six wonderfully bred freshmen sires scheduled to start their stud careers in September.

Racing

Chris Waller keeps young rider Jason Collett on top of his game

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Chris Roots and Tony White Chris Waller took time to remind Jason Collett of his talent three weeks ago and the yound hoop has looked back since.

Horseracing

Shades of Galileo as Coolmore keeps mum on Fastnet Rock service fee

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John Holloway Fastnet Rock is once again Australia's costliest stallion, but his covering fee has not been declared by Coolmore Stud.

Horse racing

Kushadasi wins SA Derby for Richard Jolly

South Australian three-year-old Kushadasi has claimed his home town Derby in a desperate finish, edging out Victorian filly Scratchy Bottom.

Horse Racing

Price thinks of Pressing on to Brisbane

Two up: Reparations (left) brings up a running double for Anthony Freedman.

Andrew Garvey Mick Price was thinking of bigger prizes after his promising colt Pressing gave his rivals a start and a beating in the listed $120,000 Sky High Mt Dandenong Stakes (1200m).

Horse Racing

Blinkers go on speedster Bel Sprinter for Goodwood

Bel Sprinter has not won since he took out the group 1 Galaxy.

Brad Waters Bel Sprinter will wear blinkers in his final attempt to snare a group 1 dash this season.

Horse Racing

Ben Melham clinches second Goodwood Handicap in Adelaide

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Patrick Bartley This time last year, Ben Melham was the toast of Adelaide after winning his first Goodwood Handicap, and then a year later, he returned to South Australia on Saturday to clinch this time an unlikely...

Horse Racing

King for the day as Price savours low hanging fruit and Boss doubles up

SPORT, HORSE RACING. Relaxed and Happy (red and yellow colours) ridden by Nash Rawiller wins the 2nd race at Rosehill , 20 July 2013. 
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Michael Lynch Training horses to produce their best on raceday is only one part of a trainer's job description.

Bjorn Baker's Unencumbered retired to Victoria's Three Bridges stud

John Holloway Unencumbered is the latest three-year-old to join this year's stallion roster after the son of Testa Rossa was retired to Three Bridges in Victoria to stand at a fee of $13,200.

Bloodlines

Unencumbered off to Victorian stud

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John Holloway Unencumbered is the latest three-year-old to join this year's stallion roster after the son of Testa Rossa was retired to Three Bridges in Victoria to stand at a fee of $13,200.

Racing

Kiwi fillies could upstage the colts in Queensland Derby

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Max Presnell With the quality of the staying three-year-old colts and geldings suspect, fillies, particularly New Zealander Rock Diva, appeal in Saturday’s group1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm.

Horse Racing

John Sadler returns to Aquanita Racing in winning form

Kayla Nisbet guides Vain Queen home in the Dominant Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey He might have moved stable locations but that has not affected the flow of winners for John Sadler who returned to Aquanita Racing this week.

Horse racing

Peggy Jean takes Sires' Produce for king of the babies Gerald Ryan

Peggy Jean

Matt Jones A year ago Gerald Ryan went to the yearling sales determined to buy a large batch of juveniles, fearing his team was lacking, and now he’s the leading trainer of two-year-olds in the country.

Horse racing

Lankan Rupee right on the money

Too easy: Craig Newitt celebrates victory on Lankan Rupee.

Adam Pengilly If the Australian horse of the year was still up for grabs before the T.J.Smith Stakes, it surely isn’t now.