Robert Smerdon

Horse Racing

Robert Smerdon shoots two stars at The Galaxy

Patrick Bartley Robert Smerdon is set to have a significant hand in Saturday's $400,000 The Galaxy at Rosehill in Sydney.

Horse Racing

Barrier is no ill wind for sprinter, Robert Smerdon says

Luck of the draw: Barrier two will give jockey Ryan Maloney options on Shamal Wind in Saturday's Oakleigh Plate.

Patrick Bartley Trainer maintains that former champion jockey Roy Higgins' belief about barriers an appropriate one.

Horse racing

Zoustar likely to head to England without another run

The end: Zoustar, riden here by Jim Cassidy, may have run his last race in Australia.

Chris Roots Zoustar looks to have have run his last race in Australia after being scratched from the T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Driven Kah speeds to biggest win

Jamie Kah rides Worth A Ransom to victory in the Vobis Gold Reef at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Apprentice jockey wins the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Reef at Flemington on the Mick Price-trained Worth A Ransom.

Racing

Tiger Tees turns fortunes around in The Galaxy

Like a tiger: Nash Rawiller pilots Tiger Tees to a group 1 win in The Galaxy at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Joe Pride had no idea what to make of Tiger Tees at the end of his last campaign but, three runs into this preparation, he is a group 1 winner after Saturday's The Galaxy at Rosehill.

Horse Racing

John Sadler returns to Aquanita

Aquanita-bound: John Sadler.

Patrick Bartley John Sadler has split with Malua Racing to rejoin the powerful training combination of Aquanita at Caulfield.

Horseracing

My career isn't over, says trainer Tony Vasil

Tony Vasil

Patrick Bartley The Caulfield Cup-winning trainer is incensed by online reports that he would retire after Saturday's meeting at Moonee Valley.

Horse racing

Anatina earns a crack at Robert Sangster Stakes

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon’s flying filly Anatina now considered a winning chance at 1200 metres.

Horse racing

Flying filly Anatina had a long-term date with a Japanese stallion

Craig Williams on Anatina

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon's flying filly Anatina has a long-term date with star Japanese stallion Deep Impact.

Horseracing

Cooldini peaking at right time for Adelaide Cup

Jockey Glen Boss riding Cooldini

Patrick Bartley Robert Smerdon's decision to overlook last spring's riches with stayer Cooldini could be rewarded on Monday with a win in the $400,000 Adelaide Cup.

Tony Vasil steps away from racing

Tony Vasil.

Patrick Bartley As Tony Vasil battles the effects of depression, his team of horses will moved to another stable by the end of the month.

Horse Racing

Hurdles helped Cooldini in lead-up to win at Flemington

Trainer Robert Smerdon.

Michael Lynch Robert Smerdon has cemented his reputation as the doyen of jumping trainers in the last decade.

Horse Racing

Earthquake the favourite for Blue Diamond Stakes after impressing in Prelude

Damian Browne guides Earthquake to victory in the Blue Diamond Prelude (fillies).

Andrew Garvey Timekeeper cannot separate unbeaten Sydney two-year-olds Rubick and Earthquake.

Horse Racing

Shamal Wind fantastic at Caulfield

Ryan Maloney rides Shamal Wind to victory ahead of Andrew Mallyon on General Truce.

Michael Lynch Some horses are fantastic at one course, and awful everywhere else.

Racing

Cool Waller thrives in the eye of spring media storm

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell The action around Chris Waller at Flemington on Tuesday resembled what Joh Bjelke- Petersen described as feeding the chooks.

Horse racing

Race Day: Emirates Stakes

Ray Huxley - race day

Ray Huxley The $1 million stakemoney ensures the Emirates Stakes is only for the best of the best.

Horse racing

The race to save our horses

Chris Whitton studies the Scintigraphy scans on a race horse

Stathi Paxinos Bone research could prevent another tragedy like that of French mare Verema in last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

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Horse racing

Luckygray and Mr Moet will challenge Smokin' Joey in Ascot's $1 million Railway Stakes

Cups horse, Luckygray

Patrick Bartley The $1 million Railway Stakes in Perth on Saturday could prove to be a significant platform for two of that state's former smart racehorses to revive their careers.

Horse Racing

No doubt about Luckygray's Railway win this time

Luckygray with Shaun O'Donnell.

Luckygray has won his second Railway Stakes at Ascot in Perth in much less controversial circumstances than his first.

Horse Racing

Damien Oliver pilots The Offer to Ballarat Cup win

Ballarat Cup winner The Offer.

Michael Lynch Gai Waterhouse and Damian Oliver add another big race triumph to their list.