Robert Smerdon

Horse Racing

Barrier is no ill wind for sprinter, Robert Smerdon says

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

Horse Racing

Robert Smerdon shoots two stars at The Galaxy

Robert Smerdon is aware that The Galaxy has always been won by high-quality sprinters over the decades.

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

Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss excited about future of Chivalry

Glen Boss takes Chivalry to the front in the H.D.F.McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss certainly know a good horse when they see one.

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

Under The Louvre on track for Scone Guineas

Confident: trainer Robert Smerdon, pictured here with another of his charges, Pole Paradise, believes Under the Louvre has what it takes in Saturday's Scone Guineas.

Chris Roots Fate and a promising gallop have Melbourne trainer Robert Smerdon confident Under The Louvre can measure up in Saturday's Scone Guineas.

Horse Racing

Champion hurdler Black And Bent retired

Steven Pateman (in blue) on Black And Bent in the Brendan Drechsler Hurdle during Mosstropper Steeplechase Day at Bendigo racecourse on June 16, 2013.

The racing career of Black And Bent is over, with connections giving up hope of getting the champion jumper back to the track.

Horseracing

Sonntag wins Queensland Derby for young trainer Henry Dwyer

Staying power: Sonntag wins the Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Tony White Owner for a day Joanne Borg couldn’t believe her luck when Melbourne-trained Sonntag scored a thrilling win in the $500,000 group 1 Queensland Derby (2400 metres) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Horse Racing

'Bool brings hope and belief to jumping fraternity

A section of the crowd that turned up for the carnival.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Racing Club chairman Mike Symons summed it up perfectly in a tweet he sent out in the wake of perhaps the most successful Warrnambool carnival ever.

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.

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.

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.

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

Adelaide mare flashes home with a Molto Bene finish

Tim Habel To the eye the last-to-first win of Adelaide mare Molto Bene looked remarkable.

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.

Guineas glory in sights

Close call: Se Sauver (left) noses out Star Fashion in the Edward Manifold Stakes. She then beat a protest.

Edward Manifold Stakes Tim Habel Escado's half sister Se Sauver is aiming at the group 1 Thousand Guineas.