David Polkinghorne Attracting another top-notch field for this year's Black Opal will be crucial to the return of group racing to Canberra, says Thoroughbred Park chief executive Peter Stubbs.
David Polkinghorne A lack of numbers has forced Queanbeyan Cup (2000 metres) nominations to remain open until 11am today with only 11 of 14 spots taken by yesterday's deadline.
David Polkinghorne TOP Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan has questioned Queanbeyan's decision to have its biggest race of the year as the last race of the day - when the track is at its worst.
David Polkinghorne Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan is hopeful Cavalry Rose will deliver his second Black Opal Stakes win to go with the victory of Paint in 1996.
David Polkinghorne While the future of Karuta Queen is up in the air, Neville Layt is trying to unearth his next two-year-old sensation.