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2021 October
  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Racing and Sports provides a horse to watch out of Saturday metropolitan racing on October 23.
  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Of the 35 horses still in Melbourne Cup contention, 19 require x-rays to pass veterinary examinations after the standing CT scanner has been shut down.
  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Former jockey Michael Grantham says the R.J. Peters Stakes (1500m) looms as the next option for his Northam Cup hero Kaptain Kaos as he plots a path to the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m).
  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    “He was a cranky old bastard that everybody loved, it's as simple as that, that’s the best way to describe Geoff Smith.”
  • Sun, Oct 24, 2021
    You’d have to hand iron horse status to front running stayer Arabolini as he approaches his 18th start this preparation in Monday’s Sharp Office Cessnock Cup (2100m) but trainer John Cooper has no trouble saying the gelding is holding his form.
  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021
    Trainer Brad Widdup did say that word after Icebath brought 12 months of hard luck stories and close calls to an end with a celebrated victory in the inaugural $2m The Invitation (1400m) at Royal Randwick.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    Hall of Fame trainer Barry Campbell looks set to make an impact at the night meeting in Launceston on Friday with some of his stable stars to line up in winnable races.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    It was a home track winner long-standing Hawkesbury trainer Terry Croft wouldn’t have expected a fortnight ago – and he wasn’t taking credit either.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    Hawkesbury trainer Claire Lever had pushed strongly for her recent first-up Goulburn winner Highly Desired to gain a spot in Saturday week’s $700,000 The Four Pillars (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens as the remaining places in the 18-horse field were gradually filling. And it has paid off.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    The training partnership of Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted is having a bumper season and it could be even brighter if things go their way at Doomben on Saturday.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    There’s no way trainer John O’Shea is conceding the $1m Bondi Stakes (1600m) is a race in two at Randwick on Saturday and believes Cotehele can be a force with a slight change of tactic.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    Trainer Neville Parnham expects talented filly Flying Missile to lead and take plenty of catching in tomorrow’s Breast Cancer Research Centre Of WA-Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    Savatoxl will be out to continue Tony and Calvin McEvoy’s affinity with Moonee Valley’s showpiece sprint in tonight’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes.
  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    With a recent training double at the circuit under his belt, Paul Shailer is poised to continue the success with Swing the Tide and Laphroaig drawn to dominate the Graham and David Wicks Class 1 and Maiden Plate at Port Macquarie on Sunday.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    One of the last hopes to get a penalty and get into the Cup comes via the 2021 Bendigo Cup at Bendigo on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    Punters are against him, but the perfect barrier draw has given Dalasan every chance at Group 1 glory in the $5m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    Trial and error is usually the way to find out what a horse’s strengths are and Matthew Dunn is convinced he’s discovered the key to imported stayer Cepheus – that he’s a dry tracker.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    While premier trainer Scott Brunton looks set to dominate the show day meeting at Hobart with 28 acceptors, at the other end of the scale, David Keating is hoping to saddle up a winner with one of the two horses he will take to the track as a first-time solo trainer.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    It’s been quite some time since trainer Robert Heathcote has put his hands on smart filly Startantes but he knows when she steps out in Saturday’s $2m The Invitation (1400m) at Randwick it will be like he’s been there every step of the way.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    It’sarayday will make his feature race debut at Ascot on Saturday and trainer Simon Miller hopes his high opinion of the three-year-old will be justified in the Breast Cancer Research Centre Of WA-Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m).
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    Trainer Mark Newnham is quietly confident he has the talented Quackerjack poised to return to his best form this spring so he's expecting a positive return at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    It’s a pick-up ride and one that Shaun McGruddy hopes he can convert into a winning one when he partners That’s Funny Az in Sunday’s Listed Iron Jack Northam Cup (1600m).
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    Trainer Jack Duncan has warned comeback galloper Magnufighter may be short of a run at Doomben on Saturday ahead of another bid for Magic Millions glory during the summer.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    In-form jockey Tommy Berry has an exciting book of rides at Randwick, including two untapped talents for Hawkes Racing.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Premier trainer Scott Brunton has a habit of targeting Hobart meetings and this Thursday’s Show Day meeting in Hobart is no exception with over 20 of his stable tenants expected to compete on the seven-race card.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Wagga Wagga’s celebrated Tim Donnelly and profile industry official Richard Pegum have been involved in far bigger occasions with racing’s finest as they bring an intriguing international flavour to the TAB Highway series, extending to the popular middle-distance range at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Intriguingly a former accomplished gymnast, newly apprenticed at a tender 38 years, provides a major punting push aboard northern galloper Ready to Humble in Friday’s rescheduled TAB Cootamundra Cup.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Racing SA is excited to announce former jockey and racing presenter Dean Pettit has been appointed as the organisation’s new Jockey Coach to further the development of South Australian riders.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Experienced jockey Troy Turner says he can think of no reason why he can’t score another upset win with Startthefriar in the Listed Northam Cup (1600m) on Sunday.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Experienced jockey Troy Turner says he can think of no reason why he can’t score another upset win with Startthefriar in the Listed Northam Cup (1600m) on Sunday.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    A rousing trackwork gallop has Yamazaki on song for her Randwick assignment – whatever that might be.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    The Race History of the Crystal Mile run at Moonee Valley on Saturday shows its changed when the conditions changed.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    The Race History of the Moonee Valley Vase run at Moonee Valley on Saturday shows it has been a while since the Derby winner also won here.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Dais came close to scoring a knockout win over hot favourite Passion Prince at Northam two weeks ago-a race that still rankles with co-trainer Ben Pearce.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    South East star Hasta La War will be chasing a vital Melbourne Cup penalty when he tackles Wednesday’s $400,000 Geelong Cup (2400m).
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Hawkesbury’s Group 1 winning mare Duais is out of the Melbourne Cup – and trainer Edward Cummings is looking to the future with her.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Gold Coast trainer Michael Costa joined that ever-growing list when his star sprinter Phobetor’s career came to an abrupt end following the gelding’s brilliant win in the Group 2 Missile Stakes at Randwick in early August.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Gladstone hobby trainer Phil Pengelly is hoping to turn back the clock more than a decade as he seeks a rare metropolitan win with his son, jockey Brad Pengelly, at Ipswich on Wednesday.
  • Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    She failed to make her $32,000 reserve at the 2020 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale, but Philonize continued to repay connections faith with her third win in succession in the $102,250 Rebel Raider Series Final at Morphettville on the Saturday.
  • Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    The latest training partnership of Rex Lipp and Nick Hahn is yet to land its first winner but it won’t be long judging by the comeback performances of Simply Fly and Tycoon Evie at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    As far as first-up runs for a new stable go, Triple Missile could not have been any more impressive following a stunning return victory at Ascot on Saturday.
  • Sun, Oct 17, 2021
    The path to the WA Champion Fillies Stakes and WA Guineas continues next weekend with the running of the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.
  • Sun, Oct 17, 2021
    A DECISION to give well-bred three-year-old filly Queenborough Flyer plenty of time to mature is likely to pay big dividends, given the ease with which she dispensed with her rivals on debut in Launceston last Wednesday night.
  • Sun, Oct 17, 2021
    The outlook couldn’t be brighter for stable star Icebath to clinch a deserved feature race breakthrough at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    Victory in the Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield will lead Daisies to the Kennedy Oaks at Flemington.
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    The Terry Robinson-trained Art Cadeau has confirmed his rating as one of the best horses trained in regional NSW in winning the $1.3 Kosciuszko at Randwick.
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    It was the missing piece of the puzzle for Nature Strip. The TAB Everest. Twice it had eluded him yet this time, he reigned supreme.
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    Trainer Terry Robinson isn’t sure where his Kosciuszko champ Art Cadeau will head next but he’s already keen to be back at Randwick in 12 months to defend his crown after a stirring victory at Randwick on Saturday.
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    The fifth running of the world’s richest race on turf produced a stunning result when the favourite Nature Strip clung on desperately to claim the $15 million The TAB Everest at Royal Randwick.
  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    Nash Rawiller has celebrated a feature race double at Randwick courtesy of Think It Over and Warning.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    Trainer Edward Cummings will be trying to win the Caulfield Cup with his first runner in the race his famous grandfather claimed a record seven times.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    The art of riding a backmarker is a delicate one and it’s not always in your control so Tommy Berry is going to do his best to give Masked Crusader a little head start in Saturday’s $15 million TAB Everest (1200m) at Randwick.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    A syndicate of everyday Queenslanders and an unassuming trainer hope to target the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas during the summer if promising three-year-old Pentito is successful at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    Who do you fancy in the Kosciuszko? If you're making up your mind here are quotes from the trainers of all the runners in Saturday's $1.3m The Kosciuszko (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    The first night meeting of the season in Launceston last Wednesday week revealed a few horses to follow and one that appears a likely winner at the Hobart meeting on Saturday, is the John Luttrell-trained Romary.
  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    Les Bridge says winning the Everest for the second time with Classique Legend won't be easy, but the trainer knows the horse is good enough to do it again
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    One of the last hopes to get a penalty into the Cup is via the 2021 Geelong Cup at Geelong on Wednesday.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Edward Cummings was understandably buoyant this evening about Duais’ Caulfield Cup prospects – and not even the forecast of substantial rain could dampen his enthusiasm.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Hawkesbury trainer Claire Lever has gained a starter in The Four Pillars Midway – and hasn’t given up hope of getting a second horse in the inaugural event.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Co-trainer Rex Lipp will unleash his Queensland Summer Racing Carnival firepower when star stablemates Simply Fly and Tycoon Evie clash in the Class 6 Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Damien Oliver and a number of his fellow jockeys would have liked to have seen the weights raised for the Caulfield Cup.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Whether or not you think Lost And Running’s lead up form is good enough, trainer John O’Shea is certain Saturday’s TAB Everest will be his best performance this preparation.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    The omens are as compelling as the form lines for Rod Northam’s connections with Tango Stepz ($51 on TAB), his TAB Highway stablemate to his The Kosciuszko contender Spiranac ($9) on a fabulous The TAB Everest occasion at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    It’s reaching an inevitable end, but it won’t lessen the emotional impact for co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    In his month or so stint housed in a van parked at Royal Randwick, Gytrash’s co-trainer Gordon Richards has had all the time in the world to think about what it would mean to win Saturday’s TAB Everest.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Wyong mare Margie Bee should take a step towards the $100,000 Taree Gold Cup on November 21 should she run well in the $34,000 Bakewell Haulage Krambach Cup (1600m) at Manning Valley Race Club's TAB meeting at Taree on Friday.
  • Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    If Nature Strip could talk trainer Chris Waller is convinced he’d be saying how much better he’s feeling than a year ago and that he’s ready to shake the life out of Saturday’s TAB Everest.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Star South Australian sprinter Gytrash is in perfect order ahead of Saturday’s $15m Everest (1200m) at Randwick in Sydney.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Racing returned to the turf last Wednesday in Launceston and we can look forward to an eight race program this week. With large fields set to run again this week there are plenty of runners to assess, and as a result, plenty of value in the Staking Strategy. Expecting the meeting to be run on a good 4.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    It’s often a cause for concern when a horse’s number of starts reaches double figures and they haven’t registered a win but in the case of Grand Palazzo, co-trainer Luke Price is confident her time is near.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Joe Pride isn’t sure what it is about jockey Nash Rawiller that agrees with his star sprinter Eduardo but as they chase TAB Everest glory at Randwick on Saturday he’s just happy the pair are firm friends.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Trainer Bill Ryan has high hopes of snaring at least one winner on the eight-event card in Launceston tonight and while he favours his handy mare Red Letter Lady to achieve that goal in race seven, deep down he is hoping that his maiden performer Heza Charmer can deliver the goods first.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    “It was interesting when she retired.’’ She, of course, is Winx. For as long as he lives Chris Waller will be inexorably linked with the champion mare. That’s an amazing thing for any trainer.
  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Trainer Bruce Watkins expects a fast pace to help River Beau storm home hard in the Furphy-Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Murray Bridge trainer Mick Huxtable is hoping a good barrier will assist smart mare Ecumenical in Wednesday’s Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Toowoomba trainer Lindsay Hatch is hopeful the real Let’s Party Marty can regain his best form and end a minor form slump at Doomben on Wednesday.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Jean Van Overmeire is no stranger to making the most of an unexpected opportunity and he’s been handed a huge one with a ride in the TAB Everest, Australia’s richest race.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Racing and Sports provides a horse to watch out of Saturday metropolitan racing on October 9.
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    Spin The Knife came out of Saturday’s Crown Perth 3YO Classic (1000m) in top order and reaffirmed trainer Luke Fernie’s belief in the Snippetson gelding.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Trainer Desleigh Forster has warned star sprinter Apache Chase is yet to fulfill his potential as she contemplates heading to Sydney with the four-year-old for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill at the end of the month.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Jockey Hugh Bowman's mount lost in a Randwick dash to Australia's top sprinter in Rohan Browning but the rider's work ethic isn't far behind the Olympian.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Delphi has escaped a Caulfield Cup penalty following his Herbert Power Stakes win but his weight will rise for the Melbourne Cup.
  • Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Nominations for the 2021 Tabtouch Masters at Ascot were released today (Monday) with strong representation from leading trainers across Australia.
  • Sun, Oct 10, 2021
    After a crowdless 2020 Melbourne Cup, crowds will be back for the final three days of this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • Sun, Oct 10, 2021
    Hawkesbury racecourse couldn’t have a crowd on course for its meeting today – but it didn’t stop the place being awash with emotion!
  • Sun, Oct 10, 2021
    Classique Legend’s jockey Kerrin McEvoy has no doubt the horse can win his second Everest despite an unconventional campaign.


2021 October
  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021
    Chris Scholtz previews the Cox Plate and City Tattersalls meetings at Moonee Valley and Randwick on October 23 with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook runners.


2021 October