Leading Sydney stables target Black Opal
Nick Olive will bid to end the recent dominance of Sydney trainers in the Black Opal Stakes when he saddles-up Single Gaze in Sunday's $275,000 race in Canberra.
Tuscan Fire is handicapped to win
Weights suit Tuscan Fire in Roy Higgins
Trainer Dan O'Sullivan believes the compressed weights of the Roy Higgins Quality will enable Tuscan Fire to break a long run of outs at Flemington.
There was little between the placegetters in the Hobartville
Riders the key to Randwick Guineas
Jockeys could be the difference between winning and losing the Randwick Guineas, according to the co-trainer of one of the favourites for the Group One race.
Rommel backs-up off a last stride Zeditave win
Perth trainer out to plunder Guineas
Four years after Playing God's Australian Guineas placing, Perth trainer Neville Parnham is back for another shot at the Group One race.
Headwater is the reigning Slipper favourite
Slipper heavyweights to clash in Todman
One of the smallest juvenile fields assembled this season is set to have the biggest bearing on Golden Slipper markets.
Emerging trainer considering Brisbane move
Ben Currie is considering a move to Brisbane to test himself against the best trainers in Queensland.
Sunshine Coast track to suit Forster pair
Trainer Desleigh Forster is looking forward to seeing up-and-coming gallopers I'm Hector and I'm Belucci on a big track for the first time at the Sunshine Coast.
Last year's Canterbury Stakes heroine Appearance
Fast facts on the Canterbury Stakes
The history, talking points, pattern and fancied runners for the G1 Canterbury Stakes.
Catkins is eyeing off a maiden Group One victory
Catkins switch to deliver overdue G1 win
Chris Waller's resolute faith in his best horses to win the races their talent deserves is being tested once more with popular racemare Catkins.
Testashadow will not be asked to overcome a wide gate
Testashadow out of G1 Australian Guineas
A wide barrier has prompted Gary Portelli to scratch Testashadow from the Australian Guineas on Saturday.
Seasoned stayer Brown Panther
Panther on track for Gold Cup in Dubai
Brown Panther is firmly on course for the Gold Cup at Meydan after pleasing his trainer in a routine work-out after racing at Wolverhampton.
Richard Hughes celebrating his 2014 premiership
Richard Hughes announces retirement
Three-time British champion Richard Hughes will retire from riding at the end of the Flat season to embarking on a training career next year.
Mark Du Plessis gave Rock Diva a peach of a ride
Mark Du Plessis gem gets Diva home
A decision to cut the corner proved a masterstroke for Mark Du Plessis as he guided Rock Diva to victory in the Auckland Cup.
Gollan chalks up 50th city win of season
Premier trainer Tony Gollan notched his 50th metropolitan win of the season as he continued to plunder midweek maidens at Ipswich on Wednesday.
Jackie Beriman gave Wild Fire a top ride at Sandown
Beriman wins apprentices' race at Sandown
Apprentice Jackie Beriman was back in the winner's circle at Sandown on Wednesday just days after celebrating a Group One win in a different role at Caulfield.
Greyhound racing will be put under the microscope
NSW launches greyhound racing inquiry
A major investigation into NSW's greyhound racing industry has been launched by the Baird government amid the ongoing live baiting scandal.
Unequivocal returns at Hawkesbury on Thursday
Unequivocal set for Provincial qualifier
A year after a serious injury ended Unequivocal's shot at the Golden Slipper, trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith has the filly ready to make up for lost time.
Stay With Me (L) finished second on debut at Flemington
Stay With Me to press Slipper claims
Her dam is a Golden Slipper winner and Stay With Me could be given the chance to emulate that feat pending her performance in a lead-up race at Randwick.
Lofty goals for trio of Sandown winners
Three horses who broke their maidens in separate races at Sandown on Wednesday are set to be aimed at Group One races interstate.
Blake Shinn has been on fire in Sydney
Conners lauds Shinn after Farm 2YO win
Clarry Conners has made his name as a master educator of young racehorses but the veteran trainer had to acknowledge the input of the jockey after Look To The Stars' first win on Wednesday.
Craig Williams snapped up the ride on Minnesinger
Williams to ride Minnesinger in Guineas
Disappointment quickly turned to optimism for Craig Williams when he picked up the Australian Guineas ride on Minnesinger after a minor injury ruled his original mount Disposition out of the $500,000 race.
Thee Auld Floozie wins at Ellerslie
Thee Auld Floozie earns NZ Oaks start
Trainer Stephen Marsh always thought Thee Auld Floozie would stay, and the filly has now proved it in style.
First city winner for Captain Sonador
Toowoomba two-year-old Dream Finnish has given her late sire Captain Sonador his first metropolitan winner with an all-the-way victory at Ipswich on Wednesday.
Merion heads to the Guineas third-up
Fitness key to Merion in G1 Aust Guineas
Michael Moroney had his wish granted when Merion snuck into the final field for the Group One Australian Guineas on Saturday.
Scissor Kick won first-up at Rosehill
Scissor Kick to peak for Randwick Guineas
An attribute that his jockey says was missing in a lead-up race holds the key to Scissor Kick regaining his place as a benchmark three-year-old in the Randwick Guineas on Saturday.
Brett Prebble will fly back for Australian Guineas day
Brett Prebble to ride Wandjina in Guineas
Hong Kong-based Brett Prebble has picked up the ride on the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina in Saturday's Group One Australian Guineas at Flemington.
Volkhere and Hi Son will meet again on Saturday
Volkhere, Hi Son set to resume rivalry
Archrivals Volkhere and Hi Son will resume hostilities on Saturday ahead of carnival campaigns that could again have the pair on a collision course.
Sam hoping New is The One
It was only six years ago Sam Twiston-Davies needed his headmaster's permission to miss school so he could ride Irish Raptor in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival.
Smith has been found guilty of over 40 charges
Stewards rule against trainer Darren Smith
Trainer Darren Smith has become the first person convicted of cobalt offences with NSW stewards finding him guilty of more than 40 charges.
Douglas Whyte has been booked for Alpine Eagle
Hong Kong champion booked for Guineas ride
Trainer Tony McEvoy has called on 13-time Hong Kong premiership winner Douglas Whyte to partner Alpine Eagle in the Australian Guineas.
Griffiths mares set to clash at Flemington
Two mares at different stages of their preparations will representive Robbie Griffiths in the same race at Flemington on Saturday.
Joe Pride is confused by the Newmarket weights
Newmarket Hcp weights confuse Joe Pride
Joe Pride is happy with Terravista's weight in the Newmarket Handicap but not so happy with that of Lankan Rupee.
Lankan Rupee is looking to go back to back in the Newmarket
Lankan Rupee topweight in Newmarket Hcp
Australian Horse Of The Year Lankan Rupee will need to match the weight-carrying record of Hay List to claim a second Newmarket Handicap.
Hallowed Crown faces stiff opposition in the Randwick Guineas
Randwick Guineas one for the ages: Bowman
Leading jockey Hugh Bowman is convinced the Randwick Guineas will provide a result in keeping with a consensus that has this season's three-year-old colts rated among the best for almost two decades.
Hana's Goal won the G1 All Aged Stakes at last year's Championships
Japanese horses have easy morning work-out
A year ago, Japanese mare Hana's Goal made an impact on the Sydney autumn carnival with her Group One win in the All Aged Stakes.
Don't forget Graphic, warns Ormsby
Surpass may be the more highly ranked of Chad Ormsby's two Auckland Cup chances, but he says punters shouldn't forget about his other charge.
Weir has an outstanding record with gallopers having their first run for the stable
Import Tall Ship makes debut at Sandown
The latest import for the OTI syndicate will make his Australian debut at Sandown on Wednesday.
John O'Shea is eyeing off an ATC Derby start with Lassitude
Lassitude continues ATC Aus Derby build-up
Godolphin three-year-old Lassitude will stay on a low-key course towards the ATC Australian Derby as bookmakers expect him to go close to opening his autumn account on Wednesday.
Manawanui banned after 2nd bleeding attack
The racing career of Manawanui is finished after the Group One star suffered a bleeding attack during a Rosehill barrier trial win on Tuesday.
Darren Smith  has been found guilty of 62 charges
Darren Smith guilty on cobalt charges
Trainer Darren Smith has been found guilty of 62 charges relating to the use of cobalt on horses at his Newcastle stable.