Sheza Gypsy wins Country Championship heat
The Michael Byers-trained Sheza Gypsy has won the $100,000 heat of the Country Championships at Port Macquarie in a tight finish from local Explosive Scene.
Wild Card race added to Country series
An extra race has been added to the Country Championships series as a last-ditch chance for horses to qualify for the $300,000 final at Randwick.
Tiz My View fresh for Flemington sprint
Sam Pritchard-Gordon has opted for a stakes race at Flemington over a lesser event at Moonee Valley two days later, convinced Tiz My View is a better chance than her odds suggests.
Waller is playing the waiting game with Always Allison
Waller in wait and see on Golden Slipper
Chris Waller's chances of having a Golden Slipper horse are likely to hinge on the outcome of two races in which he doesn't have a runner.
Rain Affair has had the blinkers applied
Challenge on for young and old sprinters
Rain Affair can be classed as a veteran but his trainer is still prepared to try something new to get the seven-year-old back to winning form.
Criterion has the class to measure up fresh
Class will count with Criterion: Bowman
Hugh Bowman admits Chris Waller has made the right call with Catkins despite his Canterbury Stakes loyalties lying elsewhere on Saturday.
Alpine Eagle has a fair bit of head wobble
Alpine Eagle ready for Guineas challenge
Australian Guineas contender Alpine Eagle thinks he's pretty good.
Heys banking on Purton factor in Guineas
Bryce Heys is certain his foresight in finding a jockey to match the occasion makes Randwick Guineas outsider Sworn To Silence a worthy runner in the $600,000 race.
Akavoroun may head to The Championships if he delivers at Flemington
Maher pair facing big tests
A trip to Sydney for The Championships goes on the line for Akavoroun at Flemington.
Soriano takes on star mare Rising Romance in the New Zealand Stakes
Rising Romance a good test for Soriano
Soriano faces her best opponent this season when she takes on Rising Romance in the quest for a third Group One victory for the season, but trainer Graeme Rogerson is glad she's there.
Passatorio at home at Sunshine Coast
Passatorio will be in his comfort zone at the Sunshine Coast but his trainer is certain he can earn his way to a winter carnival campaign in the city.
Mossfun drops back to 1000m and improvement is expected
Short course trip to suit Mossfun
Connections of Golden Slipper winner Mossfun have taken a fresh approach to her next challenge after a first-up run that didn't meet expectations.
Doncaster penalty for Godolphin import
Godolphin import It's Somewhat has attracted a one kilogram penalty for next month's $3 million Doncaster Mile.
Sure And Fast earns a ticket to Randwick
Bede Murray didn't like the way his horse was handicapped but the wily trainer was happy to be wrong as Sure And Fast booked a place in The Championships at Randwick next month.
Mick Price is bullish about Ready For Victory
Flemington debutant still in Slipper mix
Ready For Victory will launch a late bid for a Golden Slipper berth when he makes his debut at Flemington on Saturday.
Antelucan will contest the Black Opal for Godolphin
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 this campaign 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.