Kiwi jockey Jason Collett has a busy week ahead of him riding at Ellerslie and Canterbury after deciding to return to New Zealand for a family Christmas.
Top jockey Anthony Delpech faces a race against time to be fit to be back riding by the end of January after suffering a broken leg at Kenilworth last weekend.
Bob Baffert will take four shots at champion Shared Belief in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes, the featured event when Santa Anita Park kicks off its winter/spring meet on Boxing Day.
Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Aushorse Marketing have won a significant and timely victory, convincing the Australian Tax Office to reverse a ruling that threatened to undermine the international market in locally-bred horses.
Leading first season sire Beneteau produced his fourth winner at Bendigo on Sunday when the Wez Hunter-trained Parcel set a new track record of 51.07 seconds for 900 metres.
Craig WIlliams discusses his Manikato Stakes mount Nicconi after Moonee Valley trackwork.
WIlliams spoke with Sky Racing.