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Lankan Rupee, Deep Field stifle betting

Deep Field

Four-time Group One winner Lankan Rupee and the up-and-comer Deep Field dominate betting on the Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Bernabeu's talent excites Nash Rawiller

Nash Rawiller

Premier Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller is convinced three-year-old Bernabeu has the talent to measure up in his first Group One test at Flemington.

Avdulla and Snitzerland after G1 glory


Brenton Avdulla is keen to make the most of two leading Group One chances coming up in Melbourne starting with Snitzerland in the Lightning Stakes.

Napoli win Italian soccer cup

Hopes by Italian soccer's Serie A champions Juventus of a double have been shattered by Napoli who have won the Italian Cup 2-0.

Notes from Singapore Thursday

We think there was trackwork going on at Kranji this morning but the rain was so heavy you could hardly make out the horses.

Ascot's Victoria Cup goes Global

Timeform look back at a weekend featuring Victoria Cup success for Brian Ellison, as well as a pair of classic trials at Lingfield and some excellent International action also thrown into the mix...

Dragon Spirit Continues Good Form For Kieser

Dragon Spirir<br>Photo by Singapore Turf Club

​The successful winning run of trainer Theo Kieser continued on Friday night when Dragon Spirit took out the $75,000 Open Benchmark 74 Stakes over 1000m on the Polytrack on Friday night.

Leading from the outset, Dragon Spirit, ridden by Danny Beasley, led throughout in scoring by three-and-a-half lengths over Rising Expectation (Ivaldo Santana) with Irish Lightning (Saimee Jumaat) a length away third.

Commentator's colours curse?

The ninth race tonight is the feature sprint on the polytrack over 1000m and is notable for the amount of runners with very similar coloured silks.

Canny Starts Comeback At Canberra

You're Canny<br>Photo by Racing and Sports

2011 Black Opal Stakes winner You're Canny will return to the track at Canberra tomorrow for the first time in over seven-months when he contests a 900m Open trial after the last race.

Much hype surrounded Vella's stable star when he returned from a spell earlier this season following his supreme form as a juvenile.

Sick Swan Smith poised for Rioli remedy

Sydney defender Nick Smith is likely to return from a virus against Hawthorn in Tasmania, where he may be asked to play on Cyril Rioli.

Val De Ra's Future Undecided

The Grade One Computaform Sprint at Turffontein on Saturday is likely to be glamour mare Val De Ra's final race in South Africa.

Roar deny Glory in dramatic decider

Brisbane Roar have produced a second straight dramatic grand final comeback to become the first club to successfully defend their A-League crown.

Lorenzo halts Stoner surge in Doha

Spain's Jorge Lorenzo has halted world champion Casey Stoner's Grand Prix of Qatar surge after clocking the fastest time in the final practice session.

Heathcote considers Hong Kong races

Trainer Rob Heathcote could have his first overseas runner after receiving a tentative invitation to send Buffering for the Hong Kong International Sprint.

Layt Excited By Opal Charge

Neville Layt<br>Photo by Bronwen Healy

Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt is confident his colt Red Excitement can stave off a powerful band of Sydney nominations for this year's $250,000 Black Opal Stakes to keep the trophy in local hands for a second straight year.

The Excites two-year-old is out to emulate last year's winner You're Canny, trained in Canberra by Gratz Vella, who like Red Excitement won the Lightning Ridge 2YO Plate (1000m) before going on to cause a massive boilover in the Opal.

Layt Excited By Opal Charge

Neville Layt<br>Photo by Bronwen Healy

Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt is confident his colt Red Excitement can stave off a powerful band of Sydney nominations for this year's $250,000 Black Opal Stakes to keep the trophy in local hands for a second straight year.

The Excites two-year-old is out to emulate last year's winner You're Canny, trained in Canberra by Gratz Vella, who like Red Excitement won the Lightning Ridge 2YO Plate (1000m) before going on to cause a massive boilover in the Opal.

SA draw Shield game with Tasmania

Captain Michael Klinger has scored a double-century as South Australia drew with Tasmania in their Sheffield Shield match in Adelaide.

Prevailing in Launceston Cup upset

Father and son co-trainers Dave and Scott Brunton landed their first Launceston Cup when when Prevailing upset the topweight Geegees Blackflash.

Red Excitement Confirmed For Opal

Following Red Excitement's win in the Lightning Ridge Plate last Sunday, trainer Neville Layt has confirmed the juvenile will line-up in the $250,000 Black Opal Stakes next weekend.

Excites Filly Wins Inglis Bonus At Canberra

It was second time lucky in the Inglis Race Series at Canberra on Sunday for Red Excitement with the Excites youngster taking home a $50,000 bonus cheque for winning the Lightning Ridge 2YO Plate.

Weights to determine Newmarket runners

The release of weights for the Newmarket Handicap are being eagerly awaited by trainers John McNair and Joe Pride.

Bulleen to host WNBL grand final

Bulleen's mental toughness was hailed by coach Tom Maher as they endured a couple of late Adelaide comebacks and won the WNBL major semi-final.

Superbike pole race cancelled due to death

A Queensland motorcycle racer has died in a crash while competing in a support race at Phillip Island in Victoria.

Inglis Bonus Series Starts AT Canberra

The first Inglis Bonus race for two-year-olds this season forms part of Canberra Racing Club's Black Opal Preview Day this Sunday.

Heywood Has High Hopes

Trainer Chris Heywood hopes his stablemates Rebu and Lightning Jo are on their way to better things.

Oakleigh Plate Right Choice For African Pulse

African Pulse<br>Photo by Racing and Sports

Trainer Mike Moroney is confident he has made the right decision to target Saturday's Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield with classy three-year-old African Pulse.

Moroney toyed with the idea of taking on Black Caviar at weight-for-age in last Saturday's Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington but decided he would rather take his chances against fellow three-year-old Sepoy under handicap conditions in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

Black Caviar Equals Her Timeform Best

Black Caviar<br>Photo by Racing and Sports

The records keep tumbling for unbeaten champion sprinter Black Caviar after she reached a new milestone in the Lightning Stakes down the Flemington straight on Saturday but according to Timeform she had to be at her very best to achieve it.

History and statistics were stacked against the great mare dropping back 400m in distance at Group 1 level in the space of seven days, however, that did not stop her equalling the Australasian record currently held by Desert Gold and Gloaming on 19 consecutive wins.

Moroney happy with African Pulse decision

Mike Moroney is happy to have dodged Black Caviar and has African Pulse ready to tackle star colt Sepoy with a 6kg weight advantage in the Oakleigh Plate.

Futurity Entries Sweat On Black Caviar Decision

The connections of 16 horses, including Kiwi star Mufhasa, are sweating on Black Caviar's progress in the next 36 hours ahead of Wednesday's acceptance deadline for the G1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Futurity Door Stays Open For Black Caviar

Saturday's $500,000 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield remains an option for Black Caviar after trainer Peter Moody re-opened the program door for the champion mare on Sunday morning.

19th Black Caviar win equals Aussie record

Peter Moody said Black Caviar had probably run her last race in Australia this preparation when she won her 19th straight race in the Lightning Stakes.

19th Black Caviar Win Equals Aussie Record

Black Caviar lived up to her rating as the world's greatest sprinter when she beat probably the second best sprinter on the globe, Hay List, in the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Japan's Miyazato leads LPGA Thailand

Australia's Karrie Webb gives up her three-stroke lead at the LPGA Thailand, with Japan's Ai Miyazoto taking the lead after the third round.

Black Caviar at her peak for Lightning

Unbeaten champion Black Caviar is at her career peak as she attempts an Australasian record- equalling 19th win in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Black Caviar to speed up in Lightning

Jockey Luke Nolen is confident unbeaten champion Black Caviar can step up the pace in the Lightning Stakes and win her 19th race in a row.

Challenge for Black Caviar inflates odds

The challenge of coming back in distance and the presence of Hay List has put air into Black Caviar's odds of winning her second Lightning Stakes.

Mufhasa Team Keep An Eye On Black Caviar

Mufhasa<br>Photo by Racing and Sports

The connections of New Zealand's best weight-for-age sprinter Mufhasa are watching every move by Black Caviar before finalising immediate plans for their eight-time Group One winner.

Mufhasa's connections are looking at sending him to Melbourne for the $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday week – if Black Caviar happens to drop out of the equation.

Black Caviar delays Heathcote Group One

Rob Heathcote is angry and annoyed his Group One dream may not be fulfilled in the Lightning Stakes if Black Caviar starts in the Flemington feature.

Distance drop to test Black Caviar

Rival trainer John Sadler said the drop in trip from the 1400m Futurity to the 1000m Lightning Stakes in a week make Black Caviar vulnerable.

Turner to miss six months of Super Rugby

Waratahs and Wallabies outside back Lachie Turner has been ruled out for at least six months with a shocking hamstring injury.

Hay List not a certain Lightning starter

Connections of Hay List are considering the Oakleigh Plate as an alternative to running against Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes.

Lightning attracts 15 Black Caviar rivals

The likely presence of Black Caviar has failed to dampen interest in the Lightning Stakes with 15 horses nominated to take her on in the Group One Sprint.

Rivals Take Their Chance Against Black Caviar

Hay List<br>Photo by Racing and Sports

The move to start champion mare Black Caviar in the $750,000 Lightning Stakes at Flemington on Saturday has not daunted the plans of rival stables to tackle the Group One sprint.

Those who believed they would be dodging a clash with Black Caviar in the Lightning have seemingly accepted her change of program and are happy to stick to their plans with a quality list of 15 horses nominated to oppose the great mare.

Black Caviar 50-50 for Lightning Stakes

Black Caviar's health will be monitored over the next few days before a decision is made on whether the champion sprinter runs in the Lightning Stakes.

Korda leads Women's Australian Open golf

Jessica Korda has a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Women's Australian Open golf and hopes to go one better than her tennis-playing father.

Gollan has Temple primed for Lightning

Tony Gollan can't fault Temple Of Boom who will have a jumpout at Flemington on Friday ahead of his comeback in the Group One Lightning Stakes.

Hay List on target for Lightning

Top sprinter Hay List moved a step closer to his return in the Group One Lightning Stakes with a solid track gallop at Gosford on Wednesday.

Big Bucks just too good

While he did have to get switched out, once Big Bucks was in clear air in the Cleeve the result was in the bag.

African Pulse on track for Lightning

Mike Moroney says three-year-old African Pulse is an amazingly talented sprinter and wants to put him to the test in the Lightning Stakes and Newmarket.

Anna Meares wins another cycling title

World champion Anna Meares won another sprint title on a dramatic night at the Australian track cycling championships.