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Crocodile bite sidelines Chris Symons

Victorian jockey Chris Symons has been bitten on the wrist by a crocodile housed on his property and will be sidelined for at least a week after minor surgery.

Avilius early favourite for Australian Cup

Nominations have been taken for three Flemington feature races including the Australian Cup for which Avilius has been installed the early favourite.

Diamond hopes to clash in fillies Preview

Gimcrack Stakes winner Catch Me is among the headline nominations for the Blue Diamond fillies Preview at Caulfield which includes six last-start winners.

Tom Melbourne to run in Carrington Stakes

The popular Tom Melbourne will begin his campaign in the Carrington Stakes at Randwick as a precursor to a possible start in the All-Star Mile.

Alburq to press Diamond claims in Preview

After missing a start in the Magic Millions Classic, the Mike Moroney-trained two-year-old colt Alburq has been redirected to a Blue Diamond campaign.

Liam Birchley after third Karaka Million

Liam Birchley believes he can train his third Karaka Million winner with Neptune's Spear who has travelled well to New Zealand.

Quality nominations for Australia Stakes

The Group Two Australia Stakes has attracted 16 nominations headlined by five Group One winners.

Newmarket not All-Star Mile for Vega Magic

Lindsay Park senior trainer David Hayes says the Newmarket Handicap is the target for dual Group One-winning sprinter Vega Magic not the All-Star Mile.

Beauty Generation wins HK Stewards' Cup

Reigning Hong Kong champion Beauty Generation has maintained his standing with victory in the Group One Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin.

2019 Blue Diamond Preview (C&G): Nominations

There are a smaller number of nominations for the 2019 Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) at Caulfield on Saturday than in the fillies race.

2019 Blue Diamond Preview (F): Nominations

The nominations for the 2019 Blue Diamond Preview (F) at Caulfield on Saturday indicate it could well be a Sydney v Melbourne rivalry race.

2019 Australia Stakes: Nominations

Plenty of major race winners form the nominations for the 2019 Australia Stakes run at Moonee Valley on Friday.

2019 Carrington Stakes: Nominations

Chris Waller has plenty of nominations in the 2019 Carrington Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Aussie raider ready for Karaka Million

A hit-out at Ellerslie on Monday morning will put the final piece of the Karaka Million puzzle in place for Australian raider Neptune’s Spear.

All-Star Mile on radar for Redkirk Warrior

Connections of multiple Group One-winner Redkirk Warrior are looking to stretch the gelding out in distance this campaign to try to gain an All-Star Mile spot.

Top Trio Taking Different Paths

Sydney’s best sprinters Redzel, Pierata and Trapeze Artist are heading down different paths as they approach the start of their autumn programs.

All Star Mile Voting Starts On Monday

Voting for The All-Star Mile opens at 9am on Monday, giving the public the opportunity to select 10 of the 14 horses to compete in the world’s richest mile race at Flemington.

Jedastar set for Blue Diamond Preview

The Blue Diamond Preview for fillies is the next assignment for the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Jedastar, an impressive winner at Flemington on debut.

Time To Reign ready for home track trial

Unbeaten colt Time To Reign is ready for a barrier trial ahead of serious racing against the cream of the season's two-year-olds on his way to the Slipper.

Gollan-trained filly 50-50 for Millennium

Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan says smart filly Vincere Volare is a 50-50 chance to run in the Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm.

Epaumada out of Karaka Million reckoning.

Impressive Eagle Farm winner Epaumada will not be making the journey to Ellerslie to contest the Karaka Million 2YO next weekend.

Racing stars set to take to cricket field

The seventh annual National Jockeys Trust T20 charity cricket match will feature a host of stars of Australian racing.

Mixed week for apprentice Baylee Nothdurft

Queensland apprentice Baylee Nothdurft has finished a mixed week with a metropolitan double, a big fine and a suspension.

Narooma Cup Next For Animalia

Former Godolphin gelding Animalia is set to take another step towards some rich autumn goals when he attempts to complete a sought after feature double at Moruya on Monday.

Summer Cup Next For Devonport Trio

Devonport Cup placegetters Eastender, Speed Force and Settler’s Stone are set to clash again in the weight-for-age Summer Cup in Hobart next Sunday.

Altior wins 17th consecutive jumps race

Altior has stretched his unbeaten sequence to 17 with a smooth victory in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.

Kah rides Belwazi to Flemington stakes win

Jockey Jamie Kah has steered Belwazi to a stakes race win at Flemington in her first weekend since making the move to Victorian racing.

Winning jockey suspended for whip breach

Jockey Michael Dee has copped a six-meeting suspension for breaching the whip rules before the 100m aboard eventual winner Khezerabad at Flemington.

Tropezina dashes to another city victory

The Henry Dwyer-trained Tropezina has made it three wins from as many starts this preparation with victory in the $250,000 Inglis Dash at Flemington.

Sydney G1 autumn aims for in-form Oceanex

Three-year-old Oceanex will be aimed towards Group One staying races for fillies later in the season after impressing again with a win at Flemington.

Bon Amis back to winning ways at Rosehill

Bon Amis has bounced back from his first defeat this preparation to win at Rosehill after trainer Jason Deamer opted to bypass the Takeover Target Stakes.

Another Sydney win for Maher and Eustace

Ciaron Maher Racing is continuing to show it means to be a force in Sydney with the stable notching another winner at Rosehill.

Accession stamps claims to Golden Slipper

The Chris Waller-trained two-year-old Accession has firmed for the Golden Slipper but has a $2 million race in his sights before the Group One finale.

Stephenson dreaming of Toowoomba Cup win

Trainer Richie Stephenson is hoping to achieve a long-held ambition to win the Toowoomba Cup with Emphasis.

Tulloch Cup trophy returns to Eagle Farm

The Haley family have donated a famous Brisbane Cup trophy to the Eagle Farm museum, 57 years after their horse Tulloch won the race.

Brad Stewart weighs in light, fined $3000

Brisbane jockey Brad Stewart has been heavily fined after he weighed in light at Ipswich.

Epaumada puts Karaka Million bid on agenda

Trainer Tony Gollan has some thinking to do after Epaumada qualified for the Karaka Million with an Eagle Farm win.

Enzo's Lad in successive Gr 1 Telegraphs

Enzo's Lad has defended his title in the Group One Telegraph at Trentham, nabbing Ferrando on the line to win by a nose.

Michael Murphy efforts rewarded on Snoopy

Apprentice Michael Murphy's hard work for trainer Chris Munce has paid off with the winning ride on Snoopy at Eagle Farm.

Cool Drafts in special win for Ben Currie

Ben Currie has trained Takings to win at Eagle Farm but it was the win of Cool Drafts at Warwick five minutes earlier that was special for him.

Adelaide Cup looms on radar for Khezerabad

Trainer Aaron Purcell has the Adelaide Cup and Galleywood Hurdle as targets for Flemington winner Khezerabad.

Free Of Debt could be Diamond late entry

After making it two wins from as many starts, the Chris Bieg-trained two-year-old Free Of Debt could have earned himself a crack at the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Today's Rosehill Preview with Chris Scholtz

Chris Scholtz previews the Rosehill meeting on January 19 with selections for all races.

Fox to spin magic at Eagle Farm

Missing a start at the Magic Millions meeting could prove a blessing in disguise for Magic Fox who runs at Eagle Farm.

Zourhea starts Oaks campaign at Rosehill

The Gerald Ryan-trained Zourhea will begin a campaign aimed at the ATC Australian Oaks when she runs at Rosehill.

Belwazi to chase Kensington Stakes upset

The Jerome Hunter-trained Belwazi will chase an upset in the Kensington Stakes at Flemington after being a late nomination for the Listed race.

Tuesday Trials For Lees Team

Classy mare In Her Time and brilliant three-year-old Graff will be absent when trainer Kris Lees gives many of his autumn contenders barrier trials at Newcastle on Tuesday.

Honey Baby to live up to family name

Honey Baby cost only $6000 as a weanling but she is ready to uphold her family's good name at Eagle Farm.

Pint-sized filly has a big heart

Lee Curtis says two-year-old Giselle Anne has taken significant improvement from the experience of her first race start and can run a cheeky race at Rosehill.

Gelded Ollivander to resume at Flemington

Stakes-placed Ollivander will race for the first time since being gelded when he runs in the $250,000 Inglis Dash at Flemington.

Tom Button hopes Rockhampton form holds up

Trainer Tom Button hopes the good recent form lines from Rockhampton hold up when the unbeaten Mad Irish Tycoon makes his Brisbane debut at Eagle Farm.

Sir Plush strikes gold in Gosford Cup

Sir Plush has added another string to his bow with victory in the Gosford Gold Cup while Tactical Advantage has won the feature sprint, the Takeover Target.

Oakleigh Plate option for Viddora return

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell will be guided by Viddora's preparation before deciding whether the dual Group One winner is ready to return in the Oakleigh Plate.

Bush trainer on Target to have last laugh

After headlining a who's who of Australian Racing at the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast, Gerry Harvey will return to his roots with a Highway runner.

Heart Of A Lion to make Flemington return

Lloyd Kennewell has stable veteran Heart Of A Lion ready to resume at Flemington and the trainer is delighted with the gelding's build-up.

Munce to keep things rolling on home track

In-form trainer Chris Munce hopes to keep his good form rolling with First Crush and Snoopy in the Open Handicap at Eagle Farm.

Du Well on target for $250,000 Inglis Dash

The lucrative Inglis Dash at Flemington is the next test for talented filly Du Well who has notched two wins and a second from three starts this preparation.

Stable to continue igniting Sydney racing

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have the arsenal to continue their winning momentum in Sydney with two up-and-coming horses at Rosehill.

Rawiller building towards return to riding

Brad Rawiller has been cleared to remove a neck brace he has been wearing since a race fall in October and is hoping to return to riding trackwork soon.

Waller to unleash top Queensland 2yos

The Chris Waller stable has accepted with three promising two-year-olds at Eagle Farm.

SA Racing Crisis Meeting

A crisis meeting of leading South Australian racing industry figures will be held today where the funding issues afflicting local racing will be addressed.

Hawkshot shows promise in Sandown win

Three-year-old Hawkshot has raced to an impressive win at Sandown but his jockey insists the gelding's racing manners need to improve for him to rise in class.

Patience paying off for Ljungberg owners

Progressive three-year-old Ljungberg will be out to maintain his unblemished record this campaign at Rosehill.

Island Daze scores first-up win at Sandown

Lightly raced four-year-old mare Island Daze has backed up some promising trackwork with a first-up win in a midweek city race at Sandown.

Greener pastures ahead for Dunn galloper

Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn hopes he gets to keep Hong Kong-owned Green Mountain for a while longer after the gelding won at Doomben.

'Switched on' Lady Cuvee makes her mark

She has taken her time but trainer Chris Waller expected nothing less from New Zealand-bred filly Lady Cuvee who has broken through for her first win.

Do all your Weekend Metro Meetings form early

As well as all the provincial and international races, Racing and Sports has all the metros covered.

Physicality faces city test in Inglis Dash

After a maiden win on debut in country Victoria, trainer Symon Wilde is happy to give Physicality his chance in the $250,000 Inglis Dash at Flemington.

Bartley hoping for a Good Time in autumn

Stakes winner In Good Time will kick off her campaign at Rosehill but connections are still weighing up which race she will contest.

James McDonald Accepts Karaka Million Ride

Sydney’s leading rider James McDonald has answered a call to ride for the powerful Te Akau stable at Ellerslie in New Zealand on Saturday week.

Ryan Maloney back riding ahead of schedule

Jockey Ryan Maloney will return to riding late after using methods employed by footballers to recover from injury.

Viking Warrior on trial for Diamond tilt

Champion trainer David Hayes is hoping well-bred colt Viking Warrior can press his claims for the Blue Diamond when he runs at Flemington in his second start.

Murphy and Tregea chase two-state success

Apprentice Michael Murphy and trainer Steve Tregea are set to continue their good form, starting with the Gosford Gold Cup.

Snowden Happy With His Diamond Fillies

Impressive Sydney youngsters Catch Me and Anaheed kicked off their Blue Diamond Stakes preparations with smart barrier trial wins at Pakenham on Tuesday.

Trial Watch Reviews - January 2-11

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney barrier trials at Randwick (January 2), Warwick Farm (January 8), Wyong (January 9) and Randwick (January 11).

Trapeze Artist pleases in barrier trial

Triple Group One winner Trapeze Artist has warmed up for his next campaign with a barrier trial performance which has pleased his trainer Gerald Ryan.

35 G1 winners among All-Star Mile entries

Thirty five Group One winners are among 130 eligible entries for the All-Star Mile ahead of the public vote to decide places in the field.

Tropezina set to chase third-straight win

After wins at Mornington and Caulfield this summer, the Henry Dwyer-trained filly Tropezina faces her biggest test yet in the $250,000 Inglis Dash.

Winx not among All-Star Mile nominations

Champion Winx has not been nominated for the inaugural All-Star Mile in Melbourne, with the mare's autumn program to centre on Sydney.

Winx Works Easily In Rosehill Trial

Champion mare WInx was unextended to finish midfield in the first barrier trial of her last racing preparation at Rosehill on Tuesday morning.

Australian Guineas Plan For Tasmanian Star

Promising Tasmanian three-year-old The Inevitable will be a surprise absentee from next month’s $150,000 Tasmanian Derby at Elwick.

Natasha Faithfull Making Positive Recovery

WA jockey Natasha Faithfull is making a positive recovery in a Perth hospital from injuries sustained in an horrific accident while exercising a horse at Albany last weekend.

First Among Equals Resumes Perth Career

Prolific stakes winner First Among Equals has returned to WA from his stint in Victoria and will have his first start for his new trainer Lindsey Smith at Ascot on Saturday.

Evergreen Winx a supreme athlete: Bowman

Champion Winx has pleased her trainer and jockey with her performance in a Rosehill barrier trial ahead of her final racing campaign.

Champagne Cuddles to resume at Flemington

Sydney mare Champagne Cuddles is set to race in Melbourne for the first time when she resumes from a spell in the Listed Kensington Stakes at Flemington.

More Sundays out to press Guineas claims

Champion trainer David Hayes is keen to target the Australian Guineas with blue blood colt More Sundays if he can live up to expectations this campaign.

Platinum Tycoon to try luck in Sydney

Platinum Tycoon will be out to test how his Far North Queensland form stands up in Sydney after a winning barrier trial.

Brooklyn Hustle favourite for Blue Diamond

The Jason Warren-trained filly Brooklyn Hustle has been installed the early favourite for the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes for two-year-olds at Caulfield.

Jamie Kah Relocates To Melbourne

Adelaide’s star jockey Jamie Kah has joined the exodus from South Australian racing by announcing her move to Melbourne.

Baster to ride True Excelsior in G1 in NZ

Jockey Stephen Baster will continue his association with the Leon and Troy Corstens-trained True Excelsior when the mare chases a Group One win in New Zealand.

Stewards Deliver Mixed News For Promising Apprentice

Stewards in Sydney and Melbourne have had some good news and some bad news for promising Hawkesbury apprentice Ashleigh Borg.

Inglis Dash attracts 15 nominations

The $250,000 Inglis Dash for three-year-olds at Flemington has attracted 15 nominations.

263 horses still in contention for the Blue Diamond Stakes

“Level playing field” is a cliché that gets over-used, but it is certainly appropriate in the run up to this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes.

Jamie Kah making the move to Melbourne

South Australia's premier rider Jamie Kah is to base herself in Victoria seeking better opportunities and an elusive Group One win.

D'Argento to run in Rosehill barrier trial

While most attention at the Rosehill trials will be on Winx, D'Argento is among the other elite level horses having their first autumn hit-outs.

Yarra Valley meeting off because of heat

Racing Victoria has abandoned a scheduled race meeting at Yarra Valley because of the forecast for extreme heat.

Sunlight, Oohood building to race returns

Two Group One sprint races at Flemington are the first autumn targets for star filly Sunlight who is already a Group One winner at the Melbourne track.

Le Romain Works Towards Expressway Stakes

Another barrier trial awaits triple Group One winner Le Romain before trainer Kris Lees locks the 6YO into the opening race of his autumn campaign.

Trial Starts Slow Autumn Prep For Ace High

Classic winner Ace High will meet up with champion mare Winx in a barrier trial on Tuesday but it will be almost two months before they face off under race conditions.

Winx honoured at Santa Anita ceremony

Australian champion Winx has been celebrated at a ceremony in the United States after being voted the most popular horse in the world.

Godolphin nominate three for All-Star Mile

Godolphin trainer James Cummings has announced Group One stars Hartnell, Alizee and Best Of Days as nominations for the inaugural All-Star Mile.

More preparation work at Eagle Farm

Work is continuing on the Eagle Farm track surface in preparation for its next major test with its second race meeting within a few weeks.

Damian Browne ride inquiry adjourned

An inquiry into a ride by Damian Browne at Eagle Farm has been adjourned until the jockey recovers from stomach surgery.

Desleigh Forster keeps bargains coming

Desleigh Forster's eye for a bargain has resulted in Chapter And Verse winning a million dollar race and adding to the trainer's growing reputation.

Peter Hulbert happy after Millions fifth

Trainer Peter Hulbert believes he has a winter carnival hope in Oh Five Glory after she ran fifth in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Kennewell to trainer expensive colt

Melbourne trainer Lloyd Kennewell will train the $1.7 million sale topper from the Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast.

Godolphin filly wins Magic Millions 2YO

Godolphin has won its first race at a Magic Millions carnival with Exhilarates claiming the 2YO Classic in outstanding fashion.

Boomsara wins Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

Chris Munce has experienced his greatest moment as a trainer with Boomsara scoring a thrilling win in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast.

Bjorn Baker ends Millions day on a high

Redouble completed a memorable day for Bjorn Baker when he landed some big bets to win the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast.

Invincibella could chase Magic hat-trick

Trainer Chris Waller concedes he is tempted to set Invincibella for a third straight Magic Millions Fillies and Mares race.

Fresh is best for Baker's Egyptian Symbol

Bjorn Baker believes he's finally found the key to Egyptian Symbol after the mare produced a barnstorming finish to win the Magic Millions Snippets.

Tumultuous goes back to back in $1m Trophy

Tumultuous has become the third horse to win back-to-back Magic Millions Trophies on the Gold Coast.

Carnival goals ahead for Chapter And Verse

Winter carnival goals including a possible Stradbroke Handicap mission are on the drawing board for Magic Millions QTIS Open winner Chapter And Verse.

Griffin lands Country Cup on roughie

Gold Coast jockey Dan Griffin has displayed his class with a win on outsider Mr Markou in the Magic Millions Country Cup.

Terminology too smart in Magic Maiden

Promising filly Terminology has continued the domination of Sydney horses in the Magic Millions Maiden with a comprehensive win on Saturday.

MM runner-up Dubious gets consolation

Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner-up Dubious has picked up a $325,000 bonus for his all-female owners syndicate.

Apprentice Dolan uses weight to advantage

Apprentice Robbie Dolan has used his weight to advantage on Single Bullet to beat Jungle Edge in the Summer Sprint at Randwick, the first of a winning treble.

Linda Meech creates history at Randwick

Linda Meech has become the first dual licence holder to ride in Sydney and has made it count with victory in the first two races.

Manolo Blahniq scores in Chester Manifold

The Tony Noonan-trained Manolo Blahniq has claimed his first Australian stakes win with victory in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington.

Chauffeur salutes at first start for Weir

Well-bred Chauffeur has sprinted to victory at Flemington in his first start since being transferred to the Darren Weir stable in Victoria.

Eurell has Guineas aspirations for O'Tauto

Lightly raced O'Tauto is likely to be given his chance to progress towards the Australian Guineas after a hard-fought win at Flemington over 1400m.

Madison County wins second G1

Madison County has overcome difficulties to claim the Levin Classic at Trentham, his second Group One victory.

Silentz makes it back-to-back city wins

The Darren Weir-trained Silentz has made it back-to-back city victories, overhauling So Si Bon in the straight to win over 1600m at Flemington.

Microphone wins on debut at Flemington

Godolphin-owned two-year-old colt Microphone has got the job done on debut, racing to a narrow win over Pretty Brazen at Flemington.

Magic Millions Preview with Chris Scholtz

Chris Scholtz previews the Magic Millions race day at the Gold Coast on January 12 with selections for all races.

Today's Randwick Preview with Chris Scholtz

Chris Scholtz previews the Randwick meeting on January 12 with selections for all races.

Ill Damian Browne to miss Millions

Damian Browne will be out for several weeks after undergoing bowel surgery and will be replaced by Tim Clark on second favourite Boomsara in the $2m MM Guineas.

Patrick Payne books Cahill for key rides

Trainer Patrick Payne has secured big-race jockey Michael Cahill for two key rides on Magic Millions day.

Chapter and Verse to prove his worth

Desleigh Forster is hoping rising star Chapter and Verse can prove he is a winter carnival contender by winning the Magic Millions QTIS Open.

Filly already part of Millions glory

Trainer Peter Hulbert believes Magic Millions Classic contender Oh Five Glory is an example of what the Magic Millions series is all about.

Ellicazoom ready to fire at the Gold Coast

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig says Ellicazoom has been impressing on the training track ahead of a tilt at a $1 million Magic Millions race at the Gold Coast.

Winx ready to run in barrier trial

Winx will begin the countdown to her final racing campaign in a 900m-barrier trial at Rosehill.

A first for Linda Meech at Randwick

Linda Meech will become the first dual licence holder to ride in Sydney when she is legged aboard Star Fall at Randwick.

Hall gets Sydney chance on Jungle Edge

Victorian apprentice Chelsea Hall is set to ride in Sydney for the first time when she partners Jungle Edge in the Summer Sprint at Randwick.

Young brigade out in force at Randwick

There will be plenty of fresh faces in the jockeys' room at Randwick with a host of apprentices given opportunities on the Randwick card.

Williams pair begin Championships campaign

Goulburn trainer Danny Williams is preparing for a busy day at Randwick with six runners including Highway Handicap favourite Hemmerle.

Winx form looks good for Cabeza De Vaca

Jockey Stephen Baster believes Cabeza De Vaca's first-up run behind Winx last preparation provides a strong guide to his Chester Manifold Stakes chances.

Trainer Ben Currie's inquiry deferred

An inquiry into four alleged positive swabs from horses trained by Ben Currie has been deferred to allow a legal issue to be resolved.

Yes Yes Yes out of Magic Millions

Former favourite Yes Yes Yes has been scratched from the Magic Millions 2YO Classic after originally being passed fit to run.

Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports For January 11/12

Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports for racing on January 11 and 12.

Dubai Gold Cup plans for Cross Counter

The Dubai Gold Cup on World Cup night at Meydan has been pencilled in for Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter's first start of 2019.

Doss out of Magic Millions Guineas

Emergency Doss has been scratched from the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas with Say I See You next in line to get a start.

Battlers set to star again at Gold Coast

The battlers beating the odds story of Magic Millions day could easily involve jockey Luke Tarrant and trainer Kevin Kemp.

So Si Bon chasing back-to-back wins

After breaking through for his first win in more than two years, So Si Bon will be out to back it up when he runs at Flemington over 1600m.

Full book for Jay Ford at Randwick

Jockey Jay Ford is convinced Sikhing Glory can break a distance hoodoo and score his first win beyond 1000 metres at Randwick.

Classic hope Yes Yes Yes found to be sore

Darren Weir-trained two-year-old Yes Yes Yes must pass another inspection before being allowed to start in the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast.

Freedman ready to Frolic in Sydney

Life has come full circle for trainer Michael Freedman as he restarts the process of rebuilding a stable in Sydney.

Manolo Blahniq favourite for Listed race

After two placings so far this preparation, the Tony Noonan-trained Manolo Blahniq is the early favourite for the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes.

Good Millions news for Michael Nolan

Trainer Michael Nolan is delighted Unconditional has made the field for the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas and .

Femme Fireball to improve from good gate

Trainer Robert Heathcote expects a sharp improvement from Femme Fireball with the mare finally drawing a good barrier in the Millions Fillies and Mares race.

Mick Lakey swimming against MM tide

The Gold Coast will take centre stage this weekend and that's precisely what Mick Lakey is banking on when he brings consistent mare Final Zero to Sydney.

Shinn returns to trackwork after injury

Blake Shinn's comeback to race riding is a step closer with the jockey's return to trackwork after recovering from a neck injury suffered in a fall.

Godolphin set for Magic Millions treble

The Godolphin organisation has chances in three races on Magic Millions day at the Gold Coast headed by Exhilarates in the $2 million 2YO Classic.

Cummings Ready To Paint Gold Coast Blue

Godolphin trainer James Cummings is confident the three-horse team he will start at the Gold Coast on Saturday will produce some magic results for Sheikh Mohammed.

Blake Shinn Back In The Saddle

Blake Shinn has made an immediate return to the saddle after receiving a medical clearance to resume riding.

Joe Cleary follows golden rule to Millions

Trainer Joe Cleary is following a policy of his father, retired trainer Frank Cleary, by sticking with jockey Jess Taylor in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Magic Millions Day has Angela Sizzling

The excitement is building for Gold Coast-based trainer Angela Plumb in the lead up to Saturday.

Cool Chap to return in Chester Manifold

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig says he can't fault Cool Chap leading into his return in the Chester Manifold Stakes and is looking to the gelding to make his mark.

Buoyant start to Magic Millions sale

The annual Magic Millions sale at the Gold Coast has started on a high note with four yearlings sold for $1 million or more.

Matt Dunn-trained gelding ready to fire

The Fire Trap has come through a bruising last-start run and is ready for the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast.

Vorster set to ride for McEvoy stable

Trainer Tony McEvoy says he is excited to have jockey Barend Vorster set to ride for his stable in South Australia.

Mahis Angel scores narrow Caulfield win

Jockey Joe Bowditch believes Mahis Angel is still learning his craft but was pleased with the fight the colt showed to score a narrow win at Caulfield

Setback for NZ-bound Neptune's Spear

Two-year-old Neptune's Spear's chances in the Karaka Million in New Zealand have suffered a blow with his defeat as odds-on favourite at Doomben.

Monsieur Sisu chasing back-to-back wins

Monsieur Sisu has an unblemished record on heavy ground but Paul Cave expects him to run well at Randwick regardless of the track condition.

Yes Yes Yes Enjoys Newcastle Stopover

Victorian trained Magic Millions 2YO Classic contender Yes Yes Yes is on the road to the Gold Coast after failing to secure cargo space on a direct flight to Queensland.

Menari To Make Surprise Comeback

Snitzel colt Menari is set for a return to racing after less than satisfactory fertility results at stud.

Columbus Circle makes stylish debut

The Nick Ryan-trained three-year-old Columbus Circle has made a promising start to his career, winning an 1100m maiden at Caulfield.

263 juveniles remain in Blue Diamond

Second acceptances for this year's Blue Diamond have been taken with 263 two-year-olds remaining in the mix for the Group One race at Caulfield.

Do all your Weekend Metro Meetings form early

As well as all the provincial and international races, Racing and Sports has all the metros covered.

Menari back to track after stud failure

Menari will return to racing after experiencing fertility issues at stud and will be aimed at the Stradbroke Handicap.

Selections, Best Bets, Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports for January 9

Selections, best bets, Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports for Canterbury and Caulfield on January 9.

70 entries so far for rich All-Star Mile

Some high-profile horses have already been nominated for the inaugural All-Star Mile with more big names expected to be entered.

Blinkers could help The Odyssey in Classic

Queensland hopeful The Odyssey could wear blinkers in the Magic Millions Classic in which he will start from barrier two.

Australian Turf Club to cap membership

The Australian Turf Club will introduce a waiting list for membership applications taken after the end of January.

Jungle Edge a late Summer Sprint entry

Popular sprinter Jungle Edge has been added to the field for the Summer Sprint at Randwick and has been given top weight of 64.5kg.

Exhilarates New Favourite For Magic Millions Classic

A favourable barrier draw compared to her highly fancied rivals has promoted the Godolphin filly Exhilarates to the top of a wide open market for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast.

Outback Barbie shortens for Millions

Outback Barbie is the short-priced favourite for the Magic Millions Guineas after drawing perfectly for the $2 million race at the Gold Coast.

Thornton, McNeil have suspensions reduced

Stephanie Thornton has had an improper riding suspension reduced from 25 to 20 meetings on appeal while Jye McNeil has had a careless riding ban reduced.

Two Flemington options for Rock 'n' Gold

Connections of Rock 'n' Gold will decide before acceptance time whether to run the gelding in the Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington or a 1600m-handicap.

Mercurial Lad Spearheads Strong Canberra Results

Mercurial Lad winning at Randwick on Saturday spearheaded some strong results for Canberra-trained runners over the weekend.

Ridgewood Drive chasing second city win

After breaking his maiden at Sandown, three-year-old Ridgewood Drive is set to back up seven days later at Caulfield to chase another city win.

ARB Releases 2017-18 Season Review

The size and scope of the Australian thoroughbred industry rose to record levels during the 21017-18 racing season.

2019 Magic Millions 2yo Classic: Race History

The Race History of the Magic Millions 2yo Classic run at Gold Coast on Saturday has a storied one even though having Restricted Listed status.

2019 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas: Race History

Some top juveniles have graduated to run well in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas run at Gold Coast on Saturday.

Exhilarates now favourite for MM Classic

Godolphin filly Exhilarates is now the outright favourite for the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast after drawing barrier nine.

Dubious out to remain unbeaten in Millions

Dubious puts his unbeaten run on the line in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast after wins in Sydney and Brisbane in his two starts.

Payne has feature race hopes in two states

Chamois Road headlines Patrick Payne's entries at Flemington on Chester Manifold Stakes day while stablemates Husson Eagle and Zizzis have Gold Coast targets.

Kent weighs in on track debate in Victoria

Trainer Mick Kent has given his view on the track preparation policy in Victoria, including questioning the accuracy of some track ratings.

Chris Munce to star at Millions

Chris Munce has been a major player on Magic Millions day for years and looks set to again play a big part in the rich meeting at the Gold Coast.

Ljungberg out of Guineas after mix-up

Sydney three-year-old Ljungberg will be scratched from the Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast after a mix-up over his acceptance in the $2 million race.

Programming change helps Neptune's Spear

The decision to add an extra two-year-old race to the Doomben midweek meeting has helped the cause of Karaka Million hopeful Neptune's Spear.

Ciaron Maher Racing opens Sydney stable

Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher will now have stables in two states with confirmation of a Sydney base at Warwick Farm.

Michael Crismale joins RNSW board

Racing minister Paul Toole has announced former Australian Turf Club chairman Michael Crismale will join the board of Racing NSW.

Brisbane trainer Barry Miller dies aged 78

Group One-winning Brisbane trainer Barry Miller has died aged 78 after a long illness.

Winx on target for final campaign

Winx has surprised her trainer Chris Waller who continues to marvel at her fitness and prowess ahead of what will be her final racing campaign.

Long Leaf on target for New Zealand race

The Lindsay Park stable will send stakes-winning colt Long Leaf to New Zealand to run in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic at his next start.

Better Reflection settles in on Gold Coast

Rockhampton filly Better Reflection has arrived on the Gold Coast ahead of her bid to beat the big stables in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

True Excelsior to head to NZ for G1 sprint

The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained True Excelsior will travel to New Zealand to chase a Group One win in The Telegraph at Trentham.

James Cummings passes first stress test

Godolphin Australia's head trainer James Cummings believes he has already passed his first stress test on the way to the Magic Millions meeting.

Allan Reardon new Qld track assessor

Former Queensland chief steward Allan Reardon has been appointed as the state's new official track walker.

The Candy Man in freak Sunshine Coast win

The Candy Man has revived memories of the great Gunsynd after missing the start by 10 lengths before winning at the Sunshine Coast.

Veterans Combine To Win Perth Cup

Leviathan owner-breeder Bob Peters won the Perth Cup for the eight time on Saturday with the rank outsider of his five starters in the $500,000 feature at Ascot.

Native Soldier out of Millions and autumn

A leg injury has ruled Native Soldier out of the Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast with Darren Weir hoping to have the colt back for the spring carnival.

Godolphin gets first Millions runner

The massive Godolphin operation has secured its first runner in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Exhilarates Gold Coast win on Saturday.

Apprentice Robbie Dolan's star on the rise

Apprentice Robbie Dolan has ridden a double at Randwick including a first winner for trainer Chris Waller to continue his rise up the Sydney riding ranks.

No Millions for Ljungberg despite win

Trainer Ron Quinton is not tempted to send Ljungberg to the Gold Coast for the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas despite the ease of his win at Randwick.

Easy Eddie earns shot at Takeover Target

Easy Eddie will take the next step in his burgeoning career in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford after his win at Randwick.

Hightail firms for Magic Millions with win

Hightail has firmed dramatically for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic after his Randwick win but co-trainer Peter Snowden has warned he is not a certain starte

Mastering scores narrow Caulfield win

Odds-on favourite Mastering has held on to score a narrow win at Caulfield, beating the fast-finishing Harbour Grey by a nose.

Chatuchak races away for Caulfield victory

Godolphin-owned mare Chatuchak has finished strongly to win at Caulfield, giving jockey Dwayne Dunn a winning double at the meeting.

Bold Missile brings up double for Dwyer

Victories by Tropezina and Bold Missile have given Caulfield trainer Henry Dwyer a winning double on his home track.

Tropezina makes it back-to-back victories

The Henry Dwyer-trained filly Tropezina has backed up a maiden win at Mornington first-up with a city win at Caulfield in her second start of her campaign.

Tyzone proves too classy in Gold Coast win

Consistent galloper Tyzone has appreciated a sharp drop in class to score an overdue win at the Gold Coast.

Apprentice Nothdurft lands Gold Coast win

Apprentice Baylee Nothdurft has ridden his first Saturday metropolitan winner not long after getting his city licence.

Toby Edmonds to aim higher with Acqume

Acqume has repaid a decision to keep her racing with a Gold Coast win that could be the forerunner to a stakes campaign.

Sydney a potential option for Coast winner

Prioritise has been able to win at the Gold Coast after setting a slow early pace to record his fifth win this season.

Jackson Murphy to have surgery on hand

Leading Brisbane apprentice Jackson Murphy will have surgery on his right hand after being injured in a race fall.

Today's Racing Preview with Chris Scholtz

Chris Scholtz previews the Randwick and Gold Coast meetings on January 5 with selections for all races.

Kendrick hopes he has a real deal

Trainer Stuart Kendrick is looking to He's The Deel to show his staying promise when he runs over 1800 metres at the Gold Coast.

Peralta to kick off career at Randwick

David Payne is keen to see how Peralta performs at his first start and how Silent Explorer returns when he takes the pair to Randwick.

Waldron to saddle first Melbourne runners

Mission Hill and Weather With You will be the first city runners in Melbourne for trainer Joe Waldron who has recently relocated from New Zealand to Mornington.

Edmonds calls on Guthmann-Chester

Leading trainer Toby Edmonds has called on apprentice Jag Guthmann-Chester to help ease a weight hike for Tyzone at the Gold Coast.

Cup horse injury could not be foreseen: RV

An investigation has found the ultimately fatal injury suffered by The Cliffsofmoher during the Melbourne Cup could not have been foreseen or prevented.

Tony McEvoy relying on Hills for Millions

Hills will have to win her way to the Magic Millions Classic via a race at the Gold Coast if trainer Tony McEvoy is to defend the race he won with Sunlight.

Nomothaj out to bounce back at Caulfield

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig believes a drier surface can spark an improved showing from stakes-winning filly Nomothaj when she runs at Caulfield.

Previews of Tamworth and Canterbury

Racing in NSW today is at Tamworth this afternoon and Canterbury tonight.

Simon Dinopoulos and Brad Gray Preview Saturday

Racing and Sports Simon Dinopoulos and RNSW’s Brad Gray offer their thoughts on the Warwick Farm card.

Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports for January 4/5

Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports for racing on January 4 and 5.

Australian sprinter Faatinah wins in Dubai

Australian sprinter Faatinah has kicked off his Dubai campaign with victory in a 1000m-sprint at Meydan on the opening night of their carnival.

Jason Collett has a big book over the weekend

With plenty of good rides at Canterbury and Kensington, Jason Collett could end up being in the winner’s stall a few times.

Jay Ford has a busy few days ahead

Jay Ford rides an interesting horse in the Summer Sprint at Kensington on Saturday.

John O’Shea takes Fox Swift to Canterbury

Fox Swift was injured by another horse since last outing but trainer John O’Shea thinks she’ll be fine.

Richard Litt has a big team in tonight

Canterbury tonight will see Richard Litt have a lot of his stable running.

Racing Victoria Pays Tribute To Pamela Baker

Racing Victoria has paid tribute Pamela Baker following the passing of the much-respected and highly influential member of the Australian racing industry.

Early scratchings and track conditions for Kensington

Kensington gets the Saturday card after it was transferred.

Early scratchings and track conditions for Caulfield

Caulfield has the Saturday meeting this week.

Early scratchings and track conditions for Gold Coast

It’s the lead up weekend to the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast.

Early scratchings and track conditions for Gawler

The Gawler track holds the Adelaide metro program this weekend.

Early scratchings and track conditions for Ascot

Perth’s biggest day is often Perth Cup day but this year it isn’t on New Year’s Day due to the dates.

Ben Thompson set to begin Singapore stint

Young Victorian jockey Ben Thompson is looking forward to starting an overseas riding stint in Singapore where he has been licensed for the season.

Three winners for McDonald at Te Aroha

Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald has made a flying visit home to New Zealand, catching up with old friends and riding three winners at Te Aroha.

Price believes 1400m will suit Mastering

Trainer Mick Price believes if Mastering can prove himself over 1400m at Caulfield, it will open up the gelding's options.

Lloyd Kennewell to close Adelaide stable

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell has announced he will close his Adelaide stable to concentrate on Melbourne after funding and prize money cuts to SA racing.

Randwick barrier concern for Nicci's Gold

Trainer Gary Portelli has some concerns about the transfer of racing from Warwick Farm to Randwick with in-form mare Nicci's Gold.

Matt Dale Facing Moruya Cup Decisions

Leading Canberra trainer Matt Dale has some tough decisions to make ahead of his weekend plans for talented stablemates Super Star Bob and Animalia.

Thornton, McNeil appeal riding suspensions

Stephanie Thornton has lodged an appeal against the severity of an improper riding suspension while Jye McNeil is appealing a seven-meeting careless riding ban.

Just Hifalutin to make Caulfield return

Just Hifalutin is set for her first start in almost six months at Caulfield, with her trainer Enver Jusufovic looking forward to the mare's return.

Barrier concern for Oh Five Glory at Coast

Trainers Peter and Will Hulbert will reluctantly run Oh Five Glory from a wide barrier at the Gold Coast in the lead-up to the Magic Millions Classic.

Metis to give Tony Gollan another thrill

Premier Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan admits he gets an extra thrill every time he can win a race with the speedy Metis, a horse he helped syndicate.

Lindsay Park Preview

Check out the thoughts from the Lindsay Park team ahead of this weekend’s action.

2019 Perth Cup: Tips and Race Preview

The big connections could be headed for a massive result in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Perth Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

2019 La Trice Classic: Tips and Race Preview

Sticking with W Pike in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 La Trice Classic at Ascot on Saturday.

Kembla Grange Preview

Racing in NSW this Thursday is at Kembla on a Good 3 track.

Peter Snowden heads to the Gold Coast with a few runners

The Snowden team will have a nice team running at the Magic Millions day next week.

Rachel King is back from overseas to ride this weekend

After a top 2018, Rachel King looks to kick off the New Year with winners straight away.

Tony McEvoy looks at his Magic Millions chances

Sun City has suffered an infection and will miss the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast as a result.

Edward Cummings talks the stable hopes

With horses like Sky Boy, the Cummings stable have promising horses going forward.

Andrew Adkins discusses his current illness

Causing him some pain affecting his riding, Andrew Adkins is suffering from pericarditis.

Barry Bowditch focuses on the Magic Millions sales

Next week on the Gold Coast, the Magic Millions Sales will take place along with the big race meeting on the Sunday.

2019 La Trice Classic: Final Field, Barriers and Market

The 2019 La Trice Classic at Ascot on Saturday could be going to the pink and white colours again.

Martin Seidl lands first metropolitan win

Robe De Fete has given visiting German rider Martin Seidl a first Victorian metropolitan win at Sandown.

Destiny's Kiss closing in on retirement

Trainer Joe Pride is preparing for the retirement of veteran stayer Destiny's Kiss, a gallant third in the New Year's Day Cup after copping interference.

Villa Sarchi impresses in Sandown victory

Villa Sarchi has unleashed a powerful finishing burst to again score a first-up victory over 1000 metres at Sandown.

Gold Coast or Flemington for Mr Money Bags

The Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast or the Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington are the options for last-start winner Mr Money Bags.

Sandown winners have big staying targets

Amanikan and Ridgewood Drive have shown their potential with maiden victories at Sandown which may lead to Derby and Oaks races later in the season.

Old association wins again at Doomben

The long-standing and successful combination of trainer Michael Nolan and owner Kim McCasker has won with Devils Marbles at Doomben.

Easy Eddie to run for Pride at Kensington

Trainer Joe Pride will take Easy Eddie to race at Randwick but says he would rather be racing on his home track at Warwick Farm.

In-form Schweida ponders Millions

Kelly Schweida has equalled his best training performance at a TAB meeting but has the Magic Millions Classic on his mind with The Odyssey

Du Well out to continue winning campaign

The Robbie Griffiths-trained Du Well will chase her third consecutive win this preparation when she lines up at Caulfield in a 1000m race for fillies.

Do all your Weekend Metro Meetings form early

As well as all the provincial and international races, Racing and Sports has all the metros covered.

2019 Perth Cup: Final Field, Barriers and Market

The 2019 Perth Cup at Ascot on Saturday has three main chances.

RQ to help with Millions schedule problem

Racing Queensland will address a problem which has resulted in several horses missing a chance to qualify for the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic.

RV reschedule upcoming Stawell meeting

Racing Victoria has rescheduled a Stawell race meeting because of the forecast for extreme heat.

Sun City out of Magic Millions

Sun City has been scratched from the Magic Millions with a leg infection but his trainer says he could still return for the Golden Slipper.

First Conghua Race Meeting In March

March 23 is the date when China enters the realm of world racing as we know it.

Last Chance For Magic Millions Contenders

Tony McEvoy hopes to double his representation in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic when he starts Ipswich winner Hills at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

2019 La Trice Classic: Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 La Trice Classic at Ascot on Saturday suggest a good sized field of mares.

Rachel King suspended at Randwick

Rachel King has copped the first Sydney suspension of the year for causing interference in the New Year's Day Cup in which she was second on Earth Angel.

John Allen suspended twice at Flemington

John Allen has incurred a third careless riding ban in as many days with Racing Victoria stewards suspending him on two careless riding charges at Flemington.

Etymology impresses with Bagot Hcp success

Etymology has made it two wins in succession at Flemington, taking out the Listed Bagot Handicap over 2800m for his fourth career win.

Naval Warfare strikes again at Randwick

Naval Warfare has broken through for a stakes win at Randwick, taking out the New Year's Day Cup for trainer Chris Waller and jockey Corey Brown.

German import Schabau wins Aust debut

Connections of German import Schabau are already eyeing the Melbourne Cup after his Australian debut victory at Flemington.

Poy joins father in win for Lindsay Park

Michael Poy has worn the famous Lindsay Park silks to victory in a race at Flemington, emulating his father Michael Clarke who wore them on countless occasions.

Santa Monica a surprise Group 1 winner

The unheralded Santa Monica has caused a major upset in the Railway Stakes at Ellerslie, the first Group One race in Australasia for the year.

Jedastar too speedy in Flemington debut

The Lloyd Kennewell-trained Jedastar has recorded a strong win on debut at Flemington and will be prepared for the Blue Diamond Preview.

Warwick Farm Saturday Transferred to Randwick

Saturday's Sydney race meeting has been transferred from Warwick Farm to Randwick due to the forecast of extreme heat.

Lubuk to get last chance at Millions

Promising colt Lubuk is likely to be given a last chance to make the Magic Millions Classic field via a race at the Gold Coast.

Villa Sarchi set for first-up Sandown tilt

Trainer Heath Conners is hoping a return to Sandown will bring out the best in Villa Sarchi who is set to run first-up over 1000 metres.

Whispering Brook takes out G3 Standish Hcp

Whispering Brook has continued her good form since joining the Darren Weir stable, adding the Group Three Standish Handicap at Flemington to her record.

Warwick Farm transferred to Kensington

A race meeting has been transferred from Warwick Farm to Randwick's Kensington track because of extreme heat predicted in Sydney's south-west.

Selections and Best Bets For January 1

Selections and Best Bets for Randwick on New Year's Day from Chris Scholtz.

2019 Perth Cup: Race History

The Race History of the Perth Cup run at Ascot on Saturday has changed with the reduction in journey.

2019 La Trice Classic: Race History

The leading owner in Perth has a strong history in the La Trice Classic run at Ascot on Saturday.