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  • Bobby El-Issa has suspension overturned

    Jockey Bobby El-Issa has had a four-month suspension for his handling of a horse in a country race overturned on appeal.El-Issa received the hefty penalty after Racing NSW stewards determined he had not given the Ron Quinton-trained Soul Testa every chance to win or obtain the best possible pla...

  • Williams takes Melbourne premiership lead

    Five-time Melbourne jockeys' premiership winner Craig Williams has taken the lead in this season's title race with a winning double at Sandown.Williams is in a battle with apprentice Beau Mertens and put his nose in front courtesy of wins aboard Yogi and Gibbon on Wednesday while Mertens went w...

  • Sneaky Glance for Grafton Guineas

    Gangly gelding Sneaky Glance is headed to the Grafton Guineas after making it three wins from three starts for trainer Toby Edmonds.Sneaky Glance responded to hard riding from Jeff Lloyd to give Edmonds his 60th metropolitan win for the season in Wednesday's Gallopers Club Hcp (1660m) at Doombe...

  • Special Missile fires up for maiden win

    Special Missile has finally found the ideal launch pad for a maiden win at Warwick Farm on a track infinitely better than his last attempt.The John Thompson-trained three-year-old started favourite at Wyong on June 8 with the meeting called off after he raced and ran second.He broke his duck on...

  • Caulfield one option for Evolutionist

    Robbie Griffiths will weigh up whether two-year-old Evolutionist makes his city debut at Caulfield or bids to get a maiden win on the board in the country.Evolutionist made an encouraging debut at Bendigo last Wednesday, finishing a close second to Takemehomemister in an 1100m 2YO Handicap, and...

  • Milestone win for Jean Van Overmeire

    While Rachel King is enjoying a superb run of form in Sydney during the winter, fellow apprentice Jean Van Overmeire has had his own moment to savour at Warwick Farm.Van Overmeire, who grew up near English equine epicentre Newmarket, achieved his first metropolitan win on Wednesday when the Bjo...

  • Elite Legacy has promising future: Noonan

    Tony Noonan admits it has been a while since he has had a headline horse but the Group One-winning trainer believes debut city winner Elite Legacy has a promising career ahead of him.Elite Legacy was a $6 chance in Wednesday's Chandler Macleod Plate (1000m) at Sandown and powered to a three-qua...

  • Diomedes continues Archer's run

    Improving two-year-old Diomedes has had to survive a protest before continuing his sire Golden Archer's great start to his stud career.Diomedes became Golden Archer's eighth Australian winner and ninth overall when he won Wednesday's Mount Franklin 2YO Plate (1350m) at Doomben.Brad Pengelly on ...

  • Racing return forecast for Centre Pivot

    Centre Pivot finally looks poised to return to racing for the first time since January with Sydney's weather forecast all but assuring a comeback in the Civic Stakes at Rosehill. Randwick trainer Peter Robl has been waiting for the best part of a month to run the six-year-old and as long...

  • Doubt I'm Dreaming dies at trackwork

    Trainer John McArdle has suffered a blow with boom colt Doubt I'm Dreaming collapsing and dying at trackwork.The Mornington trainer rated Doubt I'm Dreaming potentially the best horse he has trained, with the colt a dominant winner of a Listed race at Moonee Valley on debut before being beaten ...

  • Sullivan reflects on success of Coast

    Retiring Sunshine Coast Turf Club chief executive Mick Sullivan believes the club can become one of the most powerful in Australia in coming years.Sullivan will oversee his 18th and final Caloundra Cup meeting at Corbould Park on Saturday.He joined the cub in February 2000 and will retire next ...

  • Pat Smullen hoping to crack Derby win

    Dual Irish Derby winner Pat Smullen is relishing the opportunity to bid for a third aboard Cracksman.Smullen replaces the injured Frankie Dettori in Sunday's Classic at the Curragh.The Frankel colt was favourite to give trainer John Gosden and owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer victory in the Ep...

  • Tributes flow after Vic racecourse death

    A former jockey and track rider who fell off a horse and died in regional Victoria had "devoted her life to thoroughbred racing".Donna Philpot, aged in her 40s, died at Bendigo Racecourse on Tuesday morning, despite the efforts of paramedics to save her.Racing Victoria confirmed her identity on...

  • Matt Smith weighs up home or away for Town

    Barriers will decide whether Group One placegetter Faraway Town heads to Queensland for a stakes race or stays at home in Sydney. The Matthew Smith-trained filly is among the entries for Saturday's Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) and a benchmark race over 1500 metres at Rosehi...

  • I Am Gypsy to step out for Dale stable

    A former Adelaide mare who has recently gone through the sale ring and changed stables is in line to make her Sydney debut for Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.Stakes-placed I Am Gypsy is nominated for Saturday's 1100m Benchmark-93 Handicap at Rosehill with the mare in what is expected to be her f...

  • Kingsbridge set for Highway Handicap debut

    With Highway Handicap experts Matt Dunn and Matthew Dale giving other trainers an opportunity at Rosehill, Cameron Crockett sees his greatest competition possibly coming from within his own stable.The Mudgee horseman has two runners listed for Saturday's Class Three Highway Handicap (1800m) for...

  • Divine Mr Artie ready for racetrack return

    Brendan McCarthy believes Divine Mr Artie could be in for his best preparation as the trainer readies the gelding for his return to racing.Divine Mr Artie, winner of four of his 22 starts, is nominated in Saturday's 1200m-benchmark-84 handicap on his home track at Caulfield for his first start ...

  • John Bateman has a purpose at Warwick Farm

    Long-term the Country Championship is a goal for Common Purpose but first his trainer would like to see him build on his recent maiden win at Goulburn.The John Bateman-trained Common Purpose ran second at his first four starts before winning a 1500m-maiden on his home track at Goulburn on June ...

  • Alma's Rossa chasing first city victory

    The Rivette Series Final is the aim for the Matthew Williams-trained Alma's Rossa who will be out to press her claims in a heat of the series at Sandown. Alma's Rossa ran home well for third behind Pedrena and Samovare in a 1400m fillies race at Flemington last start and steps to 160...

  • Frankie Dettori to miss more G1 meetings

    Frankie Dettori will not be back in action until the week of the July Festival at Newmarket at the earliest, his manager Peter Burrell says.Dettori injured his arm in a parade ring fall at Yarmouth on June 13.He rode in the French Oaks five days later but missed last week's Royal Ascot meeting ...

  • Walker closing in on return to saddle

    Michael Walker admits he contemplated whether he would be able to return to riding after his latest injury absence but the multiple Group One-winning jockey is hopeful his comeback is now only weeks away.Walker has not ridden since he had to be helped off a horse after a race at Moonee Valley i...

  • Girl Sunday in black-type bid at Rosehill

    Girl Sunday will get a belated chance for black-type when she lines up in the Civic Stakes at Rosehill. The Gerald Ryan-trained mare missed a start in Saturday's Group One Tattersall's Tiara in Brisbane as an emergency. She was also nominated for a benchmark race at Randwick on th...

  • NZ stars building up for Melbourne targets

    The $1 million Memsie Stakes has been pencilled in as the likely spring kick-off for Group One-winning stablemates Bonneval and Jon Snow. The two gave the New Zealand partnership of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman a rare achievement as the trainers of the winners of the Australian Derby (Jon...

  • Waller expands to Queensland

    Most of the boxes have been ticked ahead of Chris Waller's expansion to Queensland including the appointment of Paul Shailer to run the satellite stable.The champion trainer said he expected to get final approval from Racing Queensland in the next couple of weeks to open a stable either in Bris...

  • Caulfield race next for Canberra filly

    Having already made her mark in a couple of Highway Handicaps in Sydney this preparation, Canberra filly Clipper is set to hit the road in the opposite direction for her first crack at Melbourne racing. Trainer Matthew Dale, who later this week will welcome stable star Fell Swoop back into w...

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