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Ihtsahymn’s odds shorten to win CB Cox Stakes 2014

He hasn’t won in nine months, but that hasn’t stopped Sportsbet punters from supporting the Fred Kersley trained Ihtsahymn in the Cox Stakes (2100m) this Saturday at Ascot. The gelding has been backed into $5 from $7 and has clearly...

Lough Neagh Stakes 2014: Riva De Lago relishing Brisbane lifestyle

A change of scenery has rejuvenated former class Sydney sprinter Riva De Lago who is striving to break a 15-month absence from the winner’s circle in the Lough Neagh Stakes. Riva De Lago was originally trained by Con Karakatsanis and was...

Natural improvement key to Craftiness

Joe Pride is convinced Craftiness can come out on top when he heads to Rosehill for his return bout with Religify, the only horse to have beaten him. The pair will clash in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap on Saturday, almost six weeks after they...

Williams out to Bag a Flemington win

Trainer Danny Williams doesn’t travel to Melbourne often but when he does he is rarely far from the money. Based at Goulburn in NSW, Williams sent two of his horses on an eight-hour trip to Melbourne on Wednesday with the pair to line up at...

Zoutenant books Magic Millions Classic spot with Wyong win

The experience of Glyn Schofield has proved critical for connections of wayward colt Zoutenant who almost cost himself an important and lucrative victory in the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Thursday. Sent out a well-backed $2.40 favourite,...

Speed puts brakes on trainer’s retirement

Unbeaten three-year-old Release The Speed has helped stave off retirement for trainer Merilyn Anderson. Anderson had considered handing in her licence this season but Release The Speed changed her mind. A debut victory at Ballarat on November 3 was...

The Quarterback to face sprint test

Matthew Allen knows The Quarterback possesses a devastating turn of foot and the jockey hopes that comes to the fore over a sprint course at Flemington. The Robbie Griffiths-trained horse resumes from a let-up in Saturday’s Red Tempo Handicap...

Ottoman to continue Godolphin juvenile run

Godolphin has split its juvenile team between two states on Saturday in a bid to continue its brilliant strike rate with two-year-olds this season. Ottoman will sport Sheikh Mohammed’s royal blue silks in the TAB Place Multi Plate (1100m) at...

No NSW/Vic racing on Sky Channel

The TAB-owned Sky Racing will no longer telecast races from NSW and Victoria following the breakdown in negotiations with rights holder TVN. The short-term contract between the two companies ceased on Wednesday after two years of...

Winning double for Kris Lees at Canterbury

Lightly raced three-year-old Gold Seventy Seven underlined the emerging depth of the Kris Lees stable with a dominant performance at Canterbury on Wednesday. The Newcastle trainer, who won the Group One Turnbull Stakes during the spring carnival...

Tim Bell making inroads in premiership

Tim Bell has had some anxious moments before continuing his climb back up the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership ladder with a double at Ipswich. The 2013-14 premiership winner Bell had a slow start to the new season but in the past month has...

Alexander seeking first Flemington win

It has been a big year for fledgling trainer Archie Alexander and Martinvast will attempt to provide him with another milestone at Flemington. Alexander started training around six months ago after 12 years learning his craft from some of the best...