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Eight’s ready to score for Bell at Doomben

Trainer Darren Bell hopes to put aside the result of a recent controversial protest decision with the promising Eight’s A Party. Five-year-old Eight’s A Party lines up in a 1600-metre class six at Doomben on Saturday, two weeks after...

Tasmanian filly earns shot in Melbourne

Unbeaten Tasmanian filly Lady Jane has earned a chance to emulate her dam by chasing a victory in Melbourne. The Royston Carr-trained three-year-old faces her biggest test in Saturday’s Pack A Picnic Plate (1100m) at Flemington. Lady Jane is...

Malavio making comeback in 2015 Expressway Stakes Field

While the Expressway Stakes is the stepping stone to The Championships for many of Malavio’s rivals, his trainer Steve Englebrecht is looking further ahead and further afield. The Group Two Expressway (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday signals...

Switch sees Adelaide galloper in Melbourne

A change in race programming will see Adelaide galloper River’s Lane have his first start in Melbourne for more than five years at Flemington. Trainer Ryan Balfour originally picked out the Rain Lover Plate, which was to be run over 1800m at...

Cobalt not widespread in Qld: Birch

Queensland’s integrity boss says the use of cobalt is not widespread in the state’s racing despite announcing nine irregularities to the illegal substance. Wade Birch said on Friday samples from six harness racing horses and three...

Lucky Liberty can earn shot at G1 Australian Guineas 2015

The Group One Australian Guineas will come into focus for the promising Lucky Liberty if he remains unbeaten at Flemington. Lucky Liberty has scored impressively in a Mornington maiden and at Sale and is the $2.30 favourite to win Saturday’s...

Canonbury Stakes 2015: Dunn keen to test Team Hawkes youngsters

A chance to test the big-race credentials of two Hawkes Racing juveniles has enticed Dwayne Dunn to Sydney on Saturday. The Melbourne-based jockey, who rides extensively for the Hawkes stable, will make the trip interstate to partner first starters...

Fontelina late nomination for Newmarket Handicap 2015

Fontelina, a dual Group Two winner over 1200m at Flemington, has been added to Newmarket Handicap entries. The Anthony Cummings-trained sprinter, who has been sidelined with a leg injury since last season, is the only late nomination for the $1...

Expressway Stakes 2015: Driefontein odds turn in

The Expressway Stakes shapes as an open race and as a result punters have been hesitant to back anything. TODAY’S OFFER:┬áSign-up at Sportsbet.com.au via this link for a $501 BONUS BET! In race filled with experienced Group One performers...

Expressway Stakes 2015: Waller’s Weary has a pony tale

It isn’t quite racing’s version of Brangelina but Weary-Dunlop might just be a partnership to watch. Weary, of course, is the Chris Waller-trained import who looked to be a star on the rise with back-to-back Group One placings last...

Newmarket Handicap 2015: Earthquake impresses at Cranbourne trials

Godolphin and their principle trainer John O’Shea had a large arsenal of horses at the Cranbourne trials on Thursday. A total of 14 horses carried the Godolphin all blue colours with David Charles, the Melbourne foreman for O’Shea,...

McEvoy out to build autumn momentum

Kerrin McEvoy’s efforts to reposition himself as a freelance rider are starting to reap rewards. The former stable jockey for Godolphin has rides in seven of the eight races at Rosehill on Saturday for five different trainers. Three of his...