‘If you wanted racing to boom, you’d put the best CEOs that they could afford’

If we needed a reminder about how important it is to keep the government onside when it comes to horse racing and gambling, the closure of the sport in Macau and the impending demise of Singapore certainly provides it. Decorated Kiwi trainer Stephen Gray and his wife Bridget, who experienced a “life-changing” 24 years running... Read More

Bandi’s Boy

If Bandi’s Boy (The Brothers War) – the new pride of Goulburn – can win Saturday’s $1 million Country Championships Final (1400m), even the eyes of the most hardened bushies drawn to Randwick for the big day might be more than a bit moist. It would be one of the more emotional, battler, stories you’ll... Read More

Three to follow on the weekend

Last Command (Rosehill, Race 3 #5) TRAINER: Michael Freedman RACE: Baillieu (Group 3, 1400m) There will be plenty of eyes on the 2024 edition of the Baillieu with red hot favourite Linebacker (Super Seth) ready to tackle his way into Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) field. However, there is another young colt in this... Read More

Hezdarnhottoo (NZ)

2 c Too Darn Hot – Rosa Carolina by Savabeel O: B E Risetto, L Petagna, W E Preston, K Salagic, M T Mathews, S B Dixon, M M Raftery, H I Myers, Mrs C M Myers, D J Armstrong, R J Chilcott, B M Dowling, A D Mathews, M Mckelvie, A P Proctor, P... Read More

Via Sistina

Yulong Stud took two prime pieces of European “real estate” – a boulevard in Rome and a Parisien square housing the Louvre – plonked them down in Parramatta and scored a blue-blooded Group 1 quinella. And that could be the tip of the iceberg for two mares who, on pedigree and performance, are straight out... Read More

Macau’s racing journey comes to an end

The Macau Jockey Club hosts its final race meeting on Saturday with a 14-race card, providing trainers, jockeys and hundreds of stable staff and administrators, who are facing career oblivion, one last chance to shine at Taipa. It’s almost certain that racing in Macau will end for good, having hosted thoroughbred racing since 1989, its... Read More