Week in Rowe-view

Shorten period between two-year-old sales to help internationals

Champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore may have bailed on his Gold Coast stable experiment earlier this year, but his nephew James Moore believes the glitter strip is the place to secure his own long-term training future. James Moore chose not to follow his father Gary, the younger brother of John, to Macau where the... Read More

Nolen back from the brink

The mild–mannered and softly spoken Tal Nolen, the veteran horseman who commands respect from buyers and his peers alike, was last year going to give away educating and consigning breeze-up horses. Fed up with Victoria’s lockdowns due to the pandemic and grieving the loss of his wife Margaret, horses were the furthest thing from his... Read More

NZB in no rush to fill director of sales role

New Zealand Bloodstock remains in no rush to fill the critical role of director of sales following the departure of long-time employee Danny Rolston in June. With Rolston joining the Hong Kong Jockey Club after giving 18 years’ service to NZB, the auction house has been relying on Sydney based Mike Kneebone, the company’s director... Read More

Two suspended over alleged “jigger” use

It’s never the intention of a journo or a photographer – or at least it shouldn’t be – to become the story, rather than just the one who is covering it. For popular racing photographer Sharon Chapman she inadvertently this week became part of a stewards inquiry in the Queensland outback at Birdsville ahead of... Read More

Smith’s belief in horse and sire

Win, lose or draw with first crop three-year-old son of Widden Stud’s Supido (Sebring) in  Buenos Noches in the San Domenico tomorrow, the colt’s trainer Matt Smith is confident that the horse – and his sire – have bright futures. Warwick Farm trainer Smith produced Buenos Noches to win his first start impressively at Canterbury... Read More

Clarken has a spring in his step

Dan Clarken is content. The South Australian Group 1-winning trainer is more than happy in the sanctuary of his 400-acre property, located just minutes from the Murray Bridge racecourse, after years of working in Adelaide racing’s epicentre of Morphettville. In recent seasons, Clarken and training partner Oopy MacGillivray have plied their trade from the provincial... Read More