Racing News

‘Bigger things’ lie in wait for Wanaruah

Spring stakes assignments could now lie in wait for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Wanaruah (Snitzel) after he extended his unbeaten record to two in a 1400-metre handicap at Randwick. Having made an eye-catching winning debut at Canterbury over 1250 metres last month, the Snitzel colt was sent off a $3 joint-favourite on Saturday,... Read More

Brown predicts bright future for debut winner Manolo Bling

Ethan Brown feels Manolo Bling (Grunt) has earned herself a shot at a stakes race after making a stylish winning debut at Caulfield on Saturday. The well-related daughter of Yulong second-season stallion Grunt (O’Reilly) lined up against 11 rivals and, despite it being her racetrack debut, was sent off the $5.50 favourite in the competitive... Read More

Recommendation gets five-star rating in Sir John Monash Stakes romp

Ciaron Maher-trained gelding destined for bigger targets following seven-length demolition of rivals Ciaron Maher admitted he didn’t expect Recommendation (Shalaa) to ‘win that easy’ after witnessing the gelding scoot home by an impressive seven lengths to win Saturday’s Sir John Monash Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m). The four-year-old put himself firmly into spring contention with his... Read More

Tarpaulin impresses at Warwick Farm

Godolphin will let the dust settle before determining where Tarpaulin (Harry Angel) fits into their spring plans following the well-related colt’s classy maiden win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. A half-brother to Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (Gr 2, 1200m) winner Aft Cabin (Astern) PJ Bell Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Multaja (Medaglia d’Oro), and Lonhro Plate... Read More

‘He could compete in some of the biggest races in the country’

Ralph Zito is known chiefly as the man who sold Mystic Journey (Needs Further) for the princely sum of $11,000, but that could be about to change if his homebred Steel Run (Real Steel) can fulfil the huge potential he showed when winning last Saturday’s Mahogany Challenge Final (2500m).  His arrogant victory as the $2.70... Read More

Maher’s Melbourne Cup team starting to take shape

Ciaron Maher strengthened an already-powerful Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) hand via Berkshire Breeze (Mastercraftsman) winning at Flemington on Saturday, further elevating himself in a market that is headed by a Group 1-winning stablemate. Circle Of Fire (Almanzor) is advancing in his work towards providing Maher with a second win in Australia’s most famous race,... Read More