Racing News

Trial double for Microphone

A quartet of juvenile trials at Warwick Farm yesterday saw a pair of fillies by Darley’s first-season sire Microphone (Exceed And Excel) produce promising displays, beginning with Mic Drop who scored in an 802-metre heat. Trained by Muswellbrook-based Todd Howlett, the filly was landing her second trial success in defeating Full Metal Jacket (Capitalist) by... Read More

La Crique back to brilliant best in WFA Classic

Katrina and Simon Alexander celebrated one of their most satisfying moments on a racetrack with La Crique’s (Vadamos) triumphant turnaround in the Otaki-Maori WFA Classic (Gr 1, 1600m) yesterday. The undisputed star of the Alexanders’ Te Awamutu stable, La Crique had endured a turbulent 12 months since her runner-up finish behind Levante (Proisir)in the same... Read More

Captured By Love remains unbeaten

All roads now lead to the Sistema Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) for Captured By Love (2 f Written Tycoon – Moldova by Snitzel) after the talented juvenile maintained her unbeaten status in yesterday’s Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m).  Local powerhouse stable Te Akau Racing have been victorious in the last two editions of the... Read More

Queman floors Oakleigh Plate rivals

Unsung South Australian homebred Queman (Mint Lane) brought a triumph for the battlers when he narrowly prevailed in a gripping two-horse scrap to win yesterday’s Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) at Caulfield. The five-year-old, who before yesterday had contested just one Group race amid 20 starts, went to the barriers an unfancied $17 chance on... Read More

Mr Brightside dominates Futurity Stakes

Another day, another Group 1 for Australia’s latest people’s horse, Mr Brightside (Bullbars). Continuing a rich tradition of turf stars to carry the Hayes dynasty’s white with green sash and black sleeves, Mr Brightside claimed another top tier success with an effortless stroll to a length-and-a-half win in yesterday’s Futurity Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at... Read More

Talented colt charges straight into Slipper contention

On the anniversary of his sire’s greatest triumph in the 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes, Straight Charge (Written By) earned the stallion’s highest stud honour to date and pushed himself higher up the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott juvenile pecking order with an authoritative win in yesterday’s Silver Slipper Stakes (Gr 2, 1100m) at Rosehill.  While... Read More