Racing News

All eyes on Normandy Bridge at Saint-Cloud

While most Australian attention this weekend will be on the home front, tonight’s Saint-Cloud card is likely to be keenly watched with some familiar colours to the fore. The Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2000m), the only juvenile feature in Europe at a middle distance, has surprisingly thrown up a number of horses that have... Read More

Champions Day: Addeybb goes one better than last year for joyous Haggas and triumphant Marquand

Addeybb put in a performance befitting of the occasion to finally land his first Group 1 in Britain with a frighteningly-good performance to take the £750,000 Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes. Having come up three-quarters of a length short behind Magical in the same race last year, Addeybb emphatically turned the tables with a champion’s... Read More

Moir goes to Pippie but Everest unlikely

Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) heroine Pippie (5 m Written Tycoon – Coupe Express by Ne Coupez Pas) added a second top-level feature to her record when she burnt off her rivals to win the Moir Stakes (Gr 1, 1000m) at Moonee Valley last night, but the world’s richest turf event appears to be off... Read More

Quickie begins long road towards Melbourne Cup

Today’s Memsie Stakes and its handicap equivalent have traditionally featured contenders heading towards the first Tuesday in November The 2019 Queensland Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Mr Quickie (Shamus Award) begins his spring campaign in today’s Memsie Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Caulfield – a race which has been the most common launching pad for... Read More

European carnival raiders face expensive trip

Owners of European challengers being aimed at this year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival are set to foot a hefty bill as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Entries for both the Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) and Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) are set to be unveiled today and it is anticipated that the number travelling... Read More

Loving Gaby retires to Phoenix broodmare band, no stallion chosen as yet

Dual Group 1 winner Loving Gaby (I Am Invincible) has been retired after her campaign geared towards the $15 million The Everest (1200m) was thwarted due to injury, with owners Phoenix Thoroughbreds said to add the prized filly to their burgeoning broodmare band. Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace announced on Twitter yesterday that Loving... Read More