Racing News

Melody Belle equals the mighty Sunline with Trentham victory

Dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Melody Belle (6 m Commands – Meleka Belle by Iffraaj) has equalled the record of the mighty mare Sunline (Desert Sun) after completing her 13th career Group 1 win when taking out the Thorndon Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) at Trentham yesterday. The Jamie Richards-trained mare was having her... Read More

Dosh dominates fillies, Beau best in Blue Diamond Previews

Speedy filly Dosh (2 f Rich Enuff – Raise Up by Shovhog) will attempt to do what her sire could not – win at Group 1 level – after she put forward her credentials for the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) with a strong on-pace victory in yesterday’s Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) (Gr 3,... Read More

Avalon strikes as Spain stars in Australia Stakes

Last month, Avalon – on Sydney’s Northern Beaches – was in the news for all the wrong reasons as the site of a Covid-19 cluster, but last night, it was Avalon to the fore as Group 1 winner Streets Of Avalon (6 g Magnus – Kamuniak by Black Minnaloushe) scored a first-up victory in the... Read More

Royal Ascot to expand meeting to seven races a day

Ascot will permanently expand its famous royal meeting with the introduction of seven-race cards each day after its revised schedule proved popular with bookmakers and connections last year. The five-day meeting, which begins on June 15, was expanded last season to facilitate extra runners, whose campaigns were severely interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic before the... Read More

Shaquero Slipper-bound as Waller claims first 2YO Classic

Chris Waller will plot a path to the Golden Slipper (Gr 1, 1200m) with Shaquero (2 c Shalaa – Fimatino by Not A Single Doubt) after the exciting juvenile took out the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) in dominant style at the Gold Coast yesterday.  Breaking from barrier one, connections of Shaquero never had... Read More

Swift Witness new favourite for Magic Millions Classic after barrier draw 

Runaway Aquis Gold Pearl (1100m) winner Swift Witness (Star Witness) firmed into favourite last night for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) after getting the best of a barrier draw that dented the hopes of many of her leading market rivals. The sight of horses galloping along the sands of Surfers Paradise... Read More