Week in Rowe-view

Clarken hoping his loyalty pays off

Will Clarken wasn’t afraid to admit for a time he’d been questioning his decision to base his training business in Adelaide as the prize-money gulf between South Australia and Victoria and NSW, in particular, widened. So, he was relieved to have been delivered the news on Monday that prize-money would be increased by $7.4 million... Read More

Silicon Valley comes to Scone

Scone’s a long way from Silicon Valley but Google’s Chrome expert Neal French will be on hand to talk about all things AI, the buzz subject of the moment.  The From Here On forum, to be held on Monday, August 7, at the Thoroughbred Breeders NSW conference room in Scone, will also feature as keynote... Read More

The glamour racing days won’t fund the 364-day-a-year industry

It may not have been surprising to anyone who has remotely paid attention to the federal government’s inquiry into Australia’s wagering industry, but the release of this week’s You Win Some, You Lose More report will send shockwaves reverberating across the gambling sector – and racing. There’s still a lot to play out – and... Read More

Shinzo tops juvenile crop

Shinzo is Australia’s best two-year-old. With the five Group 1 juvenile races run and won for season 2022-23, the status of the Golden Slipper would ordinarily see the winner lay claim to the title of the nation’s best, but ratings figures also back-up the blueblood Snitzel colt’s performance in the $5 million feature. The Coolmore-owned... Read More

‘Everyone says without Yulong you’d be stuffed, well, actually, no, we wouldn’t’

Cambridge Stud’s Henry Plumptre, who made the call to spend $950,000 on Joliestar (Zoustar) at the 2022 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale on behalf of Brendan and Jo Lindsay, was as relieved as he was excited when the juvenile made the perfect start to her racing career on Monday. Wearing the Lindsays’ black and yellow checked... Read More

The magic of the cup

There’s something special about the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m). Despite the naysayers, from within the industry and the vocal minority outside it, the cup retains much of its mystique. Sure, it might not be like it was in the so-called good old days – and the relevance to the Australian breeding industry is minimal... Read More