Big week awaits Godolphin with sale, Stradbroke beckoning

The racing powerhouse will send an 18-horse team through the virtual sales ring on June 10, while Trekking aims to go back-to-back Godolphin will make a first foray as vendor into the online auction domain when it offers 18 tried horses for sale through the Inglis Digital June (Early) Online Sale next week. It comes... Read More

Ellis recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Te Akau principal David Ellis has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced overnight. The honour is the highest-ranking title that does not bestow a knighthood under the New Zealand honours system and is only awarded to a maximum of 40 people... Read More

Ka Ying Star shines, Dreamer makes a Winning debut

Ka Ying Star (Cityscape) maintained Tony Cruz’s advance towards the top of the trainers’ premiership with an overdue success in the Lion Rock Trophy (Gr 3, 1600m) at Sha Tin yesterday. “I’m going to put the pedal to the metal!” Cruz said after the British import had pushed the stable’s tally to 52 wins. That... Read More

Dawn Passage secures Stradbroke start with Doomben victory

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott autumn train has rolled towards the winter as Dawn Passage (Dawn Approach) cemented his spot, and favouritism, for next Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap (Gr 1, 1400m) with a commanding win in the Fred Best Classic (Gr 3, 1350m) at Doomben yesterday. Bringing up a hat-trick of stakes wins, Dawn Passage... Read More

Trainers optimistic Singapore racing will resume in July

Trainers are set to be given the go-ahead to step up their horses’ work next week at Kranji Racecourse ahead of the likely return of Singapore racing from the start of July, in what has been a coronavirus-hit period that stakeholders hope is the catalyst for the revitalisation of the country’s industry. Racing in Singapore... Read More

Yahagi and Lane to clash in Japanese Derby for the ages

Trainer Yoshito Yahagi and jockey Damian Lane combined to give Japan a first Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) win last year with Lys Gracieux (Heart’s Cry), but on Sunday, they will be in opposing corners as they tackle the world’s richest and most heavily-bet Classic, the Tokyo Yushun (Gr 1, 2400m). The Derby (Gr 1,... Read More