Steve Moran

Racing never ceases to surprise, does it? On Wednesday, apparently, a new chief executive of Racing Australia will be announced. This person has been selected by a four person panel including David Moodie, who stood down from his position as Racing Victoria chairman in October pending an integrity investigation; and John Messara who has announced... Read More

France (AUS)

  O: Newgate S F, China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd, Horse Ventures & J W Kelly Suffolk Vale & Co B: J W Kelly Suffolk Vale & Co T: Peter and Paul Snowden S: $475,000 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale 2015 V: Newhaven Park P: China Horse Club W: Schweppes Maiden Plate, 1200 metres,... Read More

Two-Year-Olds Cao Cao and Serena Bay’s Times Suggest They Have Bright Futures

The Mick Price-trained Cao Cao was having his second race start after a good debut when second in the Maribyrnong Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) at Flemington on 5 November. After settling in fifth place, he moved up well rounding the home turn before racing away over the closing stages to take out the Two-Year-Old Plate... Read More

Steve Moran Looks At The Looming Extravaganza Of Autumn Sprints

The recurring theme is the evenness of the competition in our major sprint races which begs the question: are these horses all very, very good or simply very even? That will be determined over the next five months and will begin with Rebel Dane (California Dane) and Takedown (Stratum) seeking to measure up in the... Read More

Takedown Triumphs In Perth’s Winterbottom Stakes

In a driving finish Takedown won by a long head from five-year-old mare Sheidel (Holy Roman Emperor) with Rock Magic (Redoute’s Choice) a half-length away in third place. Time was 1:10.27. Gary Moore, established again as a trainer in Sydney after being champion trainer in Macau, has done a superb job with the 17.0hh Takedown... Read More

Jessamin (AUS)

O: Corumbene Stud B: Corumbene Stud T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott S: Psd $140,000 Res $150,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale V: Corumbene Stud W: Hyland Race Colours Maiden Plate, 1000m, Warwick Farm, 23 November Jessamin put up a good effort to win on debut over 1000 metres at Warwick Farm having finished... Read More