Sirius Suspect

The best laid plans always start with a few beers.  Well, maybe not, but inspiration drawn from some stubbies with his boss all of ten years ago enticed Dennis Lewis into the world of racehorse ownership with Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and from there he’s had the ride of his life. “It was a... Read More

Chain Of Lightning

Rough shod is not a phrase you’d normally want associated with your gallopers, but breeding behemoth Stuart Ramsey hopes those words are the key to exciting times ahead for unbeaten mare Chain Of Lightning (Fighting Sun). The four-year-old homebred made it four wins from four in adapting smoothly to the Flemington straight and Benchmark 84... Read More

Aft Cabin (AUS)

Aft Cabin (AUS) 3 c Astern – Shelters by Lonhro O: Godolphin B: Godolphin T: James Cummings W: Tile Importer Maiden Plate (1400m), Sandown-Hillside, August 10 James Cummings and Godolphin look to have a real Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) contender on their hands following Aft Cabin’s (Astern) dominant performance in a Sandown-Hillside maiden on... Read More

Clarken has a spring in his step

Dan Clarken is content. The South Australian Group 1-winning trainer is more than happy in the sanctuary of his 400-acre property, located just minutes from the Murray Bridge racecourse, after years of working in Adelaide racing’s epicentre of Morphettville. In recent seasons, Clarken and training partner Oopy MacGillivray have plied their trade from the provincial... Read More

Allam has high hopes for final foal from star mare Bonnie Mac

More than two years have passed but owner-breeder Steve Allam continues to rue the premature death of his star broodmare Bonnie Mac (Thorn Park), who was lost at the tender age of 12.  But today, Allam will see the single foal he bred from the mare and sold for seven figures at last year’s Inglis... Read More

Is there a Diamond in the Godolphin six?

Those looking into the crystal ball in a bid to forecast this season’s big-race two-year-old winners may only need to look at recent history for a pointer to the future. Godolphin and Victorian trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman have had an uncanny ability to unveil a classy young horse, usually an elite juvenile, in recent... Read More