Derryn And Shoals Show Their Potential With Impressive Group Wins At Randwick

The Lindsay Park-trained Derryn settled back in tenth place in a 12-horse field in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (registered as the Royal Sovereign Stakes) (Gr 2, 1200m), following a good pace, before Mark Zahra took him to the centre of the track shortly after straightening. After challenging strongly at the 100 metres, Derryn then proved... Read More

The Mighty Fed (AUS)

O: Nordic Racing And Breeding (Mgr: M J Jooste) B: Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia Pty Ltd T: David Payne S: Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale 16 yearling V: Segenhoe Stud $310,000 P: Payne Racing / Nordic Racing & Breeding W: I Am Invincible@Yarraman Park Handicap, 1200m, Warwick Farm, 12 April   The Mighty Fed, who was... Read More

Steve Looks At The Hong Kong International Races

The United States (Galileo) looks our likely lone representative in the 30 April Audemars Piguet QE11 Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) and the cupboard will be bare for the 7 May Chairman’s Sprint Prize (Gr 1, 1200m) and Champions Mile (Gr 1, 1600m). John O’Shea told me last night that a Hong Kong trip has been... Read More

Bonneval Dominant In The Australian Oaks

On a rain affected track jockey Hugh Bowman settled the filly well back in the field and by the time the straight was reached she still had many lengths to make up on the leaders but it proved no problem as Bonneval came with a powerhouse finishing run to reach the leaders, Lasqueti Spirit (Beneteau)... Read More

What Does It All Mean?

There were trainers compounding their Newmarket blues by foolishly drinking gin as they fumbled for the anti-depressants. And I’m talking household names. Multiple Group One-winning trainers who couldn’t get a look in when it came to buying a ‘big, shiny’ one as they say. There were vendors shaking their heads with something akin to disbelief.... Read More

Chautauqua Runs Fast Sectionals Times In Amazing TJ Smith Stakes Win

The now six-year-old, settled at the tail of the 15-horse field as expected, angled between runners on straightening before Tommy Berry switched him deep and into clear running at the 200 metres, where he was still conceding the leader about ten lengths. Chautauqua then came with a powerful finish to overwhelm the Gai Waterhouse and... Read More