Duality (AUS) 3 g Toorak Toff – Noisy Feet by Tapit

Promising three-year-old Duality (Toorak Toff) followed up his second on debut in a 3YO Maiden (1225m) at Geelong on 29 April with an eye-catching win at Sandown Hillside on Wednesday. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained gelding showed good pace from his wide barrier in 14 under jockey Stephen Baster and he was soon able... Read More

English passes the test in Doomben 10,000

Newhaven Park Stud’s English (Encosta de Lago), still racing as a rising six-year-old, is another exception to the rule, the decision to keep her going well justified by her victory in last Saturday’s $700,000 Doomben 10,000 (Gr 1, 1200m) in which she produced a strong finishing sprint to defeat the somewhat unlucky, stud-bound Impending (Lonhro)... Read More

Korea: the next big racing empire?

The ‘Whinny World’ signage as you enter Seoul’s Let’s Run Park racecourse is one; having several of the racing world’s leading administrators colourfully clad on stage in the lead-up to Sunday’s Korean Derby is another. But these things do not disguise the fact that the KRA (Korean Racing Authority) is an emerging racing power. It... Read More

More questions than answers following unsatisfactory French Classics at Longchamp

Firstly, though, the opening French Classics of the season returned home to the newly-refurbished Longchamp on Sunday and both the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr 1, 1600m) and Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr 1, 1600m) were marred by controversy with Christophe Soumillon, who finished third aboard Dice Roll (Showcasing) in the former, staunchly criticising the... Read More

Surprise winner I’ll Have A Bit’s fast sectional times suggest she should not be overlooked again

The John McArdle-trained three-year-old filly, settled at the tail of the 11-horse field from her outside barrier, went widest of all at the home turn before coming with a strong late run to score by a neck, going away. I’ll Have A Bit ran the 1200 metre journey in 1:09.13 on the Soft 5 track,... Read More

Sesar (AUS) 2 c Sebring – Sarthemare by Street Cry

The Steven O’Dea-trained colt Sesar (Sebring) followed up on his second in a two-year-old race over 1200 metres at the Sunshine Coast on 14 April to score his first win in three starts, doing so at stakes level in the Ken Russell Memorial Classic (Gr 3, 1200m). He settled midfield on the rails in the... Read More