We Have Lift Off (AUS)

O: Dynamic Syndications Racing (MGR: D W WATT), P Yesberg, R S Anderton, Mrs A T Woollett, S Koukoulas, C J Mcneill, G A Hodges, G S Cormick, M J Hembury, B J Hails, S A Hails, D A Poletto, M R Smith, G M Oleksinski, A Vella, J P Keeley, D C Batchelor &... Read More

Ef Troop stamps Magic Millions 2YO Classic claims with brilliant performance

Having his second start since taking out the QTIS Two-Year-Old, C&G (1050m) at Doomben on debut on 4 November, Ef Troop showed his quality and high speed in winning Saturday’s race in brilliant fashion by five and a half lengths and in a fast time. He showed tremendous early pace, soon found the lead and... Read More

Queensland-trained Crack Me Up victorious in the Villiers

Named after an early Governor of New South Wales, Victor Albert George Child Villiers, the Earl of Jersey, the race has gained in stature in recent years as the winner becomes exempt from a ballot to run in the following autumn’s rich Doncaster (Gr 1, 1600m). The 2016 and 2015 Villiers winners, Sense Of Occasion... Read More

Steve looks at Aidan O’Brien by the numbers, but are they fair and true?

This is a remarkable achievement by any measure – especially as they were spread across five countries with 16 in the UK, seven in Ireland, three in France and one apiece in Hong Kong and the USA. However, two questions arise. One, is Group One success the best measure of who’s the best trainer and,... Read More

Cyber Intervention (AUS)

O: F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, G V Dick, P Robson, T E O’Callaghan, P G O’Callaghan, B Faulks, B Hendren & A J Driussi T: Joe Pride B: Bell View Park Stud S: Inglis Australian Broodmare and Weanling Sale 2015 V: Bell View Park Stud P: A Phillips $30,000 S: Inglis Classic... Read More

Highland Reel’s courageous on-pace Hong Kong Vase victory provides weekend highlight

Ridden forward as is Highland Reel’s usual style, Ryan Moore settled the well-travelled entire in second place before applying pressure to the leader Helene Charisma (Air Chief Marshal) 1600 metres from home. Taking a clear lead at the 800 metres, Highland Reel was then a target for his highly credentialed rivals as the field turned... Read More