Steve reports from Hong Kong ahead of Sunday’s Longines sponsored International races.

It’s hard to believe it’s 17 years since the mighty New Zealand–bred mare Sunline won the Hong Kong Mile. It was the first time I’d set foot on Sha Tin racecourse. And Australia didn’t miss out either with Falvelon winning the Hong Kong Sprint. Good heavens, Aushorse and NZTM would’ve been falling over themselves. Nothing’s... Read More

It’s been quite a week for jockeys on a hot streak as Steve reports

The riding achievements of Jamie Kah and Robbie Fradd, this week, deserve greater fanfare than they’ve been accorded. I’m sure they would have had their ‘bags’ come in Sydney or Melbourne. Kah, of course, combined with trainer Ryan Balfour in a career-best five winners at Morphettville last Saturday while Fradd booted home six winners (including... Read More

Impulsive (AUS)

3 f So You Think – Procrastinate by Jade Hunter O: Fairway Thoroughbreds (MGR: J Camilleri) T: Chris Waller B: Fairway Thoroughbreds W: Limitless Lodge Maiden Plate, 1350m, Wyong, 29 November The well-bred three-year-old filly Impulsive followed her promising debut third in a Kembla Grange Maiden over 1300 metres on 7 November with a decisive... Read More

Black Heart Bart looks primed for Kingston Town Classic after bold first-up run

Multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars) now looks primed for tomorrow week’s Kingston Town Classic (Gr 1, 1800m) after his bold first up run in Saturday’s Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Ascot. Having his first start since finishing fifth in the Underwood Stakes (Gr 1, 1800m) at Caulfield on 1 October, Black... Read More

European season review Part Three- Older horses

Ribchester stamps his class on mile division The Godolphin-raced and Richard Fahey-trained four-year-old Ribchester (Iffraaj) stamped his class on the miling division in Europe during 2017, building on the promise of his three-year-old season to win three times at the highest level. The son of Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic) commenced his campaign with a... Read More

Great Shot defies odds and rivals in Railway Stakes

Well performed five-year-old gelding Great Shot (Magnus) carrying 53.5 kilograms was sent out at 30/1 in last Saturday’s WATC Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Ascot, quickly took the lead and defied his star-studded rivals to run him down. Close to the finish near champion Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars) almost reached him but Great Shot... Read More