Strong on-pace performance brings Written By into calculations for Blue Diamond Stakes

After a quick beginning from his wide barrier (13), Written By was forced to work, close-up in third place, at a solid tempo before the colt took the lead at the 200 metre mark. He then fought back particularly well when challenged, comfortably holding off the Godolphin-raced colt Plague Stone (Lonhro) by half a length... Read More

Outrageous (AUS) 2 c All Too Hard – Fit And Ready by More Than Ready

Outrageous looks a very promising colt, following up his good late-closing second on his second start in a two-year-old plate at Rosehill on 27 January with a good win second-up this preparation at Newcastle on Sunday.   He again settled back in the field, this time under jockey Dwayne Dunn, and was last in the... Read More

Kementari emerges as a new star

In pre-pattern race days, Denise’s Joy (1972) proved herself one of the best and toughest fillies and mares of her time, the late T.J. Smith saddling her to capture 10 feature races from 1100 metres to 2500 metres, among them at least four now considered Group One events, the VRC Oaks (2500m), QTC Queensland Oaks... Read More

We may have been underestimating this crop of three-year-olds

But, all of a sudden, it looks like the current crop of three-year-olds just might be one heck of a lot better than was generally thought at the close of the spring. Back then, the Group One three-year-old spoils had been split between eight individual horses, with only Ace High claiming multiple successes.   And... Read More

The first horse through the Riverside Stables sales ring tonight could hardly be more appropriate

However, Inglis managing director Mark Webster does admit to the tiniest hint of intervention that will see Torryburn’s bay colt by Shooting To Win be the first to go under the hammer on Saturday night. “I did ring John some time ago to make him aware that his colt could possibly be the first lot... Read More

Tangmere (NZ) 3 c Frankel – Our Echezeaux by Zabeel

The well-bred Frankel (Galileo) colt Tangmere opened his account at the third attempt with a decisive victory over 1400 metres at Randwick on Wednesday.   The Chris Waller-trained colt settled nicely in third place on the rails from his inside barrier in the early stages for jockey Kerrin McEvoy behind a steady pace.   He... Read More