Moroney relishing opportunity to train record breaker English King

$1.7 million dollar purchase tops Horses In Training Sale Flemington trainer Mike Moroney is understandably enthusiastic about the prospect of training Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) fifth English King (Camelot) – the highest priced colt ever sold at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale and “by quite a way”, according to Moroney, the... Read More

Princess Jenni upsets Cup aspirants in Bendigo feature

David Brideoake-trained Group 1 winner returns to form as Joseph O’Brien’s Pondus just falls short  The Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) field became clearer yesterday after Group 1 winner Princess Jenni (5 m High Chaparral – Glitzabeel by Zabeel) returned to form to take the Bendigo Cup (Gr 3, 2400m). Last year’s Australasian Oaks (Gr... Read More

Australian buyers continue to swoop at Newmarket

170,000gns purchase to be trained by Maher  Southern hemisphere interest in the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale continued late into day two on Tuesday, with Australian Bloodstock purchasing three-year-old gelding  King’s Charisma (Teofilo), lot 770, for 170,000gns (approx. AUD$328,500).  Agent Ronald Rauscher purchased the three-time winner from David O’Meara Racing and he will be... Read More

Cambridge Polytrack open for business

Horses stepped out onto New Zealand’s first synthetic surface last week with construction of the Polytrack completed at the Cambridge Jockey Club. Construction began in January this year and nearly ten months on, Cambridge Jockey Club chief executive Mark Fraser-Campin is more than happy with the result and enthusiastic about the benefits it will bring... Read More

Moreira bags midweek quartet as Columbus County impresses

Joao Moreira capped a four-timer at Happy Valley yesterday with a smart victory aboard Columbus County (Redwood) in the Class 2 Time Warp Handicap (1800m) for trainer Caspar Fownes. “We know how hard it is to win one race in Hong Kong, when you go home with four in the bag it’s very pleasing and... Read More

Cherry Tortoni

They say some have greatness thrust upon them. Perhaps others have it forced upon them – by old fashioned economic reality. They also say too many sweets are bad for you, but in the case of whisking up this pedigree, you could say oodles was still not enough. The main highlight to be found from... Read More