Day Five – All Horses Out For Exercise

The Jane Chapple Hyam-trained Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) was seen making his way gently up Warren Hill with his trainer watching on and he looks likely to tackle the Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) and also holds a nomination for the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) at Moonee Valley on 28 October. Walking on the heath together... Read More

Day Four – Rest Day

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Day Three – All Horses Out For Exercise

The Jane Chapple Hyam-trained Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) nominee Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) was seen for the first time since entering quarantine, after being hand walked round the facility on Friday, having recently run second in the Mile Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Haydock on 9 September, and he looked in good condition. Walking on the... Read More

Steve reflects on what’s been quite a tumultuous week in Australian racing

It’s a decision which highlights a disease which now seems to have afflicted most senior stewards in Australia, not just Mr Van Gestel whom I’m sure is a very fine steward. It’s a disease which compels them to want to ‘play God’ when it comes to adjudicating on protests. I can assure the stewards that... Read More

Day Two – Exercise For 11 Of The 12

The Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) was the only inmate not to be ridden out. International Racehorse Transport’s managing director Jim Paltridge told ANZ Bloodstock News yesterday afternoon that everything had gone smoothly, with each of the horses either doing one or two gentle canters. “They all went out this afternoon except Kaspersky, who was just... Read More

Woman (AUS)

The beautifully-bred Woman created quite an impression in winning at Canterbury on her racecourse debut on Wednesday under jockey Kerrin McEvoy. Bred and raced by Strawberry Hill Stud, she settled nicely in fourth place after a good start in the early stages and improved nicely into a challenging position nearing the home turn. She was... Read More