Michael Maguire

Sunlight runs at the Gold Coast

Sunlight first, daylight second in Golden Slipper

One punter will receive a hefty collect after wagering $400, at $18, on Sunlight in early Slipper betting.
NZ star Night's Watch

NZ racing wrap: Romancer on the comeback trail

As the Redwood gelding works back from a leg injury, connections of Night's Watch are expecting yet another win this weekend.
NZ horse Leading Role

Hastings return for Leading Role

After a strong run on Tarzino Trophy day, the promising Darci Brahma gelding is headed back to Hastings in search of group success.
Mick Dee and Aloisia

Aloisia Oaks bound

Connections are expecting a big spring campaign from the three-year-old daughter of Azamour.
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Racing Victoria launches spring carnival in Melbourne

There were stars aplenty on show at Albert Park on Friday as Racing Victoria officially opened the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival.
NZ Group One contender Authentic Paddy

NZ racing wrap: Paddy in fine shape for Tarzino

All the latest news snippets from the NZ Racing Desk, including Authentic Paddy's Tarzino Trophy tilt and Jon Snow's Memsie Stakes prospects.
New Zealand horse Endean Rose

Group One hope back in action

The promising daughter of Zavabeel will resume at Hawke's Bay this weekend with the Group One Livamol Classic in her sights.
Sensible Princess, trained by Fraser Auret

Time for Sensible Princess to shine at stakes level

After an impressive winter campaign, Fraser Auret's late-blooming mare in on track for a breakout spring season.
Encosta De Lago gelding Simply Optimistic

Optimism about costly 3YO’s future

Trainer Brendan Hawtin says the expensive gelding has shown enough already to suggest he can match it with the best in his age bracket.
Winx wins 2016 Cox Plate

Massive $5 odds on Winx for new customers at Topbetta

First-time bettors at Topbetta.com.au can enjoy an enormous payout boost on champion mare Winx to win Saturday's Chelmsford Stakes.
NZ galloper Kawi

NZ racing wrap: Waddell out to make amends on Kawi

Self-critical jockey Jason Waddell has shouldered the blame for a missed opportunity last time out and wants to square the ledger at Hastings.
Sacred Rebel, trained by Tony Pike

Unbeaten 3YOs kick off Guineas campaign

Trainer Tony Pike believes Sophie's Choice could be the biggest threat to his unbeaten three-year-olds at Hastings this weekend.
Swissta NZ racehorse

Smart 4YO on trail of stakes success

The son of Swiss Ace claimed some big wins last campaign, so connections are expecting big things from his four-year-old season.
Sophie's Choice and Sir Colin Mead

Sophie’s Choice in tribute race to Sir Colin

In a fitting tribute to an All Blacks great, Sophie's Choice will run at Hastings this weekend in a race dedicated to her late part-owner.
New Zealand racehorse Astroturf

Trainer in Astroturf’s camp

Michael Daly has two horses running in the Talleys Handicap on Friday, but it is Astroturf he rates as the best chance at a win.
Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia

Bookies unhappy as Racing.com lands $6m South Australia deal

RACING.COM has secured a big-money deal for the broadcast rights to South Australian horse racing. The seven-year agreement, which comes into effect next month, will...
Crownbet Market movers

Market movers for Saturday racing at Ipswich, MV & Rosehill

IPSWICH, Moonee Valley and Rosehill Gardens are the three big meetings in Australian horse racing fans this weekend. Keep abreast of the latest online betting...
NZ sprinter Longchamp

Longchamp poised for Opunake Cup defence & Group 1 tilt

LONGCHAMP will return from a lengthy spell this weekend in preparation for a title defence at next month’s Opunake Cup. The Tavistock sprinter has not...
Larry Cassidy aboard Order Again

Heavy backing for Order Again to win Queensland Derby

PUNTERS are jumping aboard Order Again for Saturday’s Group 1 Queensland Derby. The three-year-old gelding impressed last start to take out the 2200m Grand Prix...
Cummings and Schofield celebrate 2016 Victoria Derby win

What will James Cummins bring to the stable at Godolphin?

FRONT and centre in horse racing news this week is the appointment of James Cummings as the new head trainer for Godolphin’s Australian stables. The...
Seymour Racing Club - April 20, 2017

Seymour Racing Club downplays fears over track condition

THE Seymour Racing Club will host next Tuesday’s country meeting as scheduled, despite concerns over the condition of the track. The surface is only recently...

QRIC integrity boss Norm Torpey dumped for misconduct

IN worrying news for the nascent Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, integrity unit chief Norm Torpey has been permanently reassigned on grounds of misconduct. Mr Torpey...
Joao Moreira

Will Moreira & Weir have multiple winners at Morphettville?

STAR jockey Joao Moreira is one of the main attractions for Saturday’s Australasian Oaks meet. The Brazilian, fresh off another successful stint in Hong Kong,...
Randwick racecourse in Sydney, NSW

Mathers calls for total overhaul of “boring” Sydney racing

“ALL positions should be declared vacant” if Racing NSW wishes to reverse the failing fortunes of the Sydney track scene, according to James Mathers. In...
2017 Sydney Cup Boom Time & Harlem

Hayes-Dabernig hopefuls firming in 2017 Sydney Cup betting

THERE has been a swell of support for two of the outside chances ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Sydney Cup replay. Online bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au has taken...