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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST - selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 9.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing1, from 11.16am AEST on Sky Racing2.

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Zestina goes for stakes natural hat trick in Carotene

Stronach Stables’ homebred three-year-old filly Zestina will look to net her third straight added-money triumph in Saturday’s $125,000 Carotene Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 Concludes

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a conclusion at Newmarket on Wednesday with colts by leading first season sires No Nay Never and Kingman, and the established Dark Angel, leading the way.

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Enable leads the way as Euros figure tough in Breeders' Cup Turf

A North American turf division lacking a true standout was relegated to the deep end of the pool early Tuesday morning when it was confirmed Juddmonte Farm’s once-in-a-lifetime filly Enable (GB) will make the trip from Europe for the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on November 2nd and 3rd.

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Leading yards represented as 19 entered for opening Fast-Track Qualifier at Newcastle

The All-Weather Championships return at Newcastle on Tuesday, October 23, with a seven-race programme headlined by the six-furlong £25,000 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Conditions Race

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Hobbs sweet on Gumball ahead of The Showcase

Trainer Philip Hobbs has enjoyed a good start to the 2018/19 Jump season, with 21 winners on the board so far, and is looking forward to the first Cheltenham meeting, The Showcase, on October 26 and 27.

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Too Darn Hot scorches into pole position for Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt

Too Darn Hot emerged as potentially the best of a very strong crop of European juvenile colts with a decisive victory in the G1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes at the weekend and the unbeaten son of Dubawi is now the leading contender for the Cartier-Two-Year-Old Colt Award

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Siyouni Filly heads second day at Tattersalls October Book 2

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with eighteen lots selling for 200,000 guineas or more.

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All-Weather Championships return at Newcastle

The exciting sixth season of the continuing success story, the All-Weather Championships, starts at Newcastle Racecourse on Tuesday, October 23 and culminates with the tremendous £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.

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Enable given chance to create Breeders' Cup history with Arc and Turf double

Enable has been set a history-making challenge, when it was revealed on Tuesday she will bid to become the first horse to follow an Arc victory with success at the Breeders' Cup.

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Meade praying for rain so he can unleash Road To Respect and Snow Falcon

Road To Respect won the Irish Daily Star Chase on his first start last season and it laid the foundations for a fruitful campaign which witnessed him land a first Grade 1 in the Christmas Chase at Leopardstown and finish fourth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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One-time Derby hope Amedeo Modigliani could return at Leopardstown on Saturday

Amedeo Modigliani, a one-time leading fancy for this year's Derby, could make his belated return to the track at Leopardstown on Saturday as his name featured among 16 entries for the Listed Trigo Stakes.

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Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2m after stolen money is gambled online

Paddy Power Betfair have been fined £2.2 million by the Gambling Commission after an investigation found the company failed to protect customers and stop stolen money being gambled.

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Kingman Colt Sells For 750,000 Guineas at Tatts October 2

A colt by first-season sire sensation Kingman topped proceedings on the opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when selling for 750,000 guineas

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Bateel to miss Champions Day after suffering career-ending injury

Last season's Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares runner-up Bateel will not travel to Ascot on Saturday after suffering a setback during her last piece of work in Chantilly on Monday.

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