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Final field and opening market for Blue Diamond Stakes

The final field and opening market for the $1.5m, Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday - Long Leaf outright $7.00 favourite after drawing barrer seven - Plague Stone $8.00 and barrier six - Oohood $10.00 and barrier ten

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Single Gaze thriving in Melbourne

Canberra trainer Nick Olive cannot fault the progression of his popular mare Single Gaze following her encouraging first-up run in the C.F. Orr Stakes and feels she has made the necessary improvement required to be a leading contender in Saturday's Group 2 WFA Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield.

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Ace High - better than Criterion says Payne

Rosehill trainer David Payne and owner John Cordina on their star galloper Ace High, and his upcoming plans - 'better than Criterion'

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Monday wagering review

Monday's wagering review of fixed odds markets and notable wagers for races at the Blue Diamond Stakes meeting at Caulfield and Hobartville Stakes meeting at Rosehill on Saturday - Kementari $2.30 for the Hobartville Stakes - Sunlight $2.80 for Silver Slipper

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Russian Revolution heads Oakleigh Plate market

The Snowden trained four-year-old Russian Revolution heads an open market with for Saturday’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield.

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Shoals on track following Cranbourne trial

They might have only been the trials, but Sam Freedman left the Cranbourne Training Complex on Monday morning a relieved man.

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Silver Slipper steps up the tempo of the race for Slipper field

The Group 2 Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday steps up the tempo of the race to the field for the $3.5m, Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at the same course in five weeks on March 24th.

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Nick Hall's comeback progresses

There is finally some light at the end of a long tunnel for Group 1 jockey Nick Hall after he rode trackwork at Moonee Valley on Monday.

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Chris Symons falls but OK for Blue Diamond Stakes

Jockey Chris Symons expects to be cleared by his doctor to take the ride on Ollivander in Saturday's Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield despite a trackwork fall at Werribee on Monday morning.

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National Apprentice Race Series commences in Tasmania

The 2018 National Apprentice Race Series will get underway this Sunday, 25 February, when the Tasmanian Turf Club hosts the first leg of Australia’s premier apprentice-only series at Launcesto

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Latest Longines Golden Slipper order of entry

The Australian Turf Club has advised the latest order of entry for the $3.5m, Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 24th, as at Monday, February 19th.

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Potential high quality clash in Hobartville Stakes nominations

There were 17 nominations on Monday for the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old’s at the Australian Turf Club’s meeting at Rosehill on Saturday setting up a potential clash with Ace High, Trapeze Artist, Kementari and D’Argento.

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Reflections on Apollo Stakes Day

The Carnival has not officially started for Sydney’s autumn but despite there still being a week to go of summer there was a carnival atmosphere at Randwick on Saturday - what is not to like about fine, warm weather combined with competitive racing, including free racing, with tantalising glimpses of what is on show each and every week until late April, plus Winx.

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at the Apollo Stakes meeting at Randwick and the Lightning Stakes meeting at Flemington and Futures market updates - Redzel ($1.80-$1.75) was the most popular horse in Australia today and was absolutely hammered to win down the Flemington straight - such was his popularity that he held more than 10 times the amount of money than Hey Doc ($9), which was next best in terms of the hold.

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Lightning Redkirk headed for Ascot?

The remarkable import Redkirk Warrior (GB) took the valuable scalp of Redzel in Saturday’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington and then moments later his trainer David Hayes expressed his desire for the horse to take on the world.

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Calculated Schofield ride gets Alizee home in the Light Fingers

A calculated ride by Glyn Schofield witnessed Alizee (by Sepoy) score first-up from a spell when resuming in the Group 2, ATC TAB Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick late on Saturday afternoon.

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Price possesses Guineas Grunt

Caulfield trainer Mick Price goes into next month’s $1 million Australian Guineas with three genuine hopes after Grunt confirmed his high rating when he ran away with Saturday’s CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington.

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Quality import ends losing streak to land a high velocity Apollo

A very keenly contested Group 2, ATC The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m) witnessed Endless Drama (by Lope de Vega) get up in the final stride to post his most significant win since beginning racing Down Under at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Saturday

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Triscay Lodge victory for Faraway Lodge

Warwick Farm trainer Matthew Smith has Faraway Town in fine form and on Saturday she claimed the important victory for her pedigree page in the Group 3 Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, her second win in succession and third overall.

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Rimraam's rail-hugging Vanity win

David Hayes believes Rimraam can graduate into a Group 1 winner this campaign after watching the daughter of Commands score a maiden black-type win in Saturday’s Group 3 TAB Vanity (1400m) at Flemington.

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