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Aramayo wins with ease and promise at Canterbury

Supporters of Godolphin’s three-year-old colt Aramayo were not disappointed at Canterbury on Wednesday with a promising win in just his second start as he put away the field in the TAB.com.au Handicap (1550m) with ease and some style.

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Setbacks for Williams' Cup quinella pair

He has won three of the past six Melbourne Cups and a record six in total but owner Lloyd Williams may struggle to continue his charmed run in the great race with setbacks announced for both his stars of last spring

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Nine to contest The Rosebud

A field of nine contests the listed Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday as one of the lead-up races for the $1m, Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at the same track on September 22nd.

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Follow the market movers

Follow the market movers for Canterbury today - Race 1 Aramayo $3.10 - $2.30 $500 @ $3.10, $520 @ $2.90, $825 @ $2.70, $1000 and $700 @ $2.40 - Horn $4 - $4.40 - Affogato $7 - $10 - Banteux $7 - $7.50 - $6.50 - The Summit $5 - $4.60 $3000 x $500 [place 1,2] @ $4.60/$2.20

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Much ado about nothing with Winx $1.50 Cox Plate favourite over international nominations

There might have been much ado on Tuesday about the international nominations for the Group 1 WFA Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 27th, but the bookmakers were not impressed installing the world's champion racehorse Winx as the $1.50 favourite over Godolphin's Benbatl (GB) at $17.00.

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Canterbury

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Canterbury - Track Good 4 - rail in the true position for the entire circuit - 2mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 3mm of rain for the last seven days - 14 scratchings - FINAL

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Seymour set for November return to racing

Racing Victoria and the Seymour Racing Club advise that the four race meetings scheduled at Seymour between August and October 2018 will be transferred to allow additional time for the track to improve following ongoing investigations into its performance.

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Winx and Poet's Word nominated for 98th Cox Plate

The highest-rated horse in Europe could be set for a clash with the world’s best galloper after both Poet’s Word and Winx were nominated for the 98th edition of the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on Saturday, 27 October.

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Racing NSW stewards' comments on Chautauqua's failure to jump at Rosehill trial

Racing NSW stewards' advise trainer John Hawkes that should a decision be made to continue to attempt to race the gelding, the stewards would require submissions from connections that satisfy them that Chautauqua’s nominations for barrier trials and race meetings should not be refused.

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Blinkers on for Hayes' Dream spring hope

Lindsay Park's German import Poetic Dream (IRE) will commence his spring preparation this Saturday, and hopes in the camp are high that he can prove himself to be a headline act.

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McDonald accepts Le Romain ride after trial

James McDonald has accepted the ride on multiple G1 winner Le Romain in his spring starter at Randwick on Saturday week.

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Restricted spring program for Written By

Written By, Timeform’s top rating 2YO colt in Australia last season, will be restricted to a three-start campaign during the spring.

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Rosehill runners of interest

The Rosehill trials on Tuesday were full of interest outside of the appearance of the champion Winx and Chautauqua once again refusing to jump correctly with spring signs from numerous runners.

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Chautauqua refuses to jump again in Rosehill trial on Tuesday

The Hawkes trained Chautauqua did not jump with the field in his 900m trial at Rosehill on Tuesday and his ongoing racing career must now be in serious doubt.

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Strong trial from Winx at Rosehill

Winx had a strong trial over 1000m at Rosehill on Tuesday morning with raceday jockey Hugh Bowman ensuring the mare came through the top-class field to follow Queen of the Turf winner Alizee and finish third with Ace High second.

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The Randwick Timeform Wrap - August 4

Sydney hosted its first Group race for season 2018/19 with the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) and the feature did not disappoint as Pierata and Kementari fought out the finish - Pierata ran to a Timeform rating of 119+, Kementari ran one pound below (118)

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Everest trials

The Anthony Freedman-trained stablemates Shoals and Santa Ana Lane commenced their preparations for the $13 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 13th in a barrier trial at Cranbourne and Redzel trialled at Gosford

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Jameka comeback doubt after trial

Jameka's wonderful comeback story might have had its final chapter at the Cranbourne trials on Monday with trainer Ciaron Maher clearly underwhelmed by her performance.

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More Sundays stamps his potential at Geelong

There would not be better bred colt than John Singleton’s home-bred More Sundays, being by Fastnet Rock out of his champion mare More Joyous, by More Than Ready, and the three-year-old showed on Monday that he might have the race track ability to go with his pedigree

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First of Godolphin's Victorian runners to arrive early September

Godolphin UK’s head trainer Charlie Appleby has confirmed plans to launch an early assault on Victoria’s premier races by sending an advance party of three horses to compete in some of September’s feature races

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