Rachael Blackmore: Grand National winner reveals congratulations from Ringo Starr and Billie Jean King

Rachael Blackmore was amazed to receive congratulatory messages from tennis legend Billie Jean King and musician Ringo Starr after becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National. Blackmore, who rode Minella Times to victory at Aintree says her achievement still hasn’t sunk in, but she feels the win

Comeback hoop Andrew Adkins has Sydney Cup win in crosshairs

Few deserve a big race win more than Andrew Adkins but the comeback jockey is far from one that believes anything in life should be a given. The young gun has endured his fair share of setbacks but has built his reputation on hard work and it’s his relentless determination

English hoop eyes second Queen Elizabeth on Addeybb

To say all eyes in English racing were on Tom Marquand and Addeybb in last year’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes might not be an over exaggeration. Marquand had travelled to Australia from the UK to partner William Haggas-trained star throughout the Sydney Autumn Carnival while the COVID-19 crisis had

Preview, tips and best bets for Eagle Farm on Wednesday, April 14

Some horses handle Eagle Farm better than others and a good (3) surface on Wednesday, we are looking for those with previous strong form on the track. Race 1 – Class 4 Handicap 1400mOnly five acceptors but all are chances and with lack of tempo an issue the best ride

Group 1 winning trainer David Vandyke has ended his Eagle Farm track ban and will race horses there again

David Vandyke’s Eagle Farm track ban has ended and he will soon test the waters racing his horses there again. It is a positive news on the eve of the Queensland winter carnival and could provide a shot in the arm for Brisbane racing officials looking to entice interstate trainers

Mornington tips and best bets for Tuesday April 13

Eight-race card at Mornington for the Tuesday meeting with a soft track expected. BEST BET AKAKA FALLS R2 No. 1 Looked the winner last time out but was just grabbed late. That was his first run over 1200m for the preparation, so he’ll be fitter for the effort and from

Newnham to launch two-pronged Australian Oaks attack

Improving filly Bargain can provide Mark Newnham with the perfect one-two punch alongside Harmony Rose in Saturday’s Australian Oaks as the trainer puts a maiden win in the fillies feature in his cross hairs. Newnham is set to saddle up two live chances in the $1 million feature with dual

Raceday focus: Best bets, inside mail for Armidale

Form analyst Shayne O’Cass is confident a promising staying filly and a lightly-raced former Victorian gelding can get the day off to a winning start at Armidale. The Form: Complete NSW Racing thoroughbred form, including video replays and all you need to know about every horse, jockey and trainer. Find