A big day is coming up for Aiden St Vincent at Grafton featuring a track gallop from his 2021 Kosciuskzo hopeful Hellenism together with three runners including one in the race named in honour of the family jewel – The Jackal. Bred by Gerry Harvey and trained by Aiden’s father,
Promising Listed winner Shelby Cobra will resume for trainer Michael Moroney in the $150,000 VOBIS Gold Dash (1100m) on Saturday at Caulfield. Moroney plans only to give the three-year-old Toronado gelding a light preparation, with view to tackling richer races in the spring. “We'll give him a pretty quiet time,”
Ryan Maloney’s weight loss to ride elite Queensland filly Isotope in next Saturday’s Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint will have another benefit as he keenly chases the Brisbane riding premiership. The former Victorian hoop is shedding the kilos to ride Tony Gollan’s star filly at 54.5kg in the Arrowfield at Randwick.
A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain’s gruelling Grand National, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports. Blackmore, a 31-year-old Irishwoman, rode Minella Times to a landmark victory at odds of 11-1 in the 173rd
The winner of this year’s much-anticipated Grand National is set to take home £375,000 in prize money. Aintree’s showpiece event returns to the famous course after last year’s race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The total prize fund for the race stands at £750,000, down by £250,000 from
He was the laughing stock of last year’s Indian Premer League, but Australian powerhouse Glenn Maxwell has started his 2021 campaign in blistering fashion. Maxwell managed just 108 runs in 13 matches while representing the Punjab King XI last year, remarkably failing to muster a six in the T20 tournament.
Premiership winning rider Baylee Nothdurft will ride at his lightest weight since making his comeback when he rides two-year-old filly Come Clean at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. The 2019-2020 champion Brisbane jockey hasn’t ridden under 57kg since he made a low-key return at Dalby early last month. Resuming his
Doncaster Mile second emergency Wheelhouse is in the race after a scratching on race morning. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old was withdrawn from the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) after I Am Superman was scratched from the Doncaster Mile at 6.49am on Saturday. With Wheelhouse’s emergence in the $3 million
Rachael Blackmore bids to make Grand National history by becoming the first female jockey to win the world famous steeplechase as bookmakers predict punters pile on her and Minella Times to take victory at Aintree Bookies are predicting punters will pile on Rachael Blackmore’s Minella Times She would be the
Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, April 10 ROKSANA (Aintree, 3.35) has found it hard to win at this course but that might change this afternoon in the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle. Saturday’s enthralling renewal is full of depth and features two former Stayers’ Hurdle winners in Paisley Park