Saturday’s Everest is a great credit to NSWR CEO Peter V’Landys. Only he could have brought this concept to fruition. NSW Racing is the richer for it. Well done, Peter! Continue reading “The Everest – Group Zero!”
It is wrong thinking to change the time-honoured handicapping practice and eliminate the Caulfield Cup-winner’s penalty, if he is already allocated 56kg and never to go above 56kg.
This memorandum seeks to put the case against this move. Continue reading “Caulfield Cup winner’s penalty change”
I feel as though I am a frog in a pot that is slowly being heated. Will I have the wit to jump out before
I am cooked?
Racing has given me a great living throughout my working life and I’m very grateful to it. I suspect I’m about to be “restructured”.
The expression “Wall of Waller” was on everyone’s lips last Saturday. Trainer Chris Waller’s domination marches on. On Saturday, he had the trifecta in the group 1 BMW with Preferment, Who Shot The Barman and Grand Marshal. So far this season he has won a personal best of 14 group 1s and there are more to come before the July 31 close. This Saturday, on the first day of the Championships, he will saddle up short-priced favourite Winx in the Donny with the luxury weight of 56½kg and plenty of others. Continue reading “The Championships 2016: Chris Waller’s domination is phenomenal”
Capitalist’s decisive win in the Golden Slipper is a wonderful boost for a young star of racing, Henry Field and his Newgate Farm.
Audaciously, Field and partners bought the stallion as a yearling for $165,000,hoping he might go on to do exactly what he has done – win the Slipper. Continue reading “More to come from Henry Field after Capitalist’s Golden Slipper win”
Nothing arouses punters’ feelings more than a controversial protest. Racing people still discuss with great vigour the Nausori-Big Philou Caulfield Cup protest (some wags say Roy Higgins should have been given an Academy Award) and the Stylish Century-Dulcify AJC Derby objection. Continue reading “Controversial Australian Cup protest could be costly for Awesome Rock’s connections”