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”
The Melbourne Cup is the highlight of my racing year.
What more could I ask than to be fielding on the middle of the Flemington bookmakers’ rail and to have been involved in the acquisition of a horse, Excess Knowledge, which takes his chance in the Cup, trained by my wife Gai Waterhouse? Continue reading “Melbourne Cup 2016: Don’t doubt the favourites”
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”.
Continue reading “The Frog”
The Championships were a great success but premier trainer Chris Waller and I both are of the view Continue reading “The Championships needs to move away from Easter with fixed dates”
Clearly Innocent, who won Saturday’s Country Championship Final, looked a good thing in the race. He was the clear up-and-comer, very well-weighted and boasted outstanding sectional times. During the week, his best price was $2.50.
But on Friday morning he was found to be ‘3 out of 10 lame’. Continue reading “Racing: How Clearly Innocent breaks the heart bar in the Country Championship”
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”