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”
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”
My darling wife Gai was beside herself with joy after John Singleton’s colt Kiss And Make Up won last weekend’s Todman Slipper Trial.
Apart from proving himself to be a strong Golden Slipper chance, it is wonderful closure for racing’s most public spat – a proper bookend. Continue reading “Kiss And Make Up brings fitting closure to Gai Waterhouse-John Singleton spat”
This is Your Racing Life with Bryan Martin: February 27th, 2016
Great carnival, historic Cup.
The Melbourne Cup epitomises the great Aussie spirit of supporting the underdog and none more so than this year. Continue reading “Michelle Payne’s Melbourne Cup win a wonderful boost for females in the racing game”