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”
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”
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”
Saturday’s card at Flemington is the best day’s racing anywhere in the world. I’m so excited to be fielding there on the rails. Continue reading “Hot favourite Tarzino a risk in Victoria Derby”
Friday night’s and Saturday’s meetings at Moonee Valley are going to be fascinating. I’m so looking forward to fielding at the Valley. Continue reading “There’s money to be made at the Valley – you just have to alter your thinking”
The foreign raiders make Saturday’s Caulfield Cup a fascinating affair.
Northern hemisphere-bred horses make up almost half the field and 50 per cent of those (five) are “shippers”, having their first start in Australia. Continue reading “Why Fame Game is the one to beat in the Caulfield Cup”