The Star Championships set down for the 4th and 11th of April – which includes the running of eight Group 1 races – will proceed, subject to changes in Government restrictions.
The Chris Waller-trained Verry Elleegant has posted one of the easiest Group One wins of the Sydney autumn carnival in the Tancred Stakes at Rosehill.
History will tell you that Avilius probably won’t defend his title in Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5m Kia Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill and trainer James Cummings said there’ll be no excuses if he can’t get the job done.
Star fillies Funstar and Probabeel will continue their rivalry in the Gr.1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
New Zealand’s decision to cease racing because of the coronavirus crisis has left Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker as the custodian of his family’s remaining horses.
Arrowfield Stud, one of the most high profile thoroughbred breeding farms in Australia, has withdrawn its catalogued horses from the Easter Yearling Sale.