Flemington’s festival of the punt, its week-long celebration of the thoroughbred, comes to an end on Saturday.
The three-year-old fillies will test their staying prowess in an open VRC Oaks at Flemington today. A dozen are down to start and as was the case last Saturday in the Victoria Derby none have been to the 2500m.
If seeing is believing, well, the Melbourne Cup conundrum is all over for the Aussie trained thoroughbred. The Japanese stayer Admire Rakti has rivals in this part of the world well and truly over powered.
The Gai Waterhouse factor is a major player on Victoria Derby day at Flemington. Considered by many to be the best day on the Australasian racing calendar Saturday’s edition is certainly an intriguing nine race card.
Australasian racing’s championship event has a wall of honour. Pity the famous, human and horse, many an all time great, are not emblazoned on it.
The topical tip for this time of year is definitely well cared for. Taxmeifyoucan receives plenty of attention in the Warwick Farm stable of group 1 winning trainer Greg Hickman.
There has been no lack of commitment to detail in the Randwick stable of Grahame Begg but the results have been rare.
Master horseman Les Bridge heads to Eagle Farm for the final Group 1 of the season knowing his mother is at peace.
Queensland racing’s premier raceday and the maroons are in a spot of bother just like the State Of Origin rugby league team.