Country trainer Karen Owen might work with racehorses for a living, but she wasn’t exactly thrilled when daughter Madeline declared her intent to become a jockey.
Consistent gelding Phearson will be entering unchartered territory when he extends beyond 1400-metres for the first time in the Festival Stakes at Rosehill.
James McDonald will ride Caulfield Cup runner up West Wind Blows when he contests the G1 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin next Sunday.
Silk Racing owners officially confirmed on Thursday that Equinox, acclaimed as the world’s best racehorse, has been retired to stud following his commanding victory in the Japan Cup.
Many factors confront the exciting Tavi Time for the Kris Lees stable in Friday’s historic $75,000 Robert Oatley Mudgee Showcase Cup (1600m) – a qualifying race for the $3m Big Dance.
David Payne will bid to capitalise on Fox Fighter’s affinity for his home track when he starts the consistent sprinter in the Listed Starlight Stakes at Rosehill.
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Sam Freedman has returned home but without the Melbourne Cup in hand, delivering the famous three-handled trophy to Without A Fight’s owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid in a trip to Dubai last week.