• Williams sets Golden path towards Lexus Melbourne Cup READ MORE

    Gold Mount will head to Australia without another run in Britain. His trainer Ian Williams has decided to swerve next weekend’s $1.79 million Ebor Handicap at York in favour of keeping him fresh for his two big Spring Carnival targets. The six-year-old is being aimed at the Caulfield Cup on October 19 before a tilt […]

  • Me Cabo helps Nick Ryan Racing start the season off with a bang READ MORE

    The first starter for the season for Nick Ryan Racing translated into the first winner when Me Cabo took out the Ladbrokes 0-58 Handicap (1211m) at Moe today. Jumping from barrier 10 and carrying top weight of 60kg Me Cabo began well from the outside draw and soon enough found himself in a great position, […]

  • Finalists named for Country Horse of the Year READ MORE

    Country Racing Victoria has announced three finalists for this season’s bet365 CRV Horse of the Year. Multiple country cup winners Another Coldie, Barry The Baptist and Mahamedeis will vie for the coveted accolade, which will be presented at the annual CRV Awards Night on 24 August. To qualify for the award, horses must have had […]


    Gold Mount has Melbourne Cup on agenda after returning in style at York READ MORE

    Gold Mount, who won at Royal Ascot as Primitivo in 2016, made a winning start for Ian Williams in the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup at York. Trained by Alan King before heading out to the riches of Hong Kong, where he was renamed, the six-year-old has the Melbourne Cup as a long-term aim. Having […]

  • Williams prospecting for Gold at York READ MORE

    At a track that neighbours a former chocolate factory, Willie Wonka’s final golden ticket will be won on Saturday afternoon. As its name rather suggests, York’s Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup Stakes (3.00) is the last chance for a horse to grab a guaranteed place in the first £1million Sky Bet Ebor […]

  • Gold Mount to make first start for Ian Williams at York READ MORE

    Gold Mount is a fascinating entry on Saturday’s Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup at York. The winner of the race will gain an automatic place in the £1m Sky Bet Ebor in August and that showpiece could be on the agenda for the six-year-old. He began his career under the care of […]

  • Trainer Nick Ryan doubles up at Caulfield READ MORE

    Trainer Nick Ryan says it is more satisfying to train a winner than to ride one after landing his first city double at Caulfield. Ryan produced Columbus Circle to win Saturday’s Honan Insurance Group Handicap before Mahamedeis won the Manhari Metals Handicap. Combining in those wins was jockey Luke Currie who earlier won aboard Secret […]

  • Gibson duo take it easy READ MORE

    Richard Gibson hopped off a flight from Hong Kong and was trackside at Meydan in good time to see his stable’s Gold Mount and Wishful Thinker undertake a light canter together on the dirt track. “They’ve come a long way so the build up to these races will be light work, you won’t be seeing […]

  • Wishful Thinker adds further Australian flavour to Al Quoz Sprint READ MORE

    Brave Smash, Illustrious Lad and Viddora aren’t the only horses in Saturday night’s Group One Al Quoz Sprint (1200m) to have raced in Australia. Wishful Thinker, formerly known as Katsuro, will line up for Hong Kong trainer Richard Gibson in the US$2 million sprint having crossed from the Mick Price yard in 2017. The gelding […]

  • Gibson rolls the dice with two-pronged Dubai raid READ MORE

    Gold Mount and Wishful Thinker will board a plane to Dubai on Saturday (23 March) morning with trainer Richard Gibson looking forward to testing his talented duo on the Dubai World Cup card one week later (Saturday, 30 March). A first overseas venture aside, both horses are entering unchartered waters: Gold Mount will step beyond […]

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