• Hayes Poised for Guineas tilt READ MORE

    Emerging three-year-old Poised To Strike will be aimed at next year’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) after a soft first-up win in Saturday’s Christmas Trophy Handicap (1200m) at Flemington. And trainer David Hayes hinted that the gelding could also be nominated for the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) in March, which will be run […]

  • From Cox Plate to Hong Kong Derby, the European import with high expectations READ MORE

    The Hong Kong Derby picture will become clearer this Sunday with trainer Richard Gibson rolling out his key hope in the lucrative race. Highly rated English import Gold Chest will make his Hong Kong debut in the Class Two Lukfook Jewellery Cup (1,400m) among a host of other Derby hopefuls. The lightly raced three-year-old won […]


    Another Cup for emerging Mahamedeis READ MORE

    Emerging stayer Mahamedeis won his second country cup in a week with a dominant performance in Sunday’s $125,000 TAB Werribee Cup (2000m) at Spendthirft Australia Park. Caulfield trainer Nick Ryan’s pin-up galloper travelled beautifully under Luke Currie and, when asked for an effort from the 500m, let down with his customary turn of speed to […]


    Callow wins first Traralgon Cup READ MORE

    He’s won races from Mauritius to Macau and everywhere in between but on Sunday, jockey Noel Callow broke new ground with his first ever Traralgon Cup (1900m) victory. And it came with a seven length romp aboard Nick Ryan’s progressive four-year-old Mahamedeis, who circled the field from near-last at the 800m. The gelding hit the […]

  • ‘An exceptional effort’: Richard Gibson full of praise for speedy Wishful Thinker READ MORE

    The talented Wishful Thinker will take the step up to Group company next start after coming from last to collect the Class Two Chevalier Construction Handicap (1,000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. The Richard Gibson-trained five-year-old has now strung together consecutive wins on the back of his blistering turn of foot. Wishful Thinker was at […]

  • Gold Mount ready to show something en route to LONGINES Hong Kong Vase READ MORE

    Trainer Richard Gibson is optimistic that recent stable acquisition Gold Mount can take a positive step towards LONGINES Hong Kong International day in Sunday’s (18 November) G2 BOCHK Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin. Gold Mount, who had his first run for Gibson when three and three-quarter lengths fifth to Time Warp in the […]


    Memories Made In Matchem READ MORE

    Spinning Memories showed a smart turn of foot to land her first Stakes success when winning yesterday’s Listed Prix Matchem at Saint-Cloud. The Arcano filly began her career in Ireland with Andy Oliver, winning a Naas maiden by five lengths, before continuing her career in France with Pascal Bary under the ownership of Pan Sutong […]

  • Stokes to test Assertive Play over 1400m READ MORE

    Morphettville-based trainer Phillip Stokes is hoping Assertive Play can answer a big question on Saturday when he steps her out to 1400m for the first time in her career in the Listed John Moloney Stakes at Caulfield. The daughter of Akeed Mofeed holds a nomination for the Thousand Guineas on October 13 but Stokes is […]

  • Wishful Thinker a potential stakes horse, says Teetan READ MORE

    Jockey Karis Teetan believes that Wishful Thinker has what it takes to get to stakes company this preparation, with the Richard Gibson-trained gelding set to tackle Sunday’s (16 September) Class 2 Woodpecker Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin. Wishful Thinker, who won two of his first six starts in Hong Kong last season, stepped out for […]

  • Fresh Mahamedeis to kick off at Flemington READ MORE

    Even though Mahamedeis holds a Caulfield Cup nomination his trainer Nick Ryan isn’t expecting him to be running in the $5 million race. Instead Ryan is looking to softer carnival options with Mahamedeis who kicks off his spring campaign in Saturday’s Listed The Sofitel at Flemington. “He runs Saturday, then there’s a 1700-metre race in […]

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