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May 26, 2022

Q22 decision for winter carnival star Zaaki – Racenet Tips

Queensland’s Stradbroke Handicap Day has received a massive boost with Cox Plate favourite and new racing star Zaaki set to be a crowd-pulling drawcard. There are two Group 1s on the Eagle Farm card on June 12 – the $1.5 million Stradbroke and $1 million JJ Atkins – but they could be partially overshadowed by […]

Top Kiwi hoop on hunt for first Aussie Group 1

Top Kiwi hoop on hunt for first Aussie Group 1 – Racenet Tips

Mark Du Plessis reckons the biggest payday he has had in an Australian Group 1 was when partnering Kiwi stayer Pentathlon into ninth in Almandin’s 2016 Melbourne Cup. But the Queensland jockey, who has had success all around the world, is hoping that will change and he can crack his first Aussie Group 1 win […]

Cape Breton (left) will back-up in the JJ Atkins after winning at Rosehill. Picture: Getty Images

Covid call on Caulfield as racing bubble returns – Racenet Tips

Jockey segregation is not part of Racing Victoria’s response to the imminent Melbourne lockdown. The regulator adopted the tactic last year, during the guts of the pandemic, splitting jockeys into “green” and “yellow” teams to protect the entire cohort from potential exposure to COVID-19. With the state going into a seven-day lockdown, this Caulfield meeting […]

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Bott counts on Converge to break stable’s carnival duck – Racenet Tips

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are looking to make their first Queensland winter carnival strike with young gun Converge who they feel could be suited dropping back in distance in Saturday’s Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm. The elite Sydney training team have only unleashed a small handful of winter carnival runners […]

It’s been a long time since Attention Run’s last victory. Picture: AAP

Greg Polson previews Gosford Thursday – Racenet Tips

Solid punting program at Gosford Thursday with the Gary Porteli stable set for a winning double. Gosford Summary Best Bet: Race 1 (1) Prince Invincible Value Bet: Race 6 (3) Unrelenting Race by Race Preview The Gary Moore-trained Prince Invincible has been placed last five including runner up finishes both runs this preparation at Gosford […]

New finishing time for Valley night meetings

New finishing time for Valley night meetings – Racenet Tips

High-level consultations have produced a change in the times of next season’s Moonee Valley night racing series. The Moonee Valley night season, which runs between September and March, previously featured a 6.30pm start time with races run every half-hour until a 10pm finale. The 10pm finish often led to a long day for some participants, […]

Cream to Rise in city for unbeaten gelding – Racenet Tips

Trainer Kylie Gavenlock is hoping unbeaten galloper Cream Rises can live up to his name and show the “special horse” he is at Randwick this Saturday. Gavenlock’s emerging talent has got his racing career off to the perfect start, winning both career starts in impressive fashion at the provincials before making the trip into town. […]

Tough Tilly is one of 13 runners the Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin stable have contesting the Group 1s at Melton on Saturday night. Picture: Stuart McCormick

Power stable has sights on Gold rush – Racenet Tips

There is dominance and then there is the Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin juggernaut. Victoria’s powerhouse stable is poised to plunder the huge Group 1 Australian Gold finals night at Melton on Saturday with a remarkable 13 runners across the four Group 1 finals. Staggeringly, Stewart and Tonkin have the first two favourites in three […]

Sterling Alexiou (left) and Gerald Ryan have a promising youngster in Sinba looking to make it two in a row at Gosford on Thursday. Photo: Grant Guy

Gosford preview: New star on the horizon for Ryan, Alexiou – Racenet Tips

Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou could have found a potential replacement for their outgoing million-dollar winner Peltzer in the shape of Sinba who should return home from Gosford on Thursday with his unbeaten tag intact. Both Peltzer and Sinba announced themselves with hugely impressive wins at the provincials, Peltzer at Kembla on April 28 last […]

Trainer Simon Zahra is furious with a fake text message doing the rounds about first-starter Phondle at Sale. Picture: Racing Photos via Getty Images

Zahra blasts fake text after Sale plunge – Racenet Tips

Punters have backed a first-starter off the map for a race at Sale on Thursday but co-trainer Simon Zahra said the reason for the plunge was “absolute crap”. The Mathew Ellerton and Zahra-trained Phondle has firmed from $19 into $3.50 with TAB for the Ladbroke It Maiden Plate (1000m) at Sale after a viral text […]