INSIDE RACING | Warrnambool Racing Club is in a race against time to have a $230,000 super screen installed at the course before the three-day May Racing Carnival.
Spring Racing Carnival 2012
Australian Turf Club is set to invest in stabling away from its metropolitan tracks and build up to an extra 300 boxes at Hawkesbury and Gosford.
Star trainer David Hayes is gunning for a second Black Opal Stakes crown, 23 years after winning his first with St Covet.
The Racing Victoria handicapping department have given sprinter Chautauqua a weight in Saturday week's $1.25 million Newmarket Handicap that could well help reignite the horse's profile.
Trainers eyeing the prized Black Opal Stakes will be hoping for a drought in Queensland this week.
For the first time since April 2016, Moreira went through a meeting in Hong Kong riding a winner, ending a remarkable sequence of success.
There is a grace and ease about Winx when she wins, but it might be a couple of her stablemates which can be followed for profit after Saturday's Chipping Norton Stakes meeting.
Glyn Schofield has been impressed by Prized Icon from the first time he got on him and for a third consecutive preparation he will look to win a group 1 on the colt in Saturday's Randwick Guineas.
Gary Portelli has confirmed he will run Golden Slipper favourite She Will Reign in the Riesling Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Racing NSW stewards will open an inquiry into alleged animal cruelty in the Australian Turf Club Mounted Division at its Druitt Street headquarters on Friday.
Most trainers will tell you that the 24 hours immediately after a race like the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes can be so critical when trying to map out a young horse's short-term future.
Its hard to upstage racing's best known name, Gai Waterhouse, but the Queen of the Turf was happy enough to play second fiddle to the other star names at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day as David Hayes, Darren Weir, Craig Williams and Joao Moreira hogged the headlines.
The biggest stables in Sydney have been forced to look to Hong Kong to find jockeys for their Randwick Guineas charges as Zac Purton and Joao Moreira head to Sydney on Saturday.