Rain has affected racing on the east coast with meetings called off in NSW and Queensland.

Racing officials have received a boost with the Kensington Stakes day program at Flemington set to proceed following an improved air quality forecast.

The consistent and long-awaited rain falling in Sydney appears certain to result in a heavy track for the nine-race card at Rosehill.

Co-trainers Tony and Maddy Sears hope to continue their domination of the QTIS bonus races at Eagle Farm with Dark Son and Raging Pole.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has confirmed a racehorse has died and another been euthanised at a property close to Brisbane.

Trainer Bjorn Baker knows he is taking a talented team of horses to Rosehill but he is less certain how a few of them will handle a wet track.

Trainer Steve Tregea has decided to try new tactics with Prioritise by dropping him back in distance and class at Eagle Farm.

My Pendant is scheduled to return in the Listed Kensington Stakes and trainer Danny O’Brien expects her to be doing her best work late in the 1000m-race.

David Payne is hoping he has another nice horse on his hands for owner/breeder John Camilleri in lightly raced three-year-old Fasano.

In-form Kalik is bred to be a stayer but continues to show top class form as a three-year-old sprinter as he heads to Eagle Farm.

Trainer Tom Button hopes a Mackay win by one of his horses is a pointer to a change of luck for another, Miss Lot Won, at Eagle Farm.

In-form jockey Jim Orman will start a suspension after he rides Niccanova in the Sunshine Coast Cup.

The Melbourne Racing Club will again have discussions with the Australian Turf Club over a slot in the $15 million Everest in Sydney.

Jockey Jye McNeil has won an appeal against a suspension incurred at Flemington in the Chester Manifold Stakes.

Stakes-winning colt Banquo will kick off his preparation in an 1100m-race at Flemington on a path towards the Australian Guineas.

Brad Widdup figures the best advertisement for his stable is to train city winners and he hopes to do just that when he saddles up two runners at Rosehill.

Top Irish apprentice Oisin Orr has made a quick visit to Doomben to win his first Brisbane race on Mantelli for trainer Chris Waller.

Trainer Gary Portelli has given Group-winning colt Time To Reign a solid build-up to have him ready for his long-awaited return in the Listed Kensington Stakes.

Australian mare Winter Bride and Avantage share favouritism for the Group One Telegraph at Trentham in New Zealand.

It has been a tough week for Bjorn Baker but far from dropping his bundle, the trainer remains on track for one of his most successful seasons.

Premier Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan plans to be winning metropolitan two-year-old races in coming weeks starting with Mass Destruction at Eagle Farm.

Central Queensland jockey Luke Dillon has been suspended for a month for attempting to manipulate the scales at the Mackay TAB meeting.

Having caught the eye of co-trainer Ciaron Maher in the yearling barn, Cellsabeel is showing all the right signs to suggest she will deliver on the racetrack.

Trainer Robert Heathcote expects Emerald Kingdom will be in a far better pre-race mood at Eagle Farm than he was at Doomben.

Trainer Adam Trinder has pinpointed the Futurity Stakes as a potential kick-off point for Mystic Journey who is recovering from a setback.

Trainer Harold Norman has elected to miss the Ballina Cup with Lota Creek Gold to chase an open company win at Eagle Farm.

Promising apprentice Adin Thompson has eight rides as he chases his first Saturday metropolitan win at Eagle Farm.

Racing Victoria’s chairman Brian Kruger says he is against the Melbourne Racing Club buying a slot for The Everest in Sydney.

Randwick trainer John O’Shea has kept his winning momentum going with a double at Warwick Farm.

Connections of three-year-old Microphone have opted to have to colt bypass the Listed Kensington Stakes and instead head to the Group Two Australia Stakes.