A tough first-up run and a poor recovery has all but shelved plans to run Tosen Stardom in the Australian Cup at Flemington.

What you need to know about the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Hey Doc has been prepared specifically as a sprinter this campaign as he attempts to capture the Lightning Stakes first-up at Flemington.

Champion sprinter Chautauqua has intensified his preparation for a fourth TJ Smith Stakes with an eye-catching barrier trial at Warwick Farm.

Although Irish Bet has won a valuable juvenile race, trainer John O’Shea has downplayed the colt’s chances of featuring in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

Adrian Bott believes Global Glamour will benefit from a step up in trip in the Apollo Stakes.

Redkirk Warrior will try to add to an impressive first-up record at Flemington when he resumes in the Group One Lightning Stakes.

A field of 10 has been declared for the weight-for-age Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

The current whip rule states that the jockey cannot strike the horse with the whip on any more than five occasions before the 100 metre mark. Like any arbitrary rule, it’s nonsense.

Classy filly Frolic finally makes her return from injury for Randwick t rainer Edward O’Rourke in the Light Fingers Stakes on her home track.

The Seoul 37th Asian Racing Conference opens on Sunday 13 May at Seoul Racecourse with the ARF Commemorative Race being run alongside the nation’s principal classic event the 21st Korean Derby of 1800m for 3YOs, the second leg of the Triple Crown.

A record number of nominations have been taken for The Championships including 181 entries for the Doncaster Mile and 121 for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Deploy will not run in the Apollo Stakes with trainer Gerald Ryan keeping the Randwick 1200m-record holder to that distance in the Southern Cross Stakes.

Seven Group One winners, headlined by Redzel, feature among the 13 initial nominations for the weight-for-age Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Riders have been locked in for some of the leading Blue Diamond Stakes contenders including favourite Kinky Boom who will have Craig Williams aboard.

With Winx an absentee from the Apollo Stakes, her stablemate Foxplay will make her return in the Group Two race at Randwick.

Sydney based William Inglis & Son steps into its 151st year of bloodstock auctioneering by conducting the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on 10, 11, 12, 13 February at its new Riverside Stables.

Tony McEvoy has been having a winning run with his two-year-old team and will be looking to boost that success in the Blue Diamond Preludes at Caulfield.

A decision in which race Group One winner Merchant Navy makes his return will be made after the release of nominations for the Rubiton Stakes.

Shillelagh will return to Melbourne from Sydney to try to add to her Group One record in the C F Orr Stakes with Michael Dee to ride.

Tony Gollan-trained two-year-olds Outback Barbie and Ef Troop are about to return to his stable to prepare for a Golden Slipper campaign.

The successful Golden Slipper pairing of She Will Reign and Ben Melham will be reunited in the Inglis Sprint at Warwick Farm.

Golden Rose-winning colt Trapeze Artist has made a winning comeback to pass his first test at weight-for-age in the Expressway Stakes at Rosehill.

Lightly raced Bedford has stepped up in class to record a strong finishing win in the Mal Seccull Handicap at Caulfield.

After winning her first three starts during a winter campaign, Eurack has kept the streak going with a first-up victory at Caulfield.

A rushed program wasn’t enough to stop two-year-old Kinky Boom scoring a last-to-first win at Caulfield.

Chris Waller-trained filly Charlayne is earmarked for a black-type debut in the Light Fingers Stakes after maintaining her unbeaten record at Rosehill.

Hartnell will have the first start of his preparation in the Group One C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield.

Oscietra and Prince Of Caviar, the first two of Black Caviar’s foals, have had jump-outs at Flemington.

Liam Birchley can train in Queensland for the time being until a charge against him in Victoria is resolved.