Horse Racing

Trainer John Thompson has been fined for a positive swab despite following the recommended guidelines for the administration of a corticosteroid.

Stradbroke favourite Clearly Innocent has to overcome a wide barrier and the history book if he is to win the Group One race.

Trainer Nigel Blackiston believes the step up to 1800m should suit Amarela at Flemington on the day stakes-winning stablemate Manapine resumes over 1400m.

The Queensland Cup meeting has been moved from Eagle Farm to the Sunshine Coast.

Apprentice Ben Thompson is excited to get back aboard in-form stayer De Little Engine who will be chasing his third-straight win at Flemington.

Rachael Murray, the first female jockey to notch 100 wins in a NSW season, will partner Wouldnt It Be Nice as he attempts to win his second June Stakes.

Kiwi Melody Belle looks too good in the Group One J J Atkins but some local stables are hoping better conditions can help them cause an upset.

OTI Racing’s Terry Henderson is excited to see French import Loresho is ready to make his Australian debut at Flemington.

Trainer Ciaron Maher believes the best of Ruthven is still to come but will give the colt his chance in the Group One Queensland Derby.

The Moonee Valley Racing Club has extended invitations to eight international horses to contest this year’s weight-for-age Cox Plate.

Trainer Robert Heathcote hopes aggressive tactics on Hopfgarten can give him his first Group One winner in Brisbane in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Persistent rain means Randwick is already in the heavy range two days out from the June Stakes meeting with more wet weather predicted.

Way back in 1945, George Orwell wrote the allegorical novel “Animal Farm” as a satire on Communism. The famous quote at the end of the novel is “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

Big Richie’s best for today’s meeting at Wyong.

Sydney jockey Blake Shinn will have five rides at Arlington Park for his first meeting during his five-week stint in North America.

Stakes-winning former Perth filly Samovare is set to step out for the first time for her new stable at Flemington.

A representative of the Darren Weir stable has collected the wrong saddle before a race at Sandown which has resulted in a $500 fine.

Ashlee Marie has provided Cranbourne-based jockey Jessica Payne with her first metropolitan winner since becoming a senior rider.

Collateral again showed his liking for heavy tracks, making it back-to-back wins for new trainer Bjorn Baker at Canterbury.

After failing to figure in the Group One Goodwood last start, Zebulon faces a drop in grade at Flemington.

Jockey Tegan Harrison has ridden a double at the Gold Coast, including an all-the-way victory on Sydney mare Aurora Rose.

Frankel colt New Horizons was sent off an odds-on favourite for his debut but has finished fourth at Sandown.

The Joe Pride-trained mare My Psychiatrist tackles two miles for the first time in the Stayers Cup at Randwick.

Nominations for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups will both close on the same day, Racing Victoria has announced.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission says its new appeals system has proved a success after its first year.

Bookmakers have reacted quickly to Stradbroke Handicap favourite Clearly Innocent drawing an outside barrier, but trainer Kris Lees isn’t worried.

John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed’s right-hand and confidant resigned from his position as chief executive of Godolphin overnight bringing to a partial end the infighting at Godolphin.

Big Richie Callander’s best bets and tips for today’s Canterbury meeting.

Adam Campton;s best bets and tips for today’s Canterbury meeting.

Shane Ciurleo’s best bets and tips for today’s Gold Coast meeting.