Horse Racing

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.

Bruce Clark’s best bets and tips for today’s Sandown meeting.

The Lindsay Park stable is within two of 100 Melbourne metropolitan wins for the season and has the chance to reach the milestone at Sandown.

Racing NSW have fined two Australian Turf Club staff following an investigation into the treatment of horses attached to the club’s mounted security division.

Anthony Cummings will return to Leilani Lodge, where he worked with his legendary father Bart, when son James joins Godolphin as head trainer in Australia.

Rachael Murray has ridden into NSW racing history, posting her 100th winner for the season.

Two wins from as many starts in South Australia has earned two-year-old filly Counterplay an interstate trip to run at Flemington.

Trainer Mick Bell is counting on raceday rain to strengthen the Stradbroke Handicap claims of Jungle Edge.

The Peter Robl-trained gelding Centre Pivot starts his winter campaign at Randwick on Saturday with the Civic Stakes at Rosehill next month the major focus.