Horse Racing

New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson has been found to be suffering a viral infection and will miss the rest of the season.

Trainer Kim Waugh isn’t worried by the prospect of a wet track for class galloper Shiraz who tackles the Listed Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich.

Former Toowoomba jockey Skye Bogenhuber is looking forward to continuing her career in Perth.

We look at who they have backed and who they have sacked in early betting for Sandown today.

We look where the early money has gone and the ones they have left alone at Canterbury.

Get Shane Ciurleo’s best bets and full preview for every race at today’s Sunshine Coast meeting.

Get Big Richie’s best bets and tips for each race for today’s Canterbury meeting.

Get Adam Campton’s best bets and full overview for every race at today’s Canterbury meeting.

Get Bruce Clark’s best bets and full overview for every race at today’s Sandown meeting.

In my opinion, the decision of the Racing NSW Stewards Panel to fine John Thompson $6,000 in the Astronomos case is the most mind-blowingly idiotic exercise of misplaced power I have seen in over 50 years of involvement in racing.

Despite some visa issues, Michelle Payne has arrived in the UK ahead of her first ride at Royal Ascot.

Frankie Dettori has escaped with a sore shoulder in a fall in the parade ring before the first race at Yarmouth.

Red Cardinal is likely to follow a similar program to Protectionist towards a start in the Melbourne Cup.

The Racing NSW Appeal Panel has reserved its decision on Bobby El-Issa’s appeal against a four-month suspension.

William Pike will make a hit-and-run visit to Singapore to ride Lim’s Samurai in the Group One Patron’s Bowl at Kranji.

Hong Kong-bound jockey Tommy Berry will be unable to ride Chautauqua in The Everest in Sydney.

Sydney’s training centres will trial later finishing times for morning trackwork.

She’s A Pluck has shown no ill-effects from a fall at Bairnsdale with her trainer saying she is now a tougher filly.

French import Ashkannd makes his return to racing at Rosehill for trainer Chris Waller after more than a year off to treat a tendon injury.

A few days after coming close to winning his first Group One race, Newcastle trainer Ben Smith has turned his immediate focus to Canterbury.

Cranbourne trainer Doug Harrison is looking forward to the Sandown midweek meeting where he has siblings Alrouz and Redrouz engaged.

Trainer Freddy Head has high hopes for Terrakova in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

Maurice, Japan’s Champion Miler and six times Group 1 winner commences his initial southern hemisphere season at Arrowfield this year as the 2015 Japanese Horse of The Year plus Champion Miler and Sprinter.

The Nick Harnett-trained Wilde Gem has made it two wins from as many starts with a narrow victory in his first metropolitan test at Mornington.

Sebrarian’s future was under threat after an underwhelming first preparation but he has opened his second campaign in style at Warwick Farm.

Rising 11-year-old Extra Zero will step out at Moonee Valley for his 101st race start.

Counterattack goes to stud this week without a Group One win but after cementing his reputation as a consistent performer in elite company.

Supply And Demand will be challenged to run 2000m for the first time by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in the Kensei Handicap at Rosehill.

Taking advice from top trainer David Hayes, apprentice Jake Bayliss has guided Bay Harmony to an all-the-way win at Mornington.

Promising Hawkes Racing-trained gelding Wild Heart has nailed his first win after making light work of a heavy Warwick Farm track.