Horse Racing

Michelle Payne has piloted Kaspersky to fifth place in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Frankie Dettori will miss all five days of the Royal Ascot meeting because of an arm injury.

Tommy Berry has been given a stay of proceedings pending a careless riding appeal, allowing him to ride in the Tattersall’s Tiara.

Providing Sydney’s weather does not deteriorate the Peter Robl-trained duo Centre Pivot and Ninth Legion will make their returns at Randwick.

Urban Ruler is being aimed at the Silver Bowl Series Final and will be out to make it three-straight wins when he contests a heat of the series at Flemington.

One of the common ploys in racing, particularly in Winter on wet tracks, is to put a claiming apprentice up in a relatively weak race, and use that 3 or 4 kilo claim to try to “steal” a win. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

After two false starts the Marc Conners-trained filly Velacano is primed to make her racing debut at Canterbury.

Chase The Horizon could run in his third state in as many starts, with trainer Henry Dwyer looking to take the sprinter to Sydney for the Winter Dash.

Racing Victoria says it is disappointed with the approval for the Tabcorp/Tatts Group merger but will continue to work closely with the wagering giant.

The Australian Competition Tribunal has authorised the proposed $11 billion merger between gaming rivals Tabcorp and Tatts Group.

Big Richie Callander has found us some early plays for tomorrow’s meeting at Canterbury.

Wet weather around NSW has forced the rescheduling of race meetings and trials.

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne makes her Royal Ascot debut on board Kaspersky in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday.

Clare Cunningham has trained her first winner with Sir Barb taking out a race at Goulburn.

New Zealand stayer Megablast will have another Melbourne run seven days after his first with a view to a spring campaign.

Inz’n’out will be trying to get back to the winner’s stall after a long absence when he runs in the Winter Dash at Randwick.

By The Grace has a preference for wet tracks and trainer Andrew Noblet hopes rain arrives ahead of Flemington.

Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell has denied there is anything underhand about the club suspending new memberships in the short term.

A 2000m-stakes race at Belmont in Perth will convince trainer Lindsey Smith one way or the other whether to take on Winx in the Cox Plate.

New Zealand trainer Lance Noble has an anxious wait to find out whether Save The Date will make the Sunshine Coast Guineas field.

New Zealand jockey Leith Innes has been suspended for 12 days at a delayed inquiry for causing interference in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap.

Matthew Howard of Mounting Yard Mail was back at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend and for those that follow on race day had an absolute fill up.

The Pasqual Bary-trained Senga has won the French Oaks during which leading Irish filly Rhododendron bled.

Sydney jockey Blake Shinn has ridden his first winner during his United States winter sojourn.

Tough stayer Pop ‘N’ Scotch is chasing a Queensland Cup win after running second in the race for the past three years.

Jockey Hugh Bowman and trainer Chris Waller will look to cap the Group One season with French Emotion in the Tattersall’s Tiara.

Tasmanian Imogen Miller has been granted an extension to her visiting trainers’ licence and Tshahitsi is set to line up again at Flemington.

Ben Currie has taken a slender lead in the Queensland trainers’ premiership from Tony Gollan.

Apprentice Jordan Childs is on a mission to outride his claim when he returns from a careless riding suspension.

Corey Brown will be able to ride at the final Group One meeting of the season despite being suspended at Ipswich.