Horse Racing

Unbeaten colt Royal Symphony is favourite for the Caulfield Guineas and is likely to clash with a number of other Guineas contenders in the Prelude.

Michael Freedman has saddled his first Hong Kong winner and added another for good measure at the Sha Tin meeting.

Happy Clapper remains the Epsom Handicap favourite ahead of six horses from the Chris Waller stable.

Trainer Kris Lees is hoping Clearly Innocent can stake his claim for a slot in The $10 million Everest when he runs in the Premiere Stakes.

Godolphin’s Hartnell is among 16 nominations for the Underwood Stakes while stablemate It’s Somewhat headlines nominations for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

Trainer Ciaron Maher says he is glad the matter of the ownership of five horses in his stable is over after being suspended for six months and fined $75,000.

Russian Revolution has continued preparations for the Group One Moir Stakes with a solo hit-out at Moonee Valley.

The two big sacred cows for the racing industry in Australia at present are The Everest, and the mighty mare, Winx.

Brisbane trainer Kelly Schweida is confident he made the right decision to miss the Golden Rose with Cellargirl in favour of the Flight Stakes.

Ciaron Maher has been suspended for six months after admitting he should have known horses he trained were owned by notorious convicted conman Peter Foster.

Houtzen’s performance in a Group Three race for fillies at Moonee Valley will determine whether she presses on to the $10 million Everest as planned.

Racing Victoria stewards want trainer Ciaron Maher disqualified, saying he ought to have asked about the ownership bona fides of five horses in his stable.

Naturalism Stakes winner Harlem has been penalised half a kilogram for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, taking his weight to 51.5kg.

Trainer John Gosden has confirmed Cracksman will miss the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with stablemate Enable now odds-on.

Trainer Ciaron Maher is pleading guilty to a prejudicial conduct charge related to the ownership of five horses including Group One-winning mare Azkadellia.

Rosehill Guineas winner Gingernuts will try to add to his NZ Group One tally before returning to Australia for the Cups.

Three-year-old Trapeze Artist will not back up in the Epsom Handicap from his Golden Rose win but Gerald Ryan still has two possible runners.

Group One winner Tavago is set to have his second start of the spring in the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley.

Trainer Mick Kent expects improvement from Supido in the Group One Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley after being disappointed with his last-start fifth.

Rancho Montoya will be tested for a southern campaign in the Three-Year-Old Handicap over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast.

Group One winners Russian Revolution and Vega Magic are among a host of horses scheduled to head to Moonee Valley for trackwork gallops.

A fund to help Queensland trainer Darren Bell, who has been forced to quit because of debts incurred following a strangles case, has reached $38,000.

South Australian jockey Matthew Neilson remains in Royal Adelaide Hospital nursing injuries suffered in a fall at Morphettville.

The finalists have been decided for the Wayne Wilson Memorial Medal which honours an outstanding training performance by a Queenslander.

Blake Shinn will miss the $10 million Everest but Josh Parr will be back in time from his ban after both were outed for interference in the Golden Rose.

Damien Oliver has been suspended for 14 meetings for careless riding at Caulfield while Nikita Beriman and Noel Callow have both been suspended for 12 meetings.

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms have finished one-two in the Golden Pendant for trainer Ron Quinton at Rosehill.

Savanna Amour has provided Chris Meagher with the perfect start to his training career in winning a stakes race at Caulfield.

Harlem has earned a ballot exemption into the $3 million Caulfield Cup with a convincing victory in the Group Three MRC Foundation Cup over 2000m.

Ace High and Tye Angland have dealt a winning hand for trainer David Payne in the Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.