Horse Racing

Cranbourne galloper Fontein Lad has confirmed he is a genuine chance in the Queensland Derby with a strong win at Ipswich.

I Am Excited has recovered from a sluggish start to win at Warwick Farm for trainer David Pfieffer.

Bjorn Baker is challenging Coolring to prove himself worthy of a Queensland winter carnival start when he lines up in the Octagonal Handicap at Rosehill.

Country South Australian trainer Sue Jaensch doesn’t want to get too far ahead of herself with Have Another Glass.

Trainer Kelly Schweida has prepared two-year-old filly Darktown Strutter for an easy win at Ipswich.

The Stephen Autridge-Jamie Richards partnership faces an $80,000 late-entry bill after missing first acceptance payments for three Brisbane Group One races.

Trainer Chris Waller will have seven runners in the Group One Queensland Oaks at Doomben.

Trainer Laurie Laxon will leave Singapore after 17 years to return to New Zealand to train for Sir Peter Vela.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has six likely runners taking on the favourite Cracksman in the Derby at Epsom.

Group Two-winning filly Nurse Kitchen has fetched $1.7 million to top the first day of the National Broodmare Sale.

Trainer Ben Smith is pleased the Stradbroke Handicap has been switched from Eagle Farm to Doomben, believing improved track conditions will favour In Her Time.

Training newcomer Brad Widdup is one-for-one so far and is looking to Junglized to rack up another win at Rosehill.

Glyn Schofield and Damian Browne will ride at a Group One meeting in Singapore.

Trainer Peter Robl says there are no plans to retire veteran Iggi Pop who contests the Eremein Handicap at Rosehill.

Robbie Laing will saddle siblings Jaws Of Steel and Wired as he chases a city double at Moonee Valley.

The Australian Turf Club has confirmed former Godolphin trainer John O’Shea will re-establish himself at Randwick from the new season.

People in more than 30 Australian and New Zealand towns and cities can catch a glimpse of the Melbourne Cup as part of a four-month tour.

Trainer Gerald Ryan admits it is frustrating Star Of Monsoon has yet to win a race and hopes it can happen at Warwick Farm.

Trainer Mick Bell says Jungle Edge won’t run in the Stradbroke Handicap if the track at Doomben is rated in the good range.

Sydney jockey Blake Shinn has taken up an offer to ride in America on a short-term contract for trainer Wesley Ward during the Australian winter.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained The Bull has been banned from racing in Australia after suffering a second bleeding attack.

Girl Sunday will be accepted for two Rosehill races over different distances before a decision is made.

Moonee Valley or Rosehill will be the scene for Northern Journey’s next start with a trip further north in the pipeline.

Some big spring names have returned to work at Lindsay Park’s Euroa property before winter officially kicks in.

A fall at Geelong that left jockey Regan Bayliss with a fractured wrist has resulted in Dwayne Dunn receiving a 24-meeting suspension.

The Queensland Oaks meeting has been officially transferred from Eagle Farm to Doomben with Stradbroke Handicap day expected to follow suit.

An urgent meeting will try to resolve a dispute between the Brisbane Race Club and Racing Queensland about the Oaks venue.

Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman has claimed a Group One double in two different countries in two days.

Lindsay Park will try to secure spots in the $10 million Everest with two Group One-winning sprinters.

Stud-bound Attention will have his second winter carnival start in the Group Two Moreton Bay Cup.