Horse Racing

Big Richie runs his eye over the Highway Races, The Everest, Eagle Farm track, the premiership, a couple of rides from the weekend, James Cummings and the jockeys walking Kokoda for charity.

Matthew Howard of Mounting Yard Mail was at Warwick Farm on the weekend and for those that follow on race day had another good day with 1 on top selection and 2 of his best value runners getting home.

Champion rider Joao Moreira has set a new Hong Kong jockeys’ record with his 169th winner for the season.

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow has won the Group One Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly.

The Patrick Payne-trained Zed Em has won the Thackeray Steeplechase at Warrnambool.

A frustrated Bruce Hill is considering a Sydney trip to tackle the Winter Stakes for the unlucky Man Of His Word.

Ben Currie fears he is running out of ammunition to hold off Tony Gollan and win the Queensland trainers’ premiership for the first time.

Rising four-year-old Savile Row will head across from New Zealand to trainer Mike Moroney’s Flemington base to be aimed at Melbourne spring carnival races.

Star Queensland filly Houtzen is coming along nicely in training as she gets ready to contest the $10 million The Everest.

Beau Mertens has kicked four wins clear in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership, with six meetings remaining for Craig Williams to bridge the gap.

Ulysses has edged out Barney Roy to give master trainer Sir Michael Stoute a record-equalling sixth win in the Group One Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

Jockey Tom Sadler has been suspended for a month after being hit with an improper riding charge and a careless riding charge from the same race at Flemington.

Beau Mertens has extended his lead in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership to four with a Flemington treble on a day he also outrode his claim.

Emerging sprinter Ability has made it three wins from as many starts this campaign, taking out the Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington.

Hugh Bowman is closing in on the Sydney jockeys’ premiership after riding two winners at Warwick Farm.

James Cummings says he is relishing the prospect of becoming a better horse trainer in his role for Godolphin.

Tasmanian gelding Tshahitsi has notched his third Melbourne win of the preparation with a hard-fought victory in the Listed Winter Championship Series Final.

Stewards have found top jockey Jeff Lloyd was not at fault after trainer Will Hulbert complained about his ride on two-year-old Showashadow.

Five-year-old stayer Super Haze has given trainer Tony McEvoy a winning double at Flemington after an earlier win to boom colt Royal Symphony.

Kings Of Leon has graduated to city-class racing with a come-from-behind win at Warwick Farm.

A Listed race win at Flemington on Highland Beat has brought up Beau Mertens’ 80th city winner with the 19-year-old outriding his claim.

Country apprentice Mikayla Weir has upstaged leading jockey Corey Brown to ride her first city winner at Warwick Farm.

Beau Mertens has ridden his 100th winner for the season in Victoria, bringing up the milestone on Schism in the Leilani Series Final at Flemington.

Trainer Tony Gollan has reached 100 winners for the season courtesy of an early double at Doomben with Khalama and She’s Our Star.

Stewards have ordered the withdrawal of the Simon Morrish-trained Show A Star from a race at Flemington.

Jockey Robbie Fradd says Rancho Montoya is still a horse to follow despite him being beaten by another promising two-year-old Ilovevegas at Doomben.

The Ken Keys-trained Spanish Reef has made it back-to-back city wins, taking out the Rivette Series Final at Flemington.

Two-year-old Manicure has given James Cummings a perfect start to his role as Godolphin’s head Australian trainer.

The Star has backed David Hayes and Lindsay Park in The Everest but the stable’s runner in the $10 million race has yet to be decided.

Adam Campton’s full preview, best bets and suggested betting strategy for every race at today’s Warwick Farm meeting.