Horse Racing

Todd Howlett cannot jump to conclusions about Esgrimidor’s chances at Warwick Farm after the gelding’s tardy behaviour in the barriers recently.

A full book of rides at Flemington gives apprentice Beau Mertens another chance to extend his lead in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership.

Apprentice Matt McGillivray hopes to transform his recent winning streak on the midweek and provincial circuit to more city wins.

Southern Highlands trainer Sarah Murray-Leslie will break new ground when Salesman makes his Highway Handicap debut at Warwick Farm.

The former James Cummings-trained Colour of Money will be the first Bong Bong Cup winner to race in Brisbane when he appears at Doomben for Chris Anderson.

Two-year-old Rancho Montoya is the last of broodmare Isolda’s offspring and he could prove to be one of her best.

Leading Victorian jockey Dean Yendall is expected to be sidelined for at least four to six weeks with a fractured scapula after a fall at Mildura.

Roger Booth was more Manangatang than Flemington. But a heart attack? This was a man who put his heart into all things racing.

Big Richie Callander has found a couple he really likes at today’s Hawkesbury meeting and tips for all races.

Brisbane radio station RadioTAB will hold an appeal to help the National Jockeys Trust.

Big Richie Callander has found us some early plays for Saturday’s meetings at Warwick Farm, Flemington and Doomben.

Sydney jockeys’ premiership leader Brenton Avdulla will miss two meetings through suspension with Hugh Bowman closing the gap with a treble at Canterbury.

Apprentice Ben Thompson has played a starring role at Sandown with three wins on a day when premiership leader Beau Mertens went winless.

The Robbie Laing-trained Evil Cry will back up in the Listed Taj Rossi Series Final over 1600m at Flemington, a week after finishing second over a sprint trip.

Trainer Les Kelly’s confidence in two-year-olds Snapchat Girl and Calligrapher against older horses has been rewarded with a Gold Coast double.

Calculated, a son of dual Cox Plate winner So You Think, has responded under pressure to win his first race at Canterbury.

Two-year-old filly Smart Coupe has backed up a convincing debut win at Wangaratta with a city win at her second start at Sandown.

Bjorn Baker has Your Way back from an illness-enforced spell and is eyeing black-type races in the spring after she makes her comeback at Warwick Farm.

Land Office will be the first Brisbane starter for experienced horseman Darryl Ward who has taken over his training from the retired Steele Ryan.

Avdulla leads Bowman by 5 1/2 wins but it was 5 more 14 city races ago. The race is on.

Adam Campton’s full preview, best bets and suggested betting strategy for each race at today’s Canterbury meeting.

Bruce Clark’s full preview, best bets and suggested betting strategy for each race at today’s Sandown meeting.

Big Richie Callander’s best bets and tips for every race for today’s Canterbury meeting.

Shane Ciurleo’s full preview, best bets and suggested betting strategy for each race at today’s Gold Coast meeting.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained English has been selected by the wagering company TAB as its representative in the $10 million Everest.

Four Group races and a $1 million race for three-year-olds will enhance the next running of the Karaka Million meeting.

New Zealand jockey Danielle Johnson has finished third in the inaugural Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championships in Sweden.

Let’s start by stating the bleeding obvious – Michelle Payne took a diet pill containing phentermine and phentermine is a banned substance. Payne took full responsibility, as she should have under the existing Racing Rules, gets a suspension, so, end of story.

Promising filly La Chica Bella makes her Saturday grade debut for trainer Joe Pride on her new home track at Warwick Farm.

Leanne Henry has ridden a winner a Muswellbrook, her first since being injured in a three-horse fall at Warialda.