Jockey Douglas Whyte to train in HK
Champion jockey Douglas Whyte is to retire from riding to take up training in the competitive Hong Kong racing arena.
Group One-winning colt Written By has continued preparations for his return to racing with a pleasing jump-out at Caulfield.
Nominations have been taken for three Flemington feature races including the Australian Cup for which Avilius has been installed the early favourite.
Gimcrack Stakes winner Catch Me is among the headline nominations for the Blue Diamond fillies Preview at Caulfield which includes six last-start winners.
After missing a start in the Magic Millions Classic, the Mike Moroney-trained two-year-old colt Alburq has been redirected to a Blue Diamond campaign.
Liam Birchley believes he can train his third Karaka Million winner with Neptune’s Spear who has travelled well to New Zealand.
Lindsay Park senior trainer David Hayes says the Newmarket Handicap is the target for dual Group One-winning sprinter Vega Magic not the All-Star Mile.
Reigning Hong Kong champion Beauty Generation has maintained his standing with victory in the Group One Stewards’ Cup at Sha Tin.
Connections of multiple Group One-winner Redkirk Warrior are looking to stretch the gelding out in distance this campaign to try to gain an All-Star Mile spot.
The seventh annual National Jockeys Trust T20 charity cricket match will feature a host of stars of Australian racing.
The Blue Diamond Preview for fillies is the next assignment for the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Jedastar, an impressive winner at Flemington on debut.
Unbeaten colt Time To Reign is ready for a barrier trial ahead of serious racing against the cream of the season’s two-year-olds on his way to the Slipper.
Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan says smart filly Vincere Volare is a 50-50 chance to run in the Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm.
Altior has stretched his unbeaten sequence to 17 with a smooth victory in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
A search has resumed for former Shepparton mother Felicity Shadbolt, who went missing while bushwalking in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The principal of Shepparton’s new ‘‘super school’’ has been appointed.