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Ruler still could be leader of Pak

IF he had his time over again trainer Mick Kent would do things differently with Oncidium Ruler.

Archie survives another Cup

ARCHIE Alexander’s Survived claimed a slice of South Australian racing history unlikely to be repeated when he claimed his third $50,000 Mount Gambier Cup in 18 months on Monday.

Raceday focus: Orange, Taree

BEL Diablo only needs a pinch of luck at Orange and form analyst Ray Thomas believes the three-year-old can quickly atone for his last-start defeat.

Happy tops early Donnie market

POPULAR Sydney galloper Happy Clapper has been installed as the $11 favourite for the 2018 renewal of the Doncaster Mile.

Rider killed, partner injured in crash

PICNIC jockey Samara Johnson has died and her partner, Canberra trainer Garry Kirkup, has suffered serious injuries in a single car crash in the NSW Riverina.

Raceday focus: Sapphire Coast, Tamworth

LEGENDARY jockey Robert Thompson and Island Grange are the perfect pairing to find the winners’ enclosure at Tamworth, according to leading form analyst Shayne O’Cass.

No stopping Gai as partnership blossoms

GAI Waterhouse remains a dominant training force even though her days of winning Sydney premierships are over.

Matt won’t have Crack at Villiers

MATT McGillivray will retain the ride on Crack Me Up in Saturday’s Brisbane Handicap, but has decided to pass up the offer to also ride the horse in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes the

Lazarus firms after Inter final draw

LAZARUS is a firming favourite for the $1.1 million Perth Inter Dominion final after drawing barrier two for Friday night’s feature at Gloucester Park.

Make official call on EF carnival prospects

RACING Queensland and the Brisbane Racing Club need to stop procrastinating and make an official call on the fate of the winter carnival being run at Eagle Farm.

Time perfect for England visit

BOOM Time’s Japan Cup tilt has turned into a global adventure.

Best horses in the world will race at Gulfstream Park, beginning Saturday

The $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 and $1 million Florida Derby on March 31 highlight the 2017-18 Gulfstream Park meet that opens Saturday.

Digest: Motion-trained horses sweep at Laurel Park

Digest: Motion-trained horses sweep at Laurel Park

Lloyd’s luck turns as Viddora snares Group 1

VIDDORA has exorcised the ghosts of successive feature race heartbreak stories by delivering Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell’s first Group 1 scalp with a scintillating victory in

Hot summer tipped for Pierata

IF COREY Brown’s glowing appraisal wasn’t enough, the times and sectionals emanating from Pierata’s first-up win underlines his potential to be the emerging star of the summer.

Gutsy Gustave prevents Sydney sweep

AFTER the Sydney raiders had dominated the first two legs of Saturday’s features, Monsieur Gustave climbed off the canvas to deliver a blow for the locals in the George Moore

Cartwright uses Edge to advantage

AUSTRALIA’S best wet tracker Jungle Edge revelled in the tailor-made heavy conditions at Sandown Hillside to give apprentice Georgie Cartwright her first city winner.

Baker weighs up third try at Millions

EGYPTIAN Symbol made an emphatic statement with her brilliant return to racing at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, snapping a year-long losing sequence and giving trainer Bjorn Baker

Portelli’s ‘chubby’ veteran passes test

TESTASHADOW was coming off a poor first-up effort, looked “chubby’’ prior to the race and seemed to be under pressure before the home turn — but the tough sprinter still knows how

Broadside continues Gai’s dream run

THERE seems no stopping the Gai Waterhouse-Adrian Bott juggernaut with Broadside completing a stable treble at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Prince Harry and Meghan worth a punt

COULD Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle be special guests at the $13 million The Everest next year?

Childs play pays off for Begg

WHEN Grahame Begg was told he needed a replacement rider for his first-starter Written By on Saturday morning he had no hesitation in engaging Jordan Childs.

McEvoy’s grand plans for young guns

TONY McEvoy may want Saturday’s Sandown Hillside meeting to go ahead more than any other trainer as it is pivotal for the ambitious program he has in mind for his two-year-old

Browne sitting pretty with Snowden pair

A COUPLE of recent hit-and-run missions to Sydney has landed Damian Browne in the box seat to take a major share of the spoils at today’s summer carnival opener for the powerful

Nathan’s Racebook: Doomben

THE Courier-Mail’s racing editor Nathan Exelby looks for the winners on the opening day of the Queensland summer carnival at Doomben on Saturday.

Suddenly, she has wealth of options

WILL Clarken concedes Sudden Wealth has more than her share of quirks but he’s not complaining too much.

Sprint star zones in on Perth glory

LLOYD Kennewell knows he has the right horse in the right shape contesting the right race.

Track Talk, with Lincoln Moore and Ben Scadden

ADVERTISER racing experts Lincoln Moore and Ben Scadden with their Track Talk preview for Saturday’s Morphettville races.

Thistledown cancels program over jockey safety issues

Thistledown management canceled Wednesday's horse racing program after jockeys refused to ride, citing safety issues.

David Miller puts Hambletonian controversy behind to race Milstein Memorial at

After a controversial finish in the Hambletonian, Columbus native and Hall of Fame driver David Miller looks to rebound when he drives favorite Fear The Dragon in Saturday's

Resolve favored in Cleveland Trotting Classic at Northfield

Resolve, owned by 87-year-old Hans Enggren, heads a strong field for Saturday's $185,000 Cleveland Trotting Classic at Northfield Park.

Irap, racing newest millionaire, takes $500,000 Ohio Derby by a nose

Irap roared down the Thistledown stretch to capture Saturday's $500,000 Ohio Derby by a nose over the favored Girvin.

Irap, racing's newest millionaire, takes $500,000 Ohio Derby by a nose

Irap roared down the Thistledown stretch to capture Saturday's $500,000 Ohio Derby by a nose over the favored Girvin.

Ohio Derby 2017: Favorite Girvin looks to improve on Kentucky Derby run

After a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby, Girvin looks to bounce back as the favorite for Saturday's Ohio Derby at Thistledown.

U.S. Trotting Association suspends Northfield Park's membership for alleged

USTA says Northfield Park violated its rule on financial responsibility, according to a release from its communications department.

Belmont Stakes 2017: Tapwrit gets past Irish War Cry to win race

Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Belmont Stakes 2017: Results of Triple Crown race -- Tapwrit winner, Irish War

Check here for final results of Belmont Stakes 2017 today (June 10) at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Tapwrit chased down Irish War Cry to win.

Belmont Stakes 2017: Horses, jockeys, trainers, post time, post positions, odds,

Check here for Belmont Stakes 2017 information. The race will be today (Saturday, June 10).

Belmont Stakes 2017: Irish War Cry favored, but Railbird Roberts picks Senior

Bob "Railbird" Roberts breaks down the 12-horse field for Saturday's 2017 Belmont Stakes and says he's backing Senior Investment, a 12-1 shot.

Belmont Stakes 2017: Post positions, odds; Classic Empire out; Irish War Cry

Check here for information on the post-position draw for Belmont Stakes 2017 today (Wednesday, June 7).