Michael Nolan doesn’t believe in Pat O’Shea Plate curse

There is a school of thought from some trainers that winning Saturday’s Pat O’Shea Plate at Toowoomba is more of a curse than a blessing, but Michael Nolan isn’t one of them – for good reason too. The Toowoomba veteran is a three-time winner of what is the first two-year-old race of the season and … Read more

Queen funeral: King Charles and Prince William make impromptu visit to thank mourners lining up to pay their respects

King Charles and his son the Prince of Wales stunned and delighted hundreds of mourners on Lambeth Bridge, lining up to see the Queen’s lying in state. The surprise appearance saw some exhausted mourners who had lined up for more than 14 hours burst into tears. King Charles shook hands with well wishers at the … Read more

Queen funeral: Ben Roberts-Smith breaks silence; Australia prepares to say farewell led by PM

Former SAS corporal and Afghanistan veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has paid tribute to the Queen, who he met several times. Mr Roberts-Smith, 43, was invited to the funeral because he is a recipient of the Victoria Cross. On Saturday he spoke for the first time about the Queen he knew and how sad he was at … Read more

Nature Strip claims second Australian Racehorse of the Year award, Jye McNeil scores Scobie Breasley Medal

Champion trainer Chris Waller’s domination of the Australian Racehorse of the Year continued on Saturday night, with Nature Strip denying Verry Ellegant as the nation’s best racehorse. Waller has trained the past seven Australian Racehorses of the Year, won by Winx (2016-19), Nature Strip (2020 and 2022) and Verry Elleegant (2021). Nature Strip polled 189 … Read more

Horse racing tips: Wyong best bets, inside mail with Matt Jones

Daily Telegraph form analyst Matt Jones runs the rule over Friday’s meeting at Wyong. The Form: Complete NSW Racing thoroughbred form, including video replays and all you need to know about every horse, jockey and trainer. Find a winner here! BEST BET Race 6 No.9: SUR LA MER This mare has drawn better than most … Read more

Mo’unga among nine Group 1 winners in star-studded Winx Stakes

Mo’unga’s barrier trial mishap hasn’t dented the confidence of his rider, Tommy Berry, ahead of a showdown with a star-studded field for the Group 1 $750,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. The form guide won’t make flattering reading for Mo’unga after he finished last of 10, beaten nearly eight lengths behind the … Read more

Nature Strip can set a prizemoney record if he can maintain his dominance

Hall of Fame trainer Chris Waller grants the introduction of a $6m sprint series bonus could entice him to campaign the world’s best sprinter, Nature Strip, in Sydney for longer this spring carnival. Racing NSW announced a raft of new initiatives as part of a prizemoney and infrastructure funding package on Wednesday including the huge … Read more

Canterbury preview: Scott Collings takes aim at Kosciuszko with Ten Bells

The trek to the Kosciuszko starts on Wednesday at Canterbury for Goulburn mare Ten Bells. Trained by Scott Collings, the Nicconi mare has won four from six to date and returns in a Benchmark 72 Handicap (1100m) off a long 38-week spell since winning a Highway race at Randwick last October. She’s out of Highway … Read more

James McDonald is back holidays and dives in with busy morning at trials

After a well-earned holiday following his Royal Ascot win aboard Nature Strip, James McDonald is back with a big book of rides at the Warwick Farm trials. Champion jockey James McDonald isn’t exactly easing his way back into the saddle with a busy morning at the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Friday. McDonald, who hasn’t … Read more

Graeme Carey’s tips and analysis for Sunshine Coast Wednesday

Form student Graeme Carey has run his eye over the form for a big Wednesday of racing at the Sunshine Coast. The weather has forced the planned Ipswich meeting to the Sunshine Coast polytrack and with plenty of scratchings expected we will be looking for those that can handle the surface. Race 1- Two-Year-Old Maiden … Read more