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

Godolphin employee Suzanne Philcox discusses the names she gave to this season’s two-year-olds.

Suzanne Philcox has been naming racehorses longer than she cares to remember. The statistician began naming in 1987 for Jack and Bob Inghammed’s Woodlands Stud and empire horses on the staff when the chicken kings sold their racing and breeding to Sheikh Mohammed in 2008 and is still in the role to this day. “I’ve … Read more

Stradbroke Handicap: Desleigh Forster’s remarkable road to becoming a Group 1-winning trainer

Desleigh Forster hails from the Queensland bush and has never taken anything for granted on her remarkable road to becoming a Group 1-winning trainer. Desleigh Forster once dreamed of being a Group 1 jockey but those dreams were shattered when her friends found the country kid in agony and unable to walk with a broken … Read more

Jake Capewell swaps NRL ambitions for Stradbroke Handicap dream with Sir Warwick

Jake Capewell once dreamt of joining his brother Kurt as an NRL star but having a Stradbroke Handicap runner would nearly top playing in front of a packed crowd at Suncorp Stadium. Toowoomba horseman Jake Capewell once had designs on being an NRL star like his brother Kurt, but he could go one step further … Read more