• Racing Tips
    Looking interstate

    Looking interstate

    November 27, 2017

    AN INTERSTATE trip is on the cards for handy pacer Official Art. Following his success at Globe Derby last night, trainer Jonathon Kingston-Mayne revealed his plans with the son of Art Official, which includes a campaign across the border. Confident Official Art can break his metropolitan maiden, Kingston-Mayne is... Read more
    Stars shining for great cause

    Stars shining for great cause

    November 27, 2017

    LEADING South Australian horseman Ryan Hryhorec is doing his part for the ‘Movember month movement’ but admits maintaining a moustache is difficult. Drivers throughout Australia are sporting extra hair above the lip as a result of Victorian trainer Robbie O’Connell “rallying the troops” for the National Prostate Foundation. Following... Read more
    Former top trotter dead

    Former top trotter dead

    November 27, 2017

    ONE of the best trotters of the modern era has died. Former trainer Tim Butt received the sad news this morning that his multiple Group One winner, Take A Moment, had passed away over night. The 22-year-old was living with Mark O’Donnell, the son of owner, Jack. Despite his... Read more
    High hopes for recent stable acquisition
    By PAUL COURTS NEWLY-ADOPTED Australian Tim Butt has high hopes for a recent purchase which will debut at Tabcorp Park Menangle on tonight. Bought by stable clients earlier this month, Gentleman Sir will begin his Aussie career in a 2300-metre mobile where he has drawn the outside of the... Read more
    Toretto revved up and ready to go
    By PAUL COURTS CONNECTIONS of Tasmanian pacer Vinnie Toretto hope he can turned his eventful career into a winning one as he continues his comeback in Carrick tomorrow night. Poised to have his second outing from a 22-month break, the six-year-old’s record shows he has been limited to just... Read more
    Veteran edging closer to milestone
    By PAUL COURTS VETERAN gelding Avonnova will continue his charge towards another milestone when he competes at Albion Park tonight. Engaged in the Lord Mayors’ Cup, the Ian Gurney-trained 11-year-old is edging closer towards $1million in earnings. With his record sitting on 54 wins and 51 placings from 164... Read more
    Is this Australia’s most valuable foal?
    By PAUL COURTS AT LESS than a fortnight old, this youngster is fast becoming one of the most valuable standardbred foals in the southern hemisphere. While enjoying the comfort of her mother last night, the filly’s half-brother was claiming favouritism for the Perth Inter Dominion. Successful in the opening... Read more
    Auckland may chase Derby

    Auckland may chase Derby

    November 16, 2017

    A TRIP across the Tasman is tentatively on the cards for unbeaten youngster Chase Auckland. Fresh from his Group One success in Addington on Tuesday, co-trainer Mark Purdon revealed the Victoria Derby was a distinct possibility with the gelding. “We have a few nice three-year-olds in the stable and... Read more
    GIRLS GET THE LAST LAUGH – AGAIN
        Laura Spencer  1 drive – 1 win ($11.50) Madi Young – Two seconds and a win ($5.30) Lily Hosking – Two drives – 1 win ($22.50) Caitlin McElhinney – One second Lola Weidemann – Two 3rds and one win (3.70 Sarah Rushbrook – 2 drives: One win... Read more
    ALL RISE FOR LAZARUS

    ALL RISE FOR LAZARUS

    November 13, 2017

      I’VE been lucky enough to see some of our greatest champions in action. I saw Popular Alm, Pure Steel, Gundary Flyer, Rip Van Winkle and Don’t Retreat race at their peak. I was back at Harold Park when the likes of Christian Cullen and Chokin were dominating and... Read more