• Racing Tips
    Can unbeaten colt reach heights of famous father?
    IT’S unlikely he will ever match the feats of his famous father, but Warrior is certainly heading in the right direction. Successful in Bendigo last night, Warrior is undefeated from three starts. Although the colt boasts a perfect record trainer Emma Stewart is unwilling to make a comparison with... Read more
    Stellar news for trotting breeders
    CHAMPION sire Timoko is the latest French stallion to join Haras des Trotteurs’ roster for this year’s breeding season in Australia and New Zealand. He stands at Hingstdepan in France alongside Bold Eagle and Brillantissime, which are also new to Haras des Trotteurs this season. Timoko was a stunning... Read more
    Fitzy’s heading over the mountains
    WINNING feature races with young horses has been a regular occurrence for highly-regarded Cawdor trainer Paul Fitzpatrick and his sons Gavin and Blake. Paul and his late brother Rod were fortunate to grow up in an era around Condell Park when top horses were aplenty. Their father Jack trained... Read more
    Draw to test Delacombe Destroyer
    EXCITING pacer Ride High faces the biggest test of his campaign after drawing the outside of the back row in Saturday night’s TAB Smoken Up Sprint at Tabcorp Park Melton. The Clayton Tonkin-trained stallion is likely to be forced to do a power of work as his rivals will... Read more
    Relocation to reduce industry costs
    IN A move which is set to benefit the local industry, Harness Racing SA has elected to transfer its operation to another office. The governing body rents a building from the South Australian Harness Racing Club, but will vacate the premises within the next five weeks. As of November HRSA... Read more
    John McCarthy Interview

    John McCarthy Interview

    September 29, 2020

    Trainer dedicates win to late mother
    EMOTIONS were at a premium following the opening race at Globe Derby yesterday. Having recently made a difficult trip back to South Australia, trainer Matt Maguire registered his first win since his mother Margaret died. Dedicating the victory to his mum, Maguire’s success came via Gus Or Bust at... Read more
    All the Banta’s about the ‘Bar Room’
    FRESH from a winning treble at Menangle on Saturday night, the Craig Cross-Luke McCarthy combination could waltz away with all three heats of the NSW Breeders Challenge at the south-western Sydney circuit this afternoon. Three of the stable’s big guns, King Of Swing, Bettor Enforce and No Win No... Read more
    Mike Ko’cass with all the Tuesday winners at Tabcorp Park Menangle
    Taking large team south for key majors
    NEW South Wales-based couple Anthony Butt and Sonya Smith are set to embark on a Victorian campaign. Scheduled to cross the border on Wednesday, the pair plan to spend two months interstate. Bringing a team of 12 trotters and pacers, Butt and Smith will target keys majors such as... Read more