Queanbeyan and Weston Creek will square off in the Konica Minolta Cup final after they won their respective pools by going through the preliminary games unbeaten on the weekend.
Michael Lynch Its seemingly an axiom of modern racing life that the Victoria Derby is a dreadful anachronism, a staying test run far too early in the season for immature three year olds; a race that breaks far more horses than it makes.
Patrick Bartley Champion trainer Chris Waller has recommended to the connections of Winx to run the star mare in the group 1 $3 million Cox Plate.
Daniel Lane Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill described the Cricket Australia [CA] XI that NSW will face in their opening Matador Cup match at Bankstown Oval on Monday as an "unknown quantity" but added the star-stacked Blues were aware complacency could come at an embarrassing cost.
Max Presnell Feats by horse and man equalled the best on a major Royal Randwick program on Saturday when the sun never shone brighter nor the grass greener.
Peter Hanlon James Cummings was on the front of the Turnbull Stakes Day racebook on Sunday, but his grandfather was everywhere else. A tone has been set for the first spring carnival AB: After Bart.
Michael Lynch Good horses find a way to win, whatever the circumstances. And Chautauqua, the Team Hawkes trained sprinter, has already proved he is good horse. Very good.
Chris Roots Chris Waller already has three group 1 wins this season and has a trio of group 1 favourites at heading into this weekend including stallions in the making Press Statement and Kermadec at Caulfield.
Andrew Garvey David Hayes was only at the Werribee quarantine centre on Sunday for a few fleeting minutes but headed home full of confidence that stable star Criterion is on track to add more gloss to his already outstanding record in the coming weeks after an impressive workout.
Chris Roots Brisbane trainer Desleigh Forster will have a third of her stable at Randwick on Saturday led by Spring Champion Stakes contender Too Good To Refuse.