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Rating the 2023/24 Group 1 season

A look at the highest-rating Australian-trained horses for the Group 1 season - Ciaron Maher's star six-year-old Pride Of Jenni became the first mare to top the ratings since Winx when she ran 129 in her jaw-dropping Queen Elizabeth Stakes win.

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ATC receives 2094 first nominations for Golden Slipper

The Australian Turf Club has received a total of 2094 first nominations for the $5m, Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) to be run at Rosehill Gardens on 22 March 2025

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Sandown stewards' report

Racing Victoria stewards' report from the Melbourne Racing Club's meeting at Sandown-Lakeside on Wednesday

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Warwick Farm stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Warwick Farm on Wednesday

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Talking Points - Saturday

For all the dominance that Berkshire Breeze displayed once more, we didn't really learn a whole lot more about him. It was little more than a track gallop for the talented import, who has increased his rating by three pounds from 107 to 110.

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Flemington stewards' report

Racing Victoria stewards' report from the Victoria Racing Club's Winter Finals meeting at Flemington on Saturday

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Randwick stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's Winter Stakes meeting at Randwick on Saturday - Aaron Bullock on Promitto suspended for careless riding from July 10th to 14th

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Ellerton GoFundMe page near target to assist with medical expenses

A GoFundMe page for Victorian trainer Mathew Ellerton had reached $75,815 of a target of $100,000 on Saturday evening - Ellerton suffered a stroke while in Bali this week and he is in hospital for urgent treatment before he can return to Melbourne

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RV chairman's statement on VRT disqualifications for Weir, McLean, Kermond

RV Chair, Tim Eddy statement after the VRT on Friday disqualified Darren Weir, Jarrod McLean and Tyson Kermond for serious breaches of the Rules of Racing in relation to acts of cruelty on three horses through the use of a prohibited electrical device known as a ‘jigger’.

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Weir issued two-year disqualification

Darren Weir faces the prospect of two more years on the sidelines after the VRT on Friday handed down its decision in relation to animal cruelty charges stemming from the use of a jigger.

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Australian Racehorse of the Year awards to be held at Morphettville

The 2023/24 Australian Racehorse of the Year awards will be celebrated this year on Thursday, 11 October at the new Wolf Blass ‘The Man’ Event Centre at Morphettville Racecourse, South Australia.

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New track facilities opened at Kilmore

Kilmore racing participants and trainers have a new barn and tie-up stalls thanks to a major investment from the Victorian Government, Kilmore Racing Club, Racing Victoria and Harness Racing Victoria.

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Vale Tom Lowry

Tom Lowry, an immensely influential figure in the New Zealand thoroughbred industry, passed away on Monday aged 88 - he was the third generation to operate the famous Okawa Stud in Hawke’s Bay, a property first established by his grandfather and then successfully run by his father for many years.

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Lexus Melbourne Cup visits New Zealand contender on tour

The Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy has continued its global tour, venturing across the Tasman Sea to visit Auckland and Cambridge in New Zealand as part of the 22nd annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.

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Sandown stewards' report

Racing Victoria stewards' report from the Melbourne Racing Club's meeting at Sandown-Hillside on Wednesday

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Canterbury stewards' report

Racing NSW stewards' report from the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Canterbury on Wednesday

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Talking Points: Queensland Winter Carnival 2024

No doubt Broadsiding is the pick in this category, with plenty spoken of him already. He's the clear #1 seed in the Caulfield Guineas and the best Cox Plate chance of his age group, holding a peak of 116 backed up by strength and stamina through the line.

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Opening of nominations for Equimillonn 2024

Racing NSW on Tuesday announced the opening of nominations for Equimillonn 2024 which will see a minimum of $1 million in prizemoney on offer exclusively for retired thoroughbred racehorses competing across Eventing, Showhorse, Show Jumping and Dressage.

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Too Darn Hot to take a break from travelling down under

#TooDarnHot will not shuttle to Darley Australia’s Kelvinside base for the 2024 season - following nine straight seasons covering full books in both hemispheres, it has been decided to give the horse a break from shuttling

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Saturday 10th race returning for reduced period in Victoria

Racing Victoria announced that 10-race Saturday metropolitan meetings will return in the 2024-25 season for a reduced period of eight months - the first 10-race card will be the Group 1 Memsie Stakes meeting on 31 August 2024 at Caulfield with the last at the same track on 26 April 2025.

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