It is the personal touch that sets Joe Pride apart from his training rivals in Sydney. Knowing his horses and what brings the best out of them is what Pride aims to do.
Bjorn Baker admitted he was surprised to see Miss Invincible open favourite for her debut at Rosehill on Saturday, but there is no surprise that she is a free-going two-year-old with speed and precocity.
Group 1-winning jockey Chris O'Brien believes Mighty Lucky? is back in the form that delivered him Festival Stakes victory two years ago and is hoping the veteran miler can showcase both their talents in the next month.
Warwick Farm trainer Lauri Wray? has decided to find out where "larrikin" Lord Kingsley sit in terms of class as he takes on the ATC Cup at Rosehill on Saturday.
Australia's fastest-growing stud, Aquis Farm, plans to have three runners in the $2 million Magic Millions for two-year-olds at the Gold Coast on January 13. And on form they all have live chances.
Hugh Bowman is officially the World's Best Jockey after he capped a remarkable year with a brilliant ride to win the Japan Cup on Cheval Grand in Tokyo on Sunday.
Leading apprentice Rachel King knows the rules at Tulloch Lodge, that's why she is so happy to be staying on Cabeza De Vaca in the Festival Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
The world's finest race mare,?Winx, will commence training on Monday morning at a secret location in Sydney as she prepares for possibly one of her most important years of racing.
There were smiles from those on bookies' stands at Rosehill on Saturday but the reality of betting in the 21st century was made clear by those on the rails discussing their results.
The $1 million Railway Stakes has kept its healthy tradition of high-class racehorses winning the event after local galloper Great Shot came back from a career-ending injury to claim a narrow win in the testing 1600-metre race.
One person happy to see the rain falling early in the program at Ballarat was trainer Robert Smerdon.
Kerrin McEvoy gave a staying lesson of how to maintain momentum and not panic to steer Miss Dubois to victory in theCountry Classic at Rosehill on Saturday.
Champion jockey Hugh Bowman will look to cap his outstanding 2017 by winning Sunday's Japan Cup on Cheval Grand and claim World's Best Jockey title.
Gary Portelli is thinking the Magic Millions or Golden Slipper for Secret Lady after she crushed punters by beating Godolphin colt Plague Stone in Saturday's Golden Gift at Rosehill.
John Thompson has planned to have Reneged in the Sunday's Goulburn Cup from the start of his preparation and if he can deliver a victory a spot in next month's Villiers Stakes awaits the five-year-old.
West Australian pacer Soho Tribeca has been lifted to equal favourite for next month's Inter Dominion Final after a stunning all-the-way victory on the opening night of heats at Gloucester Park on Friday.
Golden Slipper winning trainer Gary Portelli has more than twice as many two-year-olds on his books this season than last, but admits there are no She Will Reigns among them, although Secret Lady is showing the right signs.
Chris Waller admits Tom Melbourne has 'a cult following' for being the nearly horse of the spring.
There was a time when the Japan Cup was a huge target for Australasian-trained horses, with the best gallopers from Australia and New Zealand invariably being set for a tilt at the rich prize money on offer in Tokyo.
Leading jockey Brad Rawiller is ever mindful that one of his favourite all-time horses Black Heart Bart returns to his home city for Saturday's $1 million Railway Stakes with a weight that only "great" horses can manage.
Williams, an owner, isn't harnessed by a trainer's licence, a point that has long puzzled officials and stewards.
For some stayers Saturday's $300,000 Ballarat Cup will be the last chance for some serious spring prizemoney.
The Highway series has certainly changed Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn's life and stable.
Race experience is perhaps the biggest pointer for two-year-olds and winning race experience is what Californiasurprise brings to the Golden Gift at Rosehill.
The opening session of the Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs at Karaka in New Zealand on Wednesday provided another smashing success and the continuation of a record-breaking spree.
Bargain internet buy Bon Amis has already attracted offers from Asia after an unbeaten start to his career, but Newcastle trainer Jason Deamer is not expecting him to leave his yard any time soon.
Winx unlikely to be there to welcome it, but Valley bosses say new development safeguards track future
Flemington managed to race on and stage the Melbourne Cup carnival during its massive new members' stand rebuild and Moonee Valley is optimistic it will also be able to stage the Cox Plate, despite the fact that a $2 billion renovation and remodelling of the inner-city venue is scheduled to take place from 2018.
The Sydney carnival may be the only chance for punters to see stars of the saddle, Joao Moreira, Tommy Berry, Zac Purton and Nash Rawiller ride in Australia next year after a ruling from Hong Kong Jockey Club on Monday.
Former Racing Victoria chairman David Moodie was denied natural justice in findings that he inappropriately disclosed information during a cobalt investigation, a judge has ruled.
Racing Victoria has recorded a total surplus for the financial?year of?$9.2 million?– a hefty drop on the $28 million recorded a year earlier.