Blue Diamond Preview favourites draw wide
Microphone and Catch Me have been installed early favourites for the respective Blue Diamond Previews, with both two-year-olds drawing wide in the 1000m races.
Trainer David Vandyke has elected to keep his Golden Slipper hopefuls apart and will run only Alligator Blood at the Sunshine Coast.
Shogun Sun is set to win his first open company race at the Sunshine Coast after racing well in feature races during the summer.
The issue of drones at racecourses is again in focus after the sighting of one at Leicester.
Young Australian jockey Regan Bayliss is to begin a three-month riding contract in Hong Kong.
Two-year-old colt Exeter will be one of the Lindsay Park juveniles on trial for the Blue Diamond when he makes his debut in a Preview at Caulfield.
Trainer Gary Portelli is more than happy with the stable’s leading Golden Slipper hope Time To Reign and has another couple of youngsters ready to be tested.
Levendi is poised to take on Winx in the Apollo Stakes, his first start since winning last year’s Group One Australian Derby at Randwick.
Champion jockey Douglas Whyte is to retire from riding to take up training in the competitive Hong Kong racing arena.
Group One-winning colt Written By has continued preparations for his return to racing with a pleasing jump-out at Caulfield.
Victorian jockey Chris Symons has been bitten on the wrist by a crocodile housed on his property and will be sidelined for at least a week after minor surgery.
Nominations have been taken for three Flemington feature races including the Australian Cup for which Avilius has been installed the early favourite.
Gimcrack Stakes winner Catch Me is among the headline nominations for the Blue Diamond fillies Preview at Caulfield which includes six last-start winners.
The popular Tom Melbourne will begin his campaign in the Carrington Stakes at Randwick as a precursor to a possible start in the All-Star Mile.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
A search has resumed for former Shepparton mother Felicity Shadbolt, who went missing while bushwalking in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The principal of Shepparton’s new ‘‘super school’’ has been appointed.