Melbourne Cup Preview by Peter Ellis

With the majority of runners coming from overseas the task of assessing this year’s Melbourne Cup field has been extremely challenging.   After hours and hours of scrutinising videos and studying form lines I have reverted to last year’s running … Read more

Victoria Derby Preview by Neale Donnelley

FOR years we have debated the pros and cons of running early Spring three-year-olds over the 2500-metre journey of the Group 1 Victoria Derby.   There are some who say it is too far and the race should be run … Read more

Warrnambool Day 3 Preview by Neale Donnelley

THE highlight of the three-day Warrnambool Carnival – the spectacular Grand Annual Steeplechase – headlines today’s final day. On paper it looks as strong an Annual as we have seen in years – maybe not so in numbers but certainly … Read more

Warrnambool Day 2 Preview by Neale Donnelley

GONE are the days when hurdle fields were full of slow flat performers looking to extend their racing lives. The modern-day hurdler needs to have genuine ability on the flat and that is clearly the case when you look at … Read more

Brierley Steeplechase Preview by Neale Donnelley

LOCALLY trained Warrnambool hero, Gold Medals, is well named! He might be nine years old and not as fast as he once was, but this remarkably tough and versatile galloper is the winner of 12 races, capturing more than his … Read more

Road To Dubai World Cup 2019 Vol. 4

DUBAI WORLD CUP: SEEKING THE SOUL, STEWART SET SAIL Doubt Dallas Stewart’s chances at your own risk. Too many times has the equal parts charismatic-and-capable conditioner brought a horse into a big race who seemed a cut below the best … Read more