Verry Elleegant on top of the world

Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed) has been rated the world’s best racemare according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) on Tuesday. The New Zealand-bred mare was given a rating of 123 for her win in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington in November, putting her 15th equal in the WBRR, and the highest-rated female equine athlete in the world. Trainer Chris Waller was over the moon upon hearing the news. “Proud is an understatement! To train the world’s highest-rated…

Cunneen has her sights set on feature race spoils

Meg Cunneen has developed a taste for black-type racing less than a month since the first stakes win of her fledgling training career. The Riccarton trainer produced William Wallace to win last month’s Listed Timaru Cup (1600m), her first black-type win bringing up just her third training success. On Saturday, Cunneen will produce Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) runner-up Seriously in the Listed Speight’s Timaru Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton, a possible precursor to the Gr.3 White Robe Lodge Stakes (1600m) at Wingatui a week later. Cunneen also has William Wallace…

Verry Elleegant on top of the world

Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed) has been rated the world’s best racemare according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) released by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) on Tuesday. The New Zealand-bred mare was given a rating of 123 for her win in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington in November, putting her 15th equal in the WBRR, and the highest-rated female equine athlete in the world. Trainer Chris Waller was over the moon upon hearing the news. “Proud is an understatement! To train the world’s highest-rated…

Trainers hoping good times continue to roll

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are well on their way toward their most successful season since forming a training partnership at the beginning of the 2018-19 term. Their top tally to date was 30 winners in that initial season and they are currently sitting on 20 with a best ever mark of six black-type winners and realistic chances of adding to their stakes haul at Trentham on Saturday. “Hopefully, that’s the case and we have had a really good season and have got some nice horses, all things…

‘The Sentimental Bloke’

‘Prodigal son’ Jason Thompson returns with a chance to win his second Traralgon Cup, 28 years after champion Light Of Fire’s 1994 victory. Based at Pearcedale, Thompson will rug race favourite Typhoon Sammy (Box 7) in tonight’s $47,000 to-the-winner Group 2 SEN Track Traralgon Cup final (395m). A former NSW provincial star, Typhoon Sammy was the fastest qualifier (21.53sec) from eight heats last Friday night. Subsequently, he’s $2.50 on TAB’s fixed odds market. Typhoon Sammy was transferred to the all-powerful Thompson kennel in mid-August last year. “I like it (J-curve…

Daily Mail: ‘Typhoon’ warning for Traralgon

G2 Bendigo Cup placegetter Typhoon Sammy set the 395m time standard on Friday night and the winner of 22 races from 33 starts headlines tonight’s G2 SEN Track Traralgon Cup final. G1 Melbourne Cup runner-up Lala Kiwi, G2 Healesville Cup placegetter Hill Top Jonah, three-time G2 country cup champion Ferdinand Boy and dual G2 runner-up More Sauce are big dangers to Typhoon Sammy. Recent G2 Warragul Cup finalist Gypsy Bun and G1 Adelaide Cup runner-up Mr. Fix It clash in the $10,000 winner-take-all Cup Night Match Race, while Group-class performers…

Tomlinson to seize opportunities

By Jonny Turner Kerryn Tomlinson is hoping to make the most of her opportunities in the sulky this week, starting at Young Quinn Raceway on Wednesday. The junior driver takes a bumper book of drives over the next five days including several key horses from her boss Brad Williamson’s stable. Williamson’s recent suspension has given Tomlinson a great opportunity which she plans to grab with both hands. Though a little ironically in race 6 on Wednesday, it is another of Williamson’s horses that could pose the reinswoman’s biggest threat. “Domination’s…

Selections | Wyndham – Today

Racing journalist Jonny Turner’s selections for the Forbury Park Trotting Club meeting at Wyndham today.       Head to www.tab.co.nz to place your bet! Race Jonny TurnerRacing Journalist Race 112.04pm 6 Atarah3 Franco Huntingdon5 Eliz Angel7 Emma Stone  Race 212.39pm 6 Mixed Faith3 Donald trump7 Streaming Live4 Cheeky Monkey Race 31.14pm 4 Sherwood Maggie13 Joes Rock6 Rebecca Dale9 B Smart Race 41.47pm 10 The Night Watchman2 I’m Watching You1 Vintage Rose6 Carrera Belle Race 52.24pm 10 Sweet And Sour2 Jovial Jay16 The Mighty Mondo7 Rakajed Race 62.59pm 16 Domination’s Call1 Sundons Flyer2…

Pakenham betting tips, value bets & quaddie picks | January 27

What Pakenham Races Where Pakenham Racing Club – 420 Nar Nar Goon–Longwarry Rd, Tynong VIC 3813 When Thursday, January 27, 2022 First Race 5:45pm AEDT Watch Live Streaming Live at Sportsbet Pakenham Racecourse is scheduled to host an eight-race card on Thursday night and Horsebetting’s Victorian form expert presents his best bets, free quaddie picks and odds supplied by leading online bookmakers. The track is rated a Soft 5, with the rail out 4m the entire circuit, for the meeting commencing at 5:45pm AEDT. Pakenham Best Bet – Fac Our…