Regally-bred trotter set to make debut

By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk Regally-bred colt Yogi Son has a lot to live up to and he will begin that task at Cambridge Raceway on Thursday. The Majestic Son juvenile will make his debut in the 2YO Mobile Trot (1700m) and trainer Kyle Marshall said he will use the non-tote race as an educational outing for the colt who has won both of his trials to date. “He is well liked by everyone around the place, he has got a big following,” Marshall said. “With it being a…

Katherine Cup Day expected to draw thousands this Saturday

The Katherine Turf Club’s annual Cup Day meeting in the Northern Territory takes place at the Jim Jackson Racecourse this Saturday. After the hysteria and excitement of the recent Darwin Cup Carnival, the action in the Top End resumes on Saturday with the annual Katherine Cup Day meeting. Up to 3000 patrons are expected to walk through Jim Jackson Racecourse gates on the weekend. It’s a nice way for horses that didn’t feature prominently at Fannie Bay during the Darwin Cup Carnival to stretch their legs despite the three-hour trip…

Dailly double?

Donning the ‘Big V’ is one of the highest honours in any of our sporting codes. So, it’s high stakes when the state finals of the National Sprint Championship (515m) and National Distance Championship (715m) are decided at Sandown Park on Thursday night. And it’s “Team Dailly” who holds the whip hand in the NSC state final and has an undeniable chance in the NDC state final. Both events carry a $12,000 first prize. They’ll launch a triple challenge in the Sprint final (Race 8, 8.37pm) with G1 Silver Chief…

Coolmore target for Grand Impact

Grand Impact is being set for a tilt at the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos) New Zealand-bred gelding Grand Impact has gone for a quick freshen-up in preparation for some big targets later this spring after his strong win at Sandown on Sunday. The son of Satano Aladdin, who has won both of his starts to date for trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, is earmarked for the stallion-making Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Derby Day. “We are going…

Roughly maturing nicely with back-to-back wins for Cole

Darwin-based trainer Phil Cole is happy with veteran mare Roughly’s recent return to form. It’s not very often that a 10-year-old wins back-to-back races, but the Phil Cole-trained Roughly achieved the feat on Saturday during the Alice Springs Turf Club’s first meeting of the 2022/23 season at Pioneer Park. The Kaphero mare, who won her first race as a three-year-old when she saluted in a 1000m maiden in Bendigo in March 2016, is proving that she still has a spring in her step. And it’s not as if she was…

‘Consistent’ Chief Altony looking to atone for bad luck

Chief Altony has finished in the first four in 21 of his 23 career starts. (Picture: Scott Barbour/Racing Photos) Alex Rae’s Chief Altony has been a revelation for the young trainer, finishing in the first four 21 times from just 23 career starts, and he will be looking to improve on that impressive record this Saturday at Caulfield. In seven runs this preparation, the horse has won just the one race, but he has been in the minor money on five separate occasions, including two starts ago in the Listed…

PB Lawrence first-up for Elephant

Elephant will kick-off his spring preparation in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Bruno Cannatelli Elephant will be out to replicate his deeds from last year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival when he kicks off his campaign in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The son of Shocking won two of his five starts last spring, including the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), and placed in the Group 2 Feehan Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m). His autumn preparation…

Caulfield Cup the target for Montefilia this spring

Montefilia will be on a path towards the Caulfield Cup this spring. (Photo: Racing Photos) David Payne’s star mare Montefilia may still be a few weeks away from a first-up run, but he is confident that his team at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday can be competitive. Payne will saddle up two runners in a Benchmark 78 Handicap over 1800m, including the 2021 Victoria Derby (2500m) fourth-placegetter, Raging Bull. Although only having won one race from 11 starts, Racing NSW handicappers have allocated the son of Bull Point the top weight…

Let the ‘Chase’ begin

Since its inception in 2018, no Victorian sprinter has won the Million Dollar Chase. But our chase to ultimately provide an ‘instant millionaire’ – in the second MDC edition for 2022 – starts at Temora on Wednesday with two regional heats over 457 metres. And, on numbers alone, the Vics have an excellent chance of a strong presence in the Temora regional final six days later. We have five of the seven runners in Heat 1 (Race 7, 5.32pm) and four of seven in Heat 2 (Race 8, 5.54pm). However,…

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | August 10, 2022

Horse Racing on Wednesday, August 10 will feature five meetings in Australia. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au have found you the top bets and the quaddie numbers for the meetings at Doomben, Randwick & Sandown. Wednesday Racing Tips – August 10, 2022 Doomben Racing Tips Randwick-Kensington Racing Tips Sandown Hillside Racing Tips As always there a plenty of promotions available for Australian racing fans, check out all the top online bookmakers to see what daily promotions they have. If you are looking for a new bookmaker for the horse…