Hunter Valley welcomes decision by PAC

Hunter Thoroughbred breeders have welcomed the decision of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission that the economic benefits of the Drayton South mine project do not outweigh the potential demise of the region’s equine industry and that the project is not in the public interest.

Fighting winner for Gold Front

Onadowntowntrain completed a winning week for Gold Front Thoroughbreds trainer Brent Albuino in the Crown Metropol Hcp (1000m) on Saturday.

Morton labels Low Tide

Trainer Dan Morton has labelled Low Tide as a horse who could develop into a talented stayer this season. 

Ruby blooms for Blue Gum

Fontein Ruby once again showed why she is a force to be reckoned with leading into the G1 VRC Oaks with another courageous winning effort in the G3 Caulfield Classic on Saturday.

Vital victory kick-starts Ascot

Vital Importance started the Ascot season with the sixth win of her career and trainer Neville Parnham is confident of another successful campaign this summer.

Dead-heat decision to Bel Sprinter

First-up specialist Bel Sprinter returned to his best form when forcing a dead-heat decision in the G2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) on Saturday.

Lucky omen for G1 Emirates Stakes

Vinery sire Husson has a live chance for a Group 1 after Lucky Hussler sprinted away with the G3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

First winner for Beneteau

Prompt Return has lived up to his name with a debut victory for ill-fated Arrowfield Stud sire Beneteau at Bendigo.

Snowy salutes for Frost Giant

Abby Adsit is getting down to business in New York with winners like Frost Giant (USA) filly On A Snowy Evening.

Kirani perfect for Pat Hyland

Dash For Cash gelding Kirani has turned the corner with a perfect strike-rate for trainer Pat Hyland this season.

One more winner for Onemorenomore

Trevor Hardy has owned and trained lots of winners by Vinery sires and he notched another when Nomoretenmore scored at Coffs Harbour on Friday.

High Court denies A.I. Appeal

The Australian Racing Board has welcomed Friday’s High Court decision to deny Bruce McHugh Leave to Appeal in the Artificial Insemination case.

French classics beckon Balsamine

Promising filly Balsamine, a close relation of Swettenham Stud bred Group 1 winner Trust In A Gust, opened her account for Sheikh Mohammed in France on Thursday.

Bold Bids for yearlings by Equiano

Two yearlings by Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano made 75,000gns when Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale wrapped up on Wednesday.

First winner by Shrewd Rhythm

Former Touchstone Farm stallion Shrewd Rhythm moved off the mark with his first winner at Northam on Wednesday.

Gold Front team in Training for Ascot

Gold Front Thoroughbreds sprinter Onadowntowntrain will be searching for a running double when racing returns to Ascot this Saturday.