Mick Guerin - Breeders Crown series this Saturday. Lazarus to headline Canadian Pacing Derby on September 1 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. All the big guns (gallops) in NZ are back this week at the trials and races.
John O’Neil - Doubts on Marmelo taking place in this years Melbourne Cup after defeat. Trainer Hughie Morrison will be hoping a spell of rain in the run-up to the Melbourne Cup after odds on favorite Marmello failed to land a blow in second behind surprise winner Holdthasigreen in the G2 Darley Prix Kergorlay. Holdthasigreen won by 2.5 lengths
Jamie Lovett - Aus Bloodstock targeting Cup with Torecdor. Torcedor will be prepared by German Master Andreas Wohler. Torcedor is a dual Group 3 winner who has come into his own chasing Stradivarius to fill Group 1 placings at his p-ast two starts in Europe, currently carries a European rating of 119 and will be highest-rated internationals to travel from Europe for the Melbourne Cup.
Damien Oliver wins ninth Scobie Breasley medal. Olivers record-breaking win came as something of a surprise despite it being his ninth time he has been voted the best rider of the season. He scored 54 votes to beat premiership winner and hot favourite Craig Williams (by 10 points) with Damien Lane a further 8 points back in third place. This years victory comes 22 years after he claimed his first Breasley medal in 1996
With Hugh Bowman in the saddle, wonder mare Winx made it 26 wins on the spin, courtesy of a brilliant victory in the Group 1 Winx Stakes. Bowman also bookended the card, winning aboard Butchboy and Kaonic