Robert Ollington - It’s been 21 years since two-up legend Lionel “Nappy” Ollington had the punters on their feet at Flemington. It was Nappy and outspoken RSL chief Bruce Ruxton who joined forces and eventually managed to win the right in 1991 to hold legal two-up games once a year on Anzac Day. Flemington hosted Victoria’s first legal version of the great Aussie wartime tradition on Anzac Day in 1991 as a fundraiser, with a whopping $1 million-plus turnover as hundreds packed the Hill Stand...
Owner-breeder Bert Vieira has confirmed that three-time Group One winner Trapeze Artist will continue racing next season, with The Everest his main spring target. Provided the horses maintains his top-class level of form, Vieira would also like to travel the colt overseas to Hong Kong and Royal Ascot
Stewards have opened an inquiry into Craig Williams’ tactics on Nature Strip after he was one of three odds-on favourites to be beaten in consecutive races at Caulfield. Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey said they were concerned with Williams’ tactics in the first 200m when he didn’t kick up to lead from barrier one. Trainer John Sadler was also queried by stewards and he described the ride as “ugly”. The enquiry commences Thursday
Sam's Image again proved Nature Strip’s nemesis beating the hot pot home in Saturday's VOBIS Gold Dash at Caulfield, and while the win was unpopular with punters, it was a tonic of sorts for trainer Peter Morgan, who revealed after the race he’s suffering from bowel cancer
We cross the ditch for the latest harness racing news with Mick Guerin joined by Brent Lilley who's Maori Time has been confirmed as the fifth entrant into Sweden’s famed Elitloppet as Australia bursts back on to harness racing’s European stage
South Australia's best sprinter, Viddora, has lost none of her zip and may have even improved further over her break according to her trainer Lloyd Kennewell. The five-year-old mare had a short sprint-up at Morphettville on Tuesday morning on her way to her first-up run this Saturday in the Irwin Stakes, where Kennewell expects her to lay-out her impressive credentials for the $1 million Robert Sangster Stakes on May 5