News About: Tommy Smith

Vancouver starts Golden Slipper week as clear favourite

Vancouver starts Golden Slipper week as clear favourite

16 Mar, 2015

Gai Waterhouse’s exciting colt Vancouver starts off Golden Slipper week as the clear cut favourite and top ratings experts around the country can’t see any other runner challenging him for the top position.

Vancouver starts Golden Slipper week as the clear cut favourite for the $3.5m for the two year olds. Photo by Steve Hart.…

Legendary vet Percy Sykes dies

Legendary vet Percy Sykes dies

14 Jan, 2014

Legendary vet Percy Sykes has died in a Sydney hospital aged ninety-three, leaving behind him a lifetime of veterinary work that virtually revolutionised the Australian horse racing industry.

Master trained Tommy Smith and his daughter Gai Waterhouse, above, used the services of legendary vet Percy Sykes. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Sykes emigrated to Australia in …

VRC Sprint Classic Followed By Trip To Perth For Buffering

VRC Sprint Classic Followed By Trip To Perth For Buffering

28 Oct, 2013

Perennial bridesmaid Buffering broke through for his first win at Group 1 level in the Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night and will have the opportunity to add another win at the highest level of racing when he finishes his campaign with runs in the VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington on …

Overreach is back on track with Randwick trial win

Overreach is back on track with Randwick trial win

9 Sep, 2013

Golden Slipper winner Overreach is back on track for a Spring Carnival campaign after winning a barrier trial at Randwick today.

Overreach winning the 2013 G1 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Gai Waterhouse stable was disappointed when Overreach was beaten in a 1050m trial on August 19, but the Exceed …

Waller Breaks Sydney Training Record

Waller Breaks Sydney Training Record

8 Jul, 2013

An emotional Chris Waller made history at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday when Oompa Loompa gave him winner number 156.5 in the 2012/2013 racing season to break the Sydney Trainers premiership record that  jointly held by Tommy Smith and Gai Waterhouse.

Chris Waller has taken all before him this racing season. (c) Daniel Costello

Oompa Loompa …

Waller closing in on Sydney training record

Waller closing in on Sydney training record

18 Jun, 2013

Premiership front runner Chris Waller is on the verge of breaking the longstanding Sydney trainer’s record held jointly by legendary trainer Tommy Smith and his daughter Gai Waterhouse.

Red Tracer is a strong chance to hand Chris Waller another Group 1 win at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello

Smith established the record of 156 …

More rain could put Doncaster Mile in danger

More rain could put Doncaster Mile in danger

20 Apr, 2013

New South Wales Racing Chairman Of Stewards Ray Murrihy said that today’s Doncaster Milemeeting at Randwick is in danger as more rain continues to tumble across the Sydney area.

Super 3yo Pierro heads the markets for the Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Randwick track has received 42.4mm of rain over the …

Waterhouse confident of Doncaster victory with Pierro

Waterhouse confident of Doncaster victory with Pierro

19 Apr, 2013

Bookmakers are expected to take on Doncaster Mile favourite Pierro but the ever confident Gai Waterhouse isn’t fazed and says the three year old will just win.

Pierro with his ears pinned back winning the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

“Bookmakers will foolishly gamble against him. The point is Pierro is …

More rain for Randwick leading up to Doncaster Day

More rain for Randwick leading up to Doncaster Day

17 Apr, 2013

The prospect of more rain in Sydney leading up to the weekend has Randwick track manager Nevesh Ramdhani struggling to predict what track rating he will be posting for Doncaster Day on Saturday.

A wet track on Saturday won't worry Pierro after winning the Hobartville on a heavy track. Photo by Steve Hart.

Randwick is …

Black Caviar to equal Kingston Town’s Group 1 record

Black Caviar to equal Kingston Town’s Group 1 record

22 Mar, 2013

Legendary jockey Malcolm Johnston is comfortable with the prospect of sprinting queen Black Caviar equalling Kingston Town’s Group 1 winning record with a win in tonight’s Group 1 $400,000 Hacer Group William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

Black Caviar can equal Kingston Town's Group 1 record by winning the William Reid Stakes. Photo by …