Chips In! Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas @TheHeath 13/10/18

Well after a fabulous day at headquarters for #Winx we head back to the heath #Caulfield for 10 stakes races including The Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. It holds a special place in my heart with one of my biggest collects ever from Whobegotyou and of course being in the mounting yard for the event as an owner watching one of my horses go around and looking likely on the turn #Kaching. How good was the queen Winx last week? The heart rate was higher than a Sumo Wrestler running to the fridge at the clock tower but like all champions she knew where the line was. The Melbourne Cup favourite won The Bart Cummings after surviving an emotional protest with Bart’s Grandson enjoying the special win, while Hugh Bowman had more please explains than Pauline Hanson from the stewards after his butcher job on The Chips In Best Bet Rainer. Arguably the biggest thing beat since Shannon Noll on Australian Idol. Despite the weather in Sydney, Saturday promises to be a racing bonanza that looks as good as a Derby or Cox Plate day with The Everest and Guineas on the same day #supersaturday. Sit back and enjoy, bet responsibly, paint the opera house, and remember nothing beats spring #chasethesun #thechips Read more [...]

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Chips In! Turnbull Stakes @Flemington 6/10/2018

Welcome to Turnbull Stakes Day and Happy 28! That’s right the wonder mare #Winx is aiming for her 28th consecutive Victory at Flemington. Most horses struggle to win a handful of races in their career and a percentage never make it to the track! She is a super freak so sit back and enjoy the ride while it lasts. All good things most come to an end and I dare say this will be her last preparation. Winx will win with a leg in the air on Saturday before lining up for the greatest 2 minute of sport #Coxplate. 4 in a row awaits Winx in the famous race as does equine immortality. She will be remembered as one of the greats and it’s been a pleasure to watch as a racing and sports fan. Read more [...]

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Chips In! Long Weekend Preview 28/09/18

Thanks to the city of churches last weekend and my best bet (half related brother) The Autumn Sun!!! What a victory in The Golden Rose and weren't the Cardiff Hawks happy about it. Sorry to the 3 year old I knocked over when it won, there was damper and picnic baskets going everywhere. If you aren’t excited about this weekend seriously cut it off and go to a scientology convention. Below are my thoughts for The full Friday meeting at The Valley and the feature events for Super Saturday at Randwick. Tune in on Bar TV Friday night for Pony Boys #chasethesun #nothingbeatsspring #chipslife Read more [...]

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Chips In! The Makybe Diva @Flemington #15/09/18

The Makybe Diva, a Group 1 event named after one of the best horses to ever race at fabulous Flemington. ‘’A Champion becomes a Legend’’ is a call synonymous with Greg Miles and the great mares third Melbourne Cup victory, today and hopefully in 100 years 3 consecutive cup victories will never be surpassed. Her wins ranging from 1400m-3200m were always breath taking, she always came home with the roar of the crowd, and she also excelled interstate with the BMW win at Rosehill one for the ages. She added a Cox Plate to her resume for fun, even beat some of the best sprinters to take out a Memsie, and collected more silverware with an Australian Cup. It’s always nice to walk along the Flemington Straight and see The Makybe Diva statue as a reminder of how blessed we were to see her win 3 Melbourne Cups. In 2004 I didn’t even look at the form guide, I knew it was her’s, she narrowly missed in The Caulfield Cup behind Elvstroem, when the field turned the bend and the gaps appeared she was never losing. Take a bow #nothingbeatsspring #chasethesun Read more [...]

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Chips In! Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes @Thevalley #08/09/18

Group racing returns to Moonee Valley and hopefully at Chips In Racing we can continue our good form at the valley from a fortnight ago where we tipped the quaddie straight on Bar Tv #ponyboys. I hope the Chips In readers have enjoyed a live streaming and a more in-depth look at the quaddie legs in both Sydney and Melbourne, although we have heads like beaten favourites. Last week was again a winning week but would have been better if Vega Magic was racing over 1200m not 1400m and if Oohood wasn't scared off winning. Again it will probably win third up by three lengths now that I am potting it but it simply didn't want to win last week. Obviously stabled near Tom Melbourne or a milk bar #chasethesun #nothingbeatsspring Read more [...]

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Chips In! Aurie’s Star @Flemington #11/08/18

With spring just around the corner it's nice to see some Group 3 racing at headquarters tomorrow. It's a competitive meeting and a tricky one! It's always hard lining up the seasoned horses from a long winter preparation versus the spring bound horses who are fresh on the scene. Do they need a run? Are they looking to strike early? When's their Grand Final? Either way we have some red hot fancied horses, Kaching stretching out to 2000m, and a straight six feature. Let's open the shoulders and find a winner at Fabulous Flemington. Read more [...]

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Chips In! Missile Stakes @Randwick #04/08/18

The people's #spring is nearly here! Welcome to the new racing season and there is no better way to start the 2018/2019 campaign off than Group racing and plenty of winners. Group 2 action will be the highlight at Randwick tomorrow while south of the border we have a teasing meeting at the Valley. Some stars are starting to return in preparation for spring as we head towards the major carnivals. Many highlights for the 2017/2018 racing season, none better than Winx equalling Black Caviar with 25 consecutive wins and of course her third consecutive Cox Plate. What can we expect from the new racing season? Winx to make it 30 wins in a row including a 4th Cox Plate before announcing her retirement, Nature Strip and Vega Magic to battle it out in the #Everest, another International winning the race that stops the nation, and Chris Waller and Darren Weir to again dominate. I expect Eagle Farm to make a comeback at some stage, hopefully #thechips can be a winning owner at Flemington (please! something!), and of course plenty of winners with Chinese dinners #babycorn. Racing isn't a circus and I ain't no monkey, crowd it and get around it, nothing beats spring #chasethesun Read more [...]

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Chips In! Bletchingly Stakes @TheHeath #28/07/18

4 years ago I flew down to watch the Bletchingly Stakes and it was a blood bath on the punt. Coup Ay Tee got scared of the camera in Sydney, Lord Of The Sky went down at $1.40 in The Group 3 feature, and of course I got 3 legs in the Melbourne quaddie. The Sydney vs Hawthorn game at the MCG was a ripper but this resulted in Chips In nearly missing a flight (again). Hopefully history won't repeat tomorrow, and the racing gods are smiling on punters, and of course Kaching, who looks good value returning to BM78 grade after getting too far back from the wide draw at Flemington last start. Down in grade, barrier 5, Mark Zhara, 1600m, sun shinning, tick tick boom? #chasethesun Read more [...]

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Chips In! Byerley Handicap @Flemington #21/07/2018

With Winter racing well and truly here, with black type and Group racing just around the corner, the depth and quality falls away a little at Flemington on Saturday. While there are no 'A graders' at headquarters it is still a competitive meeting with plenty of value on offer. Any racing at the home of racing is better than no racing. Over the next month we will see the new racing season begin, our stars return to trial (i.e. Winx on Monday), and the racing and weather warm up as we head into the people's season #nothingbeatsspring Read more [...]

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Ladbrokes Sir John Monash Stakes @TheHeath 13/07/18

The Group 3 Sir John Monash stakes headlines a cracking day at Caulfield aka The People's Heath this Saturday. With $150,000 up for grabs the top jockeys and trainers will be battling it out for Group type before the end of the 2017-2018 racing season. With a small but competitive field on hand the market is offering good value in what will be the feature of the day for the punters trackside. Read more [...]

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