One of Chris Waller's stable stars, Boban, was back to his best at Warwick Farm last Saturday. Another, Zoustar, returns to racing this Saturday in the $500,000 Canterbury Stakes, one of two Group 1s on a star-studded Randwick program.
Zoustar (pictured) will take on Sacred Falls, Appearance, Toydini, Streama, Not Listenin'tome, Red Tracer and more over 1300 metres, while the top three-year-old milers battle it out in the $600,000 Randwick Guineas.
Winning Post will have Randwick covered with a four-page wraparound feature on the Group 1 action, as well as our comprehensive 12-page full-colour liftout form guide.
In Victoria the action is at Moonee Valley on Friday night with the Alister Clark Stakes for three-year-olds, the St Albans Stakes for the two-year-olds and the Abell Stakes for the sprinters. Then we head to Bendigo on Saturday for its feature stand-alone metro-class meeting, featuring the listed Golden Mile and Bendigo Guineas as well as the VOBIS Gold Rush for the two-year-olds and the Gold Bracelet for the mares.
Bendigo isn't the only unusual metro meeting on Saturday either. Gold Coast hosts the main action in Queensland, featuring the Gold Coast Stakes, while Oakbank tunes up for Easter by hosting SA's city program. There's also black-type action at Ascot in Perth, and we finish off with Yarra Valley Cup day on the Sunday.
Of course, there's plenty of quality racing around Australia this weekend and Winning Post will have it all covered. We start with full form for five Friday TAB meetings including the nighttime action at Moonee Valley. The metro racing this Saturday is at Randwick in Sydney, Bendigo in Victoria, Oakbank in SA, Gold Coast in Queensland and Ascot in Perth.
Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Geelong (Vic/SA/WA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Eagle Farm (Qld edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.
On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four TAB meetings including those three feature meetings, plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday meetings. For Monday we've got full form for Morphettville and Moonee Valley.
Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.
Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.
On page 6, our readers are fired up across all the big issues and on page 7 Richard Callander has the inside mail on NSW racing. Further back in the book there's the Snippets column, Richo adds his unique take on the sport, Shane Templeton reminisces, Brent Zerafa reports and Peter Lucas and John Barker go head to head on the burning issues in sport.
If you're a breeding enthusiast you won't want to miss our WP Thoroughbreds liftout, featuring contributions from TVN's Tara Madgwick.
Don't miss this week's Winning Post ($5), available from Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne CBD and Flemington newsagencies, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere around Australia.