Leading Sydney-based rider James McDonald jumped to #7 in the world rankings with a Group-race four-timer at Rosehill.
Nature Strip heads a red-hot field as Sydney’s premier meeting, The Championships, kicks off on Saturday with four G1s at Randwick.
Mickaelle Michel ended a prolific spell in Japan by setting a new record for the most wins recorded by a visiting jockey.
Running for the first time since last year’s Kentucky Derby, Vekoma recorded last week’s highest Beyer speed figure with a 102 at Gulfstream Park.
Joao Moreira hit 900 winners in Hong Kong on Sunday, while Christophe Clement has joined the band of trainers with 2,000 career victories in North America.
Edgar Prado last week equalled Angel Cordero’s mark of 7,057 career successes … but not without a significant hiccup on the way.
The second entry stage for the 2020 Investec Derby, when favourite Pinatubo could be added to the race, will go ahead next week as scheduled.
Tiz The Law’s trainer Barclay Tagg is hoping the Kentucky Derby comes after the Preakness, Belmont and Travers for his Florida Derby winner.