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  • Youngster to make a Statement at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 3:27 pm

    Chris Waller already has one of the favourites for the JJ Atkins Stakes but his stocks in the Group One race could soar even higher this weekend. Press Statement, a half-brother to 2010 Atkins winner Pressday, will stake his claim for a start in the Brisbane feature when he runs […]

     
  • Sweet Idea knocked down for $1.6 million

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 3:18 pm

    The Galaxy winner Sweet Idea has fetched $1.6 million as the highlight lot of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. A $240,000 yearling purchase, Sweet Idea banked more than $2.4 million in racetrack earnings under the guidance of trainer Gai Waterhouse. She went through the sale ring on Wednesday as […]

     
  • Sprinting mare Vain Queen retired to stud

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 2:24 pm

    Group-winning sprinter Vain Queen has been retired after her unplaced run in The Goodwood earlier this month. Trainer John Sadler said Vain Queen would be sent to the Hunter Valley in NSW and would be mated with leading sire Sebring in the spring. Vain Queen raced 16 times for seven […]

     
  • Bowman lucky to escape injury in race fall

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 2:18 pm

    Top jockey Hugh Bowman was lucky to walk away from a race fall at Canterbury on Wednesday after his mount resented being hit with the whip. Californian Man was running second in the Cellarbrations Plate when he veered out sharply across the face of the field at the 200m. The […]

     
  • Text’n Hurley sends right message for Melb

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 2:12 pm

    A lack of suitable Adelaide races has forced trainer Marilyn Smith to head to Melbourne with quality mare Text’n Hurley. Text’n Hurley will line up as one of the chances in the Schweppes Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday. It will be a return to the scene of Text’n Hurley’s […]

     
  • Sebrina can defy Qld Oaks history: Baker

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 1:06 pm

    Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker isn’t worried Sebrina will have history against her when the filly tackles the Group One Queensland Oaks at Doomben on Saturday. Baker scratched Sebrina from the traditional Oaks lead-up The Roses at Doomben due to a wide barrier and instead ran her at Randwick. Sebrina […]

     
  • Mornington jigger hearing set to go ahead

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 11:36 am

    Trackwork rider Damien Bradbury will front racing authorities next week over the possession of a hand-held electrical device. Racing Victoria stewards have charged Bradbury after the apparatus was found at Mornington racecourse on April 20. The device, known throughout the racing industry as a jigger, is capable of affecting the […]

     
  • Winx keeps place as popular elect in Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 11:18 am

    Winx has maintained a firm hold on Queensland Oaks favouritism after the barrier draw for the Group One race. Winx will start from a middle gate at Doomben on Saturday while Bohemian Lily, rated the main danger to her Chris Waller-trained rival, has the second widest barrier. A capacity field […]

     
  • Najoom a confirmed Stradbroke starter

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 9:51 am

    The Gai Waterhouse-trained Najoom is a confirmed runner in the $2 million Stradbroke Handicap with her owners paying a $30,000 late entry fee. The filly gained an automatic berth in Brisbane’s premier sprint on Saturday week with her victory in the Fred Best Classic at Doomben which elevated her to […]

     
  • Baffert excited about American Pharoah

    Australian Horse Racing News May 27, 2015 9:12 am

    American Pharoah has had his first serious work-out since the Preakness Stakes ahead of his Triple Crown bid. The colt worked over four furlongs (800m) in 48 seconds at Churchill Downs on Tuesday with regular exercise rider, jockey Martin Garcia, aboard. Victor Espinoza will again have the mount in the […]