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  • Bohemian Lily in contention for Qld Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 12:57 pm

    Former kiwi filly Bohemian Lily confirmed her rating as a genuine chance for the Group One Queensland Oaks with her win at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Bohemian Lily ($4) was having her second start for top Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse when she outstayed Col ‘n’ Lil ($12) by a […]

     
  • Worthy Cause on Queensland Guineas path

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 12:45 pm

    Worthy Cause handled his first middle-distance attempt with ease in Saturday’s Gunsynd Classic but trainer John Zielke is unlikely to aim him at the Queensland Derby. Ridden by Justin Stanley, Worthy Cause surged clear in the final 100m to win by two lengths from Upham ($17) with Chillin With Dylan […]

     
  • McCoy to keep Champion’s Trophy

    International Horse Racing April 25, 2015 9:54 am

    The perennial champion jumps jockey’s trophy will become Tony McCoy’s personal property after he is crowned No.1 for the 20th and final time at Sandown. The trophy is to be decommissioned and presented to McCoy on his retirement on Saturday (Sunday AEST) to keep permanently in acknowledgement of his number […]

     
  • Melb Cup winner Shocking sires 1st winner

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 5:54 pm

    The 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking is off and running as a producing sire. New Zealand-based Shocking sired his first winner on Friday when Shockaholic won over 1100m at Echuca in country Victoria. Shockaholic cost his trainer Matt Laurie $NZ75,000 ($A73,000) at last year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale. Since […]

     
  • Wagga Wagga carnival attracts big names

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 4:57 pm

    Sydney and Melbourne trainers have joined their country counterparts to support the two-day Wagga Wagga racing carnival. The $100,000 Wagga Wagga Town Plate on Thursday is worth six figures for the first time and has attracted 30 nominations while the $140,000 Gold Cup the following day has 34 entries. Last […]

     
  • Margaret McDonald granted licence to train

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 4:51 pm

    Margaret McDonald, wife of the late Ross McDonald, has been granted a licence to train gallopers and she will prepare a small team at Caulfield. Margaret was never far from her husband’s side during the trainer’s halcyon days during the 1980s when Group One winners flowed from their stable. While […]

     
  • Wet track a bonus for Swift Lady: Sargent

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 4:30 pm

    John Sargent is ignoring the formguide to declare potential Queensland Oaks filly Swift Lady will revel in any rain-affected ground at Randwick. And it seems punters are on the same wavelength as the Randwick trainer with Swift Lady already firming from $8 to $4 to win the Gallipoli Handicap on […]

     
  • Heathcote pair face challenge in Gunsynd

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 3:00 pm

    Trainer Robert Heathcote can’t separate promising stayers Fusina and Gid Up Strop but admits he is unsure how they will measure up against the interstate challenge at the Gold Coast. The stablemates take on some talented opposition in Saturday’s Group Three Gunsynd Plate (1800m) which this year is a major […]

     
  • Straight a tricky track for unbeaten filly

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 2:33 pm

    If unbeaten filly Appalachian Annie was racing anywhere but Flemington, trainer Vincent Malady would be feeling a little more confident. The Geelong-based trainer makes one of his rare visits to Melbourne on Saturday with the unbeaten three-year-old who is the $4 favourite for the Euroa VCs Handicap (1000m). But Malady […]

     
  • Tree Of Jesse growing on Cummings stable

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2015 2:06 pm

    It is likely to be some time before Bart and James Cummings fill the void left by the retirement of dual Group One winner Hallowed Crown. But the return of a promising filly at Randwick on Saturday might go some way towards helping the training partnership take its next step […]