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  • Wine Tales to Melbourne after Sydney win

    Australian Horse Racing October 25, 2014 2:06 pm

    Wine Tales has earned herself a place on trainer Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup carnival team with an against-the-odds win at Rosehill. Sent out favourite despite easing from $2.40 to $2.70, Wine Tales put in a solid performance in the Bill Gilmour Tennis Centre Plate on Saturday. Wine Tales will now […]

  • Lankan Rupee survives Manikato protest

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 11:15 pm

    Lankan Rupee has come out on top in drama filled Manikato Stakes and broken his Moonee Valley hoodoo in the process. In a blanket finish, eight horses were within three-quarters of a length of Lankan Rupee at the end of Friday night’s 1200m contest. Bursting from the pack, Craig Newitt […]

  • Lankan Rupee wins Manikato Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 10:42 pm

    Lankan Rupee has turned his recent results around with victory in the Group One Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley which had a dramatic aftermath in the stewards’ room. Celebrations were on hold for more than three-quarters of an hour with protests from the jockeys of both placegetters over interference early […]

  • Tawteen leads throughout in Crockett

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 9:48 pm

    The absence of quality fillies Eloping and Earthquake has paved the way to victory for Tawteen at Moonee Valley. The David Hayes-trained filly had chased those two fillies home at Moonee Valley and Caulfield repsectively at her two previous outings. With Stephen Baster aboard, the $2.50 equal favourite scored a […]

  • Racing industry welcomes prize money hike

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 5:36 pm

    Racing Queensland’s announcement of major prize money boosts for the winter carnival has been well received by the Brisbane racing industry. RQ confirmed the Stradbroke Handicap would increase to $2 million and join the Magic Millions 2YO Classic as the richest races in Queensland. It is now second only to […]

  • Thoroughbred breeding legend Tugela dies

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 5:12 pm

    The broodmare who gave Australian racing Makybe Diva has died. Raised in Kentucky but imported to Australia from the United Kingdom, Tugela died on Friday morning, leaving behind her 11th foal, a chestnut filly by All Too Hard. “Rest in peace our beautiful mare,” MAKYBE Racing and Breeding posted on […]

  • Weather to decide Mr O’Ceirin’s Cup path

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 4:30 pm

    Track conditions will decide if Mr O’Ceirin will use the Moonee Valley Gold Cup as a lead-up start to the Melbourne Cup. A possible thunderstorm is forecast on Friday night with drizzle early on Saturday and trainer Ciaron Maher said he will make a final decision on race morning. Maher […]

  • The Cleaner out to be a Cox Plate hero

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 3:33 pm

    The Cleaner has already put the town of Longford and trainer Mick Burles on the map. A Cox Plate win would put the horse alongside some of the sporting greats of Tasmania. Names like Ricky Ponting, Darrel Baldock and Melbourne Cup winner Piping Lane are sporting icons of the Apple […]

  • McDonald out to atone for Dundeel defeat

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 12:48 pm

    Having experienced the high pressure of riding a Cox Plate favourite, this year James McDonald is happy to be the underdog. The 23-year-old finished eighth aboard top fancy It’s A Dundeel in the 2013 renewal. McDonald is looking forward to riding Criterion and is enjoying the fact the horse has […]

  • Payne keeps it low key despite Plate buzz

    Australian Horse Racing October 24, 2014 12:42 pm

    David Payne isn’t one for sentiment. As a former champion jockey and trainer in South Africa, there isn’t much he hasn’t seen in racing. He’s reached the sport’s highs and ridden out its lows. On Saturday Payne will saddle up Criterion, one of 14 elite runners in the Group One […]