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  • Longines to partner Australian Turf Club

    Horse Racing Industry March 29, 2014 12:06 pm

    Luxury watch brand Longines will sponsor the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the richest race of the Sydney autumn carnival. The Australian Turf Club announced on Saturday the naming rights and sponsorship was part of an extensive deal between the two. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) is at Randwick on […]

  • Court rules NSW vets should be licensed

    Horse Racing Industry March 24, 2014 6:48 pm

    A court ruling enabling Racing NSW to license vets has angered the Australian Veterinary Association which says it will continue to fight the regulation. But the state’s ruling body says it is necessary to ensure the integrity of the sport. Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said vets who look […]

  • Higgins an idol to many

    Horse Racing Industry March 13, 2014 6:24 pm

    Reg Fleming grew up in Brisbane listening to broadcasts of Roy Higgins riding two of his favourite horses. Years later, after Higgins had retired from racing, Fleming became Melbourne foreman for legendary trainer Bart Cummings and also get to meet the jockey who had one of the most distinguished careers […]

  • Roy Higgins farewelled at Flemington

    Horse Racing Industry March 13, 2014 5:00 pm

    Roy Higgins has been remembered as an inspiration, an icon for Australian racing and a champion bloke. Many of horse racing’s biggest names, past and present, turned out at Flemington racecourse on Thursday to farewell the champion jockey who died last weekend aged 75. An inaugural member of the Australian […]

  • Hayden Haitana applies to have ban lifted

    Horse Racing Industry November 24, 2013 12:54 pm

    Former trainer Hayden Haitana has applied to have his lifetime ban from racetracks over the infamous Fine Cotton ring-in scandal lifted. The board of Racing Queensland will consider Haitana’s case on Friday after the 68-year-old, who has served 29 years so far, wrote to officials last month. “The board will […]

  • Racing NSW vet licensing plans pushed back

    Horse Racing Industry November 19, 2013 5:06 pm

    Racing NSW’s plan to introduce a new rule that would force vets to be licensed has been put on hold until the new year at the request of the state government. The state’s regulatory body said the regime, which was due to start on December 1 following months of negotiations, […]

  • Public funeral for Desiree Gill

    Horse Racing Industry November 15, 2013 12:12 pm

    A public funeral will be held for popular jockey Desiree Gill who died from injuries received in a fall at the Sunshine Coast. The funeral service will be held at The Pavilion at the Gympie Turf Club at 1030 (AEST) on Monday where family and friends will gather to pay […]

  • ACC to collaborate on racing

    Horse Racing Industry November 13, 2013 4:12 pm

    The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has joined the call for state governments to pass legislation allowing police to share information with racing authorities. In a ground-breaking move, the ACC and Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commission signed an agreement in Melbourne on Wednesday allowing collaboration between the two bodies. State governments have […]

  • Delzangles escapes race ban, fined $2000

    Horse Racing Industry November 8, 2013 3:48 pm

    French trainer Mikel Delzangles has escaped a ban over a treatment given to his Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden on the morning of last Tuesday’s race. In a decision bound to provoke discussion among local trainers, the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board fined Delzangles $2000. After a previous case prosecuted […]

  • Woman attacked in Flemington mounting yard

    Horse Racing Industry November 7, 2013 4:06 pm

    A man who king hit a female strapper in the mounting yard at Flemington faces police and racing charges. The young woman was waiting for Black Cash to return after his win in the greys race at Oaks Day on Thursday when the man, believed to be someone she knew, […]