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  • De Little Engine confirms staying promise

    Australian Horse Racing November 22, 2014 1:45 pm

    Trainer Danny O’Brien is looking to richer city races over the summer following the win of De Little Engine at Ballarat. Da Little Engine showed staying promise when he raced away from his opposition in the People @ Work Handicap (2300m) to win by 4-3/4 lengths. Jockey Chad Schofield had […]

  • Trainer Grahame Begg quitting Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 6:06 pm

    Trainer Grahame Begg is to shut his Randwick stable, ending a family association with the famous Sydney racetrack spanning almost half a century. Begg, who has won 12 Australian Group One races, will wind up the stable’s racing commitments next month. “After 25 years I am closing my Randwick stable […]

  • Grahame Begg to close Randwick stable

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 6:06 pm

    HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAINER GRAHAME BEGG’S CAREER * Began training at Randwick in 1990 after 12 years as foreman for his father Neville * First Group One winner: Eye Of The Sky 1990 Fourex (Doomben) Cup * Other elite winners include Mahaya (1993 AJC Oaks), Ilovethiscity (2011 Randwick Guineas), Bonanova (1999 […]

  • Don’t discard Motivado at Ballarat

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 5:24 pm

    Trainer David Hayes has issued a warning to punters to dismiss Ballarat Cup contender Motivado at their peril. Motivado, a $14 chance for Saturday’s 2200m race, may look out of form but Hayes said there were genuine excuses for his last-start flop at Flemington on November 8 when he finished […]

  • Qfighter to come out swinging at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 5:21 pm

    The debut of Grand Cross has been delayed with the autumn carnival uppermost in the minds of trainer Gerald Ryan and the colt’s owners. A $1.3 million Easter yearling, Grand Cross was entered for Saturday’s 2YO Plate at Randwick but will be saved for a campaign aimed at the Golden […]

  • Tuscan Fire ready to jump at Cup chance

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 4:15 pm

    Tuscan Fire will be out to add to his reputation as one of Australia’s most versatile stayers when he lines up in the $200,000 Ballarat Cup on Saturday. In a career spanning 58 starts, Tuscan Fire has successfully mixed flat racing with jumps racing but he hasn’t been hurdling since […]

  • Aspery patience bucks Sydney racing trend

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 3:39 pm

    There is an urgency about Sydney racing that will test the patience of even the most measured racehorse trainers. It’s an era where stables have an obsession with young horses which can run fast because their owners are mesmerised by the wealth involved in two-year-old racing and the opportunity it […]

  • Are You Sure saved for $100k Goulburn Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 3:12 pm

    Are You Sure will run in the Goulburn Cup despite trainer Cameron Crockett conceding the bush feature looks a tougher race than a Randwick option. And it’s not just the extra $15,000 prize money swaying the Mudgee trainer towards Goulburn on Sunday. Crockett says the bigger expanses of the country […]

  • Shiraz Attack set to continue winning run

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 2:24 pm

    Strapping mare Shiraz Attack is starting to fulfil her early promise thanks to some clever placement from her trainer Gillian Heinrich. Shiraz Attack is looking to make it three wins from four starts this campaign in the NRMA Insurance Plate (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday. The four-year-old mare has been […]

  • Arabian King stepping up at Grafton

    Australian Horse Racing November 21, 2014 1:18 pm

    Arabian King’s quest to qualify for the $300,000 Country Championships at Randwick enters its next phase at Grafton. “You’ve got to dream,” the four-year-old’s trainer John Shelton said. “A lot of horses are obviously going to head that way and try and qualify for the big money race. “We’re in […]