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  • Prince Cheri starts Caulfield Cup prep

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 1:44 pm

    Fully recovered from a back injury, Prince Cheri commences a campaign at Moonee Valley that his trainer hopes will lead to a start in the Caulfield Cup. Prince Cheri will line-up in the Craig Opie Cup (1600m) on Saturday, a race trainer David Vandyke said could shape the stayer’s spring. […]

  • Browne takes light book for metro return

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 12:16 pm

    Damian Browne has taken only two rides for his comeback to Brisbane racing on Saturday. Browne resumed riding last Saturday when second on News Edition at the provincial Sunshine Coast meeting. He had not ridden since late June after being ordered to rest a troublesome knee injury. Browne has taken […]

  • Raceday medication rules tightened

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 7:40 am

    The race day medication rules have been expanded to include blood tests and vitamins. It means horses cannot be injected within one clear day of racing. The rule makes it an offence for any trainer, anyone in charge of a horse, or vet, to insert a needle into a horse […]

  • Cummings to have Melbourne public memorial

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 6:40 pm

    Legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings will receive a public memorial service at Flemington Racecourse, the home of his unrivalled 12 Melbourne Cup victories. Cummings, who died on Sunday aged 87, will be farewelled by the Melbourne racing community at Flemington on September 12 with the service to start at 1030, […]

  • Famous Seamus ready for Tramway

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 6:16 pm

    Jockey Glyn Schofield’s enthusiasm about Famous Seamus after a gallop at Hawkesbury has delighted trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith heading into Tramway Stakes. Schofield made the trip to the trainer’s base on Tuesday morning to partner the seven-year-old in a course proper work-out ahead of Saturday’s Group Two 1400m-race at Randwick. Mayfield-Smith […]

  • 140 horses entered for Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 6:12 pm

    James Cummings has honoured his late grandfather’s association with the Melbourne Cup with five nominations in the famous race. Bart Cummings, who trained in partnership with his grandson, died on Sunday having trained a record 12 Melbourne Cup winners. Now a 10-year-old, Precedence, the last Cup runner for Bart Cummings, […]

  • Stud and staff awards launched in Aust

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 5:00 pm

    The unheralded members of the Australian racing industry will get their moment in the sun with the Australian incarnation of the Godolphin Stud and Stable Awards. The awards will acknowledge stud and stable staff across Australia, with six categories and $100,000 prize money up for grabs. Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin already […]

  • Cummings has five entered for Melb Cup

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 4:12 pm

    James Cummings has entered five horses in his name for the Melbourne Cup his late grandfather and training partner Bart won a record 12 times. Precedence, aiming for his fifth start in the famous two-mile race at Flemington on November 3, headlines the Cummings five. A total of 140 horses […]

  • Mourinho returns to favourite track

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 3:32 pm

    Victorian country trainer Darryl Blackshaw had to wait 40 years to claim his first Group race victory. Now he’s hoping Mourinho can give him a second in the space of three weeks before the gelding returns to fellow Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis. Mourinho scored a first-up win for Blackshaw in […]

  • Contributer pleases in first Valley gallop

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 3:08 pm

    Contributer has pleased his trainer with his first gallop on the tight Moonee Valley circuit ahead of his first spring start in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. It will be the first step in a campaign aimed at the Cox Plate in October with John O’Shea happy with the […]