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  • Thompson wins 11th Jungle Juice Cup

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 6:18 pm

    Champion jockey Robert Thompson has claimed an 11th Jungle Juice Cup, the biggest race of the year at Cessnock, his home track. Thompson steered Youthful King to the nine-year-old gelding’s fourth win in the race, giving his trainer and the jockey’s close friend, Jeremy Sylvester, his eighth Jungle Juice Cup. […]

  • ATC executive to front RNSW over conduct

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 6:09 pm

    A senior racing executive will continue in his role with the Australian Turf Club amid allegations of misconduct in the Midsummer Sun cobalt affair. Matt Rudolph, the ATC’s executive manager, racing, has been asked by Racing NSW to show cause why he should not be penalised for his conduct relating […]

  • Ellerton, Zahra to face RAD board hearing

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 5:45 pm

    Flemington training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have been charged over a positive swab returned by Epic Saga after his Tatura Cup win. A urine sample from Epic Saga after the race on April 4 showed the presence of a bronchodilator, clenbuterol. A date for the Racing Appeals and […]

  • Lonrockstar earns chance in Listed sprint

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 5:06 pm

    Lonrockstar’s apparent liking for straight-course racing at Flemington has boosted trainer John Sadler’s hopes he can make his mark in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final. Lonrockstar claimed the fifth victory of his career but his first in open company when he got the better of Nadeem Lass and Hard […]

  • Reigning Meteor heads interstate

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 4:24 pm

    Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams will run Reigning Meteor in Sydney in a bid to find wetter ground for the sprinter and dodge some formidable opposition in Melbourne. Reigning Meteor is also entered for Saturday’s Listed A R Creswick Series Final (1200m) at Flemington but the three-year-old has already arrived in […]

  • Brad Pengelly looking for feature race win

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 4:09 pm

    Brad Pengelly gets the chance to win the first feature race of his comeback when he rides Darci Be Good in the Grafton Cup. Three years after he retired because of constant weight issues, Pengelly returned to race riding in May and has ridden as low as 55kg. Darci Be […]

  • Sydney premiership battle hots up

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 3:48 pm

    Blake Shinn and Hugh Bowman have given up rides at the feature Ramornie Handicap meeting to resume the quest for the Sydney premiership at Canterbury. Both will head to Grafton for the second day of the carnival but Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting could be pivotal. Shinn, who is on 85-1/2 wins […]

  • Darby McCarthy proud of youth scholarship

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 2:51 pm

    Darby McCarthy, one of Australia’s great jockeys, hopes a scholarship in his name will open doors for indigenous youth. McCarthy, 71, says the racing industry’s gesture – nearly 40 years after his career and life was irreparably damaged by a race-fixing investigation – was “humongous”. One of only three jockeys […]

  • VRC adds to ballot exempt races for Cup

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 1:54 pm

    Melbourne Cup hopefuls will have an extra chance to gain automatic entry into the race via the Group Three Bart Cummings at Flemington. But the controversial issue of emergencies remains, with a review led by Racing Victoria concluding it is still not commercially viable to declare reserves. Australian and international […]

  • RSPCA condemns horse death in jumps race

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2015 1:33 pm

    The RSPCA has condemned another horse death at a jumps racing meet in Victoria and says other serious cruelty reports should be investigated. The horse, Try Pickle, crashed at the seventh jump and was euthanised with serious injuries in Casterton on July 5. “We expect there to be a speedy, […]