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  • The Peak put down as Neo claims PM’s Cup

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 6:33 pm

    Smart sprinter The Peak was euthanised after breaking down in the Prime Minister’s Cup on Saturday. The Peak faltered near the 100m when making a strong run to challenge the eventual winner Neo. The Bart and James Cummings-trained sprinter was taken from the track to a veterinary hospital where it […]

  • Flemington stipes suspend Payne, Bayliss

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 6:21 pm

    Racing Victoria stewards have suspended jockey Michelle Payne and apprentice Jake Bayliss at Flemington. Bayliss was suspended for seven meetings on a breach of the whip rule after finishing second on Boomwaa in the final event on Saturday. Bayliss used the whip 10 times, five more than allowed before the […]

  • Wide draw makes difference for The Bowler

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 5:57 pm

    A wide barrier turned out to be a blessing for The Bowler at Flemington on Saturday. Trainer Robert Smerdon had considered scratching The Bowler from the Peter Armytage Stakes (1700m) after the gelding drew the extreme outside gate. But rain during the meeting had jockeys heading out wide in the […]

  • Storm puts paid to last race at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 5:24 pm

    An electrical storm has forced the cancellation of the final race at Randwick on Anzac Day. The storm hit Sydney late in the afternoon and moved east around 4.30pm. Players in the Roosters/St George NRL match at the nearby Sydney Football Stadium were also called off the field to wait […]

  • Moor guides Authoritarian to St Leger win

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 5:21 pm

    Daniel Moor starts an overseas stint in peak form after guiding Authoritarian to an all-the-way victory in the VRC St Leger at Flemington. Moor heads to the warmer climate of Mauritius on Sunday to take up a contract for training newcomer Shirish Narang. He has ridden previously with success in […]

  • Dowdstown Charlie’s wet form to the fore

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 5:09 pm

    David Payne is not the sort of trainer to back horses up quickly, but the temptation of a wet Randwick track swayed him with Dowdstown Charlie. But his master plan was almost foiled when the 64 rated horse was first emergency and had to wait until Saturday’s scratching time to […]

  • Nostradamus salutes in G Coast Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 5:06 pm

    The Hawkes stable will consider extending the winter carnival campaign of Nostradamus after he won the Gold Coast Guineas on Saturday. Co-trainer Michael Hawkes said Nostradamus needed to perform well at the Gold Coast for several reasons. “He’s always had the ability but what he has between his legs was […]

  • Leebaz underlines Doomben Cup credentials

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 4:39 pm

    Underrated gelding Leebaz earned a chance to atone in next month’s Group One Doomben Cup with his dogged win at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Leebaz ($8) was first emergency for the Group Two Hollindale Stakes but gained a start when Victorian galloper Banca Mo was scratched. Jockey Jim Byrne […]

  • Srikandi returns in style in Gr 2 Victory

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 4:18 pm

    A brave call from trainer Ciaron Maher to miss the spring carnival with Srikandi was vindicated when the mare made a triumphant return to racing in the Group Two Victory Stakes (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday. After a stellar winter carnival campaign last year, Srikandi was being aimed […]

  • Cobalt probe hurting my stable: Kavanagh

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2015 4:03 pm

    Chief steward Terry Bailey says he can’t put a timeframe on when Racing Victoria will complete its long-running cobalt investigation. “We are duty-bound to examine the explanations (trainers) have given us,” Bailey said. “If the explanations are right it might go a way as to whether they get charged or […]

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