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  • RA stands firm on new whip restrictions

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 4:33 pm

    Racing Australia is standing by its decision to introduce further restrictions on whip use from December despite protests from jockeys. RA announced on Tuesday jockeys would be limited to using the whip five times before the final 100m of a race. The news came as a surprise to representatives of […]

     
  • Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready retired

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 3:18 pm

    Golden Slipper-Magic Millions winner Phelan Ready has been retired and could end his days as a dressage horse in England. Phelan Ready won the 2009 Slipper-Millions double but did not win again for four years. However, he finished his career with four wins and $3.7 million in prize money from […]

     
  • Rosehill just the start for Land’s End

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 2:48 pm

    Gerald Ryan has identified Land’s End as an autumn carnival prospect but hasn’t ruled out the possibility the colt could make a Group One impact this spring. A $700,000 buy at the Easter Yearling Sale, Land’s End is raced by a high-profile group of owners including Coolmore Stud and Damien […]

     
  • Lane gets winner on first day back in Vic

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 2:24 pm

    Jockey Damian Lane has taken little time to get back into the winner’s circle in Victoria. Lane made his return to Victorian racing at Wednesday’s Cranbourne meeting after a riding stint in Hong Kong, and the jockey notched at winner at his second ride of the day. The 21-year-old guided […]

     
  • Hugh Bowman claims Sydney jockeys’ title

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 2:12 pm

    Hugh Bowman has clinched his third Sydney jockeys’ premiership with victory aboard Sebring Sun in the second race at Canterbury on Wednesday. The hotly contested title had an anti-climatic ending when Bowman’s nearest challenger James McDonald was stood down from his remaining rides after succumbing to illness following the first […]

     
  • Bannerot charges into winner’s circle

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 2:06 pm

    Wendy Bannerot confirmed her reputation as a miracle worker with injury-prone gallopers by training a double at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday. Bannerot, who mixes training with equine rehabilitation at her Sunshine Coast complex, led in Smoothnavigator ($17) and Laugh A Little ($9). First starter Smoothnavigator, who cost $45,000 at […]

     
  • Hugh Bowman closes in on premiership

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 1:57 pm

    The race for the Sydney jockeys’ premiership appears to be all but over with a flu-stricken James McDonald stood down from riding at Canterbury. McDonald, who began the day on 91.5 wins, behind Hugh Bowman on 94 will not ride again today after doctors stood him down, following the opening […]

     
  • Stream Ahead out to remain unbeaten

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 1:51 pm

    A measure of trainer Doug Harrison’s opinion of Stream Ahead was that he ventured to Sydney to buy the filly’s younger sister at a yearling sale earlier this year. Stream Ahead resumes in the first city race of the season at Moonee Valley on Saturday and Harrison is looking forward […]

     
  • Hugh Bowman closes in on premership

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 1:39 pm

    The race for the Sydney jockeys’ premiership appears to be all but over with a flu-stricken James McDonald stood down from riding at Canterbury. McDonald, who began the day on 91.5 wins, behind Hugh Bowman on 94 will not ride again today after doctors stood him down, following the opening […]

     
  • Moody Cobalt case circumstantial: Stirling

    Australian Horse Racing News July 29, 2015 1:33 pm

    The suspension of Peter Moody’s licence will have a devastating effect on his business. Moody faced Racing Victoria stewards on Wednesday to show cause as to why his licence should not be suspended before his hearing on a cobalt charge is heard. The Caulfield based trainer faces an administration and […]