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  • Rising Romance showing signs of abscess

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2015 6:09 pm

    A sore hoof has gone some way to explaining an Epona Stakes performance that disappointed Rising Romance’s trainer Donna Logan. Last year’s Australian Oaks winner and Caulfield Cup runner-up was beaten in a photo-finish to the Group Three race at Rosehill, her lead-up to Saturday’s BMW. On Sunday she was […]

  • Shamal Wind UK bound for Royal Ascot

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2015 5:15 pm

    Melbourne trainer Robert Smerdon has been to Royal Ascot as a spectator and is looking forward to his first visit as a participant. High quality sprinter Shamal Wind will join Brazen Beau as one of Australia’s representatives at the Royal meeting in June. The Oakleigh Plate winner will target the […]

  • Hucklebuck back for Goodwood tilt

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2015 4:51 pm

    Group One winner Hucklebuck is back in work at Phillip Stokes’ Adelaide stable with the trainer eyeing just one autumn target. The four-year-old son of Elvstroem is being set for a one-off tilt at his home town premier sprint, the Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 16. A dual winner […]

  • No TJ Smith Stakes for Brazen Beau

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2015 3:54 pm

    Royal Ascot remains the next target for Newmarket Handicap winner Brazen Beau with his owners to resist the temptation of the TJ Smith Stakes. Grant Morgan, the principal of Ontrack Thoroughbreds which races the colt, admitted the $2.5 million sprint on Saturday week was enticing but the consensus was to […]

  • WFA conditons of sprint appeal for Seamus

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2015 1:48 pm

    The weight-for-age conditions of the William Reid Stakes is a major factor in Noel Mayfield-Smith’s decision to send Famous Seamus to Melbourne. The trainer scratched the sprinter from the Group One Galaxy at Rosehill on Saturday after he drew a wide gate but the handicap conditions of that race also […]

  • Record, a Richie and magic at Slipper

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2015 7:42 pm

    Sydney always turns out at Golden Slipper Day for a carnival of racing but Gai Waterhouse and Tommy Berry added a touch of magic to proceedings on Saturday. Champion jockey Berry was aboard Waterhouse-trained favourite Vancouver for the $3.5 million main race and started from a wide barrier – a […]

  • Permit victory could stave off retirement

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2015 6:57 pm

    Veteran stayer Permit might have staved off retirement with his first win in more than a year in Saturday’s Manion Cup at Rosehill. “He’s been a great horse for the stable and today was going to be his last race,” trainer Chris Waller said. “We’re yet to decide whether he […]

  • Gai the big winner on Golden Slipper day

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2015 6:54 pm

    If it’s carnival time, it must be Gai time. And so it proved when Gai Waterhouse walked away from Rosehill on Saturday with two Group One trophies including the diamond-encrusted Golden Slipper. She also claimed the other major sprint on the program when Sweet Idea won the Galaxy. While the […]

  • Setinum takes out Listed Bendigo Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2015 6:42 pm

    A distance rise has secured victory for local galloper Setinum in the Bendigo Guineas on Saturday. Setinum was set a rushed program to contest the Guineas, backing up from a last-start fourth behind Pittsburgh Flyer at Flemington over 1100m last Saturday. It followed a disappointing performance at Caulfield in the […]

  • Impressive Bendigo debut by Observational

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2015 6:30 pm

    Prominent owner Lloyd Williams’ affinity with the Bendigo track continued on Saturday when imported galloper Observational scored a last-gasp win in the Yalumba Golden Mile. The Bendigo racetrack has been known as the nursery of champions over the decades and Williams has been taking his horses there for the best […]