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  • Johnstone after fourth win in Greys’ race

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 3:06 pm

    A Melbourne Cup day win was a new experience for country trainer Gwenda Johnstone. But she will be back at Flemington on VRC Oaks day with a runner in a race much more familiar. Johnstone has prepared the winner of the tradtional Oaks day race for grey-coloured horses three times. […]

     
  • Clarry Conners looking for Oaks joy

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 3:00 pm

    Clarry Conners will make sure he is standing far away from rival trainer John Sargent when they leg their jockeys aboard for the VRC Oaks. Conners saddles up Yesterjoy at Flemington on Thursday while Sargent has Thunder Lady in the 2500m Classic. Before she won Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes, Thunder Lady’s […]

     
  • Soothing hands key for Salut The Solution

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 2:51 pm

    Trackwork rider Willie Hulbert’s calming influence on horses has earned his father Peter an impressive new stable acquisition in Salut The Solution. Although now a six-year-old, Salut the Solution has been racing in career-best form since joining the Peter Hulbert stable in June. Salut The Solution will be having his […]

     
  • Anti-racing ad clears complaints board

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 1:54 pm

    Complaints about a controversial anti-horseracing billboard were dismissed just hours after the death of two Melbourne Cup horses. The billboard, depicting a dead horse lying on its side, was pulled from Melbourne’s CityLink freeway after objections from the landowner last month. The image was accompanied by the text “Is the […]

     
  • Heart failure claimed Cup fav: autopsy

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 1:51 pm

    An autopsy on Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti has revealed the Japanese stayer died of heart failure. “(The horse’s death) is caused by a large heart mass, a really rapid heart rate that set up an irregular rhythm that didn’t deliver enough blood to the body,” Racing Victoria vet Dr […]

     
  • Full field declared for G1 Emirates Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 1:03 pm

    Popular Tasmanian galloper The Cleaner will be back in Melbourne for the Group One Emirates Stakes which has attracted a capacity field. The Mick Burles-trained The Cleaner captured the racing public’s imagination with his winning run into the Cox Plate before finishing unplaced at Moonee Valley. He has drawn barrier […]

     
  • Slade Power draws gate 4 in Darley Classic

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 12:51 pm

    A field of 13 has accepted for the $1 million Darley Classic, including Irish sprinter Slade Power. A winner of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and July Cup at his two most recent European starts, Slade Power has draw gate four for one of two Group One races on the final […]

     
  • Ban use of whip by jockeys: welfare group

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 8:09 am

    Race horses are being pushed beyond their physical limits by the use of whips by jockeys, a welfare group says. The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has called on the racing industry to address horse welfare issues following the death of Melbourne Cup pre-race favourite Admire Rakti which collapsed […]

     
  • Protectionist to call Australia home

    Australian Horse Racing November 5, 2014 3:42 am

    Germany’s Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is beginning his new life as an Australian a day after making history at Flemington. The five-year-old will head to the Newcastle stable of Kris Lees where he will be trained for Australian Bloodstock. The syndication company raced him in the Cup in partnership with […]

     
  • Melb Cup runner Araldo put down

    Australian Horse Racing November 4, 2014 8:45 pm

    Melbourne Cup runner Araldo has been put down after injuring himself when he was spooked by a racegoer waving a flag following the race. Racing Victoria confirmed Araldo had been “humanely euthanised as a result of injuries sustained in a freak accident”. Earlier, Cup favourite Admire Rakti collapsed and died […]