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  • Melham receives credit for Strykum victory

    Australian Horse Racing News August 22, 2015 1:18 pm

    Lee Freedman passed a lot of the credit for the first-up win of Strykum at Moonee Valley to jockey Ben Melham. It was on Melham’s recommendation that blinkers be applied to Strykum’s gear in the Queen Moonee Valley Plate (1200m) on Saturday. Jumping straight to the front, Strykum ($3.40) was […]

     
  • First Seal scratched from Warwick Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing News August 22, 2015 6:54 am

    Favourite First Seal has been ruled out of the Warwick Stakes with a foot abscess. The John Thompson-trained mare opened at $3.80 for Saturday’s feature at Randwick and was into $2.60 when she was withdrawn. On Thursday night, First Seal was named the NSW Racehorse Owners’ Association Horse of the […]

     
  • Dynamite enhances Melbourne Cup hopes

    Australian Horse Racing News August 22, 2015 6:03 am

    Max Dynamite has entered the Melbourne Cup picture by beating a host of top-class stayers with consummate ease in the Lonsdale Cup at York. Although taking a more unconventional route to the Group Two contest having chased home Quick Jack in the Galway Hurdle, the five-year-old produced a vintage display […]

     
  • Ihtsahymn improved since first-up: Payne

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 5:48 pm

    Patrick Payne rated Ihtsahymn’s first start for his stable as satisfactory and believes the gelding has improved from it heading into his second-up start at Moonee Valley. A Group One winner in Perth as a three-year-old, Ihtsahymn steps out on Saturday in the Sweeney Estate Agents Handicap (1500m) for his […]

     
  • Warwick Stakes – what you need to know

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 4:39 pm

    WARWICK STAKES $250,000, Group 2 WFA, 1400m HISTORY The race was originally held at Warwick Farm but in recent years has been shared with Randwick. THE BIGGEST NAMES TO WIN IT Bernborough (1946), Tulloch (1957), Sky High (1961/62), Kingston Town (1980/81/82), Super Impose (1990/91), Sunline 1999, Lonhro (2001/03). THIS YEAR’S […]

     
  • Moses to fight 12-month disqualification

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 4:33 pm

    A shocked Kevin Moses will fight a 12-month ban for presenting a horse to race with cobalt in its system. Although the trainer was not charged with administering the substance, Racing NSW stewards said on Friday the offence was serious and warranted a period of disqualification. “How, what, where and […]

     
  • Godolphin puts faith in Up And Coming duo

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 4:30 pm

    John O’Shea is convinced the autumn juvenile form will stack up this spring as he prepares a trio of three-year-olds for early-season stakes targets on Saturday. And despite the first-up defeat of Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, O’Shea still regards the Gai Waterhouse-trained colt as the horse to beat in next […]

     
  • Valley draws playing on Williams’s mind

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 4:21 pm

    Barriers can win or lose a race and Craig Williams is hoping they won’t be the determining factor for his mounts in two stakes races at Moonee Valley. First starter Boston Light has drawn the inside barrier in the McKenzie Stakes (1200m) while Gregers has drawn 11 in a field […]

     
  • Duff sweats on Steel Zip encore at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 4:09 pm

    Veteran trainer Pat Duff admits he is still stunned by the ease of Steel Zip’s win two weeks ago. Steel Zip returned to the winners’ list with a three lengths win in an open handicap at Doomben over 1350m. Duff believes he will have to repeat the run if he […]

     
  • Wohler still sifting through spring hopes

    Australian Horse Racing News August 21, 2015 3:36 pm

    The next few weeks will be pivotal to Melbourne Cup-winning German trainer Andreas Wohler’s chances of chasing Victorian spring carnival riches this year. Wohler has four horses nominated for spring carnival races but said he was unsure on potential Melbourne visitors who would have to start quarantine next month. “We […]