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  • Jenkins charged over raceday medication

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 5:45 pm

    Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Brian Jenkins has been charged by stewards with breaching the race day medication rules. Jenkins will front the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in Melbourne next Tuesday after stewards charged him with applying Vicks VapoRub to two horses, Crown Halo and Seguro, on the day they were […]

  • Bonfire sets track alight in Grafton Cup

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 5:06 pm

    The Gai Waterhouse-trained Bonfire has won the $150,000 Grafton Cup in record time, giving the trainer back-to-back wins in the feature race. Sent out equal favourite at $5, Bonfire replicated the feat of stablemate Queenstown who won the Listed event last year. He led all the way to break the […]

  • Hard Romp ready for All Vic Sprint Final

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 4:45 pm

    Trainer Ciaron Maher played a starring role on Finals Day at Flemington last year and he is upbeat about the chances of preparing another winner of a winter feature this time around. Maher prepared Akavoroun to win the $150,000 Listed Winter Championship Final at the corresponding meeting last year while […]

  • First entires taken for Slipper, Diamond

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 3:45 pm

    Gai Waterhouse has begun her quest for a record seventh Golden Slipper victory entering 113 horses for the $3.5 million race. Waterhouse, who won this year’s Slipper with Vancouver, has the second highest number of nominations behind Godolphin which has 158 rising two-year-olds in the mix. Overall, the Australian Turf […]

  • Vandyke has Cup ambitions for Astronomos

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 2:54 pm

    One of Bart Cummings’s great training philosophies has become David Vandyke’s mantra for European import Astronomos. And the link is fitting given Vandyke’s Melbourne Cup pipedream for the stayer. Cummings is renowned for his one-liners, among them the theory that patience is one of the cheapest things in racing, and […]

  • Our Harmony earns chance in Listed race

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 2:21 pm

    David Brideoake has no concerns with in-form Our Harmony handling straight racing at Flemington despite the filly failing in her only start there. Our Harmony has earned her chance in Saturday’s 1200m Listed A R Creswick Series Final having won three of her past four starts in metropolitan races including […]

  • Bowman links with Godolphin at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 1:39 pm

    Orujo is a type of brandy and John O’Shea might need a stiff one if the horse of the same name wins at Randwick on Saturday. O’Shea has booked Hugh Bowman to partner the recently-gelded Orujo in the All Too Hard @ Vinery Handicap and juvenile, Stalwart, in the TAB […]

  • Schweida lines up promising Golden Falls

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 12:33 pm

    Trainer Kelly Schweida believes the handicappers have weighted promising filly Golden Falls up to her best at Doomben on Saturday. Golden Falls went up 10 ratings points for her 1350m win at Doomben on June 27 when she stormed home from the rear of the field to beat the favourite, […]

  • Dram of Red out to impress again

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 10:42 am

    Exciting two-year-old Dram of Red shocked his trainer Matt Dunn with his impressive winning debut but it will be a different story for his return to Doomben. Dram of Red will be having his first start since winning a Saturday metropolitan class two-year-old race at the Sunshine Coast on March […]

  • Luke Dittman’s city focus pays off

    Australian Horse Racing News July 9, 2015 9:42 am

    Apprentice Luke Dittman’s decision to concentrate on metropolitan racing has paid dividends with a top book of rides at Doomben. Dittman, the son of former champion rider Mick Dittman, has had a good season, riding 38 winners with a winning strike rate of 18 per cent. While mainly riding at […]