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  • A history of racing at Royal Ascot

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 5:27 pm

    THE HISTORY OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL ASCOT MEETING * Queen Anne, who is honoured in the opening race of the Royal meeting, was the first person to see the potential for a racecourse at Ascot. While out riding in 1711, she spotted the ideal place for “horses to gallop at […]

  • Oliver fit for Royal Ascot Wandjina ride

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 5:27 pm

    Damien Oliver has been given the all-clear to travel to England to ride Wandjina in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. Oliver was due to leave Melbourne on Sunday, but his trip was delayed when he suffered concussion and general soreness in a fall at Bendigo last Thursday. He […]

  • Longshot winner to tackle the Valley again

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 4:42 pm

    Trainer Shawn Mathrick admits to being bemused by the starting price of last-start Moonee Valley winner Our Nkwazi and expects punters to be more alert this time. The rising nine-year-old was a $51 chance and completed a day of long-priced winners when successful on June 6. It is doubtful there […]

  • Wouldnt It Be Nice in form for Winter Dash

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 3:39 pm

    During the corresponding week 12 years ago, Newcastle trainer Paul Perry was getting fitted for a top hat and tails in preparation for Royal Ascot. The Perry-trained Choisir dazzled British racegoers, winning the King’s Stand Stakes and backing up four days later to claim the Golden Jubilee, paving the way […]

  • Phone records requested in Echuca probe

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 1:36 pm

    Jockey Ben Melham has been asked to provide his phone records as Victorian stewards continue their probe into irregular betting patterns on Baron Archer in a race at Echuca. Baron Archer was was laid heavily to lose the race on March 8 in which he finished third as a $2.80 […]

  • Vets body says cobalt a welfare issue

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 1:24 pm

    Equine Veterinarians Australia says any practitioner misusing cobalt should be banned but also says vets do not need to be licensed by racing authorities. The EVA is a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association and has long opposed Racing NSW’s attempts to license all those who deal with […]

  • CrownBet has live streaming of Vic racing

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 12:15 pm

    CrownBet has become the second online bookmaker to provide live vision of Victorian racing to its members. The company, which was rebranded in March from Beteasy when James Packer joined forces with Matthew Tripp, Monday announced on Monday it would provide the service to its customers via its website immediately […]

  • 24 entries for Tattersall’s Tiara

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 11:36 am

    Twenty four fillies and mares have been entered for the final Group One race of the Australian season, the Tattersall’s Tiara at the Gold Coast. Saturday’s 1400-metre race has a field limit of 16 plus five emergencies. Sydney trainer Chris Waller, who has won three Group One races during the […]

  • Brazen Beau favourite for Diamond Jubilee

    Australian Horse Racing June 15, 2015 8:42 am

    Australian colt Brazen Beau is favourite on both sides of the world for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes following confirmation the race is his Royal Ascot target. His owners and trainer Chris Waller had considered running him in the King’s Stand on Tuesday but opted to wait until Saturday’s Group One […]

  • Hazard thriving in warmer Brisbane climate

    Australian Horse Racing June 14, 2015 5:42 pm

    Lee Freedman’s powers of persuasion have already garnered a Group Two win for Hazard who will aim to take it a step higher in the Tattersall’s Tiara. Freedman, who trains the mare in partnership with his brother Anthony, asked Godolphin’s Henry Plumptre to delay her retirement after she won a […]