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  • Board clears Tania Hyett in betting probe

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 5:24 pm

    Tania Hyett, the girlfriend of jockey Danny Nikolic, has been cleared by the RAD Board of the laying of horses trained by Robert Smerdon. It was alleged by stewards that she had, or had placed on her behalf, 34 bets to lose in a period from December 20 last year […]

  • Home start for King’s Troop before a spell

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 5:21 pm

    Tim Clark will be the new jockey for King’s Troop when he has his last start before a spell at Rosehill. With Brenton Avdulla, who has ridden the colt at both starts to date, heading to the US to ride at the Arlington Millions meeting in Chicago, Clark has been […]

  • Duric excited by Mourinho’s spring claims

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 5:06 pm

    Vlad Duric has been taking the long and slow approach in his comeback to riding following an injury-enforced break. But it will step up a notch on Saturday when he partners Mourinho in the Group Two PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Duric spent two months on the sidelines with […]

  • Ritzy to step out on long path to Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 4:48 pm

    A wide barrier is the only concern Anthony Cummings has ahead of Ritzy’s first start at Canterbury but the trainer has waited long enough to get the filly’s career underway. Ritzy has drawn barrier eight of nine in the Plate (1250m) for her belated debut on Wednesday. A half-sister […]

  • Sam Kavanagh says he was ambushed

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 2:12 pm

    Trainer Sam Kavanagh says he was ambushed when his father and a senior Australian Turf Club official met him at a Sydney hotel to get him to change his evidence to Racing NSW stewards. Sam Kavanagh is at the centre of an inquiry sparked by elevated levels of cobalt and […]

  • Draw looks ideal for Henwood at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 1:36 pm

    A good barrier and a drop back to midweek grade are the ingredients John Sadler is looking for to get Henwood back into winning form at Sandown. Bad barriers have thwarted Henwood in recent starts but a middle draw in the 1400m benchmark 90 on Wednesday has Sadler convinced the […]

  • Rudy shows fitness with trial win

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 12:33 pm

    Rudy has shown he is ready for the spring and a return to Sydney for the major races with a strong win in a Gold Coast barrier trial. The Helen Page-trained gelding led most of the way to beat VRC Oaks hopeful Sagaronne by two lengths in a 1000m trial […]

  • Sebring Sun moves closer to Rose start

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 7:18 am

    Sebring Sun’s win in the Rosebud has moved him closer to a start in the $1 million Group One Golden Rose. The Gary Portelli-trained colt is now 24th in the order of entry after Saturday’s win and he has firmed from $51 to $26. Golden Slipper winner Vancouver is the […]

  • Entries extended for P B Lawrence Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing News August 11, 2015 6:42 am

    Nominations for Melbourne’s first weight-for-age Group race of the season have been extended with 10 entries taken for the P B Lawrence Stakes. The Group Two P B Lawrence (1400m) is one of four stakes races on Saturday’s Caulfield program along with the Group Three Quezette Stakes for fillies, the […]

  • Moir Stakes option for Fontiton’s return

    Australian Horse Racing News August 10, 2015 6:21 pm

    Exciting filly Fontiton could be set for a first-up clash with some of the best weight-for-age sprinters in the country. The Robert Smerdon-trained filly was not nominated for the Thousand Guineas when entries closed last week, with connections to keep the three-year-old to sprints this spring. Smerdon has revealed the […]