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  • Godiva Rock breaks through at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 6:12 pm

    There were a few anxious moments for punters and connections of Godiva Rock before the filly broke through for an overdue win at Moonee Valley. A Group One Blue Diamond Stakes placegetter at her second start last season, Godiva Rock had gone winless in her first seven races before putting […]

  • Chad Schofield wins Adelaide Cup

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 6:06 pm

    Jockey-of-the-moment Chad Schofield has racked up another feature win, this time with Outback Joe in the Group Two Adelaide Cup, just two days after he rode Lankan Rupee to take out the Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. An Elvstroem son of 1991 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups winner Let’s Elope, […]

  • Weir brings up milestone win at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 5:36 pm

    Darren Weir’s career-best season has continued with the Melbourne premiership-leading trainer bringing up a milestone at Moonee Valley on Monday. Victory to Gingerboy in the City Jeep Patriot Handicap (2040m) brought up a winning double for Weir and his 50th metropolitan winner for the season. “At the start of the […]

  • Stables scarce for Qld winter visitors

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 5:36 pm

    Fears that Brisbane’s winter carnival would struggle to attract visitors have proved unfounded with officials battling to find enough stables. There had been concerns Sydney’s stellar autumn carnival would curtail the number of visiting horses for Brisbane. However, Brisbane Race Club racing manager Bart Sinclair said most of the big […]

  • Mullins looking ahead to Festival

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 5:30 pm

    Jump racing’s showpiece Cheltenham Festival gets under way on Tuesday but the 2014 edition has a cloud hanging over it according to leading trainer Willie Mullins because of a doping case involving another Irish handler. Philip Fenton, who will saddle Last Instalment, owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, in the […]

  • Higgins remembered at Moonee Valley

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 5:24 pm

    Melbourne jockeys have paid tribute to champion rider Roy Higgins at the Moonee Valley races on Monday. The riders competing at the public holiday meeting gathered in the home straight in front of the big screen as images of Higgins, who died on Saturday aged 75, were shown during a […]

  • Trans Tasman rivalry in Randwick Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 5:06 pm

    New Zealander Atlante will be out to turn the tables on Dissident in the Randwick Guineas but will also have to overcome fellow kiwi El Roca. But with the prospect of a firm track, trainer Murray Baker believes Atlante can add another Group One on Saturday to his New Zealand […]

  • Zabeelionaire to be put to test in trial

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 4:12 pm

    A crucial barrier trial at Cranbourne on Tuesday will decide whether Group One winner Zabeelionaire resumes in the Golden Mile at Bendigo. The 2012 South Australian Derby winner is one of 25 nominations for the $150,000 Listed race at Saturday’s feature meeting in country Victoria, but trainer Leon Corstens will […]

  • Buffering ready to step up to Challenge

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 3:42 pm

    Lankan Rupee’s Newmarket Handicap win has many touting him as the country’s best sprinter but Buffering’s trainer Robert Heathcote is convinced the Queensland star can confirm his claims this autumn. The winner of three Group One races in the spring, Buffering returns in Saturday’s Group Two Challenge Stakes (1100m) at […]

  • Public funeral for Roy Higgins

    Australian Horse Racing March 10, 2014 2:48 pm

    Champion jockey Roy Higgins will be farewelled at the scene of some of his greatest triumphs, Flemington Racecourse, in a public funeral on Thursday. The service will be held in the mounting yard before Higgins is taken on a final lap of Flemington where he won two Melbourne Cups for […]