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  • Strong buying from the Middle East at sale

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 12:54 pm

    Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa al Maktoum has continued his spending spree on the second day of the Australian Easter Yearling sale in Sydney. A member of Dubai’s royal family, the sheikh spent $3.6 million on four yearlings offered in the first session. Early on Wednesday he secured a $1.5 […]

  • Spirited bidding on Day 1 of Easter Sale

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 7:54 pm

    The Queen’s bloodstock agent John Warren has paid the top price of $1.6 million on the first day of the Easter Yearling sale in Sydney. Warren said he bought the Fastnet Rock colt out of Perfect Persuasion for a combination of Australian and international interests including the China Horse Club. […]

  • Favourite Messene draws wide in Doncaster

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 6:54 pm

    Messene is an easing favourite in Doncaster Mile betting after drawing barrier 18 for the $3 million race. Trained by the Hawkes family partnership which was successful in Saturday’s Golden Slipper with Mossfun, Messene has drifted from $3.50 to $3.80 after Tuesday’s draw. He will come in to 16 if […]

  • Wet track doubt on Zoustar for Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 6:06 pm

    A wet track could rule valuable colt Zoustar out of the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes. Trainer Chris Waller said he would have no hesitation in pulling Zoustar out of the 1200-metre sprint on Saturday if the Randwick track was rated slow. Waller said the decision would be made with […]

  • NZ trainer chasing more Melbourne success

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 5:30 pm

    Kiwi horseman Paul Richards is out to match the success of his first foray into Australian racing when Natuzzi runs at Caulfield on Saturday. Richards first crossed the Tasman Sea in 1998 to ride the moderately performed Ain’t No Doubt, a horse he also trained in New Zealand. Victorian rules […]

  • Barrier woes for Snitzerland in TJ Smith

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 5:18 pm

    The bigger the barrier, the bigger the price, is the philosophy trainer Gerald Ryan is adopting with Snitzerland when she jumps from the outside gate in the TJ Smith Stakes. There were 21 acceptors for Saturday’s $2.5 million sprint at Randwick with 18 to run. Ryan’s initial reaction was unprintable […]

  • Girl Guide out to show the way at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 4:18 pm

    Smart mare Girl Guide will have her fourth jockey in as many starts when she steps out at Sandown on Wednesday. But Girl Guide’s form is not the cause of the rider changes with the four-year-old winning two of her three previous starts. Jake Noonan and Craig Williams won on […]

  • Racing pays its respects to Nathan Berry

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 3:54 pm

    Just two months ago Whitney Schofield walked down the aisle on the arm of her father Glyn on the happiest day of her life, her wedding to Nathan Berry. On Tuesday, Whitney Berry walked sadly between an honour guard of Nathan’s fellow jockeys who came to pay tribute to a […]

  • Moody quits ATA after stable access furore

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 3:24 pm

    Peter Moody has quit the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) in the wake of Racing Victoria’s latest integrity measure. RV stewards gave trainers until Friday to supply keys to their stables in order to provide unimpeded access during random visits as a way of countering the raceday treatment of horses. Moody […]

  • TJ Smith attracts full field of sprinters

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 3:18 pm

    A capacity field seems certain to contest the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes, the premier sprint race during The Championships. Eighteen acceptors with three emergencies have been paid up for the 1200-metre weight-for-age race at Randwick on Saturday. The field includes 11 Group One winners, headed by Queensland star Buffering, […]