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  • Lees hoping for big finish from Slow Pace

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2015 12:54 pm

    Kris Lees has delved into his bag of tricks in an attempt to help French import Slow Pace deliver on his early promise. The seven-year-old returns to the scene of what was arguably his best Australian run when he lines up in the JRA Plate (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday. […]

     
  • Kempelly to complete Weetwood Hcp build-up

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2015 12:30 pm

    Apprentice Geoff Goold will play a key role in the preparation of trainer Kevin Kemp’s Weetwood Handicap contenders. Kemp trained the quinella in last year’s Weetwood at Toowoomba when Typhoon Red beat Kempelly in a close finish. He has also won the Weetwood with Startell (twice) and Tellem. Kempelly and […]

     
  • Voodoo Blue Magic to fill Ross stable void

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2015 11:30 am

    Les Ross hopes Voodoo Blue Magic can fly the stable flag in the absence of talented two-year-old Mishani Honcho. Ross is one of the few trainers hoping rain hits Brisbane earlier than predicted to help noted mudlark Voodoo Blue Magic in the Mount Franklin Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday. […]

     
  • Protectionist cleared of serious injury

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 4:51 pm

    Tests have cleared Protectionist of serious injury but the stayer will have to be reassessed before starting a campaign aimed at winning back-to-back Melbourne Cups. Connections feared the horse’s career might have been over when he pulled up extremely sore after a disappointing performance in the Sydney Cup on Saturday. […]

     
  • Wide marble against Danuki in Gold Ingot

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 4:30 pm

    Clinton McDonald rates Danuki a promising colt, but the trainer admits his chances of winning the VOBIS Gold Ingot at Caulfield have been dented by the barrier draw. McDonald will wait until race morning to decide whether the two-year-old runs in Saturday’s $150,000 race after he came up with the […]

     
  • Fast facts on the All Aged Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 3:51 pm

    ALL AGED STAKES HISTORY * Standard weight-for-age * Before 2004 run over 1600m * First run in 1866 when won by Falcon * Outstanding winners include: Tim Whiffler (1870-71), Carbine (1889-90), Wakeful (1902), Chatham (1934), Peter Pan (1935), Ajax (1938-39-40), Bernborough (1946), San Domenico (1952), Tulloch (1958), Lord (1959), Sky […]

     
  • All Aged distance test for Terravista

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 3:51 pm

    Joe Pride is the first to admit Terravista didn’t perform to expectation in the TJ Smith Stakes. Sent out favourite, Terravista wasn’t disgraced in finishing third, but he also wasn’t the horse that claimed the Darley Classic in the spring. A wide run from an outside draw and a three-week […]

     
  • Racing assets merged as Racing Australia

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 3:48 pm

    The nation’s key racing services have been merged to form Racing Australia. The group replaces The Australian Racing Board, Racing Information Services Australia and the Australian Stud Book, in hopes of cutting costs and giving the industry the convenience of dealing with a single organisation. Racing NSW chairman, John Messara, […]

     
  • McEvoy named captain of Shergar Cup team

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 3:09 pm

    Kerrin McEvoy will mark his return to Europe as captain of the Rest of the World team at Royal Ascot’s Shergar Cup. The freelance rider has been announced for the premier jockeys’ challenge on August 8, alongside big names Frankie Dettori, Jamie Spencer and Emma-Jayne Wilson. As a retained jockey […]

     
  • Peeping to confirm meteoric rise in Carr

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2015 2:45 pm

    The emergence of Peeping as a stakes-class filly has come as no surprise to her trainer Ron Quinton. “One of the first things I said to (owner) Tom Kelly when I first got her going was that she’s a racehorse,” Quinton said. Since resuming with a victory in a midweek […]