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  • Criterion third in Hong Kong Cup

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 9:21 pm

    Criterion has finished third in the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin with local stars Designs On Rome and Military Attack fighting out a photo finish. Ridden by Hugh Bowman who steered him to wins in the Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby, Criterion was having his first start on Sunday […]

  • Buffering out of the money in HK Sprint

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 6:39 pm

    Australia’s representative Buffering has finished sixth in the International Sprint at Sha Tin. But there was still an Australasian flavour to Sunday’s race with ex-pat jockey Zac Purton steering Aerovelocity to a narrow win for Hong Kong-based New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan. Four-time Group One winner Buffering did not get […]

  • New Year’s day to determine Sky’s path

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 5:18 pm

    The Standish Handicap will determine the autumn campaign of sprinter Lord Of The Sky. Trainer Robbie Laing said the four-year-old would contest the 1200m race on New year’s Day with a decision then to be made whether to step him up in distance. He said options were to press on […]

  • Rudy among Doncaster Mile contenders

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 5:00 pm

    Rudy is the first horse into the $3 million Doncaster Mile courtesy of his Villiers Stakes win but trainer Helen Page admits it will be a tough assignment. The four-year-old was produced inside the 200 metres by Luke Tarrant and fought off I’m Imposing to win by a short neck. […]

  • Tinto getting closer to best distances

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 3:39 pm

    Trainer Rex Lipp can hardly wait for Queensland Oaks winner Tinto’s rematch with New Zealander Tarloshan. Tinto ran a strong third to Tarloshan in the Listed Just Now Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. The two mares are likely to clash again in the Listed Bernborough Stakes (1600m) at Toowoomba […]

  • Angelic Light getting ready for return

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 3:15 pm

    Angelic Light has come agonisingly close to giving trainer Robbie Griffiths his first Group One win and the mission will continue. The mare is back at Griffiths’s stable ready to resume work for a preparation aimed at three races that may provide that elusive victory at the elite level. Melbourne […]

  • Heavenly Hand could scale the heights

    Australian Horse Racing December 14, 2014 2:42 pm

    There is a sense of deja vu and an element of hope following Heavenly Hand’s debut win at Kembla Grange. A year ago, Believe Yourself won the same provincial maiden as Heavenly Hand did on Saturday for trainer Gerald Ryan and owner Tommy Sekiguchi, a Japanese Singapore-based businessman. After a […]

  • Damien Oliver cops second ban

    Australian Horse Racing December 13, 2014 7:51 pm

    Champion jockey Damien Oliver was handed a second suspension in two days at Flemington on Saturday. Oliver was suspended for seven meetings at Moonee Valley on Friday night and received another careless riding ban following his winning ride on Qadir in The Western Health Foundation Handicap. Stewards said Oliver allowed […]

  • Rudy wins drama-packed G2 Villiers Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing December 13, 2014 6:45 pm

    Luke Tarrant’s first trip to ride outside Queensland has been one of triumph and a near miss. Celebrations for the 20-year-old’s win in the Group Two Villiers Stakes at Randwick on Rudy for trainer Helen Page were put on hold when he came in 400g underweight. Another 100g would have […]

  • Listed win to provide impetus for Byrne

    Australian Horse Racing December 13, 2014 6:42 pm

    Veteran jockey Jim Byrne is confident he can claim his fourth Brisbane jockeys’ premiership after winning the Listed Brisbane Handicap at Doomben on Saturday. Byrne produced a perfect ride to land Hopfgarten ($5) an easy winner over Perfect Punch ($41) by 3-1/4 lengths with a short half head to Kurtley […]