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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Tourneur puts in hard yards for Hucklebuck

    Australian Horse Racing News June 2, 2014 5:24 pm

    The opportunity to ride a leading contender in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap is worth the effort for Dom Tourneur who is pushing himself to ride at 51kg at Eagle Farm on Saturday. On Monday, Tourneur had just over 1.5kg to shed to get down to his lightest weight in […]

  • Pinstripe Lane spot on for Derby: Corstens

    Australian Horse Racing News June 2, 2014 4:42 pm

    Troy Corstens has been involved with many big race wins but is chasing a first Group One victory in his own right as a trainer in the Queensland Derby. Pinstripe Lane will be Corstens’ first Group One runner when he steps out in Saturday’s 2400m Classic at Eagle Farm and […]

  • Time For War out for another upset

    Australian Horse Racing News June 2, 2014 4:30 pm

    Time For War can give trainer Gerald Ryan bragging rights as the leading Group One trainer of two-year-olds for the season if he can win the J J Atkins at Eagle Farm. The juvenile spoils have been evenly spread with Peter Snowden claiming the Blue Diamond Stakes with Earthquake, Team […]

  • Richard Cully wins feature NZ jumps race

    Australian Horse Racing News June 2, 2014 4:18 pm

    Jumps jockey Richard Cully has capped a successful few days in two countries with victory in a prestigious steeplechase race in New Zealand on Monday. Two days after claiming the Australian Steeplechase at Sandown on Krase, Cully was to the fore at Ellerslie on Monday when he partnered the Ben […]

  • Fine Cotton a day to remember for Evans

    Australian Horse Racing News June 2, 2014 1:00 pm

    After a record 60 years selling betting tickets on Brisbane racetracks, retiring Tabcorp worker Geraldine Evans says the Fine Cotton ring-in is the day she remembers best. “Everyone was in a frenzy, the whole track was going crazy,” said Evans, a sprightly 81-year-old who first began selling win and place […]

  • New Zealand veteran wins Toowoomba Cup

    Australian Horse Racing News June 1, 2014 6:18 pm

    Jockey Ric McMahon was fined for being late to the track but has timed his run to perfection on New Zealand veteran Military Move to win the Listed Toowoomba Cup. Now a seven-year-old Military Move won the 2010 New Zealand Derby and then had two seasons in Hong Kong where […]

  • Tim Bell on the crest of a winning wave

    Australian Horse Racing News June 1, 2014 5:06 pm

    Jockey Tim Bell’s black type treble at Eagle Farm has reignited his ambition to take aim at this season’s Brisbane premiership. A week ago Bell had only a slim chance of catching Michael Cahill but his burst of form to ride five metropolitan winners in a week has taken him […]

  • Tim Bell to ride Sacred Star in Stradbroke

    Australian Horse Racing News June 1, 2014 4:48 pm

    Jockey of the moment Tim Bell has chosen Sacred Star as his Stradbroke Handicap mount with Damien Oliver to ride River Lad. Bell, who claimed his first Group One win on Tinto in Saturday’s Queensland Oaks and rode two Group Two winners including Sacred Star, said it was a difficult […]

  • Lankan Rupee ready to get back to work

    Australian Horse Racing News June 1, 2014 4:18 pm

    Super sprinter Lankan Rupee will return to trainer Mick Price’s stable on Monday to begin preparing for the spring. Lankan Rupee was unbeaten during his four-start autumn campaign which began with victory in the Group Two Rubiton Stakes. His dominance in the three Group One races he contested, the Oakleigh […]

  • Chris Waller looking at three Group Ones

    Australian Horse Racing News June 1, 2014 3:24 pm

    Chris Waller will have a strong hand in Queensland’s premier race day but Moriarty is unlikely to defend his Brisbane Cup win. Waller will have runners in Saturday’s three Group One races at Eagle Farm with Brazen Beau favourite for the J J Atkins, Vilanova the top pick for the […]