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  • Peter Robl sidelined for six months

    Australian Horse Racing January 29, 2014 3:48 pm

    Peter Robl will be out of the saddle for at least six months and will have tests in July to determine whether he ever returns to race riding. The popular jockey saw a specialist on Wednesday and was told he would need to wait until the middle of the year […]

  • Payne fillies to kick off at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing January 29, 2014 2:54 pm

    The ATC Oaks is off the agenda for one David Payne-trained filly but another will be given the chance to race her way into the $1 million feature. Quayside and Artistic Lass will both resume in the TAB Rewards Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday as a stepping stone to […]

  • Exchange rate impacts on sale

    Australian Horse Racing January 29, 2014 5:12 am

    A weak Australian dollar has made selling tougher for New Zealand breeders at the premier yearling sale, but local buyers revelled in their new-found power. Australian buyers usually dominate the locals at the premier sale but this year they could only get $A1.06 to the NZ dollar, much tougher for […]

  • Emotional time for sale-topping studmaster

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 7:06 pm

    As thrilled as Waikato Stud boss Mark Chittick was at becoming the top seller at Karaka for the first time, part of his mind was on his absent wife. With a draft most rated as its strongest ever, the Matamata-based stud sold 46 yearlings for an aggregate of $NZ7.655 million […]

  • Change of plans for Esprit de Bullet

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 5:18 pm

    Trainer John Hyam has changed tack with Esprit de Bullet and will run the rejuvenated gelding in Saturday’s Listed W J Adams Stakes at Caulfield. The Adelaide-based trainer originally planned to head straight to the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February 15 but the horse came to hand […]

  • Heys makes early sales splash

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 5:12 pm

    Sydney-based former New Zealander Bryce Heys made one of his first big splashes since becoming a trainer to secure the top-priced filly on day two at Karaka. The 29-year-old has recently set up a stable at Warwick Farm and he will have at least one valuable horse from New Zealand […]

  • Le Metayer over budget on $550,000 colt

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 4:42 pm

    Sydney agent Louis Le Metayer is keen on quality first foals at yearling sales, even at $150,000 over budget. Le Metayer went to $550,000 on day two of the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale in Karaka for a High Chaparral-Alagant Satin colt offered by Curraghmore Stud. Le Metayer says it’s […]

  • French import poised for Australian debut

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 4:24 pm

    Kris Lees is not anticipating a winning Australian debut from Rio Perdido at Rosehill on Saturday but he is hoping for confirmation of his talent. The French import will have his first local start in a 1500m benchmark 80 handicap. It will be the shortest distance he has tackled in […]

  • McEvoy set to return for Earthquake ride

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 4:24 pm

    Kerrin McEvoy hopes to be back in time to ride Earthquake in Saturday week’s Blue Diamond Prelude after receiving a positive prognosis on his knee injury. The Darley jockey hurt his knee when he fell from the Mike Moroney-trained Massale before the home turn in the Karaka Million in New […]

  • He’s Your Man heading to Mornington Cup

    Australian Horse Racing January 28, 2014 4:12 pm

    The addition of blinkers and a step up to 2000 metres give imported galloper He’s Your Man the chance to show his best in the Mornington Cup Prelude at Caulfield. The five-year-old’s summer campaign is aimed at next month’s Mornington Cup (2400m) with the winner of the race gaining automatic […]