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Australian Horse Racing

  • Equine mates go head to head at Caloundra

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2013 3:42 pm

    Mate against mate isn’t confined to State of Origin battles between Queensland and NSW. The friendship between New Zealand-trained mares High Kin and Zennista and their connections will be momentarily suspended when they clash in Saturday’s Caloundra Cup. The bond between the mares has led to some good-natured ribbing between […]

  • Waller’s record chase moves to home turf

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2013 3:12 pm

    Chris Waller will reignite his quest for a slice of Sydney racing history at a bumper meeting at his home track on Saturday. The premier trainer will have up to 18 runners across the nine Rosehill races, four of them early favourites. Waller sits on 153-1/2 wins for 2012-13 and […]

  • Wide alley no obstacle for Someday: Cahill

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2013 2:42 pm

    Michael Cahill has history to support him when he says Someday can overcome an outside alley to win Saturday’s Glasshouse Handicap. Someday drew the widest barrier in the 16-horse field but Cahill remains upbeat about his chances of winning the Listed sprint. “I rode Scenic Peak when he drew 20 […]

  • Romancingthestone suited by Valley surface

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2013 2:12 pm

    The search for a suitable surface has prompted trainer Robbie Griffiths to send last-start provincial winner Romancingthestone into battle at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Griffiths scratched Romancingthestone from a race at Sandown on Wednesday when the track was heavy because the filly has failed in that going before. He is […]

  • Canterbury enhances wet-track reputation

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2013 5:36 pm

    Canterbury showed why it is considered the best racing surface in Sydney, withstanding the big wet to host seven races on Wednesday. While several other meetings have been abandoned or moved, Canterbury went ahead with a heavy nine rating despite being hit with 129mm of rain since Saturday. Top jockey […]

  • Apprentice jockeys dominate at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2013 5:24 pm

    Apprentice riders had a day out at Sandown on Wednesday winning six of the eight races. Jake Duffy completed the big day for the in-demand junior riders at the winter meeting when he arrived in time aboard the John Salanitri-trained Bitola to take out the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1400m). […]

  • Tony Pattillo suspended at Eagle Farm

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2013 5:18 pm

    Tony Pattillo will be able to ride Anagold in Saturday’s Caloundra Cup despite being suspended for careless riding at Eagle Farm on Wednesday. Pattillo was outed for seven meetings for causing interference to Primus Maximus (Michael Hellyer) at the 1400-metre mark in the Gallopers Sports Club Plate when he rode […]

  • Grant Cooksley injured in Eagle Farm fall

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2013 5:00 pm

    Group One-winning jockey Grant Cooksley suffered chest and internal injuries in an Eagle Farm fall on Wednesday. Cooksley was tossed from Stargrill Boy near the 400-metre mark in the Hidden Dragon @ Lyndhurst Stud Handicap when the gelding clipped the heels of Kiss Me Deadly and blundered. Medical staff at […]

  • Octavia on path towards Bletchingly Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2013 4:42 pm

    A sprint race at Moonee Valley on Saturday could provide a springboard into Melbourne’s final stakes event of the season for Listed winner Octavia. The Mike Moroney-trained three-year-old filly resumes in Saturday’s Simpson Construction Handicap (1200m) for her first start since claiming the Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield in February. […]

  • Big wet forces reshuffle of NSW race meets

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2013 4:24 pm

    Rain continues to play havoc with horse racing in NSW with two provincial thoroughbred meetings the latest hit by wet weather. Racing officials on Wednesday were forced to postpone one race meeting and transfer another after two racecourses failed track inspections. But all is not entirely lost for the industry […]