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  • Ethiopia set to resume in G1 Makybe Diva

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 6:00 pm

    Pat Carey is one Australian trainer who isn’t going to be flustered by the international contingent arriving for this year’s spring carnival. Carey, who has Group One-winning stayer Ethiopia ready to resume in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday, says a lot can go wrong in a Cups […]

     
  • International horses dominate Cup noms

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 5:54 pm

    Twenty years since Irishman Dermot Weld won the Melbourne Cup with Vintage Crop, Australia’s greatest race has become dominated by international horses. And in 2013 it will be no different. Of the 135 horses entered for this year’s $6.2 million race, 28 are internationally-trained while another 40 are imports who […]

     
  • Sincero confirmed for Tramway Stakes start

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 4:48 pm

    Sincero has been cleared to begin a campaign which could take the Group One winner on a spring excursion across Australia. Relieved trainer Stephen Farley confirmed the sprinter-miler had recovered from a setback and would resume in the Tramway Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. “He had a little abscess in […]

     
  • Buffering set for Moir after trial victory

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 4:24 pm

    Buffering’s spring campaign is taking shape after his impressive win in a Doomben barrier trial on Tuesday. Ridden by Damian Browne, Buffering trialled without his customary blinkers, but held a comfortable 1-1/4 length margin over his stablemate Fire Up Fifi in an 820m heat. “He led comfortably and Damian gave […]

     
  • Aus officials suspend use of racing vest

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 4:18 pm

    Safety concerns have forced the withdrawal of a popular safety vest worn by jockeys and track riders. The Australian Racing Board said approval for jockeys to wear the Tipperrary Ride Lite Vest had been suspended immediately while track riders and stable hands would have to find an alternative by October […]

     
  • Melbourne Cup attracts 28 overseas entries

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 3:06 pm

    The 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden is a surprise entry among 135 nominations for this year’s race, Racing Victoria has announced. Dunaden, who tipped out Red Cadeaux in the closest finish in Melbourne Cup history, heads 28 internationally trained entries. Overseas nominations also include Brown Panther, last month’s Goodwood Cup […]

     
  • No frills Cowboy after winning hat-trick

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2013 2:12 pm

    There’s nothing fancy about Ragtime Cowboy Joe but trainer Matthew Smith is counting on the horse’s no-nonsense approach to racing to deliver a hat-trick of wins at Canterbury. During a time of the year when racing’s headline horses are out in force, a galloper like Ragtime Cowboy Joe doesn’t figure […]

     
  • Race callers to come under RV banner

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2013 6:18 pm

    Leading Victorian race callers will now be employed by Racing Victoria, the state’s industry body has announced. Greg Miles, Terry Bailey, Rick McIntosh, Adam Olszanski and Adam Crettenden were previously employed by TVN and Radio Sport National (RSN) but have had their employment transferred. Racing Victoria’s chief executive Bernard Saundry […]

     
  • Prince Harada new Golden Rose favourite

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2013 6:06 pm

    Prince Harada has displaced Fast `N’ Rocking as the favourite for the $1 million Golden Rose on September 14 with the news the colt’s connections will pay the $50,000 late entry fee. The Tony Vasil-trained Prince Harada finished an unlucky second to Fast `N’ Rocking in the McNeil Stakes at […]

     
  • Dothraki out for the spring

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2013 5:54 pm

    Injuries suffered in a barrier accident seem certain to keep talented colt Dothraki out of the spring. The Gerald Ryan-trained three-year-old took fright in the barriers before a trial at Rosehill on Monday when Hugh Bowman bailed out of the stall next to him when his horse played up. “He […]