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  • Diademe inquiry set to resume

    Australian Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 4:18 pm

    The inquiry into the possible race day treatment of Diademe which caused her scratching from a Group One race is set to resume in Brisbane. The Bjorn Baker-trained Diademe was withdrawn about an hour before the Tattersall’s Tiara at the Gold Coast on June 20. Stewards opened the inquiry after […]

  • McEvoy happy with spring carnival hopes

    Australian Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 4:03 pm

    The Caulfield Cup is the target for Big Memory this spring with trainer Tony McEvoy saying two-mile races are now off the agenda. Last year’s Herbert Power Stakes winner will form part of McEvoy’s spring carnival team and the trainer is looking to keep the gelding to races around 2400 […]

  • Weary to get an early start to spring

    Australian Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 3:42 pm

    As he did in the autumn, Weary will be out to make a winning start to his campaign in the first Group race of the new season. The six-year-old will be trainer Chris Waller sole representative in Saturday’s Group Two Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. Weary won the Expressway Stakes […]

  • Aurie’s Star a target for Dibayani

    Australian Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 2:39 pm

    Former Hong Kong galloper Dibayani could make a sooner-than-expected Australian debut in the Aurie’s Star Handicap. The six-year-old will be nominated for Saturday’s Group Three sprint over the straight 1200 metres at Flemington. Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said the gelding was yet to race at shorter than 1400m and […]

  • Tony Gollan flags interstate stable

    Australian Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 1:51 pm

    An interstate move is getting closer to reality for premier Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan. He wrote his name into the record books with his second metropolitan trainers’ premiership last season with his 79 winners the highest total in the 150 years of racing in Queensland. The late Bruce McLachlan, who […]

  • American Pharoah tunes up for Haskell

    International Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 1:15 pm

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has had an easy gallop at Monmouth Park, his final work-out before the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational. The overwhelming 1-5 favourite for the race on Sunday (Monday AEST) was on the track shortly after 7:30am on Saturday. He slowly jogged from the barn area to […]

  • No golden farewell for Richard Hughes

    International Horse Racing News August 2, 2015 3:00 am

    Three-time British champion jockey Richard Hughes failed to sign off his stellar riding career with a fairytale victory in his final Group One engagement, the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday. The 42-year-old Irishman, a former alcoholic, finished unplaced on the John Gosden-trained Bright Approach. Hughes, who is also due […]

  • Baster suspended at Moonee Valley

    Australian Horse Racing News August 1, 2015 6:15 pm

    Stephen Baster returned from an injury lay-off at Moonee Valley on Saturday but the jockey will have another stint on the sidelines after incurring a careless-riding suspension. Baster was riding at his first meeting since mid-June after taking time off during winter because of tendonitis in an adductor muscle. The […]

  • Waller quizzed over Sir Mako venue switch

    Australian Horse Racing News August 1, 2015 6:03 pm

    On the same day he accepted a trophy for his fifth Sydney premiership, trainer Chris Waller found himself embroiled in controversy over the scratching of a horse at Rosehill. Waller was called to a stewards’ inquiry into the decision to accept with Sir Mako in Saturday’s 1900m race at Rosehill […]

  • McDonald outed for second time in a week

    Australian Horse Racing News August 1, 2015 5:57 pm

    After missing out on a European holiday in an unsuccessful bid to win last season’s jockeys’ premiership, James McDonald finds himself on the sidelines after a second suspension in three days. McDonald returned from a six-week riding stint in England in mid-July to try to hold onto his premiership lead […]