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  • Racing’s most famous name starts new era

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 5:48 pm

    Bart Cummings stopped coming to race meetings a long time ago. But he was always there somehow, an omnipresent force through his grandson and training partner James, his famous green and gold colours, his horses. His name in the race book. Maybe that is why a sense of finality settled […]

  • Drop in grade works for promising Trubia

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 5:28 pm

    Trainer Michael Lakey’s decision to take a big step back in class with promising galloper Trubia proved a winner on Wednesday. Trubia had won only one of his seven previous starts but had been racing well in Saturday-class metropolitan races. “He just hasn’t been suited by bad barriers and the […]

  • Top rides for Dunn in Valley feature races

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 4:28 pm

    Dwayne Dunn is joining forces with one star of the Australian turf for the first time and reuniting with another in the two feature races on Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes day. Dunn rides Contributer in Saturday’s Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley while he will be back […]

  • Protectionist topweight in Caulfield Cup

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 4:20 pm

    Protectionist will try to emulate Viewed and Dunaden by claiming the Caulfield Cup in the racing season following their Melbourne Cup wins. Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner has been allotted equal topweight of 58kg with UK galloper Snow Sky following the release of handicaps on Wednesday for the $3.15 million […]

  • Benjamin Smith snares maiden Sydney win

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 4:08 pm

    In Her Time may have scored a surprise debut victory at Canterbury on Wednesday, but for her 33-year-old trainer Benjamin Smith it’s been a long time coming. The Hunter Valley-born Smith has been around horses all his life, starting as a stablehand for the late Bart Cummings before entering the […]

  • Sooboog back on track with metro victory

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 4:00 pm

    Michael Hawkes was a relieved trainer after well-bred colt Sooboog bounced back from a first-up experience that threatened his spring to win at Canterbury. A brother to Group One winner Snitzerland, Sooboog was beaten as a long-odds on favourite at Gosford last start when he pulled up lame after being […]

  • Waterhouse plays Vancouver waiting game

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 3:36 pm

    Gai Waterhouse remains adamant Vancouver is on track for a successful spring but has stopped short of committing him to a start in the $1 million Golden Rose. The colt was displaced as favourite for the Group One race when he was beaten in a Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday. […]

  • Pornichet on song for Chelmsford Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 3:28 pm

    Gai Waterhouse will be hoping Pornichet can deliver her a belated birthday present in the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. The Randwick trainer, who celebrated her birthday with a visit to the midweek races at Canterbury, has no doubt Pornichet has trained on since he defeated all […]

  • James Cummings trains first solo winner

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 3:16 pm

    James Cummings, the grandson of legendary trainer Bart Cummings, has trained his first winner in his own name with Nazir scoring at Canterbury on Wednesday. James Cummings was in a training partnership with his famous grandfather, who died on Sunday aged 87. The stable had a winning double at Wyong […]

  • Waller goes solo for Wyong Gold Cup bid

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 3:12 pm

    Chris Waller will rely on Beyond Thankful as his lone runner in the Wyong Gold Cup, a race he has made his own since emerging as Sydney’s premier trainer. Waller has won four of the past five editions of the $150,000 race, starting with Hawk Island in 2010. The Verminator, […]