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  • Work begins on Rosehill grandstand upgrade

    Australian Horse Racing News August 14, 2015 12:39 pm

    The first phase of a multi-million dollar upgrade to the main grandstand at Rosehill Racecourse has begun with some temporary measures in place while the work is being carried out. From this Saturday, members and general admission racegoers will be serviced by separate betting rings with the first stage on […]

  • French weather the key for Arod

    International Horse Racing News August 14, 2015 6:39 am

    Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam is still hoping the weather in France will clear so leading Cox Plate contender Arod can take his place in the Prix Jaques le Marois at Deauville. Chapple-Hyam’s stable star is still in contention for Sunday’s Group One in France but he needs good ground to be […]

  • Golden Slipper winner returns at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing News August 14, 2015 6:24 am

    Vancouver will bid to end a hoodoo that has stretched for almost a quarter of a century when he returns in the San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill. The Gai Waterhouse-trained colt is favourite to become the first Golden Slipper winner since Tierce in 1991 to add the Group Three sprint […]

  • Brennan believed substance was cobalt free

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 6:30 pm

    The vet at the centre of a cobalt inquiry was so convinced a product he supplied to Sam Kavanagh did not contain anything illegal, he approached Melbourne trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh about using it, a hearing has been told. Dr Tom Brennan of the Flemington Equine Clinic has […]

  • Sadler tests positive to banned substance

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 6:24 pm

    Racing Victoria stewards have confirmed apprentice Tom Sadler has returned a positive urine sample to a banned substance. Sadler was stood down from riding by stewards on Tuesday, pending the results of the confirmatory sample which was received on Thursday. The sample was provided by Sadler at the Swan Hill […]

  • Sam Kavanagh hopes to have racing future

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 5:03 pm

    The cobalt saga has already had a major impact on Sam Kavanagh’s training career but perhaps an even bigger one on his personal life. Kavanagh has spent several days at a Racing NSW inquiry into cobalt use sparked by high levels found in a post-race sample from Midsummer Sun after […]

  • Oh brother, Majesty has big shoes to fill

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 4:54 pm

    Two years to the day since Puissance De Lune scored a feature-race win in Melbourne, little brother His Majesty will begin a mission of his own at Rosehill. Trained by Kim Waugh, His Majesty will tackle the Clubs NSW Hcp (1350m), his first test in Saturday metropolitan grade. On the […]

  • Dean Howard outed for 18 months over sale

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 4:03 pm

    Cranbourne based trainer Dean Howard has been disqualified for 18 months by the RAD Board over the sale of a horse. Howard pleaded guilty to ‘dishonest, corrupt, fraudulent, improper or dishonourable action or practice in connection with racing’ over the sale of promising galloper Convincible. The trainer sold the son […]

  • Phar Lap could be reunited with famous cup

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 3:51 pm

    The owner of Phar Lap’s 1930 Melbourne Cup hopes to see the famous racehorse reunited with his most famous prize. Lady Susan Renouf says it would be ideal for the gold cup to be side by side with Phar Lap’s hide, which is displayed at the Melbourne Museum. “I think […]

  • Can Vancouver overcome Slipper history?

    Australian Horse Racing News August 13, 2015 3:45 pm

    THE STRUGGLE FOR GOLDEN SLIPPER WINNERS TO WIN FIRST UP AS THREE-YEAR-OLDS 2014 – Mossfun – 6th Light Fingers Stakes over 1200m at Randwick in autumn, won by Adrift 2013 – Overreach – Did not race as A three-year-old 2012 – Pierro – 1st Run To The Rose over 1200m […]