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  • Protectionist heads Caulfield Cup weights

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

    Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist and UK galloper Snow Sky head the weights for the Caulfield Cup. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Snow Sky won the Hardwicke Stakes at the Royal Ascot meeting in June. Protectionist, now trained by Kris Lees, and Snow Sky have been given 58kg, 0.5kg […]

  • Prince Cheri starts Caulfield Cup prep

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 1:44 pm

    Fully recovered from a back injury, Prince Cheri commences a campaign at Moonee Valley that his trainer hopes will lead to a start in the Caulfield Cup. Prince Cheri will line-up in the Craig Opie Cup (1600m) on Saturday, a race trainer David Vandyke said could shape the stayer’s spring. […]

  • Browne takes light book for metro return

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 12:16 pm

    Damian Browne has taken only two rides for his comeback to Brisbane racing on Saturday. Browne resumed riding last Saturday when second on News Edition at the provincial Sunshine Coast meeting. He had not ridden since late June after being ordered to rest a troublesome knee injury. Browne has taken […]

  • Cirrus Des Aigles ready for Irish race

    International Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 7:44 am

    Popular French veteran Cirrus Des Aigles is on course to make his comeback from injury in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. The nine-year-old has not been seen since finishing last of four behind Solow in the Prix d’Ispahan in May on ground that was faster than ideal. He had […]

  • Raceday medication rules tightened

    Australian Horse Racing News September 2, 2015 7:40 am

    The race day medication rules have been expanded to include blood tests and vitamins. It means horses cannot be injected within one clear day of racing. The rule makes it an offence for any trainer, anyone in charge of a horse, or vet, to insert a needle into a horse […]

  • Turner confirms retirement plan

    International Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 10:52 pm

    Britain’s most successful female jockey Hayley Turner says she is excited about the future after confirming her retirement from the saddle at the end of the season. The 32-year-old claimed a landmark success when she steered Dream Ahead to win the 2011 Group One July Cup and also won the […]

  • Cummings to have Melbourne public memorial

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 6:40 pm

    Legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings will receive a public memorial service at Flemington Racecourse, the home of his unrivalled 12 Melbourne Cup victories. Cummings, who died on Sunday aged 87, will be farewelled by the Melbourne racing community at Flemington on September 12 with the service to start at 1030, […]

  • Famous Seamus ready for Tramway

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 6:16 pm

    Jockey Glyn Schofield’s enthusiasm about Famous Seamus after a gallop at Hawkesbury has delighted trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith heading into Tramway Stakes. Schofield made the trip to the trainer’s base on Tuesday morning to partner the seven-year-old in a course proper work-out ahead of Saturday’s Group Two 1400m-race at Randwick. Mayfield-Smith […]

  • 140 horses entered for Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 6:12 pm

    James Cummings has honoured his late grandfather’s association with the Melbourne Cup with five nominations in the famous race. Bart Cummings, who trained in partnership with his grandson, died on Sunday having trained a record 12 Melbourne Cup winners. Now a 10-year-old, Precedence, the last Cup runner for Bart Cummings, […]

  • Stud and staff awards launched in Aust

    Australian Horse Racing News September 1, 2015 5:00 pm

    The unheralded members of the Australian racing industry will get their moment in the sun with the Australian incarnation of the Godolphin Stud and Stable Awards. The awards will acknowledge stud and stable staff across Australia, with six categories and $100,000 prize money up for grabs. Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin already […]