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  • Jockey Glen Boss rejects Payne article

    Champion jockey Glen Boss says his words were “turned upside down” in a report about Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne. After becoming the first woman to win the cup, Ms Payne said anyone who doubted the ability of female jockeys could “get stuffed”. The Daily Telegraph report, also published… Read More »

     
  • Doyle sweating on change of luck for Aimee

    Noel Doyle is accustomed to the ups and downs of racing but even he is getting frustrated by the run of bad luck experienced by his filly Aimee. Aimee steps up to 1350 metres in the Twilight Race Day 4th December Handicap at Doomben on Saturday in which she has… Read More »

     
  • Hawkesbury race meeting postponed

    The Oaks day race meeting set down for Hawkesbury on Thursday has been postponed due to the state of the track. Consistent rain has made the surface unsafe for racing, say Racing NSW stewards. The eight race program was to have included the $100,000 Ladies Day Cup.

     
  • No Group One farewell for Cassidy

    Jim Cassidy will retire without adding to his 105 Group One wins with the scratching of his VRC Oaks mount Dawnie Perfect. The champion jockey will ride competitively for the final time at Flemington on Thursday after announcing his decision last week. The track is rated in the good range… Read More »

     
  • Red Cadeaux doing well after surgery

    Injured race horse Red Cadeaux has successfully undergone surgery and is standing and eating. The three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up was pulled out of Tuesday’s race in the final stages after suffering an injury to his left fore fetlock. Trainer Ed Dunlop said three experts had conducted the surgery on Wednesday… Read More »

     
  • Call to fix PPL anomaly for female jockeys

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should step in to ease restrictions preventing female jockeys from accessing paid parental leave which is driving women out of the industry, the national jockeys body says. Mr Turnbull phoned Michelle Payne to congratulate her on becoming the first woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup… Read More »

     
  • Straight-track test for Boban in G1 Darley

    Glyn Schofield has already won four Group One races in his best start to an Australian season. The jockey will chase another when he partners Boban in Saturday’s Darley Classic over the straight 1200m course at Flemington. “Boban is obviously trying the straight for the first time which is a… Read More »

     
  • Fast facts on retiring jockey Jim Cassidy

    JIM CASSIDY RETIRES AFTER HE RIDES IN THE VRC OAKS * Born January 21, 1963 in New Zealand * Started apprenticeship in 1979 * First winner: Tarlton at Hastings (1979) * One of just three jockeys to have ridden 100 Group One winners * Inducted into Australian Racing Hall of… Read More »

     
  • Senior ATC official banned for two years

    The conduct of senior Australian Turf Club executive Matt Rudolph in the Sam Kavanagh cobalt case has resulted in two-year ban from racing and also cost him his job. A Racing NSW Board sub-committee last month found he had acted improperly and had tried to influence trainer Sam Kavanagh to… Read More »

     
  • Akzar 4th in Kyneton Cup for Payne, Weir

    A day after their historic Melbourne Cup win, trainer Darren Weir and jockey Michelle Payne have had to settle for fourth in the Kyneton Cup. Last week, Payne gave Weir a commitment she would ride Akzar at Kyneton in country Victoria on Wednesday so she could keep the mount for… Read More »

     
  • Hong Kong option for Godolphin stars

    John O’Shea could have his first international runners for Godolphin next month with Contributer and Bow Creek under consideration for the Hong Kong International meeting. O’Shea has previously travelled Sea Siren (2012) and Racing To Win (2009) to compete at the December showpiece without luck when he was a public… Read More »

     
  • Weir way with horses like Cummings: Payne

    A gifted horseman from the middle of nowhere, Darren Weir has a way with racehorses that reminds his Melbourne Cup-winning jockey of the late `Cups King’ Bart Cummings. The country Victorian trainer and Michelle Payne both won their first Melbourne Cup with Prince Of Penzance. “He just had that horse… Read More »

     
  • Cassidy set for last hurrah in VRC Oaks

    Jim Cassidy had already won the VRC Oaks four times before James McDonald was born. That puts the longevity of Cassidy into perspective as he prepares for his final day of race riding at Thursday’s Oaks meeting at Flemington. “Is that right?” the 23-year-old McDonald responded when told Cassidy had… Read More »

     
  • Cup jockey Payne credits family for help

    Michelle Payne was five when she watched her brother Patrick ride in the Melbourne Cup, deciding then and there she would go one better. “I thought that’s what I’m going to do and I’m going to win the Melbourne Cup,” Payne said. She did just that aboard long shot Prince… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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