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  • Rory Hutchings on his way in Sydney

    Coming second doesn’t always sit well with trainer Chris Waller but he admits to being thrilled to see apprentice Rory Hutchings win the Group Two Missile Stakes. New Zealand’s leading junior rider, Hutchings is spending the last part of his apprenticeship in Sydney with Waller. He got the call-up to […]

  • Walsh guides Bashboy to National win

    It didn’t take a lot to entice champion Irish jockey Ruby Walsh to Australia and he played his part with victory on Bashboy in the Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat. With regular rider Steve Pateman sidelined through suspension, Walsh made the journey from Ireland to take the ride on the […]

  • Tommy Ryan gets Irish eyes smiling

    Irish eyes were smiling after the J J Houlahan Hurdle at Ballarat but not from the ones the crowd had come to see. Champion Irish jumps jockey Ruby Walsh brought the crowd to Ballarat for Grand National Steeplechase day but he couldn’t fill a place in the first of two […]

  • Lindsay Park pair to line up in Lawrence

    David Hayes will oversee former Hong Kong galloper Dibayani’s Australian debut before heading back to England where Criterion runs in the Juddmonte Stakes. Dibayani is set to run in Saturday’s P B Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Hayes had considered starting the six-year-old son of Shamardal in the Aurie’s Star Handicap […]

  • King’s Troop to step up to stakes class

    The presence of Vancouver will not deter trainer Gerald Ryan taking on the Golden Slipper winner with King’s Troop in the San Domenico Stakes. The well-bred colt won at Warwick Farm last Wednesday at his second start to earn the chance at stakes company. That may happen in Melbourne with […]

  • Golden Rose hope to trial at Cranbourne

    Trainer Mick Price is hopeful he has ironed out Ready For Victory’s wayward habits as he prepares for a return trip to Sydney next month. The colt is being aimed at the Group One Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 12 which will be his second run back from […]

  • Ruby Walsh and Bashboy reign supreme

    Champion Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has ridden Bashboy to his history-making third win in the Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat. Walsh was recruited for Sunday’s race when Steven Pateman was unsuccessful in his appeal against a careless riding suspension. The 10-time leading jumps jockey in Ireland had the Ciaron Maher-trained […]

  • Mutual Regard back for a Cups campaign

    One of the international contenders in last year’s Melbourne Cup is back in work preparing for another tilt at the race, this time as a local. Mutual Regard finished 14th behind Protectionist in the 2014 Cup when prepared by former champion Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh. The gelding remained in Australia […]

  • Ruby Ride out of action for three months

    Queensland apprentice Ruby Ride will be out for up to three months with a pelvic injury. Ride was aboard Zippity Zou in the mounting yard at Ipswich on Friday when the horse reared up and fell on her. She is in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital where she is in a […]

  • Rest of the World team third in Shergar

    After a good start to the Shergar Cup, the Rest of the World featuring Australian riders Kerrin McEvoy and Blake Shinn has had to settle for third place in the team event at Ascot. The jockeys’ series was won by the womens’ team with apprentice Sammy Jo Bell taking the […]