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Daryl Curnow

  • Boom colt likely to retire next month

    Australian racing fans are consistently losing out on seeing their favourite colts take to the track as another top prospect has retirement plans. Group 1 Galaxy winner Russian Revolution has had a stud plan mapped out since he burst onto the scene for Peter and Paul Snowden, but he might… Read More »

  • Horse throws shoe and catches it during race

    It’s not something you see every day, but Single Bullet has pulled an incredible feat. The Gary Portelli-trained three-year-old lost a shoe during the Wilkes Quality at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, but instead of having it drop on the track, the colt caught the shoe with his tail. The odds… Read More »

  • Aquanita Racing changes name, but it’s business as usual

    Aquanita Racing is battling one of the biggest corruption and doping scandals in Australian racing history, yet the operation continues. Neerim Lodge was the new name announced by chairman Peter Howell last week, but it appears as though nothing has changed despite the company coming under intense scrutiny over the… Read More »

  • Trainer runs two horses in wrong races

    Just when you think it couldn’t happen, they’ve gone and done it again. For the second time in a year, a British trainer has entered two horses in the wrong races. Trainer Ivan Furtado will face disciplinary charges after mistaking the identity of two runners at Southwell this month. Thoroughbreds… Read More »

  • Michelle Payne on the verge of calling it quits

    2015 Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne is on the verge of giving up race day riding. The outspoken Payne has created a plenty of controversy since becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, but after a series of life-threatening injuries, Payne could be calling it quits. Have… Read More »

  • Will connections of Merovee get their $1.6 million back?

    Purchasing a thoroughbred is a big risk and owners are constantly being made aware of the financial dangers, but what do we tell the connections of Merovee? Have Your Say πŸ—£: Will connections make their $1.6m back with Merovee or not? – Leave a comment below The blue-blood colt by… Read More »

  • Champion mare Winx snubbed again

    In one of the most contentious decisions in modern horse racing history, the title of LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse went to American champion Arrogate for the second year running. Australian mare Winx finished second in the rankings in front of Cracksman and Gun Runner, but many fans and critics were… Read More »

  • Brave Smash saves the Australia Stakes

    What can only be described as a dismal turnout for the $200,000 Australia Stakes, Friday night could be saved by Brave Smash. The former Japanese thoroughbred adds some excitement to the field of six, which consists of only three runners not trained by Darren Weir. Despite the small field, punters… Read More »

  • Belwazi hunting for more Moonee Valley success

    One of the best short-course specialists running in Victoria is four-year-old mare Belwazi and it returns to Moonee Valley this Friday night. The Jerome Hunter-trained runner is backing up a week after her stellar three-length victory at Cranbourne and she looks set for more night racing success in the Ladbrokes… Read More »

  • Darren Beadman stood down after rift with James Cummings

    It has been a tumultuous time for Godolphin’s Australian operation and it was made worse this week when stable foreman Darren Beadman was reportedly stood down. A divide between Beadman and head trainer James Cummings has reportedly ended in the former group 1-winning jockey and trainer being stood down from… Read More »

  • Tim Hughes’ stable success could rest with Crossing The Abbey

    Tim Hughes isn’t the biggest name in Australian horse racing, but the Victorian-based trainer could see his stable rise in popularity due to his Blue Diamond Stakes hopeful. Crossing The Abbey has been entered for the $150,000 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) this Saturday at Caulfield with the expectation of progressing… Read More »


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