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Ric Chapman

  • 19/9/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Woodbine

    We are right in the heart of the big Canadian racing. This strong Woodbine midweek (18th Sept) card reflects that. Ric Chapman has the low down and tips on EVERY race for you. Good luck. Race 1 8:45am 1400m Mdn Turf If you couple up NATIVE PRINCE with GOLDEN CLOISTER… Read More »

     
  • Star Irish jockey set for Australian debut

    When you open your form guides tomorrow and scan through the Swan Hill fields, you’re going to see a name you’re not familiar with. It’s Martin Harley. BUT….do not in any way be put off by that. This is an Irish-born lad who is one of Europe’s finest. He has… Read More »

     
  • Nash Rawiller to ride Classique Legend in The Everest

    The biggest question in Australian racing right now is: has Kerrin McEvoy pulled the right rein? He was faced last night with the hardest decision in our sport: stick with Redzel in the $14 million The Everest or switch to boom sprinter, the big grey Classique Legend. And he no… Read More »

     
  • The Everest: Did Kerrin McEvoy make the right decision?

    The biggest question in Australian racing right now is: has Kerrin McEvoy pulled the right rein? He was faced last night with the hardest decision in our sport: stick with Redzel in the $14 million The Everest or switch to boom sprinter, the big grey Classique Legend. And he no… Read More »

     
  • 12/9/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Woodbine

    Ric Chapman, our form guru who covers Woodbine races for us, has gone through the 8-race midweek card and has provided both comment and tips. Good luck, punters. Race 1 8:45am 1700m Turf Champion trainer Mark Casse is always the one to follow in these type of races. He saddles… Read More »

     
  • Robbie Dolan to donate riding fees to charity

    In Ireland this weekend, they are jumping out of the woodwork to ride in the race named after superstar Pat Smullen. That’s because the race is raising money and awareness for cancer. All monies raised go to Cancer Trials Ireland. And the support has become global. It’s even reached down… Read More »

     
  • Hugh Bowman taken to hospital

    Champion jockey Hugh Bowman has been taken to hospital. Update 📝: Hugh Bowman to have surgery on hand He was just finishing trackwork on Tuesday morning, and getting ready to ride a few at the Randwick trials, including glamour galloper Happy Clapper, when disaster struck. He isn’t badly hurt, but… Read More »

     
  • 12YO out to win his own race

    If you can, cast your mind back to 29 March, 2014. On that day, at Rosehill racecourse, the Irish visitor GORDON LORD BYRON, with Craig Williams aboard, came home like a train from 10th on the bend to narrowly win the then $1million G1 George Ryder Stakes over 1500m. The… Read More »

     
  • Jockeys first win knocks race callers socks off

    It’s always a big thing when a rider lands their first winner. But the other day, race caller Anthony Manton nearly fell out of his calling booth when 4kg apprentice Amy McLucas brought ATOMIC BLAST home to victory at Moruya in NSW. In commentary, he said, “And look at this,… Read More »

     
  • Star International jockey can’t find Spring Carnival rides

    With the record prizemoney levels through the roof, making them the envy of all nations, this Spring and Melbourne Cup carnivals no doubt will attract the stars. Certainly some terrific horses will come, but riders as well. So it was with some amazement when I found out today, that former… Read More »

     
  • Did stewards get jockeys charges wrong?

    I’m not a stewards’ basher. I think they do an excellent job in Australian racing but I think, like the bunker in Rugby League every now and then, they get it wrong. And here’s one where they’ve erred, I believe. Next Wednesday, leading Sydney jockey Sam Clipperton will face them… Read More »

     
  • G3 runner a joke or well placed?

    There has been a bit of social media, particularly twitter and bloggers, reaction to the Rosehill races on Saturday. One race in particular. It’s the Gr 3 San Domenico Stakes over 1100m and worth $160,000. It’s for 3YOs. That is the only restriction on the race. You need to be… Read More »

     
  • Owner donates $1million to Tye Angland’s family

    This is the most extraordinary story you will read today. We all saw those graphic, heart-warming pics of Trapeze Artist at Widden Stud last week when he was reintroduced to his former rider, the injured jockey Tye Angland. The horse bent down, sniffed him in his wheelchair and raised his… Read More »

     
  • Home of horse racing set to tighten whip rules

    Three weeks back I reported that The Jockey Club in America had received recommendations to ban the use of the whip in the home straight. The Jockey Club sent this to all stake holders and some tracks will introduce reduced whipping. Woodbine starts very soon. But….like is often the case,… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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