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Ric Chapman

  • Barend Vorster breaks collarbone in fall

    The horrible fall last night in the home straight which cost Gr 1 winner MANUEL his life, has claimed another victim. His rider Barend Vorster will be out of action for some time with a confirmed broken collarbone. The South African, here to ride for Team McEvoy and who was… Read More »

  • Australian G1 winner to take on America’s best

    Isn’t Australian racing about to receive the greatest shot in the arm it’s ever had. Which is a big call given what Phar Lap did for us, Shannon also when he won in the US, Black Caviar in England, Takeover Target in Japan and more recently Japanese superstar Lys Gracieux…. Read More »

  • Mark McNamara given coveted Hong Kong job

    The great Aussie callers tradition continues. News has just filtered back to Australia that the folk at the Hong Kong Jockey Club want the same tone they’ve had for years calling their English version of the races. So Sky Channel’s brilliant announcer Mark McNamara has just been given the coveted… Read More »

  • Maddie Raymond begins training career at Flemington

    Flemington on Saturday. It will, as it always is, be spectacular, memorable and hopefully profitable. But for one woman, and her horse, it might be out-of-this-world peaking in all those areas. She saddles up a horse going around in race 6 over 1400m. And it’s pretty hard to put one… Read More »

  • International sprinting star dies suddenly

    In The United states overnight, many things happened. Mostly concerning the speech the President gave re the jet going down in Tehran and the strikes on Iraq. But also, quite quietly in the grand scheme of things, the sudden, impossibly unpredicted death of a US racing icon in X Y… Read More »

  • Adam Hyeronimus nearing return from injury

    The Randwick-based rider Adam Hyeronimus hasn’t been seen riding in Sydney for a few months. But that’s about to change. Hippo, as he’s known, is the main trackwork rider for Gai Waterhouse and Arian Bott and as such receives plenty of mounts from Tulloch Lodge. But he has been sidelined… Read More »

  • Southern NSW Trainers rallying to help fire victims

    As the NSW fires, particularly the scorched south of NSW, have forced evacuations by the hundreds of thousands, racehorse trainers down there are concerned. And why wouldn’t they be? Things are so bad PM Scott Morrison went down to look it over. And while there, the Member for Bega, Andrew… Read More »

  • Maximum Security sold to Coolmore

    Australia may well get to see the champion 3YO of North America, MAXIMUM SECURITY. Maybe not as a racehorse, although he will be closer. He is being aimed at the US$20million Saudi Cup this year. Last night Coolmore did not announce, but Maximum Security’s owner, Gary West did, that the… Read More »

  • Leading vet slams Racing Victoria stewards

    Leading English vet, Pete Ramzan, has absolutely slammed the Racing Victoria stewards who scratched MARMELO from the Melbourne Cup, last month. You may recall, last year’s runner up was sensationally withdrawn a few days prior to this year’s race, and it created a firestorm, with Marmelo’s connections, particularly his trainer… Read More »

  • Yearling needs a name that will trump all others

    Could there possibly be a more timely story? Right now, you can go online and look over the yearlings that will go on sale at Inglis in February during the Classic Sale. Go on, do it. Flick through to Lot 541. It is for a bay colt offered by… Read More »

  • Voice of Hong Kong racing heading to Australia

    The voice we have become familiar with listening to Hong Kong races, is coming to Australia. Brett Davis, who for many years now has called with perfection, ALL of the big races in Hong Kong, following the departure of Darren Flindell, will call Adelaide home henceforth. He will become the… Read More »

  • Chris Munce reminisces about forgotten star

    Last night, former Champion jockey turned outstanding Queensland trainer Chris Munce, was interviewed by two other hoops. Ryan Wiggins and Ronnie Stewart, entrepreneurs in their own right, have started their own recorded podcasts called Out The Gap. You can find the full interview below. And they do a pretty good… Read More »

  • Champion jockey opens up about sex addiction

    Yesterday, racing ended in Canada for the season. Snow has a way of stopping things over there. But not before the most amazing confessional ever heard was announced. And it came from Woodbine’s champion jockey for the past decade, Eurico da silva, whose on and off the track persona has… Read More »

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

    This is the last midweek Woodbine meet of the year. So Ric Chapman has studied every runner and here are his thoughts each race. Race 1 10:45am 1700m Synthetic WINDJAMMER off the inside draw is going to get herself into a great spot with cover all the way. Can run… Read More »

  • American racing starts reform

    The tidal wave of change to North American racing started over night in Kentucky. The racing industry in the US in particular has known for a few years now that they are behind the rest of the world in many, many areas and now things are about to change which… Read More »

  • 5/12/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Woodbine

    Our Woodbine expert, Ric Chapman, has been on fire week in week out. He lives for these midweek Woodbine races and turns a profit each time. Let’s hope he can again for you here. Race 1 10:45am 1100m Synthetic KAILI’S BIG BOY should drive through off this draw and with… Read More »

  • 28/11/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Woodbine

    As Woodbine starts to wind down it’s 2019 season, here is a set of tips and comments for this week’s midweek racing. Ric Chapman has been on fire recently. Race 1 10:45am Synthetic 1400m Off this inside draw BOKERMIN is expected to kick up and be in the fray. Form… Read More »

  • Character of racing Pat Webster launches book

    On Tuesday afternoon, at Royal Randwick Racecourse a modest number, all horse racing related folk and media, gathered to launch the life story of popular racehorse trainer Pat Webster. The Randwick-based one, not the trainer of the same name who mentors a small team up at Dalby in Queensland. This… Read More »

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