Bendigo has been granted a premier stand alone Saturday meeting for three years with the first to be held in March next year.
Horse Race Industry News
Victorian racing authorities have rejected the turnover model used by Racing NSW to charge wagering operators and will stay with its preferred method of charging based on a percentage of gross revenue.
Racing Victoria’s recruiter Leigh Jordon leaves for Asia on Sunday to try to attract horses to the Melbourne spring carnival.
Gold Coast Turf club chairman Andrew Eggleston has been banned for two months following a Racing Queensland Limited inquiry into allegations of “unseemly behaviour”.
Professional punter Stephen Fletcher has been disqualified over his involvement in a Brisbane racing scandal.
Brian Fletcher has no concerns about the Hawkesbury meeting going ahead on Saturday despite Sydney’s wet weather this week.
The Lee Freedman stable will have to find a new rider for promising two-year-old Spatha at Caulfield on Saturday after Ben Melham was suspended for careless riding.
Shane Scriven has been granted a stay of proceedings against a five-month suspension for stealing a whip from a rival rider in an Ipswich race earlier this month.
Veteran Queensland jockey Shane Scriven has been handed a career-threatening five-month ban for stealing an apprentice’s whip during a race at Ipswich last week.
Patinack Farm will match Darley for numbers in a bid to thwart the rival breeding and racing operation’s bid for the Sydney two-year-old triple crown.