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Horse Race Industry News

  • Racing industry mourns Nathan Berry

    Jockey Nathan Berry has died in a Sydney hospital just hours after he was flown home to Sydney from Singapore. The 23-year-old had been seriously ill in a Singapore hospital since he collapsed at Kranji racecourse on March 18. His death was confirmed in a statement from Racing NSW chief […]

  • Longines to partner Australian Turf Club

    Luxury watch brand Longines will sponsor the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the richest race of the Sydney autumn carnival. The Australian Turf Club announced on Saturday the naming rights and sponsorship was part of an extensive deal between the two. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) is at Randwick on […]

  • Court rules NSW vets should be licensed

    A court ruling enabling Racing NSW to license vets has angered the Australian Veterinary Association which says it will continue to fight the regulation. But the state’s ruling body says it is necessary to ensure the integrity of the sport. Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said vets who look […]

  • Higgins an idol to many

    Reg Fleming grew up in Brisbane listening to broadcasts of Roy Higgins riding two of his favourite horses. Years later, after Higgins had retired from racing, Fleming became Melbourne foreman for legendary trainer Bart Cummings and also get to meet the jockey who had one of the most distinguished careers […]

  • Roy Higgins farewelled at Flemington

    Roy Higgins has been remembered as an inspiration, an icon for Australian racing and a champion bloke. Many of horse racing’s biggest names, past and present, turned out at Flemington racecourse on Thursday to farewell the champion jockey who died last weekend aged 75. An inaugural member of the Australian […]

  • Hayden Haitana applies to have ban lifted

    Former trainer Hayden Haitana has applied to have his lifetime ban from racetracks over the infamous Fine Cotton ring-in scandal lifted. The board of Racing Queensland will consider Haitana’s case on Friday after the 68-year-old, who has served 29 years so far, wrote to officials last month. “The board will […]

  • Racing NSW vet licensing plans pushed back

    Racing NSW’s plan to introduce a new rule that would force vets to be licensed has been put on hold until the new year at the request of the state government. The state’s regulatory body said the regime, which was due to start on December 1 following months of negotiations, […]

  • Public funeral for Desiree Gill

    A public funeral will be held for popular jockey Desiree Gill who died from injuries received in a fall at the Sunshine Coast. The funeral service will be held at The Pavilion at the Gympie Turf Club at 1030 (AEST) on Monday where family and friends will gather to pay […]

  • ACC to collaborate on racing

    The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has joined the call for state governments to pass legislation allowing police to share information with racing authorities. In a ground-breaking move, the ACC and Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commission signed an agreement in Melbourne on Wednesday allowing collaboration between the two bodies. State governments have […]

  • Delzangles escapes race ban, fined $2000

    French trainer Mikel Delzangles has escaped a ban over a treatment given to his Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden on the morning of last Tuesday’s race. In a decision bound to provoke discussion among local trainers, the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board fined Delzangles $2000. After a previous case prosecuted […]