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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Late split lands Rioyuki the prize

    The perseverance of jockey Damian Lane in taking a rails run aboard Rioyuki paid off with the filly landing a narrow win at The Valley. Rioyuki scored her first metropolitan success in the Mitty’s Handicap (1500m) on Saturday with trainer Matthew Williams saying it would have been a crying shame to see the filly beaten. With Lane taking a narrow… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Adelaide sprinter narrowly beaten in Dubai

    Adelaide sprinter He’s A Balter has narrowly gone down at his Dubai debut overnight. The Will Clarken trained galloper led throughout most of the race but was narrowly beaten on the line by Batwan. He’s A Balter had raced twenty eight times in Australia for seven wins with his latest… Read More »

     
  • Caitlin Jones is living the dream

    Entrusted with the care of the two Will Clarken’s horses set to compete in Dubai – that is helping oversee their general well-being and race preparation – Jones has relished the responsibility and embraced the greater experience that comes with all of the intricacies that are in play when taking… Read More »

     
  • Sam Kavanagh chasing success in Midway Handicap

    Newly located Newcastle trainer Sam Kavanagh is eager to shed his Midway maiden tag as he lines up More Sundays on Saturday at Rosehill. Having recently relocated his training operations from Muswellbrook to the Hunter Valley, Newcastle trainer Sam Kavanagh is eager for success in the Midway, and is hoping More… Read More »

     
  • Record numbers remain for 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes

    Numbers are whittling down for a shot at Melbourne’s premier two-year-old ace, the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes. A total of 121 youngsters remains in the hunt for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes. After 933 two-year-olds had been paid up as first acceptors in November, that number has dropped after third acceptances closed on Friday. The… Read More »

     
  • Sight Spirit is a genuine Hong Kong Classic Mile threat

    Bearing down on a record 12th trainers’ championship, John Size is hopeful Sight Spirit can continue an upward career trajectory and claim the HK$12 million Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (30 January). Trailing Frankie Lor 42-39 in the championship, Size will saddle Blaze Warrior (Antoine… Read More »

     
  • Danny O’Brien stable wanting Moonee Valley deluge

    The Danny O’Brien stable has welcomed the storms in Melbourne over the past few days and are hopeful of them continuing ahead Saturday’s meeting at The Valley. In-form mare Stay Gold is one of the O’Brien runners that relishes a wet track and she will be aiming for a third straight win when she lines up… Read More »

     
  • Boom sprinter returns at the Sunshine Coast

    The Donald Baker trained Legal Esprit will make his reappearance at the racetrack at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday following a five month break away from racing. The son of Bel Esprit is already a five-time winner from only six starts. Four of those wins came in his two-year-old campaign… Read More »

     
  • Champion jockey sidelined with COVID

    Frankie Dettori will be sidelined for a short period of time after testing positive to Covid-19. The gun jockey was due to ride at Meydan in Dubai where he looked to have a strong chance of taking out the Zabeel Mile on Friday with the Saeed bin Suroor trained Real… Read More »

     
  • Pinstriped to keep EJ in fashion

    Cranbourne trainer Enver Jusufovic has a good opinion of his debut winner Pinstriped but believes he is under the odds as he prepares for his race return at The Valley. A debut winner on heavy ground at Moe in September, Pinstriped will have his second career outing in the $175,000 VOBIS Gold… Read More »

     
  • Leading jockey hit with 5 month ban

    Jason Holder, who currently leads the Adelaide Jockey Premiership, has been suspended for five months by stewards after returning a positive test for a banned substance following the random testing that was undertaken at trackwork last month. Holder ultimately pleaded guilty to two charges … the first being for testing… Read More »

     
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  • Weona Smartone out to extend winning streak

    Weona Smartone will be one of the prime points of focus of attention at the Sunshine Coast meeting tomorrow where he will attempt to extend an already significant winning sequence. The son of Shamexpress has suffered only one defeat in his nine-race career to date and that came on debut… Read More »

     
  • Rise in trip to suit Russians at Moonee Valley

    Trainer James Cummings is expecting a slight rise in trip to suit Russians when she steps out at The Valley. The Godolphin-owned filly will be lining up for her fourth race start on Saturday when she contests the Mitty’s Handicap (1500m). Russians scored at her second start at Canterbury over… Read More »

     
  • Marabi odds on to continue winning run in Australia Stakes

    Punters will be hoping their fingers will not again be burned when Ciaron Maher and David Eustace saddle up another short-priced favourite at The Valley. Enthaar and Lighthouse were sent out odds-on favourites at Caulfield and were beaten while brave punters launched into the Maher and Eustace-trained Yonce, backing her from $1.90 into $1.55,… Read More »

     
  • $6,500 buy to take on blue-bloods in Canonbury Stakes

    A hobby trainer who paid $6,500 for a yearling through a digital sale will take on some of racing’s biggest players when his bargain buy clashes with seven blue-blooded colts in the Canonbury Stakes. Mellencamp, the only gelding in Saturday’s elite field, was plucked out of an Inglis online auction… Read More »

     
  • Expressway Stakes not a one-horse race

    Having prepared two three-year-olds to win the Expressway Stakes in recent years, Gerald Ryan figured the Group 2 sprint would attract a handy young horse. He just wasn’t expecting it to be boom colt Anamoe. But Ryan, who trained both Trapeze Artist (2018) and Standout (2020) to Expressway victories at… Read More »

     
  • Paula Wagg’s Perfect Australia Day

    Trainer Paula Wagg could not have scripted a better Australia Day if she tried. Wagg was recognised on Wednesday with an Order Of Australia medal in the Australia Day honour’s list for service to the racing industry. A trailblazer, Wagg became the first female jockey in Western Australia to ride against… Read More »

     
  • Fa Fa looms large for Sunday’s Hong Kong Classic Mile

    Taking a less than traditional route with Fa Fa, trainer Frankie Lor believes his Happy Valley maestro is capable of reaping valuable dividends as he aims to defy history in Sunday’s (30 January) HK$12 million Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin. Between the last 10 winners of the… Read More »

     
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