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Horse Racing News

  • Claire Lever buoyant with Bella’s chances in Midway

    Having booked her spot in the $150,000 final last month when taking out the second heat of the series, Claire Lever believes her mare Diva Bella is still in with a good shot of featuring in Saturday’s 1300m Midway Handicap. With rain forecasted for Saturday, the five-year-old is likely to… Read More »

     
  • Racing industry mourns Chris Caserta

    When the confirmation of Chris Caserta’s passing came from police, racing participants worst fears were realised. Shock, real concern and the desperate clinging to hope gave way to disbelief, devastation and tears. A good mate to many had been lost far too early and the entire industry was the poorer… Read More »

     
  • Pakenham calling for Ocean Beyond

    Trainer Daniel Bowman won’t himself be making the trip from Warrnambool to Pakenham but says his sole runner Ocean Beyond is in peak order to record successive victories. After winning at Ballarat a fortnight ago, Ocean Beyond is set to line up in the David Bourke Memorial Handicap (1200m) on Saturday. Ocean Beyond won… Read More »

     
  • Victorian success overdue for Winning Partner

    While Winning Partner has won seven races for Tony and Calvin McEvoy, the father-and-son training team are hoping the gelding can break a drought in Victoria. Winning Partner won the first two of his seven wins in Victoria back in the 2018-19 season as a three-year-old, while the remaining five… Read More »

     
  • Shorter journey perfect for On The Lead

    Tim Clark believes a distance drop will be a significant factor for On The Lead as the multiple stakes placegetter looks to get back into the winner’s circle at Rosehill. The four-year-old had been a model of consistency over short-course sprints before stepping up to 1300 metres at Newcastle last start and… Read More »

     
  • No secret recipe to Gerald Ryan’s taste in Snitzels

    It is hard to imagine anybody has enjoyed more success with the progeny of Snitzel than the man who trained him. Gerald Ryan not only prepared the now-champion stallion during his racing career but has also put the polish on many of his stakes-winning sons and daughters, including Trapeze Artist,… Read More »

     
  • Hometown Cup win a Good Idea for Phillip Stokes

    Phillip Stokes was one of the first trainers to open a stable complex at Pakenham and he has seen an increase in numbers over the past three years. But one thing that has not been lost on Stokes is his endeavour to try and win his hometown Cup. Before transferring the majority of his horses to Pakenham, Stokes trained at… Read More »

     
  • Comfort Me has admirers in the AJ Scahill Stakes

    Oakford trainer Rhys Radford is confident Comfort Me can end his Ascot Masters campaign on a winning high in Saturday’s Glenroy Chaff A.J.Scahill Stakes (1400m). Following a personal best in last fortnight’s Railway Stakes (1600m), the five-year-old has attracted solid support from punters and Radford is anticipating another big run…. Read More »

     
  • Winx confirmed in foal to Pierro

    The greatest horse we have ever seen, the mighty mare WINX (Street Cry – Vegas Showgirl) is in foal. She tested positive this morning to the former champion racehorse now superstar stallion Pierro. It will be officially announced this evening on the major news broadcasts across Australia. Tragically she lost… Read More »

     
  • Critical milestone looms for young trainer

    Less than 12 months after welcoming the first horses through his stable, Blake Ryan will saddle up his first metropolitan runner and fittingly, it will be at Rosehill. The son of prominent horseman Gerald Ryan, Blake spent many years working for his father at the western Sydney track while also establishing a… Read More »

     
  • Winx Stand unveiled at Randwick

    Racegoers at Sydney’s biggest meeting of the summer will have first dibs on enjoying Randwick’s newest facility following the unveiling of the WINX Stand. The Australian Turf Club and Racing NSW officially opened the grandstand on Thursday and it will be accessible to all general admission ticket holders for the… Read More »

     
  • Turbeau out to extend winning run

    Mornington trainer David Brideoake is hoping to strike with a fit in-form galloper at Pakenham while his rivals may be underdone for race fitness. Brideoake is starting Turbeau in the VOBIS Gold Bullion (1400m) on Saturday coming off successive victories at Geelong and Tatura while four starts back the gelding also scored at Benalla. But Brideoake is… Read More »

     
  • Jazzland ready to rhumba at Rosehill

    Kristen Buchanan is banking on the expertise of top jockey Hugh Bowman to help Jazzland break a sequence of minor placings. The on-pace gelding is also among acceptances for a race at Kensington on Friday, but Buchanan is leaning towards running him in the Cabra Bowls Handicap (2000m) at Rosehill a day later… Read More »

     
  • Tim Clark confident in Tulloch Lodge duo

    Two progressive three-year-olds from the Tulloch Lodge yard can cement their Magic Millions Guineas claims when they line up in separate races at Rosehill. Shihonka will face a distance test when she extends beyond 1200 metres for the first time in Saturday’s Cabra-Vale Diggers Handicap (1350m), while the unbeaten Snitzonfire returns… Read More »

     
  • Ranting ready to bounce back

    Expectations have been high surrounding Ranting since he won a three-horse race at Caulfield more than 12 months ago. The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained galloper defeated Hanseatic and Anders in the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in October last year and in eight starts since has filled a place on only two… Read More »

     
  • Pakenham Cup test for In A Twinkling

    Lindsey Smith says stable newcomer In A Twinkling is about to strike winning form but is worried the Pakenham Cup (2500m) may be one run too early. Formerly trained in New Zealand by Jamie Richards, In A Twinkling has had two starts for Smith who prepares his eastern states team at Warrnambool while he also has a… Read More »

     
  • Unbeaten Tassie star heads to Melbourne

    Last night the $100,000 3YO Cup over 1200m was taken out by TURK WARRIOR (Outreach – Ehor) at Launceston. Nothing terribly earth-shattering about that other than this Turk Warrior might just be a superstar in the making. Backed into odds-on fav last night, he led all the way to win… Read More »

     
  • Popular young jockey drowns in Queensland

    Popular young jockey Chris Caserta is feared to have drowned after a late night swim at a Surfers Paradise beach on Wednesday night. According to reports Caserta entered the water with trackwork rider Amy Graham just after 10pm. Passers-by spotted the pair struggling in the surf and were able to… Read More »

     
  • Frantic search for jockey after late night swim

    Police are frantically searching for jockey Chris Caserta after he failed to return from a late night swim at Surfers Paradise last night. “He was at Surfers Paradise beach last night and went for a swim at 10pm with a trackwork rider, they pulled her out and they can’t find… Read More »

     
  • David Harrison searchin for second Kingston Town Classic

    David Harrison hopes Searchin’ Roc’s can go close to dethroning budding star and raging favourite Western Empire in Saturday’s Group 1 Drummond Golf-Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Harrison is fully aware of the enormous challenge Western Empire presents to his Kingston Town Classic rivals, but he hasn’t given up all hope of… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 

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