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Horse Racing News

  • Caulfield Cup contender given all-clear to race

    Ben and JD Hayes will have their first runner in one of the spring majors after Racing Victoria vets passed Port Guillaume fit to run in the Caulfield Cup 2021. Port Guillaume presented with lameness when inspected by RV vets on Thursday, but on re-examination on Friday was cleared to… Read More »

     
  • Distance to suit Sandy Prince in Gothic Stakes

    A drop in distance and reverting to some previously worn head gear is the little change Lindsay Park is looking for to get Sandy Prince back into winning form. Not that the Ben & Jd Hayes -trained galloper is out of form, it is just the son of Pride Of Dubai has been overdoing things… Read More »

     
  • Colette back for Caulfield Cup day

    Colette is set to run on Caulfield Cup Day but not in the race Godolphin or her trainer James Cummings had been hoping for. Instead of contesting the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), the five-year-old daughter of Hallowed Crown will instead contest the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. Colette had been tracking nicely for the… Read More »

     
  • Team Snowden prepares for big day out at Newcastle

    Newcastle Hunter Hall of Fame Inductee, Peter Snowden and his son Paul, will send five of their team to Saturday’s Newcastle race meeting and all five will be well fancied. The barrier draws have been kind to the Snowden team with all five starting from barriers one to six. The… Read More »

     
  • Fred Kersley out to emulate his Grandfather in the Caulfield Cup

    Nineteen years ago, the mighty Northerly took out the 2002 Caulfield Cup, carrying the highest weight to victory for thirty-five years. That outstanding win came, amongst others, between two other magnificent victories by Northerly who scored back-to-back wins in the 2001 and 2002 Cox Plates. The champion runner was trained… Read More »

     
  • Michael Dee gets shot at Caulfield Cup glory

    The last time jockey Michael Dee was aboard a Group 1 winner he was far from being the punter’s pal. Earlier in the year, Dee partnered with $301 shot Lunar Fox in the Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington landing one of the biggest shock results in Australian racing history. With five Group 1 wins to… Read More »

     
  • Ellerton and Zahra racing to split

    Training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra are set to part ways at the start of December with the pair deciding to continue training independently. An email was sent out to owners this morning outlining the pairs intention to train in their own right from December 1st this year. The… Read More »

     
  • Reality sets in for Chris and Michael Gangemi stable

    It’s reaching an inevitable end, but it won’t lessen the emotional impact for co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi. Reality is starting to bite for the brothers and the realisation is sinking in that Rock Magic’s remarkable racing career is drawing to a close. A stable pin-up for the stable, a $1.6… Read More »

     
  • Caulfield Cup contender to undergo fitness test

    A question mark lingers over the fitness of Port Guillaume ahead of the Caulfield Cup. Racing Victoria veterinarians inspected 15 of the 18 runners plus the two emergencies ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 handicap over 2400m on Thursday. All horses were pass fit with the exception of Port Guillaume who was showing signs of lameness… Read More »

     
  • Caulfield to determine VRC Oaks bid for Adele Amour

    Trainer John Sadler and his son Tom will get a definitive answer as to whether Adele Amour is an Oaks filly when she runs at Caulfield. Adele Amour runs in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) on Saturday in a bid to turn around her form from a disappointing last start effort… Read More »

     
  • Peter Moody not troubled by Caulfield Cup barrier

    Trainer Peter Moody is not being put off by the extreme outside barrier for Incentivise in the Caulfield and sees more positives than negatives. Incentivise will jump from barrier 18 in Saturday’s Group 1 Handicap over 2400m if the two emergency acceptors don’t gain a start and will gradually work his way… Read More »

     
  • James McDonald predicts epic battle in The Everest

    James McDonald anticipates The Everest being fought out by the seasoned campaigners and has narrowed it down to a race in three. Sydney’s champion hoop believes his mount Nature Strip, along with arch-rival Eduardo and last year’s third placegetter Gytrash, hold the aces in Saturday’s $15 million sprint. “They’re the… Read More »

     
  • Second Kosciuszko beckons for Canberra stalwart

    COVID travel restrictions will prevent Canberra horseman Keith Dryden from being on course for Handle The Truth’s Kosciuszko bid at Randwick but he has enlisted the help of a handy understudy. Resigned to watching the race from afar, Dryden picked up the phone to champion trainer Chris Waller who, despite having his own… Read More »

     
  • Archie Alexander on weather watch ahead of Caulfield races

    Trainer Archie Alexander is keeping a close watch on the weather maps to decide if his smart mare Chaillot will take her place at Caulfield. Chaillot is listed to run in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Saturday but will stay home if the predicted rain arrives and pushes the track… Read More »

     
  • Jazz puts Victoria Derby hopes on the line at Caulfield

    Lindsay Park is looking forward to stepping up Reset The Jazz in distance at Caulfield and test the three-year-old as a possible Derby contender. Reset The Jazz is down to run in the Group 3 Neds Classic (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday on his way to a potential start in the Group 1 Victoria… Read More »

     
  • Godolphin warhorse ready for battle in The Everest

    Trekking will represent the global operation for the third year running in Saturday’s $15 million feature, while Kementari lines up for head trainer James Cummings in the Group 3 Sydney Stakes (1200m). Godolphin had been mulling over running one of its band of top colts – Anamoe, Paulele and Ingratiating – in its Everest… Read More »

     
  • Sydney jockeys cleared to ride in Melbourne

    Hugh Bowman is among a handful of top Sydney jockeys given the green light to ride in Melbourne this spring. The Victorian government has granted permission for five of Sydney’s leading jockeys to participate in the Melbourne spring carnival. Moonee Valley Racing Club CEO Michael Browell confirmed on twitter that… Read More »

     
  • Young Werther ready for Caulfield Cup battle

    Danny O’Brien expects Young Werther to relish what shapes to be an unrelenting battle when he lines up in the 2021 Caulfield Cup. Young Werther will be racing for the 11th time in Saturday’s Group 1 handicap at Caulfield, but O’Brien said the four-year-old has been conditioned for the race. A… Read More »

     
  • Kerry Parker on weather watch with stable star

    Track conditions at Randwick will determine if Think It Over takes his place in the Craven Plate with connections loathe to run the crowd favourite on a heavy track. The six-year-old has raced three times on heavy ground and trainer Kerry Parker says the horse has struggled each time. “They’ve been his… Read More »

     
  • Jockeys unhappy with Caulfield Cup weights

    An Australian Racing rule change in 2017 that only affects the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups has made life a little tougher for a number of jockeys in this year’s Caulfield Cup. Prior to 2017 a 57kg minimum topweight for all Group 1 handicap races was required, but Principal Racing Authorities in each state had flexibility as to whether they raised weights at acceptance time. Racing… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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