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Horse Racing News

  • Mathew Ellerton continues stroke rehabilitation

    Flemington trainer Mathew Ellerton will find the physio he is currently undertaking a little easier while he recovers from a stroke after splitting the prize in a race at Sandown. Ellerton suffered a stroke while holidaying in Bali with his family late last month, the aftereffects of a case of ‘Bali… Read More »

     
  • McDonald, Rawiller remain locked in premiership tussle

    The premiership battle between defending titleholder James Mcdonald and Nash Rawiller has spilled over into the stewards’ room at Randwick – at least momentarily. Just three wins separated the pair heading into Wednesday’s midweek meeting and it took until the sixth race for one of them to get on the board, Rawiller… Read More »

     
  • Snowden goes Ka Bling to win sixth Ramornie Handicap

    Peter and Paul Snowden have set themselves up to become the first trainers in almost 50 years to win Grafton’s two showpiece races in the same year after capturing the Listed Ramornie Handicap with Ka Bling. Roy Hinton was the last conditioner to claim the feature double with Swiftly Ann and… Read More »

     
  • Bigger things in store for Lovelycut

    Trainer Reece Goodwin says it will be good to set a program towards a Stakes race rather than plan a campaign around restricted races after Lovelycut scored at Sandown. Lovelycut took out the Sportsbet Photo Finish Refund Handicap (1200m) on Saturday to give the trainer a victory with a horse that had… Read More »

     
  • In-form stable hoping for double trouble at Rosehill

    John Thompson came away from the midweek Sydney meeting boasting a perfect strikerate and he hopes to parlay that into Saturday metropolitan success at Rosehill. The Randwick trainer had two runners at Randwick’s Kensington card on Wednesday with juvenile Clear Proof ($101) landing a boilover win in the Castelvecchio At Arrowfield Plate… Read More »

     
  • Neasham getting in the Country Cups Spirit

    Annabel Neasham plans to make use of Spirit Ridge’s biggest asset when the veteran stayer lines up for a second shot at the Listed Grafton Cup. The nine-year-old finished third in the corresponding race last year when he settled midfield from an outside draw, but she is keen to see him… Read More »

     
  • Minervini makes Flemington return

    Former South Australian trainer Mark Minervini will next month notch up five years training in NSW and in that time has not had a starter in Melbourne. That changes when he sends Raging Bull south to run in the VRC Member Peter Drake Plate (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday. Minervini would regularly… Read More »

     
  • Decision pending on Sandown start

    Cranbourne trainer Daniel Williams will keep a watch on pending withdrawals at Sandown before making a definite answer on where to start Big Kate. The three-year-old daughter of Tosen Stardom is down to run in the LockettLED.au Handicap (1600m) on Wednesday but also holds a nomination for 1400m contest at Flemington… Read More »

     
  • Grafton Guineas Goal for Olive filly

    Nick Olive has been happy to take it run by run with in-form three-year-old Toes In The Water, with the Maurice filly to have her eighth run of a preparation that begun in April when she lines up in Wednesday’s Grafton Guineas. A winner two back in a Class 2 at… Read More »

     
  • Lindsay Park chase second Flemington Cup

    The Lindsay Park team enjoy nothing more than winning a Cups race at Flemington. Think the Melbourne Cup, or an Australian Cup with the excellent prize money on board. While the Deane Lester Flemington Cup (2800m) on Saturday may not have the same notoriety as those Group 1 contests, it… Read More »

     
  • David Eustace embarks on new training career in Hong Kong

    David Eustace has embarked on a new chapter in his career as a trainer in Hong Kong, after leaving his partnership with Ciaron Maher at the beginning of the year. Following his departure, Eustace spent time with family in the UK, learned from Christophe Clement in America, and was active… Read More »

     
  • Champion jockey Gerald Mosse announces retirement

    Melbourne Cup winning jockey Gerald Mosse, has announced his retirement just before his mount in Saturday’s Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris. Mosse’s final ride was in the big handicap on Bastille Day at Chantilly, aboard Shannkiyr. Bred by Mosse’s longtime employer, the Aga Khan, and trained by Mikel Delzangles,… Read More »

     
  • Wet weather forces transfer

    Racing Victoria has made the early decision to transfer the Cranbourne meeting on Thursday to the Polytrack at Pakenham. It follows more than 40mm of rain falling on the Cranbourne track from 9am on Monday. The Cranbourne track was deemed unsuitable for racing, prompting Southside Racing officials to transfer the… Read More »

     
  • O’Donnell’s comeback Gathers Momentum

    One day you might be feeling well and the next you could be struck down by unbearable shoulder pain, the kind that takes your breath away. Then comes the first of many sleepless nights. That’s the mysterious and miserable world of frozen shoulder, as explained by orthopedic surgeon, Michael Khazzam…. Read More »

     
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  • Spring plans open for Oaks winner

    Many of Ciaron Maher’s key spring players are nearing trial stage, but one of his Group 1 winners who might have a later start to spring than many is Socks Nation. The daughter of Sioux Nation was given several weeks off following her blowout win in the $700,000 Queensland Oaks… Read More »

     
  • Taramansour’s chance to go one better in Deane Lester Flemington Cup

    Saturday’s Deane Lester Flemington Cup is the logical progression for many who contested the Banjo Paterson Series Final, but Phillip Stokes is happy one horse in particular is not among the nominations. Untapped import Berkshire Breeze, the runaway winner of the Banjo Paterson Final, is being readied for a Cups assault… Read More »

     
  • Godolphin G1 winners step out early

    It might be smack-bang in the middle of winter but James Cummings has got an early start on the spring preparations for some of his potential spring stars, including a couple of Group 1 winners. Zardozi and Tom Kitten both trialled for the first time this campaign at Warwick Farm on Monday morning…. Read More »

     
  • Guineas joy for Snowdens as Xidaki wins another

    The number of black-type races, especially Guineas features, is thinning out as the season draws to a close but father and son, Peter and Paul Snowden, are continuing their success right into dusk of their training partnership. Xidaki gave the duo their 203rd black-type victory in the Group 3 Winx Guineas (1600m)… Read More »

     
  • Postponed feature plays out for Punch Lane

    Rather than being an inconvenience, the postponement of the Sunshine Coast’s feature races following relentless rain last weekend to a Sunday card a week later, co-trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman grabbed the opportunity for a second crack at a race they would have initially missed out on anyway. Punch Lane did not… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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