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Horse Racing News

  • Kaapfever too hot for Australia Day Cup rivals

    Joe Pride has taken a leaf out of the book of his former mentor John Size by winning the Listed Australia Day Cup with Kaapfever on a four-day back-up. The 2400 metre race was always on Pride’s radar and when Kaapfever pulled up well from his fast-finishing third behind Toomuchtobear… Read More »

     
  • Yonce, twice, not three times for Maher shorties

    Off-the-canvas win ensures leading stable doesn’t go home empty-handed with short-priced favourites. A gritty performance from Yonce spared Ciaron Maher and David Eustace the disappointment of having three odds-on favourites taste defeat at Caulfield on Australia Day. The daughter of Proisir rallied after being headed in the home straight to… Read More »

     
  • Freedmans Open Minded about G1 opportunity

    Open Minded might have earned himself a throw at the Group 1 stumps after continuing his career progression with a maiden Stakes win at Caulfield on Wednesday. The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained gelding cashed in on a brilliant Damien Thornton ride to score an all-the-way win in the $160,000 Listed John Dillon… Read More »

     
  • Stranger danger as Enthaar beaten at $1.45

    The career of one-time boom filly Enthaar is again at the crossroads after she was beaten as an odds-on favourite in Wednesday’s $160,000 Listed W.J. Adams Stakes at Caulfield. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained three-year-old finished a conspicuous last in the four-horse 1000-metre sprint, which was won by South… Read More »

     
  • Hawkes Racing colt fulfils first-up Mission

    Mars Mission is still a work in progress, but Michael Hawkes is hoping an Australia Day win at Warwick Farm is just the starting point for the well-bred colt. The three-year-old justified his $1.85 favouritism when he returned with a stylish victory in the XXXX Plate (1100m) on Wednesday, his class shining… Read More »

     
  • Peter Gelagotis unveils latest star at Caulfield

    Peter Gelagotis is eyeing more elite-level success and Jordan Childs another Blue Diamond after Miss Roseiano announced herself a bona fide contender for the Group 1 decider with victory in Wednesday’s Fillies Preview at Caulfield. The $300,000 Inglis Premier graduate made the perfect start to her career with a professional… Read More »

     
  • Daumier races into Blue Diamond Stakes contention

    Anthony and Sam Freedman’s Blue Diamond Stakes prospects underwent a shuffle up following Wednesday’s first Preview with one colt thrusting himself firmly into contention and another appearing at the crossroads. Daumier rocketed up betting charts with an impressive win in the $200,000 Listed colts and geldings’ division, while Philosopher was… Read More »

     
  • Chris Waller’s stars recognised in world rankings

    Melbourne Cup heroine Verry Elleegant and Everest winner Nature Strip have received top accolades in the latest Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings released overnight on Tuesday. The pair took honours in their respective categories with Verry Elleegant named the world’s highest-rated mare for 2021 and Nature Strip the top-ranked sprinter… Read More »

     
  • Zambezi River set for Canonbury Stakes return

    Pedigree, precociousness and poise. They were three of the qualities that stood out to bloodstock specialist James Harron when he inspected Zambezi River as a yearling, and they will be critical if the colt is to race his way into this year’s Golden Slipper. Harron, who has been involved in the… Read More »

     
  • Freedman duo ready for Expressway Stakes

    The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained duo of Forbidden Love and Tiger Of Malay both resume in this weekend’s Group 2 Expressway Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. She was a $150,000 yearling purchase who has so far earned over $1 million, and the Richard and Michael Freedman-trained Forbidden Love will be looking to… Read More »

     
  • Heaven guides Larmour home at Bathurst

    If you don’t believe in God, or Heaven, or the power of the great unknown, then you should now. Two days ago Brian Davidson, a part-owner of the mare LARMOUR (Sizzling – Irish Teardrop) passed away. Prayers for his family and the mourners went skyward, and trainer Nick Olive brought… Read More »

     
  • Lou Mary poised to get off the mark in the city

    Scone trainer Lou Mary is optimistic Shen Gui will be the horse to secure him his first Metropolitan victory when he lines up in Saturday’s Highway Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill. Obtaining his training licence in October 2020, Lou Mary has worked hard to build a stable of competitive horses and is… Read More »

     
  • Jason Miller survives testing time

    He’s experienced the emotional highs and the crushing lows that racing quite often can throw up. The racing game can condition you to tough and challenging times, but the normally unflappable Jason Miller was rocked by the loss of his stable star. Last November his pinup horse and quality mare Naughty… Read More »

     
  • Slot holders start their search for The Archer

    The race is still three-and-a-half months away but the twelve slot holders for the inaugural running of The Archer in Rockhampton on May 7 are sure to already be shuffling the pack of contenders as they look to secure their best hope of taking out the major share of the… Read More »

     
  • Freedman’s good hands in Blue Diamond Previews

    Philosopher scored a narrow win on debut at Caulfield on 8 January over 1000 metres and while the main goal of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) is the main aim in little over a month, the colt by Zoustar is the even-money favourite for the Listed Blue Diamond Preview… Read More »

     
  • Tegan Harrison straight back to riding winners

    It took just three rides for Tegan Harrison to get back in the winners’ enclosure following her ten month injury enforced layoff from race riding … which was a very swift and welcome outcome after all the time she was forced to sit on the sidelines. When Harrison was dislodged… Read More »

     
  • Henry Dwyer enjoying training life at Ballarat

    Henry Dwyer admits that when it comes to the yearling sales that he generally isn’t playing around the higher dollar figures often thrown about from different sides of the ring, but it is the ones without the heavier price tags that can be the surprise packets. In his eyes, perfection doesn’t… Read More »

     
  • Latizia comfortable in Blue Diamond fillies preview

    The $200,000 Group 3 Blue Diamon Preview for fillies over 1000 metres at Caulfield on Wednesday sees three two-year-old come together in what could be the most competitive contest of the day. While Philosopher takes on the colts’ division earlier on the card, Jewellery – who finished second to Philosopher… Read More »

     
  • Greyhound racing helps Rawiller’s riding

    Not much is known of the ‘pet’ interest outside of horse racing that former boom apprentice Campbell Rawiller has. But you will now. He trains a few greyhounds on the side. “I’ve got three in work right now, and they help to relieve the stress of race riding,” he said…. Read More »

     
  • John O’Shea gearing up for a fruitful autumn

    Randwick-based conditioner John O’Shea has been in solid form of present with eight winners (16%) and a further 15 placings (46%) from his past 50 runners, and he had no less than 16 gallopers going around in his home track trials this morning. One of the headline acts was Everest fourth… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 

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