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Horse Racing News

  • Bois D’Argent upsets rivals in Doomben Cup

    Trainer Annabel Neasham has landed a second victory in the Doomben Cup with a horse she said was well over the odds. Imported galloper Bois D’Argent held off a late bid from New Endeavour to follow the win of Zaaki for Neasham in 2021 in the Group 1 2000m weight-for-age contest. Ridden… Read More »

     
  • The Black Cloud descends on Randwick rivals

    Having begun the day questioning how well The Black Cloud had come back this campaign, Joe Pride ended it by labelling her a stakes-class horse in the making. The Proven Thoroughbreds filly took her record to three wins from four starts with a rousing first-up victory in Saturday’s Taylor Construction Handicap… Read More »

     
  • Sargent hoping Casual Connection can earn Brisbane Cup berth

    John Sargent is crossing his fingers that Casual Connection’s narrow victory at Randwick will give him a sufficient ratings boost to squeeze into the field for the Brisbane Cup. A renowned trainer of stayers, Sargent saddled up two runners in the two-mile race last year, Essential Sky who finished fifth and Outlandos ninth,… Read More »

     
  • Queensland tilt among the options for Neasham 2YO

    A belated shot at the Brisbane winter carnival is among the options for lightly raced filly Aemelius after she upstaged a handy field of two-year-olds to win the opening race at Randwick. Having just her second start, the Annabel Neasham-trained youngster, who started at $12 with betting sites, went back to… Read More »

     
  • Doomben Cup 2024 – What the jockeys said

    Read what the jockeys had to say about their rides in the 2024 Doomben Cup on Saturday 25th May. Blake Shinn (Bois D’argent): Doomben Cup Success: “I’m a bit emotional for this one because obviously my last one was Streamer with Guy Walter, so after I realised I’d won it, straight… Read More »

     
  • Le Ferrari leads home Lindsay Park quinella at Sandown

    A return to Sandown has paid a dividend for Lindsay Park galloper Le Ferrari who led home a one-two finish for Ben, Will and J D Hayes. Le Ferrari over-ran stablemate Rheinberg to claim the Thoroughbred Club Of Australia Handicap (1400m) on Saturday. Ridden by Ben Allen, Le Ferrari ($10) overhauled Rheinberg ($7.50) in… Read More »

     
  • Scarlet Oak wins Roses to earn Queensland Oaks favouritism

    Chris Waller has labelled Scarlet Oak a “rising star” after the lightly raced filly staked her Group One Queensland Oaks claims with a classy win over stablemate Mare Of Mt Buller in the Doomben Roses. The filly has come a long way in a short time, making a winning debut in New Zealand… Read More »

     
  • Timely Sandown double for Dan O’Sullivan

    The Ballarat stable of Dan O’Sullivan is enjoying a purple patch of form in the metropolitan area which has included a race-to-race double at Sandown. O’Sullivan welcomed back to the winner’s enclosure Way Up High in the Sportsbet Photo Finish Handicap (2400m) before Matriarch Rose took out the Stow Solutions Handicap (1600m) on… Read More »

     
  • Trip test next for Lady In Pink

    A return to Sandown has brought out the best in the Leon and Troy Corstens-trained Lady In Pink who will now be stepped up in trip for a race at Flemington. Lady In Pink took out the Senet Gambling Law Experts Handicap (1600m) on Saturday and will head to Flemington for a… Read More »

     
  • Tacumwah to press claims for Queensland Oaks start

    The Queensland Oaks remains a possibility for the Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman-trained Tacumwah, but first the filly needs to win again at Sandown. It had been hoped Tacumwah would be flying the flag for Moody and Coleman in the Group 2 The Roses (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday, but… Read More »

     
  • Final roll of the dice for Classic prospects at Randwick

    An 1800-metre three-year-old race at Randwick is set to have a bearing on the upcoming Classic races in Queensland with the majority of runners holding a nomination for either the Oaks or Derby. Seventeen horses, four of them emergencies, have been accepted for Saturday’s Wilson Asset Management Handicap and only… Read More »

     
  • Resolute reason for Waller filly to come up Roses

    It carries Group Two status, but The Roses will have a distinct Group One feel for trainer Chris Waller as he prepares to saddle up the first Australian runner for John Stewart’s Resolute Racing. The American business tycoon created headlines earlier this year when he announced his intention to make an… Read More »

     
  • Class drop to suit Mi Rock Aly

    Warrnambool-based trainer Matthew Williams is banking on a drop in grade and a return to Sandown being a winning formula for Mi Rock Aly. A Sandown winner three starts back, Mi Rock Ali runs in the Sportsbet Photo Finish Refund Handicap (2400m) on Saturday coming off the back of a last… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup procedures to remain unchanged

    The Victoria Racing Club announced that despite the relocation of the Archer Stakes, the final acceptance and barrier draw procedures for the Melbourne Cup will remain unchanged. The Archer Stakes, a key race in determining the Melbourne Cup field, will now be held on September 14 as part of the… Read More »

     
  • Californication chases Championship final and more

    Trainer Paul Rowe says there’s more than just bragging rights that’s up for grabs when Californication faces off against 15 rivals in the Sky Racing TV Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. A stylish first-up winner in last fortnight’s qualifier at home in Kalgoorlie and backed strongly… Read More »

     
  • Eneeza headlines first National Classic

    The inaugural Magic Millions National 2YO Classic will not be run where it was initially planned, but that has not detracted from the field the $1 million event has attracted. Saturday’s 1050-metre event at Doomben is restricted to graduates of the Magic Millions sales series features a field of 12,… Read More »

     
  • Connections sweat on run for stable Wildcard

    Promising filly The Black Cloud is the most favoured of Joe Pride’s three runners in the Taylor Constructions Handicap at Randwick, but he isn’t sure that markets have got it right. The winner of her first two starts, The Black Cloud split Wallenda and subsequent Group 1 placegetter Stefi Magnetica when runner-up at… Read More »

     
  • Apache Song takes up Sandown option

    Michael Trotter had the choice of three contests during the week with filly Apache Song before deciding on an option at Sandown. A 1300m race at Bendigo on Wednesday was Trotter’s preferred option in a bid to retain the services of Blake Shinn, while Apache Song was also entered for races over… Read More »

     
  • Majestic Boom continues his winning ways at Ipswich

    Four wins in a row … unbeaten … over $100,000 banked in prize-money already … that’s the way to kick off a racing career and trainer Lawrie Mayfield-Smith is rightfully pleased with the exploits of the lightly raced four-year-old gelding Majestic Boom who added that fourth win to his record… Read More »

     
  • Stakes performed filly to add French flavour at Randwick

    Competitive against some of the better fillies of her generation, French Endeavour will face a challenge of a different kind when she takes on the older mares this weekend. Since kicking off her campaign in February, the three-year-old has managed a top-five finish in four Group races, highlighted by placings in… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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