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Horse Racing News

  • Hotpot burns rivals at Canterbury

    A daughter of first season sire Russian Revolution, Spicy Hotpot ($12) settled off the speed for jockey Tom Sherry and launched down the outside to post a runaway 1-3/4 length win over Lucky Variety ($5.50 fav) in Wednesday’s TAB Handicap (1200m) with Maritima ($6) another long head away third. It was Spicy Hotspot’s second… Read More »

     
  • Steven Pateman rebounds for Sale steeplechase glory

    Jumps jockeys are a tough breed as Steven Pateman can atest. Just 40 minutes before winning the E-Cycle Solutions Steeplechase (3280m) at Sale on Wednesday aboard to Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Runaway, Pateman had a fall from Hey Happy at the last jump in the E-Cycle Solutions Hurdle. Pateman was quickly to… Read More »

     
  • Pioneers and Racecourses, Out Now

    Evening folks, The Bill Whittaker Book Award for 2022 goes to Pioneers and Racecourses for Bob Charleys ‘early racecourses in Australia and the people who shaped them.’ ‘Pioneers & Racecourses is a beautifully produced, folio-sized, coffee-table-type book of 204 pages’ said Graham Caves of The Bill Whittaker Book Awards. ‘It… Read More »

     
  • Debut winner to spread wings to Sandown

    Penultimate One registered a rare feat for his dam and trainer when a debut winner at Bendigo. Penultimate One became the fourth winner of Jeunabaa to break through for his maiden win at Bendigo, the home track of trainer Rob Symons. The two-year-old by Redente was the first to score on debut when successful over… Read More »

     
  • David Pfieffer relying on youth and experience at Randwick

    There will be a little bit of the old and the new when David Pfieffer heads to Randwick to saddle up his first Sydney Saturday runners since returning from a nine-month ban. The trainer was suspended for 12 months last year, reduced to nine for his good record and co-operation, after… Read More »

     
  • Dry track no drama for Owen County

    A firm Eagle Farm track holds no fears for trainer John Sargent ahead of Owen County’s Group 1 assault on the J J Atkins. The promising two-year-old has raced three times, all on heavy surfaces for a pair of impressive wins and a Clarendon Stakes placing sandwiched in between. But with… Read More »

     
  • Superman to show his powers in Stradbroke Handicap

    The Peter and Paul Snowden stable is banking of the prowess of I Am Superman performing well fresh when the former European galloper runs at Eagle Farm. And the stable is hoping for a change of fortune in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on Saturday after the gelding finished down the… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup runners set to resume at Sandown

    Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will have two of their stable stars running at Sandown on Saturday, with Persan and Grand Promenade having their first run since the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) last year. Persan ran third behind Incentivise in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) before struggling in the Melbourne Cup in… Read More »

     
  • Broome delight for emotional Anthony Barton

    Casino War turned in an impressive and tough performance at Broome on Saturday, giving fledgling trainer Anthony Barton an emotional and notable victory. Sent out a $9 chance in the field of seven starters, Casino War covered ground out wide from gate seven, but gave a kick in the straight and… Read More »

     
  • Mixed luck in draw for Stradbroke Handicap fancies

    Melbourne-trained galloper Ayrton remains at the top of the betting for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap despite drawing off the track. The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained galloper drew barrier 19 in the 23-horse which comprises 18 starters and five emergencies. If the emergencies do not gain a start,… Read More »

     
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  • How Womantic set to shine in the Golden Topaz

    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace always have a strong hand at Victorian feature meetings but will put all their eggs in one mare’s basket for the Golden Topaz (1200m). How Womantic, already a Group 3 winner as a three-year-old filly, has been out of the winner’s circle for nearly two… Read More »

     
  • Racing Victoria goes on a cash splurge

    Racing Victoria has announced increases for the upcoming season with connections of horses racing for $314 million in prize money and bonuses. It is the first time the figure has surpassed $300 million and is a rise of $140 million, or 80 per cent, since 2015, with the new season… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival gets a boost

    The Melbourne Cup Carnival, the showpiece of the Victoria Racing Club, has been given a boost, both financially and with programming changes. While no additional prize money has been thrown at the Melbourne Cup, the fourth and final day has been given support and will now be known as Champions… Read More »

     
  • Star’s Stradbroke Handicap start has Heathcote brimming

    Robert Heathcote’s fears that Startantes could miss a start in Saturday’s 2022 Stradbroke Handicap were allayed when the filly scraped in, which has resulted in a big sigh of relief. The daughter of Star Turn needs only a turnaround in fortunes to be a factor in the $1.5 million Group… Read More »

     
  • The Golden Eagle prizemoney soars to $10 million

    Racing NSW have today announced a boost in prizemoney for Australia’s premier four-year-old race, The Golden Eagle. Already Australia’s second richest race behind The Everest, The Golden Eagle will now be worth a staggering $10 million in prizemoney. Previously worth $7,500,000, the extra $2.5 million comes from additional sponsorship according the… Read More »

     
  • Nominations in for Stradbroke Handicap day at Eagle Farm

    Queensland Racing Carnival’s showcase event Stradbroke Day is bound to enthrall with Saturday’s Eagle Farm meeting playing host to three million-dollar features. Headlined by the time-honoured Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, fellow Group 1 feature the JJ Atkins and the Group 2 The Q22 will play admirable undercards on Saturday, with… Read More »

     
  • Strong edition of the 2021 Melbourne Cup

    The 2021 Melbourne Cup may prove to be one of the greatest ever run. That is the view of Victoria Racing Club Executive General Manager Racing, Leigh Jordon, after Verry Elleegant posted a world class performance to win Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. Verry Elleegant provided Chris Waller and James McDonald with their first Melbourne Cup… Read More »

     
  • Tony Gollan sweating on low draw for Isotope

    Tony Gollan’s Stradbroke Handicap team could have doubled following Baller’s win on Saturday, but he has not given up hope on the mare who has long been his leading contender for the $1.5 million Group 1. Queensland’s leading trainer is adamant Isotope is poised to turn around what has been a… Read More »

     
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