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  • Zac Purton extends HK premiership lead

    Australian jockey Zac Purton has extended his lead in the Hong Kong premiership with a winning double a Sha Tin. Purton started Sunday’s meeting with a three-win lead over premiership rival Joao Moreira and notched victories aboard Winning Brew and Regency Master to take his season tally to 132. Moreira… Read More »

     
  • Return of owners to Victorian racetracks delayed

    The return of thoroughbred owners to Victorian racetracks has been delayed. Owners with runners engaged to race were scheduled to be allowed on course to watch their horses from Monday but Racing Victoria announced that has been deferred by at least 24 hours pending the finalisation of appropriate COVID safe… Read More »

     
  • Cross Counter eyes second Melbourne Cup

    Charlie Appleby is dreaming of a second Melbourne Cup success with Cross Counter after taking encouragement from his performance in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. The five-year-old became the first British-trained winner of the ‘race that stops a nation’ when striking gold in 2018 – and was beaten just… Read More »

     
  • Gytrash to chase a slot in The Everest

    Gytrash’s spring program is yet to be determined but Adelaide trainer Gordon Richards likes the idea of campaigning his stable star in Sydney in the lead-up to The Everest to showcase him to slot holders. The Group One Lightning Stakes winner has returned from a spell in the past week… Read More »

     
  • Freedman stable settling into a winning groove

    Michael Freedman knows better than most what it takes to build a stable from the ground up. He did it in Singapore where he trained with great success for eight seasons, in Sydney when he returned in 2016, and again in Hong Kong when opportunity knocked. But after a tough… Read More »

     
  • The Everest a potential target for Santa Ana Lane

    Multiple Group One winner Santa Ana Lane will be given the chance to prove he is far from a spent force as one of Australia’s best sprinters. The Anthony Freedman-trained Santa Ana Lane went winless during his most recent four-run preparation that included a runner-up finish in his defence of… Read More »

     
  • Tom Dabernig to follow Lindsay Park routine

    Conservative by nature, Tom Dabernig says he will not be making any major changes to the Lindsay Park operation following the departure of David Hayes. Dabernig and his cousin Ben Hayes take over at Lindsay Park after David Hayes’s departure for Hong Kong for a second training stint. Hayes left… Read More »

     
  • Tony Gollan chasing another Queensland record

    Premier trainer Tony Gollan has another record firmly in his sights after becoming the first in Queensland to crack 100 metropolitan winners on a season. Gollan had a treble at Doomben on Saturday with Howwonderfullifeis, The Actuary and Say Haya. It gave him 101-1/2 winners for the season. Gollan has… Read More »

     
  • Listed races await Sofie’s Gold Class

    Talented mare Sophie’s Gold Class could back up in Saturday’s Listed Sapphire Stakes after her win at Doomben. Sophie’s Gold Class came from well back in the field to win a Class 6 (1200m) in impressive style. Trainer Debbie Newham had picked out the Listed Sapphire Stakes as a target… Read More »

     
  • Graham Salisbury sadly passes away

    Graham Salisbury has sadly passed away in Bendigo Hospital at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer. Racing Victoria’s media release: It is with a heavy heart that Racing Victoria (RV) acknowledges the passing today of long-time employee and industry ambassador Graham Salisbury. Graham passed away in… Read More »

     
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – June 20th Edition

    A country galloper stole the show at Flemington, a Team Hawkes import spanked them at Randwick while a world class horse stole the show at Royal Ascot. All that and more in this weeks edition of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. KEY NEWS: Front Page News – Kosciuszko… Read More »

     
  • Jim Byrne suspended for careless riding

    Jockey Jim Byrne has been suspended for seven days after being found guilty of careless riding at Doomben. Byrne rode Roasted and was charged with causing interference to Euro Belle at the 500m. He was found guilty and suspended for seven days to start on Saturday night and expire next… Read More »

     
  • I Am Someone records narrow win at Flemington

    Trainer Paul Preusker has labelled I Am Someone not your average sprinter after a return to winning form at Flemington. I Am Someone took out the Adam Lindsay Gordon Handicap on Saturday, his first victory since winning the Listed Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool in May last year. Preusker is now… Read More »

     
  • Ballet Master finds best form in Sydney

    Victorian gelding Ballet Master and jockey Jason Collett have denied Tommy Berry a five-win haul at Randwick with a determined victory in the Sky Racing Active Handicap. Ballet Master was a dual acceptor at both Flemington and Randwick on Saturday, with connections of the Chris Hyland-trained six-year-old making the right… Read More »

     
  • Watch: James McDonald grilled over very half-hearted ride

    Leading jockey James McDonald has faced a grilling from stewards at Randwick over his ride on well-beaten favourite Threeood. Stewards questioned the hoop about his tactics early in the race but were particularly concerned with McDonald’s vigour over the final 300m. What a ride by Jason Collett on STELLA SEA… Read More »

     
  • Composed Jadentom on song for at Doomben

    Trainer Lindsay Hatch knew his mare Jadentom would be hard to beat by her calm attitude behind the barriers at Doomben. He was proved right when Jadentom ($26) finished strongly to beat Mishani Hustler ($9) by 1-1/4 lengths in the TAB Handicap (1110m). Hatch said Jadentom was a talented mare… Read More »

     
  • Tommy Berry has a field day at Randwick

    Tommy Berry has lit up a genuine mid-winter program at Randwick with a four-winner haul to equal his best day on a racetrack. The top jockey narrowly missed landing five when Bandersnatch was edged out by Ballet Master in the last of nine races. After leading throughout to win the… Read More »

     
  • Front Page becomes the headline act at Flemington

    Front Page has made the transition from country performer to stakes winner with an explosive metropolitan debut at Flemington. After five starts around the border region of NSW and Victoria that had netted three victories, Front Page was brought to Melbourne for his city debut and collected the Listed AR… Read More »

     
  • Lord Belvedere finds winning form after colic surgery

    Imported stayer Lord Belvedere has returned to winning form at Flemington having come back from colic surgery which forced him to miss a large portion of the racing season. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained gelding was having his third start back in Saturday’s George Watson Handicap (2540m) and came… Read More »

     
  • Hugh Bowman, Viridine all class in Winter Dash

    Hugh Bowman has declared Viridine would not be out of place in a Group One race but the Randwick punters who took a different view have paid the price. Opening at $4.80, the Godolphin sprinter was a noted market drifter to start $6 but he had little trouble accounting for… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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