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Horse Racing News

  • Big gamble Bonheur to make anticipated debut

    Trent Busuttin and Natalie are no strangers to the winners’ stalls across Australia but for the six-time Group 1 winning pair their biggest gamble to-date steps out on Saturday with million-dollar filly Bonheur on debut in the Ann Kikenny Handicap over 1000 metres. By I Am Invincible and her dam being 2014 Group… Read More »

     
  • Derby prospects for American experiment Green Belt

    It isn’t often that a weekend 1600-metre three-year-old maiden could unearth a horse with Derby prospects, or even one with Group 1 potential over any distance, but the win of Green Belt at Cranbourne on Sunday has the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr stable eyeing the Group 1 South Australian Derby… Read More »

     
  • Chairman provides update on Perth Racing’s future

    Perth Racing Chairman Colin Brown joined TABradio’s The Sports Daily on Tuesday morning to answer questions regarding the Belmont Park redevelopment, Ascot racecourse’s future and other pressing matters. BELMONT PARK REDEVELOPMENT: “There will be some direction in the short, medium and long-term about Belmont through this year,” Brown said. “It’s… Read More »

     
  • Jye McNeil’s bright new year

    Though the 2021-22 racing season has yet to reach the halfway mark, Jye Mcneil made a positive start to the calendar year on Saturday with a winning double at Flemington. That pair took his season tally of victories in Melbourne to 35 and extended his lead in the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership… Read More »

     
  • David Jolly set to keep Reign in SA

    The last-start Christmas Handicap runner-up is nominated at Caulfield and for the metropolitan meeting at Gawler and Jolly said he was leaning towards staying in SA at the early stage. “We’ve nominated for both here and Melbourne, but I am leaning towards running him at Gawler,” Jolly said. “There are… Read More »

     
  • Nictock out for redemption in Rosehill Midway

    Only two starts back he was just nabbed late on the line in a Rosehill Midway and the Marc Conners-trained Nictock will be looking to go one better in this weekend’s edition at the same track. In that version on December 4, the Nicconi gelding led everywhere bar the post before… Read More »

     
  • Ben Thompson with a Golden chance in Magic Millions Classic

    In form rider Ben Thompson will be doing a rain dance in the week leading up to the Magic Millions after happily committing to riding the Bryan and Daniel Guy trained Golden Artie in the $2 million Magic Millions Two-Year-old Classic on January 15. You couldn’t take the smile off… Read More »

     
  • Michael Murphy celebrates an emotional win

    When jockey Michael Murphy went up high in the saddle and punched the air in an exaggerated, ecstatic salute when winning on the Lindsay Gough trained Dr Why Not at Doomben on Saturday, it clearly signalled that the result had special significance for the rider. As it turned out that… Read More »

     
  • Price and Kent welcome back stable stars

    The stakes have risen for co-trainers Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr in their new Cranbourne training base with the return of springtime stable stars pointing towards summer and autumn features. Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and Golden Eagle (1500m) winner I’m Thunderstruck is one of the big names to… Read More »

     
  • Chris Waller goes winless on New Year’s day

    Waller winless!!! Well, there are two word’s you didn’t think you would see together … and, rest assured, you are not going to see it often, but that indeed was the case on New Year’s day where the undisputed heavyweight champion trainer of Australia sent out a total of fourteen… Read More »

     
  • Luke Currie and Daniel Moor off to Hong Kong

    Group 1-winning jockeys Luke Currie and Daniel Moor have jumped at the opportunity ride in Hong Kong having been granted licences by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) to compete there for the remainder of the 2021-2022 racing season. With the likes of Zac Purton, among others, on the sidelines through injury,… Read More »

     
  • Former trainer Rick Hore-Lacy dies

    Rick Hore-Lacy, who enjoyed a successful training career through which he became a renowned preparer of future star stallions, has died after to a long battle with illness. Hore-Lacy trained his first Group 1 winner with Foxseal winning the 1985 Brisbane Cup (3200m) before the likes of Clay Hero, Canny… Read More »

     
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  • Aussie jockeys to ride in Hong Kong

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s licensing committee has confirmed that, subject to the usual formalities, it has granted a Club Jockey’s licence to Luke Currie and Daniel Moor to ride in the precinct until the end of the current Hong Kong racing season. Currie, who has thirteen Group 1 winners… Read More »

     
  • Patrick Payne lands winning double at Sandown

    Trainer Patrick Payne isn’t one to overplay the prospects of horses under his care too often and he is true to his form after the win of Gate Crash ($2.10) in the Ladbrokes Blended Bets Handicap over 1800 metres at Sandown on Monday. This was the second win in four starts for… Read More »

     
  • Bad weather pours uncertainty on Magic Millions Classic preparations

    A key trial run at Gold Coast on Tuesday morning and forecast inclement weather are providing added challenges for Magic Millions Classic prospect Cusack. Cranbourne-based co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are eagerly awaiting what the weather overnight on the Gold Coast will bring as their two-year-old colt Cusack is… Read More »

     
  • John Moloney bypasses Magic Millions races for Caulfield

    Trainer John Moloney has decided to bypass the rich Magic Millions prize money on offer to stay at home with his filly Scorched Earth. The last start Flemington winner is set to tackle older horses in Benchmark 84 grade race over 1100m at Caulfield on Saturday. Moloney said there was not enough positives… Read More »

     
  • Victoria Derby winner preparing for autumn return

    Victoria Derby winner Hitotsu is in the early stages of a preparation that is expected to see the colt run first-up in the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained three-year-old is in the leading trainers’ Ballarat stable going through a slow build-up. Eustace said Hitotsu had had three weeks in the paddock following… Read More »

     
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – January 1st Edition

    Special K earned himself a potential slice of history, a former American mare continued her winning ways while in the Perth Cup, it was Peters Investments to the fore in another feature. All that and more in this weeks edition of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. KEY NEWS:… Read More »

     
  • Midnight Blue wins the Perth Cup

    Owner Bob Peters has recorded his tenth win in the Group Two Perth Cup following the win of Midnight Blue. The Grant and Alana trained son of So You Think sat three wide throughout but was able to put a big enough gap on his rivals at the 200m mark… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 

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