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Horse Racing News in Australia

  • Qld under consideration for Turnitaround

    Various races are on the table for Turnitaround after the Warrnambool-trained galloper completed a winning hat-trick at Flemington. After victory in the Might And Power Handicap on Saturday, trainer Matthew Williams is faced with the choice of heading to Queensland for some winter warmth or staying in Melbourne for some… Read More »

     
  • Divine Chills gives owners a big thrill

    A fast-finishing win by Divine Chills at Flemington has provided a moment to remember for her excited owners, including trainer John Sadler’s daughter Kate. Divine Chills’ victory in Saturday’s National Hall Of Fame Handicap was also a milestone for apprentice Beau Mertens as he registered his first Flemington winner. Divine… Read More »

     
  • Chipanda breaks through for Rosehill win

    Chipanda’s win at Rosehill has been a confidence booster for her stable and more so for the filly. Saturday’s 2YO Plate (1200m) was hand picked by Godolphin as the ideal race to give Chipanda a positive experience. That almost looked as if it would come undone when Brenton Avdulla had… Read More »

     
  • Straturbo rediscovers top form at Doomben

    Much-travelled Sydney galloper Straturbo is likely to return to Brisbane for the Queensland Lightning next month after breaking through at Doomben. Straturbo ($5.50) had the run of the race before beating Wicked Intent ($3.90) by two lengths in the Listed Chief De Beers Handicap (1050m) on Saturday. Trainer Gary Portelli… Read More »

     
  • Winter break looms for 2YO Sebring Dream

    Bigger and better things await Sebring Dream after the filly shed her maiden tag with an easy win at Flemington. That’s an opinion shared by jockey Michael Walker and long-time Lindsay Park Melbourne foreman Gary Fennessy after the two-year-old scored in the Pat Hyland Plate (1400m) on Saturday. Sent out… Read More »

     
  • Members to decide racecourses’ fate

    The chairmen of two Melbourne racing clubs say it will be up to members to determine the future of their racecourses. There has been speculation on the future of Sandown and Moonee Valley racecourses as well as the long term future of training at Flemington and Caulfield. Melbourne Racing Club… Read More »

     
  • Leebaz Doomben Cup win can put sire in rare air

    The horse whose name is Zabeel spelled backwards can put his sire to the fore in the Doomben Cup. If Leebaz wins on Saturday, he will be a record-equalling 45th individual Group One winner produced by the late champion stallion. Ahead of the race, the Australasian record belongs to Zabeel’s… Read More »

     
  • Swacadelic thriving ahead of 3200m race

    The way imported stayer Swacadelic has come out of his Warrnambool Cup placing has convinced trainer Aaron Purcell to press on to an off-season staying feature at Flemington. Swacadelic returns to the scene of his most recent win when he runs in Saturday’s Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes. The German import… Read More »

     
  • Allen jumps at sprint chance at Flemington

    The versatility of Irish jockey John Allen goes on display again when he rides in a feature sprint race at Flemington. A day after riding three of Darren Weir’s horses in jumps trials at Cranbourne, Allen will ride Mirage in the Listed Straight Six on Saturday. It will be a… Read More »

     
  • Trainer banned for four years

    WA trainer Ben Owen has had his appeal against a four year ban dismissed at a hearing today. Owen was charged over the use of Nitrolingual spray on his horse Rhino’s Lad before a race in December last year in which the horse went on to win. Stewards were notified… Read More »

     
  • Turnitaround chasing third-straight win

    His name is Turnitaround, but trainer Matthew Williams doesn’t want the horse’s form to change. “Unless he’s going better again,” Williams said. Turnitaround has been in top form so far this preparation having won his past two starts and is among the leading chances in Saturday’s Might And Power Handicap… Read More »

     
  • Brian Cox facing 13 charges by stewards

    Country Victorian trainer Brian Cox is facing a lengthy ban if found guilty of charges relating to the administration of an anabolic steroid, his conduct towards a steward and animal cruelty. Racing Victoria stewards have issued 13 charges – four in the alternative – against the Wodonga-based Cox stemming from… Read More »

     
  • Holler pleases in Randwick barrier trial

    The lone Australian-trained entrant for Royal Ascot has been given a solid but not over-taxing hit-out in a Randwick barrier trial. Godolphin’s Holler finished a half length second to the Bjorn Baker-trained Encostonati in the 1050m heat on Friday. The colt’s mission will be the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) on… Read More »

     
  • Too Good To Refuse bids for Stradbroke Hcp

    Trainer Desleigh Forster is happy to accept responsibility for a Queensland win on Doomben Cup day. For the second week in a row, Forster looks to have the best chance among Brisbane’s trainers to win a Group race when Too Good To Refuse runs the Fred Best Classic. Too Good… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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