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Horse Racing News in Australia

  • Tarzino has easy trial at Geelong

    Trainer Mick Price is convinced everything is on track for Tarzino’s Australian Derby campaign despite the colt finishing at the tail of the field in a barrier trial at Geelong. Monday’s trials were switched from the turf to the synthetic track and Victoria Derby winner Tarzino went around at the […]

  • Hell Of An Effort aiming for third win

    The Peter Moody-trained Hell Of An Effort will be out to continue an unbeaten start to his career when he runs for the first time in more than a month at Caulfield. Hell Of An Effort won at Geelong on debut in December before heading to town and impressing with […]

  • Grand Proposal travels another highway

    Grand Proposal has the distinction of winning the inaugural Highway Handicap and will be out to claim another as her lead-up to the Country Championships. The Neville Layt-trained mare is one of 28 nominations for Saturday’s 1200m-race at Randwick restricted to country horses. After her win on October 17, Grand […]

  • Munce to defend his apprentice over ban

    Trainer Chris Munce will vigorously defend his apprentice Michael Murphy in his appeal against a three-week suspension for a handling offence. The former champion jockey said he would appear for Murphy to fight the ban. Murphy is the up-and-coming apprentice on Queensland’s provincial and country circuit having ridden 28 winners […]

  • Bookmaker Colin Tidy dies aged 73

    Popular Sydney rails bookmaker Col Tidy has died after a long illness, a day before his 74th birthday. Tidy scaled back his operation several years ago because of ill health and officially retired from the ring in 2011 when his eyesight failed. He had been in the Prince of Wales […]

  • Jockey change for boom colt

    Boom colt Defcon will have a jockey change when he contests the 2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) with Blake Shinn booked to take the ride. Heading to Caulfield on the 13th to ride @SnowdenRacing1 Defcon in Diamond Prelude. Available for rides, pls contact my agent, Bryan Haskins — Blake Shinn […]

  • Bookmaker Colin Tidy dies in Sydney

    Popular Sydney bookmaker Col Tidy has died in Sydney after a long illness. Tidy retired from the betting ring five years ago when his eyesight failed. He was also a well-known owner and breeder with multiple Group One winning sprinter Zeditave and his daughter Ruffles among his best performed horses.

  • Timeless Prince a stakes winner on protest

    Much-travelled Gosford sprinter Timeless Prince has claimed his first stakes success, winning the race in the stewards’ room. In a three-way finish to Sunday’s $100,000 Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m), Pillar of Creation ($7) crossed the line just ahead of Timeless Prince ($4) and Mischievous Devil ($21). Paul Hammersley, who […]

  • Zamzam emerges as Blue Diamond contender

    Regally bred filly Zamzam is as short as $13 for the Blue Diamond Stakes after her impressive win at Moonee Valley. Trainers David Hayes and Tom Dabernig bypassed the Blue Diamond Previews earlier last week, instead taking her to a lesser race on Friday night. By Redoute’s Choice out of […]

  • Godolphin pair in Rosehill barrier trial

    Group One-winning stablemates Complacent and Magic Hurricane will continue their preparations in a barrier trial at Rosehill. The Godolphin pair will get first use of the grass on Monday with the track recovering from a deluge on Saturday which forced the cancellation of the final two races. The 1030m-heat is […]