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Horse Racing News

  • Attrition eyeing All-Star Mile call up

    An invitation to contest the All-Star Mile will be up for grabs for six of the runners in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. With Mr Brightside and Buffalo River already given invites into the All-Star Mile at Caulfield on March 16, the remaining six horses will vie for a ‘wildcard’ in Saturday’s… Read More »

     
  • Benedetta primed for first-up G1 assault in Oakleigh Plate

    If smooth sailing is anything to go by, then Benedetta is set to give Jason Warren victory in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. Warren said Benedetta has had a faultless preparation leading up to the Group 1 sprint over 1100m on Saturday which was topped off by a nice draw of gate… Read More »

     
  • Pride pair facing different challenges in Millie Fox Stakes

    An extended spell in the Queensland sunshine is being pinpointed as a career turning point for late-blossoming mare Lekvarte and trainer Joe Pride is convinced she can continue her trajectory into the autumn. One of the form horses of the summer, Lekvarte strung together a three-race winning sequence, culminating in an impressive… Read More »

     
  • Two for the notebook from Ipswich

    They were both only shedding their Maiden tickets, but the efforts of two fillies … the David Vandyke trained Moszur and the Tony Gollan trained Torabella … at Ipswich on Wednesday are well worth noting. Moszur was second up in his fourth career start and, importantly, the daughter of Churchill… Read More »

     
  • Russian Alliance back in action at Doomben

    The Kevin Kemp trained Whiskey Dream played his part in what could be a very satisfying week for his trainer when he claimed a third successive win at the midweek meeting at Ipswich on Wednesday, a sequence which has kept the son of Dream Ahead unbeaten in the three races… Read More »

     
  • Blue Diamond Stakes foaling dates, do they matter?

    If you looked at the birth dates of Tony Mcevoy’s two guaranteed starters in Saturday’s Blue Diamond Stakes, you’d expect him to say Dublin Down was destined for the $2 million Group 1 and Rue De Royale was the surprise packet. The McEvoy pair are at the opposite ends of the age… Read More »

     
  • Grahame Begg pair shine in Sandown gallop

    Grahame Begg has taken advantage of race day atmosphere with two of his mares who are about to embark on their autumn campaigns. Magic Time, ridden by Michael Dee, and Cinderella Days, under Blake Shinn, worked between races at Sandown on Wednesday, galloping over 900m, quickening up over the final 600m…. Read More »

     
  • Linebacker gets the ball rolling at Hawkesbury

    In a case of third time lucky, John O’Shea’s highly touted youngster Linebacker has underlined his autumn carnival potential with a stunning debut win at Hawkesbury. The colt had been slated to kick off his career twice before, making it all the way to the barriers at Warwick Farm on February… Read More »

     
  • Mr Brightside after another Caulfield feature

    The Lindsay Park operation of Ben,Will and JD Hayes are sticking to their plans with Mr Brightside in their chase of a second All Star Mile victory. Mr Brightside heads to the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, looking to maintain a perfect record over that trip at… Read More »

     
  • Hobartville Stakes dual test for emerging Ceolwulf

    The Hobartville Stakes will be a pivotal race for promising three-year-old Ceolwulf as trainer Joseph Pride searches for clarity on two fronts. Not only is Pride keen to narrow down the horse’s ideal distance range, he is also wanting to see a performance that warrants keeping Ceolwulf a colt. “He is going to… Read More »

     
  • Silver lining for Golden Slipper hopefuls

    Recent history has stamped the Silver Slipper as a key Golden Slipper form guide and with a select field stepping out this year, it is again shaping to be a critical pointer. Of the past 10 winners, three have gone on to capture the Golden Slipper (Farnan, She Will Reign… Read More »

     
  • Team Snowden take Oakleigh Plate gamble

    The Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield is one of the toughest sprint races run in Australia with the pressure on from the outset. The 1100m Group 1 sprint on Saturday is a race Peter and Paul Snowden have won previously with Russian Revolution and the Sydney trainers are back again with… Read More »

     
  • Weather key to Melbourne Cup winners return

    The weather could be the deciding factor on whether Gold Trip makes his reappearance at Caulfield in preparation for the Australian Cup. The Melbourne Cup winner features among entries for the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) on Saturday, which, if he starts, may be his solitary outing ahead of the… Read More »

     
  • Fukubana to blossom in Hobartville Stakes

    Fukubana will be given his chance at Group level having won two of four starts to date, successful at $1.40 in a three-year-old handicap at Doomben last start and Matthew Dunn believes he can acquit himself well in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m). A son of Dundeel, Dunn expects Fukubana to… Read More »

     
  • Coleman draws favourably in Blue Diamond Stakes

    Trainer Matt Laurie is counting down the sleeps to the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes after his colt secured a favourable barrier draw in the race at Caulfield. Coleman has barrier seven in the 18-horse field that includes two emergencies and was the $4.60 favourite for Saturday’s 1200m dash after Tuesday’s draw…. Read More »

     
  • Skew Wiff ready for Oakleigh Plate assault

    A trip to Caulfield for a pre-Oakleigh Plate gallop was precisely what the Te Akau Racing team wanted to see from Skew Wiff. The Mark Walker-trained mare will run first-up in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday and was taken to the course for a confidence… Read More »

     
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  • Gai Waterhouse slams potential Sandown sale

    In a vehement critique of the potential sale of Sandown Racecourse, legendary horse trainer Gai Waterhouse has labelled the action a “disgrace” emphasising the peril of disposing of key racing assets. Waterhouse, renowned for her insightful perspectives on the racing industry, asserted, “You shouldn’t be selling your core assets. I… Read More »

     
  • Channel 9 secures broadcast rights for Melbourne Cup Carnival

    In a landmark move for Australian horse racing, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Tabcorp, and broadcaster Nine have forged a pioneering broadcast, media, and sponsorship alliance for the Melbourne Cup Carnival spanning 2024 to 2029. This historic deal, speculated to be worth as much as $80 million, aims to significantly… Read More »

     
  • Lindsay Park’s leaving it late with Bold Bastille

    The Blue Diamond Stakes field will be finalised in less than 24 hours, but Lindsay Park still does not know whether its filly who was one-time favourite will be a part of it. Bold Bastille’s Blue Diamond fate will be determined via a Tuesday morning track gallop, just a few… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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