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  • Our Boy Nicholas ready for distance test

    Trainer Toby Edmonds will take the advice of two of Australia’s best jockeys and test Our Boy Nicholas over 2200 metres at Doomben. Our Boy Nicholas will tackle Saturday’s Girls Day Out Handicap after two midfield finishes behind top mare Tinto in 1800m-feature races at the Gold Coast. Melbourne’s Dwayne […]

     
  • Dunn expects another premiership battle

    Having come close to winning his first Melbourne premiership last season, jockey Dwayne Dunn has put himself in a position to challenge once again. At the halfway mark of 2015/16, Dunn has a slender lead in the title race over reigning premier Damien Oliver. Last season’s premiership went down to […]

     
  • Liberation to miss Doomben for Coast

    Short-priced favourite Liberation will miss the Doomben meeting and tackle open company in the $100,000 Listed Sunshine Coast Cup. Liberation was at $2.20 for Saturday’s Benchmark 75 race at Doomben but is at double figure odds for the Cup which was transferred to Sunday after being washed out earlier this […]

     
  • Inquiry into undetectable substance

    An interesting inquiry will take place in WA with trainer Ben Owen charged of administering his horse Rhino’s Lad on 13/12/2015 despite the horse returning a negative to a post race sample. The substance in question is Nitrolingual Spray which is used to widening blood vessels. More: Interesting inquiry over […]

     
  • Group One winners to trial at Randwick

    Cox Plate winner Winx headlines a talent-laden barrier trial session at Randwick featuring some of Sydney’s highest-profile horses. The mare will line up in an 830m heat which also contains Chris Waller-trained stablemates Boban, Royal Descent and Amicus. Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me ramps up her Sydney autumn carnival […]

     
  • Slipper still on radar for over 300 babies

    More than 300 horses remain in contention for a Golden Slipper start, 34 of them from the Hawkes Racing stable. Second acceptances for the world’s richest two-year-old race closed this week with 304 youngsters maintaining their place, a significant increase on the 170 still alive at the corresponding stage last […]

     
  • Dunn happy with Headwater ahead of return

    Top jockey Dwayne Dunn claims Headwater is showing all the signs that he’s back to his best after a winless spring campaign. But that will be put to the test when the colt resumes in Saturday’s Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington. Headwater emerged as a top-line juvenile last season […]

     
  • Trial star Defcon on notice in Canonbury

    The Snowden stable isn’t downplaying the barrier trial hype surrounding Rosehill first starter Defcon. But father-and-son training partners Peter and Paul are putting the onus on the two-year-old to deliver on his promise in Saturday’s Group Three Canonbury Stakes. “It’s up to the horse now,” Paul Snowden said. “He’s trialled […]

     
  • River Lad back in Expressway Stakes arena

    Inheriting a Group One winner during the twilight of its career is a challenge that sits comfortably with River Lad’s new trainer Kris Lees. Not much phases the Newcastle horseman who recently added the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap winner to his stable after the horse spent most of its career in […]

     
  • Popular Aus racehorse Intergaze dead at 22

    Intergaze, best remembered as the horse which beat Octagonal in the crowd favourite’s farewell race, has died aged 22. In a career spanning five seasons, Intergaze won 12 races and more than $3.7 million prize money. The 1997 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will go down as the most famous of Intergaze’s […]