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Horse Racing News in Australia

  • Thunder Lady could mix it with the boys

    If John Sargent is happy with her lead-up gallop, Thunder Lady will take on a stellar field of colts and geldings in the Hobartville Stakes. The VRC Oaks runner-up is the lone filly among the entries for Saturday’s Group Two race at Rosehill which features four Group One winners – […]

  • Newitt excited to get back on Lankan Rupee

    Craig Newitt has kept tabs on Lankan Rupee’s Lightning Stakes build-up from afar and is looking forward to reuniting with Australia’s reigning Horse of the Year. Fresh from his first Singapore Group race win on Sunday, Newitt will fly into Melbourne to ride Lankan Rupee when the world’s equal highest-rated […]

  • Famous Seamus tunes up in trial

    While the attention is on the return of Lankan Rupee, a horse which almost beat him in the Manikato Stakes has had a low-key barrier trial at Hawkesbury. Famous Seamus finished third in the Group One sprint at Moonee Valley last October, beaten a short head and a nose in […]

  • Dunn’s G1 Lightning hopes hinge on appeal

    Dwayne Dunn’s hopes of riding exciting sprinter Deep Field in Group One Lightning Stakes will be decided on Wednesday. Dunn has appealed the severity of an eight-meeting careless riding suspension and needs the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board to shave at least one meeting off to allow him to keep […]

  • Fontiton favourite to sweep Diamond series

    Fontiton is poised the complete a rare feat in the Blue Diamond Stakes after confirming favouritism for the $1 million race with her win in the Fillies’ Prelude. The Robert Smerdon-trained two-year-old will become just the fifth horse to complete a clean sweep of their respective Blue Diamond series races […]

  • Star colts to line up in Hobartville

    A decision whether Preferment takes his place alongside fellow Group One winners Hallowed Crown and Shooting To Win in the Hobartville Stakes will be made late in the week. The Victoria Derby winner has had two barrier trials ahead of a campaign aimed at enhancing his Group One record. Trainer […]

  • Lankan Rupee primed for Lightning return

    In Craig Newitt’s absence, Dale Smith has been doing the hard yards on star sprinter Lankan Rupee and is convinced he is ready to win the Lightning Stakes. Singapore-based Newitt will fly back to Melbourne to continue his association with the world’s equal top-ranked sprinter in Saturday’s 1000m feature at […]

  • Bel Sprinter set for Oakleigh Plate return

    Jason Warren believes Bel Sprinter still has what it takes to win another Group One and the trainer has the Oakleigh Plate in his sights. The winner of the 2013 Galaxy, Bel Sprinter’s career has been one of ups and downs, mainly because of his barrier habits. The seven-year-old gets […]

  • Cox Plate winner Adelaide ready for trial

    Hugh Bowman will take the reins on Cox Plate winner Adelaide in a barrier trial but the association may be brief. Pending international commitments and the horse’s program, Englishman Ryan Moore will have first call on race day. Moore was aboard when the four-year-old made history as the first overseas-trained […]

  • Rudy ticking over ahead of Doncaster bid

    Doncaster Mile contender Rudy will have a jump-out on his home track at the Gold Coast in preparation for a return to Sydney. Trained by Helen Page, Rudy earned a guaranteed start in the $3 million Doncaster (1600m) in April 4 with his win in the Villiers Stakes over the […]