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Horse Racing News in Australia

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  • Freedman keen to get black type with mare

    Trainer Lee Freedman has black type on his mind for Hazard after the mare’s victory at Caulfield. The Group Three Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 16 has been pencilled in as Hazard’s next assignment with the Group One Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the Gold Coast next month […]

     
  • Hawkesbury meeting off on safety grounds

    Hawkesbury’s $1 million meeting has been called off after jockeys declared the track unsafe for racing. Jockeys who rode in the first race met with stewards after a horse broke down in the home straight. The meeting resulted in a 25-minute track inspection involving stewards and 10 jockeys before the […]

     
  • Hawkesbury races called off after one race

    The Hawkesbury race meeting has been called off after one race with jockeys concerned about a section of the track. Christian Reith’s mount, Proper Madam, broke down in the first race prompting a second inspection of the track which has been hit by rain this week. Steward Marc Van Gestel […]

     
  • Big race double to Glen Boss at Wagga

    Jockey Glen Boss has won the two big features on the second day of the Wagga Wagga carnival, steering Statton to win the Guineas and Landlocked to claim the Gold Cup. Landlocked’s emotional trainer Joe Cleary said the gelding was his favourite horse. “I knew I had him spot-on,” Cleary […]

     
  • New equipment will test for 8000 drugs

    Racing NSW will be able to screen for 8000 types of drugs in one swab with a $1.5 million investment in new equipment. The current equipment can test for 1000 drugs but the analyst must stipulate which drugs to look for beforehand. The new equipment tests for 8000 types of […]

     
  • Dean Watt loses appeal over fine

    Racehorse syndicator Dean Watt and his son Adam have lost their latest appeals over improper conduct convictions and been ordered to pay almost $20,000 in costs in addition to their respective fines of $15,000 and $5,000. Dean Watt, who is the head of Dynamic Syndications, and his son who works […]

     
  • Mick Kent apprentices off overseas

    Victorian rider Ben Thompson will represent Australia in an apprentices only race in the United States. The 18-year-old will follow in the footsteps of Regan Bayliss and Josh Cartwright when he contests the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship in Kentucky on May 17. He will ride a purebred […]

     
  • Hawkesbury heavy but will go ahead

    The feature meeting at Hawkesbury will go ahead on a heavy track with another inspection of the surface on race morning. The track was rated a heavy 9 on Friday afternoon with rain forecast overnight but stewards said there were no safety concerns. Hawkesbury, north west of Sydney, hosts NSW’s […]

     
  • Jusufovic reaping the rewards of hard work

    Enver Jusufovic is a hard task master when it comes to assessing not only his horses but also his own performance. With 15 horses in work and 30 on his books, Jusufovic may not be in Victoria’s upper echelon of trainers but is always striving to better himself. A decision […]

     
  • Carey pair on trial for Gr1 SA Derby start

    Two of Pat Carey’s promising three-year-olds will be on trial for a South Australian Derby start when they run at Caulfield. All I Survey and Spur On Gold’s performances in the Terminus Hotel Healesville Plate (2000m) on Saturday will determine whether they run in the Group One South Australian Derby […]