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  • First positive detected for synthetic blood agent

    Australia is among the jurisdictions maintaining vigilance in testing for substances such as the synthetic blood agent known as ITPP. A French laboratory has detected the first positive result in a racehorse to ITPP, or myo-inositol trispyrophosphate. The substance was detected in a urine sample from Akoya, the winner of… Read More »

     
  • Decision soon on Danny Nikolic application

    A decision is expected within a fortnight whether former jockey Danny Nikolic can resume riding in Queensland. Nikolic applied for a Queensland provincial class licence just before Christmas and the matter was adjourned until the new year. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission licensing division has collected submissions on the application,… Read More »

     
  • Carrington Stakes start pending for Crack Me Up

    A decision whether Carrington Stakes topweight Crack Me Up runs at Randwick or the Sunshine Coast has yet to be made. The 2017 Villiers Stakes winner has had two starts after being sidelined for 12 months, including a close fifth in the Group Three George Moore Stakes, finishing less than half a… Read More »

     
  • Small but Quality Field for Australia Stakes

    Five individual Group One winners are set to clash in the Group Two Australia Stakes at The Valley, which has attracted a field of nine. Multiple Group One winner Hey Doc is the early favourite for Friday night’s Australia Stakes, which also includes fellow elite-level winners Scales Of Justice, Begood… Read More »

     
  • Karaka Million Classic before Australia for talented colt

    Talented colt Harlech will have what is likely to be his last start in New Zealand this season when he lines up in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic at Ellerslie. The Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard-trained three-year-old is set for a freshen-up after Saturday’s rich feature over 1600m, having won… Read More »

     
  • All Star Mile, Australian Guineas in Alligator Blood’s sights

    Trainer David Vandyke has confirmed star Queensland three-year-old Alligator Blood will press on to a Melbourne campaign, with the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile both targets. Alligator Blood will have his next run in the Group Three CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 15, two weeks before the… Read More »

     
  • Baylee Nothdurf’s claim a boost for Tarzan

    Trainer Stuart Kendrick has reverted to using claiming apprentice Baylee Nothdurft on track specialist Tarzan, who heads the stable’s strong team at the Sunshine Coast. Kendrick is well on his way to winning his seventh Sunshine Coast trainers premiership with 29 winners, 17 in front of Tony Gollan after six… Read More »

     
  • Queen Kay could prove to be a Golden Slipper horse

    Impressive filly Queen Kay can confirm a Sydney autumn carnival campaign if she races well at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Queen Kay will head a strong team from the Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership when she runs in the $125,000 Sunshine Coast Two Year Old Classic (1200m). The… Read More »

     
  • Star Missile in pole position for All Star Mile spot

    Four-year-old gelding Star Missile is in a good position in early polling for a spot in the rich All-Star Mile at Caulfield. Voting for this year’s $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) on March 14 opened last week and the Greg Eurell-trained Star Missile, who has a large group of owners… Read More »

     
  • Carrington Stakes or Sunshine Coast Cup for some horses

    Crack Me Up and Wu Gok are equal topweights with 59kg for the Carrington Stakes at Randwick with both also in the mix for the Sunshine Coast Cup in Queensland. The Toby and Trent Edmonds-trained Crack Me Up is also equal topweight in the Sunshine Coast Cup with 60kg. Both… Read More »

     
  • Streets Of Avalon to resume in John Dillon Stakes

    After shelving thoughts to campaign Streets Of Avalon in Dubai, trainer Shane Nichols has turned his attention to a Melbourne summer and autumn preparation. That begins in Saturday’s Listed John Dillon Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Nichols also nominated Streets Of Avalon for Friday night’s Group Two Australia Stakes (1200m) at… Read More »

     
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  • Leading Australian sire forced to retire

    Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt has been retired from active duty and is under veterinary care for pulmonary disease. The stud said the 18-year-old had shown no improvement despite ongoing treatment. “He suffers respiratory compromise at rest and even short periods of hand walking exacerbate this,” Arrowfield boss John… Read More »

     
  • Greg Eurell to test Australian Guineas hopeful

    Greg Eurell has nominated Paris Pike for the upcoming Australian Guineas and the trainer will get a better guide on those aspirations when the colt chases a maiden win at Sandown. Paris Pike did his best work late when second in a 1200m-maiden on the Pakenham Synthetic track on debut… Read More »

     
  • Racing Queensland makes race coverage a TV deal priority

    Racing Queensland has prioritised an improved nationwide television coverage in its negotiations for a new media rights deal. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has also urged that whoever wins the media rights provides an increased coverage of Queensland races. The media rights involve television coverage of Queensland racing with Sky Channel… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Nature Strip wins star studded trial easily

    Triple Group One winner Nature Strip has cruised to a barrier trial win at Warwick Farm as he ramps up preparations for his return. Nature Strip easily led Tuesday’s 900m-heat on the course proper and went to the line hard-held under James McDonald. White Moss was second throughout and just… Read More »

     
  • Nominations announced for Flemington G1s

    Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare features among nominations for the $1.5 million Australian Cup at Flemington while dual winner Harlem is also entered. Nominations for three feature Group One races at Flemington were released on Monday, with the weight-for-age Australian Cup (2000m) on March 7 attracting 67 nominations with… Read More »

     
  • Sunlight back in training after surgery

    Sunlight will not be ready to defend the Newmarket Handicap but the star sprinting mare is still being aimed at Royal Ascot after an off-season injury setback which required surgery. Four-year-old Sunlight suffered a chip to the outside of a splint bone in a hind leg in a spelling paddock… Read More »

     
  • Superium out to rebound in Carrington Stakes

    Joe Pride will try to salvage Superium’s campaign after his enforced scratching from a major summer target. Superium was withdrawn from the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast last Saturday week when Queensland veterinary stewards ruled on race eve his action was not satisfactory. The decision rankled… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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