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  • Ryan Maloney kicks clear in Brisbane Jockey Premiership

    While anybody who knows him will understand that Jim Byrne will never give up on anything, the chances of him adding another Brisbane Jockey’s Championship to his distinguished career diminished further yesterday at Eagle Farm where premiership leader Ryan Maloney added another winner to his tally to move seven winners… Read More »

     
  • Eagle Farm track situation back under scrutiny

    The serious expressions on the faces of trainers as they filed into a private meeting at Eagle Farm after the last race on Wednesday told its own story. While it was a closed meeting, the fact that Eagle Farm’s offering for Wednesday’s midweek, metropolitan meeting was a mere six races… Read More »

     
  • Trainers fail to overturn race free week in Victoria

    As more trainers become vocal in their opposition to Racing Victoria’s race-free week next week, the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has attempted to get Racing Victoria to re-think their decision, but they came up empty after their late push for a change to next week’s racing schedule was rejected. ATA… Read More »

     
  • Boom NZ galloper set for comeback from injury

    Catalyst, the well performed Darci Brahma gelding who won six out of ten starts for trainer Clayton Chipperfield before pulling up lame in the Group 2 Shorts at Randwick back on September 9, 2020 (in a race won by Classique Legend) has pleased his new trainer Tony Pike in preparation… Read More »

     
  • Exciting SA sprinter dies in training accident

    Exciting South Australian sprinter Garner has sadly passed away in a training accident. The Gordon Richards trained Garner was sadly euthanised following a track accident on Wednesday. Garner a Listed winner in South Australia had competed at the highest level in Melbourne with a Group Two placing in the Rubiton… Read More »

     
  • Barbie’s Fox breaks long run of outs at Sandown

    Barbie’s Fox has relished the heavy track at Sandown to break through for a long overdue victory. The Louise Bonella-trained mare registered her first win in 437 days when taking out the Ladbrokes Switch Handicap (1600m) on Wednesday. The previous time Barbie’s Fox scored was at Caulfield in May last year,… Read More »

     
  • Godolphin unveils spring contenders at Kensington

    James Cummings has bought up an early double at Kensington on Wednesday with two impressive juveniles. Brigantine and Laurelin were Godolphin’s only two runners on Wednesday’s program and both showed the potential to be spring contenders in their wins. Brigantine was the first emergency when acceptances were released, but he made the field… Read More »

     
  • In-form sprinter heads odds in the Bolton Sprint

    The in form Nerodio is favourite with Sportsbet.com.au for the feature race at Belmont this Saturday, the HG Bolton Sprint (1200m). The gelding has won his past three, the latest coming two weeks ago in the Beaufine over 1000m, with 1200m seemingly no issue on prior form. Opened $3.20 and… Read More »

     
  • Wide draw no barrier for Sharp Response at Sandown

    What Sharp Response may lack in size, he makes up for it with courage. The Julius Sandhu-trained two-year-old won his second race on Wednesday, taking out the Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Handicap (1300m) at Sandown. Sharp Response had to do it the hard way, jumping from the widest barrier in the 15-horse… Read More »

     
  • Gayna Williams trio ready to fire in the Highway

    Bathurst-based Gayna Williams will send a trio of chances to Rosehill on Saturday to contest the Tab Highway Plate (1500m). Tags, Zoo Station and Bondi Blue will make the trip to Sydney and all three have the ability to win on Saturday. The most interesting runner is Tags, a rising four-year-old gelding… Read More »

     
  • Racing to continue in South Australia amid COVID lockdown

    With South Australia thrown into a state-wide COVID lockdown, Racing SA worked late into the night to persuade Government officials that racing participants are authorised workers. It means racing can continue in SA, although the timing of the announcement was too late to resurrect the Gawler meeting set down for Wednesday. SA… Read More »

     
  • Sansom set for spring return in the Bletchingly Stakes

    Phillip Stokes has spent the build-up for the racing return of Sansom on getting the gelding to relax. That work will be on display when the rising five-year-old contests the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. In Sansom’s 20 starts to date, that has netted eight wins, Stokes is… Read More »

     
  • Martin Allan holds hopes on stable debutant

    Ascot trainer Martin Allan has high hopes new stable addition Takemehometonight can get off to a flying start in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Maiden (1000m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The I’m All The Talk filly makes her debut for Allan after six starts for previous trainer Justin Warwick and… Read More »

     
  • Jockey Laura Lafferty set for return to race riding

    In welcome news, jockey Laura Lafferty has been cleared to resume race riding from July 31. Lafferty has been sidelined for more than a month following injuries sustained in a serious fall during the Swan Hill Carnival in mid-June. While Lafferty was lucky to escape with no broken bones, the… Read More »

     
  • Trainers rallying against race free week

    Michael Kent Jnr is the latest in what is becoming a fairly long line of Victorian trainers to register both his disappointment and concern at Racing Victoria’s decision to schedule a race-free week from Monday July 26 to Friday July 30. The volume of criticism has been turned up as… Read More »

     
  • New sectional timing system for Melbourne racing

    A new sectional timing system will be introduced onto metropolitan tracks in Victoria in time for the Melbourne Spring Carnival. The Trakus timing system that has been in place at Caulfield, Flemington and The Valley is to be replaced by triplSdata, who together with Champion Data will deliver enhanced sectional timing and… Read More »

     
  • Trainers quick to set new targets for $2m The Invitation

    The Invitation, a new $2 million race for Fillies and Mares which was only announced by Racing NSW at the end of last week, is already starting to have an influence on trainers and owner’s consideration of their race program for any well performed fillies and mares they have in… Read More »

     
  • A look at the Bolton Sprint at Belmont

    eature racing for the 2020-21 season draws to a close this Saturday with the running of the Listed Bolton Sprint at Belmont Park. Below is a snapshot of the races’ history. BOLTON SPRINT OVERVIEW The H.G.Bolton Sprint, a 1200m Listed race, was named in honour of Harry Bolton, who was… Read More »

     
  • Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup favourite on the move

    Ruling Caulfield and Melbourne Cups favourite Incentivise is expected to travel by road to Victoria to join the stable of Peter Moody. Back after a break with Toowoomba trainer Steve Tregea, it was hoped Incentivise would be flown to Melbourne, but with plane travel too difficult at this COVID time, it will… Read More »

     
  • Secret Blaze to resume from long lay-off in the Bletchingly Stakes

    The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained Secret Blaze will make a long-overdue return to racing in a sprint race at Caulfield. Once considered an Adelaide Cup prospect, Secret Blaze is set to run first-up following a bowed tendon in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) on Saturday. Secret Blaze has not raced since… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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