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  • Butler pledges to win weight battle

    Jockey Ashley Butler has committed to addressing his weight issues after producing a superb ride to win aboard Dunlap at Eagle Farm on Wednesday. Butler gave Dunlap the run of the race behind the leader before getting a rails split in the straight to take out the Quest Breakfast Creek […]

  • Achievements poised for Brisbane return

    Tough galloper Achievements has recovered from a virus and earned himself another crack at metropolitan racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Achievements will be having his first start in Brisbane since January when he tackles the Desleigh Forster Racing Open Handicap (1400m). The six-year-old has been in largely consistent form […]

  • Van Percy stakes Melbourne Cup claims

    Van Percy has taken another step towards a Melbourne spring campaign with victory at the Goodwood carnival. Australian company OTI has bought a major share in the Andrew Balding-trained Van Percy with the Melbourne Cup in mind. Racing over 2800 metres in Tuesday’s Summer Handicap, Van Percy got the better […]

  • Adelaide filly boosts Oliver’s Valley book

    The booking of Damien Oliver shows Adelaide trainer Richard Jolly will mean business when he brings Cool Hero to Moonee Valley. Oliver will ride in Melbourne for the first time since early June when he hits the track at Moonee Valley on Saturday to fulfil a book that also includes […]

  • Nash Rawiller granted Hong Kong licence

    Leading jockey Nash Rawiller will extend his time riding overseas to include a Hong Kong stint. Riding in Japan since for the past month, Rawiller will take up a four-month Hong Kong contract from September 21. A three-time Sydney premiership winner, Rawiller will complete his commitments in Japan with trainer […]

  • Schofield to hitch spring ride with Maid

    Comeback jockey Chad Schofield won’t be giving up the ride on Golden Slipper placegetter Bring Me The Maid any time soon. Bring Me The Maid’s third to Mossfun was the culmination of a partnership that started with a Flemington win in March and also claimed the Group Two Magic Night […]

  • Shinn picks up plum Winter Challenge ride

    Blake Shinn has wasted no time securing important rides for his first week back in the saddle after an end-of-season suspension and overseas holiday. With Tye Angland booked for one of Chris Waller’s entries, Shinn has been confirmed as the rider for nominal Winter Challenge favourite Scream Machine at Rosehill […]

  • O’Shea runner a key for McDonald title bid

    The trainer who lured James McDonald to Australia could fittingly hold the key to the young jockey’s bid to claim sole ownership of the 2013-2014 the Sydney riders’ championship. McDonald has a share of the premiership lead with Nash Rawiller and he has been booked for four mounts going into […]

  • Moloney set to make return to the saddle

    Young jockey Patrick Moloney will have one goal when he resumes riding later this week. Moloney has missed the past four months after breaking both ankles in a fall that also cost him the Melbourne apprentices’ premiership. Moloney rode 23 winners to lead the apprentices’ title race until he crashed […]

  • Blinkers add spark to Headwater Country

    Trainer Liam Birchley’s gear experiment paid off with Headwater Country after the addition of blinkers saw the talented galloper score an impressive trial win at Doomben on Tuesday. Headwater Country scored an easy 1-1/4 length win over Golden Slipper placegetter Bring Me The Maid in an 850-metre trial. His time […]