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Horse Racing News in Australia

  • Waller doubles up for Emirates Stakes bid

    The Victoria Derby win by Preferment was a milestone for trainer Chris Waller who is much more familiar with the Emirates Stakes, Waller is two-handed in his pursuit of a third victory in four years in Saturday’s Group One 1600m handicap at Flemington. His leading contender, Bull Point, is Group… Read More »

     
  • Kiwi racing mourns warhorse Rough Habit

    Outstanding 1990s galloper Rough Habit, a New Zealand horse who became a cult hero in Queensland, is dead at the age of 28. The winner of nearly $NZ5.2 million was euthanised at his retirement home of Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge, where he has starred in horse shows for the last 15… Read More »

     
  • Bowman’s ledger squared up in G1 VRC Oaks

    Hugh Bowman has salvaged his spring carnival with a Group One victory aboard Set Square in the VRC Oaks at Flemington. But a few things had to fall into place for it to happen. The leading Sydney jockey missed several major meetings with a suspension for improper riding aboard the… Read More »

     
  • Set Square wins the Group One VRC Oaks

    Set Square has capped a meteoric rise with a fine staying performance to win the Group One VRC Oaks at Flemington. Trainer by Ciaron Maher, the filly was having just her fourth start and only earned her place in the field when connections paid a late entry fee to run…. Read More »

     
  • Sydney trainer in Melbourne breakthrough

    Warwick Farm-based trainer David Pfieffer celebrated a Melbourne breakthrough when Atmospherical won at Flemington. Ridden by James McDonald, Atmospherical ($4.60) scored by 1-1/2 lengths from Consorting ($17) with Straight Gold ($12) a length away third in the Dilmah Earl Grey Stakes. Atmospherical was Pfieffer’s third Flemington runner and his fifth… Read More »

     
  • Vain Queen back to best on straight course

    For the first time in her 12-start career, Vain Queen was not the favourite when she went onto the track for the Group Three Mumm Stakes at Flemington. But it didn’t stop the straight track specialist from posting her seventh career win, downing $4.60 top pick Bounding by a comprehensive… Read More »

     
  • Sandown Guineas goal for Petrology

    A victory at Flemington on VRC Oaks day might have saved Petrology from the unkindest cut of all. Trainer David Hayes believes the horse can develop into a classy galloper if he’s gelded, but after he became a stakeswinner on Thursday connections might vote to keep him intact. Ridden by… Read More »

     
  • Draw adds spice to classy Classic field

    Contrasting barrier draws for two of the country’s fastest horses, Buffering and Lankan Rupee, could pose a tactical conundrum in Saturday’s Group One Darley Classic at Flemington. The pair has the potential to split the straight-track race into two divisions, or bring the elite field thundering together down the centre… Read More »

     
  • Grey power rules for Secret Toy Bizness

    It might not carry Group status but the greys’ race at Flemington has prestige attached, especially for the connections of the latest winner Secret Toy Bizness. Trained by John Ledger and his son Chris at Wangaratta for a group of patient and enthusiastic owners, Secret Toy Bizness ($12) took the… Read More »

     
  • Onemorezeta beefs up Lees’ autumn stable

    Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is building an impressive team for the Sydney autumn carnival. Lees will welcome Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist to his stable and also has the smart mare Lucia Valentina in his care. And Onemorezeta can be added to his autumn chances following her victory in the Group… Read More »

     
  • Williams Hooked on Emirates Stakes mount

    Spring pickings have been lean for Craig Williams but he hopes to end the Melbourne Cup carnival on a high in the Emirates Stakes. Williams rides the John Thompson-trained Hooked in the final Group One race of the carnival while earlier in the day he partners Rebel Dane in the… Read More »

     
  • Cup week could take on Moore significance

    Forty-five years ago, Gary Moore was a teenager still buzzing with the thrill of riding in his first Melbourne Cup. The son of champion jockey George, Moore was one half of the first father-son combination to go head-to-head in the famous race, a feat mirrored by Glyn and Chad Schofield… Read More »

     
  • Rodd, Thompson reunite for Flemington win

    An old firm renewed acquaintances to win the opening race at Flemington on VRC Oaks day. Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michael Rodd and Wodonga-based trainer Sylvia Thompson joined forces to take out the 7news Plate (1700m). Supported from $21 to $18, Allelu scored by a short-neck from Miss Maggiebeel ($11) with… Read More »

     
  • Sarisara on track to impress at Doomben

    A solid jump-out by Sarisara has convinced trainer Rex Lipp the filly is back to near her best for a return to racing at Doomben. Sarisara, who is raced similar interests to outstanding sprinters Temple Of Boom and Spirit Of Boom, was one of the unlucky runners during the Brisbane… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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