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Horse Racing News in Australia

  • Coroner delivers findings in jockey death

    Crossings should not be placed near winning posts on racetracks, the coroner investigating the death of jockey Simone Montgomerie has found. Montgomerie suffered fatal chest injuries when she fell from Riahgrand at the Darwin Cup meeting on August 5 last year. Coroner Greg Cavanagh said he was satisfied Riahgrand had […]

  • Gallop to determine Flirt direction

    A track gallop on Wednesday will determine whether impressive debut winner Murt The Flirt lines up at Sandown. Murt The Flirt will work the clockwise direction at Caulfield as a precursor to an intended trip to the Gold Coast. But if he shows trainer Brendan McCarthy he is not suited […]

  • NSW trainers call for review of rule

    A rule designed to improve horse welfare is having the opposite effect according to the NSW Trainers Association. From August 1, the Australian Racing Board extended the length of time for the pre-race administration of corticosteroids, widely used to ease joint pain which is exacerbated by hard tracks. Instead of […]

  • Plans remain intact for Criterion

    Australian Derby winner Criterion has taken his place on a plane bound for Hong Kong after clearing all veterinary checks following a health scare. Criterion’s trip to Hong Kong was in danger of being delayed after the four-year-old showed signs of colic on Sunday afternoon. A newcomer to the David […]

  • Aegean Sea to reinforce Slipper hopes

    Aegean Sea’s debut win was overshadowed by three late scratchings including the favourite, but her trainer thinks she would have won anyway. Aegean Sea is four-time Golden Slipper winner Clarry Conners big hope four months out from the world’s richest race for two-year-olds. After the delay when Aspen Star, Not […]

  • Adebisi primed for Group Three race

    Three years after he won the George Moore Stakes at Doomben, the durable Adebisi heads the line-up for the 2014 edition of the Group Three sprint. Since his win in 2011, Adebisi has won stakes races in Sydney and Melbourne as well as Brisbane and continues to thrive with trainer […]

  • Sadler expected to be back soon

    Apprentice jockey Tom Sadler will have to pass a cognitive test before he can return to race riding after being concussed in a fall at Moonee Valley. Sadler was lucky to escape more serious injury after coming off Massiyn who collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack leaving the […]

  • Sargent looking ahead to Cauthen’s autum

    Talented four-year-old Cauthen is breathing easy after throat surgery which his new trainer John Sargent hopes will help him get his career back on track. Cauthen beat subsequent Cox Plate winner Shamus Award in a Listed race during the 2013 Melbourne spring when trained by New Zealander Andrew Campbell. He […]

  • Moriarty can cap the the year for Waller

    Chris Waller will once again end the year as the country’s leading Group One trainer with the chance to make it an even 10 in the Kingston Town Stakes. Veteran gelding Moriarty is the favourite to take out the final Group One of 2014 at Ascot in Perth on Saturday […]

  • Hucklebuck to stay home in the autumn

    Group One winner Hucklebuck will bypass the rich Sydney autumn having already shown Adelaide trainer Phillip Stokes he doesn’t like clockwise racing. Instead he will have a light preparation with his main aim his hometown sprint feature, the Group One Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville in May. Following the Goodwood, Hucklebuck […]