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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Jamie Kah could prove the difference for Nature Strip

    The magic hands of star jockey Jamie Kah could prove the difference for Nature Strip in the Black Caviar Lightning, according to trainer Chris Waller. For Waller the equation is straightforward: If Kah can get the enigmatic superstar sprinter to settle, he can win. “If it all works out he… Read More »

     
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  • New whip rules to be trialled this weekend

    The Country Mile Race Series, which kicks off at Colac on Sunday, will have a lot more interest than usual as Racing Victoria will be trialling their limited use of the whip directive throughout the series under which jockeys can use the whip no more than five times throughout the… Read More »

     
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  • Tagaloa set to bounce back at Flemington

    Natalie Young is hoping an inside barrier draw can help Tagaloa put a frustrating run of outs behind him and recapture his best form in the C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington. The colt has been racing without luck and has gone winless in six starts since taking out the… Read More »

     
  • Star mare out of the $5m All Star Mile

    The Chris Waller stable has this afternoon has withdrawn Verry Elleegant from the world’s richest mile race, The All-Star Mile 2021 at Moonee Valley. The stable’s decision to withdraw the Caulfield Cup winner during the voting period means that those fans who voted for her get the opportunity to re-cast… Read More »

     
  • Key gear change for Hungry Heart’s return

    Ever the perfectionist, Chris Waller admits he made mistakes with Hungry Heart in the spring and he is determined to rectify them this preparation. The premier trainer has decided to start with a clean slate, taking the blinkers off the filly for her return in the Group Two Light Fingers… Read More »

     
  • NSW Country Championships set to kick-off at Coffs Harbour

    The 2021 Newhaven Park Country Championships, a concept which was launched by Racing NSW in 2015 to ‘support and promote NSW racing in country areas,’ kicks off at Coffs Harbour on Saturday with the race, not surprisingly, attracting a full field. The John Shelton trained Tara Jasmine is a clear… Read More »

     
  • Explorer Cadetship Program bolsters stud farm staffing

    The Explorer Cadetship Program for 2021 commenced on the 8 February, and 23 students began ‘their journey towards securing their dream job in the thoroughbred industry.’ The Explorer Cadetship is the only entry-level education program of its kind in the world, covering both the breeding and racing sectors to give people… Read More »

     
  • Doubt surrounds talented sprinter at Doomben

    Connections of talented sprinter Kylease are weighing up whether to give the green light to a start at Doomben on Saturday. Kylease has drawn awkwardly in barrier 11 for the class six Handicap (1200m) with several speed runners drawn to her inside. “It’s a race that looks to have a… Read More »

     
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  • Mugatoo out to stamp All Star Mile credentials

    The lure of a start in the $5 million All-Star Mile has prompted Kris Lees to enter unchartered waters in his choice of campaign starting points for Mugatoo. One of the rising stars of Australia’s middle-distance ranks, Mugatoo will resume against a slick field in the Group Two Apollo Stakes… Read More »

     
  • Bivouac in a bid to emulate Black Caviar

    James Cummings is hoping Bivouac can add his name to the long line of champions who have won the Black Caviar Lightning and complete the unofficial triple crown of Flemington sprint events. In the past year, Bivouac has won the Newmarket Handicap and VRC Sprint Classic and the Black Caviar… Read More »

     
  • Golden Slipper test for Freedmans’ debut winner

    Michael Freedman is not one to look a gift horse in the mouth so when top jockey James McDonald put his hand up to ride Stay Inside, Freedman snapped him up. McDonald has yet to lock himself into a Golden Slipper mount and Freedman was happy to let him test… Read More »

     
  • Justin Huxtable nearing return to riding

    It was one of those incidents that came out of left field … a jockey being pole-axed by the clerk of the course’s pony who kicked out and caught the unfortunate rider full-on just when he was about to mount his horse. Apprentice Justin Huxtable had been carrying all before… Read More »

     
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  • Addeybb heads entries for The Championships

    Connections of Addeybb are pressing on towards a Queen Elizabeth Stakes title defence with the English raider among first nominations for the $4 million race. With jockey Tom Marquand already in quarantine, Addeybb is expected to make the trip to Australia for The Championships, despite the logistical complications resulting from… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Golden Slipper contenders star at Rosehill trials

    Leading Golden Slipper fancies Shaquero and Remarque have turned in stylish barrier trials at Rosehill as they continue their push towards the $3.5 million showpiece. The pair clashed in a 900 metre heat with Shaquero showing tremendous gate speed to lead early before James McDonald handed up the frontrunning role…. Read More »

     
  • Stewards to investigate prohibited substance in winning filly

    Racing Victoria Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical Services Limited confirming that a prohibited substance has been detected in a urine sample collected from the Matt Laurie trained racehorse, Jenni Express. The report relates to a post-race urine sample taken from Jenni Express after the filly won the… Read More »

     
  • First Australian winner for US Triple Crown hero

    Chris Waller counts himself lucky to have seen US Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh in the flesh and he was thrilled to provide the stallion with his first Australian victory. Trained by legendary horseman Bob Baffert, American Pharaoh was a star on the track and has made an immediate impact… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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