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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Brendan Sweeney remains in an induced coma

    Two NT jockeys remain in hospital 18 days after they were involved in a three-horse fall in Darwin, with veteran jockey Brendan Sweeney still in an induced coma. Kevin Ring of the Australian Jockeys’ Association said on Wednesday that 51-year-old jockey Sweeney had recently undergone further surgery to aid his… Read More »

     
  • Yankee Rose colt sells for $4.49 million

    A colt out of Australian mare Yankee Rose by Japanese sire Lord Kanaloa has sold for a breathtaking $4.49 million AUD in Japan. The colt was purchased by Danox Co. Ltd, the owners of star galloper Danon Premium who ran third in last year’s G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at… Read More »

     
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  • From Jockey To Steward: Ellie Asphar’s career transition

    Ellie Asphar swapped codes after her riding career ended abruptly and all too soon. The only clue to Asphar’s previous role is the riding bag and jockey silks she has stashed away at home. Reluctantly, Asphar couldn’t plan her own exit from racing, her fate sealed after copping nasty facial injuries… Read More »

     
  • Adam Duggan to saddle-up first Midway Handicap runner

    Gosford-based trainer Adam Duggan is set to saddle-up his first runner in the Midway, with Miss Fox nominated for the Benchmark 72 (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday. The Midway was introduced in early July for small to medium-sized provincial and metropolitan stables and boasts $100,000 in prizemoney. Miss Fox has built a… Read More »

     
  • Mack Griffith sets two for return at Randwick

    Mack Griffith trains a small team of horses as a hobby, yet two of them are set to return to racing at Randwick on Saturday. Griffith, who has three horses to his name, has Rule The World and Amicus Curiae engaged on the 10-race card this weekend. Amicus Curiae is nominated… Read More »

     
  • Phillip Stokes on weather watch with Kermy

    Trainer Phillip Stokes will be keeping a keen watch on the weather ahead of the meeting at Caulfield. Stokes has Kermy engaged in the Take It To The Neds Level Handicap (1440m) on Saturday but does not want the track too wet for the in-form three-year-old. Kermy has won two of his past three starts on the synthetic… Read More »

     
  • Exosphere sires G3 winner in France

    Exosphere, our newly acquired stallion, also produced a Group 3 winner on the very same racecard. 3YO gelding, Ocean, was successful in the Group 3 Prix De Ris-orangis over 1200m, making it three on the trot. That is Exosphere’s first European stakes winner and his third overall. “We are very… Read More »

     
  • Trainers chase Victoria Derby spot in Byerley Handicap

    Victoria’s longest race for two-year-old’s is set to see the debut of the Phillip Stokes-trained Think Bold. The son of Written Tycoon is likely to run in the Byerley Handicap (1800m) at Flemington on Saturday, a race that provides the winner a ballot exemption into the Group 1 Victoria Derby… Read More »

     
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  • NZ trainer to target Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival

    New Zealand trainer Tony Pike has enjoyed plenty of success at the Queensland Winter Carnival over the years … and the stable’s campaigns in the Sunshine State have not necessarily been all about winners, but also about gathering in the benefits of having horse’s winter in the more favourable Sunshine… Read More »

     
  • Impressive debut winner chasing success at Sandown

    Impressive debut winner Mynumerouno could be bound for a stakes race in Adelaide if he performs up to expectations at Sandown. Victorious at Swan Hill last month, Mynumerouno will line-up in the Ladbrokes Handicap (1000m) on Wednesday. Trainer Nick Ryan said if the two-year-old son of Vancouver was to win, or run well, then the Listed Lightning… Read More »

     
  • Chris Waller loses exciting stayer to Hong Kong

    Champion trainer Chris Waller, who is so often the beneficiary when good horses move stables, has one heading out of the door this time after it was confirmed that Senor Toba, who finished second to Kukeracha in the Group 1 Queensland Derby, will be heading to Hong Kong to join… Read More »

     
  • 2021, the Year of Spendthrift Australia

    Yes, 2021 is the year of Spendthrift Australia in linking with MyRacehorse, purchasing the $1.2m Written Tycoon yearling colt, and now standing Dirty Work, the Schillaci Stakes winner. “I said it when we bought him as a yearling, you have to buy the best-looking sons of the best stallions, and… Read More »

     
  • Injury-riddled gelding set for Highway Handicap return

    It’s been nearly two years since Mr Hussill last raced, but he’s set to return in the TAB Highway Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday. The five-year-old last raced in October of 2019, winning a benchmark 58 at Dubbo. Since his win it’s been one injury after another, with his… Read More »

     
  • Maher and Eustace stayers set for Flemington

    Having recorded his first Australian win, South Pacific will chase a second in the Flemington Cup 1849. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable is set to again have a strong hand in a staying race at Flemington. The Flemington Cup 1849 (2800m) on Saturday will be the latest instalment… Read More »

     
  • King Of Hastings takes the crown in the Glasshouse Handicap

    The Anthony and Sam Freedman trained King Of Hastings ($9.50) completed a clean sweep for visiting trainers of the three feature races on the card at the Sunshine Coast when he outgunned the Maher / Eustace trained Charleise ($5.50) and the David Vandyke trained $3.60 favourite Desert Lord to win… Read More »

     
  • Our Playboy wins like Winx in Guineas

    The Mick Price and Michael Kent trained Our Playboy, who was easy to back at $9 in an open betting race, turned in the performance of the meeting at the Sunshine Coast when he annihilated his opposition in the Group 3, Winx Guineas. If the winning margin of 5.80 lengths… Read More »

     
  • Stockman stamps his class in the Caloundra Cup

    The Listed Caloundra Cup was duly taken out, as expected, by the Joe Pride trained Stockman. The New Zealand bred son of Tavistock dominated the betting to start at the restrictive odds of $1.45, but he had to work a lot harder for victory that those odds indicated might be… Read More »

     
  • Neil Farley and Lachie King fall and condition updates

    Jockeys Neil Farley and Lachie King have both suffered heavy falls on Sunday with both jockeys requiring medical condition. Neil Farley has been taken by ambulance to Ballarat hospital where he is suspected to have suffered a broken collarbone. Lachie King is faring a bit better and is being treated… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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