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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Jake Bayliss’ two year wait is over

    When he received the news early last week that his application for a riding licence in Singapore for next season had been approved, Jake Bayliss acknowledged that it was such a momentous moment in his life that he cried. Talking nearly a week later, that emotion is still raw and… Read More »

     
  • Robbie Fradd raises eyebrows with riding decision

    At the start of the month more than a few eyebrows were raised when the name R Fradd appeared in the jockey line-up at the Rockhampton meeting on November 5. There were a couple of reasons why the high profile, highly accomplished, highly competitive metropolitan jockey made the trip north… Read More »

     
  • Samantha Collett starting to fire in Queensland

    It was always going to happen, of course but, nevertheless, placing those first wins on the board since relocating to Queensland was an important marker for jockey Samantha Collett. Collett brought a glowing resume with her when she arrived in the Sunshine State. With a Jockey’s Premiership title in New… Read More »

     
  • Wil John prevails in the Jericho Cup

    The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable has landed their second Jericho Cup with Wil John prevailing in Australia’s longest flat race. Run through the paddocks of Warrnambool racecourse, the scene of Australia’s longest race, the Grand Annual Steeplechase, the Jericho Cup (4600m) was being held for the fourth time on Sunday. Maher and Eustace… Read More »

     
  • Annabel Neasham looking to split stable stars

    Still flushed from a trifecta of Group 1 wins during the spring, Annabel Neasham is already turning her thoughts to the next chapter as she mulls autumn plans for Zaaki and Mo’Unga. The pair have provided all five of the young trainer’s elite-level victories, Mo’unga in the Rosehill Guineas and Winx Stakes,… Read More »

     
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  • Chris Waller thinks city tracks will benefit from a rest

    The racing industry has not been immune to the challenges presented by the global pandemic but one light it has shined on the sport is the benefit of resting metropolitan racetracks. Officials were forced to shift meetings away from LGAs of concern during the winter and early spring, relocating them… Read More »

     
  • Ellsberg continues trainers’ Festival of wins

    Ellsberg could join stablemate Steely in the showpiece race of the Sydney summer after dominating his rivals to score a comfortable victory in the Group 3 Festival Stakes at his home track. Co-trainer Sterling Alexiou confirmed the $750,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in a fortnight is under consideration after the four-year-old gave… Read More »

     
  • No fairytale finish for Glen Boss

    With three Melbourne Cup victories to his credit, Glen Boss was denied a fairytale end to his illustrious career at Caulfield on Saturday. The 52-year-old ended his 37-year career in the saddle by finishing fourth on the $1.40 favourite Spanish Mission in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m). Boss is best remembered as the jockey who rode Makybe Diva to her three… Read More »

     
  • Vulpine shines in the Starlight Stakes

    Icebath is the undisputed queen of Brad Widdup’s stable but Vulpine has at least earned herself the title of princess after posting the second stakes win of her career at Rosehill. Vulpine made easy work of Saturday’s Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m), bouncing to the front and quickly beating off her… Read More »

     
  • Sound lands a second Zipping Classic

    The racing career for German-bred import Sound may be drawing to a close, but his trainer Mike Moroney believes the stayer is racing as well as ever. Sound ruined the farewell of jockey Glen Boss by claiming a second win in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), this year at Caulfield on… Read More »

     
  • Steinem lands important stakes win

    Steinem has appreciated a drop in grade to finally breakthrough for her maiden stakes win taking out the Group 3 Summoned Stakes at Caulfield. The victory on Saturday brought up a race-to-race double for trainers Ciaron Maher and jockey Jye Mcneil, having scored with Enthaar in the Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m). After being headed by the runner-up in the straight, Steinum,… Read More »

     
  • Blue Army scores upset win in the Sandown Guineas

    Having vacated their Caulfield stable during the week, the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr team returned to claim the Sandown Guineas on Saturday. The victory of Blue Army in the Group 2 race over 1600m for three-year-olds was the first for the stable from their new base at Cranbourne. Caulfield has officially closed the door… Read More »

     
  • Irish Angel an example of Everest’s impact

    Irish Angel is unlikely to ever find herself in an Everest, but the mare is a shining example of how the race’s introduction has changed Chris Waller’s thinking. The champion trainer has dominated Sydney racing for more than a decade, yet he continually searches for ways he can do things better…. Read More »

     
  • Three on the trot for Lady Of Honour

    Lady Of Honour has continued her winning sequence and claimed a first stakes victory by leading throughout at Caulfield. The Ben and JD Hayes-trained filly took out the Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) on Saturday to follow wins at Ballarat and Sandown. Ridden by Jake Noonan, Lady Of Honour ($5.50) held on to score a half-length… Read More »

     
  • Elleegant touch aids Polly’s ATC Cup win

    Polly Grey has been keeping the finest of company at home and it appears to have rubbed off with the mare lumping a big weight to victory in the Listed ATC Cup at Rosehill. A steep distance rise from 1400 metre to 2000 metres proved no issue for the seven-year-old, with… Read More »

     
  • Autumn aspirations for exciting Lady Laguna

    Terry Henderson’s OTI Racing is best known for its success with stayers, but the syndication company has a handy two-year-old on it’s books in undefeated filly Lady Laguna. The youngster took her record to two wins from as many starts when she ploughed through the heavy 10 conditions in the… Read More »

     
  • Ebhaar scores a fighting Caulfield debut win

    The Peter and Paul Snowden stable will be able to pick the right program for Ebhaar into the rich autumn two-year-old races following her debut win at Caulfield. The daughter of I Am Invincible took out the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) on Saturday to book her place in the top two-year-old races later in… Read More »

     
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  • Racing Queensland full vaccination directive announced

    Racing Queensland has announced that race meetings conducted in Queensland will operate under a ‘fully vaccinated’ directive from December 17. This ruling applies to all attendees, including patrons, employees, racing participants and volunteers with the strict rule being that only those who are fully vaccinated will be permitted to attend…. Read More »

     
 
 
 
 

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