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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Solicit begins campaign in Expressway

    Throughout her career, Solicit has always raced at a high level but is still chasing a Group One win. She begins what could be her final racing campaign in Saturday’s Group Two Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill with hopes high she can snare a top-level victory. Trainer Gerald Ryan admits […]

  • Thomas Huet loses appeal against ban

    Thomas Huet has failed in his bid to have an improper riding ban overturned and will serve a one-month suspension. Huet was outed for an incident at Wyong in December with stewards finding him guilty of using an elbow towards Jess Taylor near the end of the race. Taylor’s mount […]

  • Durendal saved for handicap at Caulfield

    Three horses from the same family will chase victories in separate races on Australia Day at Caulfield. Four-year-old gelding Durendal was scratched from Saturday’s Group Two Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley in favour of Tuesday’s Listed John Dillon Stakes while his three-year-old half-brother Tempered is entered for a 1600m benchmark […]

  • Australia Day Cup is Kiss’s destiny

    A rejuvenated Destiny’s Kiss will bid for a second stakes win in as many starts when he lines up in the Australia Day Cup. The seven-year-old ended an 18-month absence from the winners’ list in the Gosford Cup (2100m) earlier this month. He is the 59kg topweight for Tuesday’s Listed […]

  • Cup winner’s brother fetches $200,000

    Caulfield trainer Henry Dwyer has paid $200,000 for the yearling brother to Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance at the New Zealand premier sale. Dwyer bought Prince Of Penzance’s sister at the 2015 Karaka sale for $120,000 and said he had expected to go higher this year. “I was expecting […]

  • Steel Zip targeting second Cup win

    Trainer Pat Duff has called on a long-standing association with jockey Brad Stewart to help veteran Steel Zip win his second Sunshine Coast Cup, four years after they combined for his first. The eight-year-old will end a fruitful summer, which reaped three wins and a third in a million dollar […]

  • Mullins team gears up for Cheltenham

    Champion Irish jumps trainer Willie Mullins has dominated two feature meetings with his team gearing up for the Cheltenham festival. With just over seven weeks to Cheltenham, Mullins plundered two big prizes at Ascot on Saturday with Un De Sceaux and Vroum Vroum Mag and then yielded a four-timer at […]

  • Thomas Huet appeals improper riding charge

    Jockey Thomas Huet will front the Racing NSW Apppeals Panel to try to clear his name in his fight against an improper riding charge. Huet was outed for one month after an incident at Wyong in December. He has been riding on a stay of proceedings throughout January and will […]

  • Xiong Feng wins NZ’s richest 2yo race

    Queensland filly O’Reilly Cyrus has failed to deliver trainer Liam Birchley a third win in the Karaka Million at Ellerslie, finishing seventh behind Xiong Feng. Birchley won the $1 million race in 2010 with Sister Havana and again last year with Hardline. O’Reilly Cyrus was always back around midfield on […]

  • VRC presents miniature Cup to breeders

    The breeders of Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance have been presented with a special trophy at the Karaka Million meeting at Ellerslie in Auckland. The Victoria Racing Club handed over the miniature three-handled trophy to John Thompson of Rich Hill Stud on Sunday with winning ride Michelle Payne on […]