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  • Todd Pannell chasing more Gold Coast rides

    Top South Australian jockey Todd Pannell hopes to pick up several extra rides when he makes a return to his former base in Queensland to partner Russian Romeo at the Gold Coast. Last-start Morphettville winner Russian Romeo will be a leading contender in Saturday’s $250,000 Rising Stars colts and gelding… Read More »

     
  • Danny Nikolic’s riding application to get consideration

    The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission says careful consideration will be needed before determining an application by disqualified jockey Danny Nikolic for a riding licence in Queensland. QRIC Boss Ross Barnett confirmed Nikolic filed an application before Christmas. “As per usual procedure, careful consideration will be made before a decision is… Read More »

     
  • Mike Smith rides 217th Grade 1 winner

    Mike Smith has ridden a record-breaking 217th Grade One winner on Omaha Beach in the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita. Smith surpassed the mark set by retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey to set a new mark for United States thoroughbred racing. “Jerry is someone that comes from my… Read More »

     
  • Cox Plate winning trainer ends year with another G1

    Cox Plate-winning trainer Yoshito Yahagi has ended the year on a high with two-year-old Contrail taking out the Group One Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama. His win on Saturday came a week after the Yahagi-trained Lys Gracieux added the Grade One Arima Kinen to her Cox Plate. The Hopeful Stakes over… Read More »

     
  • Shane Nichols hopes for good barrier in Magic Millions

    Victorian trainer Shane Nichols is hoping it will be a case of second time lucky at the barrier draw for Tahitian Dancer in the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares race. Nichols is best known for Group One winner I Am A Star but Tahitian Dancer is starting to edge closer… Read More »

     
  • Rachel King hit with two suspensions

    Rachel King will spend much of the next month on the sidelines serving two suspensions incurred at separate holiday race meetings at Randwick. King was outed on Saturday for careless riding on winning mount Aquitaine for Godolphin. Her ban begins after she serves a suspension from Thursday which begins on… Read More »

     
  • Rob Heathcote’s Gold Coast luck to change

    Eagle Farm trainer Robert Heathcote is the first to admit he rarely has much luck at the Gold Coast but he feels that could change with Deep Image in the Magic Millions Cup. Deep Image has only been with Heathcote for one campaign but has graduated from winning in benchmark… Read More »

     
  • Standish Handicap out for King Of Hastings

    King Of Hastings will not be among final acceptors for the Group Three Standish Handicap having made his way from Melbourne to Sydney en route to the Gold Coast. The Anthony Freedman-trained three-year-old left his Flemington stable on Friday evening, travelling overnight to Sydney where he will housed by Richard… Read More »

     
  • G1 winning stallion to return to racing

    Group One winner Kementari has been gelded and is to rejoin the Godolphin racing ranks after a failed career at stud. A son of Lonhro, the 2018 Randwick Guineas winner went to stud this year at a fee of $33,000. He was withdrawn from the Darley stallion roster after less… Read More »

     
  • Pam O’Neill to be honoured with featured race

    Pam O’Neill, a legendary trail blazer for women riders in Australia, will be honoured with a $150,000 feature race named after her at the Brisbane winter carnival O’Neill fought a decade-long battle with racing authorities to get a licence to ride against men. She was a regular in women only… Read More »

     
  • Quarantine bugbear for Hey Doc’s Dubai trip

    Tony McEvoy is investigating different scenarios for a trip to Dubai with Group One winning sprinter Hey Doc. McEvoy, who trains in partnership with his son Calvin, said the Group One Al Quoz Sprint over the straight 1200m on World Cup night, March 28, was a possibility for Hey Doc…. Read More »

     
  • Heat forces Werribee cancellation

    A race meeting at Werribee has been cancelled because of extreme heat forecast in Victoria. Monday’s meeting had already been brought forward to start in the morning to try to avoid the high temperatures but the forecast has been revised to reach 39 degrees at 11am and a high of… Read More »

     
  • $1.5 million Gold Coast meeting important for club

    The Gold Coast Turf Club believes the $1.5 million race day ahead of the Magic Millions can be the final piece in its push for regular metropolitan standard meetings. Saturday’s meeting is the major lead-up to the Magic Millions day at the track a week later and in recent years… Read More »

     
  • Trainers Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson receive OBEs

    Two of Britain’s leading National Hunt trainers, Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson, have been recognised with OBEs in the New Year Honours list. The two have been responsible for many of the modern-day winners of all Britain’s highest-profile jumps races. Nicholls, 11-times champion trainer to Henderson’s five titles, exceeded 3000… Read More »

     
  • 29/12/2019 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Sha Tin

    A strong ten race card will be run and won at Sha Tin on Sunday, where the feature race is the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, a Group lll contest down the straight over 1000m. Race One: 3 Lucky Quality Race Two: 10 Master Bernini Race Three: 11 Brilliant Race Four: 3… Read More »

     
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  • Madam Rouge on Magic Millions Fillies & Mares trail after win

    It seems all roads out of Sydney lead to the Gold Coast with champion trainer Chris Waller finalising his team for Magic Millions day. His runners will include Madam Rouge, winner of Saturday’s Listed Christmas Classic (1200m) at Randwick, and stablemate Invincibella who ran home for an eye-catching sixth. Both… Read More »

     
  • Tahitian Dancer proves her trainer correct

    Mornington trainer Shane Nichols’ punt on getting a run in the Nudgee Quality (1200m) with Tahitian Dancer paid off when the mare flashed home to win the Listed race at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Tahitian Dancer ($11) got up on the fence to beat Multaja ($4.40) by a short neck… Read More »

     
  • Fledgling trainer facing race day treatment inquiry

    Fledgling country trainer Nicholas Dixon has had a mixed day on his first visit to Randwick, with stewards opening an inquiry into alleged race day treatment breaches. The Dixon-trained Depth That Varies, his only runner so far in his two-month career, finished third in Saturday’s Highway Handicap. Shortly after, the… Read More »

     
  • Thomas Stockdale wins, stood down and suspended

    Apprentice Thomas Stockdale was dealt a double blow after guiding Play Me Now to victory in the opening race at The Valley. The victory in the $99 Summer Membership Handicap (2500m) was Stockdale’s first at a Saturday metropolitan, but it also ended his day. Feeling the effects of wasting to… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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