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Australian Horse Racing News

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  • Aussie caller shortlisted for plum US job

    Australian caller Craig Evans has been shortlisted to become the permanent track announcer at the prestigious Santa Anita course in California. The West Australian is currently the senior race broadcaster for the Singapore Turf Club, a position he’s held since 2010. Santa Anita will host this year’s Breeders’ Cup in […]

     
  • Waller stayers provide Winx support act

    The presence of two horses being groomed for the best races for stayers during the autumn carnival will give trainer Chris Waller contrasting Apollo Stakes chances. Group One winners Who Shot Thebarman and Grand Marshal make their return in the weight-for-age expected to be dominated by their glamour stablemate Winx. […]

     
  • Rich prize in Dubai for Tapestry

    Hong Kong sprinter Rich Tapestry has claimed another international prize with victory on the dirt at Meydan in Dubai. After the favourite Marking dumped James Doyle coming out of the gates, the free-running Rich Tapestry led all the way for Gerald Mosse. The Michael Chang-trained Rich Tapestry won a Group […]

     
  • Preludes to determine Blue Diamond field

    A start in Melbourne’s richest race for two-year-olds is on the line in the respective divisions of the Blue Diamond Preludes at Caulfield. The youngsters run in separate heats on Saturday, one for fillies and the other for colts and geldings, to try to make the final field for the […]

     
  • Clipperton banned for whip infringement

    Leading jockey Sam Clipperton has been suspended for using his whip almost three times more than allowed under Australian racing rules. Clipperton pleaded guilty to striking Second Obsession on 14 occasions, including 11 consecutively, before the 100m of a race at Hawkesbury on Thursday. Jockeys are restricted to using their […]

     
  • Veterinarian denies being source of cobalt

    A vet named by a former friend and colleague as the source of the substance at the heart of cobalt cases in NSW and Victoria has proclaimed his innocence. Adam Matthews, a former employee of the Flemington Equine Clinic, has denied he supplied Vitamin Complex to senior partner Tom Brennan […]

     
  • RV Board meet over Ibuprofen positives

    There will be no exemptions for the horses returning Ibuprofen positives in recent months with Racing Victoria saying the rules must apply. The high profile Signoff, fourth in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, returned a positive test to the anti-inflammatory after winning the Lord Stakes at Caulfield last December. In the […]

     
  • Dunn yet to lock in G1 Blue Diamond ride

    Dwayne Dunn has won four Blue Diamonds, but the jockey is still waiting to see which horse he’ll ride in pursuit of another. That picture will become clearer after Saturday’s Preludes at Caulfield when he rides Star Turn for Hawkes Racing and Zamzam for David Hayes and Tom Dabernig. “I’ve […]

     
  • Quinton focuses on Coolmore with Peeping

    Ron Quinton rates Peeping worthy of a Coolmore Classic campaign despite reservations about the mare’s first-up chances in the Triscay Stakes. Peeping resumes as one of the favourites in the Group Three race at Randwick on Saturday, but Quinton is concerned weight might get the better of his stable star. […]

     
  • Extra obligation for Waller in Winx return

    Chris Waller concedes he is training Winx with an added sense of responsibility as the Cox Plate winner returns to racing as an overwhelming Apollo Stakes favourite. Winx has taken over as Australia’s best racehorse and also ranks as the nation’s most popular. And it’s not lost on Waller that […]