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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Lease chasing that winning feeling

    Trainers are rarely upbeat after their horse draws an outside barrier, but Sterling Alexiou is more than happy for Lease to run from a wide alley at Rosehill. A recent addition to the stable, the Bondi Stakes placegetter has gate 16 of 17 in the Barry Cook Handicap (1300m) on Saturday,… Read More »

  • Winter Championship Finals berth on the line for Visinari

    The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr stable will learn a little more about French-bred Visinari after he lines up at Flemington. Visinari runs in The David Bourke (1630m) on Saturday in which a one-two finish will provide the gelding a start in the Listed VRC-CRV Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemington on… Read More »

  • Brock Ryan hoping for big day out at Ipswich

    A week after missing the Stradbroke Handicap meeting due to a cancelled flight, Brock Ryan is hoping to make the most of three feature race chances at Ipswich. Ryan was booked to partner Wild Planet in the Group 1 showpiece last Saturday but ended up stuck at Sydney airport when his original… Read More »

  • Wetakemanhattan back from a long break

    After more than two years away from the racetrack, what is another week. Wetakemanhattan was scheduled to have his first start since March 2020 at Sandown last week, but a heavy track will instead see the rising eight-year-old run in the Brian Beattie Handicap (1420m) at Flemington on Saturday. Trainer Matt… Read More »

  • Peter Moody says Creswick Stakes is no Gimme

    Trainer Peter Moody fears weights and measures may be against Gimme Par when runs in a stakes race at Flemington against two progressive three-year-olds. The Listed A R Creswick Stakes (1200m) on Saturday has brought together a smart bunch of gallopers who are looking to round out the season and obtain ‘black… Read More »

  • Top jockey Shaun McGruddy raring to go

    Shaun Mcgruddy’s spell on the sidelines ends after making a quicker than expected recovery from a back injury. The experienced hoop anticipated being out of action for up to eight weeks, but makes his return after a month’s absence. “I’ve come back a lot earlier,” McGruddy told The Races WA…. Read More »

  • Legend brings Royal Ascot flavour to Rosehill

    Like most Australian racing fans, Jay Ford watched with awe and pride as Nature Strip romped home with the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot this week. But he didn’t have to imagine the feeling of winning a Group 1 race on the international stage. The jockey has lived it. Ford partnered… Read More »

  • No Platinum Jubilee Stakes for Nature Strip

    It was always unlikely, but trainer Chris Waller has confirmed that Nature Strip will not run again at this year’s Royal Ascot carnival. The world-beating trainer shut the door on speculation the dynamic winner of Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes might back up alongside stablemate Home Affairs and fellow Australian sprinter… Read More »

  • Tim Donnelly in three-pronged Sydney raid

    An infrequent visitor to town these days, Group 1-winning trainer Tim Donnelly cannot remember the last time he had three runners in Sydney on the same afternoon. The former city-based trainer relocated to Wagga Wagga in 2004 and remains selective in testing his horses in metropolitan grade. But Donnelly, who… Read More »

  • Pinnacles opens door for slot race: Bob Peters

    Leading owner and breeder Bob Peters has thrown his support behind the recently revamped Perth spring and summer carnival and feels it could open the door for even more feature races in that period. Peters, who won all three Group 1 races during last year’s TABtouch Masters series, said he… Read More »

  • Sartorial Splendor set for Flemington return

    Which Sartorial Splendor will show up in his return run down the Flemington straight. That is a question Tom Sadler, assistant trainer to his father John Sadler, would like to answer but cannot give a foolproof answer. After two disappointing runs in the summer, Sartorial Splendor returns in the Country Achiever Gwenda Johnstone… Read More »

  • Diva ready to perform in Gai Waterhouse Classic

    Beautifully bred mare Juan Diva will be out to emulate her dam Peron when she chases some elusive black-type in the Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich. Peron landed her first and only stakes victory in the 2013 renewal and Juan Diva is likewise knocking on the door for a breakthrough performance… Read More »

  • Cyclone Sally creates a storm at Sandown

    Trainer Mick Bell was forced to fork out a $500 late entry fee to have Cyclone Sally run at Sandown on Wednesday, a payment that turned into a $27,500 collect. Cyclone Sally ploughed through the Sandown heavy track conditions to take out the Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Handicap (1400m). Carrying the… Read More »

  • No wet worries for Mere Fancy

    Trainer John McArdle had confidence Mere Fancy would handle the heavy track conditions at Sandown but was concerned about the presence of the short-priced favourite Literary Magnate. Getting out wide up the Sandown straight in the Ladbrokes Easy Form Handicap (1600m) on Wednesday proved beneficial for Mere Fancy who slugged it out… Read More »

  • Veteran stayer jumping out of his skin

    An inglorious last-start performance by Spirit Ridge has prompted Mark Newnham to delve into his bag of tricks in a bid to reignite the gelding’s form. The seven-year-old finished second last and almost 40 lengths from winner Splendiferous in his attempt to defend his Premier’s Cup title in Brisbane last month. While Newnham… Read More »

  • Chris Waller adds Royal touch at Kensington

    It is a long way from Royal Ascot to Royal Randwick’s inner Kensington circuit but in the space of just twelve hours, Chris Waller has managed to make his presence felt at both venues. Nature’s Strip’s overnight heroics at Royal Ascot gave the champion trainer his first victory on the international… Read More »

  • Karacasu out for a Jolly time at Flemington

    Richard Jolly heads across the border from South Australia hoping the colours Karacasu will again be successful up the Flemington straight. Kemalpasa has carried the White, Royal Blue Hooped Sleeves and Cap to victory on a couple of occasions in stakes company at Flemington, the colour Karacasu will wear when he competes in the Listed A R Creswick Stakes (1200m)… Read More »

  • King’s Stand Stakes results and replay – (Nature Strip) 2022

    View the results and replay for the 2022 King’s Stand Stakes. The King’s Stand Stakes was raced at Eagle Farm racecourse on Saturday, 11 June 2022. Have Your Say 🗣: What did you think of the race? Comment below 👇 Replay: 🚀🇩đŸ‡ș Wow! What a performance from NATURE STRIP! The… Read More »

  • Watch đŸ“ș Nature Strip smashes rivals at Royal Ascot

    It was ten years since the last Australian horse won at Royal Ascot, and what a day that was with the mighty Black Caviar holding on in dramatic fashion for a thrilling and historic win. But for many today was well worth waiting for because Nature Strip never looked like… Read More »


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