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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Class edge a help for Tear It Up at Farm

    Smart mare Tear it Up could have earned herself another season of racing with her win at Eagle Farm on Wednesday. Sent out favourite, Tear It Up ($1.90) had too much class for a field of restricted-class mares when she won the Hamilton Hotel Handicap (1000m). Trainer Tony Gollan said […]

  • Rowley Mile distance perfect for Mr Chard

    The respect Rowley Mile bookmakers are showing for Mr Chard has been more than matched by trainer Tony McEvoy’s regard for the comeback galloper. Mr Chard will be having his third run after being off the scene for more than 70 weeks because of a suspensory injury when he lines […]

  • Knee fractures put end to Tres Blue spring

    Imported stayer Tres Blue will not be a part of Gai Waterhouse’s bid to win the Melbourne Cup for the second time in as many years. A starter in last year’s Melbourne Cup won by retired stablemate Fiorente, Tres Blue is out of the spring because of minor fractures in […]

  • Apprentice to ride Guineas, Plate hopeful

    Claiming apprentice Rikki Jamieson has received a vote of confidence from connections by retaining the ride on spring carnival-bound Lucky Tom at Doomben. Lucky Tom will take the first step towards the Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate in the Australian Open Polo Doomben Handicap (1200m) on Saturday. Jamieson resumed riding […]

  • Avenir Certain earns a start in the Arc

    Unbeaten filly Avenir Certain has stamped herself as a contender for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with victory at Deauville. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained three-year-old won the French 1000 Guineas and the French Oaks earlier this season but dropped down in class for a comfortable win in the Group Two […]

  • Jockey Joe Bowditch sidelined after fall

    Three days after winning the Vain Stakes in Melbourne, Adelaide jockey Joe Bowditch has broken his leg in a trackwork accident. Trainer Lloyd Kennewell said Bowditch broke both the tibia and fibula when a horse he was schooling at Morphettville for another trainer ducked left after clearing a jump and […]

  • Destiny’s Kiss favourite for Rowley Mile

    Wet-track specialist Destiny’s Kiss is an early favourite to add the Rowley Mile to his collection of feature-race wins. A winner of the Stayers Cup over 3200m two starts ago, Destiny’s Kiss ($3.60) heads first TAB markets on the Hawkesbury Listed race from Victorian galloper Mr Chard ($4.60). Hawkesbury was […]

  • Eloping could resume in G2 Furious Stakes

    Peter Morgan is considering an interstate option for stakes-winning filly Eloping’s race return after the three-year-old pleased in a trial win at Cranbourne. Eloping won four of her eight starts during her juvenile season which comprised races in three states. The filly stepped out in an 800-metre heat at Cranbourne […]

  • Rain puts dampener on Warwick Stakes card

    A revised weather forecast will almost certainly ensure a heavy surface for the official start to the Sydney spring carnival at Randwick on Saturday. While the Randwick course proper showed marginal improvement on Tuesday morning, Australian Turf Club officials are resigned to the Warwick Stakes meeting being one for the […]

  • Kencella ready for Carlyon Stakes return

    A pleasing gallop at Moonee Valley from Kencella has the talented sprinter on target for his first-up assignment in the Carlyon Stakes. The former John O’Shea-trained speedster makes his debut for the Chris Waller stable in Saturday’s 1000-metre Listed race where his opposition is set to include classy sprinter Villa […]