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  • McMahon reunited with Le Val in Guineas

    Gold Coast trainer Noel Doyle hopes his lucky rider Ric McMahon can bring him a change of fortune with comeback horse Le Val at Eagle Farm. McMahon, who begins a suspension after Saturday’s racing, will replace Tim Bell aboard Le Val in Saturday’s Group Two Queensland Guineas (1400m). Bell has […]

  • Darwin hopes for Post D’France

    A lengthy journey could be the reward for Post D’France if he performs well early in a preparation that begins in Saturday’s Jim Conway Handicap at Sandown. Post D’France improved rapidly once he joined the Steven Brown stable at Flemington with the gelding winning five of nine starts after arriving […]

  • California Chrome gets a look at Belmont

    California Chrome has been given a good look at the saddling enclosure before a track gallop at Belmont ahead of his bid for the final leg of the Triple Crown. The chestnut colt walked around the paddock on Thursday (Friday AEST) before standing in a stall for five minutes so […]

  • Brown Panther wins another Group race

    Brown Panther has taken another step towards a second tilt at the Melbourne Cup with a convincing victory in the Group Three Henry II Stakes at Sandown. The next mission for the six-year-old will be the Gold Cup at the Royal Ascot meeting. Owned by his breeder, former English striker […]

  • Christian Reith granted HK licence

    A jockey shortage has paved the way for Christian Reith to extend his riding stint in Hong Kong until the end of their racing season. The top Sydney jockey had planned to ride at three meetings there from June 1 but on Thursday the Hong Kong Jockey Club granted Reith […]

  • Lady Lakshmi poised for Sandown success

    Lady Lakshmi has been brave in defeat in recent stakes races and trainer Stephen Theodore is convinced the filly’s fortunes will change when she drops in grade at Sandown on Saturday. Lady Lakshmi has been placed at her past three starts, twice at Listed level and once in Group Three […]

  • Any rain to clear Lady Melksham plans

    Andrew Dillon needs rain to fall to give him an indication of how stable recruit Lady Melksham is travelling. Lady Melksham joined Dillon’s stable on the outskirts of Geelong after 13 starts for Flemington horseman John Sadler that yielded a win in the Group Three Cockram Stakes in 2012. The […]

  • Queenslander set for Mega Sydney showing

    At a time of year when most trainers are taking their horses north, Queensland horseman Steele Ryan has headed in the opposite direction with juvenile Mega D’Oro. The youngster arrived in Sydney last week to prepare for Saturday’s TAB Early Quaddie Plate (1350m) with Ryan keen to bypass the stakes […]

  • Former jockey Jim Standfield dies

    Three-time Brisbane premier jockey and riders’ safety pioneer Jim Standfield has died after a long illness, aged 85. At 29, Standfield lost his left leg after it was crushed against the running rail in a barrier trial incident at Doomben in October 1958. Standfield took on the then Brisbane Amateur […]

  • Jumps jockey Hamblin suspended over bets

    Jumps jockey Paul Hamblin has been suspended for the rest of the jumps racing season for betting. Hamblin faced a Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board hearing in Melbourne on Thursday and pleaded guilty to placing bets on thoroughbred races during a three-day period last month. None of the bets […]