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Australian Horse Racing News

  • Gollan keeps Hi Son expectations in check

    Leading trainer Tony Gollan admits he is on a learning curve with his latest stable acquisition, the promising stayer Hi Son. Gollan is now training most of owner Phil Sullivan’s racing team after they were with David Kelly at the Gold Coast. Hi Son, who won six races for Kelly,… Read More »

     
  • Work ethic pays off for Kiwi apprentice

    Bridget Grylls will take another step on a successful path for New Zealand female jockeys when she rides Excellantes for top trainer Rob Heathcote at Doomben on Saturday. Grylls rode her first Brisbane winner on Watling for Heathcote on Wednesday but a win on Excellantes in the Madame Wu Handicap… Read More »

     
  • Another trainer caught up in morphine case

    Eve Johnson Houghton is the latest trainer to come forward and reveal one of her horses has tested positive for morphine in a case which has involved The Queen. The Oxfordshire trainer has confirmed three-year-old gelding Charlie Wells failed a drugs test after winning at Chepstow on June 23. She… Read More »

     
  • Probe after Queen’s winner fails drug test

    A horse-feed firm has launched an investigation into the failed drugs test of Estimate, the Gold Cup winner owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The winner of the prestigious Royal Ascot stayers’ crown in 2013 was one of five horses that tested positive for the banned substance morphine. The Queen’s… Read More »

     
  • Raider’s little brother in line for debut

    Lucques has a long way to go to join his half-brothers as part of the Victoria Derby story but he has to start somewhere. Lucques is a half-brother to the 2008 Victoria Derby winner Rebel Raider while another half-brother Shamoline Warrior was a $3 favourite for the 2009 edition of… Read More »

     
  • Robbie Laing figures in Caulfield double

    Trainer Robbie Laing walked away from Caulfield on Wednesday with a winning double and he will be back on Saturday confident of an even bigger win. Laing prepared two horses at different stages of their careers to win at the midweek meeting, with eight-year-old Rowland scoring in a 2425-metre event… Read More »

     
  • McDonald admits title hopes in the balance

    James McDonald’s quest to win the Sydney jockeys’ premiership appeared a laydown misere a few weeks ago but there is a sense of nervousness following his winless afternoon at Canterbury. The star jockey is stranded on 69 wins, one shy of leader Nash Rawiller who has not ridden in Sydney… Read More »

     
  • Clipperton outrides claim at Canterbury

    Not only has Ron Quinton been a boss and mentor for Sam Clipperton, he has also provided the young rider with almost all of his milestones in racing. So it was again at Canterbury on Wednesday when the Quinton-trained All Salsa gave his stable apprentice the winner he needed to… Read More »

     
  • Saintly delivers win for newlywed Cummings

    Fresh from celebrating his recent European wedding, James Cummings was straight back in the winner’s circle at Canterbury on Wednesday with the talented but enigmatic Saintly Lad. Cummings, who trains in partnership with his famous grandfather Bart, wed Gooree Stud’s racing manager Monica Barrera in the Italian town of Ravello… Read More »

     
  • Apprentices steal the spotlight at Doomben

    The two jockeys vying for Brisbane premiership honours were upstaged at Doomben on Wednesday. Michael Cahill and Tim Bell ended the meeting locked together on 56 wins after Bell’s victory on Not A Singlemoment. They have two meetings to sort out who will be Brisbane’s No. 1 hoop for 2013-14…. Read More »

     
  • Bashboy gets 74.5kg for GN Steeplechase

    Bashboy has class on his side but history against him as he bids for a third consecutive Grand National Steeplechase win on Sunday. The two-time Australian Jumper of the Year has been given 74.5kg in the $250,000 jumps feature at Sandown. Bashboy is aiming to become the first horse to… Read More »

     
  • Callow the key to Self’s hopes with 60kg

    Co-trainer David Feek expects jockey Noel Callow’s vigour to give Self Sense every chance of carrying 60kg to victory again at Caulfield. Callow’s ability to use his whip in both hands was on show during Self Sense’s last win with 60kg over 2000 metres at Caulfield, which followed the promising… Read More »

     
  • Payne pair to continue successful season

    David Payne will bid to continue the theme of his successful season when he heads to the penultimate Sydney meeting of the 2013-14 term with two runners. The Rosehill trainer is firmly entrenched among Sydney’s top 10 with stable earnings of more than $3.2 million since August 1 last year…. Read More »

     
  • Queen’s Gold Cup winner fails drug test

    A horse owned by the Queen which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace says. Estimate, which lifted the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 and came second in this year’s edition, has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance. A statement… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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