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  • Watch 📺 Apprentice jockey cops massive ban for bad ride

    South Australian jockey Stacey Metcalfe has received a two month suspension for her ride aboard Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on Wednesday. Metcalfe was charged with failing to ride her mount out which cost the horse the win prompting stewards to hand the apprentice the hefty suspension. The SA apprentices suspension… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Jockey stops riding and gets beat

    Punters who backed Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on Wednesday will be furious of the ride of Stacey Metcalfe. Exalted Maxine had what looked to be an unbeatable lead at the 100m mark but jockey Stacey Metcalfe decided to take it easy on her mount in the concluding stages of… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Jockey cops big fine for exuberant celebration

    Who doesn’t love seeing sports people celebrate? All of us, right? Hmm, think again. The stewards at Warrnambool of Day 1 of the big Bool Three Day Carnival became unhappy when they saw winning rider Darry Horner stand high in the irons and scream out his joy as his mount… Read More »

     
  • How Bloody Good is Ric McIntosh

    Plenty of big names are flocking to Warrnambool today as day 1 of the three day carnival kicks off. The Brierly, run over 3450m and worth $150k highlights the racing card which features runners from all the top stables. On day 3, the main feature of the carnival, the $350,000… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Jockey rides winner with broken leg

    Gee, these jockeys are tough. At Ballarat races last Wednesday, top rider Jarrod Fry was on his way to the gates for a ride on the unraced 4YO EQUALLY (Equinao – Hayley’s Image). When they left the birdcage the Clerk-Of-The-Course had hold of Equally, but the horse broke free once… Read More »

     
  • The bond between two race callers that will never go away

    By his own admission Anthony Collins is seldom left speechless, but that is exactly the position he found himself in with events that transpired in the race commentary box at Toowoomba during the recent running of the Darryl Gollan Memorial race-day … and you have to go back many years… Read More »

     
  • Bizarre story behind jockeys eight year ban

    It is the bizarre case of Daniel Jack Smith. Smith was disqualified for eight years after being found guilty of betting offences. Many people will recognise Smith’s photo, but not the name. Smith plied his trade as a jockey in New South Wales and Queensland as Terry Treichel before relocating… Read More »

     
  • Whip rule comes under fire yet again

    It is an old chestnut … but it keeps getting roasted. The race won by Real Sensation at Flemington on Sunday perhaps provided a one stop shop in showcasing what is wrong with the current whip rule. Jockey Billy Egan got the $13 chance home by the narrowest of margins… Read More »

     
  • Golden Sixty stamps himself as one of the all time greats

    The Francis Lui trained Golden Sixty stretched his unbeaten run to fourteen straight victories with a magnificent effort at Sha Tin to take out the HK$20 million G1 FWD Champions Mile. The son of Medaglia d’Oro is undefeated since July 2019. Golden Sixty is now just three wins off Silent… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Zingalong bites off more than he can chew

    Star 3YO ZINGALONG (Falvelon – Magic Symphony) was grabbed in the shadows of the post in Doomben’s main race of the day the Mick Dittman Plate over 1110m. And he got dirty with that. As the winner LORD OLYMPUS (Olympic Glory – Lady Zabelia) drew level with him then poked… Read More »

     
  • Wendy Roche discusses the quirks of Nettoyer

    Wendy Roche speaks on Nettoyer after the mare claimed her second Group 1 victory in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick last Saturday. How’d she get into your stables? “John Crowley and I bought her together as a yearling at the Easter sales, I think it was the… Read More »

     
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  • Watch 📺 Kiku showcases a breathtaking turn of foot

    Wow! If that performance by 3YO filly KIKU (Zoustar – Atotori) doesn’t have, “I’m going to win a Gr 1 race soon” written all over it, then nothing else in life is ever going to improve. Simply put, she shouldn’t have won the 1600m Gr 3 Carbine Club Stakes over… Read More »

     
  • Jim Byrne’s behind the scenes gesture of encouragement

    At Doomben, when the jockeys move from their conversation point with connections near the jockey’s room to go out and mount their horses in the parade ring, they pass through a gate, which leads onto the chute which runners use to find their way out on to the track. They… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 2YO filly smashes rivals by 18 lengths

    A Maiden winning by eighteen lengths! Might be a bit to hard believe, but seeing is believing and those who watched Secret Tales’ demolition job of her four opponents at the Gold Coast on Saturday could only marvel as the daylight distance between first and second got wider and wider… Read More »

     
  • Expensive import set for Australian debut

    He made headlines back in October 2020 when he broke the record for the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale when he changed hands for a purchase price of 925,000 guineas (approx $1.66m AUD). We are talking about English King, a classy son of Camelot, who was always going to… Read More »

     
  • Watch: All Star Mile owner ambassador wins $250,000

    Matt Forys, who became an Owner Ambassador for the Wildcard runner thanks to a TAB competition, has walked away with $250,000 after the Mugatoo saluted in a thrilling contest at The Valley on Saturday. The TAB competition was simple to enter. All customers had to do was vote via the… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Riderless horse claims run of the day

    I know she carried 56kg less than her rivals, but the run of GRAND PALAZZO (All Too Hard – Palazzo Pitti) was astonishing. As the gates sprung open in her Wyong maiden today, Grand Palazzo reared. So high in fact that jockey Sam Clipperton couldn’t hang on and he crashed… Read More »

     
  • Gordon Elliott banned over dead horse photo

    The ramifications of bringing our great sport into disrepute can and are costly. Just ask Gordon Elliott. After he took a phone call, and sat down to answer it, on the carcass of a dead horse, his world has collapsed around him with condemnation coming from every corner of the… Read More »

     
  • Activists storm track and shut down races

    Look at this picture. And when you do, get angry and upset because animal activists are making big inroads. A few hours ago, at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in the big US state of California, the meeting was held to ransom when four people jumped the fence, and parked themselves… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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