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  • Watch 📺 – Bird interferes with jockey mid race

    Excuses for jockeys don’t get much weirder than that of Blake Spriggs at Newcastle on Saturday in which a bird interfered with his riding in the home straight. Blake Spriggs who was aboard Aperol Sprint in the second race on Saturday’s Newcastle card was interfered with in the straight after… Read More »

     
  • Opinion: Is Nature Strip the Worlds Best Sprinter?

    The World Horse Racing authority has taken a liking to our super sprinter NATURE STRIP (Nicconi-Strikeline). On Wednesday afternoon, it posted on social media the question: who would win between Nature Strip and the wonder European sprinter BATTAASH (Dark Angel-Anna Law) over 5 furlongs (1000m). This is a clear acknowledgement… Read More »

     
  • Trainers scratching at Randwick causes a stir

    A late scratching at Randwick has caused a bit of a social media stir with many thinking it was due to a bias in the track. Trainer David Payne was allowed to scratch his horse Montefilia following the start of the meeting in what looked to be due to the… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Plastic running rail saves jockey and horse

    This could have been ugly. LADY LUCY LU today in the U.S. was home. She was leading and just had to keep going straight, but instead when the circular track linked up with the course proper, she lost her marbles. Well, her bearings anyway. Watch 📺 👇 Thankfully, it appears… Read More »

     
  • Watch: 2YO filly labelled a freak after an amazing win

    A two-year-old filly in Japan has been labelled a freak after an amazing debut win on the weekend. The 2yo daughter of American Pharoah has put in one of the most amazing and bazaar wins you will see this year at Niigata racecourse on Saturday. The well bred filly Reframe… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Spruik horse lives up to the hype

    Hydro Star created a big impression with his debut win in the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap (1000m). The two-year-old was well “spruiked” prior to his debut with connections resisting early interest from Hong Kong buyers before the colt had raced. Trainer John McArdle said he knew Hydro Star had potential… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Jockeys whip gets caught in horses tail

    It could be the weirdest occurrences during a race we have seen this season when Tommy Berry’s whip got caught in the tail of an opposition runner. Tommy Berry who was riding Maui Girl at Canterbury in the fourth race on the card when his whip got caught in rival… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Horse runs over a snake and wins

    Only in Australia does a horse run over a snake on their way to win a race. 2YO filly Kotabharu took out the second race at Rockhampton on Friday after running over a snake during the straight. Only in Central/North QLD….that’s just a 3ft Brown Snake 🐍 giving them something… Read More »

     
  • Racecourse shutdown after jockeys test positive to COVID-19

    Del Mar has cancelled racing for the weekend after 15 jockeys tested positive for COVID-19. All the track’s riders and personnel who work in the jockeys’ room were tested by San Diego County public health officials at the request of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Of the 15 positive tests,… Read More »

     
  • Multiple G1 winner dies from heart attack

    A multiple Group One winning galloper has died suddenly this morning following a heart attack. The two time G1 winner Scales Of Justice sadly passed away this morning after suffering a hearth attack during work on the beach at Warrnambool this morning. Trainer Lindsey Smith announced the news on RSN… Read More »

     
  • Watch: You won’t believe what happens in this race

    Those of us who bet know all too well that sinking feeling when you’re on something but by the home bend, it’s gone, had enough, tent is folded, etc. Most times, nearly always, you know it’s history because it shortens stride and wobbles. I was on PLAGUE STONE at Grafton… Read More »

     
  • Their Last Ride wins Bill Whittaker Book Award

    The Bill Whittaker Book Award for 2020 goes to John H Payne for his ‘splendidly researched book’ Their Last Ride: The Fallen Jockeys of Australia. “You deserve the congratulations from both myself and the judging panel,” stated R. L., Bob, Charley AO, the former Chairman of Australian Racing Hall of… Read More »

     
  • Their Last Ride wins Bill Whittaker Book Award

    The Bill Whittaker Book Award for 2020 goes to John H Payne for his ‘splendidly researched book’ Their Last Ride: The Fallen Jockeys of Australia. “You deserve the congratulations from both myself and the judging panel,” stated R. L., Bob, Charley AO, the former Chairman of Australian Racing Hall of… Read More »

     
  • Opinion: Should this horse have won on protest?

    Ok, we are all armchair Stewards so I have one here you should look at it, ponder over, then answer this question. Should this filly have won this race? Her name is JOVIALITY (I Am Invincible-Limbo Down). She is ridden by visiting 3kg claiming Kiwi apprentice Casey Waddell. After missing… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Riderless horse claims run of the week

    I’ve just watched all the replays from the weekend’s racing and well, I have to say this. Probably the best run all day was that of the riderless horse PRIMA STELLA (Redoute’s Show-Italian beauty) in the Sth Grafton Cup Prelude over 1600m. And here’s why. The horse reared at the… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Is this the worst race call ever?

    Those immortal words of ‘the accurate one’ Bill Collins regarding Kingston Town in the Cox Plate, stayed with him until the day he died. They being of course, “Kingston Town can’t win,” when he saw with 500m to go the King not travelling well. Of course, history records that he… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Is this the tightest finish ever?

    Have a look at this. It’s about the best blanket finish you’ve seen in a while. As you watch the footage, pick the winner 200m from home. Then do it again at the 100m, 50m mark and 10cm from home. What a finish. What a horse race! Notforalongtime gets the… Read More »

     
  • Opinion: Did stewards get this protest wrong?

    Earlier this week we were full of praise when the Stewards upheld a protest, despite the fav being relegated for a $31 chance. The response from readers was on point too – no-one spoke through their pocket and everyone made reasoned evaluations based on the footage provided. Well, this time… Read More »

     
  • Grand National winning jockey found dead

    Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell, who returned from retirement last year, has been found dead in England, aged 34. Treadwell sprang one of the biggest surprises in the world’s greatest steeplechase when riding 100-1 outsider Mon Mome to victory in 2009 for trainer Venetia Williams, on his first attempt. He… Read More »

     
  • Watch: Punters in uproar over upheld protest

    There was quite the hue and cry out of Hawkesbury yesterday when the stewards upheld a protest. The favourite at $3.50 and very heavily tried late, CHIEF GERONIMO (More Than Ready-The Warrior Woman) was in front all the way down the home straight, even crossed the line first, but had… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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