Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Jenny Duggan has celebrated victory in the Rising Stars series

Jenny Duggan has celebrated victory in the Rising Stars series although her mount came third in the final heat at Randwick.

Duggan went to Randwick on Monday with an unassailable lead in the apprentices series and had her first ride for Godolphin aboard Watchdog in the 1400m-final won by Stacey Metcalfe on the David Pfeiffer-trained The Party Girl.

Underlying Duggan’s success in the Rising Stars which began in September, is that the mature-age apprentice spent four years out of the saddle.

After breaking her leg, Duggan then had two children before deciding to make the commitment to ride again.

“I’m very happy,” Duggan said.

“It’s kudos to my husband Ben. He does all my bookings and I’ve ridden all over the state and met trainers I would not have if not for this series.

“To finish off with a ride for Godolphin is great and it’s great for the up and coming ones. It is a great achievement for Stacey.”

Metcalfe, who comes from the Riverina but recently joined the Allan Denham stable at Wyong, was thrilled to win her first race at Randwick.

“Its so good and the horse ran an awesome race,” she said.

“She got back and travelled really nicely.”

Robbie Dolan’s mount Song And A Prayer was unplaced but he earlier added another win as he races to the Sydney apprentices premiership.

Dolan’s victory on the Mark Newnham-trained two-year-old Celestial Falls took his tally to 39 for the season, putting him 15 ahead of Sam Weatherley.

Celestial Falls is a half sister to this season’s VRC Oaks runner-up Greysful Glamour, also trained by Newnham who said she too would be set on a path to staying races after her 1550m-win.

“I will give her a little break now and then give her a chance at the spring because she is one of those fillies similar to her half sister that will have no trouble running a trip,” Newnham said.

“She has got the right attitude and right constitution so I think we have some exciting times ahead with her.”

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Bets – 20/7/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the...

Another former Star WA sprinter in The Everest

Owner Bob Peters is set to have two runners in the $14 million The Everest with Enticing Star announced as...

Tahlia Hope set for extended stay in hospital

Apprentice Tahlia Hope could remain in hospital for up to three weeks as she recovers from viral meningitis. Hope was...

Godolphin secure slot in The Everest

Global racing operation Godolphin has won the tender for the vacant slot in the $14 million Everest forfeited by Damion...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Queensland trainer fined for assaulting stewards

Veteran Queensland trainer Ron Maund has been fined $2000 with no conviction recorded on charges of assaulting two Racing Integrity...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.