Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
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

Earthquake has been cleared to take her place in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper after an early morning gallop and a late afternoon veterinary inspection.

The Slipper favourite, treated with antibiotics because of a temperature, eased the concerns of trainer Peter Snowden and jockey Kerrin McEvoy with a solid piece of work at Warwick Farm.

But, more importantly, the filly passed a Wednesday afternoon inspection at her Crown Lodge stable when examined by Racing NSW vet Craig Suann.

Suann’s inspection ended 24 hours of Golden Slipper drama for one of Australia’s highest profile stables and the long-time favourite to win the world’s premier two-year-old race.

“Essentially, the problem she had is over and she will present as a fit racehorse for Saturday,” deputy chief steward Greg Rudolph said.

Snowden told stewards on Tuesday there had been a minor spike in the filly’s temperature, forcing the Darley Australia trainer to change Earthquake’s training routine.

Race jockey Kerrin McEvoy worked Earthquake at Warwick Farm and he delivered the news Snowden and the rest of the Darley team wanted to hear.

“She gave me a nice feel in her work and it certainly points to her getting there on Saturday in really good order,” McEvoy said.

Earthquake has dominated betting on Saturday’s Golden Slipper since winning the Blue Diamond Stakes in February.

She eased marginally to $2.30 after Tuesday’s barrier draw when she drew gate 13 but remains a clear top pick over Mossfun.

“She never missed any feed and other than galloping on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday she hasn’t missed any work at all,” McEvoy told Sky Sports Radio.

Earthquake is so far the only Golden Slipper horse to be vetted in the countdown to the race.

Mossfun has been the best-backed since the draw with the Hawkes Racing filly firming from $6 to $5.50 as more support for the Silver Slipper winner came on Wednesday.

There’s every chance the Slipper will be run on a heavy track with rain predicted for Thursday and Friday.

“The weather bureau has toughened up the forecast,” Australian Turf Club trackman Lindsay Murphy said.

Rosehill was rated in the slow range on Wednesday with a heavy dew and fog conspiring against an upgrade.

“At the moment it’s one step forward and two steps backwards. We got 14 millimetres on Sunday night which we didn’t need.”

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. Tโ€™s & Cโ€™s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

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

Cox Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate was raced at Moonee Valley racecourse on...

Bossy thinks Sir Dragonet can win the Melbourne Cup

So what happens now? Will Hughie Bowman, who was booked to ride SIR DRAGONET (Camelot-Sparrow) in the Gr 1 Cox...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated todayโ€™s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Classique Legend lost to Hong Kong

In a bittersweet postscript to The Everest, Classique Legend’s owner Bon Ho has confirmed the horse will head overseas. While...

Verry Elleegant gives Chris Waller his first Caulfield Cup

Australia’s premier trainer Chris Waller and jockey Mark Zahra landed their first Caulfield Cup wins when outstanding five-year-old Verry Elleegant...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

The Golden Eagle

ย is Australia’s second richest race in Australia behind The Everest as well as the third richest turf race in the...

Victoria Derby

The is a staying race and is the premier race for three year old stayers during the Melbourne Spring Racing...

Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a Group l sprint distance race and is fast becoming one of the big highlights...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2020 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.