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
Image: AAP
Robert Heathcote has put a health scare behind him and is ready to continue his recent momentum on the track

Eagle Farm trainer Robert Heathcote has put a health scare behind him and is ready to continue his recent momentum on the track.

Heathcote was back at track work on Tuesday morning after undergoing heart surgery on Saturday.

“Medicine these days is amazing. I had a stent put in four days ago but here I am and I feel terrific,” Heathcote said.

“I was short of breath at Doomben last Thursday and went to see my doctor who sent me for some tests.

“Before I knew it I was on the operating table. It is a case for all people to note – listen to your body.

“I felt something was wrong and did something about it. The good news is everything else is fine and working properly.

“But I have avoided a possible heart attack or stroke.”

Heathcote has had one of his best seasons and has felt new interest in recent months.

“I had more air in my tyres and the results have been there,” he said.

One of his most pleasing results was Cool Chap’s win at Eagle Farm two weeks ago.

Cool Chap had not won for two years but Heathcote is confident the gelding can back it up in the Open Handicap (1800m) on Saturday.

“The 1800 metres is ideal for him at this stage of his campaign. I really like him on Saturday provided he draws a half decent barrier,” Heathcote said.

He has also nominated Our Mantra for the same race but the gelding may instead start in a restricted class event.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’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...

Launceston Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Launceston Cup. The Launceston Cup was raced at Launceston racecourse on 24/2/2021....

Blue Diamond Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Watch: Punters on the floor after sick beat

Smart maiden filly LADY OF LUXURY (Criterion-Miss Beauty World) had punters and racegoers alike holding their collective breathes as she...

Watch 📺 Idiot stands on race track, nearly gets hit

One of the most idiotic things you will see at a racetrack has happened at Trentham on Saturday. A patron...

Australian Guineas

The is one of the feature mile races in Australia for 3YO’s, it is held at each year over during...

Chipping Norton Stakes

The is one of the feature mile races in Sydney, Australia. The race is held at each year over during...

All Star Mile

The is a Special Conditions race for middle distance horses and is raced at WFA conditions during the Autumn Racing...

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or