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: Darren Winningham
Michael Hellyer will take the ride on his favourite horse Baccarat Baby in the Queensland Guineas

A suspension at Doomben has not dampened jockey Michael Hellyer’s enthusiasm for his ride on his favourite horse Baccarat Baby in the Queensland Guineas.

Hellyer and Baccarat Baby are set to tackle Saturday’s Group Two Queensland Guineas over 1600 metres at Eagle Farm.

Baccarat Baby was originally considered a Queensland Oaks filly but trainer David Vandyke decided she would not stay the 2200m and switched her campaign to the Guineas.

Hellyer was suspended for eight days after finishing second on the Vandyke-trained two-year-old McCovey Code at Doomben on Wednesday.

It is was a double blow to Hellyer because most of the crowd thought he had won in a tight photo

The suspension, which starts on Sunday night, was never going to threaten the Queensland Guineas ride because he had already been declared as the rider.

Hellyer has had a great association with Baccarat Baby winning five races on her and finishing an unlucky fifth in the Group One Flight Stakes in Sydney last spring.

They combined to win the Listed Princess Stakes last month and after a fourth in the Gold Coast Bracelet were second to Military Zone in the Group Three Fred Best Classic on May 25.

“It was a great run in the Fred Best and I am really looking forward to Saturday,” Hellyer said.

“There are big wraps on Military Zone and we were just as good.”

“She is such an honest filly she deserves a big race win.”

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...

Queensland Cup results and replay – 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 Queensland Cup. The Queensland Cup was raced at Eagle Farm racecourse on...

Melbourne Cup plans revealed for Lord Belvedere

Imported stayer Lord Belvedere will be given the opportunity to progress to bigger spring staying races after scoring a stylish...

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...

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...

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.