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

Rosehill entry Better Not Blue has a big heart but when it comes to offers from Asian interests it counts for nothing.

Trainer Michelle Ritchie revealed the three-year-old was the subject of an “unbelievable offer” straight after a last-to-first win at Warwick Farm earlier this month.

But because of Asian racing’s preference for horses with a bigger-than-average physical presence, Ritchie knew the deal was doomed from the start.

Better Not Blue is on the small side for a thoroughbred at 438kg and therefore falls well short of a criteria set by bloodstock agents acting for Hong Kong buyers.

“It was pretty much a done deal but as soon as I sent them back his weight they pulled out straight away,” Ritchie said.

“Horses need to be four hundred and eighty kilos plus for Hong Kong. They like big horses over there.”

Better Not Blue, set to run against his own age in a benchmark race over 1400m on Saturday, cost Ritchie $10,000 at a tried-horse sale and she admits the Hong Kong offer would have represented a gigantic windfall.

“What they offered was unbelievable. It would have been a great bonus for the rest of my life,” Ritchie said.

“But at the same time I still wasn’t too bothered because I still get to keep him.

“I’ve had a lot of fun with him and now I hope to keep having a lot more fun with him.”

Jockey Robbie Brewer has ridden Better Not Blue in the gelding’s past two wins at Moruya and Warwick Farm and Ritchie is pleased the combination will stay together for their biggest test after five starts.

“Robbie could have had his share of rides at Kembla on Saturday but he is more than happy to just have the one ride at Rosehill to stay with this horse,” Ritchie said.

 
*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...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Magic Millions Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Classic. The Magic Millions Classic was raced at Gold Coast...

Magic Millions Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Guineas. The Magic Millions Guineas was raced at Gold Coast...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Magic Millions Classic

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Magic Millions Guineas

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

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 www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.