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
Paul Gallen is hoping he will have a leading contender in the Cox Plate in October

The Cronulla Shark’s captain, and former NSW Blues’ captain, Paul Gallen, is looking forward to early October.

That’s about the time the big NRL Grand final will be played and Gal is hoping his Sharks will be in the hunt.

In fact the Grand Final date is 6 Oct.

At the moment the Sharks are contenders, however, they need to get a tad more disciplined and consistent.

But away from rugby league, Gal has his eyes on big horse racing prizes too – namely the Gr 1, Epsom Hcp on 5 Oct worth $1million, and the 26 Oct Gr 1 Cox Plate worth $5million.

As a fan yes, but this time around….as an owner too.

You see Gal part-owns the kiwi invader, the purposefully named TE AKAU SHARK who heads here for both those races.

At the moment, Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle-Bak Da Chief) is in New Zealand. He boasts a record of 5 wins from 6 starts. His only defeat was 4th at Gr 1 level.

But according to his trial in NZ yesterday, and his trainer Jamie Richards, this is a very serious racehorse.

In his trial he came storming down the outside and brained them under a vice-like grip.

“He has come back in really, really good order,” he said on NZ Radio this morning.

“We’ll have a start in NZ then head to Sydney and if everything goes the way we hope, he’ll have a crack at the Epsom and the Cox Plate.”

The handsome, and strapping 5YO chestnut gelding whose mother was a Gr 2 winner and whose family boasts the former Gai and Adrian trained millionaire and multiple stakes winner Ecuador, has had his issues.

And just 6 starts underlines that. “He doesn’t want to race every 2nd week on firm tracks, but maybe at the end of his campaign this season he’ll be mature and sound enough to handle that,” added Richards.

The Cox Plate is the target for Australian Bloodstock’s European Gr 1 star DANCETERIA, also for multiple Cox plate placegetter HUMIDOR and of course the wonder mare MYSTIC JOURNEY.

If Te Akau Shark measure’s up and gee his trial suggests he will, it could be a Cox Plate for the ages.

 
*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 Bets – Saturday’s Races (inc Cox Plate) 24/10/2020

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

24/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Moonee Valley, Cox Plate day

One of the best races on the Australian racing calendar is the Cox Plate and the 2020 edition, along with...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’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 📺 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 📺 ‘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...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Melbourne Cup

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

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.