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

John Crowley has waited a long time to have a horse good enough to run in the race at Randwick named for his grandfather who introduced him to the sport when he was growing up in rural NSW.

For the first time the equine veterinarian and his partner, trainer Wendy Roche, have a runner in the Listed 1200-metre race that carries the family name, the Brian Crowley Stakes.

“We’ve wanted to have a runner in it for years, but we’ve never been close,” Crowley said.

So the pair will watch Mustafa’s debut with more than usual interest when the gelding faces a tough initiation against the likes of the Gary Portelli-trained Group Three-winner Single Bullet.

Mustafa was also nominated for Canterbury on Wednesday but Roche and Crowley decided to set the bar higher on Saturday given the family connection.

Sir Brian Crowley was a grazier, breeder and racing administrator who chaired the Australian Jockey Club from 1962 to 1974.

The Brian Crowley Stakes was first run in 1983, the year following his death.

“He used to take me to races all the time as a kid,” Crowley said.

“He used to do the basic work on them at home, break them in, ride them round the paddock after the sheep and then send them to Randwick.”

Roche has five horses in work at Warwick Farm and went away with a winner the last time she came to Randwick when Chalk won two weeks ago.

“This bloke’s first up but we think he’s pretty handy. It’s a big test but everyone that’s ridden him has said he’s bloody good,” Crowley said.

Mustafa trialled in May and again earlier this month when race jockey, apprentice Rachel King, guided him to a three-length win over 1200-metres at Warwick Farm.

Despite the fact he has never raced before, Mustafa has been backed from $26 to $15 with the TAB this week with Single Bullet the $4 favourite.

*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...

Likely Cox Plate Field – 2020

The 2020 Cox Plate will be run this weekend (24/10/2020) and the field is taking shape with a majority of...

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)...

Caulfield Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/10/2020....

The Everest results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Everest. The Everest was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/10/2020. Replay:...

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.