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

Symon Wilde has labelled Gold Medals a marvel after he gave the Warrnambool trainer his first win in the Brierly Steeplechase.

Gold Medals, a rising nine-year-old, is a stable favourite for Wilde having begun his career with a debut win on his home track as a two-year-old in April, 2012.

As a three-year-old he was placed at Flemington during Melbourne Cup week and is also a Cup winner having won the Terang feature last year.

He is also a winner over hurdles and Tuesday’s win in the Brierly at Warrnambool is his second over the bigger fences after his Australian Steeplechase win at Sandown last year.

Gold Medals is now the winner of 11 of his 63 starts and more than $530,000 prize money.

Ridden by Shane Jackson, Gold Medals ($6) beat the $4.20 favourite Zed Em by a half-length with Monarch Chimes ($4.80) four lengths away third.

“He’s my favourite horse in the yard and about the only one I ride all the time,” Wilde said.

“He’s pretty special.”

Wilde, who trained in partnership with his father Bill for a number of years before taking over in his own right, said he was thrilled to have finally won the Brierly.

“It’s a race we’ve always wanted to win,” he said.

“We’ve run four or five placings. We’ve won a couple of Cups and the Wangoom and what we need now is the Annual and we get the full deck.”

Wilde accepted with Gold Medals in Thursday’s Grand Annual Steeplechase over 5500m.

He said how the gelding recovers would determine whether he backs up.

“We’re definitely not discounting having a crack on Thursday,” Wilde said.

“Sometimes you have to take a chance.

“He’s not going to get in with that weight in this race again and if the ground stays good it won’t be as testing the distance.”

There was drama early when the Darren Weir-trained Now And Zen ($8) lost rider John Allen at the first fence of the 3450m-race.

Now And Zen galloped on and carted Zataglio off the track with rider Martin Kelly taking evasive action, ending up on the course proper.

A veterinary examination post-race showed Now And Zen had come through his escapade unscathed as did Allen who went on to win a flat race on Tradesman.

 
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...

Surprise betting move on the Winx Stakes

Despite a sluggish trial, Happy Clapper has been the most popular runner in early betting with Sportsbet when it comes...

Winx Stakes

The Winx Stakes will now become one of the feature WFA sprint to middle distance races each year in Australia. The race...

TAB records their biggest ever winning price

One lucky punter has kicked off their Wednesday with an incredible win from a 50c bet on the Mohawk trots....

Officers bust participants in Queensland raids

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission officers have found five trackwork riders tested positive to prohibited substances during a raid at the...

Marmelo’s odds slashed to win Melbourne Cup 2019

After taking out the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in France overnight, Marmelo is now a $15 TAB equal...

Update on Robbie Griffiths after brain surgery

Australian Trainers’ Association President Robbie Griffiths is resting comfortably after undergoing a longer than expected operation on a brain aneurysm....

Colic rules Melbourne Cup contender out of spring

UK import Lord Belvedere will miss the this years Spring Racing Carnival after suffering a colic attack late last month....

Jamie Kah lashes out at British racing industry

Group One winning Australian jockey Jamie Kah has hit out at the British racing industry calling it ‘backwards’ in regards...

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.