Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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: Steve Hart
The Lion has claimed a second Highway Handicap win to ease the pain of what should have been his third

The Lion has claimed a second Highway Handicap win to ease the pain of what should have been his third.

A post-race drug test after his victory at Randwick in June was found to contain an illegal substance and the gelding was stripped of his win.

Trainer Michelle Fleming admitted at an inquiry she had given The Lion a relaxant to keep him calm during a clipping.

Racing NSW stewards found Fleming had failed to seek veterinary advice and administered a greater than recommended dose, however the amount of the drug detected was low.

She was fined $8000 and The Lion was disqualified.

The Lion won his first Highway race for country-trained horses at Rosehill in June and Saturday’s Randwick win over 1100m took his record to four wins from 19 starts.

Fleming said Saturday’s large field had made her nervous.

“He’s a good horse,” she said. “He does everything I ask him to.”

She laughed off suggestions she had snuck a look at favourite Burning Crown before the race

“Well, I actually bought him down with me,” she said.

Runner-up Can’t Find Snippy ($17) led the field for most of the race before Rachel King brought The Lion ($14) with a late run to win going away by 1-1/2 lengths.

Burning Crown ($2.15) was another long neck third at his first attempt on rain-affected ground.

King, who brought up a double with the pick-up ride on the winner when Chris O’Brien was unavailable, said The Lion had more wins in store.

“There’s a few more in him,” King said.

“He was pretty straightforward. I just sat there and let him do his thing.

“We surged around a bit, but from about the 500 he actually towed me into it.”

 
*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...

Leading Australian sire forced to retire

Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt has been retired from active duty and is under veterinary care for pulmonary disease....

Watch: Cellsabeel’s odds slashed for Golden Slipper

An emphatic win by Cellsabeel at Rosehill has seen her odds slashed into clear favouritism for the 2020 Golden Slipper....

Watch: Track invader narrowly missed by horses

A track invader at Cranbourne on Friday night was narrowly missed by horses in the last race on the card....

Racehorse dead and another euthanised after property investigation

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has confirmed a registered racehorse has died and another has been euthanised after investigations at...

Mystic Journey recovering well from setback

Mystic Journey is recovering from a setback with next month’s Group One Futurity Stakes now a possibility for the mare’s...

Country trainer has star horse taken off him

Country trainer Todd Blowes has been outspoken in his disappointment after his star galloper Noble Boy was taken off him...

Champagne Cuddles recovering well from career-ending injury

Multiple Group One placegetter Champagne Cuddles is recovering well from a career-ending injury suffered at the Gold Coast. Nash Rawiller...

Star sprinter could have run his last race in Australia

Classique Legend appears to have run his last race in Australia with trainer Les Bridge all but resigned to losing...

Robert Smerdon loses appeal over life ban

Former trainer Robert Smerdon has lost his appeal against a life ban for his part in the “Aquanita Eight” scandal....

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.