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
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Darren Weir has equalled his record of four winners on the opening day of the Warrnambool carnival

Champion trainer Darren Weir has equalled his record of four winners on the opening day of the Warrnambool carnival.

Weir trained four winners in 2016 and again in 2017 and had to wait until the last race on Tuesday to land his quartet.

In previous years his opening day winners have come from a mixture of flat and jumps races, but on Tuesday all four were on the flat and all were sent out favourites.

He started with Night Falls ($1.75) and followed up with Big Hammer ($3.60), Tradesman ($1.85) and Jaws Of Steel ($2.60).

“I’m real happy with four,” Weir said.

“A lot of hard work goes into getting here.

“The team out the back are all working hard and I’m here talking to you.

“The jumpers didn’t get the start that we wanted but we finished well.”

Last year Weir set a training record at the three-day carnival when he had 14 winners from the 30 races run.

Weir has 23 runners spread across nine of the 10 races on Wednesday and 24 runners in the 10 races on Thursday.

A decision on whether Now And Zen, his lone runner in the Grand Annual Steeplechase on Thursday, will be made after Jarrod McLean, in charge of Weir’s Warrnambool stable, makes a trip to the beach on Wednesday morning.

Now And Zen lost his rider John Allen at the first jump in Tuesday’s Brierly Steeplechase.

“Jarrod will meet the owners at the beach in the morning,” Weir said.

“He’ll have a trot and canter and the owners will make that decision.”

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...

Stewards overturn photo finish result

Queensland Racing Stewards have overturned the result of a photo finish at Yeppoon from July. The QRIC stewards have overturned...

Mystic Journey’s trainer inundated with derogatory messages

Mystic Journey’s trainer Adam Trinder has spoken out about the derogatory calls, emails and text messages he has received after...

Watch: Is Pinatubo the Best 2YO ever seen?

Godolphin colt Pinatubo has produced an astonishing performance to land the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh by nine...

Stable lose a mate in Flemington death

Trainer Jason Warren has posted a heart felt message on Twitter regarding the death of Antah at Flemington on Saturday...

G1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman retires

G1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman has announced her retirement. The TAB National Jockeys Trust luncheon provided a significant revelation to...

Failed drug test cover up rocks US horse racing

A cover up of a failed drug test has this morning rocked the US horse racing industry. The New York...

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.