• Begg happy to give Bennetta WFA chance

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 2:36 pm

    There have been better Group One races than the All Aged Stakes during the Sydney carnival, leaving trainer Grahame Begg certain he has made the right call for Bennetta. Bennetta is one of the outsiders in the $400,000 weight-for-age race at Randwick on Saturday but a small field reduced even [...]

  • Apprentice fails in four-month ban appeal

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 2:36 pm

    Apprentice Brooke Richardson has failed in an appeal which highlighted the psychological problems jockeys suffer after race falls. Racing Queensland stewards suspended Richardson for four months for her handling of Raeburn in a race at Eagle Farm on March 22. She appealed severity but her defence that her judgment was [...]

  • John O’Shea prepares for Randwick farewell

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 2:06 pm

    John O’Shea is emphatic he could be training a future star in unbeaten Sarajevo when he takes over at Darley. He is also just as certain he may be saying goodbye to two horses who are packed with the same amount of potential. The odds are against O’Shea making a [...]

  • Miracles Of Life out of Group One Classic

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 1:18 pm

    A bout of colic may prolong the racing career of Blue Diamond Stakes winner Miracles Of Life. Miracles Of Life was set to leave trainer Daniel Clarken’s stable after Saturday’s Group One Sportingbet Classic at Morphettville to be auctioned at a Gold Coast broodmare sale. However, colic has forced the [...]

  • Go Indy Go has a Champagne pedigree

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 1:06 pm

    Leon Macdonald sees similarities between Go Indy Go and her close relation Southern Speed but can only hope wet track ability is among their common traits. Go Indy Go runs in the Group One Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday with parts of Sydney, including Randwick, receiving rain on race [...]

  • Big plans on the line for Hopfgarten

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 1:06 pm

    Improving three-year-old Hopfgarten could be a surprise entry for the Group One Stradbroke Handicap if he races up to expectations at Eagle Farm. Hopfgarten has been the star of the recent Brisbane midweek meetings winning his past three starts in impressive style. He takes on far stronger class in Saturday’s [...]

  • Double Dee to run in Melbourne

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2014 5:36 pm

    Trainer Jason Warren was relieved to win with one well-related galloper at Geelong on Thursday and he is confident of doing likewise with another at Flemington on Anzac Day. Warren has Cox Plate winner Shamus Award’s older half-sister Double Dee in Friday’s Kokoda Track Handicap, a day after producing stable [...]

  • Brisbane beckons for Taxmeifyoucan

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2014 5:30 pm

    Talented sprinter-miler Taxmeifyoucan will be on trial for a trip to Brisbane when he resumes on the final day of the Sydney autumn carnival at Randwick. A brilliant winner of the Scone Guineas last year, the Greg Hickman-trained gelding will line up in the BMW Handicap (1200m) on Saturday with [...]

  • I Am The General to press spring claims

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2014 4:54 pm

    Trainer Shane Nichols will use an off-season race at Sandown on Saturday to gauge the spring carnival credentials of juvenile I Am The General. The city winner resumes at Sandown having been spelled after he finished worse than midfield in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast [...]

  • First runner for Paul Snowden at Gosford

    Australian Horse Racing April 24, 2014 4:30 pm

    Paul Snowden will saddle up his first runner as a public trainer when Tumult runs at Gosford on Anzac Day. The three-year-old, formerly part of the Darley string but now owned by syndication company Darby Racing, will line up in the Singo’s Wholesale Meats Handicap (1100m). The son of Darley [...]

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