• Vintage Bon lands Sunshine Coast plunge

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2014 2:00 pm

    Trainer Les Ross couldn’t believe his luck when Sunshine Coast bookmakers were offering generous odds about Vintage Bon winning on Wednesday. Backed in to favouritism from $7.50 to $3.20, Vintage Bon stormed home to win the Mooloolaba and Chancellor Park Handicap (1300m). Ross had every right to be bemused by […]

  • Mukhadram topweight for Gr 1 Caulfield Cup

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2014 12:30 pm

    English stayer Mukhadram, winner of the Eclipse Stakes and a Dubai World Cup placegetter, is topweight for the Caulfield Cup. Mukhadram has been handicapped on 58kg, 1kg more than Hong Kong star Dan Excel. Japan’s Admire Ratki has 56kg, the same weight as last year’s winner Fawkner. Mukhadram upset a […]

  • Aimee on trial for Melbourne spring trip

    Australian Horse Racing September 3, 2014 12:00 pm

    Trainer Noel Doyle will let top filly Aimee shape her own spring destiny. Nominated for the Furious Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, Aimee will instead resume against easier opposition in the Boston Salon Handicap at Doomben. Aimee is entered for the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on October 11 and the […]

  • Ruler Of The World on track for Arc

    International Horse Racing September 3, 2014 10:00 am

    Ruler Of The World could make his return to action in the Prix Foy as trainer Aidan O’Brien eyes a second crack at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Last year’s Epsom Derby winner was only seventh to Treve in the Longchamp feature and has not raced since disappointing in […]

  • Now or never for Diamond winner: Godolphin

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 6:24 pm

    Godolphin is committed to running Earthquake at Randwick on Saturday despite the prospect of another rain-affected track for the Chelmsford Stakes meeting. “Obviously we scratched her from the heavy going a couple of weeks ago but she really has to get going now if we’ve still got the Flight Stakes […]

  • Melb Cup entries feature 31 internationals

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 5:42 pm

    Thirty-one overseas entries are among the 148 horses in the running for the Melbourne Cup after nominations for the $6.2 million race closed on Tuesday. And among the best known of the international contingent for Australia’s greatest horse race is the Queen’s 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate. Gai Waterhouse, […]

  • Brazen Beau to miss $1 million Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 3:54 pm

    Brazen Beau, one of the early favourites for the Golden Rose, has been ruled out of the $1 million race. And instead of making a belated return to racing in Sydney, trainer Chris Waller confirmed the Group One-placed colt would head to Melbourne to open his spring campaign. Waller made […]

  • Japanese stayers among 148 Melb Cup noms

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 3:06 pm

    An impressive list of internationals headed by Japanese stars Admire Ratki and Bande are among 148 entries for the Melbourne Cup. The overseas entry of 31 horses also includes Red Cadeaux, the English-trained stayer expected to contest the race for the fourth time in a bid to improve on his […]

  • Celebs step up for spring racing carnival

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 2:42 pm

    Spring is the perfect time to leave the kids at home with grandma and get dressed up for the races – at least that’s how Braith and Jodi Anasta are looking at it. The couple handed their baby daughter Aleeia over to the recently retired NRL star’s mother on Tuesday […]

  • Price bullish ahead of Lankan Rupee return

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 1:24 pm

    A pleasing track gallop has trainer Mick Price convinced Lankan Rupee can continue his winning ways in the McEwen Stakes. Rated the world’s best sprinter, Lankan Rupee was the first onto the track at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning and worked with stablemate Lion Of Belfort over 800m. Lankan Rupee […]

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