• Trainer John Nikolic disqualified

    Horse Racing Industry April 9, 2014 6:12 pm

    Queensland trainer John Nikolic has been disqualified for 12 months after a horse he brought across the NSW border to race tested positive to an illegal substance. Nikolic is the brother of banned jockey Danny Nikolic and only returned to training last year after a previous infringement. A post-race sample [...]

  • Waller horses in Mile race of their own

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 6:00 pm

    Chris Waller’s dominance of Sydney racing has been recognised by bookmakers fielding on the $3 million Doncaster Mile. As Waller trained another city treble at Warwick Farm on Wednesday, NSW TAB price assessors framed a market on the first of his six runners from his stable to finish in the [...]

  • Colt passed in for $2.1 million at sales

    Horse Racing Breeding April 9, 2014 6:00 pm

    Buying and selling horses is at times cut-throat, but at other times emotion gets in the way. Excitement surrounded the bidding on the first and only foal out of six-time Group One winner Typhoon Tracy at the Easter Yearling sale on Wednesday. That excitement turned to confusion when it emerged [...]

  • Kincaple Chief in line for SA Derby tilt

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 5:48 pm

    Stephen Baster made the most of his only Sandown ride as Kincaple Chief raced into South Australian Derby contention with a breakthrough win. Kincaple Chief provided the opening leg of a race-to-race double for trainer David Hayes on Wednesday with up-and-coming mare Girl Guide notching her third win in four [...]

  • Keys wants to bring Derby hope wide

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 5:48 pm

    There will be no shortcuts for Bring Something in Saturday’s Listed Galilee Series Final at Caulfield. That is not because of the likely slow track but because jockey Mark Zahra will have instructions to make ground out wide in the 2400m contest. Bring Something’s trainer Ken Keys says the three-year-old [...]

  • Twisted Mountain keeps it in the family

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 5:36 pm

    Champion jockey Chris Munce was quick to praise his wife Kathy after Twisted Mountain’s record-breaking win at Eagle Farm on Wednesday. Munce took Twisted Mountain ($4) straight to the front and he led all the way to win by 10 lengths over Clever One ($8) in the Quest Breakfast Creek [...]

  • Shaumari makes up for lost time at Farm

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 5:06 pm

    The significance of an early-season injury wasn’t lost on one of Australia’s biggest stables as Darley filly Shaumari lived up to expectations at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. If not for a setback, Shaumari could have easily taken her place in last Saturday’s Golden Slipper. Instead, she provided a small consolation [...]

  • Thornton to go to War in Sires’ Produce

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 4:54 pm

    Apprentices get few chances to prove themselves as big race riders. But Damien Thornton will get an opportunity to boost his career immeasurably in Saturday’s Group One ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. Chad Schofield won a Cox Plate as an apprentice on maiden Shamus Award last year and [...]

  • Lankan Rupee on target for third Group One

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 4:54 pm

    Craig Newitt has always known Lankan Rupee is a talented horse. But six months ago he could not have predicted the sprinter would be entering Saturday’s $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes as the winner of the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap. Those wins make him the highest-rated sprinter in the [...]

  • El Roca must overcome wide barrier

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 4:42 pm

    It has been a case of so near yet so far for El Roca this autumn and he again has things stacked against him in the Doncaster Mile. Trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young brought the colt to Sydney from New Zealand in February full of hope he could make [...]

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