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  • Platinum State win a triumph for planning

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 3:30 pm

    Trainer Bryan Guy admitted he got special satisfaction out of the win of Platinum State at Doomben on Saturday. Platinum State ($6.50) scored his first win in nine starts at Doomben when he held on to win the Novotel Brisbane Airport Handicap (1350m). Guy had been planning to run Platinum […]

     
  • Merion beats Chivalry in thrilling finish

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 3:18 pm

    Merion has lowered the colours of boom colt Chivalry by the barest of margins at Flemington to put himself in the Caulfield Guineas picture. The Mike Moroney-trained Merion, who is tracking the same path towards the Caulfield Guineas as last year’s winner Long John, held off favourite Chivalry by a […]

     
  • Turquoise King justifies 11th-hour switch

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 2:54 pm

    A late call to send Turquoise King to Sydney paid dividends for Hawkes Racing and underlined the benefits of their two-state operation. A drying track at Rosehill convinced the Hawkes training team to roll the dice and run the last-start Melbourne winner in Saturday’s Sportsyear Sprint (1200m). Turquoise King stalked […]

     
  • Schofields in father-and-son Melb finish

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 2:24 pm

    Chad Schofield has emerged as the winner in a racetrack battle between father and son in the Spring Is The Season Handicap at Flemington. In his first meeting back after a three-week suspension, 20-year-old Schofield partnered Brambles to a half-head victory over Big Memory who was ridden by the young […]

     
  • Who Shot Thebarman wins at Flemington

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 2:00 pm

    The nature of Cups hopeful Who Shot Thebarman’s first Australian victory at Flemington has impressed champion jockey Glen Boss. The Auckland Cup winner, now in the care of premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller, raced to a 2-1/4 length win in on Saturday under 60kg. “I thought it was very impressive,” […]

     
  • Afleet Esprit confirms 1000 Guineas plans

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:36 pm

    A last-to-first win has confirmed David Hayes’ opinion of Thousand Guineas hopeful Afleet Esprit. Backing up after a recent Moonee Valley win with her first stakes victory in Saturday’s Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes at Flemington, Afleet Esprit narrowly defeated another up-and-comer in Lumosty in the 1100-metre race. Afleet Esprit ($10) […]

     
  • Owner declares Black Caviar a champion mum

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:30 pm

    Racing royalty has a new member with the birth of Black Caviar’s first foal, a filly by Exceed And Excel. The undefeated champion had a trouble-free delivery at a farm in the NSW Hunter Valley with managing part-owner Neil Werrett on hand. The filly will be retained by the group […]

     
  • Villa Splendido ends long sequence of outs

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:24 pm

    If not for an oversupply of broodmares, Villa Splendido would have been retired. Instead the mare made the most of her reprieve to post her second career win in Saturday’s The Paslode Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill. Victorious on debut at Hawkesbury more than two years ago, Villa Splendido had struggled […]

     
  • Byrne dumbfounded by favourite’s defeat

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:24 pm

    Jockey Jim Byrne could offer no excuses after long odds-on favourite Our Boy Nicholas ran last at Doomben on Saturday. Our Boy Nicholas ($1.65) had won his only three starts in Queensland but was under pressure from the 600m and finished last, five lengths from the all-the-way winner Bush Aviator […]

     
  • Black Caviar gives birth to filly foal

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 9:06 am

    Champion Black Caviar has safely delivered her first foal, a filly by Exceed And Excel, in the NSW Hunter Valley. Her managing owner Neil Werrett was there for the birth and said all went smoothly. “She did it all very naturally with very little assistance,” Werrett told Sydney’s Sky Sports […]

     
 
 
 
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