• Harrison wins award and English trip

    Australian Horse Racing August 25, 2014 1:00 pm

    Tegan Harrison has capped her final season as an apprentice by winning the Ken Russell Award and a chance at international experience. The winner of the Brisbane junior premiership and the Queensland title, Harrison’s prize includes a stint in England with Ed Dunlop, trainer of dual Melbourne Cup runner-up Red […]

  • Slivovitz wins the Taree Cup

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 6:18 pm

    Trainer Kris Lees’ decision to scratch Slivovitz from Randwick in favour of the Taree Cup has paid off with the six-year-old winning Sunday’s country feature. The track at Taree was just in the heavy range while Randwick was downgraded during Saturday to a 10, the heaviest possible on the numbered […]

  • Lanieri continues family’s winning ways

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 5:42 pm

    Owner-breeder Jack O’Hagan hit the jackpot when he bought a striking looking filly 25 years ago. The filly went on to race as Belle Salieri and won six races including the 1997 Dane Ripper Stakes. However, it has been as a broodmare that Belle Salieri has excelled and the win […]

  • The Offer building up for Melbourne Cup

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 5:24 pm

    Gai Waterhouse is taking a steady approach with Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer as she aims for back-to-back wins in the famous race. Fiorente began his 2013 Cup campaign in the Memsie Stakes but Saturday’s race comes too soon for The Offer with the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes a […]

  • Ben Currie making his mark as a trainer

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 4:06 pm

    Young trainer Ben Currie’s plan to break into Brisbane’s top 10 trainers is off to a flying start thanks to some astute cheap buys. Toowoomba-based Currie has had seven winners already in the new season and three of those have been in the metropolitan area. Handy gelding Gully Command scored […]

  • Rebel Dane faces tough Memsie opposition

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 3:48 pm

    What was looking like a soft option for Rebel Dane a couple of months ago is now shaping as a much harder challenge in the Memsie Stakes. Gary Portelli had Rebel Dane up and running early hoping for a pre-emptive strike in the season’s first Group One race at Caulfield […]

  • Cockram Stakes return for Commanding Jewel

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 2:54 pm

    Group One winner Commanding Jewel is set to relaunch her career at Caulfield on Saturday after an absence of almost a year. The 2012 Thousand Guineas winner has not started since she won the Group Two Let’s Elope Stakes in early September last year. She is due to make her […]

  • Golden Rose hopes fading for Better Land

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 2:48 pm

    Liberations’s antics have cost him his chance in the spring features and hampered the cause of several others. The colt veered wide in Saturday’s Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick, forcing Valentia, Better Land, and Meursault towards the outside rail. While Liberation was causing havoc, the Paul Messara-trained duo Scissor […]

  • Ebor Handicap produces Melbourne Cup hopes

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 10:18 am

    Mutual Regard and Van Percy have run the quinella in England’s richest handicap to set up another clash in Melbourne. Jockey turned trainer Johnny Murtagh sent out 20-1 chance Mutual Regard to beat to beat the Andrew Balding-trained Van Percy (14-1) by a length in the STG265,000 ($A483,709) Ebor (2800m). […]

  • Stipes quiz trainers over Valley incident

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 8:15 pm

    Tempers flared between trainers John Sadler and Wayne Hawkes at Moonee Valley on Saturday leading to both appearing before stewards. Hawkes alleged Sadler barged into him with his hip and shoulder in the mounting yard before the third race. “Wayne Hawkes reported to the stewards an alleged incident in the mounting yard after that […]

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