• Tapestry upsets Taghrooda in Group One

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:30 am

    Tapestry has ended the unbeaten streak of Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks. After Taghrooda’s performances in the English Oaks and the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the latest Group One was expected to be little more than a warm-up for a probable challenge for the Prix de l’Arc […]

  • Jockey Jamie Spencer announces retirement

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:00 am

    Dual British champion Jamie Spencer will retire from riding at the end of the season to take up a position with Qatar Racing. The 34-year-old is currently the retained rider for the powerful operation but will work closely alongside Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and his bloodstock advisor David Redvers providing […]

  • Racing mourns trainer Erwin Takacs

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

    Kembla Grange trainer Erwin Takacs has died, seven months after he is believed to have been injured in a tragic accident. The 64-year-old was found unconscious in January when it is thought he may have suffered a blow to the head from a horse using the swimming pool at Kembla […]

  • Valley return unclear for import St Jean

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 5:36 pm

    Trainer Aaron Purcell will play a waiting game with import St Jean who is in danger of missing a start at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Get a $250 FREE BET on any race at Moonee Valley on Saturday at St Jean is second emergency for the Sportingbet Handicap (1500m) […]

  • Mr Chard wins as La Amistad impresses

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 5:12 pm

    It takes a lot in racing to upstage a comeback winner yet that is what happened to Mr Chard in the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury on Thursday. Mr Chard has been robbed of his best years on the racetrack because of suspensory injuries and he left trainer Tony McEvoy […]

  • Our Voodoo Prince still on trial: Waller

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 4:00 pm

    He’s unbeaten in Australia and he is high up in Caulfield Cup betting but English import Our Voodoo Prince still has to convince trainer Chris Waller of his spring bona fides. Our Voodoo Prince is the first foal of former champion European mare Ouija Board and on that part of […]

  • Harrison, Williams team up with Tudor

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 3:48 pm

    With the spring carnival on the doorstep, trainer Doug Harrison is happy to have star jockey Craig Williams back in Melbourne. Harrison has called on his nephew to partner Tudor in the Listed McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley, the jockey’s second Saturday meeting back home after overseas riding stints during […]

  • Harvey calls time on Nathan Tinkler debt

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 3:06 pm

    The remaining fragments of the once thriving racing empire owned by former mining magnate Nathan Tinkler will be sold off next month. In what has been described as Australia’s largest ever private dispersal sale of thoroughbreds, Tinkler’s racing assets, including Patinack Farm properties in the Hunter Valley in NSW and […]

  • Traveston Girl stars at Brisbane trials

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 2:30 pm

    Thousand Guineas-bound filly Traveston Girl is likely to head straight to Melbourne to begin her spring campaign after an impressive barrier trial win on Thursday. Eagle Farm racetrack hosted 19 trials on Thursday before it was officially closed for a $22 million upgrade. There were some impressive performances but none […]

  • Angelic Light set for Valley return

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 2:24 pm

    Group One placegetter Angelic Light lost a year of her career through injury and she will be out to make up for lost time this spring. The Robbie Griffiths-trained mare resumes in a competitive Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday, her first start since she finished second in the […]

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