• Irish raider confirmed for Championships

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 4:06 pm

    Irish horse Gordon Lord Byron has become the second international raider confirmed to take part in the inaugural running of The Championships. A dual Group One winner, the gelding will make his Australian debut in the Group One George Ryder Stakes on March 29. Trainer Tom Hogan is then leaning [...]

  • Carnival aspirants to step out at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 3:54 pm

    The usually ebullient Gai Waterhouse is taking a measured approach to the autumn with rising star Ecuador. That’s not to say she doesn’t have big plans for the gelding. Ecuador will resume in Saturday’s February Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill following a spring campaign in which he progressed from midweek company [...]

  • Lord Of The Sky ready for stakes test

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 3:48 pm

    Hong Kong-based star Joao Moreira is among the jockeys in the mix to ride three-year-old Lord Of The Sky in next month’s Group One Oakleigh Plate. The Robbie Laing-trained Lord Of The Sky is being aimed at the 1100m Oakleigh Plate on February 22 and gets the chance to confirm [...]

  • Lure of bonuses to keep Agitate in Qld

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 3:06 pm

    The lure of big money in QTIS bonus incentives will keep speedster Agitate in Queensland this autumn. Agitate’s stablemate Better Than Ready heads to Melbourne on Thursday night to run in the Group Three Rubiton Stakes (1100m) on Saturday week and Group One Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on February 22. For [...]

  • Earthquake pleases Snowden in trial

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 2:54 pm

    Boom two-year-old Earthquake has pleased trainer Peter Snowden in her first public appearance in Victoria at the Cranbourne barrier trials on Thursday. The second favourite for the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes, the filly was ridden by Damien Oliver and sat three-wide on the speed, hitting the line under her [...]

  • Waller hoping patience pays with juveniles

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 1:06 pm

    Chris Waller’s season tally of city winners in Sydney is almost double that of nearest rival Gai Waterhouse. With 81 wins, he is on his way to becoming the city’s champion trainer for the third year in succession and currently heads the national premiership. But his success during the 2013-14 [...]

  • Hi Son to tackle Open company

    Australian Horse Racing January 30, 2014 12:54 pm

    Hi Son’s trainer David Kelly has warned punters to ignore the four-year-old’s last start failure ahead of his staying test at Doomben on Saturday. Hi Son was entered for a Benchmark 85 race as well as the Open Hcp (2120m) at Doomben, but Kelly was keen to test his pet [...]

  • Huge entry for Aintree showpiece

    International Horse Racing January 30, 2014 9:12 am

    There are 115 entries for this year’s Grand National at Aintree. The world’s most famous steeplechase on April 5 has received a boost to STG1 million ($A1.90 million) and the number of entries is the highest since 2009. Willie Mullins, successful with Hedgehunter in 2005, has eight possibles including the [...]

  • Big week continues for Ron Quinton

    Australian Horse Racing January 29, 2014 6:12 pm

    Ron Quinton’s remarkable week got even better at Warwick Farm on Wednesday when Intimate Moment gave him his second city winner in four days. The champion jockey turned trainer was in the winner’s circle at Randwick on Saturday with the evergreen Monton who made it back-to-back victories. A day later [...]

  • Racing Victoria powers boosted

    Australian Horse Racing January 29, 2014 5:54 pm

    Racing Victoria now has the power to warn off unlicensed persons under changes to state legislation. The changes to the Racing Act 1958 provides Racing Victoria with jurisdiction over unlicensed persons participating in the racing industry including commission agents, punters and veterinarians. It also gives racing integrity commissioner Sal Perna [...]

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