• Moor begins preparations for Reparations

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 5:54 pm

    Jockey Daniel Moor began praying for rain as soon as he scored a ride in Saturday’s Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Moor will partner the Anthony Freedman-trained wet tracker Reparations in the $1.3 million event. The Darley-owned Reparations has won four races on slow and heavy ground and […]

  • Valley favoured option for Vibrant Rouge

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 5:24 pm

    Glenn Thornton has decided on a Moonee Valley start for Vibrant Rouge but the mare will only run on a suitable track. Thornton decided the 1200m mares’ race at Moonee Valley on Saturday was a more suitable option than the Golden Topaz over the same distance at Swan Hill on […]

  • Destiny’s Kiss to stay the distance

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 4:54 pm

    The recent retirement of veteran Maluckyday and injury to Arabian Gold in the Queensland Oaks have put a dent in the racing fortunes of their owner Nick Moraitis. Trainer Joe Pride is hoping Destiny’s Kiss can give Moraitis something to smile about this weekend. Pride is inclined to keep Destiny’s […]

  • Champion hurdler Black And Bent retired

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 4:54 pm

    The racing career of Black And Bent is over with connections giving up hope of getting the champion jumper back to the track. Black And Bent’s trainer Robert Smerdon said another leg problem had forced the retirement of the eight-year-old on Tuesday. “He’s not lame but there was heat and […]

  • Promising NZ gelding to step out at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 4:42 pm

    Injury and a lack of prize money ended feature race hopes for promising New Zealand three-year-old Allez Eagle this season. While trainer Tony Pike has taken a small team to Brisbane for big race assignments at the winter carnival, the lightly-raced Allez Eagle is instead getting ready to make his […]

  • Smith has high hopes for Krupt progeny

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 3:06 pm

    Although devastated when injury brought Krupt’s racing career to a premature end, his trainer Matthew Smith now has much to look forward to with his progeny. The winner of the 2008 Todman Stakes, Krupt was scratched on the morning of the Golden Slipper with a stone bruise and later fractured […]

  • General Custer’s first stand at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing June 3, 2014 2:54 pm

    First appearances left trainer Andrew Noblet a little disappointed in General Custer’s recent barrier trial but further analysis buoyed his spirits. General Custer finished fourth to the Nikki Burke-trained Toothless in an 800m trial at Cranbourne on May 26 but the other times of the day convinced the trainer his […]

  • Australia leads Derby big guns

    International Horse Racing June 3, 2014 10:06 am

    The Aidan O’Brien-trained Australia is one of 17 horses in contention for Saturday’s Derby at Epsom after the latest declaration stage. A son of 2001 Derby winner Galileo out of 2004 Oaks winner Ouija Board, Australia is the favourite to follow in the hoofprints of his parents following his excellent […]

  • Cirrus on course for Coronation run

    International Horse Racing June 3, 2014 10:06 am

    French star Cirrus Des Aigles has been confirmed an intended runner in the Coronation Cup at Epsom. The eight-year-old clinched his fifth Group One victory with a dominant front-running display in the Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp just over a week ago. Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe has been delighted with how her […]

  • Moloney targets early return from injury

    Australian Horse Racing June 2, 2014 6:36 pm

    Patrick Moloney’s hopes of winning this season’s apprentices’ premiership in Melbourne have been dashed because of injury but the rider is still on target to return sooner than expected. Moloney fractured both his ankles in a fall at Flemington on April 5, when he was leading the Victorian and Melbourne […]

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