• McMahon keeps ride on Better Than Ready

    Australian Horse Racing February 4, 2014 2:18 pm

    Trainer Kelly Schweida will stick with Brisbane jockey Ric McMahon to partner Better Than Ready in the Group Two Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. There was a suggestion Craig Williams would get the ride but Schweida said connections were happy to go with McMahon. “Ric has ridden him in [...]

  • Like A Carousel chasing maiden win

    Australian Horse Racing February 4, 2014 2:06 pm

    Like A Carousel will try to shed his maiden tag at Caulfield on Wednesday. But if his past six starts are anything to go by, the stayer might find one better on the day. The Ken Keys-trained Like A Carousel is yet to win from 13 starts and has finished [...]

  • New ATC chairman confirmed

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 6:06 pm

    The Australian Turf Club board has confirmed Michael Crismale as its new chairman and announced Laurie Macri as vice-chairman. At a meeting of the board on Monday, Mark McInnes resigned, joining outgoing chairman John Cornish and director Alan Osburg in stepping down. Crismale said he was honoured to be taking [...]

  • Law to stake early Golden Slipper claim

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 5:48 pm

    Breeders’ Plate winner Law can cement his Golden Slipper berth early with victory at his second start at Randwick. Law is one of 13 youngsters entered in Saturday’s 1000m handicap, most of which are unraced. The Gai Waterhouse Waterhouse-trained colt became the first two-year-old stakes winner of the season when [...]

  • Busy morning ahead for Kerrin McEvoy

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 5:36 pm

    A busy Tuesday morning awaits jockey Kerrin McEvoy who will put his injured knee to the test riding potential autumn stars in important gallops in two states. Darley’s No.1 jockey will put Blue Diamond contenders Earthquake and Mohave through their paces in early morning gallops at Flemington in Melbourne before [...]

  • Sertorius gallop will determine Orr start

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 5:06 pm

    A crucial gallop on Tuesday morning will determine whether promising stayer Sertorius steps out for his first Group One assignment in the CF Orr Stakes. Sertorius had a successful spring carnival with wins in the Bendigo Cup and Group Two Zipping Classic with a close second to Precedence in the [...]

  • Rain Affair primed for return

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 4:30 pm

    Sydney’s driest summer for more than 70 years was not something Joe Pride factored in when he planned Rain Affair’s upcoming campaign. The saving grace is that Saturday’s Expressway Stakes is being run at Randwick, a surface the trainer says is more forgiving than Rosehill where Rain Affair won the [...]

  • Rubick pleases in track work-out

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 3:12 pm

    A sparkling anti-clockwise gallop by Rubick has convinced Gerald Ryan he is primed for the Blue Diamond Prelude and the colt’s relaxed nature has the trainer confident he will handle the float trip south. Rubick worked at Rosehill on Monday morning with race jockey Brenton Avdulla aboard and was due [...]

  • Lord Of The Sky to be spelled

    Australian Horse Racing February 3, 2014 3:12 pm

    Lord Of The Sky’s campaign is over and he will be spelled after pulling up sore from his Caulfield failure. The Robbie Laing-trained three-year-old was the odds-on favourite in Saturday’s Listed W J Adams Stakes (1000m) but performed well below expectations and failed to beat a runner home. Laing advised [...]

  • Liberty Leader wins Tasmanian Derby

    Australian Horse Racing February 2, 2014 6:48 pm

    Melbourne trainer Tony Vasil’s weekend took a turn for the better with the win of Liberty Leader in Sunday’s Group Three Tasmanian Derby. Ridden by Jack Hill, Liberty Leader beat the Darren Weir-trained Rainbow Storm by 1-1/4 lengths with Varian leading the locals home in the 2200m feature in Hobart. [...]

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