• Victorian stayers still on Cup trail

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 1:30 pm

    Connections of promising stayers Mr O’Ceirin and Akzar have paid a late entry fee for the Group One Doomben Cup after missing Wednesday’s first acceptance deadline. The owners of Angel Of Mercy, who also missed the acceptance deadline, are 90 per cent certain to also pay the late fee. Under […]

  • Boom times for Eureka Stud this winter

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 1:12 pm

    Stud-bound sprinter Spirit Of Boom will be running for more than just Group One glory in the BTC Cup at Doomben on Saturday. Spirit Of Boom is bound for breeding duties at Eureka Stud, on Queensland’s Darling Downs, after he runs in the Brisbane Group One sprint treble of the […]

  • Gai’s Driefontein heads Goodwood betting

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 5:48 pm

    Sydney sprinter Driefontein holds a marginal call on favouritism for the Group One Goodwood after drawing perfectly for the $500,000 race. Driefontein won the Group One Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville on April 26 and has drawn barrier three for her bid to win South Australia’s big sprint double. Platelet […]

  • Beshara resumes after 6-month training ban

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 5:24 pm

    Trainer Paul Beshara has welcomed back his stable star on the day he himself returned to training after serving a six-month ban. Beshara was disqualified after he was found guilty of injecting Happy Trails with a medication on September 14, the morning of the Group Two Dato Tan Chin Nam […]

  • Barr out to nurse Bene to Flemington win

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 4:42 pm

    Samantha Barr won’t give up her day job, even if stable recruit Molto Bene becomes the Adelaide trainer’s first Flemington winner on Saturday. Barr works full-time as a veterinary nurse at a practice adjoining the Morphettville racecourse while preparing a six-horse team but the numbers are growing. But Barr says […]

  • Sidestep out of Brisbane racing carnival

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 4:36 pm

    Sidestep, a Group Two winner for Darley during The Championships, has been ruled out of the Brisbane winter carnival. The three-year-old has reportedly succumbed to a leg injury. “Trainer John O’Shea has advised stewards that Sidestep has been sent for a spell and will not be accepting for this Saturday’s […]

  • Scream Machine to press Brisbane claims

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 4:00 pm

    Jason Coyle wants to reinvent the racing style of Scream Machine in time for a shot at the two richest sprints of the Brisbane winter carnival. “We thought we would change tack this time and miss the autumn to concentrate on the winter,” Coyle said. Scream Machine will resume at […]

  • Moparee out to break drought at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 2:06 pm

    Moparee hasn’t won for a year but her absence from the winner’s circle shouldn’t be interpreted as a loss of form. The filly posted her last win at Flemington in May last year but the three-year-old has only had four starts since. A succession of minor issues kept Moparee off […]

  • Better late than never for Pride 2YO hope

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 1:48 pm

    It may be late in the racing season but trainer Joe Pride is still ahead of schedule as he prepares to have his first two-year-old runner in 2013-2014. Pride will start Shadow Lord on his home track at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with the youngster showing the the trainer more […]

  • Coome leads Queensland race to 100 winners

    Australian Horse Racing May 6, 2014 1:42 pm

    Champion jockey Robert Thompson rode his 4000th winner on Saturday while another country-based hoop achieved a rare feat to much less fanfare. Rockhampton jockey Adrian Coome became the first to ride 100 winners in Queensland for 2013-2014 with a double at Mackay on Saturday. Coome, who is the regular rider […]

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