• 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. [...]

  • Winona Costin rides five winners

    Australian Horse Racing February 2, 2014 6:18 pm

    Apprentice Winona Costin has had a big day out with five winners at the Sapphire Coast meeting including the Bega Town Plate, one of two features on the program. Costin, who is indentured to Mick Tubman at Kembla Grange, says she hopes to make the move to Sydney later this [...]

  • Snitzerland to fulfil Group One destiny

    Australian Horse Racing February 2, 2014 5:18 pm

    A Rosehill barrier trial will confirm the kick-off point for Snitzerland as trainer Gerald Ryan plots a path to an elusive Group One victory. Illness curtailed the mare’s spring campaign when she was found to have a respiratory complaint after her failure in the Moir Stakes in September. Ryan got [...]

  • Investigation into BC3 ongoing

    Australian Horse Racing February 2, 2014 4:30 pm

    Authorities have responded to criticism they have been slow to act against former BC3 chairman Bill Vlahos, saying the investigation is the most complex ever undertaken by Racing Victoria. BC3 Thoroughbreds collapsed in December and Vlahos declared bankruptcy in the middle of a NSW Supreme Court case into a supposed [...]

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