• Weather the key to Jacquinot Bay return

    Australian Horse Racing November 18, 2013 5:30 pm

    A crucial fitness test and a break in the weather will determine whether the talented Jacquinot Bay makes his return to racing at Randwick. Trainer Guy Walter has entered the lightly-raced six-year-old for the 1150m benchmark 85 race on the Kensington track at Randwick on Saturday. Walter plans a short [...]

  • Luke Nolen to be fit for Perth Group Ones

    Australian Horse Racing November 18, 2013 5:18 pm

    Luke Nolen has escaped serious injury to his knee and will be fit to ride Moment Of Change and Plucky Belle in their Group One assignments in Perth. Nolen was thrown from a horse in the mounting yard before the opening race at Caulfield on Saturday and was stood down [...]

  • Shamus Award sibling after Valley win

    Australian Horse Racing November 18, 2013 5:06 pm

    Jason Warren and his assistant trainer Mitchell Beer cheered Shamus Award home in the Cox Plate like he was a member of their own stable. He isn’t, but Warren prepares the Danny O’Brien-trained colt’s older half-sister Double Dee who heads to Moonee Valley on Saturday aiming to continue an already [...]

  • No decison on Hong Kong for Aeronautical

    Australian Horse Racing November 18, 2013 5:06 pm

    Lionel Cohen’s hopes of taking Aeronautical to the Hong Kong International meeting are fading with the deadline for invitations looming. The trainer has planned Aeronautical’s spring around the International Sprint on December 8 but it appears the nose of Darley horse Sessions may keep him out. After a lengthy wait [...]

  • Tommy Berry wins in Singapore

    Australian Horse Racing November 18, 2013 2:06 pm

    Tommy Berry’s stellar year has continued with victory aboard Tropaios in the Group One Singapore International Gold Cup. Berry made a flying visit to Singapore on Sunday, winning the feature for ex-pat trainer Michael Freedman and claiming another race on the program aboard Rite Of Spring for the same stable. [...]

  • Japanese rider Yutaka Take wins 100th G1

    International Horse Racing November 18, 2013 1:18 pm

    Champion Japanese jockey Yutaka Take has reached a milestone 100th Group One win aboard Tosen Ra in the Mile Championship at Kyoto. Tosen Ra normally races over longer distances but ran in Sunday’s Mile in preference to next week’s Japan Cup in Tokyo because of his liking for the Kyoto [...]

  • Hurricane Fly enters record books

    International Horse Racing November 18, 2013 12:48 pm

    Hurricane Fly has jumped to a world record 17 Grade One wins with victory in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in Ireland. The Willie Mullins-trained champion overtook Paul Nicholls’ outstanding steeplechaser Kauto Star and legendary American Flat performer John Henry as the winning-most horse at the highest level with his [...]

  • Platelet to be sent for a break

    Australian Horse Racing November 17, 2013 6:48 pm

    Dual Group One winner Platelet will be given a break following her failure as favourite in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Caulfield. Trainer Darren Weir said Platelet had come through Saturday’s race in good order and he could not explain her performance. “She seems OK this morning but she changed [...]

  • Me Hungi claims Donald Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 17, 2013 6:00 pm

    Prolific Victorian country jockey Craig Robertson has claimed the Donald Cup aboard Me Hungi ahead of an enforced break to undergo wrist surgery. Me Hungi is part-owned by Carol Wilson, wife of one of the greatest country riders ever, Neville “Nifty” Wilson who retired last year at the age of [...]

  • Chris Waller looking ahead to autumn

    Australian Horse Racing November 17, 2013 5:24 pm

    The spring carnival is barely over but already leading trainer Chris Waller is plotting the autumn paths for his established stars and up-and-comers. With the news last week of a prize money injection for the Sydney autumn races, Waller is like many other trainers re-thinking some of the original targets. [...]

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