• Malavio ready for Festival Stakes defence

    Australian Horse Racing November 25, 2013 4:42 pm

    Almost a year after his hopes were dashed, Steve Englebrecht has revived his Villiers Stakes mission with Malavio. The gelding’s win in the 2012 Festival Stakes stamped him as a leading contender for the Villiers but he he missed the Group Two feature with a leg injury. Malavio returns to [...]

  • Waikato Stud to sell all yearlings in NZ

    International Horse Racing November 25, 2013 2:24 pm

    Leading New Zealand breeder Waikato Stud will offer all its yearlings at the National Yearling Sale at Karaka. Five times the leading breeder in New Zealand, Waikato Stud will have 80 horses catalogued for the sale in Auckland in January headed by progeny from their resident Group One sires O’Reilly, [...]

  • Gentildonna wins her second Japan Cup

    International Horse Racing November 24, 2013 7:42 pm

    Gentildonna has become the first dual winner of the Japan Cup, holding out Denim And Ruby in a tight finish. The Sei Ishizaka-trained mare was ridden on Sunday by English jockey Ryan Moore who took her to a clear lead in the straight and managed to keep her going to [...]

  • Waterhouse and Oliver win Ballarat Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 24, 2013 6:18 pm

    The Melbourne Cup winning combination of trainer Gai Waterhouse and jockey Damien Oliver has joined forces again to take out the Ballarat Cup with The Offer. Sunday’s $200,000 race was not as valuable as the $6 million Flemington showpiece but the win was just as sweet for part-owner John Bongiorno [...]

  • Sheer Style wins reverse race at Ballarat

    Australian Horse Racing November 24, 2013 5:54 pm

    In a race designed to give Victorian youngsters a chance to perform in a clockwise direction, Sydney filly Sheer Style has come out on top. Despite her experience racing in the opposite direction to Victoria, the odds-one favourite veered out on the home turn but fought on doggedly to win [...]

  • Legislation to stop Hunter mines welcomed

    Australian Horse Racing November 24, 2013 5:30 pm

    Legislation giving the state government the power to cancel coal licences under scrutiny from the corruption watchdog has been met with relief by thoroughbred breeders. NSW premier Barry O’Farrell introduced the legislation last week in the wake of the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s findings former Labor minister Ian Macdonald acted [...]

  • Jockey Rodney Quinn confirms retirement

    Australian Horse Racing November 24, 2013 3:54 pm

    The sweatbox has lost its appeal for popular Sydney jockey Rodney Quinn who has confirmed his retirement. The multiple Group One winning rider has been sidelined since July after injuring his knee getting out of the sauna and he has decided he doesn’t want to get back in. Quinn said [...]

  • Discreet returns for Millions carnival

    Australian Horse Racing November 24, 2013 2:54 pm

    As he sends stable star Better Than Ready for a summer break, trainer Kelly Schweida is looking to classy mare Discreet to step up over the next few weeks. She resumes racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday with Schweida plotting a course towards the Magic Millions carnival in January. Discreet [...]

  • Three US trainers to face federal charges

    International Horse Racing November 24, 2013 2:12 pm

    Three trainers and a clocker are facing federal fraud and bribery charges over raceday medications and attempts to fix races at Penn National Racecourse in Pennsylvania. The three trainers – Patricia Rogers, Sam Webb, and David Wells – have been charged with administering illegal raceday medications. The clocker, Dan Robertson, [...]

  • Hayden Haitana applies to have ban lifted

    Horse Racing Industry November 24, 2013 12:54 pm

    Former trainer Hayden Haitana has applied to have his lifetime ban from racetracks over the infamous Fine Cotton ring-in scandal lifted. The board of Racing Queensland will consider Haitana’s case on Friday after the 68-year-old, who has served 29 years so far, wrote to officials last month. “The board will [...]

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