• Cahill adds to Beaudesert strike rate

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 5:06 pm

    Michael Cahill has continued his impressive strike rate at Beaudesert, winning his sixth race from seven rides at the Queensland provincial track this season. Cahill steered I’m Chillin’ to victory in the Barrier Reef Two Year Old (1050m) for a group of Queensland’s most prominent women in racing. The filly […]

  • Raja Seat gives Snowden a departing win

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 4:42 pm

    The racetrack that has provided Peter Snowden with a living for almost three decades has offered up an appropriate win for the departing Darley trainer. Snowden has been part of the training scene at Warwick Farm since the late 1980s, working for successive Crown Lodge trainers before accepting the top […]

  • Hooked could follow in famous hoofsteps

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 4:36 pm

    One of the finest Australian racehorses of the modern era will provide an autumn form template for Hooked to run up to expectations in Saturday’s Frank Packer Plate at Randwick. Might And Power won the 1997 Frank Packer Plate by six lengths and he returned in the spring of the […]

  • Half-sisters chasing two-state double

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 4:24 pm

    Girl Guide has not yet reached the heights of her younger sibling Gregers but David Hayes says the mare is quickly making up for lost time after a delayed start to her career. The four-year-old can kick off a potentially big day for the family with victory at Sandown on […]

  • Pateman’s riding weight lowered

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 4:12 pm

    Racing Victoria stewards have lowered the limit weight at which champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman can accept rides in time for next week’s Warrnambool carnival. Stewards banned Pateman from accepting rides below 67.5kg after he failed to fulfil two commitments at Sandown on April 9, which was his 32nd weight-related […]

  • Arnold again to fore in Anzac Day Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 3:42 pm

    Steven Arnold’s recent dominance in the Anzac Day Stakes has continued with the jockey bringing up his third successive win on a gelding who will get the chance to emulate last year’s winner in the spring. Arnold partnered the Mike Moroney-trained Merion to a narrow but impressive win in Friday’s […]

  • McDonald, McEvoy chase Golden Whip

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 3:18 pm

    James McDonald is in the box seat to win the Sydney autumn carnival’s Golden Whip award but at least five other jockeys are still in contention heading into the All Aged Stakes meeting at Randwick. McDonald, whose carnival highlights include wins in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Golden Slipper and ATC […]

  • Clubs at war over Melbourne Cup decision

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 3:12 pm

    The Melbourne Racing Club has slammed the decision to leave the Caulfield Cup winner liable for a weight penalty in the Melbourne Cup. The MRC proposed deleting the capacity to penalise the Caulfield Cup winner from the Melbourne Cup conditions. Racing Victoria general manager of racing, Greg Carpenter, supported the […]

  • Begg happy to give Bennetta WFA chance

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 2:36 pm

    There have been better Group One races than the All Aged Stakes during the Sydney carnival, leaving trainer Grahame Begg certain he has made the right call for Bennetta. Bennetta is one of the outsiders in the $400,000 weight-for-age race at Randwick on Saturday but a small field reduced even […]

  • Apprentice fails in four-month ban appeal

    Australian Horse Racing April 25, 2014 2:36 pm

    Apprentice Brooke Richardson has failed in an appeal which highlighted the psychological problems jockeys suffer after race falls. Racing Queensland stewards suspended Richardson for four months for her handling of Raeburn in a race at Eagle Farm on March 22. She appealed severity but her defence that her judgment was […]

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