• Fiorente, Shamus lead Australian Cup field

    Australian Horse Racing March 5, 2014 11:42 am

    Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente and Cox Plate winner Shamus Award headline a nine-horse field for Saturday’s Group One Australian Cup at Flemington. The Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente has come up with barrier eight in the 2000m weight-for-age race while last week’s Australian Guineas winner Shamus Award has drawn barrier four. The […]

  • Rails draw for Dundeel in Sydney return

    Australian Horse Racing March 5, 2014 11:36 am

    New Zealand-trained It’s A Dundeel has drawn the rails for his return to racing in the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm. The five-time Group One winner will have seven rivals on Saturday as he starts a run towards the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes. His opposition will […]

  • Crecy to be pacemaker for Treve

    International Horse Racing March 5, 2014 9:36 am

    Treve will have the aid of a classy pacemaker for her upcoming campaign in the shape of Irish Group Two winner Belle De Crecy. Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, owner of the brilliant unbeaten Arc winner, has purchased the former Johnny Murtagh-trained mare from Andrew Tinkler. While Belle De Crecy’s first […]

  • Damian Browne suspended for six weeks

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 6:24 pm

    A six-week suspension threatens to derail Brisbane jockey Damian Browne’s autumn carnival and his association with Group One sprinter Buffering. Browne was outed at the end of a stewards inquiry on Tuesday at which he was found guilty of a handling charge on Kingtantes at Eagle Farm last week. The […]

  • Shamus Award takes on Fiorente again

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 5:54 pm

    It is a different track but Danny O’Brien is hoping for the same result when star colt Shamus Award meets Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente for the second time in Saturday’s Australian Cup. Shamus Award led all the way to win the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley last spring with Fiorente […]

  • Monton lining up in Chipping Norton again

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 5:54 pm

    Monton came within a short head of causing an upset in last year’s Chipping Norton Stakes and will be an outsider again this time around. Ron Quinton’s stable stalwart was beaten by Shoot Out in the Group One 12 months ago and will be taking on a class field again […]

  • Klammer to return to Canberra for Opal

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 5:36 pm

    A successful trip to Canberra last month has prepared Klammer well for his Black Opal assignment but track conditions will determine whether Gerald Ryan has two runners in the race. Klammer scored a short-head win over Chief Of The Clan in 1000m race on February 23 and picked up a […]

  • O’Hara looking forward to Newmarket ride

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 4:54 pm

    Kathy O’Hara has never ridden a winner at Flemington but is looking to change that on the big stage in the Group One Newmarket Handicap. Sydney-based O’Hara was in Melbourne on Tuesday to put Newmarket-bound Va Pensiero through his paces in a jump-out down the straight in which he finished […]

  • Kayla Nisbet excited about metrop return

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 4:24 pm

    Kayla Nisbet is keen to make an impact in her return to city racing at Sandown after the frustration of back-to-back injuries which kept her on the sidelines for more than three months. Nisbet broke a bone in her foot in November which sidelined her for a month. She returned […]

  • Mountain View in peak form for Canterbury

    Australian Horse Racing March 4, 2014 4:18 pm

    It’s only midweek level racing at Canterbury but trainer John Sargent expects to learn if Mountain View can figure in one of the autumn’s best races. Mountain View will be trying to make a winning transition from provincial ranks while promoting his claims for something much better when he contests […]

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