• Qld racing and Tatts sign $4.5b deal

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2014 11:54 am

    Queensland’s racing industry will get across the board prize money increases and infrastructure improvements after signing a 30-year deal worth $4.5 billion with gambling giant Tatts Group. The exclusive retail deal was completed after extensive negotiations which continued until the final signatures were put in place at about 6am on […]

  • BHA announces zero tolerance for steroids

    International Horse Racing June 27, 2014 9:42 am

    The British Horseracing Authority has announced details of its tougher policy on anabolic steroids, including a 14-month ban for any horses found to have been administered the drugs. High-profile cases involving Mahmood Al Zarooni and Gerard Butler hit the headlines last year, and the BHA has strengthened its stance with […]

  • New deal to support Qld’s racing industry

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2014 9:24 am

    Queensland’s racing industry will receive a $4.5 billion boost after signing an exclusive wagering deal with gambling giant Tatts Bet. The 30-year deal will provide an extra $850 million in funding in addition to the current $130 million a year in revenue the industry currently receives. As part of the […]

  • Blake Shinn appeals against 10-meeting ban

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 5:36 pm

    Blake Shinn will appeal a careless riding suspension that threatens his rides for Wendy Walter on her last day of training. Shinn received a 10-meeting ban at Canterbury on Wednesday, continuing a poor record of suspensions over the past 12 months. His suspension will start after Saturday’s Rosehill meeting and […]

  • Waterhouse set for United States runner

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 4:18 pm

    Gai Waterhouse will challenge her training prowess on a new horizon with the purchase of a French 2000 Guineas placegetter who has been invited to race in the United States. With Waterhouse listed as his trainer, Pornichet is set to take his place in next month’s Belmont Derby. Pornichet earned […]

  • Complacent ruled out of spring campaign

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 3:42 pm

    Complacent, the Darley stayer rated in early betting markets as one of Australia’s best chances for spring Cups success, is unlikely to return to racing until 2015. The Spring Champion Stakes winner has been sidelined since going amiss with a tendon injury in the early stages of an autumn campaign. […]

  • Byrne happy to keep the saddle warm

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 3:24 pm

    Jim Byrne realises he is just the caretaker rider on Brace Ali when he seeks his third win in the Caloundra Cup. Byrne has been one of the form jockeys of the winter carnival and previously won the Cup on Peter Moody’s Reggie (2009) and the late Bruce McLachlan’s Raw […]

  • Waller stable keeps a lid on record hype

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 3:18 pm

    Chris Waller has trained 18 Sydney winners over the past five Sydney Saturday meetings and he has four favourites from 24 acceptors to continue the streak at Rosehill. But the impressive end-of-season figures aren’t enough to convince Sydney’s leading stable it can match its 2012-2013 record-breaking achievements. Waller trained 167-1/2 […]

  • Hayes with triple assault on opener

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 2:06 pm

    The David Hayes team has an eye on rich bonuses with two of its three-horse assault on Saturday’s Murray Cox Handicap at Flemington. The opening race of the Flemington meeting carries $50,000 in VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonuses, which is a catalyst for the big field of 16 runners. […]

  • Zabeelionaire heads north for Winter Cup

    Australian Horse Racing June 26, 2014 1:30 pm

    Leon Corstens insists Zabeelionaire is a victim of what could be a bygone era in Australian racing as the stayer tries to end a long run of outs in the Winter Cup. Hopes have been high for an exciting staying career in almost every one of Zabeelionaire’s 17 starts since […]

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