• Colless set for Sunshine Coast return

    Australian Horse Racing June 25, 2014 1:12 pm

    Top jockey Glen Colless is keen to make up for lost time when returns from injury at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Colless has declared himself 100 per cent fit for his comeback meeting where he has four rides, featuring Victorian stayer Mr O’Ceirin in the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m). […]

  • Keeneland to host 2015 Breeders’ Cup

    International Horse Racing June 25, 2014 9:54 am

    Keeneland, Santa Anita and Del Mar racetracks will play host to the next three Breeders’ Cups. Next year’s races will be staged at Keeneland on October 30-31, marking the first time that the iconic track in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the Breeders’ Cup in the event’s 30-year history. Officials also […]

  • Simon Crisford unveils training plans

    International Horse Racing June 25, 2014 9:48 am

    Former Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford is to set up his own training business, subject to approval from the British Horseracing Authority. Crisford, who worked for Sheikh Mohammed’s operation since its inception in 1994, left his position to take up the role of global racing advisor to the Maktoum family […]

  • High winds claim Newcastle race meeting

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 5:48 pm

    Wind gusts forced the major NSW thoroughbred meeting on Tuesday to be called off after three races. Newcastle racing officials stopped the provincial fixture at the Broadmeadow racetrack as high winds created safety issues for jockeys and horses. A delegation of concerned senior jockeys led by Kerrin McEvoy and Tye […]

  • Craig Newitt gets six-month Singapore deal

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 5:48 pm

    Craig Newitt will leave Melbourne racing at the end of the year to begin a six-month contract in Singapore. The 29-year-old has ridden at feature meetings in Singapore since 2009 but will start his stay in the prominent Asian racing centre on January 1. Newitt will join fellow Australians Corey […]

  • Hay List’s brother poised for Flemington

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 4:48 pm

    Three-year-old Hay One is likely to debut at the scene of his brother’s greatest triumph at Flemington on Saturday. Hay List produced a mighty performance at Flemington to win the Group One Newmarket Handicap under 58.5kg in 2012 as one of four wins at the highest level. Hay One is […]

  • Griffiths to make most of meeting switch

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 3:30 pm

    Switching Wednesday’s city meeting to the Geelong Synthetic track caused the loss of a race but it has created opportunities for trainer Robbie Griffiths. Sandown was scheduled to host the meeting but Racing Victoria decided to give the track time to recover from recent use. Griffiths has further to travel […]

  • Felix Bay to add to Song Of Tara dynasty

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 3:30 pm

    Kevin Moses has an affinity for the progeny of Song Of Tara with his son No Wine No Song giving the trainer his biggest success so far in the 2008 Sydney Cup. Joe O’Gara set up Tobermory Stud some years ago with Song Of Tara his pride and joy and […]

  • Ex-Waller stayer added to Winter Cup noms

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 2:36 pm

    Five stayers have almost doubled numbers from an original Winter Cup entry and one of them will present his new trainer with perhaps the biggest challenge in racing. A week after trainer Tony Newing and his owner Steve Clarke parted with $33,000 to buy Wazn at a tried-horse sale, they […]

  • McDonald in hospital after heart surgery

    Australian Horse Racing June 24, 2014 1:54 pm

    Caulfield trainer Ross McDonald is in intensive care in a Melbourne hospital after marathon heart surgery. McDonald underwent a 13-hour operation to have six stents inserted on Monday but his son and fellow Caulfield trainer Clinton said complications arose during the procedure. “It was a massive operation because they were […]

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