• Goodwood in sights for Adamantium

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 4:54 pm

    Danny O’Brien resisted the temptation of a recent Group One attempt with Adamantium in the hope it can reap a big race reward later in his preparation. With Adamantium’s confidence renewed through a last-start victory at Flemington, O’Brien immediately ruled out backing the sprinter up in the Newmarket Handicap a [...]

  • Julienas out to stave off jumping career

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 4:54 pm

    Gai Waterhouse has put out-of-form import Julienas on notice ahead of the Sky High Stakes at Rosehill. “He might be going down to Warrnambool if he doesn’t run well on Saturday,” Waterhouse said. The country Victorian track is famous for jumps racing and Waterhouse is already building a team for [...]

  • Owner happy with Hana ahead of Coolmore

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 4:42 pm

    A notoriously bad traveller, Japanese mare Hana’s Goal has surprised her owner Michael Tabart with just how well she has done in Australia. Tabart even makes a case for a wide barrier being a positive as she heads to Saturday’s Group One Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. The only possible downside [...]

  • Slipper favouritism on line at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 4:30 pm

    Two Golden Slipper lead-ups will be run at Rosehill on Saturday but trainer Michael Hawkes is certain only one can reshape betting on the $3.5 million race. Hawkes Racing’s unbeaten filly Mossfun clashes with Darley’s undefeated star Earthquake in the Reisling Stakes in a Slipper qualifier made even more intriguing [...]

  • Winks out for double boost at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 4:12 pm

    James Winks knows talent and desire don’t necessarily produce results in racing. The jockey has won Group One races in both Australia and Hong Kong but his season could depend on two rides at Saturday’s Sandown meeting. A lack of opportunities has denied Winks a Melbourne win since November last [...]

  • Kurtley out to press country Cups’ claims

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 2:48 pm

    Country NSW star Kurtley will use a benchmark race in Brisbane as an important stepping stone to two rich Cups in his home state. The winner of the Dubbo Cup and Grafton Guineas last year, Kurtley will be having his second run this campaign in Saturday’s Coca Cola Amatil Benchmark [...]

  • McDonald unfazed by Ranvet Stakes clash

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 2:48 pm

    One of jockeys central to the outcome of one of the most anticipated weight-for-age contests of the season wants to downplay his role in the race. As the Sydney autumn carnival officially opens at Rosehill on Saturday with It’s A Dundeel and Fiorente the headline acts, James McDonald is trying [...]

  • Jack Be Quick on back-up from unlucky run

    Australian Horse Racing March 21, 2014 2:00 pm

    Trainer Kevin Kemp has beaten a bout of bronchitis and is sure his promising two-year-old Jack Be Quick can also bounce back from adversity on Saturday. Jack Be Quick will be among the favourites for the PowerAde Two Year Old (1400m) at Eagle Farm after a troubled run in the [...]

  • Philip Fenton hearing adjourned again

    International Horse Racing March 21, 2014 8:30 am

    Irish trainer Philip Fenton will have to wait at least another several weeks to defend himself against charges of possession of steroids. The 49-year-old sat by himself at the back of the district court in County Tipperary on Thursday as lawyers pleaded for more time to deal with submissions in [...]

  • Fort Sumter lumps big weight to city win

    Australian Horse Racing March 20, 2014 6:18 pm

    A rare metropolitan victory by a country-trained horse has underlined one of the challenges of the benchmark handicapping system. The Pat Farrell-trained Fort Sumter had to lump 60kg to post just his second city win in the final race at Warwick Farm on Thursday. Jockey Nash Rawiller said the task [...]

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