• Taghrooda favourite for the Arc

    International Horse Racing July 28, 2014 9:00 am

    Taghrooda has dramatically firmed to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe following her stunning victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The filly took on the older horses in the Group One race and beat Mukhadram by three lengths to become the first filly since Pawneese […]

  • Lord Of The Sky could back up at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 6:18 pm

    Beaten Bletchingly Stakes favourite Lord Of The Sky is in line to back up in a Moonee Valley sprint race on Saturday. The rising four-year-old was odds-on to win Saturday’s Group Three Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield but failed to finish in the placings as Adelaide filly Thiamandi sprinted to victory. […]

  • Maher still open to UK trip with Bashboy

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 6:00 pm

    Bashboy’s owners ruled out an English campaign a year ago but the champion jumper’s trainer Ciaron Maher said he would be open to an overseas mission. He and Bashboy’s owners discussed the possibility of heading to England after last year’s Australian jumps season but decided to keep him at home […]

  • Weir double brings up 250 wins for season

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 5:30 pm

    A winning double at the final metropolitan meeting of the season in Melbourne brought up another milestone for premiership-winning trainer Darren Weir. Victories to Olivier and Red Corner at Sunday’s Sandown meeting took Weir’s season tally across Australia to 250. His metropolitan haul in Victoria was 86, giving him his […]

  • Leigh Wanless enjoying success

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 4:36 pm

    Owner Leigh Wanless has had dozens of gallopers and pacers over the past four decades but the best could be one of his cheapest buys. A member of one of Queensland’s most famous racing families, Wanless paid just $6000 for Mister Booze, a winner at Doomben on Saturday. Wanless’ father […]

  • Kirramosa back on track for Cups campaign

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 4:24 pm

    Classic winners don’t always carry their staying form into their four-year-old seasons but trainer John Sargent believes Kirramosa is one who will. Kirramosa’s VRC Oaks win in the spring erased any doubts Sargent had about her stamina but injury robbed the filly of the chance to prove it again in […]

  • Wells upstages Bashboy in GN Steeplechase

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 4:18 pm

    A first-time steeplechaser with a significant weight advantage has denied a courageous Bashboy an historic third-straight Grand National Steeplechase. The Kathryn Durden-trained Wells, a talented hurdler having his first start over the bigger obstacles, claimed Sunday’s $250,000 feature at Sandown in a thrilling contest that came down to the final […]

  • Fieldmaster wins Houlahan Hurdle

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 2:06 pm

    Fieldmaster has returned from a career-threatening eye problem to score a convincing win in the JJ Houlahan Hurdle at Sandown. Fieldmaster’s victory on Sunday continued the successful jumps season for his trainer Patrick Payne, who clinched the 2014 JJ Houlahan Championship with the victory. With points awarded in the series […]

  • Another Queensland horse sold to Hong Kong

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 2:00 pm

    Racing Queensland officials will shortly announce prize money increases and it can’t come soon enough for trainers with another promising Brisbane horse sold to Hong Kong. Trainer Tony Gollan confirmed Deano, who would have started among the favourites in Saturday’s two-year-old race at Doomben, would do his future racing Hong […]

  • Taghrooda beats Telescope in George

    International Horse Racing July 27, 2014 1:06 pm

    Taghrooda pipped the much-fancied Telescope in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday to claim a thrilling and historic victory. The win followed Taghrooda’s success in the Epsom Oaks and made her only the second filly to complete the Oaks-King George double in the same […]

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