• WFA George Ryder attracts 15 runners

    Australian Horse Racing March 26, 2014 11:42 am

    A field of 15 has paid up for the Group One George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill in which Irish sprinter-miler Gordon Lord Byron will make his Australian debut. The import, to be ridden by Craig Williams, has drawn gate five, immediately outside Toydini who will be one of two runners [...]

  • Shamus Award heads bumper Guineas field

    Australian Horse Racing March 26, 2014 11:30 am

    Victorian colt Shamus Award has drawn the inside barrier in his bid to make a winning Sydney debut in Saturday’s Group One Rosehill Guineas. The Cox Plate winner will have 16 rivals including the Peter Moody-trained Dissident who has won his past two starts in the Hobartville Stakes and Randwick [...]

  • Nathan Berry placed in an induced coma

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 6:36 pm

    Jockey Nathan Berry has been placed in an induced coma in a Singapore hospital, an Australian Jockeys’ Association (AJA) statement said on Tuesday. Berry has been in hospital since he collapsed at trackwork at Kranji racecourse last week. A statement from Berry’s family issued through the AJA said: “Nathan has [...]

  • Bel Thor nominated for Sydney, Melbourne

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 6:00 pm

    Wez Hunter is keeping his options open with Bel Thor who is nominated for Moonee Valley and the George Ryder Stakes in Sydney. Bel Thor is the lowest-rated of the 18 George Ryder Stakes nominations. But he is adept in rain-affected going and he has yet to miss a place [...]

  • Octavia out to confirm G1 plans at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 5:00 pm

    Stakes-winning mare Octavia will press her claims for a Group One start when she resumes in a Moonee Valley sprint on Saturday. The Mike Moroney-trained Octavia runs in a 1000m mares’ event and apprentice Jordan Childs has been booked to ride. Childs will claim 3kg off the dual stakes winner’s [...]

  • Three-year-olds to lead Cummings charge

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 4:54 pm

    Anthony Cummings is unlikely to run Fontelina in the George Ryder Stakes but he rates his chances of figuring in two other Group One races at Rosehill on Saturday. Cummings has been toying with a George Ryder start for Fontelina since the sprinter’s luckless William Reid Stakes placing in Melbourne [...]

  • Jabali still in reckoning for Slipper bid

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 2:30 pm

    A meeting on Friday will decide if Melbourne colt Jabali re-enters the Golden Slipper picture. Written off as a Golden Slipper contender and earmarked for the spelling paddock after an inglorious Sydney debut in the Todman Stakes last Saturday, Jabali’s connections are having second thoughts. The Todman Stakes was Jabali’s [...]

  • Kencella poised to take place in G1 Galaxy

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 2:06 pm

    Trainer John O’Shea has confirmed course specialist Kencella for a seven-day back-up in the $400,000 Galaxy at Rosehill. In a move that might have seemed far-fetched a week ago, Kencella will take his place in the Group One sprint on the 52kg limit. O’Shea said a decision to start Kencella [...]

  • Walter stablemates in midweek staying test

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 2:00 pm

    Guy Walter’s carnival stocks have suffered a blow with the retirement of headline act Appearance but the stable still has plenty of ammunition for the coming weeks. Appearance has suffered a ligament injury and leaves the track with nine wins from 19 starts, four at Group One level. The Walter-trained [...]

  • Tetsuko and Aerobar on trial for Slipper

    Australian Horse Racing March 25, 2014 1:48 pm

    Errant colt Time For War can renew his carnival hopes in the Pago Pago Stakes but the Golden Slipper is out of play. Time For War left his Slipper hopes in the Randwick straight when he broke free of his handlers after being backed out of the barriers before the [...]

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