• San Domenico a spring stepping stone

    Australian Horse Racing August 15, 2014 2:06 pm

    If Gerald Ryan wins Saturday’s San Domenico Stakes with one of his two runners, he will be thrilled. If he doesn’t, he will probably be thrilled anyway. In a race historically rich with high-class winners the ilk of Sir Dapper, Show County, General Nediym and and Testa Rossa, the list […]

  • Sydneysider Burbero in lightning Qld visit

    Australian Horse Racing August 15, 2014 1:36 pm

    Sydney galloper Burbero will dodge the early spring carnival stars and make a lightning trip to Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Bjorn Baker stable believes Burbero is well placed in the Stanley River Thoroughbreds Handicap (1400m) in which he will carry 56.5kg. A Randwick winner three starts back, Burbero lumped […]

  • Bloomingdale chasing another Caulfield win

    Australian Horse Racing August 15, 2014 1:06 pm

    The best tactics for Bloomingdale Miss may have emerged from the adversity she faced at her last start. The Robert Smerdon-trained mare had plenty in reserve halfway down the straight at Caulfield on July 5 but jockey Daniel Moor had no gaps in front of him through which to push […]

  • Apprentice earns call-up for Top Tone bid

    Australian Horse Racing August 15, 2014 11:54 am

    Trainer Lorraine Erhart has swapped in-form jockey Larry Cassidy for star apprentice Luke Tarrant in a bid to complete a family double at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Erhart-trained Blue Mini scored an impressive win at the Sunshine Coast on Monday after a series of unlucky recent runs. And stablemate […]

  • Zululand starts run towards Gr 1 Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 5:18 pm

    Zululand’s first chance as a three-year-old to show why David Hayes rates him as the stable’s leading Caulfield Guineas contender will come in the Vain Stakes. And while Hayes says the 1100m is short of Zululand’s best distance, he would not be shocked if the talented son of Fastnet Rock […]

  • Bowman bracing for big spring carnival

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 4:48 pm

    Hugh Bowman has found his place among Australia’s elite riders and until recently, that was enough. But an end-of-season stint in Hong Kong has been like a slap in the face to the champion jockey who has returned to Australia inspired. His hunger was on show at Randwick on Wednesday […]

  • The Championships secures funding for 2015

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 4:24 pm

    Sydney racing’s autumn extravaganza, The Championships, will be more than a one-hit wonder with the NSW government confirming a $10 million commitment in 2015. Premier Mike Baird made the pledge on Thursday and said while this year’s inaugural staging of The Championships was successful, next year’s event promised to raise […]

  • John Thompson to buck Bart’s theory

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 3:42 pm

    John Thompson has done the unthinkable. He has thrown the Bart Cummings handbook out the window. Thompson’s decision to kick-off the campaign of Tremec over 1800m at Rosehill on Saturday is a no-no in the eyes of the master trainer. And Thompson, Cummings’s Sydney foreman for many years, feels like […]

  • Bonfire to light up Gai’s San Domenico day

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 3:36 pm

    Bonfire’s reputation preceded him. And not in a good way. But some tough love from trainer Gai Waterhouse has moulded the non-complier into a horse poised to deliver on his potential. A Group Two winner in England, Bonfire will make his Australian debut in Saturday’s Dooleys Handicap at Rosehill on […]

  • Race fitness key to Gig’s chances: Duric

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 3:24 pm

    Jockey Vlad Duric expects race fitness and a favourable distance to give Gig a realistic chance at a breakthrough Group win in the PB Lawrence Stakes. Gig has placed at stakes level five times this year and Duric believes Saturday’s 1400-metre race comes the right time for the Shawn Mathrick-trained […]

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