• Scottish Grand National for Al Co

    International Horse Racing April 13, 2014 10:48 am

    Trainer Peter Bowen is dreaming of Aintree glory next year with Al Co after the nine-year-old landed a shock win in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Jamie Moore, fresh from his win on Sire De Grugy in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, steered the 40-1 chance to [...]

  • Sydney horse racing ushers in new era

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 7:12 pm

    In the end it wasn’t quite a fairytale start or ending for Sydney’s new racing festival, but it came close. The Championships at Royal Randwick kicked off under leaden skies and received regular soakings but 25,000 people still turned out, determined to make it a party. Sydney’s answer to the [...]

  • Blake Shinn strikes Gold with 1000th win

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 6:24 pm

    Blake Shinn has celebrated a personal milestone in the final race at Randwick, notching the 1000th win of his career aboard Arabian Gold in the Adrian Knox Stakes. The achievement is remarkable given his career was interrupted in 2010 when he was banned for betting on races and spent 12 [...]

  • Halle caps Price’s dream day at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 6:06 pm

    Mick Price’s brilliant day only improved when Halle Rocks scored at Caulfield. Lankan Rupee had just dismantled Australia’s best sprinters in Saturday’s TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick before Halle Rocks came from well back to win the Cath White Memorial Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield. Price had prepared Pressing to win [...]

  • Sacred Falls leads Waller Doncaster blitz

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 6:00 pm

    Just six years ago Triple Honour won the Doncaster to confirm trainer Chris Waller’s rise in Australian racing. On Saturday at Randwick, Sacred Falls led in an unprecedented first four in the famous mile for Sydney’s leading trainer. Waller had numbers on his side with five runners as he bettered [...]

  • Lankan Rupee sizzles in TJ Smith

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 5:30 pm

    It wasn’t long ago that Mick Price’s biggest ambition for Lankan Rupee was to claim a short-course record at Moonee Valley and win him a car. Now the Caulfield trainer can buy his own after Lankan Rupee added the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes to his Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket [...]

  • Bring Something earns another Derby shot

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 5:30 pm

    MELBOURNE April 12 AAP – Bring Something will have his second crack at winning a Derby after outstaying his rivals in Saturday’s Listed Galilee Series Final at Caulfield. Bring Something finished seventh behind Polanski in the Victoria Derby in the spring, but will travel to Adelaide for the Group One [...]

  • Kiwi sprinter Natuzzi wins at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 5:24 pm

    One down, two to go. New Zealand trainer Paul Richards’ decision to bring Natuzzi across the Tasman for late autumn races in Melbourne and Adelaide reaped an immediate reward at Caulfield on Saturday. After Natuzzi’s win in the Pink Ribbon Cup, Richards now plans to back Natuzzi up in next [...]

  • Sacred Falls takes out $3m Doncaster Mile

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 5:00 pm

    Sacred Falls has led home a Chris Waller-trained domination of the Doncaster Mile placings, winning the race for the second year in a row. Coming through on the inside for Hong Kong-based jockey Zac Purton, Sacred Falls ($10) got the better of his stablemate Royal Descent ($8.50) in a driving [...]

  • Criterion proves he is the superior stayer

    Australian Horse Racing April 12, 2014 4:42 pm

    He’s bred to be a sprinter, but Criterion has lived up to trainer David Payne’s belief he is a superior stayer with victory in the prestigious Australian Derby at Randwick. The former South African described Criterion’s win as up with the best of his distinguished career. The colt won the [...]

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