• Wet track not ideal for Jusufovic pair

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 5:24 pm

    The likelihood of a wet track presents a challenge for at least one of Enver Jusufovic’s two Caulfield runners on Saturday. Caulfield is set to be rated slow for its final meeting of the season, giving Jusufovic cause for concern about the chances of Just Too Hard in the Champagne […]

  • McDonald to resume title quest at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 4:18 pm

    James McDonald is on the brink of his first Sydney jockeys’ title. Trouble is, he has been there for weeks. His cause has not been helped by a light book of rides at Randwick on Saturday, two of them at double-figure odds. When Nash Rawiller left for Japan last month […]

  • Gig drops in distance for Bletchingly tilt

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 3:36 pm

    Gig’s winter preparation doesn’t fit the mould of past Bletchingly Stakes winners. But trainer Shawn Mathrick is banking on pressure in front to give the mare a chance at an upset in the Group Three sprint. The last-start Listed Winter Championship third placegetter is dropping from 1600m two weeks ago […]

  • Caulfield next step for Yesterday’s Songs

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 2:06 pm

    A competitive end-of-season three-year-old race at Caulfield looms as an important stepping stone to the spring carnival for Yesterday’s Songs. The Mike Moroney-trained Yesterday’s Songs is due to make his first appearance in Saturday city company after an elevated temperature forced him out of a race at Caulfield early this […]

  • Winks in Caulfield Cup audition for Waller

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 2:00 pm

    James Winks treats every ride he has for Chris Waller as an audition for a Caulfield Cup mount. Winks won three races, including the Group Three Easter Cup, on exciting import Our Voodoo Prince in the autumn but is likely to face stiff competition to keep the mount in the […]

  • An Inkling of hope remains for Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 1:06 pm

    The first Group One race in Sydney for the new season is seven weeks away but for emerging youngster Inkling, it might not come soon enough. Inkling is set to start the shortest-priced favourite at Randwick, the final Saturday metropolitan meeting of the 2013-14 racing term. The two-year-old has been […]

  • Gollan keeps Hi Son expectations in check

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 11:48 am

    Leading trainer Tony Gollan admits he is on a learning curve with his latest stable acquisition, the promising stayer Hi Son. Gollan is now training most of owner Phil Sullivan’s racing team after they were with David Kelly at the Gold Coast. Hi Son, who won six races for Kelly, […]

  • Work ethic pays off for Kiwi apprentice

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 11:30 am

    Bridget Grylls will take another step on a successful path for New Zealand female jockeys when she rides Excellantes for top trainer Rob Heathcote at Doomben on Saturday. Grylls rode her first Brisbane winner on Watling for Heathcote on Wednesday but a win on Excellantes in the Madame Wu Handicap […]

  • Another trainer caught up in morphine case

    International Horse Racing July 24, 2014 9:42 am

    Eve Johnson Houghton is the latest trainer to come forward and reveal one of her horses has tested positive for morphine in a case which has involved The Queen. The Oxfordshire trainer has confirmed three-year-old gelding Charlie Wells failed a drugs test after winning at Chepstow on June 23. She […]

  • Probe after Queen’s winner fails drug test

    International Horse Racing July 24, 2014 2:36 am

    A horse-feed firm has launched an investigation into the failed drugs test of Estimate, the Gold Cup winner owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The winner of the prestigious Royal Ascot stayers’ crown in 2013 was one of five horses that tested positive for the banned substance morphine. The Queen’s […]

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