• Caulfield Cup stakes lifted to $3 million

    Australian Horse Racing February 7, 2014 11:42 am

    The Caulfield Cup will be worth $3 million as part of three key changes to the Melbourne Racing Club’s spring carnival. Stakes for the Caulfield Cup will increase from $2.5 million while a $750,000 race for three-year-olds, to be called the Caulfield Classic, will be introduced. The revamp will also [...]

  • Herpes leaves seven Waikato horses dead

    International Horse Racing February 7, 2014 11:24 am

    An outbreak of equine herpes has hit a Waikato thoroughbred stud farm, leaving seven horses dead – and an expert says it could spring up in other farms. Thirteen horses have been infected with the Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1), seven of which have been euthanised, a Ministry of [...]

  • Group One winner Playing God retired

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 5:54 pm

    Dual Group One-winning West Australian galloper Playing God has suffered a tendon injury and been retired. The six-year-old entire was to embark on a swansong campaign in the east, starting in Saturday’s CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield but was scratched from the 1400m event on Thursday because of injury. He [...]

  • Second acceptances taken for $3.5m Slipper

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 5:48 pm

    More than 200 horses are still in the running for the Golden Slipper. When the Australian Turf Club counted second acceptances on Thursday for the $3.5 million race, 218 two-year-olds were still in contention. The total is up from the 196 taken at the same stage last year. Racing and [...]

  • Price favours Lankan Rupee in Rubiton

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 5:30 pm

    Mick Price is leaning to Lankan Rupee over three-year-old stablemate Lion Of Belfort as his best chance in Saturday’s Group Two Rubiton Stakes. Stakes-winning Lankan Rupee and Group One-placed colt Lion Of Belfort resume in the 1100m sprint at Caulfield ahead of a planned assault on three of Melbourne’s Group [...]

  • Kavanagh says luck important in Prelude

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 5:18 pm

    Rubick has made a massive impression ahead of his Victorian debut but rival trainer Mark Kavanagh insists the Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and geldings will not be an easy race to win. Rubick steps out in Saturday’s Group Three 1100m race at Caulfield and has drawn favourably in barrier [...]

  • I want to train racehorses: Billy Slater

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 4:54 pm

    Life after rugby league for NRL star Billy Slater might include training racehorses. Australia, Queensland and Melbourne Storm fullback Slater expressed an interest in training at a Racing Victoria (RV) launch at Caulfield on Thursday. Slater, a former trackwork rider for Gai Waterhouse, rode retired 2009 Cox Plate winner Maldivian [...]

  • Wyong in crisis as administrator appointed

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 4:18 pm

    An administrator has been appointed to take charge of the troubled Wyong Race Club. John Rouse, a former Australian Jockey Club boss, will take control of the NSW provincial turf club after Racing NSW stepped in on Thursday following months of upheavel. Rouse’s appointment comes as the Wyong board has [...]

  • Orr Stakes field could be down to six

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 4:00 pm

    The CF Orr Stakes is likely to be reduced to only six runners with Playing God already scratched and Sertorius in doubt because of the hot conditions expected. The first Group One race of the year in Australia attracted eight entries including the resuming Cox Plate-winning three-year-old Shamus Award. But [...]

  • McEvoy faces extended time on sideline

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 3:48 pm

    Kerrin McEvoy could be out of the saddle for up to a month with a knee injury. Scans have shown Darley’s No.1 rider has a grade two medial ligament tear after hurting his knee in a race fall in the Karaka Million in New Zealand. McEvoy was unhappy with his [...]

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