• Griante settled in for Ipswich challenge

    Australian Horse Racing June 9, 2014 4:12 pm

    A week spent acclimatising to the Queensland sun has Victorian filly Griante primed for Saturday’s Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich. Griante will shoot for her first stakes win in the Waterhouse Classic (1350m) after posting three straight wins in Melbourne. Co-trainers David Brideoake and David Feek considered spelling Griante […]

  • Surgery unlikely for Schofield

    Australian Horse Racing June 9, 2014 4:00 pm

    Cox Plate-winning jockey Chad Schofield is almost certain to avoid surgery on neck fractures suffered in a fall at Cranbourne. Schofield fractured his C3 vertebra after falling from Made Of Ice in the Procon Developments Handicap. Made Of Ice was euthanised after crashing into the fallen Donarchie, ridden by apprentice […]

  • Sheer Style returns a winner at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing June 9, 2014 3:06 pm

    One-time Magic Millions favourite Sheer Style has put on a classy display to leave a group of less experienced two-year-olds in her wake at Randwick. The Garry Frazer-trained filly jumped straight to the front and was never threatened in Monday’s TAB Rewards (1000m), justifying her odds-on starting price on the […]

  • Sky building for Monash return

    Australian Horse Racing June 9, 2014 1:24 pm

    Robbie Laing has a simple assessment for the progress of smart sprinter Lord Of The Sky. Laing has set the colt for the Group Three Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on July 5 and the three-year-old has thrilled the Cranbourne horseman with his recent work. “Flying, he’s flying,” […]

  • Former jockey Russell Maddock has died

    Australian Horse Racing June 9, 2014 12:42 pm

    Former champion Queensland jockey Russell Maddock, who rode for the Queen during his illustrious career, has died aged 96. Maddock was a trail blazer for Australian jockeys in the United Kingdom and France and rode with some of the immortals of the Australian turf such Neville Sellwood, George Moore, Scobie […]

  • Chad Schofield suffers neck fractures

    Australian Horse Racing June 9, 2014 8:30 am

    Chad Schofield is being assessed to determine whether he needs surgery on two fractures in his neck suffered in a three-horse fall at Cranbourne on Sunday. Schofield, who won the Queensland Derby aboard Sonntag a day earlier, was one of three jockeys taken to Dandenong Hospital after the fall. Apprentice […]

  • Barzalona to return to France

    International Horse Racing June 9, 2014 8:30 am

    Jockey Mickael Barzalona is to return home to France but will continue to ride for Godolphin. Barzalona, who won the Epsom Classic aboard Pour Moi in 2011, was snapped up to join Godolphin in 2012 and won both the Dubai World Cup aboard Monterosso and the St Leger on Encke […]

  • Prognosis good for Cirrus Des Aigles

    International Horse Racing June 9, 2014 8:12 am

    Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is upbeat about the condition of Cirrus Des Aigles, saying X-rays have cleared him of serious injury. The eight-year-old clinched his sixth Group One win in Saturday’s Coronation Cup at Epsom but was lame after the race. He was sound enough to walk into the winner’s enclosure […]

  • Australia delivers for O’Brien at Epsom

    International Horse Racing June 9, 2014 4:36 am

    It’s rare in racing for a horse to live up to the hype but Australia certainly did when giving Aidan O’Brien an unprecedented third successive Epsom Derby. Hailed as potentially the best he had trained by the Ballydoyle handler, some statement considering the likes of Galileo, Giant’s Causeway, High Chaparral […]

  • California Chrome’s owner lashes out

    International Horse Racing June 8, 2014 5:48 pm

    California Chrome’s Triple Crown dream ended in heartbreak at Belmont with owner Steve Coburn criticising the winner’s connections for not running in the first two legs. Coburn’s beloved Chrome, the unlikely champion he and Perry Martin bred for about $10,000, had set US racing alight with victories in the Kentucky […]

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