• Ike’s Legacy out to revive carnival hopes

    Australian Horse Racing February 11, 2014 3:30 pm

    Blue-blood colt Ike’s Legacy will figure in different riding tactics on Wednesday to complement a gear change in a bid to confirm his autumn carnival credentials. In what shapes as a crossroads race for the David Vandyke-trained galloper, Ike’s Legacy will race in blinkers for the first time in the [...]

  • Prince ready for Mornington Cup challenge

    Australian Horse Racing February 11, 2014 3:12 pm

    Mornington has not been a happy hunting ground for Darren Weir but the trainer is looking to talented stayer Prince Of Penzance to change that on Wednesday. Prince Of Penzance is favourite to win the $350,000 Mornington Cup in his first test at 2400m. A victory would secure him an [...]

  • Long Run booked for Kelso trip

    International Horse Racing February 11, 2014 9:12 am

    Long Run is to travel to Scotland for the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase later this week as connections head to Kelso in search of better ground. The Kempton Park Chase on February 22 had been earmarked as a target for the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, who was last seen [...]

  • It’s A Dundeel arrives in Sydney

    Australian Horse Racing February 10, 2014 5:54 pm

    Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite It’s A Dundeel has arrived safely in Sydney to begin his autumn campaign. The $4.20 favourite to win Sydney’s richest race on April 19, It’s A Dundeel had an interrupted spring campaign due to a foot abscess and finished eighth as favourite in the Cox Plate [...]

  • Bullet on target for crack at Lightning

    Australian Horse Racing February 10, 2014 5:42 pm

    The nominations of two-year-olds Boomwaa and Bugatty adds plenty of intrigue to the Group One Lightning Stakes but trainer John Hyam is hoping it is an eight-year-old who can spring a surprise. Hyam will start Esprit De Bullet in the weight-for-age feature down the 1000m straight at Flemington, a race [...]

  • Travolta firms for Mornington Cup

    Australian Horse Racing February 10, 2014 4:54 pm

    The Gai Waterhouse-trained Travolta has been a notable early firmer in Mornington Cup betting despite having a big weight and the outside barrier. Travolta, one of two Waterhouse-trained runners in the $350,000 Mornington Cup (2400m), opened on the third line of betting at $6.50 in the TAB’s market on Monday [...]

  • Lucky Raquie ready to shine in Widden

    Australian Horse Racing February 10, 2014 4:18 pm

    She doesn’t yet have the profile of her close relative and stablemate Rubick, but trainer Gerald Ryan believes Lucky Raquie can shine in her own right, starting with the Widden Stakes. Like the leading Blue Diamond Stakes contender, Lucky Raquie is by Encosta De Lago. Her mother is Monsoon Wedding, [...]

  • Hucklebuck on target for Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing February 10, 2014 2:12 pm

    Classy three-year-old Hucklebuck has made significant improvement since his first-up win in Adelaide and is primed for his next step on the way to the Group One Australian Guineas. Hucklebuck returns to Melbourne for Saturday’s Group Three CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington which will be his lead-in to the [...]

  • Streama to stay home in Sydney

    Australian Horse Racing February 10, 2014 1:54 pm

    High class mare Streama will race in familiar surroundings at Rosehill rather than travel to Melbourne for the Lightning Stakes. Trainer Guy Walter and the mare’s owners made the decision to keep her in Sydney for her first-up assignment in the Group Two Breeders’ Classic (1200m) on Saturday. She was [...]

  • Last comes first in Hennessy Gold Cup

    International Horse Racing February 10, 2014 12:42 pm

    Last Instalment has staked his claim for the Gold Cup at Cheltenham with a winning comeback in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown. The nine-year-old had been off since February 2012 when he came back last month and showed the benefit of that outing to cause a minor surprise in [...]

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