• 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 [...]

  • Monton in frame for hat-trick at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 3:00 pm

    Ron Quinton doesn’t need to be reminded it is almost the anniversary of stable favourite Monton’s brush with Group One fame. In a finish that took the judge longer than usual to decide the result, Monton had the 2013 Chipping Norton Stakes snatched from under his nose by Shoot Out. [...]

  • Kiwi Survived could be Stradbroke bound

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 2:36 pm

    BRISBANE February 6 AAP – New Zealand Group One winner Survived could be a surprise starter in the Stradbroke Handicap during the Brisbane winter carnival. There has been a worry in Brisbane that Sydney’s outstanding $12million autumn carnival could have a major impact on the standard of winter racing. While [...]

  • Secret gets weight relief at Eagle Farm

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 1:48 pm

    BRISBANE February 6 AAP – Secret Harmony’s trainer Kelly Schweida hopes the three-year-old measures up to feature middle distance races after his next start at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Schweida has overcome one problem with Secret Harmony only to be confronted with another. The Eagle Farm trainer has tackled the [...]

  • Pinwheel gearing for Expressway

    Australian Horse Racing February 6, 2014 12:18 pm

    During his tenure with Darley, Peter Snowden has seen many good horses come and go, but there has been one constant – Pinwheel. The eight-year-old begins what will be his last campaign for Snowden in Saturday’s Group Two Expressway Stakes at Randwick. After John Hawkes resigned in 2007, Snowden was [...]

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