• Busuttin looks to set up Melbourne base

    Australian Horse Racing May 8, 2014 2:54 pm

    Establishing an Australian stable is the winter priority for New Zealand trainer Trent Busuttin. His compatriots Chris Waller and Bjorn Baker have set up successful stables in Sydney in recent years but Busuttin has set his sights on opening a base in Melbourne. Busuttin, along with partner Natalie Young, is […]

  • Jumps jockey has 28-day ban reduced

    Australian Horse Racing May 8, 2014 2:30 pm

    Jumps jockey Paul Gallagher, who was suspended for failing a breath test at the Warrnambool races last week, has had four days shaved off his ban following an appeal. Gallagher was suspended for 28 days by stewards after he recorded a blood alcohol level above the 0.02 limit when tested […]

  • Nisbet to make Group One debut in Goodwood

    Australian Horse Racing May 8, 2014 12:24 pm

    Jamie Kah is not the only apprentice with a golden opportunity to ride in her first Group One race on Saturday with Kayla Nisbet excited, if not a little surprised, to be given a chance on Pago Rock in the Goodwood. Kah has retained the mount on leading Goodwood contender […]

  • Buffering to break home state G1 hoodoo

    Australian Horse Racing May 8, 2014 12:12 pm

    The odds are shortening about the chances of superstar Buffering making a bid to win all three Group One sprints in Brisbane this winter. Buffering is favourite for what trainer Rob Heathcote describes as his nemesis race, the Group One BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday as he attempts […]

  • Japan gambler says losses tax deductible

    International Horse Racing May 8, 2014 9:54 am

    A Japanese gambler is taking on tax authorities, claiming his losing bets on horse races are a deductible business expense. The man, a civil servant in Hokkaido, won 7.84 billion yen ($A83.20 million)) over six years to 2010, but lost 7.27 billion yen in the process, according to the English […]

  • Numbers point to more Waller dominance

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 5:24 pm

    Chris Waller’s training career reached new heights at last year’s Lord Mayor’s Cup meeting and the premier trainer has numbers on his side for another potential windfall on Saturday. As part of a record-breaking season, Waller trained five winners at the corresponding Sydney meeting in 2013. And with Waller having […]

  • Zoustar arrives for Royal Ascot bid

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 4:30 pm

    Zoustar, Australia’s only chance for Royal Ascot glory next month, has taken no harm from his marathon flight to Europe. Trainer Chris Waller said the three-year-old had coped with the 27-hour trip to Germany like a seasoned traveller. “He travelled exceptionally well but it was a very long trip,” Waller […]

  • Nicamorae chasing third straight win

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 4:12 pm

    Black Caviar’s little sister Belle Couture is likely to command most attention at Flemington on Saturday but trainer David Hayes is hoping it is another well-related filly that steals the spotlight. The Danny O’Brien-trained Belle Couture steps out for her third start in the Spotless Plate after an impressive first-up […]

  • Pressing set for smooth trip to Brisbane

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 3:48 pm

    Caulfield trainer Mick Price will spare unbeaten colt Pressing an arduous float trip to Brisbane and instead fly him north to tackle next month’s Group One J J Atkins. Pressing will travel with Group Three winner Jazz Song on a flight that will depart at midnight on Tuesday. The trainer […]

  • Makybe Diva relation wins in city

    Australian Horse Racing May 7, 2014 3:36 pm

    The burden of carrying the same bloodlines as one of the great racehorses of the Australian turf is getting easier for La Amistad. A three-quarter sister to three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva and racing in the same silks of owner Tony Santic, La Amistad cracked it for some overdue […]

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