• Rodd in for easier time in BTC Cup

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 5:36 pm

    Michael Rodd will ride in Saturday’s BTC Cup in a lot less pain than in his last Group One race. A wayward Scratchy Bottom broke Rodd’s nose when she threw her head back into his face before she finished third in the Australasian Oaks in Adelaide on April 26. Rodd […]

  • Leebaz confirmed for WFA Doomben Cup start

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 5:18 pm

    Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner Leebaz will have his campaign extended to take in the Doomben Cup. Hawkes Racing announced on Friday Leebaz would be sent north for the Group One weight-for-age race with leading jockey James McDonald released from Scone Cup carnival commitments for the stable to take the Group […]

  • Dance looking forward to two-state assault

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 5:06 pm

    As Platelet prepares for her shot at history in Adelaide on Saturday, Group-winning stablemate Lonhspresso will step out at Flemington to kick-start her campaign towards winter carnival glory. Next month’s Group One Tattersall’s Tiara is Lonhspresso’s target and managing owner Darren Dance, of Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, is excited to have […]

  • Derby aspirations go on line at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 4:00 pm

    A restricted-class Sydney race will masquerade as a virtual Queensland Derby trial at Rosehill on Saturday. Eleven of the 14 three-year-olds down to run in the Rexel Handicap are nominated for the $500,000 Derby at Eagle Farm on June 7. And for the early favourite Surge Ahead, the 1900-metre race […]

  • Hot Snitzel in Group One bid in BTC Cup

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 4:00 pm

    Injury to star mare Snitzerland has left trainer Gerald Ryan with Hot Snitzel as his only runner in the BTC Cup. But Ryan is confident Hot Snitzel has the right credentials to give the favourites a scare in Saturday’s 1200-metre Group One sprint at Doomben. Snitzeraland was ruled out on […]

  • Footy over Flemington for rookie trainer

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 3:42 pm

    Tatura horseman Linc Sullivan will be a long way from Flemington racecourse when his bid for a maiden city winner begins on Saturday. Sullivan will be marshalling his Nagambie Football Club troops in a match against Avenel when Road Warrior steps out in the second heat of the All Victorian […]

  • Avalanches to stake Derby claim at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 3:30 pm

    Close mates trainer Trevor Bailey and jockey Scott Galloway are poised to return to the limelight with Avalanches. Avalanches will run in the Group Three Rough Habit Plate (2020m) at Doomben on Saturday. However, Bailey and Galloway are growing in confidence the former Darley galloper can race well and go […]

  • Walter and Thompson to combine at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 2:48 pm

    An old partnership will be revived on Saturday when Guy Walter legs Robert Thompson aboard Kobi Sun in the Lord Mayor’s Cup at Rosehill. Since Thompson rode Walter’s first Group One winner almost 20 years ago both jockey and trainer have come a long way. Thompson established a national riding […]

  • Long wait ends for Dunn in Goodwood

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 2:48 pm

    Dwayne Dunn has waited 15 months to ride Gregers in Saturday’s Group One Goodwood at Morphettville. Dunn won on Gregers when the filly made a successful debut at Moonee Valley in February last year before steering her into fourth at her next start in the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes. […]

  • You’ll Never leads Waller Rosehill charge

    Australian Horse Racing May 9, 2014 2:48 pm

    Chris Waller has two pre-post Rosehill favourites as well as six runners in the Lord Mayor’s Cup but he concedes his best chance may be elsewhere at a meeting that has significance to his career. Waller likes restricted-class galloper You’ll Never as the horse most likely to deliver him a […]

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