• Wayward youngsters in Canterbury battle

    Australian Horse Racing June 11, 2014 3:30 pm

    The talent of Shooting To Win and Felines shone through at Canterbury on Wednesday with the youngsters running one-two in the opening race despite their wayward performances. In a dramatic start to the meeting, odds-on favourite Felines threw away her winning chances when she ran off the track in the […]

  • More success for Sheikh and Smerdon

    Australian Horse Racing June 11, 2014 3:00 pm

    English tried horse sales don’t just spawn Melbourne Cup dreams, they can also provide the setting for the start of productive relationships. Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon met David Redvers, the racing manager for Qatari Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, in England and the friendship began at the right time for both […]

  • English stayer wins at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing June 11, 2014 2:30 pm

    Imported English stayer Refectory had to survive a protest before scoring his first Australian win at Doomben on Wednesday. Refectory ($2.40) held on to beat Dubai Gee Eye ($6.50) by 1-1/4 lengths in the Drumbeats @ Lyndhurst Plate (2140m) after a daring front-running ride from Chris Munce. However, Cyril Small […]

  • World’s best invited to run in Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing June 11, 2014 2:00 pm

    The horse rated the world’s best and three stars from Hong Kong trainer John Moore’s stable headline an outstanding first round list of 10 overseas invitees for the Cox Plate. In a bid to continue the push to make the $3 million weight-for-age race an international event, the Moonee Valley […]

  • Gollan eyes Ipswich feature double

    Australian Horse Racing June 11, 2014 1:12 pm

    Leading Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan admits his former NSW connection of Alma’s Fury and Brave Ali will need luck to give him the Ipswich feature double on Saturday. Alma’s Fury who was previously trained by Paul Murray at Kembla Grange, will be having his second start for Gollan in the […]

  • Chad Schofield sidelined until spring

    Australian Horse Racing June 11, 2014 12:12 pm

    Stradbroke Handicap winning jockey Chad Schofield is hoping to return in time for the spring carnival after learning he won’t require surgery for a fractured vertebra. The star rider was injured in a three-horse fall at Cranbourne on Sunday, a day after he celebrated his fourth Group One win aboard […]

  • Ward set for another Royal Ascot raid

    International Horse Racing June 11, 2014 11:18 am

    American trainer Wesley Ward has assembled a formidable team of up to six juveniles as he bids to add to his tally of three Royal Ascot winners. Ward became the first US-based handler to saddle a winner at the summer showpiece meeting in 2009, recording a landmark double with Strike […]

  • BHA allows Pat Cosgrave to ride

    International Horse Racing June 11, 2014 9:12 am

    Jockey Pat Cosgrave is free to ride after British authorities decided not to uphold a four-month ban handed down in Dubai. The Emirates Racing Authority has requested written reasons and a transcript of Cosgrave’s appeal to the British Horseracing Authority. Cosgrave, 32, was initially handed a six-month suspension by the […]

  • Canny Lad dies at Woodlands aged 26

    Australian Horse Racing June 10, 2014 6:36 pm

    Champion racehorse and outstanding sire Canny Lad has been put down at Woodlands Stud at the age of 26. Darley Australia said Canny Lad, who was retired from active duty in 2011, had spent the past few years in a paddock with another champion, Octagonal, and would be buried at […]

  • Commanding Jewel on track for Tiara

    Australian Horse Racing June 10, 2014 6:12 pm

    The Tatt’s Tiara remains the target for Commanding Jewel’s comeback but trainer Leon Corstens will have no hesitation in pulling the pin if he is not happy with the mare’s progress. The 1400m race for fillies and mares at Eagle Farm on Saturday week is the final Group One race […]

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