• Zac Purton secures Hong Kong jockey title

    Australian Horse Racing July 2, 2014 12:18 pm

    Zac Purton has clinched the Hong Kong jockeys’ premiership for the first time, ending the dominance of champion rider Douglas Whyte. Purton notched just one victory at Sha Tin on Tuesday but it was enough to give him an unassailable lead in the title race which Whyte has won for […]

  • Noted Queensland trainer closes stables

    Australian Horse Racing July 2, 2014 11:18 am

    Trainer Len Treloar has stunned the Queensland racing industry by closing his stables on Wednesday, citing finances as the prime reason. Treloar’s decision came as a shock to many because he is currently seventh on the Brisbane trainers’ premiership. He has trained 40 winners this season and about 200 in […]

  • Wez Hunter to face positive swab hearing

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 5:36 pm

    Group One-winning trainer Wez Hunter will face a Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board hearing in Melbourne over a positive swab returned by one of his runners. A prohibited substance Betamethasone, a corticosteroid, was detected in a pre-race urine sample taken from the Hunter-trained Kentucky Dreaming at Mornington on April 5. […]

  • Grafton Cup next on Mr O’Ceirin’s agenda

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 5:12 pm

    A shot at back-to-back Grafton Cups is the preferred option for trainer Ciaron Maher with Mr O’Ceirin. Mr O’Ceirin, who was well beaten in the Caloundra Cup at the weekend, is nominated for Saturday’s Queensland Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm but the gelding will bypass that race with Maher saying […]

  • Youthful King wins third Jungle Juice Cup

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 5:12 pm

    Trainer Jeremy Sylvester compared himself to the owners of one of Australia’s greatest racehorses after Youthful King won the Jungle Juice Cup on Tuesday. In a result that delivered Youthful King his third win in the race and champion bush jockey Robert Thompson his 10th, Sylvester couldn’t help but make […]

  • African Pulse set for Monash Stakes return

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 4:30 pm

    Any hopes of a stud career for African Pulse are gone but the sprinter gets the chance to re-ignite his racing fortunes at Caulfield on Saturday. The Mike Moroney-trained African Pulse resumes in the Group Three Sir John Monash Stakes having been gelded since a winless autumn campaign which netted […]

  • Better late than never for bush sprinter

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 3:42 pm

    An up-and-coming country sprinter could have his metropolitan return fast-tracked to capitalise on the absence of Sydney’s strongest stables from a race for three-year-olds on Saturday. Tamworth trainer Mark Mason took advantage of extended nominations to enter promising speedster Hot Hit in a benchmark sprint against his own age group […]

  • Laing set to unveil Dezannam at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 2:00 pm

    A colt Robbie Laing rated superior to two stakes-winning stablemates will make a belated debut at Sandown on Wednesday. Dezannam will step out for his first start in the Equiano – King Of Speed Handicap, about eigth months after Laing thought the two-year-old would start making his impact on the […]

  • Clipperton team explores extension options

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2014 1:54 pm

    Sam Clipperton is set to apply for an extension on his apprenticeship to help him outride his city allowance as well as clinch a sought-after premiership title. Clipperton, who has made the running in the Sydney apprentices’ premiership for most of 2013-2014, comes out of his time on July 15. […]

  • Caulfield Cup on the agenda for Singing

    Australian Horse Racing June 30, 2014 6:06 pm

    The Caulfield Cup is the aim for Australian-owned galloper Singing after his solid second in a Group Two race at Hamburg. Singing gave an encouraging account of himself at his maiden outing for Australian Bloodstock, hitting the lead early in the straight before his Andreas Wohler-trained stablemate Protectionist got the […]

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