• Another Birchley horse goes to Hong Kong

    Australian Horse Racing June 8, 2014 1:24 pm

    Trainer Liam Birchley has confirmed recent Doomben winner Underneaththeradar has been sold to Hong Kong and warns others will follow if prize money in Brisbane is not raised. Underneaththeradar won his only Brisbane start when he landed a $12 to $4 plunge on May 28 at Doomben. Birchley was immediately […]

  • California Chrome fourth in Belmont

    International Horse Racing June 8, 2014 9:42 am

    Tonalist sprinted across the finish line to win the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth. The result means the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion in history is extended. California Chrome […]

  • Australia wins Epsom Derby

    International Horse Racing June 8, 2014 1:30 am

    Aidan O’Brien became the first trainer to win three successive Epsom Derbys on Saturday as favourite Australia prevailed in a thrilling race. Australia, ridden by O’Brien’s 21-year-old son Joseph, repelled a late challenge by Kingston Hill (15/2) to take the honours at 11/8 while Romsdal was third at 20/1. Australia, […]

  • Fast And Free ends Akavoroun’s winning run

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 5:24 pm

    A ground-saving ride from apprentice Jackie Beriman aboard Fast And Free has helped to end the winning run of rival Akavoroun at Moonee Valley. Akavoroun won his first four starts on predominantly provincial tracks but drifted from $1.75 to $2.10 for his bid to stretch his winning streak to five […]

  • Floria smashes race record in Cup

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 5:12 pm

    Consistent mare Floria dispelled any stamina doubts when she won Saturday’s Group Two Brisbane Cup in an effort that may convince trainer Peter Moody to extend her winter campaign. Floria ($9) won by 1-1/4 lengths from Moriarty ($4.40) with favourite Zephyron ($3.80) two lengths away third. In the process the […]

  • Lad delivers trainer’s first Group One win

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 5:00 pm

    Natalie McCall’s decision to miss the Sydney autumn with River Lad has reaped a million dollar pay day and given the trainer her first Group One win in the Stradbroke Handicap. In a race of firsts on Saturday, McCall became the first woman to train a Stradbroke winner since the […]

  • Avoid Lightning strikes in June Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 4:30 pm

    Les Bridge has been training long enough to be called a veteran but even he admits he has been surprised by the way Avoid Lightning has adapted to his stable. The former Adelaide mare made light of her 59kg topweight to claim the Listed June Stakes (1100m) on a wet […]

  • Sonntag wins Queensland Derby

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 4:24 pm

    Less than a year after saddling up his first runner as a trainer, Henry Dwyer celebrated his maiden Group One victory when Sonntag capped a meteoric rise to fame by winning the Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The winner of a maiden race at Sale in April, Sonntag […]

  • Sadler continues winning run for Aquanita

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 4:24 pm

    John Sadler had to check himself to remember his charge Vain Queen was carrying the blue silks of Aquanita Racing. Sadler rejoined the Aquanita team at Caulfield on June 1 after previously training at Flemington as part of the Malua Racing operation with Troy Corstens. “My assistant trainer said, `we […]

  • Almalad overcomes inexperience to win

    Australian Horse Racing June 7, 2014 4:18 pm

    Gai Waterhouse has celebrated the 124th Group One win of her career after Almalad defied favourite Brazen Beau to claim the J J Atkins on Saturday. The big Eagle Farm crowd was set alight when Almalad ($4.80) and Brazen Beau ($2.45) settled down to a two-horse war in the final […]

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