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  • Damian Browne fined $1000 after Doomben defeat

    Breaking News January 16, 2013 6:45 pm

    Damian Browne’s narrow defeat on Buakaw at Doomben on Wednesday had a costly sequel in the stewards’ room. Stewards fined Browne $1000 for failing to ride Buakaw out to the finish of the Ambassador Travel Maiden Handicap when the gelding was beaten a head by Pintuck. Browne, who won last […]

  • Frankel rated the best racehorse ever

    Breaking News January 16, 2013 12:00 pm

    Champion Frankel has controversially been rated the greatest horse to ever race with Black Caviar also high on the list following the release of the World Thoroughbred Rankings. The British superstar was given a mark of 140, 10 ranking points more than Black Caviar. The latest assessment places Frankel as […]

  • VRC and Seven Network announce new broadcast deal

    Media Releases January 14, 2013 9:50 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced a new five year broadcast agreement with the Seven Network, ensuring Australia’s premier racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, will continue to be shown live on free to air television throughout Australia until at least 2018. The agreement, which extends the VRC’s longstanding […]

  • Assail scratched from Magic Millions Classic 2013

    Breaking News January 12, 2013 8:45 am

    Clarry Conners trained filly ‘Assail’ has been scratched from today’s $1.6million dollar Magic Millions Classic due to a foot abscess. Assail was the $3.20 favourite for the race before the scratching and with daughter of Charge Forward being removed from the market the new favourite will be Clevadude. Assail joins Purrific […]

  • Blake Shinn ruled out of Magic Millions Classic meeting

    Breaking News January 11, 2013 5:30 pm

    Blake Shinn will undergo a full medical assessment before he can return to race riding after ruling himself out of Saturday’s Magic Millions meeting. Shinn needed attention from ambulance officers in the stewards’ room at Gosford on Thursday soon after winning the Belle Of The Turf Stakes on Cathay Lady. […]

  • Singapore jockey dies after trackwork fall

    Breaking News January 10, 2013 6:15 pm

    Singapore apprentice Wong Wei Xiang has died from injuries received in a trackwork fall at Kranji. The 25-year-old was taken to hospital after the fall on Thursday morning but was pronounced dead on arrival. Wong was riding a horse for his master Stephen Gray when the accident occurred. A graduate […]

  • Hugh Bowman suspended for five meetings

    Breaking News January 5, 2013 7:00 pm

    Sydney’s premier jockey Hugh Bowman was hit with a careless riding suspension at Warwick Farm on Saturday but his ban won’t start until after next weekend’s Magic Millions meeting. Bowman was suspended for five meetings for shifting in near the 800m mark aboard Nuptse in the Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap […]

  • Craig Williams pleased with Assail exhibition

    Breaking News January 5, 2013 3:15 pm

    Craig Williams was quick to find out why unbeaten filly Assail is at the top of the Magic Millions Classic market when he partnered her in an exhibition gallop at Warwick Farm on Saturday. Williams picked up the ride on Assail for the $2 million Magic Millions next Saturday after […]

  • Michelle Payne, Katelyn Mallyon set to return to riding

    Breaking News January 4, 2013 2:30 pm

    Two of Australia’s leading female jockeys are set to return to racing within the next month. Katelyn Mallyon, last year’s Victorian apprentice of the year, and Michelle Payne have both been sidelined with injuries. Mallyon suffered a broken back in a fall at Flemington last May while Payne’s injury run […]

  • Lucas Cranach retired

    Breaking News January 3, 2013 6:15 pm

    One-time Melbourne Cup favourite and 2011 Cup placegetter Lucas Cranach has been retired from racing due to persistent injuries. The classy German entire raced three times in Australia finishing fifth in the 2011 Caulfield Cup and third to Dunaden and Red Cadeaux in that year’s Melbourne Cup. He resumed in […]

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