• Now or never for Diamond winner: Godolphin

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 6:24 pm

    Godolphin is committed to running Earthquake at Randwick on Saturday despite the prospect of another rain-affected track for the Chelmsford Stakes meeting. “Obviously we scratched her from the heavy going a couple of weeks ago but she really has to get going now if we’ve still got the Flight Stakes […]

  • Melb Cup entries feature 31 internationals

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 5:42 pm

    Thirty-one overseas entries are among the 148 horses in the running for the Melbourne Cup after nominations for the $6.2 million race closed on Tuesday. And among the best known of the international contingent for Australia’s greatest horse race is the Queen’s 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate. Gai Waterhouse, […]

  • Brazen Beau to miss $1 million Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 3:54 pm

    Brazen Beau, one of the early favourites for the Golden Rose, has been ruled out of the $1 million race. And instead of making a belated return to racing in Sydney, trainer Chris Waller confirmed the Group One-placed colt would head to Melbourne to open his spring campaign. Waller made […]

  • Japanese stayers among 148 Melb Cup noms

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 3:06 pm

    An impressive list of internationals headed by Japanese stars Admire Ratki and Bande are among 148 entries for the Melbourne Cup. The overseas entry of 31 horses also includes Red Cadeaux, the English-trained stayer expected to contest the race for the fourth time in a bid to improve on his […]

  • Celebs step up for spring racing carnival

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 2:42 pm

    Spring is the perfect time to leave the kids at home with grandma and get dressed up for the races – at least that’s how Braith and Jodi Anasta are looking at it. The couple handed their baby daughter Aleeia over to the recently retired NRL star’s mother on Tuesday […]

  • Price bullish ahead of Lankan Rupee return

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 1:24 pm

    A pleasing track gallop has trainer Mick Price convinced Lankan Rupee can continue his winning ways in the McEwen Stakes. Rated the world’s best sprinter, Lankan Rupee was the first onto the track at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning and worked with stablemate Lion Of Belfort over 800m. Lankan Rupee […]

  • Cup favourite pleases birthday girl Gai

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 1:06 pm

    Gai Waterhouse spent the early part of her birthday watching The Offer gallop at Moonee Valley. And she took enough out of the trackwork session to know the Melbourne Cup favourite is capable of delivering a belated gift in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes of Saturday. The Offer was […]

  • This Is Australia to make debut for Singo

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 12:00 pm

    Almost 20 years ago, a nervous Clarry Conners took a well-bred colt to a Canterbury midweek meeting to begin what he hoped would be a stellar career. A brother to champion Octagonal, Mouawad built on his successful debut in October 1996 to win seven of eight races including three at […]

  • Zeletto to press spring claims at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing September 2, 2014 11:36 am

    Caulfield trainer Luke Oliver has high hopes for three-year-old Zeletto and expects the colt can press his claims for better races with a win at Sandown. Zeletto has had a let-up since two winter starts and returns in Wednesday’s Heading Our Hair & Beauty Handicap (1000m). Oliver is plotting a […]

  • Goulburn club to honour trainer Guy Walter

    Australian Horse Racing September 1, 2014 6:12 pm

    A plaque honouring late trainer Guy Walter will be unveiled at Goulburn this week while a race bearing his name will be held on Cup day. Walter, who died suddenly in May, ran stables at both Warwick Farm and Goulburn. The $30,000 fillies and mares’ race on November 23 will […]

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