• Melbourne clues from Glorious Stakes

    International Horse Racing August 2, 2014 9:48 am

    Pether’s Moon has put himself in line for a trip to Australia with victory in the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood. Another Melbourne spring contender, Cafe Society, finished third ahead of his transfer to the Gai Waterhouse stable. A handicap winner at Goodwood 12 months ago, the Richard Hannon-trained Pether’s Moon […]

  • Lord Of The Sky in doubt for Valley sprint

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 5:36 pm

    Exciting sprinter Lord Of The Sky is in doubt for his Moonee Valley assignment on Saturday. Bookmakers have Lord Of The Sky odds-on favourite to win the United Refrigeration Handicap (1000m) despite his failure at Caulfield a week ago. Trainer Robbie Laing said the four-year-old was not 100 per cent […]

  • Big boost to Qld racing incentive scheme

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 5:00 pm

    Details of a major boost to the state government-backed Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme will be announced on Saturday. For a one-off registration as a yearling, QTIS horses race for bonus money on selected races throughout Queensland, currently around $8 million. However, under the new scheme, at least an extra $5 […]

  • Happy Trails nearing return after trial

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 4:06 pm

    Cox Plate runner-up Happy Trails will resume on Saturday week after pleasing trainer Paul Beshara in a barrier trial on Friday. Happy Trails won the Group One Turnbull Stakes for Beshara before the Adelaide trainer had to relinquish training the horse to serve a six-month disqualification before the Cox Plate. […]

  • Damien Oliver out of Moonee Valley meeting

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 3:36 pm

    Damien Oliver will miss the first meeting of his premiership defence in Melbourne because of a foot injury. Oliver has given up five rides at Moonee Valley on Saturday because of a foot problem caused by stepping on a sea urchin while surfing during his recent riding stint in Mauritius. […]

  • The Cleaner to make waves at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 3:24 pm

    Hardy galloper The Cleaner coped with a rough trip across Bass Strait better than his connections. Longford trainer Mick Burles loaded The Cleaner onto the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on Thursday night to get him to Melbourne to run in Saturday’s Jeep Don’t Hold Back Handicap (1600m) at Moonee Valley. […]

  • Weight relief for Press Report at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 3:24 pm

    The chance to take advantage of a major weight turnaround on her last start means Press Report will have her first run as a three-year-old a week earlier than planned. The filly was checked twice during her fourth, 7-1/2 lengths behind Liberation, over 1200m at Rosehill on July 19 and […]

  • Romantic Moon up for Challenge: Cummings

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 3:12 pm

    James Cummings expects Romantic Moon to acquit herself well enough in the Winter Challenge without forcing connections to change new-season plans for the in-form mare. One of the best-backed runners to win the $100,000 Listed race at Rosehill, Romantic Moon has been earmarked for an early retirement from racing. “She’ll […]

  • Grylls claim an asset for Schweida trio

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 3:00 pm

    Trainer Kelly Schweida has called on in-form apprentice Bridget Grylls to help him start the new racing season in the high fashion he finished the last one. Schweida had a winning double at Doomben last Saturday to take him into fourth place on the Brisbane trainers’ premiership with 28 wins […]

  • Inauspicious start for Godolphin colours

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2014 2:48 pm

    The first Australian-trained horse to carry Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s royal blue Godolphin racing colours in a race will be a maiden three-year-old competing on the NSW provincial circuit. Attainment, a son of successful Darley sire Commands, will usher in a new era for Godolphin when he makes […]

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