Australian Horse Racing

  • Bookies awake to Empress O’Reilly talents

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 5:18 pm

    The element of surprise will be missing when Empress O’Reilly resumes at Saturday’s Moonee Valley meeting. Empress O’Reilly stunned punters with a $26 debut win at Caulfield on Boxing Day in a performance that also surprised trainer Robert Smerdon. “We thought before that first-up run that she’d need it and […]

  • Valley chances for new Lindsay Park team

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 5:00 pm

    A couple of last-start city winners spearhead David Hayes and Tom Dabernig’s chances of victory at their first metropolitan meeting as training partners on Saturday. But the partnership’s first winner could come even sooner at Geelong on the opening day of the racing season on Friday. Dabernig is Hall of […]

  • Hippopus to start Gai’s Melbourne season

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 4:18 pm

    A lack of suitable races in Sydney has provided Gai Waterhouse with an opportunity to continue her amazing run of form at Moonee Valley. Waterhouse won seven races from just 17 starters at Moonee Valley during the 2013-2014 season with her haul including Group Two wins with Fiorente, Divine Calling […]

  • Queenstown favoured in Winter Challenge

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 3:00 pm

    Queenstown has emerged as a logical choice to be one of Gai Waterhouse’s best prospects for the Sydney spring carnival’s Group One handicap for stayers. But that shouldn’t count the mare out of matching it with a bunch of off-season sprinter-milers in the $100,000 Winter Challenge at Rosehill on Saturday. […]

  • Snowden stable gearing up for new season

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 2:54 pm

    Three months ago Peter Snowden walked away from one of the most coveted jobs in Australian racing. After six years as head trainer for Darley, Snowden went into business with his son Paul, forming a public training partnership. He did it with an open mind and few preconceived ideas on […]

  • Moonee Valley key to Sea Lord’s chances

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 2:24 pm

    Trainer Stephen Brown is hoping a return to Moonee Valley brings about a change in fortune for Group winning sprinter Sea Lord. Sea Lord has not won a race since he claimed the Group Two Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley in January last year. Brown will start Sea Lord in […]

  • Heathcote wins Qld title after recount

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 1:42 pm

    Robert Heathcote has taken out the Queensland trainers’ premiership by half a win after officials took the unusual step of doing a recount before declaring a winner. Heathcote finished with 76-1/2 Queensland winners, just ahead of Brisbane’s Tony Gollan, Murwillumbah-based Matt Dunn and Mackay’s John Manzelmann all on 76. Racing […]

  • Wolfgram links with Dunn for new season

    Australian Horse Racing July 31, 2014 11:36 am

    Apprentice Travis Wolfgram is excited about his new role with top trainer Matt Dunn and he is just as buoyant about riding an outsider for a rival stable at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Wolfgram, who won the 2013-2014 Gold Coast senior and junior jockeys’ premierships, has had his apprentice papers […]

  • New training facility at Pakenham opened

    Australian Horse Racing July 30, 2014 6:12 pm

    Training facilities at the new Pakenham racecourse have been officially opened with racing to commence there next year. Part of a $72 million development, the new set-up includes two sand tracks, undercover horse stalls, horse walks and two access tunnels. Victorian premier Dr Denis Napthine, who opened the new training […]

  • Moloney back on Stingray at Valley

    Australian Horse Racing July 30, 2014 5:42 pm

    Trainer John Moloney could help his nephew make a perfect return to the saddle when they team up at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Moloney has three-year-old Stingray resuming in Saturday’s Mitchelton Wines Handicap (1000m), a race that will coincide with apprentice Patrick Moloney’s first ride back from injury. The junior […]

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