Australian Horse Racing

  • Zululand on trial for Golden Rose start

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 5:12 pm

    The Golden Rose picture will become clearer for at least three Melbourne colts after Saturday’s McNeil Stakes at Caulfield. The Mick Price-trained pair of Jabali and Cornrow are both in contention for the Sydney Group One while trainer David Hayes will use the McNeil to test Zululand’s Golden Rose credentials. […]

  • Fast facts on the Memsie Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 4:42 pm

    MEMSIE STAKES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW $400,000 1400m WFA HISTORY: First run in 1899 at one mile (1600m). Given Group One status in 2013 NOTABLE WINNERS: Phar Lap won in 1931 at nine furlongs (1800m); Makybe Diva resumed to win in 2005 and four starts later won her […]

  • Moment Of Change on song for Memsie

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 3:42 pm

    Luke Nolen can’t fault Moment Of Change as the sprinter tries to keep a perfect 1400-metre record at Caulfield. Nolen has guided Moment Of Change to three Group One wins over Saturday’s Memsie Stakes course and distance and believes the gelding is in the right condition to challenge for another […]

  • Messene, Royal Descent head Epsom betting

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 3:36 pm

    Two stables take up most of the market percentage in first betting charts on the Epsom Handicap. Chris Waller and Hawkes Racing train eight of the first 12 horses in the market for the $500,000 Group One race at Randwick on October 4. Hawkes Racing’s Messene, set to run in […]

  • Long day can’t faze top New Zealand mare

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 3:30 pm

    The most drawn-out trans-Tasman trip in Roger James’s time as a horse trainer is not expected to stop Silent Achiever from running well in the Memsie Stakes. Silent Achiever arrived in Melbourne from New Zealand on Wednesday night after a trip lasting almost 12 hours. “I’ve been bringing horses over […]

  • Fresh approach suits import He’s Your Man

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 3:00 pm

    Chris Waller’s intimate knowledge of the European thoroughbred tells him He’s Your Man will be advantaged at Rosehill despite the import’s scarcity of racing since returning to work. He’s Your Man is rated the best of Waller’s five horses to accept in the $100,000 Premier’s Cup – a race which […]

  • Oaks winner no certainty for Rosehill run

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 2:54 pm

    A preference to run Kirramosa at Rosehill on Saturday could be trumped by a desire not to risk her spring campaign on a heavy track. Trainer John Sargent says the timing of Saturday’s TAB Quaddie Handicap (1500m) fits perfectly with his carnival plans for the Group One winner. But he […]

  • Vic mare Esprit’s Choice chases wet track

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 2:48 pm

    Four-time Golden Slipper winner Clarry Conners and his trainer-son Heath have decided to head in different directions – for this weekend at least. While Clarry Conners has opted to dodge the wet tracks in Sydney and run Dear Demi in Melbourne, Victorian-based Heath Conners has sent Esprit’s Choice north in […]

  • Maher pair out to confirm spring claims

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 12:54 pm

    Ciaron Maher has never been better placed to make a spring impact. Maher, who claimed a Group One win at triple-figure odds with Tears I Cry in the 2007 Emirates Stakes, insists he has an ideal team of carnival horses. “It’s probably the best team I’ve had since I started […]

  • Crunch time looming for Godolphin stars

    Australian Horse Racing August 28, 2014 12:48 pm

    John O’Shea has almost reached a point of no return to have some of the biggest names in the Godolphin stable up and running for the spring. “As much as we’ve tried to protect them, the cotton wool has got to come off. They have to run now,” O’Shea said. […]

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