Australian Horse Racing

  • Speed merchant Gojo Mimo set for city test

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 12:12 pm

    Muscled-up gelding Gojo Mimo’s reputation as one of Queensland’s fastest horses out of the barriers will be tested with his return to city racing on Saturday. Gojo Mimo will be having his first start in metropolitan class since November when he tackles the Herbert Smith Freehills Handicap (1000m). It will […]

  • Owner hits out at Queensland handicapping

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 11:30 am

    Leading syndicator Grant Morgan has joined the chorus of critics questioning whether the Queensland handicapping system is driving top horses to race interstate. Morgan said he was bemused how promising galloper Harada Bay got 2kg over the minimum for his open company debut in the Stanley River Thoroughbreds Handicap (1400m) […]

  • Fitness a key for Flemington stablemates

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 11:12 am

    Flemington training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will send two fit sprinters up against triple Group One winner Moment Of Change at Caulfield. They will run Pillar Of Creation and Hard Stride in Listed Regal Roller Stakes with a hefty weight advantage over Moment Of Change. Burdened with 62kg, […]

  • G3 Vain Stakes test for Reigning Meteor

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 5:36 pm

    Reigning Meteor does not have the profile or city exposure of some of his Vain Stakes rivals. But trainer Matthew Williams is keen to find out how good the colt is on Saturday. The Warrnambool trainer believes the son of Northern Meteor has the talent to make an impression in […]

  • Improved performance from Kensington track

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 5:36 pm

    Widely criticised for its condition at a recent Saturday race meeting, Randwick’s Kensington track showed signs of improvement at the midweek fixture on Wednesday. The surface was panned by trainers and jockeys during the July 27 meeting when even chief steward Ray Murrihy conceded the track “didn’t look any good […]

  • Punters out in force for Doomben midweek

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

    Doomben played host to its biggest crowd in more than four decades when 20,000 racegoers packed the racetrack for the Brisbane Race Club’s annual Mekka Wednesday. The Exhibition Wednesday meeting is usually held at Eagle Farm but was switched to Doomben this year. The biggest post-war crowd at Doomben was […]

  • First Sydney winner for China Horse Club

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 4:24 pm

    John Thompson’s unique training experience in China has provided him with more than just a talking point. It also looks to have secured his future beyond Patinack Farm. At Randwick on Wednesday, Thompson produced his first winner for the China Horse Club in First Seal. High-profile owner Dato Tan Chin […]

  • Happier Let’s Make Adeal starts Cup bid

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 3:36 pm

    Life in Sydney was not for Let’s Make Adeal but her trainer Nigel Blackiston has the mare ready to start a Melbourne Cup campaign in Saturday’s Group Two PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Let’s A Make Adeal promised plenty with her effort in the Group One Australian Cup in the […]

  • Paine injured in New Caledonia race fall

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 3:18 pm

    Veteran jockey Neil Paine will be flown to Sydney in a body brace after suffering multiple injuries in a race fall in New Caledonia. Paine, 51, broke his hands and a vertebra in his back as a result of the fall. “He is being fitted with a body brace today […]

  • Royal Snitzel has the class: Smith

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 3:12 pm

    Experienced jockey Dale Smith has always believed Royal Snitzel has the class to make it in Group company. Now Royal Snitzel has the chance to prove her rider’s judgment correct in Saturday’s Group Three Quezette Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Smith has ridden the Mick Price-trained filly in most of her […]

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