Australian Horse Racing

  • Duric looking forward to Caulfield return

    Australian Horse Racing July 22, 2014 2:24 pm

    The racing season is drawing to a close but jockey Vlad Duric is raring to start up again after an injury-inforced lay-off. Duric returns from a thumb injury at Caulfield on Wednesday with four rides as he works his way back to full race fitness ahead of the new season. […]

  • Vandyke a key player in riders’ title race

    Australian Horse Racing July 22, 2014 1:48 pm

    Trainer David Vandyke can play a crucial role in James McDonald’s Sydney jockeys’ premiership bid while building a platform for his own 2014-2015 goals at Canterbury on Wednesday. Vandyke will have Emerald City and Ike’s Legacy as his midweek runners as the last-start winners try to make a successful transition […]

  • International presence building for Cups

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 6:18 pm

    Champion European jockey Christophe Soumillon had a high opinion of French stayer Terrubi before his impressive last-start win, which convinced Australian buyers to secure the horse for a spring campaign. Australian Bloodstock completed a deal to buy Terrubi before his victory over one of last year’s Melbourne Cup contenders Brown […]

  • Licence return uncertain for disqualified

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 6:06 pm

    Chief steward Terry Bailey will be happy to test Racing Victoria’s new hardline policy on returning licences to disqualified persons if a legal challenge arises. The RV board resolved at a meeting on Thursday to force those disqualified to meet stringent criteria before they are approved to return to the […]

  • Weight the factor for Adebisi in Sydney

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 6:00 pm

    Queensland sprinter Adebisi’s return to winning form could mean a trip to Sydney with trainer Desleigh Forster weighing up weekend options. Adebisi won an open handicap at Doomben on July 12 to post his first victory since the Group Three Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield in February last year. Forster has […]

  • Who Shot Thebarman warming up for Cups bid

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

    While recent history suggests Europe is the breeding ground for Melbourne Cup winners, Chris Waller believes he may have found a contender closer to home. Auckland Cup winner Who Shot Thebarman has joined the Waller stable at Rosehill and pleased the trainer in a barrier trial at his new home […]

  • Small numbers likely for Bletchingly

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

    Smart colt Lord Of The Sky is likely to have a small band of rivals in Saturday’s Group Three Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Lord Of The Sky won the Group Three Monash Stakes last time out and is one of eight early nominations for the Bletchingly Stakes. The Robbie Laing-trained […]

  • Michael Nolan in late winter surge

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 4:18 pm

    Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan’s plan to avoid the major part of the winter reaped dividends when he produced five winners from just eight runners late last week. Nolan has rarely been out of the top ten trainers in Brisbane since his star galloper Laurie’s Lottery won the 1999 Group One […]

  • Chad Schofield looking forward to return

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 1:54 pm

    Chad Schofield expects to be back in the saddle early next month after getting the all-clear from the latest scan on his injured neck. Schofield fractured his C3 vertebra in a three-horse fall at Cranbourne on June 8, just a day after he claimed his fourth Group One win for […]

  • Polanski to stand at Victorian stud

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 12:36 pm

    Victoria Derby winner Polanski will begin breeding duties in September after connections struck a deal with a stud. Polanski was a $4000 yearling but returned more than $1.1 million to his owners after Robbie Laing prepared him to win at Group One, Group Three and Listed level. An injury sustained […]

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