Australian Horse Racing

  • Beatniks to bow out after Princess Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 12:12 pm

    Promising three-year-old filly Beatniks faces her campaign swan song in an Eagle Farm race on Saturday that will launch winter carnival bids for most of her rivals. Beatniks ran an eye-catching third at her last start behind Queen Of The Lochs at Eagle Farm two weeks ago, making her one [...]

  • Browne to keep top record on Excellantes

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 11:42 am

    Jockey Damian Browne is set to maintain his outstanding strike rate on Excellantes in a bid to ignite their winter carnival campaigns. Excellantes will back up from a good second at Doomben last week in the Listed Winning Edge Hinkler Quality (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Hinkler was [...]

  • Wine ‘N’ Dine ends Begg’s lean city run

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:48 pm

    A frustrating run of outs ended for trainer Grahame Begg on Wednesday when Wine `N’ Dine gave him his first metropolitan win for the season. One of Randwick’s most respected horsemen, Begg has endured what he freely describes as his toughest season to date. “It’s the worst run I’ve had [...]

  • Rail to be moved further out at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:30 pm

    The Australian Turf Club has agreed to a push from stewards to move the rail out six metres for the second day of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday. The ATC had planned to have the rail out four metres for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes meeting but chief steward Ray [...]

  • First city winner for Freedman at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:24 pm

    Royal Glance gave young trainer Mitchell Freedman his first city win when she powered home at Sandown on Wednesday. The four-year-old is one of 13 horses in Freedman’s stables but one of the few in racing condition. “A fair few of them are pre-trainers and a few broken-down horses that [...]

  • Dwayne Dunn returns as a winner at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:18 pm

    Dwayne Dunn wasted no time getting back to winning ways at Sandown in his first ride since recovering from a potentially career-ending injury. Dunn had been sidelined since mid-December after being diagnosed with bulging discs in his neck. He did everything to avoid surgery and with daily physio and strengthening [...]

  • Solicit vetted ahead of Queen Of The Turf

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:00 pm

    Victorian filly Solicit remains on track to contest Saturday’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick despite undergoing treatment for a mystery skin condition. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra alerted stewards to the issue, discovered when Solicit had her rug removed on Wednesday. The three-year-old was subsequently inspected by [...]

  • Mr O’Ceirin resumes with focus on Qld trip

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 4:54 pm

    An autumn Melbourne cameo for Mr O’Ceirin on Saturday will kick-start a campaign aimed at feature races in Queensland. The Ciaron Maher-trained stayer resumes in the Group Three Victoria Handicap in his first start since last year’s Caulfield Cup. Maher elected to bypass the main carnival races in Melbourne and [...]

  • Cahill continues sparkling Beaudesert form

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 4:12 pm

    Premier jockey Michael Cahill maintained an amazing strike rate at the Beaudesert racetrack with a winning treble on Wednesday. As Queensland’s top metropolitan jockey, Cahill rarely rides at Beaudesert, 50km south of Brisbane. However, Beaudesert hosted the major TAB meeting in Queensland on Wednesday because of a decision to rest [...]

  • Inexperience a worry for McDonald Cup ride

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 3:42 pm

    James McDonald gets a chance to showcase his versatility when he partners New Zealander Who Shot Thebarman in Saturday’s Sydney Cup at Randwick. McDonald produced a masterful, quick-thinking ride to win the Golden Slipper over 1200 metres last month but Saturday’s race will be at the other end of the [...]

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