Australian Horse Racing

  • Lankan Rupee on target for third Group One

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 4:54 pm

    Craig Newitt has always known Lankan Rupee is a talented horse. But six months ago he could not have predicted the sprinter would be entering Saturday’s $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes as the winner of the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap. Those wins make him the highest-rated sprinter in the [...]

  • El Roca must overcome wide barrier

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 4:42 pm

    It has been a case of so near yet so far for El Roca this autumn and he again has things stacked against him in the Doncaster Mile. Trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young brought the colt to Sydney from New Zealand in February full of hope he could make [...]

  • Palmero win adds to Pateman’s problems

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 4:12 pm

    Steven Pateman’s weight troubles cost him more than the winning ride on Palmero at Sandown on Wednesday. Pateman forfeited rides on Palmero and Funded after advising stewards he could not make the 67kg weight for his mounts. Stewards opened an inquiry into Pateman’s latest weight offence, fining the jockey $400 [...]

  • Singing Flame on song for Derby bid

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 3:30 pm

    Kevin Moses never won an ATC Australian Derby during his time as a premiership-winning rider but Tim Clark can understand the groundswell of support about his chances of training this year’s winner. On breeding there isn’t a lot that is fashionable about the Moses-trained Singing Flame yet Clark insists the [...]

  • Amizade makes early impact at Eagle Farm

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 1:48 pm

    Trainer Desleigh Forster returned from a holiday in Dubai in time to oversee Amizade’s outstanding win at Eagle Farm on Wednesday. Amizade, who was backed from $7 into $4.20, scored by eight lengths from $3.50 equal favourite Lady Jetsetter with another 1-1/4 lengths to Bambino Clementine ($6.50) in the Gold [...]

  • Strong buying from the Middle East at sale

    Australian Horse Racing April 9, 2014 12:54 pm

    Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa al Maktoum has continued his spending spree on the second day of the Australian Easter Yearling sale in Sydney. A member of Dubai’s royal family, the sheikh spent $3.6 million on four yearlings offered in the first session. Early on Wednesday he secured a $1.5 [...]

  • Spirited bidding on Day 1 of Easter Sale

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 7:54 pm

    The Queen’s bloodstock agent John Warren has paid the top price of $1.6 million on the first day of the Easter Yearling sale in Sydney. Warren said he bought the Fastnet Rock colt out of Perfect Persuasion for a combination of Australian and international interests including the China Horse Club. [...]

  • Favourite Messene draws wide in Doncaster

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 6:54 pm

    Messene is an easing favourite in Doncaster Mile betting after drawing barrier 18 for the $3 million race. Trained by the Hawkes family partnership which was successful in Saturday’s Golden Slipper with Mossfun, Messene has drifted from $3.50 to $3.80 after Tuesday’s draw. He will come in to 16 if [...]

  • Wet track doubt on Zoustar for Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 6:06 pm

    A wet track could rule valuable colt Zoustar out of the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes. Trainer Chris Waller said he would have no hesitation in pulling Zoustar out of the 1200-metre sprint on Saturday if the Randwick track was rated slow. Waller said the decision would be made with [...]

  • NZ trainer chasing more Melbourne success

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 5:30 pm

    Kiwi horseman Paul Richards is out to match the success of his first foray into Australian racing when Natuzzi runs at Caulfield on Saturday. Richards first crossed the Tasman Sea in 1998 to ride the moderately performed Ain’t No Doubt, a horse he also trained in New Zealand. Victorian rules [...]

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