Australian Horse Racing

  • Draw gives Elitist chance to perform: Wood

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 1:24 pm

    Trainer Kelso Wood breathed a sigh of relief when smart two-year-old filly Elitist drew barrier three for her comeback run at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Elitist will meet a strong field of juveniles in the Handicap (1000m). She was early favourite for the Magic Millions Classic last year but [...]

  • The Offer retains Sydney Cup favouritism

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 6:36 pm

    The Offer has maintained Sydney Cup favouritism after the barrier draw with confirmation the Group One staying test is almost certain to be run on a rain-affected track. The Gai Waterhouse-trained The Offer, winner of last Saturday’s Chairman’s Handicap in heavy going, remained a $2.80 favourite after coming up with [...]

  • It’s A Dundeel stands alone as QE firmer

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 6:30 pm

    It’s A Dundeel has emerged as the only meaningful shortener in Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting after the barrier draw for the $4 million race. The New Zealand-trained star will start from the rails, causing bookmakers to trim his quote from $6 to $5 in Saturday’s weight-for-age showpiece at Randwick. Carlton [...]

  • Lees hoping for upset in Queen Of The Turf

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 6:18 pm

    Sharnee Rose has been consistent against Sydney’s best mares without winning and Kris Lees is almost resigned to a similar result in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes. That is unless the speed is more genuine than the trainer thinks it might be. Sharnee Rose has been runner-up to Catkins [...]

  • Hayes chasing back-to-back Easter Cups

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    David Hayes is looking for import Stipulate to stamp himself as a Caulfield Cup prospect in the same race stablemate Jet Away did a year ago. Jet Away won the Group Three Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield in his second Australian start last year before being put away for the [...]

  • Go Indy Go earns shot at Sydney carnival

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    A race fall cost Gamblin’ Guru the chance to compete in the Australian Derby but Adelaide trainer Leon Macdonald will still get the chance to plunder a Sydney Group One with Go Indy Go. The two-year-old filly earned a shot at the Champagne Stakes with her decisive win in Saturday’s [...]

  • Miss Mossman confirms place in ATC Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 4:36 pm

    New Zealand filly Miss Mossman will go into the ATC Oaks at Randwick on Saturday with her reputation restored – at least on the training track. Miss Mossman needed to gallop strongly against the more seasoned stayer Voleuse De Coeurs on Tuesday to give her connections reason to part with [...]

  • I’m In The Money to cash in at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 2:06 pm

    A race won by his best horse almost a decade ago again looms large for trainer Jeff Englebrecht if I’m In The Money runs well at Randwick on Wednesday. I’m In The Money is being aimed at the Tamworth Cup and a winning return to city racing will confirm a [...]

  • Coffey hopes Luck’s on side in 4000m race

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 2:00 pm

    A 4000-metre flat race at Sandown on Wednesday will not only be a distance test for stayer Luck’s A Fortune, but also his jockey. Apprentice Harry Coffey has ridden the Pat Carey-trained Luck’s A Fortune to back-to-back wins in both heats of the Marathon Series at Sandown over 3200m and [...]

  • Sydney’s wet no worries for Newitt

    Australian Horse Racing April 14, 2014 5:54 pm

    Jockey Craig Newitt will not lose sleep over the likelihood of another wet track for the second day of The Championships. The heavy track for the inaugural meeting of the Randwick showpiece was no hindrance to star sprinter Lankan Rupee who Newitt piloted to a comprehensive win the Group One [...]

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