Australian Horse Racing

  • Gerald Ryan excited by Peggy Jean’s return

    Australian Horse Racing August 31, 2014 4:00 pm

    The form lines of the early season three-year-old races have boosted trainer Gerald Ryan’s confidence ahead of Peggy Jean’s return. Fillies dominated last season’s juvenile ranks, winning four of the five Group One races open to their age group. Peggy Jean’s ATC Sires’ Produce win puts her in the elite […]

  • Lankan Rupee to step out at Moonee Valley

    Australian Horse Racing August 31, 2014 4:00 pm

    Star sprinter Lankan Rupee and Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer will be the main attractions at the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes meeting at Moonee Valley. The Mick Price-trained Lankan Rupee kicks off his highly anticipated spring campaign in Saturday’s Group Two McEwen Stakes (1000m). He will then step up […]

  • Brisbane Group Ones could be at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing August 31, 2014 1:30 pm

    Brisbane officials admit they may have to run their major winter carnival races at Doomben next year with work yet to begin on the Eagle Farm renovation. The Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) would be reduced by 50 metres if the race was on the smaller Doomben circuit while the Queensland Oaks […]

  • Hayes in Group One ambitions for Stipulate

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 6:48 pm

    An impressive first-up win at Caulfield from Stipulate has trainer David Hayes optimistic the import can help fill a spring void. Stipulate is raced in the same interests as Jet Away, last year’s Caulfield Cup fourth placegetter who suffered a tendon injury during the week. Hayes has a good opinion […]

  • Dissident dominant in Memsie Stakes win

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 6:12 pm

    Dissident won a Group One during his three-year-old season and trainer Peter Moody took great delight as he watched the quality galloper return and dominate a classy field to claim another in the Memsie Stakes on Saturday. Stepping out for his first start as a four-year-old after having his campaign […]

  • Waterhouse trains one-two in Premier’s Cup

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 5:24 pm

    Gai Waterhouse will build on a stable quinella in the Premier’s Cup by sending the winner Greatwood and second-placed Bonfire in different Group One directions. Greatwood ($5.50) led all the way to beat Bonfire ($5) by 1-3/4 lengths in Saturday’s 1800-metre race at Rosehill but it is the runner-up who […]

  • Hallowed Crown stakes Golden Rose claims

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 5:06 pm

    Bart Cummings is primed to fill in a Group One gap with Hallowed Crown stamping his class in a lead-up race to the $1 million Golden Rose. Now in a training partnership with his grandson James, Cummings has a resume the envy of every other trainer and Hallowed Crown could […]

  • Dissident wins the Memsie Stakes for Moody

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 5:00 pm

    Dissident, the least-fancied of trainer Peter Moody’s two runners, has claimed the first Group One event of the new Australian racing season with an easy Memsie Stakes win at Caulfield. Winner of the Randwick Guineas last season, Dissident ($12) tracked the leaders under Ben Melham before putting the race away […]

  • Gregers wins Cockram Stakes at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 4:42 pm

    David Hayes believes the race fitness of Gregers came to the fore in Saturday’s Group Three WW Cockram Stakes at Caulfield. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is the target for Gregers and she took another step towards the Group One race with a long-neck win over the resuming A Time […]

  • Apprentices to the fore in Schweida double

    Australian Horse Racing August 30, 2014 4:30 pm

    Trainer Kelly Schweida praised the depth of apprentice riders in Brisbane after competing a double with Bingo Rose and Epic at Doomben on Saturday. Apprentice Luke Tarrant, who is the co-leader in the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership, was seen at his best to win on Epic ($7) in the Courier Mail […]

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