Australian Horse Racing

  • Affirmation earns a shot at Sydney riches

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 2:00 pm

    vastly improved Affirmation will travel to Sydney for Group races after an easy Caulfield win on Saturday. Affirmation raced as colt when fifth to the subsequent Group One winner Peggy Jean on debut at Randwick in January, a performance that prompted trainer Tony McEvoy to geld the two-year-old. The Not […]

  • Allen reaches riding milestone at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 1:36 pm

    Apprentice Anthony Allen achieved a long-held ambition when he outrode his metropolitan allowance with his win on Discreet at Doomben on Saturday. Allen, who will come out of his apprenticeship next week, made it 80 city wins when the favourite Discreet ($3.20) won the Madame Wu Handicap. “It is every […]

  • Carlton House in 1200m Randwick hit-out

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 1:06 pm

    Carlton House has begun his build-up to the Cox Plate with a gallop at Randwick but there is no indication where or when he will make his race return. The six-year-old galloped over 1200m with Tommy Berry aboard at his first public appearance since his third in the race named […]

  • Payne out to add to jumps season success

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 12:06 pm

    Trainer Patrick Payne has already prepared the winners of some of the richest jumps races this year and is a strong chance to cap his season at Sandown on Sunday. Payne has Sea King and Krase in the $250,000 Grand National Steeplechase while Fieldmaster is favourite for the $100,000 JJ […]

  • Leon and Troy Corstens to form partnership

    Australian Horse Racing July 25, 2014 6:24 pm

    Leon Corstens and his son Troy will form a training partnership from the start of the new season with stables in three places. Veteran trainer Leon Corstens operates out of a private property at Romsey in country Victoria while Troy will remain based at Flemington. Troy Corstens said the pair […]

  • Popular ‘chaser See More Business dies

    Australian Horse Racing July 25, 2014 5:42 pm

    Champion British jumps trainer Paul Nicholls has described See More Business as the horse of a lifetime following the death of the 1999 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner. See More Business spent his final days on co-owner Paul Barber’s property. “He was the horse of a lifetime. He was what jumps […]

  • Monticule primed to make Randwick debut

    Australian Horse Racing July 25, 2014 5:36 pm

    What he lacks in experience, Monticule makes up for in pedigree heading to his debut at Randwick. The two-year-old will have his first race experience over 1550 metres on Saturday but his trainer Gerald Ryan has no qualms about sending him out over the distance. The gelding is by 2008 […]

  • Pharrell going for big finish at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

    New Zealander Pharrell has one last chance to deliver on a target his owner set earlier in the season when he contests the Handicap at Caulfield. Pharrell joined the Cranbourne-based team of Nick Harnett earlier this year with the sole aim of claiming a city race in Melbourne during […]

  • Baron Archer out to keep unbeaten record

    Australian Horse Racing July 25, 2014 5:12 pm

    Baron Archer is the biggest horse Jason Warren has trained. And with two wins from as many starts, he is one of the most promising in the trainer’s stable. “We’ve actually never put the measuring stick on him, but he would be over 17 hands,” Warren’s assistant trainer Mitchell Beer […]

  • Paul Messara set to manage Arrowfield Stud

    Australian Horse Racing July 25, 2014 4:36 pm

    Paul Messara is to wind down his training business to assume the position of stud master at his family’s Arrowfield Stud. The departure of Sam Fairgray to sales company William Inglis has prompted Messara to take the reins at Arrowfield sooner than planned with many of the country’s best-bred horses […]

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