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  • Waller happy to forgive Ranvet form in BMW

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 3:30 pm

    Trainer Chris Waller has warned the lead-up race that is usually the best guide to the Group One BMW might this year be a confusing pointer to the $1.5 million weight-for-age contest. Almost half of the past 31 BMW winners have come through the Ranvet Stakes at their previous start [...]

     
  • Fresh Shamal Wind bound for Sangster

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 3:24 pm

    Robert Smerdon has altered Shamal Wind’s path towards a Group One sprint to take in a race at Flemington. Smerdon was set to run Shamal Wind against mares at Moonee Valley last Saturday but decided to wait a week for the open Braybrook Handicap. The Caulfield trainer said he wanted [...]

     
  • Guymer’s Vic stint starts on sombre note

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 3:18 pm

    Shaun Guymer kicks off a new phase of his riding career at Flemington on Saturday. But he will do so with a heavy heart following the death of his close friend Nathan Berry. The apprentice made the move to Melbourne from Sydney last Sunday to begin a Victorian stint with [...]

     
  • Bell shows faith in Schmidt for Oaks filly

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 3:18 pm

    Apprentice Priscilla Schmidt has been rewarded for her work with Navelina by retaining the ride on the Queensland Oaks-bound filly in a non-claiming race at Eagle Farm. Only two Queensland-trained fillies have won the Queensland Oaks in 40 years. Schmidt rode Navelina at her most recent start when she was [...]

     
  • Race renamed in tribute to Nathan Berry

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 2:12 pm

    Tommy Berry has reconfirmed he will ride at the Golden Slipper meeting where the Group Two Tulloch Stakes will be renamed in a tribute to his late twin brother and fellow jockey Nathan. Tommy and Nathan’s father-in-law Glyn Schofield and brother-in-law Chad Schofield, are all scheduled to ride on Saturday [...]

     
  • Zabeelionaire out to bounce back to form

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 1:00 pm

    As frustrating as it might have been, trainer Leon Corstens could still see the funny side when a downpour hit Bendigo before the recent Golden Mile. Zabeelionaire has a dislike for wet tracks but to the frustration of his trainer, he keeps finding them. The storm delayed the Bendigo races [...]

     
  • Country horse Vandalised comes to town

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 12:42 pm

    Trainer Jamie McConachy is confident he can maintain his winning strike rate when Central Queensland star Vandalised makes his Brisbane debut at Eagle Farm. Vandalised ran an unlucky fourth at his first start for McConachy last year but has since won five straight in Rockhampton. In-form jockey Brad Stewart, who [...]

     
  • RV strikes Roy Higgins Medal

    Australian Horse Racing April 4, 2014 12:00 pm

    This season’s premier Melbourne jockey will be the inaugural recipient of the Roy Higgins Medal. Racing Victoria has introduced the award to honour the champion jockey who died last month at the age of 75. Higgins won the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership a record-equalling 11 times between 1965 and 1978 to [...]

     
  • Outpouring of grief for Nathan Berry

    Australian Horse Racing April 3, 2014 6:36 pm

    A racing industry so often divided by opinion has united in its grief over the death of young jockey Nathan Berry. The 23-year-old died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday afternoon, just hours after his family brought him home from Singapore where he had been seriously ill for more than [...]

     
  • Waterhouse wins with first jumps starter

    Australian Horse Racing April 3, 2014 5:30 pm

    The training talents of Gai Waterhouse have extended to jumps racing with Valediction winning a maiden hurdle at Warrnambool. Valediction was Waterhouse’s first runner in a jumps race and after settling behind the lead in Thursday’s 3226m event, the odds-on favourite’s superior flat ability shone through in the run home [...]

     
 
 
 
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