Australian Horse Racing

  • Earthquake heads Thousand Guineas market

    Australian Horse Racing August 11, 2014 5:36 pm

    Fillies claimed four of the five juvenile Group One races last season and that quartet is favoured to fight out the Thousand Guineas. In markets released by the TAB on Monday for the Caulfield Group One on October 11, Blue Diamond Stakes winner Earthquake is the $4 favourite ahead of […]

  • Waller to lay down the Law at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing August 11, 2014 4:54 pm

    Breeders’ Plate winner Law will have his first start for the Chris Waller stable on Saturday with his preparation geared towards the $1 million Golden Rose. Zoustar gave the trainer his first win in the Group One race last season but Waller admitted he was still getting to know Law, […]

  • Puissance De Lune returns at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing August 11, 2014 2:36 pm

    A year ago, Puissance De Lune ran in the P B Lawrence Stakes as arguably the most talked about horse in the country leading into the spring carnival. He was the Melbourne Cup favourite and returned with a win in the early season Group Two weight-for-age race at Caulfield. It […]

  • Better Than Ready not ready for spring

    Australian Horse Racing August 11, 2014 2:30 pm

    Injury-prone sprinter Better Than Ready will soon begin pre-training but spring racing is out of reach. Trainer Kelly Schweida is not giving up on getting him back for the summer features at home in Brisbane ahead of an autumn campaign. Schweida admitted he was a frustrating horse to train with […]

  • Melbourne on radar for NZ horse Cauthen

    Australian Horse Racing August 11, 2014 1:24 pm

    The 2013 Cox Plate and Caulfield Guineas results brought mixed emotions for New Zealand trainer Andrew Campbell. Campbell trains Cauthen who beat subsequent Cox Plate winner Shamus Award and Guineas winner Long John in a Moonee Valley stakes race in August. Things went pear-shaped at his next start and the […]

  • Carlton House retired to Darley Stud

    Australian Horse Racing August 11, 2014 9:54 am

    High-profile horse Carlton House has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley Stud this spring. Originally with Sir Michael Stoute in England, Carlton House was trained in Australia by Gai Waterhouse and had his final start when third in the race named for his owner, the Queen Elizabeth […]

  • Affirmation a Golden Rose prospect

    Australian Horse Racing August 10, 2014 5:36 pm

    Trainer Tony McEvoy will use the Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick to test Affirmation’s Golden Rose prospects. Affirmation was floated to from South Australia to McEvoy’s Hawkesbury base on the outskirts of Sydney after he scored a dominant win at Caulfield to end his juvenile season two weeks ago. […]

  • Winners keep coming for Liam Birchley

    Australian Horse Racing August 10, 2014 5:06 pm

    Liam Birchley’s stable has been depleted in recent times with four of his promising young horses sold to Hong Kong. But it hasn’t slowed the popular trainer who likes to travel his horses and has produced two smart three-year-old winners in the past week. Gun Case went to Coffs Harbour […]

  • No big spring plans for Tiger Tees

    Australian Horse Racing August 10, 2014 4:54 pm

    Unless the rain comes, trainer Joe Pride is prepared to rest Tiger Tees despite his first-up Group Three win at Flemington. Pride entered the Group One winner in the Missile Stakes at Randwick and the Aurie’s Star in Melbourne on Saturday and chose the latter hoping for a softer track. […]

  • Pinstripe Lane building to a spring return

    Australian Horse Racing August 10, 2014 4:48 pm

    Queensland Derby runner-up Pinstripe Lane has been gelded since his winter Group One placing and will have a staying target during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Troy Corstens, now training in partnership with his father Leon, said Pinstripe Lane was progressing nicely after a break and would trial in a couple […]

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