Australian Horse Racing

  • Iron filly to line up for 26th start

    Australian Horse Racing July 11, 2014 3:06 pm

    Trainer Mike Van Gestel bought a horse he had never seen, took one look at her and momentarily questioned his sanity. “I bought her sight unseen. I didn’t even know what colour she was,” Van Gestel said. “I got her home and I was so disappointed I could have given […]

  • Force Command chasing upset Flemington win

    Australian Horse Racing July 11, 2014 2:54 pm

    Force Command has not made a habit of winning but trainer Greg Eurell is convinced the multiple stakes placegetter is a better chance than his Winter Championship Final odds suggest. Rising five-year-old Force Command goes into Saturday’s $150,000 race at Flemington at his fourth run of the campaign and was […]

  • McArdle out to send bookies Beleeup

    Australian Horse Racing July 11, 2014 2:12 pm

    Beleeup caught punters unawares with his last-start win and will go around at big odds again in Saturday’s Listed AR Creswick Final at Flemington. Beleeup won a heat of the Creswick series at $61 on June 28 but trainer John McArdle says the gelding’s work on the Tuesday before the […]

  • Special incentive for High Kin at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing July 11, 2014 12:12 pm

    Trainer Stewart Mackinnon has a special reason for wanting his mare High Kin to win at Doomben on Saturday. High Kin will tackle the Wayne Wilson Memorial Handicap, the first race to be named in honour of the well-known race caller who died last month after a 15-year battle with […]

  • Champagne Rock set for country Cups treble

    Australian Horse Racing July 11, 2014 11:30 am

    Trainer Jim Jarvis is hoping Champagne Rock can win Sunday’s $30,000 Maclean Cup to guarantee the horse a start in the Coffs Harbour Cup. “He (Champagne Rock) is on a mission,” Coffs Harbour-based Jarvis said. “The plan is the Maclean Cup, Sawtell Cup then hopefully the Coffs Harbour Cup. “Hopefully […]

  • One-horse trainer after more Aust success

    Australian Horse Racing July 10, 2014 5:30 pm

    Graeme Boyd does not fit the mould of the average horse trainer. For a start, he only has one horse. And that’s the way he likes it. “One horse is lots of fun. Two horses becomes work and I don’t need a job,” Boyd said. “I just enjoy it and […]

  • Boss a key figure in Flemington features

    Australian Horse Racing July 10, 2014 5:18 pm

    Early markets indicate champion jockey Glen Boss is poised to play a leading role on `Finals Day’ at Flemington. Boss is booked to ride the early favourites in all four Listed races on the program, including odds-on elect Vain Queen in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m). Boss is […]

  • Queenstown wins Grafton Cup for Gai, Clark

    Australian Horse Racing July 10, 2014 5:06 pm

    Tim Clark has won the Grafton Cup at his first attempt with a polished display aboard the Gai Waterhouse-trained Queenstown. In a finish dominated by Sydney’s two biggest stables, Queenstown triumphed over the Chris Waller-trained Secessio with Brisbane galloper Noisy Ocean third. The race was run at an almost farcical […]

  • Don Reggio’s streak on the line in Bowl

    Australian Horse Racing July 10, 2014 4:18 pm

    Don Reggio’s will to win passed a stern test last time out to earn the three-year-old a berth in Saturday’s Silver Bowl Series Final at Flemington. Don Reggio endured hits on the head from a rival jockey’s whip before rallying late to dead-heat for first in the fourth heat of […]

  • The Cleaner ready for Winter C’ship Final

    Australian Horse Racing July 10, 2014 3:06 pm

    Tasmanian trainer Mick Burles is sticking to a proven travel schedule with The Cleaner as the galloper prepares to chase his biggest win in Melbourne on Saturday. The last-start Moonee Valley winner returned home after his most recent victory two weeks ago and is due to arrive back in Melbourne […]

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