Australian Horse Racing

  • Racing pays its respects to Nathan Berry

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 3:54 pm

    Just two months ago Whitney Schofield walked down the aisle on the arm of her father Glyn on the happiest day of her life, her wedding to Nathan Berry. On Tuesday, Whitney Berry walked sadly between an honour guard of Nathan’s fellow jockeys who came to pay tribute to a [...]

  • Moody quits ATA after stable access furore

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 3:24 pm

    Peter Moody has quit the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) in the wake of Racing Victoria’s latest integrity measure. RV stewards gave trainers until Friday to supply keys to their stables in order to provide unimpeded access during random visits as a way of countering the raceday treatment of horses. Moody [...]

  • TJ Smith attracts full field of sprinters

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 3:18 pm

    A capacity field seems certain to contest the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes, the premier sprint race during The Championships. Eighteen acceptors with three emergencies have been paid up for the 1200-metre weight-for-age race at Randwick on Saturday. The field includes 11 Group One winners, headed by Queensland star Buffering, [...]

  • Rawiller after more success on Fort Sumter

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 2:12 pm

    Nash Rawiller is always in demand with Sydney’s biggest racing stables but his willingness to help out a country trainer can pay more dividends at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Rawiller has rides for leading Sydney trainers Chris Waller, Gai Waterhouse, John O’Shea and Bjorn Baker in a typically strong midweek [...]

  • Solzhenitsyn on target for winter carnival

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 2:00 pm

    Dual Group One-winning galloper Solzhenitsyn showed he had recovered from a throat operation with a solid trial win at Doomben on Tuesday. Solzhenitsyn won the past two Toorak Handicaps at Caulfield but has not started since running an inglorious last behind Boban in the Group One Emirates (1600m) at Flemington [...]

  • People gather to farewell Nathan Berry

    Australian Horse Racing April 8, 2014 9:36 am

    Hundreds of members of the public have joined leading racing figures at Rosehill Racecourse to farewell young jockey Nathan Berry. The 23-year-old died last week from a rare illness after collapsing on March 18 in Singapore where he had just begun a four-month riding contract. He was brought home last [...]

  • Emerald horses unveiled as trophies

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:54 pm

    An emerald horse with pink argyle diamond eyes and black diamonds on its mane and hooves will be presented to the winners of the 10 major races of The Championships at Randwick. Sydney jeweller Nicola Cerrone crafted the trophies which represent Sydney as the Emerald City as depicted in David [...]

  • Racing Victoria sets cobalt threshold

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:36 pm

    Racing Victoria has introduced a threshold level for the substance cobalt to prevent its potential use as a performance enhancer in thoroughbred racing. A new local rule will start on April 14, stating cobalt is a prohibited substance at a concentration of greater than 200 micrograms per litre in urine. [...]

  • Tommy Berry to ride Weary in Doncaster

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:06 pm

    Tommy Berry will ride Chris Waller’s leading Doncaster Mile contender after Craig Newitt agreed to step down from Weary who earned his spot with victory in the Prelude. Waller said Weary’s owners, Geoff and Mary Grimish, had been long-time supporters of Berry’s brother Nathan who died last week from a [...]

  • Zululand chases Sires’ Produce double

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:06 pm

    A pleasing barrier trial in Sydney has jockey Stephen Baster upbeat about the prospects of Zululand claiming a rare Sires’ Produce Stakes double. Baster rides the colt in Saturday’s $1 million Group One Sires’ Produce at Randwick, with the David Hayes-trained youngster out to become the first horse since Full [...]

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