Australian Horse Racing

  • Bowman bracing for big spring carnival

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 4:48 pm

    Hugh Bowman has found his place among Australia’s elite riders and until recently, that was enough. But an end-of-season stint in Hong Kong has been like a slap in the face to the champion jockey who has returned to Australia inspired. His hunger was on show at Randwick on Wednesday […]

  • The Championships secures funding for 2015

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 4:24 pm

    Sydney racing’s autumn extravaganza, The Championships, will be more than a one-hit wonder with the NSW government confirming a $10 million commitment in 2015. Premier Mike Baird made the pledge on Thursday and said while this year’s inaugural staging of The Championships was successful, next year’s event promised to raise […]

  • John Thompson to buck Bart’s theory

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 3:42 pm

    John Thompson has done the unthinkable. He has thrown the Bart Cummings handbook out the window. Thompson’s decision to kick-off the campaign of Tremec over 1800m at Rosehill on Saturday is a no-no in the eyes of the master trainer. And Thompson, Cummings’s Sydney foreman for many years, feels like […]

  • Bonfire to light up Gai’s San Domenico day

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 3:36 pm

    Bonfire’s reputation preceded him. And not in a good way. But some tough love from trainer Gai Waterhouse has moulded the non-complier into a horse poised to deliver on his potential. A Group Two winner in England, Bonfire will make his Australian debut in Saturday’s Dooleys Handicap at Rosehill on […]

  • Race fitness key to Gig’s chances: Duric

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 3:24 pm

    Jockey Vlad Duric expects race fitness and a favourable distance to give Gig a realistic chance at a breakthrough Group win in the PB Lawrence Stakes. Gig has placed at stakes level five times this year and Duric believes Saturday’s 1400-metre race comes the right time for the Shawn Mathrick-trained […]

  • Sunset Rock primed for G3 Quezette Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 1:30 pm

    Formlines don’t get much healthier than a victory over a subsequent Group One winner. The Lloyd Kennewell-trained Sunset Rock achieved that when she defeated Go Indy Go in the Listed Cinderella Stakes at Morphettville. A month later, Go Indy Go went to Sydney and claimed the Champagne Stakes. “Sunset Rock […]

  • Speed merchant Gojo Mimo set for city test

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 12:12 pm

    Muscled-up gelding Gojo Mimo’s reputation as one of Queensland’s fastest horses out of the barriers will be tested with his return to city racing on Saturday. Gojo Mimo will be having his first start in metropolitan class since November when he tackles the Herbert Smith Freehills Handicap (1000m). It will […]

  • Owner hits out at Queensland handicapping

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 11:30 am

    Leading syndicator Grant Morgan has joined the chorus of critics questioning whether the Queensland handicapping system is driving top horses to race interstate. Morgan said he was bemused how promising galloper Harada Bay got 2kg over the minimum for his open company debut in the Stanley River Thoroughbreds Handicap (1400m) […]

  • Fitness a key for Flemington stablemates

    Australian Horse Racing August 14, 2014 11:12 am

    Flemington training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will send two fit sprinters up against triple Group One winner Moment Of Change at Caulfield. They will run Pillar Of Creation and Hard Stride in Listed Regal Roller Stakes with a hefty weight advantage over Moment Of Change. Burdened with 62kg, […]

  • G3 Vain Stakes test for Reigning Meteor

    Australian Horse Racing August 13, 2014 5:36 pm

    Reigning Meteor does not have the profile or city exposure of some of his Vain Stakes rivals. But trainer Matthew Williams is keen to find out how good the colt is on Saturday. The Warrnambool trainer believes the son of Northern Meteor has the talent to make an impression in […]

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