Australian Horse Racing

  • An incomparable turf champion retires

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 6:48 pm

    In a sport in which lily-gilding can be a compulsion, Black Caviar stands so impressively no embellishment is required. Good parentage, good looks, a massive heart, an unrivalled will-to-win and a talent that made her unbeatable. And a trainer and owners who on Wednesday did exactly the right thing. In [...]

  • Red-letter day for Waller in two states

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 6:18 pm

    A fighting victory by Catkins in the feature race at Canterbury capped a stellar day across two states for premier trainer Chris Waller. Waller dominated Wednesday’s Sydney program with four of the seven winners, highlighted by Catkin’s performance in the Listed PJ Bell Stakes (1200m). He also claimed a double [...]

  • The Huntress impresses on debut at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 6:18 pm

    A pleasing debut win in Melbourne on Wednesday has set two-year-old filly The Huntress on a path to two NSW country carnivals. The Huntress closed quickly over the final 200m to take out the Browns Sawdust & Shavings Handicap (1200m) and trainer Mick Kent is looking to races at Wagga [...]

  • Industry praise for a magnificent horse

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 6:00 pm

    Interstate rivalries were put aside as Australia’s leading trainers and jockeys paid tribute to legendary mare Black Caviar on the announcement of her retirement. The champion captured the hearts of a nation and also united an industry often split between state lines. Lee Freedman, who trained Makybe Diva to win [...]

  • Black Caviar retires on top of the world

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 5:30 pm

    The party is over, but the dream will live on. Black Caviar, arguably the greatest horse to race in Australia in 80 years and one of the best the world has ever seen, has retired undefeated, unharmed and with her record unblemished. Her part-owner Neil Werrett and trainer Peter Moody [...]

  • It’s On The Pocket wins four in a row

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 5:00 pm

    Jockey Chris Munce’s first winner since he returned from cancer treatment could be a horse to give him more success through the Brisbane winter carnival. All carnival options are on the table for in-form gelding It’s On The Pocket who scored his fourth win in a row in the Queensland [...]

  • Sadler excited about Caulfield prospects

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 4:54 pm

    Apprentice Tom Sadler heads to Caulfield for what he describes as his best book of rides for a Saturday meeting, highlighted by last-start winners African Pulse and Elite Elle. Sadler, who needs just one win to outride his 3kg city claim, believes he’s well-placed to have a successful day. “I’ve [...]

  • Queensland racing puts on a brave face

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 4:30 pm

    Brisbane Racing Club officials have put on a brave face in the wake of Black Caviar’s retirement. The BRC were hoping to entice Black Caviar’s owners and trainer Peter Moody to Eagle Farm on May 11 for the Group One BTC Cup (1200m) until Wednesday’s shock announcement. The club shifted [...]

  • Waterhouse’s weighty concerns for Pierro

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 4:24 pm

    Whether it is a case of mind games or genuine doubt, the normally ebullient Gai Waterhouse has flagged concerns over the weight Pierro has been asked to carry in Saturday’s Doncaster Mile. The colt has 57kg, 1kg less than topweight Shoot Out and 4kg over the limit. More tellingly, the [...]

  • World champion Black Caviar retired

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2013 3:30 pm

    Champion racehorse Black Caviar has run her last race, ending her career with 25 wins from as many starts. Trainer Peter Moody made the shock announcement which comes just days after her brilliant win in the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick. “It’s the right time to call it a day [...]

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