Australian Horse Racing

  • Hawkes filly strikes tough race for debut

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 4:42 pm

    Trainer Wayne Hawkes had been looking forward to the debut of well-bred filly Maroon Bay – until he saw the select field she is up against at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Maroon Bay, a half-sister to Coolmore Stud Stakes runner-up Jolie Bay, is one of only six fillies to accept […]

  • Carlton House stars for Gai during trials

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 4:30 pm

    Randwick course proper barrier trials on Friday have again confirmed the strength of Gai Waterhouse’s spring team. Waterhouse had 13 runners in two heats and it was the horse she trains for the Queen, Carlton House, who emerged as a standout of the morning. Carlton House, lining up for his […]

  • Champagne Cath back for early-season cameo

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 4:24 pm

    Unbeaten filly Champagne Cath returns to racing on Saturday as only a remote chance of figuring in her all-conquering trainer’s major spring plans. Off the scene since a Rosehill win on December, Champagne Cath was one of the favourites for the Magic Millions Classic until a setback forced her to […]

  • Darci Be Good up to the Challenge: Murray

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 4:18 pm

    The timing is a little different but the mission remains the same for Darci Be Good who begins his Hawkesbury Gold Cup defence at Rosehill on Saturday. The five-year-old will use the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m) as his only lead-up to the provincial feature which has been brought forward from […]

  • Veteran Osvaldo to revive racing fortunes

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 3:48 pm

    The wheel has made a full turn for the veteran galloper Osvaldo – and according to his trainer Brendan McCarthy it might roll on for a while yet. McCarthy first encountered Osvaldo late in 2007, coaxing a city win out of him as a three-year-old and coming to the conclusion […]

  • Never-say-die attitude helps Moloney mare

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 3:24 pm

    There isn’t much trainer John Moloney doesn’t know about his gallant mare Streets Of Seattle. He feeds her, grooms her, studies her form, analyses her races and rides her in all her work. But even Moloney admits to being caught by surprise by her last-start Flemington win. “At the top […]

  • Stable favourite D’Jet resumes at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 3:12 pm

    He’s a grumpy old horse who prefers his own company but there’s nothing about D’Jet that trainer Caitlin Lavin wants to change. Lavin will always have a sentimental attachment to D’Jet who provided her with a timely career boost when she took out her trainer’s licence 12 months ago. D’Jet […]

  • Kerrin McEvoy back in action for Darley

    Australian Horse Racing August 2, 2013 2:12 pm

    Kerrin McEvoy has nominated star filly Guelph as the horse most likely to carry the flag for Darley this spring. McEvoy will return from a two-week break for four rides at Rosehill on Saturday. It is the first metropolitan meeting of the new racing season, one McEvoy hopes will be […]

  • New chapter in Cummings family dynasty

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2013 6:00 pm

    As horses across the country celebrated their birthday, a fourth generation of racing’s famous Cummings family joined the training ranks. James Cummings, 25, entered a formal training partnership with his legendary grandfather Bart, who got his first licence at the same age 60 years ago. “We’ve been planning it for […]

  • Pepperwood wins successive Coffs Cups

    Australian Horse Racing August 1, 2013 6:00 pm

    Veteran galloper Pepperwood ensured he would be remembered as one of trainer Liam Birchley’s favourite horses after claiming back-to-back Coffs Harbour Cups on Thursday. Thanks to a rails-hugging ride from Glenn Colless, Pepperwood ($8) made his run along the inside to score a decisive victory and take his earnings past […]

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