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  • Con Karakatsanis appeal fails at VCAT hearing

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 6:24 pm

    Sydney trainer Con Karakatsanis and his father Tony have failed in their bid to overturn the guilty verdict in their stomach-tubing case. The pair had hefty sentences handed down after stewards raided a stable at Flemington on a tip-off that they were preparing to treat the horse Howmuchdoyouloveme hours before [...]

     
  • Robert Smerdon picked to train WA star Luckygray

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 5:12 pm

    The experience and skills of Robert Smerdon have been called on to expand the CV of high-class West Australian galloper Luckygray. A winner of two Group One races among his seven stakes victories in the West, Luckygray has failed to reproduce the form in two trips to Melbourne, the latest [...]

     
  • NZ Derby winner Habibi sold to US

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 5:00 pm

    New Zealand Derby winner Habibi has been sold to a United States buyer. A winner of six of her nine races, Habibi was sold to Pennsylvania buyer George Strawbridge after finishing fourth in unsuitably heavy conditions in the Australian Oaks at Randwick last Saturday. Her owner-breeders Peter and Heather Crofskey [...]

     
  • It’s A Dundeel form a guide to Double Halo

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 4:12 pm

    It will hard to find a more imposing formline for a midweek race than the one country galloper Double Halo brings to Canterbury on Wednesday. Double Halo went closer to beating It’s A Dundeel than any horse during last year’s unbeaten Sydney spring campaign of racing’s latest superstar. But whether [...]

     
  • Aliyana Tilde mount a boost for Williams

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 3:54 pm

    A horse bought for speed but who turned out to be an above-average stayer could save jockey Craig Williams’s Sydney autumn carnival. By Williams’s lofty standards, it’s been a lean carnival. One of Australia’s most sought-after riders, Williams’ carnival has fallen away after starting on a promising note with Criterion’s [...]

     
  • Honey Flower heading to Hawkesbury, Scone

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 3:48 pm

    The promising mare Honey Flower is in line to join a growing band of Victorian gallopers looking to next month’s Hawkesbury and Scone feature meetings for an elusive stakes victory. Honey Flower is entered for an 1100m mares handicap at Caulfield on Saturday, but assistant trainer Clinton McDonald said she [...]

     
  • Snitzerland gets fitted up for Robert Sangster Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 3:36 pm

    Trainer Gerald Ryan is hoping some Black Caviar magic will rub off on his classy filly Snitzerland after she tried out some of the champion mare’s hand-me-downs during a stopover in Melbourne this week. Snitzerland, who is part-owned by Neil Werrett, a major shareholder in Black Caviar, tested the lycra [...]

     
  • It’s A Dundeel ready for weight-for-age test

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2013 2:06 pm

    In an ominous warning to It’s A Dundeel’s future spring rivals, trainer Murray Baker says the colt won’t hit his peak until he is a four-year-old. Unlike his fellow star three-year-olds Pierro and All Too Hard, a stud career is at least another season away for the four-time Group One [...]

     
  • Riocetto to chase Group One Champagne Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2013 6:00 pm

    Neville Voigt might be the only person in Sydney hoping for a repeat of Saturday’s wet conditions at Randwick where he produced Riocetto as a surprise winner of the Fernhill Handicap. The two-year-old broke his maiden in the Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m) and will take an even bigger step up [...]

     
  • Awakening Dream ready for Warrnambool

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2013 6:00 pm

    Dry weather and firm ground have presented trainer Patrick Payne with an unusual set of difficulties as he prepares reigning Grand Annual Steeplechase champion Awakening Dream for this year’s Warrnambool feature. But Payne is confident he will overcome them by Thursday week when Awakening Dream again attempts Australia’s most gruelling [...]

     
 
 
 
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