Australian Horse Racing

  • Licence return uncertain for disqualified

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 6:06 pm

    Chief steward Terry Bailey will be happy to test Racing Victoria’s new hardline policy on returning licences to disqualified persons if a legal challenge arises. The RV board resolved at a meeting on Thursday to force those disqualified to meet stringent criteria before they are approved to return to the […]

  • Weight the factor for Adebisi in Sydney

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 6:00 pm

    Queensland sprinter Adebisi’s return to winning form could mean a trip to Sydney with trainer Desleigh Forster weighing up weekend options. Adebisi won an open handicap at Doomben on July 12 to post his first victory since the Group Three Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield in February last year. Forster has […]

  • Who Shot Thebarman warming up for Cups bid

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

    While recent history suggests Europe is the breeding ground for Melbourne Cup winners, Chris Waller believes he may have found a contender closer to home. Auckland Cup winner Who Shot Thebarman has joined the Waller stable at Rosehill and pleased the trainer in a barrier trial at his new home […]

  • Small numbers likely for Bletchingly

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

    Smart colt Lord Of The Sky is likely to have a small band of rivals in Saturday’s Group Three Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Lord Of The Sky won the Group Three Monash Stakes last time out and is one of eight early nominations for the Bletchingly Stakes. The Robbie Laing-trained […]

  • Michael Nolan in late winter surge

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 4:18 pm

    Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan’s plan to avoid the major part of the winter reaped dividends when he produced five winners from just eight runners late last week. Nolan has rarely been out of the top ten trainers in Brisbane since his star galloper Laurie’s Lottery won the 1999 Group One […]

  • Chad Schofield looking forward to return

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 1:54 pm

    Chad Schofield expects to be back in the saddle early next month after getting the all-clear from the latest scan on his injured neck. Schofield fractured his C3 vertebra in a three-horse fall at Cranbourne on June 8, just a day after he claimed his fourth Group One win for […]

  • Polanski to stand at Victorian stud

    Australian Horse Racing July 21, 2014 12:36 pm

    Victoria Derby winner Polanski will begin breeding duties in September after connections struck a deal with a stud. Polanski was a $4000 yearling but returned more than $1.1 million to his owners after Robbie Laing prepared him to win at Group One, Group Three and Listed level. An injury sustained […]

  • River Lad in pre-training for Melbourne

    Australian Horse Racing July 20, 2014 5:24 pm

    Stradbroke Handicap winner River Lad is back in pre-training in preparation for the Melbourne spring carnival. River Lad is at Washpool Lodge, a spelling complex north of Brisbane, where he has been able to take advantage of the water walker to regain fitness. Trainer Natalie McCall said River Lad was […]

  • Big day for Leung and Reith at Hawkesbury

    Australian Horse Racing July 20, 2014 5:00 pm

    Visiting Hong Kong jockey Derek Leung has ridden his first Australian winner at his second ride for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation at Hawkesbury. Leung has been riding trackwork and barrier trials for Darley and scored a comfortable win on Cabalistic in Sunday’s Class Two over 2000 metres. Retired champion jockey […]

  • Newitt excited about Lankan Rupee’s return

    Australian Horse Racing July 20, 2014 4:12 pm

    The jockey of the sprinter rated the world’s best has welcomed the prospect of taking on one of Europe’s elite in Melbourne. Craig Newitt, who has ridden Lankan Rupee to seven wins including two Group Ones, says Irish horse Slade Power’s planned participation in the Group One VRC Sprint Classic […]

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