Australian Horse Racing

  • Waller’s QE team to rise to the occasion

    Australian Horse Racing April 18, 2014 2:00 pm

    Chris Waller is banking on a combination of Doncaster Mile form lines and fresh legs to extend his autumn carnival dominance in Saturday’s $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Weight of numbers prevailed for the premier trainer in the Doncaster when he produced the first four horses across the [...]

  • Hyland out for sure thing at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 18, 2014 1:48 pm

    Pat Hyland knows better than most that racing does not usually guarantee a return. Hyland’s shock defeat aboard the champion sprinter Vain in the 1969 AJC Sires’ Produce is a case in point. Vain finished second to Beau Babylon just a week after thrashing his Golden Slipper rivals. However, the [...]

  • Sagatona warming up for winter carnival

    Australian Horse Racing April 18, 2014 12:06 pm

    Trainer Liam Birchley is confident Sagatona will soon lose her maiden tag but admits she has things against her in her Eagle Farm return. Sagatona will line up in Saturday’s Winning Edge Two-Year-Old (1000m) at her first start since a fast closing sixth behind Unencumbered in the Magic Millions Classic [...]

  • Green Moon ready for Sydney’s richest race

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 6:12 pm

    Green Moon has already won the country’s biggest horse race and prominent owner Lloyd Williams has declared the horse to be in top shape ahead of his bid to add Sydney’s richest race to his haul. The seven-year-old has not won since his 2012 Melbourne Cup success but Williams is [...]

  • Sidestep out to earn All Aged Stakes start

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 5:18 pm

    Sidestep could be one of Peter Snowden’s last Group One runners for Darley if he races up to expectations in Saturday’s Royal Sovereign Stakes at Randwick. The colt is in line for a start in the All Aged Stakes seven days later but first he needs to prove his worthiness [...]

  • Options to pay off for Suavito in Aus Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:54 pm

    Exercising an option on Suavito is set to pay off for connections going into the Group One Australian Oaks. Suavito’s owners leased the three-year-old but they didn’t take long to buy her from the filly’s New Zealand breeder. Trainer Nigel Blackiston advised Suavito’s owners to move quickly after her third [...]

  • McDonald out to win special G1 for Messara

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:36 pm

    The architect of Sydney’s new-look autumn racing calendar will harvest the carnival’s richest reward if It’s A Dundeel wins Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Racing NSW chairman John Messara has been instrumental in reshaping the Sydney autumn, highlighted by a massive stakes hike for the Queen Elizabeth. The flagship [...]

  • Tupac Amaru up to Sydney Cup task: Snowden

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    A three-year-old running in a Group One race over two miles is becoming a novelty in Australian racing. In Darley’s case, it is unheard of but what Australian Derby runner-up Tupac Amaru doesn’t know about the challenge ahead won’t hurt him. At least that will be trainer Peter Snowden’s approach [...]

  • Saint Or Sinner chasing fifth win on end

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    An Easter Cup scratching has paved the way for Saint Or Sinner to get his chance at a fifth-straight win – and his most important yet. Saint Or Sinner was first emergency for the Group Three race at Caulfield but a withdrawal on Thursday elevated him into the field and [...]

  • Gauci chasing more success on Elwick Jack

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 2:48 pm

    Even if Greg Eurell had reason to replace Darren Gauci on Elwick Jack, the trainer would have a difficult time convincing connections to part ways with the veteran jockey. Elwick Jack is keeping Gauci in racing’s spotlight, riding the horse to three wins from six rides. “The owners love Darren,” [...]

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