Australian Horse Racing

  • Crucial Cox Plate test for Criterion

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 2:36 pm

    A support race on the George Main Stakes program is shaping as a campaign turning point for Australian Derby winner Criterion. Trainer David Payne has Cox Plate aspirations for the horse and Criterion can confirm them with a win in the Group Two Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday. […]

  • George Main a genuine test for Lucia: Lees

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 1:06 pm

    Weight-for-age winners are scarce in the George Main Stakes but trainer Kris Lees expects the Group One race to be strong enough to reveal more about Lucia Valentina’s Caulfield Cup chances. In a race where Hawkspur is the only horse among the 10 runners to have won under the elite […]

  • Winks upbeat about Prince’s prospects

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 12:48 pm

    Jockey James Winks thinks Our Voodoo Prince can win the Caulfield Cup. It’s a belief he has held since April and on Saturday at Caulfield, the Chris Waller-trained horse gets an opportunity to secure his place in the $3 million handicap when he runs in the Naturalism Stakes. “He showed […]

  • City test for homebred Hazard Bay

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 12:24 pm

    Owner-breeder Neville Bell has identified promising three-year-old Hazard Bay as the horse to fly the flag for his revived commercial breeding venture. Hazard Bay will tackle city company for the first time in the Goulburn Valley Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday. He stunned punters when he romped home by […]

  • Volkhere, Hi Son set to resume rivalry

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 11:54 am

    Trainer Rob Heathcote is hoping for a genuine staying test when arch rivals Volkhere and Hi Son clash at Doomben on Saturday. Hi Son and Volkhere will be meeting for the fourth time this season having run the quinella at their previous three encounters. Volkhere leads Hi Son two wins […]

  • Earthquake puts spring target on the line

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 11:30 am

    The spring destination for Blue Diamond Stakes winner Earthquake will depend on how she races over an uncharted distance at Randwick on Saturday. In what has been identified as a crossroads race for the Godolphin filly, Earthquake lines up for a return clash against Winx in the Tea Rose Stakes. […]

  • Street Cry loses battle with illness

    Australian Horse Racing September 18, 2014 9:24 am

    Leading international stallion Street Cry has been euthanised after failing to recover from a rare neurological condition. The 16-year-old had been ill for some weeks at Darley Stud in the NSW Hunter Valley and the decision to put him down was made late on Wednesday when he suffered complications. The […]

  • Chad Schofield banned for improper riding

    Australian Horse Racing September 17, 2014 7:06 pm

    Chad Schofield’s spring carnival ambitions are in tatters after he was banned for 32 meetings for improper riding at Mornington on Wednesday. The young jockey, who has had a tumultuous relationship with Victorian stewards, was outed for his ride on Saguaro in the W & P Truck Sales Handicap. Stewards […]

  • Last hurrah for Tinkler in Aust racing

    Australian Horse Racing September 17, 2014 6:24 pm

    In perhaps the ultimate result in the irony stakes, Nathan Tinkler’s often turbulent involvement in Australian thoroughbred racing has ended the same way it started. The former coal baron who ploughed hundreds of millions of dollars into racing after making a big entrance six years ago, will collect one last […]

  • McGuren takes riding honours at Ipswich

    Australian Horse Racing September 17, 2014 5:54 pm

    Second-chance apprentice Matthew McGuren continued to make the most of his opportunities with a winning double at Ipswich on Wednesday. McGuren is second on the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership with his double giving him 11 wins for the season, behind only fellow apprentice Luke Tarrant. He is also prominent in the […]

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