Australian Horse Racing

  • O’Hara returns with added autumn incentive

    Australian Horse Racing March 14, 2014 4:24 pm

    The lightweight Doncaster Mile chance is back in fashion in a move that could change the fortunes for one of Sydney’s most popular jockeys. Injury has robbed Kathy O’Hara of momentum going into a revamped autumn carnival and her luck didn’t improve when her mount in last week’s Newmarket Handicap [...]

  • Barrier dents Snowden’s farewell hopes

    Australian Horse Racing March 14, 2014 2:30 pm

    The Bendigo Guineas barrier draw has dented the chances of Paul Snowden getting a farewell win with the last horse he’ll saddle up as Melbourne stable foreman for Darley. Snowden has been foreman in Melbourne for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley since his father Peter became head trainer in 2008. Sabkhat represents [...]

  • Ryan still weighing up Slipper hopefuls

    Australian Horse Racing March 14, 2014 2:06 pm

    He is among Australia’s leading trainers of two-year-olds in 2013-2014 yet Gerald Ryan is unsure if he has a genuine Golden Slipper horse left in his stable. But Ryan says that could easily change in the lead-up to the $3.5 million race, starting with two exempt-from-ballot races at Randwick on [...]

  • Gollan eyeing Glory at the Gold Coast

    Australian Horse Racing March 14, 2014 12:36 pm

    Brisbane premiership-leading trainer Tony Gollan has his eyes in a two-state double with established star Temple Of Boom and the enigmatic Rocket To Glory. Gollan will be at Randwick on Saturday with Group One winner Temple Of Boom who runs in the Challenge Stakes but will have an eye on [...]

  • Secret Harmony must kick bad barrier habit

    Australian Horse Racing March 14, 2014 12:30 pm

    Trainer Kelly Schweida has taken an unusual step with his promising three-year-old Secret Harmony to get his Queensland Derby hopes back on track. Schweida has elected to run Secret Harmony in a 1400m handicap at the Gold Coast on Saturday, dropping him back from 1800m. Secret Harmony has been dogged [...]

  • Bring Me The Maid chasing emotional win

    Australian Horse Racing March 13, 2014 6:24 pm

    Bring Me The Maid will be striving to post an emotional victory when she heads to Moonee Valley on Friday night. A Flemington winner on debut, the youngster is part-owned by the late Roy Higgins and his friend and business partner Wylie Dalziel, along with a syndicate of owners. Higgins, [...]

  • Snitzerland shows readiness for Buffering

    Australian Horse Racing March 13, 2014 5:06 pm

    Snitzerland is a simple mare to decipher. If she works well on the training track, she is competitive on the racetrack. Happily for trainer Gerald Ryan the four-year-old produced one of her finest gallops on Tuesday morning which augurs well for her attempt at back-to-back wins in the Challenge Stakes [...]

  • Oliver has Point to make in Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing March 13, 2014 4:06 pm

    Tactical insight gained from two Melbourne rides aboard Bull Point has champion jockey Damien Oliver poised to deliver Gai Waterhouse another Group One win. Bull Point was a beaten last-start favourite against older horses in the Futurity Stakes when he raced on the speed. Oliver felt the colt got out [...]

  • Zoustar has hurdles to overcome: Waller

    Australian Horse Racing March 13, 2014 3:48 pm

    Six Group One winners – another who promises to be and a few who probably should be. It’s the formula for an intriguing Canterbury Stakes. Headlined by the return of $20 million colt Zoustar, the race also boasts two of the country’s best mares in Appearance and Red Tracer. Frontrunner [...]

  • Gold Coast test for Londehero

    Australian Horse Racing March 13, 2014 3:00 pm

    Rising star Londehero’s Group prospects will be clearer after he competes against older horses for the first time at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Trainer Matthew Dunn admitted he was in a quandary with Londehero after he lumped 59kg to beat a field of handy three-year-olds over 1200m at Eagle [...]

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