Australian Horse Racing

  • Gig drops in distance for Bletchingly tilt

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 3:36 pm

    Gig’s winter preparation doesn’t fit the mould of past Bletchingly Stakes winners. But trainer Shawn Mathrick is banking on pressure in front to give the mare a chance at an upset in the Group Three sprint. The last-start Listed Winter Championship third placegetter is dropping from 1600m two weeks ago […]

  • Caulfield next step for Yesterday’s Songs

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 2:06 pm

    A competitive end-of-season three-year-old race at Caulfield looms as an important stepping stone to the spring carnival for Yesterday’s Songs. The Mike Moroney-trained Yesterday’s Songs is due to make his first appearance in Saturday city company after an elevated temperature forced him out of a race at Caulfield early this […]

  • Winks in Caulfield Cup audition for Waller

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 2:00 pm

    James Winks treats every ride he has for Chris Waller as an audition for a Caulfield Cup mount. Winks won three races, including the Group Three Easter Cup, on exciting import Our Voodoo Prince in the autumn but is likely to face stiff competition to keep the mount in the […]

  • An Inkling of hope remains for Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 1:06 pm

    The first Group One race in Sydney for the new season is seven weeks away but for emerging youngster Inkling, it might not come soon enough. Inkling is set to start the shortest-priced favourite at Randwick, the final Saturday metropolitan meeting of the 2013-14 racing term. The two-year-old has been […]

  • Gollan keeps Hi Son expectations in check

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 11:48 am

    Leading trainer Tony Gollan admits he is on a learning curve with his latest stable acquisition, the promising stayer Hi Son. Gollan is now training most of owner Phil Sullivan’s racing team after they were with David Kelly at the Gold Coast. Hi Son, who won six races for Kelly, […]

  • Work ethic pays off for Kiwi apprentice

    Australian Horse Racing July 24, 2014 11:30 am

    Bridget Grylls will take another step on a successful path for New Zealand female jockeys when she rides Excellantes for top trainer Rob Heathcote at Doomben on Saturday. Grylls rode her first Brisbane winner on Watling for Heathcote on Wednesday but a win on Excellantes in the Madame Wu Handicap […]

  • Raider’s little brother in line for debut

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 5:42 pm

    Lucques has a long way to go to join his half-brothers as part of the Victoria Derby story but he has to start somewhere. Lucques is a half-brother to the 2008 Victoria Derby winner Rebel Raider while another half-brother Shamoline Warrior was a $3 favourite for the 2009 edition of […]

  • Robbie Laing figures in Caulfield double

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 5:36 pm

    Trainer Robbie Laing walked away from Caulfield on Wednesday with a winning double and he will be back on Saturday confident of an even bigger win. Laing prepared two horses at different stages of their careers to win at the midweek meeting, with eight-year-old Rowland scoring in a 2425-metre event […]

  • McDonald admits title hopes in the balance

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 5:36 pm

    James McDonald’s quest to win the Sydney jockeys’ premiership appeared a laydown misere a few weeks ago but there is a sense of nervousness following his winless afternoon at Canterbury. The star jockey is stranded on 69 wins, one shy of leader Nash Rawiller who has not ridden in Sydney […]

  • Clipperton outrides claim at Canterbury

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 5:18 pm

    Not only has Ron Quinton been a boss and mentor for Sam Clipperton, he has also provided the young rider with almost all of his milestones in racing. So it was again at Canterbury on Wednesday when the Quinton-trained All Salsa gave his stable apprentice the winner he needed to […]

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