Australian Horse Racing

  • Leigh Wanless enjoying success

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 4:36 pm

    Owner Leigh Wanless has had dozens of gallopers and pacers over the past four decades but the best could be one of his cheapest buys. A member of one of Queensland’s most famous racing families, Wanless paid just $6000 for Mister Booze, a winner at Doomben on Saturday. Wanless’ father […]

  • Kirramosa back on track for Cups campaign

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 4:24 pm

    Classic winners don’t always carry their staying form into their four-year-old seasons but trainer John Sargent believes Kirramosa is one who will. Kirramosa’s VRC Oaks win in the spring erased any doubts Sargent had about her stamina but injury robbed the filly of the chance to prove it again in […]

  • Wells upstages Bashboy in GN Steeplechase

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 4:18 pm

    A first-time steeplechaser with a significant weight advantage has denied a courageous Bashboy an historic third-straight Grand National Steeplechase. The Kathryn Durden-trained Wells, a talented hurdler having his first start over the bigger obstacles, claimed Sunday’s $250,000 feature at Sandown in a thrilling contest that came down to the final […]

  • Fieldmaster wins Houlahan Hurdle

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 2:06 pm

    Fieldmaster has returned from a career-threatening eye problem to score a convincing win in the JJ Houlahan Hurdle at Sandown. Fieldmaster’s victory on Sunday continued the successful jumps season for his trainer Patrick Payne, who clinched the 2014 JJ Houlahan Championship with the victory. With points awarded in the series […]

  • Another Queensland horse sold to Hong Kong

    Australian Horse Racing July 27, 2014 2:00 pm

    Racing Queensland officials will shortly announce prize money increases and it can’t come soon enough for trainers with another promising Brisbane horse sold to Hong Kong. Trainer Tony Gollan confirmed Deano, who would have started among the favourites in Saturday’s two-year-old race at Doomben, would do his future racing Hong […]

  • Anfitriona does it tough, lands windfall

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 5:30 pm

    Luck played little part in Anfitriona’s VOBIS Gold Heath win, which provided a six-figure windfall for connections at Caulfield on Saturday. Anfitriona’s jockey Glen Boss was unable to get the filly closer than three horses off the inside rail throughout the race but the three-year-old proved too strong in the […]

  • Thornton ride pivotal in Jemerica victory

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 5:30 pm

    Apprentice Damien Thornton earned praise from trainer Mike Moroney for his initiative after Jemerica sprinted to an all-the-way win at Caulfield on Saturday. Moroney said his instructions to Thornton were to go back on the filly in The Champagne Pommery Masters Handicap. But after beginning quickly from the outside barrier, […]

  • McDonald equals Rawiller in premiership

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 5:24 pm

    James McDonald will head to the final race meeeting of the season more determined than ever to ride a winner. The Chris Waller-trained Reigning gave McDonald a much-needed boost at Randwick on Saturday with his win moving him to 70 and equal footing with Nash Rawiller. A countback of McDonald’s […]

  • Randwick double softens Lees’ title loss

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 5:00 pm

    A double at Randwick went some way to compensating Newcastle trainer Kris Lees after Paul Perry took out their local premiership. The two went into Saturday’s Newcastle meeting level-pegging but Perry sealed the title with two winners to Lees’ one. Lees made the trip to Sydney to watch Oriental Lady […]

  • Comeback horse makes Epic Doomben return

    Australian Horse Racing July 26, 2014 4:42 pm

    Comeback galloper Epic confirmed he was on course for a possible southern spring campaign with a comprehensive win at Doomben on Saturday. Epic ($4.20) gave apprentice Anthony Allen and trainer Kelly Schweida a winning double when he scored in the Bottle-O Handicap (1630m). It is an understatement to say Epic […]

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