Australian Horse Racing

  • Hawkspur win confirms Qld Derby campaign

    Australian Horse Racing December 8, 2012 2:15 pm

    The Queensland Derby has been pencilled in for emerging three-year-old Hawkspur who has capitalised on his breakthrough midweek win last start to claim another victory at Rosehill. Ten days after his 1850m win at Newcastle, Hawkspur fought hard to win the Blackwoods Apex Tools (1800m) on Saturday. Sent out the [...]

  • Change Of Honour bound for Gold Coast

    Australian Horse Racing December 8, 2012 2:15 pm

    The Magic Millions Classic and a lucrative bonus is in the sights of Change Of Honour’s owners after the two-year-old held on to win at Caulfield on Saturday. The only youngster with race experience in the Sportingbet Plate (1000m), Change Of Honour sat outside the leader before taking over shortly [...]

  • Veteran Cassidy impressed with Sea Siren

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 5:30 pm

    The confidence level rose for Jim Cassidy in Hong Kong on Friday, if such a thing is possible. The always-extroverted Cassidy was merely a grandstand observer of the easy workout given to his Hong Kong Sprint mount Sea Siren, but it was more than enough to please the veteran jockey. [...]

  • Alcopop shines ahead of Hong Kong Cup

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 5:15 pm

    The nerves have set in for South Australian trainer Jake Stephens as the race of his life approaches in Hong Kong on Sunday. But the reason behind the shaking hands and the churning stomach are all positive. Stephens saddles the eight-year-old, one-time crock and part-time polo pony Alcopop in the [...]

  • Full Peal out to confirm Tasmanian plans

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 4:45 pm

    Full Peal will be aimed at Tasmania’s premier Cups in February if he can snare a city win, with his first chance looming at Caulfield on Saturday. Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde said the six-year-old would be stepping up in class in the $100,000 Hayman Plate (1600m) – but should not [...]

  • Nathan Berry primed for a winning return

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 4:30 pm

    Nathan Berry’s latest suspension cost him at least four winners but in the long run it could be a blessing in disguise. The jockey used his time out wisely, venturing to Euroa in Victoria to ride work for David Hayes to try to consolidate opportunities with the trainer who routinely [...]

  • Versatility an asset for Scream Machine

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 3:45 pm

    Scratchings will have a major bearing on which race promising galloper Scream Machine contests at Rosehill on Saturday. Scream Machine is entered for a 2000m race but is also an emergency for the feature event on the program, the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m). “The decision is probably going to be [...]

  • Bell stays loyal with Ollie Vollie mount

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 3:15 pm

    Tim Bell values loyalty. That’s why he’s riding Ollie Vollie for his former boss Sue Grills in Saturday’s George Moore Stakes. “I had a couple of other offers in the race but I’m staying loyal for my old boss Sue Grills who kick-started my career a few years ago,” Bell [...]

  • Heathcote upbeat despite Belle’s wide draw

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 3:00 pm

    Dwelling on negatives isn’t Robert Heathcote’s style. Far from being downcast after La Frisson Belle drew barrier 16 in Saturday’s Mode Plate at Eagle Farm, Heathcote is talking up her chances. “This filly has got genuine class and I’ve always liked her from the time she entered my stables,” he [...]

  • Steven Arnold the key to Wall Street in Group One

    Australian Horse Racing December 7, 2012 2:30 pm

    The trainer of the best credentialled eastern states horse in the last Australian Group One race of the year is counting on his jockey being the difference at Ascot. Wall Street, a fixture in a Group One races in Australia and New Zealand for almost three years, will have to [...]

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