Australian Horse Racing

  • John Sadler in awe of Black Caviar

    Australian Horse Racing March 17, 2013 5:42 pm

    Astute trainer John Sadler never thought he’d see another sprinter as good as the Vain. But at Moonee Valley on Friday night he’ll send out a horse to take on the sprinter Sadler now rates as the best he’s ever seen. Sadler has Linton resuming in the Group One William […]

  • Rain Affair returns in Canterbury Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing March 17, 2013 4:42 pm

    Joe Pride is solid in his belief Rain Affair can fulfil his Group One potential but admits he has a tough assignment if it is to be this week. Rain Affair runs first-up in the Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill where he will have to beat a star studded field […]

  • Damian Browne on Buffering during autumn

    Australian Horse Racing March 17, 2013 2:30 pm

    Damian Browne will be reunited with star Queensland sprinter Buffering for his autumn carnival campaign. Buffering has been ridden at his past six starts by Hugh Bowman for Group Two wins in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley and Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield as well as seconds in Brisbane’s Group […]

  • Hugh Bowman to ride Villa Verde in Reisling Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing March 17, 2013 1:48 pm

    Shaun Dwyer woke up on Saturday morning unaware he needed a new jockey for star filly Villa Verde. A quick glance at his mobile phone soon changed that. The unbeaten Villa Verde has made a big impression as evidenced by the number of messages Dwyer received from some of the […]

  • Thy wins for Moody, Nolen at Warwick Farm

    Australian Horse Racing March 16, 2013 6:30 pm

    The combination of trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen is usually mentioned in the same sentence at Black Caviar. But on Saturday it was Thy at Warwick Farm who brought their names to the fore for a stakes win on Randwick Guineas day. Last year’s Australian Oaks third-placed Thy […]

  • Byrne overcomes medical drama in Coast win

    Australian Horse Racing March 16, 2013 6:12 pm

    Jim Byrne knows the benefit of getting a second opinion. Byrne hurt his back at the Ipswich meeting on Friday but arrived at the Gold Coast confident he was fit to fulfil his book of rides. “One whipped around on me going to the barriers at Ipswich and I pinched […]

  • Snitzerland wins the Challenge Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing March 16, 2013 6:06 pm

    A blistering course record by Snitzerland in the Challenge Stakes has been coupled with the safe return to racing by Hay List, fourth in Saturday’s Group Two race. Snitzerland ran 56.16 seconds for the Warwick Farm 1000 metres when she rattled home after handing up the lead to Hay List […]

  • Rodd misses Reisling but wins at Bendigo

    Australian Horse Racing March 16, 2013 6:00 pm

    The disappointment of missing out on a key ride through suspension was still fresh for jockey Michael Rodd after winning a race at Bendigo on Saturday. Rodd was suspended for 14 meetings on Friday night for careless riding in the Alister Clark Stakes and will miss the Reisling Stakes ride […]

  • Switch in tactics pays off for River Lad

    Australian Horse Racing March 16, 2013 6:00 pm

    A change in race strategy by jockey Michael Cahill paid off when River Lad won the Gold Coast Stakes on Saturday. After watching the pattern of earlier races, Cahill decided to abandon his initial riding plan for River Lad and steer a path towards the middle of the track. “I […]

  • Jet Away stakes early claim for spring

    Australian Horse Racing March 16, 2013 5:30 pm

    A stunning Australian debut from import Jet Away at Bendigo had trainer David Hayes declaring the galloper a Caulfield Cup contender. The former UK-based horse was bought from England last year as a potential Cups horse and couldn’t have been much more impressive coming from near last on the turn […]

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