• Ben Currie making his mark as a trainer

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 4:06 pm

    Young trainer Ben Currie’s plan to break into Brisbane’s top 10 trainers is off to a flying start thanks to some astute cheap buys. Toowoomba-based Currie has had seven winners already in the new season and three of those have been in the metropolitan area. Handy gelding Gully Command scored […]

  • Rebel Dane faces tough Memsie opposition

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 3:48 pm

    What was looking like a soft option for Rebel Dane a couple of months ago is now shaping as a much harder challenge in the Memsie Stakes. Gary Portelli had Rebel Dane up and running early hoping for a pre-emptive strike in the season’s first Group One race at Caulfield […]

  • Cockram Stakes return for Commanding Jewel

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 2:54 pm

    Group One winner Commanding Jewel is set to relaunch her career at Caulfield on Saturday after an absence of almost a year. The 2012 Thousand Guineas winner has not started since she won the Group Two Let’s Elope Stakes in early September last year. She is due to make her […]

  • Golden Rose hopes fading for Better Land

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 2:48 pm

    Liberations’s antics have cost him his chance in the spring features and hampered the cause of several others. The colt veered wide in Saturday’s Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick, forcing Valentia, Better Land, and Meursault towards the outside rail. While Liberation was causing havoc, the Paul Messara-trained duo Scissor […]

  • Ebor Handicap produces Melbourne Cup hopes

    Australian Horse Racing August 24, 2014 10:18 am

    Mutual Regard and Van Percy have run the quinella in England’s richest handicap to set up another clash in Melbourne. Jockey turned trainer Johnny Murtagh sent out 20-1 chance Mutual Regard to beat to beat the Andrew Balding-trained Van Percy (14-1) by a length in the STG265,000 ($A483,709) Ebor (2800m). […]

  • Stipes quiz trainers over Valley incident

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 8:15 pm

    Tempers flared between trainers John Sadler and Wayne Hawkes at Moonee Valley on Saturday leading to both appearing before stewards. Hawkes alleged Sadler barged into him with his hip and shoulder in the mounting yard before the third race. “Wayne Hawkes reported to the stewards an alleged incident in the mounting yard after that […]

  • Joe Pride trains half the Randwick card

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 5:54 pm

    Sydney racegoers are used to one trainer scooping half the card yet on Saturday it wasn’t Chris Waller but Joe Pride at Randwick. Just a few weeks ago, Pride took the gamble to expand his stable with the addition of boxes at Warwick Farm previously occupied by the late Guy […]

  • Iconic resumes with Carlyon Stakes victory

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 5:30 pm

    A sprinter with family ties to champion Black Caviar has claimed a stakes win of his own at Moonee Valley on Saturday. The Tony McEvoy-trained Iconic returned with a win in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m), defeating the Peter Moody-trained Angels Beach by the barest of margins with comeback mare […]

  • My Sabeel relishes wet to Toy with rivals

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 5:18 pm

    A heavy track and race fitness paved the way for My Sabeel to score an unlikely Group Three victory at Randwick on Saturday. Trainer Kevin Moses admitted the mare was racing out of her grade in the Toy Show Quality (1300m) and only nominated her when he saw the weather […]

  • Tiger Tees beats WFA stars at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 5:06 pm

    Tiger Tees has always had a special place in Joe Pride’s stable and his Group Two Warwick Stakes win has given him top billing. With wet conditions to suit, Tiger Tees ($5.50) led a field of weight-for-age stars at Randwick to record his first win over 1400 metres and his […]

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