• Cahill continues sparkling Beaudesert form

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 4:12 pm

    Premier jockey Michael Cahill maintained an amazing strike rate at the Beaudesert racetrack with a winning treble on Wednesday. As Queensland’s top metropolitan jockey, Cahill rarely rides at Beaudesert, 50km south of Brisbane. However, Beaudesert hosted the major TAB meeting in Queensland on Wednesday because of a decision to rest [...]

  • Inexperience a worry for McDonald Cup ride

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 3:42 pm

    James McDonald gets a chance to showcase his versatility when he partners New Zealander Who Shot Thebarman in Saturday’s Sydney Cup at Randwick. McDonald produced a masterful, quick-thinking ride to win the Golden Slipper over 1200 metres last month but Saturday’s race will be at the other end of the [...]

  • Le Roi confirms QE start with top gallop

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 3:24 pm

    A horse whose name translates as `the King’ will bid to capture the Queen Elizabeth Stakes after Le Roi confirmed his place in Saturday’s field with a sharp exhibition gallop. At $101 with most bookmakers, the last-start Moonee Valley winner is the outsider of a star-studded field which boasts It’s [...]

  • Oaks hope Miss Selby bred to handle wet

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 3:12 pm

    The notion that New Zealand form equals wet form is untrue for most of the Kiwi visitors to Sydney this autumn, including Oaks aspirant Miss Selby. Much of New Zealand’s North Island is in drought, receiving no significant rain since last spring. Miss Selby’s trainer John Bary is confident in [...]

  • Draw gives Elitist chance to perform: Wood

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 1:24 pm

    Trainer Kelso Wood breathed a sigh of relief when smart two-year-old filly Elitist drew barrier three for her comeback run at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Elitist will meet a strong field of juveniles in the Handicap (1000m). She was early favourite for the Magic Millions Classic last year but [...]

  • The Offer retains Sydney Cup favouritism

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 6:36 pm

    The Offer has maintained Sydney Cup favouritism after the barrier draw with confirmation the Group One staying test is almost certain to be run on a rain-affected track. The Gai Waterhouse-trained The Offer, winner of last Saturday’s Chairman’s Handicap in heavy going, remained a $2.80 favourite after coming up with [...]

  • It’s A Dundeel stands alone as QE firmer

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 6:30 pm

    It’s A Dundeel has emerged as the only meaningful shortener in Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting after the barrier draw for the $4 million race. The New Zealand-trained star will start from the rails, causing bookmakers to trim his quote from $6 to $5 in Saturday’s weight-for-age showpiece at Randwick. Carlton [...]

  • Lees hoping for upset in Queen Of The Turf

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 6:18 pm

    Sharnee Rose has been consistent against Sydney’s best mares without winning and Kris Lees is almost resigned to a similar result in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes. That is unless the speed is more genuine than the trainer thinks it might be. Sharnee Rose has been runner-up to Catkins [...]

  • Hayes chasing back-to-back Easter Cups

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    David Hayes is looking for import Stipulate to stamp himself as a Caulfield Cup prospect in the same race stablemate Jet Away did a year ago. Jet Away won the Group Three Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield in his second Australian start last year before being put away for the [...]

  • Go Indy Go earns shot at Sydney carnival

    Australian Horse Racing April 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    A race fall cost Gamblin’ Guru the chance to compete in the Australian Derby but Adelaide trainer Leon Macdonald will still get the chance to plunder a Sydney Group One with Go Indy Go. The two-year-old filly earned a shot at the Champagne Stakes with her decisive win in Saturday’s [...]

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