• McDonald out to win special G1 for Messara

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:36 pm

    The architect of Sydney’s new-look autumn racing calendar will harvest the carnival’s richest reward if It’s A Dundeel wins Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Racing NSW chairman John Messara has been instrumental in reshaping the Sydney autumn, highlighted by a massive stakes hike for the Queen Elizabeth. The flagship [...]

  • Tupac Amaru up to Sydney Cup task: Snowden

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    A three-year-old running in a Group One race over two miles is becoming a novelty in Australian racing. In Darley’s case, it is unheard of but what Australian Derby runner-up Tupac Amaru doesn’t know about the challenge ahead won’t hurt him. At least that will be trainer Peter Snowden’s approach [...]

  • Saint Or Sinner chasing fifth win on end

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    An Easter Cup scratching has paved the way for Saint Or Sinner to get his chance at a fifth-straight win – and his most important yet. Saint Or Sinner was first emergency for the Group Three race at Caulfield but a withdrawal on Thursday elevated him into the field and [...]

  • Gauci chasing more success on Elwick Jack

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 2:48 pm

    Even if Greg Eurell had reason to replace Darren Gauci on Elwick Jack, the trainer would have a difficult time convincing connections to part ways with the veteran jockey. Elwick Jack is keeping Gauci in racing’s spotlight, riding the horse to three wins from six rides. “The owners love Darren,” [...]

  • Sydney trip creates Aust angles for Recite

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 1:54 pm

    Whether she wins the Queen Of The Turf or not, New Zealand filly Recite has already passed one crucial test in regard to her future. Trainer John Bary is pleasantly surprised how well the three-year-old has handled the trip to Australia and is already making plans for the spring. Bary [...]

  • Beatniks to bow out after Princess Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 12:12 pm

    Promising three-year-old filly Beatniks faces her campaign swan song in an Eagle Farm race on Saturday that will launch winter carnival bids for most of her rivals. Beatniks ran an eye-catching third at her last start behind Queen Of The Lochs at Eagle Farm two weeks ago, making her one [...]

  • Browne to keep top record on Excellantes

    Australian Horse Racing April 17, 2014 11:42 am

    Jockey Damian Browne is set to maintain his outstanding strike rate on Excellantes in a bid to ignite their winter carnival campaigns. Excellantes will back up from a good second at Doomben last week in the Listed Winning Edge Hinkler Quality (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Hinkler was [...]

  • Sandiva sets up 1000 Guineas start

    International Horse Racing April 17, 2014 9:48 am

    Frankie Dettori can look towards Guineas weekend with a positive feeling after the performance of Sandiva to win the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket. Starting his first full season as the retained jockey of Sheikh Joaan’s Al Shaqab Racing, Dettori has many horses to choose between on both sides of [...]

  • Italy to be removed from Pattern

    International Horse Racing April 17, 2014 9:00 am

    Italy will have no internationally recognised Group races after being removed from the European Pattern after failing to pay outstanding prize money. Italian racing has been plagued by funding issues in recent years and a final ultimatum from the European Pattern Committee had been presented to the authorities stipulating certain [...]

  • Wine ‘N’ Dine ends Begg’s lean city run

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:48 pm

    A frustrating run of outs ended for trainer Grahame Begg on Wednesday when Wine `N’ Dine gave him his first metropolitan win for the season. One of Randwick’s most respected horsemen, Begg has endured what he freely describes as his toughest season to date. “It’s the worst run I’ve had [...]

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