• Payne pair to continue successful season

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 3:12 pm

    David Payne will bid to continue the theme of his successful season when he heads to the penultimate Sydney meeting of the 2013-14 term with two runners. The Rosehill trainer is firmly entrenched among Sydney’s top 10 with stable earnings of more than $3.2 million since August 1 last year. […]

  • Queen’s Gold Cup winner fails drug test

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2014 3:06 pm

    A horse owned by the Queen which won one of England’s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace says. Estimate, which lifted the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 and came second in this year’s edition, has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance. A statement […]

  • Lord set to outdo sire in G3 Bletchingly

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 2:12 pm

    Danerich’s quirks cost him a chance to win the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes eight years ago but his son Lord Of The Sky is an odds-on favourite to claim Saturday’s renewal of the Caulfield feature. The highly strung Danerich won the Group Three McNeil Stakes as a three-year-old but battled […]

  • Apprentice continues hot streak at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 2:00 pm

    Hard-working apprentice Janette Johnson’s willingness to travel paid off when she won her third race at three different tracks in four days at Doomben on Wednesday. Johnson won an apprentices’ race at Hawkesbury aboard the Gary Portelli-trained Stratacus on Sunday and then won the Ballina Bracelet on Bryan Guy’s Castanita […]

  • RQ chief hits out at wagering deal critics

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 12:48 pm

    Racing Queensland officials have dismissed claims they are ignoring country racing in a new wagering deal for the code. RQ is drawing up a broad-range plan for the distribution of the wagering deal which will be worth at least an extra $28 million a year in funding for the industry. […]

  • Epic puts Sydney plans on line at Doomben

    Australian Horse Racing July 23, 2014 11:54 am

    A massive drop in weight has convinced trainer Kelly Schweida to test the water for a Sydney trip with promising galloper Epic at Doomben on Saturday. Epic was entered for two Doomben races but Schweida has opted to take on better company in the Bottle-O Handicap (1630m). “He had 59 […]

  • Queen’s horse fails drugs test

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2014 9:18 am

    The Queen’s Group One winner Estimate has been named as one of five horses in Britain to test positive for morphine. The winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 and second in the same race this year, Estimate is trained by Sir Michael Stoute. The British Horseracing […]

  • Racehorse owned by Queen fails dope test

    International Horse Racing July 23, 2014 6:18 am

    A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Buckingham Palace says that early indications suggest that the five-year-old filly, Estimate, consumed the substance as a result of contaminated feed. John Warren, the […]

  • Portelli to end big week with Randwick win

    Australian Horse Racing July 22, 2014 6:18 pm

    The best horse in Gary Portelli’s stable will step out in a barrier trial this week but the trainer will be relying on a trio of youngsters to pay the bills at Randwick. Portelli will give Rebel Dane a barrier trial at Warwick Farm on Friday as the Group One […]

  • Puissance De Lune pleases in latest gallop

    Australian Horse Racing July 22, 2014 6:06 pm

    Another public gallop between races at Warracknabeal has edged Puissance De Lune closer to a race return. The Darren Weir-trained import is expected to resume in the Group Two PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on August 16 for his first start since his unplaced run in last year’s Cox Plate. […]

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