• Rail to be moved further out at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:30 pm

    The Australian Turf Club has agreed to a push from stewards to move the rail out six metres for the second day of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday. The ATC had planned to have the rail out four metres for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes meeting but chief steward Ray [...]

  • First city winner for Freedman at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:24 pm

    Royal Glance gave young trainer Mitchell Freedman his first city win when she powered home at Sandown on Wednesday. The four-year-old is one of 13 horses in Freedman’s stables but one of the few in racing condition. “A fair few of them are pre-trainers and a few broken-down horses that [...]

  • Dwayne Dunn returns as a winner at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:18 pm

    Dwayne Dunn wasted no time getting back to winning ways at Sandown in his first ride since recovering from a potentially career-ending injury. Dunn had been sidelined since mid-December after being diagnosed with bulging discs in his neck. He did everything to avoid surgery and with daily physio and strengthening [...]

  • Solicit vetted ahead of Queen Of The Turf

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 5:00 pm

    Victorian filly Solicit remains on track to contest Saturday’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick despite undergoing treatment for a mystery skin condition. Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra alerted stewards to the issue, discovered when Solicit had her rug removed on Wednesday. The three-year-old was subsequently inspected by [...]

  • Mr O’Ceirin resumes with focus on Qld trip

    Australian Horse Racing April 16, 2014 4:54 pm

    An autumn Melbourne cameo for Mr O’Ceirin on Saturday will kick-start a campaign aimed at feature races in Queensland. The Ciaron Maher-trained stayer resumes in the Group Three Victoria Handicap in his first start since last year’s Caulfield Cup. Maher elected to bypass the main carnival races in Melbourne and [...]

  • 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 [...]

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