• Bruce Hill looking to southern spring

    Australian Horse Racing July 18, 2014 1:00 pm

    Group One placegetter Teronado is back in work at the Gold Coast and trainer Bruce Hill is hoping some of his stablemates can measure up and join him on a southern spring campaign. Hill believes rising three-year-old Eljetem, who tackles the BMAG Hcp (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, has […]

  • South African Khumalo to ride at Ascot

    International Horse Racing July 18, 2014 9:24 am

    South African jockey S’manga Khumalo has been announced as one of the international jockeys taking part in the Shergar Cup at Ascot next month. The 28-year-old, who is nicknamed ‘Bling’ after he dyed his hair blond, last year became the first black South African to ride the winner of the […]

  • Taghrooda causes King George shake-up

    International Horse Racing July 18, 2014 9:00 am

    Taghrooda is close to disputing second-favouritism behind Telescope for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot after her unexpected withdrawal from this weekend’s Irish Oaks. The John Gosden-trained filly was odds-on to make it a Classic double after her victory in the English Oaks, but owner Sheikh […]

  • No Grand National Steeple for Sea King

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 5:36 pm

    A shot at a rare Grand National double for jumper Sea King has been ruled out. Sea King won last Sunday’s Grand National Hurdle and trainer Patrick Payne was considering giving the gelding his chance to add Sunday week’s Grand National Steeplechase as well. Sea King was nominated for a […]

  • Belle to bear big weight at Flemington

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 5:36 pm

    Trainer Luke Oliver is banking on class being a more significant factor than weight when Jessy Belle bids for her second straight win at Saturday’s Flemington meeting. The filly will carry 60kg in the Vintage Crop and the Curragh Racecourse Handicap (1400m) after Oliver decided against engaging a claiming apprentice. […]

  • Distance rise to help Newitt on Dupe ‘em

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 5:18 pm

    The no-nonsense attitude of Dupe `em has fuelled jockey Craig Newitt’s belief that the youngster can make a seamless transition to Saturday grade at Flemington. The Chris Waller-trained Dupe `em impressed on debut at Sandown when he finished strongly from back in the field to win over 900m. He steps […]

  • Earthquake favourite for $1m Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    Early Golden Rose favourite Earthquake is an unlikely runner in the $1 million race with her spring campaign focused on Group One racing against fillies. Earthquake heads betting on the Golden Rose at $4.60 from the Golden Slipper winner Mossfun ($6.50). Brisbane winter carnival Group One winner Almalad is on […]

  • Tom Waterhouse boss of William Hill Aust

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 4:06 pm

    High-profile Australian online wagering identity Tom Waterhouse has been appointed head of British bookmaker William Hill’s Australian operations. William Hill is the UK’s largest bookmaker and one of the largest online betting businesses in Australia. The group’s Australian operations encompass the Sportingbet and Centrebet brands as well as William […]

  • Injured Robl calls time on riding career

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 3:54 pm

    Popular jockey Peter Robl will weigh up his next career move following confirmation his riding days are over. Robl visited a medical specialist on Thursday to gauge how his body was healing from the effects of a race fall at Scone in January when he suffered severe bruising to his […]

  • Press Report set to make headlines: Curtis

    Australian Horse Racing July 17, 2014 3:30 pm

    There is something different about Press Report that is welcome news for Lee Curtis as the trainer puts the filly on a course for the Golden Rose. “She always showed a lot of potential but she was a bit gawky-looking,” Curtis said. “This time she looks the real deal. She […]

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