• Girl Guide impresses in Moonee Valley win

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 3:42 pm

    Talented mare Girl Guide has been described by her trainer as a stakes winner in waiting after backing up her younger sibling’s impressive season return with a dominant victory of her own. Girl Guide, an older three-quarter sister to Group winner Gregers, stepped out as the $2.70 favourite in Saturday’s […]

  • Living On A Prayer makes most of Qld stint

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 3:36 pm

    Consistent country winner Living On A Prayer will continue his Brisbane stopover after posting his first metropolitan victory at Doomben on Saturday. Living On A Prayer ($6) showed plenty of fight to beat Mr Favulous ($3.40) by a short head in the Queensland X-Ray Handicap (1200m). Originally trained at Wagga […]

  • Messara gets a Kick out of dramatic race

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 3:18 pm

    A protracted photo-finish decision between two stablemates and a triple protest made for an action-packed postscript to Saturday’s Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick. The Paul Messara-trained pair of Scissor Kick and Panzer Division hit the line together and it took the judge several minutes to declare a nose margin […]

  • Trust In A Gust resumes with Valley win

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 2:42 pm

    Four-year-old Trust In A Gust has shown he is on track for another good preparation with a hard-fought first-up win at Moonee Valley. The Darren Weir-trained Trust In A Gust went past $500,000 in prize money when he defied a three-wide run to claim a half-neck win in Saturday’s Jeep […]

  • Rock Sturdy earns Tramway Handicap start

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 1:36 pm

    A horse labelled as lazy by his trainer has emerged as an Epsom Handicap wildcard with a victory in the mud at Randwick. Rock Sturdy, the $2.50 favourite, turned in a no-nonsense performance to down Foreign Prince ($6) by three quarters of a length in the TAB Early Quaddie Handicap […]

  • Afleet Espirt put on Thousand Guineas path

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 1:18 pm

    David Hayes is hoping Afleet Esprit can follow in the hoofsteps of Gregers and Commanding Jewel by figuring in the feature fillies’ races during the spring after a fast-finishing win at Moonee Valley. Afleet Esprit finished strongly on the outside after being awkwardly placed approaching the turn to win Saturday’s […]

  • Gun Case makes winning transition to city

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 1:12 pm

    Punters waiting for boom galloper Gun Case to make his metropolitan debut weren’t disappointed when he scored an easy win at Doomben on Saturday. The gelding has been rated among the most promising horses in Brisbane on the strength of two trial wins and Coffs Harbour maiden victory. Gun Case, […]

  • The Offer has pleasing hit-out at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 1:00 pm

    Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer has had a pleasing hit-out in a barrier trial at Randwick. Three barrier trials for Group and Listed horses were held on the Kensington track before racing on Saturday after heavy rain forced the majority of the heats on to the Warwick Farm Pro-Ride track […]

  • Avdulla put on notice over Rosehill ride

    Australian Horse Racing August 23, 2014 12:42 pm

    Brenton Avdulla has been put on notice with stewards describing his ride in a race at Rosehill as uncompetitive. Avdulla was grilled at length last Saturday over giving up his position on outsider Celtic Prince to the favourite and eventual winner, Entirely Platinum, ridden by James McDonald, halfway through a […]

  • Pale Mimosa beats Estimate at York

    International Horse Racing August 23, 2014 8:12 am

    Pale Mimosa and Estimate have boosted their claims for a trip to Australia for the Melbourne Cup with a one-two in the Lonsdale Cup at York. The Dermot Weld-trained Pale Mimosa held off the challenge from Estimate who is trained by Sir Michael Stoute for the Queen. The winner is […]

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