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  • Owner declares Black Caviar a champion mum

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:30 pm

    Racing royalty has a new member with the birth of Black Caviar’s first foal, a filly by Exceed And Excel. The undefeated champion had a trouble-free delivery at a farm in the NSW Hunter Valley with managing part-owner Neil Werrett on hand. The filly will be retained by the group […]

     
  • Villa Splendido ends long sequence of outs

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:24 pm

    If not for an oversupply of broodmares, Villa Splendido would have been retired. Instead the mare made the most of her reprieve to post her second career win in Saturday’s The Paslode Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill. Victorious on debut at Hawkesbury more than two years ago, Villa Splendido had struggled […]

     
  • Byrne dumbfounded by favourite’s defeat

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 1:24 pm

    Jockey Jim Byrne could offer no excuses after long odds-on favourite Our Boy Nicholas ran last at Doomben on Saturday. Our Boy Nicholas ($1.65) had won his only three starts in Queensland but was under pressure from the 600m and finished last, five lengths from the all-the-way winner Bush Aviator […]

     
  • Black Caviar gives birth to filly foal

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 9:06 am

    Champion Black Caviar has safely delivered her first foal, a filly by Exceed And Excel, in the NSW Hunter Valley. Her managing owner Neil Werrett was there for the birth and said all went smoothly. “She did it all very naturally with very little assistance,” Werrett told Sydney’s Sky Sports […]

     
  • Noble Mission awarded Group One prize

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 7:06 am

    Frankel’s brother Noble Mission has been given his second Group One victory after Spiritjim was disqualified from the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud due to a positive swab. The Pascal Bary-trained four-year-old had swooped late on June 29 to deprive the Lady Cecil-trained Noble Mission by just a head. A statement […]

     
  • Estimate lifts Doncaster Cup for the Queen

    Australian Horse Racing September 13, 2014 7:00 am

    Estimate has carried the Queen’s colours to win the Doncaster Cup but a Melbourne Cup start appears unlikely. Trainer Sir Michael Stoute says there are concerns the ground at Flemington might be too hard for the mare. “I think we have to consider it, but I won’t make the final […]

     
  • Dan Excel tops Caulfield Cup ballot order

    Australian Horse Racing September 12, 2014 5:24 pm

    The Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington is important in more ways than one for a couple of highly fancied Caulfield Cup hopefuls. The winner of Saturday’s Group One race gains a certain start in next month’s Caulfield Cup with Sertorius and Spillway 26th and 40th respectively in the order of […]

     
  • Stud careers go on line in G1 Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing September 12, 2014 5:00 pm

    The Golden Rose is a relative newcomer to Group One ranks but has already stamped its importance on Australian breeders. The Golden Slipper for two-year-olds has long been known as a stallion-making race with the Golden Rose for the new season’s three-year-olds gaining stature. Denman won the Golden Rose in […]

     
  • Greatwood ready to take next step in Gr 3

    Australian Horse Racing September 12, 2014 4:54 pm

    There hasn’t been an import more willing to adjust to the Tulloch Lodge way than Greatwood, appropriately one of the main chances in the Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill. In two Sydney starts since arriving from England, Greatwood has shown trainer Gai Waterhouse he has the speed for Australian racing […]

     
  • Snowdens Shooting for upset in Golden Rose

    Australian Horse Racing September 12, 2014 4:06 pm

    Peter Snowden figured there would come a day when he saddled up a Group One runner alongside his son Paul. He just didn’t think it would come so soon. It has been just over four months since Snowden relinquished his role as Sheikh Mohammed’s head trainer to go into partnership […]

     
 
 
 
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