• Ironstein chasing Grafton Cup success

    Australian Horse Racing July 7, 2014 3:48 pm

    Veteran stayer Ironstein gets the chance to add the Listed Grafton Cup to his record at what may or may not be his final start. Trainer Gerald Ryan is pleased with the eight-year-old heading into Thursday’s Cup (2350m) which has been slated as his swan song. But Ryan said there […]

  • Sea surges clear in German Derby

    International Horse Racing July 7, 2014 11:36 am

    Sea The Moon has preserved his unbeaten record with an 11-length victory in the German Derby at Hamburg. Christophe Soumillon had the Markus Klug-trained colt smartly out of the stalls to overcome a poor draw and grab the rail. The son of Sea The Stars then sped across towards the […]

  • US runner unplaced for Waterhouse

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 6:06 pm

    Gai Waterhouse has come up empty with her first United States runner Pornichet failing in the inaugural Belmont Derby. Pornichet, who will come to Australia later this year, over-raced with blinkers on and eventually weakened after leading early. The $US1.25 million ($A1.35 million) race was won by Mr Speaker from […]

  • Group One targets for Alma’s Fury

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 5:36 pm

    Rejuvenated galloper Alma’s Fury will be rewarded for his Brisbane winter form with a multiple Group One mission this spring. Earlier this year, Alma’s Fury was transferred from Kembla Grange trainer Paul Murray to Tony Gollan at Eagle Farm and has bloomed in the Queensland sunshine. The six-year-old gelding had […]

  • Rain Affair still holds pride of place

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 5:18 pm

    As he prepares for his biggest challenge in racing with the expansion of his business, trainer Joe Pride still has a special place for an old favourite. After keeping his numbers to around 45 for the past few years, Pride takes over the stable block belonging to late trainer Guy […]

  • Vain Queen racing for dollars and status

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 4:12 pm

    Classy mare Vain Queen will be racing for more than just the lion’s share of $150,000 prize money in the Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final. Unbeaten at Flemington from three starts, the John Sadler-trained Vain Queen is chasing a first stakes win on Saturday to boost her future broodmare […]

  • Peter Robl could consider training career

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 3:24 pm

    Injured jockey Peter Robl concedes his recent time working for the Walter stable has piqued his interest in becoming a trainer. Robl has not ridden since he was bucked off a horse shortly after the start of a race at Scone in January and believes his riding career is all […]

  • SA trainer wins appeal against long ban

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 1:48 pm

    Young Adelaide trainer Nick Smart wants to look forward rather than dwell on the events of the past 12 months. Smart faced financial ruin and a long period out of racing after South Australian stewards disqualified him for 12 months for having a banned substance in his possession during a […]

  • BRC targeting young members

    Australian Horse Racing July 6, 2014 1:36 pm

    The Brisbane Race Club will this week launch the biggest membership drive in its 150-year history as it strives to arrest a numbers decline. The offer of a luxury car prize, cut price deals and attendance incentives is a major break from traditional marketing for the BRC which is the […]

  • Mukhadram eclipses all at Sandown

    International Horse Racing July 6, 2014 10:24 am

    One of the unluckiest of top-class horses finally gained his Group One reward when Mukhadram slipped away from his opponents in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Trainer William Haggas could not hide his delight after the five-year-old’s career-defining moment after near misses in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Dubai World Cup […]

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