• Darci Be Good poised for Queensland debut

    Australian Horse Racing August 6, 2014 12:12 pm

    Caloundra trainer Andrew Williamson has taken a conservative path with Darci Be Good for the former NSW galloper’s Queensland debut on Saturday. Williamson had entered Darci Be Good for the Liberal National Party Handicap (2100m) but has selected the shorter Ray White Ascot Handicap (1600m) at Eagle Farm. Jockey Damian […]

  • Chapple-Hyam sadness at Triano loss

    International Horse Racing August 6, 2014 9:54 am

    Peter Chapple-Hyam has expressed his sadness after hearing of the death of Rodrigo De Triano, describing him as the best horse he has trained. The Japanese Racing Association confirmed the five-time Group One winner, raced by the late Robert Sangster, died of pneumonia, aged 25. Rodrigo De Triano stood at […]

  • Treve pleases in turf work-out

    International Horse Racing August 6, 2014 9:48 am

    Treve has enjoyed a light work-out for the first time on turf since her bruising Royal Ascot experience. Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek was satisfied to get last season’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner back on a grass surface as the filly continues her rehabilitation from pulled muscles sustained during the […]

  • Berry keen to add Melbourne spring glory

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 6:00 pm

    Tommy Berry got a look at the Cox Plate he hopes to be lifting up at Moonee Valley in October, but the star jockey is still unsure who he will be riding in the weight-for-age race. Berry was at Moonee Valley on Tuesday for the release of nominations for the […]

  • Strong international entries for spring

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 5:06 pm

    Officials expect a healthy international presence in this year’s Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate after a record number of overseas entries were received for the spring features. The Caulfield Cup has attracted 221 nominations including 44 entries from overseas, up from 20 last year. The Cox Plate has 225 nominations […]

  • Craig Williams answers SOS for Shergar Cup

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 4:54 pm

    Melbourne ace Craig Williams has earned a late call-up to ride in the Shergar Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious jockeys’ series. Williams will replace injured Japanese rider Yutaka Take as captain of the Rest of the World team in the series at Ascot in England on Saturday. He […]

  • Randwick complaints on wrong track: ATC

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 3:42 pm

    The unavailability of the Randwick course proper for track gallops on Tuesday should not have been a shock to racecourse’s resident trainers, the Australian Turf Club says. Randwick trainers, led by Gai Waterhouse, are reportedly upset they weren’t allowed to gallop horses being aimed at Saturday’s Missile Stakes and Listed […]

  • Tiger Tees to skip Missile for Melb: Pride

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 2:12 pm

    A Missile Stakes start for Tiger Tees is all but out of the equation as trainer Joe Pride looks to Melbourne for the Group One winner’s return to racing. Pride is favouring the Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington over the Group Two weight-for-age sprint in Sydney on the basis Randwick […]

  • Shanghai Warrior likely to run over 1400m

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 2:00 pm

    Shanghai Warrior is unlikely to be given the chance to win a second Group Three Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington on Saturday. The six-year-old is nominated for the $150,000 Aurie’s Star (1200m) – a race he won two years ago – and also a 1400-metre open handicap and trainer Pat […]

  • Mott chasing first jumps win at Sandown

    Australian Horse Racing August 5, 2014 1:54 pm

    Jamie Mott is keen to chalk up his first winner over the jumps before the end of winter and rates himself a genuine chance of achieving the milestone at Sandown on Wednesday. Mott plans to continue combining riding on the flat and over jumps and made his hurdle debut in […]

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