• Racing Victoria sets cobalt threshold

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:36 pm

    Racing Victoria has introduced a threshold level for the substance cobalt to prevent its potential use as a performance enhancer in thoroughbred racing. A new local rule will start on April 14, stating cobalt is a prohibited substance at a concentration of greater than 200 micrograms per litre in urine. [...]

  • Tommy Berry to ride Weary in Doncaster

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:06 pm

    Tommy Berry will ride Chris Waller’s leading Doncaster Mile contender after Craig Newitt agreed to step down from Weary who earned his spot with victory in the Prelude. Waller said Weary’s owners, Geoff and Mary Grimish, had been long-time supporters of Berry’s brother Nathan who died last week from a [...]

  • Zululand chases Sires’ Produce double

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 6:06 pm

    A pleasing barrier trial in Sydney has jockey Stephen Baster upbeat about the prospects of Zululand claiming a rare Sires’ Produce Stakes double. Baster rides the colt in Saturday’s $1 million Group One Sires’ Produce at Randwick, with the David Hayes-trained youngster out to become the first horse since Full [...]

  • Calendar Lad in distance test at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 5:54 pm

    Three-year-old Calendar Lad can race himself into South Australian Derby consideration if he handles a distance test at Caulfield. The colt lines up in Saturday’s Listed Galilee Series Final (2400m) and trainer Greg Eurell admits next month’s South Australian Derby would be tempting if the son of Reset can go [...]

  • Puccini out to redeem himself in Derby

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 5:42 pm

    A favourable report from Puccini’s new jockey Craig Williams has gone some way to lifting Peter McKay’s spirits ahead of the Australian Derby. The New Zealand Derby winner’s first Australian appearance in the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) was a disaster and posed more questions than answers for his trainer. Jockey Michael [...]

  • Snitzerland to run in TJ wet or dry

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 5:42 pm

    Genetics is not an exact science and trainer Gerald Ryan will send Snitzerland out in the TJ Smith Stakes on a likely wet track hoping she throws to the paternal side of her family. The Lightning Stakes winner has never run on a track rated worse than dead but Ryan [...]

  • Bowman keen on Streama in Doncaster

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 4:12 pm

    Rosehill Guineas winner Criterion looms as Hugh Bowman’s headline ride on the opening day of The Championships, but his favourite horse will carry his hopes in the $3 million Doncaster Mile. Bowman won the Rosehill Guineas on the David Payne-trained Criterion and the colt is the favourite to win the [...]

  • Fiorente suffers tendon injury

    Australian Horse Racing April 7, 2014 3:54 pm

    Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente is likely to be retired to stud after suffering a tendon injury. The horse gave trainer Gai Waterhouse her first Melbourne Cup win last year and added the Australian Cup to his record last month. One of the star galloper’s part-owners, Henderson Racing, confirmed the injury [...]

  • No stopping Grand National winning team

    International Horse Racing April 7, 2014 1:36 pm

    Just 24 hours after celebrating Pineau De Re’s Grand National triumph the horse’s connections were back in the winner’s circle in the more tranquil surroundings at Market Rasen. Having hosted the press at his Worcestershire yard in the morning, trainer Dr Richard Newland, accompanied by owner John Provan, arrived by [...]

  • Schweida preparing for winter carnival

    Australian Horse Racing April 6, 2014 6:06 pm

    It has been a mixed week for Brisbane trainer Kelly Schweida but he left Eagle Farm on Saturday with two genuine winter carnival hopes. Schweida went to Doomben on Wednesday confident he could get at least a treble from his seven runners but went home empty handed. “I have had [...]

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