• Godolphin to establish Australian base

    Australian Horse Racing July 16, 2014 11:42 am

    Darley’s famous maroon and white racing silks will be replaced by the royal blue of Godolphin which has announced plans to establish a permanent base in Australia from next month. Owned by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Godolphin has long had a strong presence in the northern […]

  • Dan Excel finishes Sydney quarantine stint

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 5:18 pm

    Cox Plate-bound Hong Kong galloper Dan Excel has finished quarantine in Sydney ahead of his Australian spring campaign. The last-start Singapore Airlines International Cup winner completed two weeks of quarantine at Eastern Creek before moving to owner David Boehm’s property, Muskoka Farm, on Monday. Dan Excel, who is trained by […]

  • Small Field for the Winter Stakes 2014 at Rosehill

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 4:44 pm

    Saturday’s feature race around the country is the Listed Winter Stakes at Rosehill racecourse but despite an extension to the nominations it is likely to be a small field with the addition of only one runner after the nominations were extended. When nominations were released on Monday nine horses had […]

  • Duric close to return from thumb injury

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    Vlad Duric won a Group One in April riding with discomfort from an injured thumb, but the jockey soon realised he needed to take time off. Duric suffered ligament damage to his left thumb when he fell in a race at Caulfield in April but it wasn’t until mid-May that […]

  • Patrick Moloney on way back from injury

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 4:42 pm

    Patrick Moloney has taken the next step to a new-season comeback with a return to trackwork riding this week. Moloney was leading the Melbourne apprentices’ premiership when he fell in a race at Flemington on April 5, breaking both ankles which required surgery. His rehabilition is ahead of schedule and […]

  • Dermot Weld pays tribute to Vintage Crop

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 4:12 pm

    Dermot Weld, the mastermind of Vintage Crop’s 1993 Melbourne Cup win, has hailed the stayer as a pioneer of modern-day thoroughbred racing. Vintage Crop died on Monday at the Irish National Stud where he was a star attraction for many years after his retirement from racing. He was 27. “It’s […]

  • Beluga Caviar poised for Flemington debut

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 3:30 pm

    A colt from one of best families in the Australian Stud Book is due to get his first chance to make his own racetrack impact on Saturday. The David Hayes-trained Beluga Caviar, a two-year-old by Redoute’s Choice out of Scandinavia, is nominated to make his debut at Flemington. Scandinavia is […]

  • Rosehill favoured over Flemington for Rose

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 3:18 pm

    Sydney is almost certain to win out over Melbourne if carefully placed country sprinter Rose Of Falvelon returns to city-level racing on Saturday. A mare with a 50 per cent winning strike rate with seven wins in 14 starts, Rose Of Falvelon has been nominated for sprint races at Rosehill […]

  • McDonald resumes bid for premiership crown

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 12:54 pm

    James McDonald will return to Sydney racing as an in-form jockey when he resumes his chase for the metropolitan riders’ title at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. McDonald rode a treble during the Singapore Derby meeting at Kranji on Sunday night in his first day back in the saddle after back-to-back […]

  • Mick Kinane remembers Vintage Crop

    Australian Horse Racing July 15, 2014 9:54 am

    Jockey Mick Kinane has hailed Vintage Crop as an icon following the death of the horse he rode to win 1993 Melbourne Cup winner. Vintage Crop was euthanised at the Irish National Stud after failing to respond to treatment for pain caused by colic. Trained by Dermot Weld, Vintage Crop […]

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