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  • Gollan hopes luck goes Hi Son’s way

    Australian Horse Racing August 22, 2014 3:30 pm

    Tony Gollan admits he is still learning about Hi Son but says there will be no excuses if he is beaten at Doomben at his third start for Brisbane’s premier trainer. The five-year-old, who tackles Saturday’s Bell Plumbing Open (2100m), has a reputation for being unlucky in his races and […]

     
  • Messene, Earthquake in doubt for Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing August 22, 2014 3:12 pm

    Co-trainer Michael Hawkes remains firm about a conviction not to run Warwick Stakes favourite Messene if the Randwick track doesn’t improve before Saturday’s important meeting. Messene and the Godolphin poster filly Earthquake are expected to be two high-profile withdrawals if overnight rain keeps Randwick in the heavy range. “At the […]

     
  • Samsili chasing hat-trick at Taree

    Australian Horse Racing August 22, 2014 1:12 pm

    Missing a start in Brisbane could provide Phillip Minter and Samsili with an unexpected bonus in Sunday’s $60,000 Taree Cup. The Coffs Harbour-based Minter said the Taree Cup was secondary in his original thoughts for his in-form six-year-old who is chasing a hat trick of wins. “He went to Brisbane […]

     
  • Zanbagh starts on Caulfield Cup path

    Australian Horse Racing August 22, 2014 1:00 pm

    There will be mixed emotions for Patrick Payne if he can carry on the work of the late Guy Walter and win a significant race with Zanbagh this spring. During his successful career in the saddle, Payne rode feature race winners for Walter, most notably three Group Ones on champion […]

     
  • Tambo’s Jewel to target Gun Case

    Australian Horse Racing August 22, 2014 12:42 pm

    Consistent mare Tambo’s Jewel will be ridden closer to the pace in a bid to burst the bubble of boom galloper Gun Case at Doomben on Saturday. The Liam Birchley-trained Gun Case, who has had just two starts for an unlucky fifth at Rosehill in March and a win in […]

     
  • Tapestry upsets Taghrooda in Group One

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:30 am

    Tapestry has ended the unbeaten streak of Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks. After Taghrooda’s performances in the English Oaks and the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the latest Group One was expected to be little more than a warm-up for a probable challenge for the Prix de l’Arc […]

     
  • Jockey Jamie Spencer announces retirement

    International Horse Racing August 22, 2014 9:00 am

    Dual British champion Jamie Spencer will retire from riding at the end of the season to take up a position with Qatar Racing. The 34-year-old is currently the retained rider for the powerful operation but will work closely alongside Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and his bloodstock advisor David Redvers providing […]

     
  • Racing mourns trainer Erwin Takacs

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

    Kembla Grange trainer Erwin Takacs has died, seven months after he is believed to have been injured in a tragic accident. The 64-year-old was found unconscious in January when it is thought he may have suffered a blow to the head from a horse using the swimming pool at Kembla […]

     
  • Valley return unclear for import St Jean

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 5:36 pm

    Trainer Aaron Purcell will play a waiting game with import St Jean who is in danger of missing a start at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Get a $250 FREE BET on any race at Moonee Valley on Saturday at Sportsbet.com.au St Jean is second emergency for the Sportingbet Handicap (1500m) […]

     
  • Mr Chard wins as La Amistad impresses

    Australian Horse Racing August 21, 2014 5:12 pm

    It takes a lot in racing to upstage a comeback winner yet that is what happened to Mr Chard in the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury on Thursday. Mr Chard has been robbed of his best years on the racetrack because of suspensory injuries and he left trainer Tony McEvoy […]

     
 
 
 
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