• Are You Sure ready to step up: trainer

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 1:48 pm

    Training racehorses is a hobby for Cameron Crockett but it is a pastime that could be rewarded with a city victory at Canterbury on Wednesday. Mudgee-based Crockett is bringing in-form Are You Sure to Sydney, confident the enigmatic six-year-old, with Nash Rawiller on board, will not find a more winnable [...]

  • Coffey lands another city double

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 5:42 pm

    Harry Coffey’s third city double in the past month has boosted his chances of winning this season’s Melbourne apprentices’ premiership. Coffey notched his 20th Melbourne city winner for the season when he brought up his double at Caulfield on Monday on the Darren Weir-trained Tooleybuc Kid in the Mistable Handicap [...]

  • Snowden produces two winners at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 5:18 pm

    Outgoing Darley trainer Peter Snowden sent Sarajevo out for the first and last time with the desired result when the colt scored an impressive win at Randwick. The race plan was cancelled when he was shuffled back early but the two-year-old lived up to his $2.10 favouritism and his trainer’s [...]

  • Williams going for gold in St Leger

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 5:18 pm

    Craig Williams was the punters’ pin-up at last year’s Anzac Day meeting at Flemington. Williams won all four legs of the quadrella in a display that included victory in the Listed VRC St Leger aboard the Gai Waterhouse-trained Hippopus. In this year’s St Leger on Friday, Williams will ride Honey [...]

  • Allen, Griffiths chase biggest win in Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 4:54 pm

    Matthew Allen took his chance on Girl In Flight last start, creating the opportunity to realise a dream 20 years in the making. Allen rides the Robbie Griffiths-trained filly in Saturday’s Australasian Oaks at Morphettville as both jockey and trainer aim for their first Group One win. Ryan Maloney had [...]

  • Rebel Dane on All Aged mission

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 4:48 pm

    Gary Portelli admits it took Rebel Dane a couple of days to recover from his meeting with star sprinter Lankan Rupee and is happy the Mick Price-trained gelding has gone for a spell. Rebel Dane chased Lankan Rupee home in the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last [...]

  • Black Caviar’s sister wins at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 4:00 pm

    A patient approach with Black Caviar’s half-sister Belle Couture has reaped its first reward with the valuable filly scoring an impressive win at Caulfield. The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old won in a manner suggesting there were better things in store for the daughter of Redoute’s Choice out of the brilliant producer [...]

  • Scratch Me Lucky seeking Champagne jackpot

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 3:18 pm

    Paul Perry will be out to turn the tables on training rival Gerald Ryan with Scratch Me Lucky in the Group One Champagne Stakes. The colt has been beaten by Ryan-trained two-year-olds at his past two starts when second to Bachman in the Group Three Schweppervescence and second again in [...]

  • Platelet jockey search resumes

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 2:48 pm

    The Sportingbet Classic ride on Platelet appears to be a poisoned chalice. Damian Lane was the original choice but stewards suspended him for 24 meetings for careless riding at Saturday’s Caulfield meeting. Connections then booked Michelle Payne to partner Platelet in her bid for back-to-back wins in the Group One [...]

  • It’s A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

    Australian Horse Racing April 21, 2014 2:06 pm

    It’s A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot. The four-year-old retires to Arrowfield Stud as the winner of 10 races, six at Group One level including Saturday’s $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Managing owner John Messara said the horse had nothing [...]

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