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  • Side Glance after second Aust G1 in Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 22, 2014 2:00 pm

    The well-travelled Side Glance is being overlooked in the Cox Plate but the person closest to him in Australia believes he is poised to run better than his odds suggest. The Andrew Balding-trained Side Glance finished sixth in last year’s Cox Plate in his introduction to Australian racing and backed […]

     
  • Long-term concerns for first-up Love Rocks

    Australian Horse Racing October 22, 2014 12:27 pm

    Toowoomba trainer Steve Tregea hopes Love Rocks won’t be weighted out of Queensland racing if he wins first-up at Doomben. Love Rocks will be having his first start since winning the Listed Lough Neagh Stakes in December when he tackles the Caitlin Forrest Memorial Handicap (1110m) on Saturday. The gelding […]

     
  • BHA moves to address small fields

    Australian Horse Racing October 22, 2014 9:42 am

    A number of all-weather and National Hunt races will be removed from the British racing program in a bid to address small fields. The British Horseracing Authority will scrap around 70 races on artificial surfaces which will be offset by nine additional all-weather twilight fixtures between September and October when […]

     
  • Richard Hughes to claim third riding title

    International Horse Racing October 22, 2014 7:48 am

    Richard Hughes is poised to be crowned champion British jockey for a third time in the absence of Ryan Moore who is chasing prizes around the world including Australia. Moore, the winner of Sunday’s Canadian International on Hillstar, will not ride in Britain again this season. He will be aboard […]

     
  • Mackinnon Stakes likely for Mourinho

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2014 6:06 pm

    Mourinho is likely to get his Group One chance in the Mackinnon Stakes after connections’ hopes of a Cox Plate start fell flat. The Moonee Valley Racing Club committee used its discretion to leave Mourinho out of Saturday’s Cox Plate when it decided the capacity 14-horse field after 16 acceptances […]

     
  • Bowman to return on Melbourne Cup day

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2014 5:48 pm

    Hugh Bowman is free to ride Irish visitor Mutual Regard in the Melbourne Cup after having a lengthy suspension reduced on appeal. Bowman was outed for 20 meetings after he was found guilty of an improper riding charge in Saturday’s Caulfield Classic. He accepted the improper riding charge but appealed […]

     
  • Buffering primed for G1 Manikato defence

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2014 5:48 pm

    Robert Heathcote is convinced the Manikato Stakes barrier draw has played out in favour of his defending champion Buffering. But the Queensland trainer still rates Lankan Rupee as the horse to beat and is surprised Sydney sprinter Terravista is the early favourite. Buffering returned to winning form with his first-up […]

     
  • Racing industry to farewell fallen jockeys

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2014 5:15 pm

    Family, friends, jockeys and punters will remember two fallen jockeys at their funerals this week. Queensland rider Carly-Mae Pye, 26, died last Tuesday from injuries she suffered in a trackwork fall in Rockhampton. South Australian apprentice Caitlin Forrest, 19, died in hospital last Thursday after a four-horse fall at Murray […]

     
  • Fawkner remains Plate favourite after draw

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2014 4:45 pm

    The horse that gave Lloyd Williams his first Caulfield Cup remains a solid favourite to break the prominent owner’s Cox Plate hoodoo. Fawkner has drawn perfectly in barrier four for Saturday’s $3 million weight-for-age feature at Moonee Valley to confirm his position as the horse to beat. Williams had never […]

     
  • Schofield hoping for second Plate success

    Australian Horse Racing October 21, 2014 4:36 pm

    Chad Schofield played his part in a Cox Plate upset last year and the young jockey is convinced he can do it again. The Godolphin colt Sweynesse has been included at the club’s discretion in the capacity 14-horse field for Saturday’s $3 million weight-for-age race, paving the way for Schofield […]

     
 
 
 
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