• Munce delighted with Caloundra Cup win

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 4:54 pm

    Champion jockey Chris Munce turned back the clock 20 years with a superb ride to score a “family win” on Brayroan in the Listed Caloundra Cup on Saturday. Brayroan ($17) scored by 2-3/4 lengths to Brave Ali ($4.80) with four lengths to Zennista ($13) in third at the Sunshine Coast. […]

  • Bookies rejoice at Flemington

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 4:24 pm

    The forecast rain failed to eventuate and the punters’ luck dried up after a series of rough results at Flemington. Dry and windy conditions caused the meeting to start on a dead track but stewards saw fit to upgrade the surface after four races on Saturday. The unseasonal good track […]

  • Alma’s Fury too good in the Glasshouse

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 4:06 pm

    A dominant win from Alma’s Fury in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap will see leading trainer Tony Gollan facing some tough decisions when he returns from his honeymoon. Ridden a perfect race by Jim Byrne, Alma’s Fury ($4.60 fav) scored by 1-3/4 lengths to Spitfire Lady ($18) with a head to […]

  • Hopfgarten wins Sunshine Coast Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 3:36 pm

    Hopfgarten saved his trainer Robert Heathcote from more sleepless nights with a win in the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas on Saturday. Hopfgarten won four races in a row earlier this year and Heathcote had to decide whether to set him for the Queensland Derby or shorter races. He opted […]

  • Trip south looming for Miss Cover Girl

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 2:42 pm

    Trainer Kelly Schweida is tempted to abandon his usual policy of chasing QTIS bonus money and head south with unbeaten two-year-old Miss Cover Girl. Schweida has long had a policy of keeping his good two and three-year-olds in Queensland to chase bonuses. However, he was left pondering after Miss Cover […]

  • Caulfield Guineas plans for Zebulon

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 2:18 pm

    Co-trainer Peter Morgan flagged Caulfield Guineas plans for Zebulon after the colt’s stylish Flemington success. Zebulon figured heavily in the stewards’ report on debut at Werribee on June 15 but clear running and a firmer surface helped him to a 1-3/4-length win in the Murray Cox Handicap (1410m) on Saturday. […]

  • Early double to Chris Waller

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 1:54 pm

    A second win from two starts by juvenile Winx is a bonus for a filly whose breeding indicates she will be a much better three-year-old. The first winner of an early race-to-race double for premier trainer Chris Waller at Rosehill on Saturday, Winx ($1.45) overhauled Inz’N’Out ($5) and stretched out […]

  • Little Brown Horse stands tall in Qld

    Australian Horse Racing June 28, 2014 1:48 pm

    Mighty midget Little Brown Horse earned herself a crack at open company with a last-stride win at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Little Brown Horse is one of the smallest horses racing in Queensland at 15.2 hands but few would have a bigger heart. Apprentice Geoff Goold got the best […]

  • Form patterns favour Jimando

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2014 5:24 pm

    If form patterns are any indication, Jimando will win Saturday’s Winter Championship Heat at Flemington at good odds. Jimando’s last two second-up outings have reaped wins over the Flemington 1400m course with bookies offering the generous prices of $12 and $15 in those successes. One part of the equation is […]

  • Diva to be served by Starspangledbanner

    Australian Horse Racing June 27, 2014 4:54 pm

    Triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva has been booked to sire-of-the-moment Starspangledbanner this spring. The mare’s owner Tony Santic bred Starspangledbanner who went on to win Group One races in Australia for a syndicate and in England after being bought by Coolmore. A son of Choisir, Starspangledbanner proved to be […]

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