• Rebel Dane ready to put bite on WFA rivals

    Australian Horse Racing August 8, 2014 2:54 pm

    Defending the weight-for-age record of Rebel Dane might be easier for Gary Portelli than giving the Missile Stakes favourite the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the horse’s demeanour. Rebel Dane returns against a field of genuine spring aspirants on Saturday, and while Portelli has had misgivings about […]

  • Mr Chard continues comeback at Flemington

    Australian Horse Racing August 8, 2014 1:54 pm

    Tony McEvoy is convinced recent stable acquisition Mr Chard is capable of returning to stakes winning form in his latest comeback from injury. McEvoy will start Mr Chard in Saturday’s Group Three Aurie’s Star Handicap, the entire’s second start since he spent 71 weeks off the scene because of suspensory […]

  • Colts need to lift starting with Rosebud

    Australian Horse Racing August 8, 2014 1:36 pm

    The colts have a lot of ground to make up on the fillies in their three-year-old season. That’s the view of leading trainer Peter Moody ahead of three-year-old colt Better Land’s first attempt at stakes racing in Saturday’s Listed The Rosebud (1200m) at Randwick. “The two-year-old form suggests the colts […]

  • Berry to start spring carnival on a high

    Australian Horse Racing August 8, 2014 1:24 pm

    The most anticipated spring of Tommy Berry’s career could arrive early with a stakes double at Randwick on Saturday. Berry is the envy of jockeys’ room with his spring book which includes the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup favourite The Offer and the Cox Plate market leader Carlton House. He […]

  • Hong Kong’s Leung to make Randwick debut

    Australian Horse Racing August 8, 2014 12:24 pm

    There will be a new face in the Sydney jockeys’ room on Saturday when Hong Kong’s Derek Leung takes two rides at Randwick. Leung came to Australia for a working holiday with Gai Waterhouse when the Hong Kong season ended in July. He has been riding trackwork four to five […]

  • Plunge horse ready for step up in class

    Australian Horse Racing August 8, 2014 12:18 pm

    Trainer Michael Nolan is hoping promising three-year-old Upstart Pride will be much easier on his nerves when the gelding races for the second time at Eagle Farm. Upstart Pride created a huge impression when he landed a plunge to win his debut at an Eagle Farm midweek meeting last month. […]

  • Boban NSW Horse of the Year

    Australian Horse Racing August 7, 2014 9:00 pm

    Boban’s rise from restricted class galloper to triple Group One winner has earned him the title of NSW Horse of the Year for the 2013/14 season. Trained by Chris Waller and ridden to wins in the Epsom Handicap, Emirates Stakes and Chipping Norton Stakes by Glyn Schofield, Boban will be […]

  • Thompson stars again, this time at Coffs

    Australian Horse Racing August 7, 2014 4:48 pm

    Robert Thompson’s remarkable year got even better on Thursday when he combined with trainer Ross Stitt to win the Coffs Harbour Cup aboard Southern Shimmer. In the past few months Thompson has passed a milestone 4000 career-winners, won the Jungle Juice Cup for a record 10th time and claimed his […]

  • Australia headlines $2.37m Champion Stakes

    International Horse Racing August 7, 2014 4:18 pm

    Australia, Cirrus Des Aigles and Taghrooda feature among a stellar list of 37 entries for the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October. With a total prize fund of STG1.3 million ($A2.37 million), the prestigious event is the richest mile-and-a quarter race in Europe. Cirrus Des Aigles is set for his […]

  • Coram out to confirm Golden Rose ambitions

    Australian Horse Racing August 7, 2014 3:36 pm

    Leading Golden Rose fancies will clash in Sydney on Saturday but trainer Troy Corstens is hoping Coram emerges as a contender for the $1 million race when he runs in Melbourne. Corstens was relieved to see Coram resume with a six-length win at Geelong last month in the three-year-old’s first […]

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