• Blinkers go on Unencumbered in Slipper

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 5:00 pm

    Unencumbered will wear blinkers for the first time in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill. Trainer Bjorn Baker has worked Unencumbered in blinkers since his second to Ghibellines in the Todman Stakes. Unencumbered pleased his Golden Slipper jockey Craig Williams with his last piece of serious work before Saturday’s race at [...]

  • Nathan Berry suffers illness complications

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 4:48 pm

    Arrangements are being made to bring seriously ill jockey Nathan Berry home to Sydney from Singapore. Berry has been in a Singapore hospital for two weeks after collapsing at trackwork at Kranji where he had just begun a four-month riding contract. He was first diagnosed with suspected viral encephalitis and [...]

  • Earthquake draws wide in Golden Slipper

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 4:18 pm

    Kerrin McEvoy’s chances of winning the Golden Slipper on Earthquake have taken a slight downturn with barrier 13 but the jockey is confident she has the talent to overcome it. Injury robbed McEvoy of the filly’s first Group One win in the Blue Diamond Stakes in which Damian Browne proved [...]

  • Queanbeyan trainer chases first city win

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 3:42 pm

    At first it was a cab driver from Queanbeyan who rode his luck to the top of the racing game. And now it is a concrete renderer who is latest part-time trainer from the southern NSW town hoping to make a name for himself with a small team of racehorses. [...]

  • OIympic Anthem spearheads Heathcote charge

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 3:06 pm

    Trainer Robert Heathcote is ready to roll out more big guns in his quest to retain the Brisbane premiership and have a major winter carnival impact. Heathcote is third in the trainers’ premiership on 31-1/2 wins behind Tony Gollan on 36 and Matt Dunn on 35. Heathcote trialled his promising [...]

  • Platelet’s sister ready for Sandown test

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 2:48 pm

    Three-year-old filly Intravenous is already one step ahead of her Group One-winning sibling Platelet. Platelet ran second on debut at Echuca but Intravenous was a smart first-up winner at Donald, leaving her one-up on her half-sister. However, the Darren Weir stable insists that is where the similarities end. “Intravenous is [...]

  • Earthquake draws out in G1 Golden Slipper

    Australian Horse Racing April 1, 2014 12:36 pm

    Golden Slipper favourite Earthquake has drawn a wide gate for the $3.5 million race. One of three runners for Darley Australia, Earthquake came up with barrier 13 in the 16-horse field at Rosehill on Saturday. The Blue Diamond Stakes winner will move in one stall if the first reserve Scratch [...]

  • Big guns stand ground for National

    International Horse Racing April 1, 2014 8:54 am

    Tidal Bay remains at the summit of the weights for the Grand National at Aintree with 65 horses are still in contention. Paul Nicholls’ popular veteran has had Saturday’s race as his aim since finishing second in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown in February. Tidal Bay, who unseated his [...]

  • Trainer John Sadler returns to Aquanita

    Australian Horse Racing March 31, 2014 6:30 pm

    John Sadler is leaving Malua Racing to rejoin Aquanita at Caulfield as he takes a change in direction with his training career. In recent years Sadler has been the head trainer for the Malua Racing venture at Flemington alongside general manager Troy Corstens. But after a recent battle with depression [...]

  • Modoc sneaks into Golden Slipper field

    Australian Horse Racing March 31, 2014 6:00 pm

    London Lolly will not be a runner in the Golden Slipper opening the door for Modoc to gain a start in Saturday’s $3.5 million race. Hawkes Racing announced on Monday that London Lolly would not be asked to back up seven days after her stakes win in Adelaide, leaving Modoc [...]

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