• Girl In Flight heads Adelaide Oaks betting

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 5:12 pm

    Victorian fillies Girl In Flight, May’s Dream and Scratchy Bottom dominate betting on the $400,000 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on Saturday. The trio are the only runners under double figures in first markets with Girl In Flight ($4) shading May’s Dream for favouritism ($4.20). Both will have to overcome wide [...]

  • Australian track ratings receive makeover

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 3:54 pm

    New terminology used to describe track ratings for Australian racecourses will be introduced later this year. In an Australian Racing Board move designed to put the system of racetrack ratings into layman’s terms, traditional descriptions such as fast, dead and slow will be removed from the racing vernacular. In their [...]

  • Pride double-handed in All Aged Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 3:24 pm

    When Joe Pride took over the training of Steps In Time his mission was to get a Group One win for the mare in her final racing campaign. Pride fulfilled the brief in the Coolmore Classic and is now aiming to further enhance her pedigree page with another Group One [...]

  • Rawiller on Platelet in G1 Robert Sangster

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 3:12 pm

    Brad Rawiller will be the new jockey for Robert Sangster Stakes favourite Platelet, ending an eventful sequence of rider switches on the top sprinter. Rawiller became the third jockey engaged to ride Platelet in the Morphetville Group One race on Saturday when his booking was confirmed on Tuesday. Damian Lane [...]

  • Pateman promises to address weight issues

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 2:00 pm

    Star jumps jockey Steven Pateman expects to sort out his weight problems in time for next week’s three-day Warrnambool jumps carnival. Pateman’s troubles began when Victorian stewards banned him from accepting rides below 67.5kg after the jockey committed his 32nd weight-related offence when he gave up the mount on Palmero [...]

  • 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 [...]

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