• Kencella ready for Carlyon Stakes return

    Australian Horse Racing August 19, 2014 5:00 pm

    A pleasing gallop at Moonee Valley from Kencella has the talented sprinter on target for his first-up assignment in the Carlyon Stakes. The former John O’Shea-trained speedster makes his debut for the Chris Waller stable in Saturday’s 1000-metre Listed race where his opposition is set to include classy sprinter Villa […]

  • Stitch Me Up on trial for spring missions

    Australian Horse Racing August 19, 2014 2:18 pm

    The untapped potential of lightly raced Stitch Me Up is what trainer Shane Nichols is excited about heading into Wednesday’s Sandown meeting. Stitch Me Up will chase back-to-back midweek city wins in The Cove Hotel Handicap (1400m) and Nichols hopes it can be a stepping stone to bigger targets later […]

  • Sultry Feeling poised for midweek return

    Australian Horse Racing August 19, 2014 2:18 pm

    Leilani Lodge is missing top mare Norzita from its spring team but James Cummings expects at least two horses to go some way towards covering for her loss. One of them, Hallowed Crown, is entered for Saturday’s Up and Coming Stakes. And the other, Sultry Feeling, is tipped to go […]

  • Syndicator fined $20k for improper conduct

    Australian Horse Racing August 19, 2014 12:24 pm

    Racehorse syndicators Dean and Adam Watt have been fined $20,000 after a stewards’ inquiry found they registered website domain names designed to mislead visitors. Found guilty of improper conduct at a Racing NSW stewards’ hearing earlier this month, the Watts have lodged an appeal against the findings that they registered […]

  • Lankan Rupee team happy with barrier trial

    Australian Horse Racing August 19, 2014 11:18 am

    A campaign that holds great expectations for Lankan Rupee has started with a pleasing barrier trial at Cranbourne. Even though Lankan Rupee was beaten, both trainer Mick Price and jockey Craig Newitt gave the triple Group One winner their seal of approval after the hit-out on rain-affected ground. In his […]

  • Aidan O’Brien cautious about Australia

    Australian Horse Racing August 19, 2014 10:06 am

    Trainer Aidan O’Brien has issued concerns over the fitness of Australia as the dual Derby winner is pitched into all-aged competition for the first time in the Juddmonte International. Since being narrowly beaten into third by Night Of Thunder and Kingman in the 2000 Guineas, the son of Galileo and […]

  • McEvoy keen to test Affirmation

    Australian Horse Racing August 18, 2014 6:42 pm

    Tony McEvoy is keen for Affirmation to have a decent hit-out on Tuesday morning ahead of the Up And Coming Stakes and hopes wet weather doesn’t foil his plans. An impressive last-start winner over 1400m at Caulfield, Affirmation is one of 13 nominations for Saturday’s Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) […]

  • Trainer Wellbeing Program announced

    Australian Horse Racing August 18, 2014 6:36 pm

    Victorian racing officials have joined with mental health organisation beyondblue to launch a program aimed at addressing mental and physical problems faced by trainers. Pilot workshops for the Wellbeing Program will focus on mental health. Racing Victoria and the Australian Trainers’ Association have engaged beyondblue to run the four workshops […]

  • Wet weather interrupts trial program

    Australian Horse Racing August 18, 2014 6:24 pm

    The onset of rain in Sydney has caused a hiccup in the preparations of some of Gerald Ryan’s new season three-year-olds. Barrier trials at Rosehill were abandoned on Monday due to the wet and three of the stable’s spring Group One hopefuls, Peggy Jean, Charlie Boy and Bachman, will now […]

  • Stewards fail to sustain Callaughan charge

    Australian Horse Racing August 18, 2014 5:30 pm

    Stewards have dropped conduct charges against popular Goulburn trainer Ken Callaughan for his public remarks over changes to race dates at his home track. South East Racing Association stewards reconvened an inquiry on Monday into the comments attributed to Callaughan in the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. Callaughan voiced his view […]

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