• Famous Seamus heads north for drier ground

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2014 1:42 pm

    The promise of a dry track will lure Famous Seamus away from the last day of the Sydney autumn carnival to tackle the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith’s decision to head north means Famous Seamus will take a weight-for-age route to the Group [...]

  • Eleven sprinters accept for G1 All Aged

    Australian Horse Racing April 23, 2014 11:36 am

    A field of 11, including two horses who have also accepted for interstate races, has been declared for the Group One All Aged Stakes at Randwick. The $400,000 race on Saturday has attracted six Group One winners but one of them, top sprinting mare Snitzerland, could head north after she [...]

  • Rizeena delights in pre-Guineas workout

    International Horse Racing April 23, 2014 8:18 am

    Veteran English trainer Clive Brittain has a third 1000 Guineas firmly in his sights after pre-post favourite Rizeena came through her latest work-out with flying colours. The 79-year-old is confident Rizeena can join Pebbles (1984) and Sayyedati (1993) on the fillies’ Classic honour roll. Her gallop on the Polytrack at [...]

  • Waldpark from near death to Flemington

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 6:06 pm

    The fact German galloper Waldpark is even running at Flemington on Anzac Day is a testament to the team effort that saved his life. Waldpark ran European star Novellist to a head in his homeland before struggling in his four Australian runs but worse was to follow for the entire. [...]

  • Arabian Gold back to best for Packer Plate

    Australian Horse Racing April 22, 2014 6:00 pm

    The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was run and won without Arabian Gold and trainer David Vandyke has no regrets over the decision keep her at home. The filly was among original entries for Saturday’s $4 million weight-for-age race but her exertions to win the Adrian Knox Stakes seven days earlier confirmed [...]

  • 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 [...]

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