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  • Fawkner to cap big week for Williams

    Australian Horse Racing November 9, 2012 3:45 pm

    In an ideal world, Lloyd Williams would race his horses only in Melbourne and only at Flemington. On that score, Emirates Stakes favourite Fawkner is close to being his ideal horse. Fawkner comes to his first Group One race with victories at each of his past four starts, all of [...]

     
  • Gollan hoping for booming Patinack result

    Australian Horse Racing November 9, 2012 3:15 pm

    They are half-brothers, barn mates and travelling companions but on Saturday Temple Of Boom and Spirit Of Boom will be Group One rivals. The Tony Gollan-trained duo will line up in the Patinack Farm Classic down the 1200m straight course at Flemington. Affectionately labelled the `Boom Brothers’ by punters and [...]

     
  • McDonald loses appeal, misses Stakes day

    Australian Horse Racing November 9, 2012 2:00 pm

    James McDonald’s hopes of riding on Emirates Stakes day were dashed on Friday when he failed in his appeal against a careless riding ban from his Melbourne Cup ride. The suspension rules him out of his four rides at Flemington on Saturday including important mounts on Secret Admirer in the [...]

     
  • L’Esprit to make most of second chance

    Australian Horse Racing November 9, 2012 1:00 pm

    It’s been a rocky road to the track for seven-year-old L’Esprit, but trainer Andrew Homann says the fiery gelding is finally delivering on his promise. “He’s by far the best horse I’ve ever put a saddle on,” Homann said. “He might be seven (years old), but in his head he [...]

     
  • Trainer confirms Southern Speed retirement

    Australian Horse Racing November 9, 2012 12:15 pm

    Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed has been retired after an uneasy spring of mixed form and injury. Trainer Leon McDonald said the decision came after a thorough assessment of the damage to the mare’s nearside suspensory ligament that caused her to miss the Melbourne Cup. The daughter of American stallion [...]

     
  • Streama scratched from Emirates Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing November 9, 2012 12:00 pm

    Dual Group One winner Streama has been scratched from Saturday’s Emirates Stakes at Flemington. The Guy Walter-trained mare, withdrawn on veterinary advice, was to have been ridden by leading Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman. Bowman will now switch to the Gwenda Markwell-trained Rolling Pin. The scratching paves the way for first [...]

     
  • Frankel says goodbye to stable life

    International Horse Racing November 9, 2012 11:45 am

    Sir Henry Cecil bade farewell to Frankel as the world’s best racehorse left his Warren Place stable in Newmarket to begin his new career as a stallion. The four-year-old colt made the short journey to his birthplace Banstead Manor Stud where he will take up stallion duties in 2013. “There [...]

     
  • Botti-trained stars for Hong Kong, Japan

    International Horse Racing November 9, 2012 11:30 am

    Marco Botti has his eyes on a big-race double in the Far East with globetrotters Jakkalberry and Joshua Tree. Both horses have done the Newmarket-based trainer proud, with Joshua Tree taking the Canadian International and Jakkalberry faring best of the European raiders in the Melbourne Cup with an excellent third [...]

     
  • Darci Be Good takes out Hawkesbury Cup

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 7:00 pm

    Bede Murray needed to be convinced to start Darci Be Good in Thursday’s Hawkesbury Gold Cup but it proved a wise move as the gelding raced to victory in the Group Three feature. Murray also had World Wide in the $150,000 event and his trainer son Paul had Alma’s Fury, [...]

     
  • Nikolic appeal adjourned

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 6:45 pm

    The fate of jockey Danny Nikolic’s bid to have a two-year ban from racing overturned is unlikely to be known until next month. Nikolic’s appeal hearing against his disqualification before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (VCAT) on Thursday was adjourned until November 28. The rider will then be [...]

     
 
 
 
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