• Glen Boss looking to extend championship lead

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 6:45 pm

    Glen Boss won’t admit to thinking too much about winning his first ever jockey’s championship – but that may be because he doesn’t have to. Boss goes into Wednesday’s Sandown meeting 17 wins clear of reigning titleholder Luke Nolen and with strong prospects of increasing what already looks to be […]

  • Mrs Onassis confirmed for Oakleigh Plate

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 5:45 pm

    An impressive gallop from Mrs Onassis at Rosehill has convinced trainer Gerald Ryan to give the mare her chance in Saturday’s Group One Oakleigh Plate. Ryan had thought about waiting another week or two and bypassing the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) but a decision on that was delayed until after the […]

  • Three jockeys fined for betting offences

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 5:45 pm

    Comeback jockey Michelle Payne has been hit with a $1000 fine over a series of mysterious bets on racing, US basketball and English soccer. Payne is one of three jockeys who pleaded guilty on Tuesday to betting charges resulting from an audit of corporate bookmaking accounts. Racing Victoria stewards also […]

  • Nikolic disqualification reduced on appeal

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 5:30 pm

    Embattled jockey Danny Nikolic has been offered “a way back” from racing exile by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal which has reduced his two-year disqualification. Nikolic, who was banned after being found guilty of threatening and abusing chief steward Terry Bailey, had his penalty varied to a one-year disqualification […]

  • Portelli keeps plans in check for 2YO team

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 5:00 pm

    Trainer Gary Portelli might have a three-year-old in contention for autumn riches but he is taking a more cautious approach with one of his two-year-olds. Portelli’s carnival stocks skyrocketed when Rebel Dane defied a slow tempo to win the Royal Sovereign Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. Rebel Dane’s last-stride win […]

  • Laser Hawk set for Apollo Stakes comeback

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 4:15 pm

    The Rosehill Guineas winner Laser Hawk has been cleared to run in the Apollo Stakes after overcoming a minor hoof problem which threatened to delay a much-anticipated comeback to racing. Laser Hawk worked well enough at Randwick on Tuesday to convince trainer Gai Waterhouse he is ready for a return […]

  • Glass Harmonium on Australian Cup path

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 3:00 pm

    Mike Moroney ran out of time to prepare Glass Harmonium for his initial first-up target but is more than happy to instead send the well-performed galloper into battle in the Group One Futurity Stakes. Moroney was originally looking at Saturday’s Group Two Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield for Glass […]

  • Danny Nikolic ban reduced after Tribunal hearing

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 1:45 pm

    Jockey Danny Nikolic has had a two-year disqualification reduced by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Nikolic had originally been disqualified for two years on two charges relating to threats he made to Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey during a race meeting at Seymour in September. Despite failing in […]

  • Mixed fortunes for Blue Diamond Stakes favourites

    Australian Horse Racing February 19, 2013 12:00 pm

    Blue Diamond Stakes favourites Guelph and Miracles Of Life have met with contrasting barrier draw fortunes for the $1 million race. While unbeaten South Australian filly Miracles Of Life drew the rails, Darley runner Guelph will have to overcome gate 13 to win the Group One at Caulfield on Saturday. […]

  • Nicky Henderson outlines Festival squad

    International Horse Racing February 19, 2013 9:15 am

    Nicky Henderson might publicly admit he does not expect to match last year’s haul of seven Cheltenham Festival winners, but a team of at least 35 from his stable will be doing their best. These include virtually all of his returning heroes, such as Sprinter Sacre, Bobs Worth, Simonsig and […]

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