• Dear Demi wins VRC Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 5:45 pm

    Dear Demi’s road to the Oaks has been full of potholes with the filly the victim of bad barriers, bad luck and bad rides. On Thursday at Flemington, she still had an ordinary barrier but a gem of a ride from Jim Cassidy finally produced the right result for trainer [...]

  • Jim Cassidy wins, John Singleton forgives

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 5:15 pm

    A cheque for $600,000 helped restore an old friendship at Flemington on Thursday. But it didn’t prevent colourful owner John Singleton from telling it like it is. Singleton privately paid out on jockey Jim Cassidy after his ride on Dear Demi in last Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes. After the filly won [...]

  • Ironstein out to defend his crown

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 4:45 pm

    It took a millionaire owner to repel the internationals in the Melbourne Cup and it might take another to do the same in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Lloyd Williams, who built Melbourne’s Crown casino in the early 1990s, kept the Cup in Australia when his stayer Green Moon won on [...]

  • Robert Price pair poised for Warwick Farm

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 4:30 pm

    High maintenance racehorses are Robert Price’s speciality and he will head to Warwick Farm on Saturday with two of them. Price has a knack for managing gallopers with soundness issues, and coaxing the best out of them on race day. He did just that last weekend when Too Hi Tek, [...]

  • Dear Demi wins Crown Oaks

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 4:30 pm

    Jim Cassidy atoned for a couple of luckless rides aboard the Clarry Conners-trained Dear Demi to guide the filly to a resounding victory in the Victoria Oaks at Flemington. Owned by millionaire adman John Singleton, Dear Demi came from well back to storm down the outside and overhaul favourite Zydeco [...]

  • Arinosa stands out among the greys

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 4:00 pm

    It’s worth a fraction of the Melbourne Cup but like the big race, only a select band can run in the spectacle that is the greys only race at the Flemington carnival. On Thursday, the Chris Waller-trained Arinosa lived up to her $3.50 favouritism to take out the $100,000 event [...]

  • Shamal Wind lives up to promise

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 3:45 pm

    Trainer Robert Smerdon knew Shamal Wind had class and ability before she ran at Flemington on Thursday, but he wasn’t sure how much. After her win in the Listed Gucci Stakes (1200m) he remains pleasantly uncertain. “I wasn’t quite sure how good she was,” Smerdon said. “This was her class [...]

  • Reith confident of more Flemington joy

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 3:30 pm

    A breakthrough Group One triumph last weekend has further fuelled jockey Christian Reith’s desire to win another major race at Flemington, this time aboard Tiger Tees. Reith claimed the first Group One success of his career when he guided exciting filly Nechita to a convincing Coolmore Stud Stakes win on [...]

  • Honey Flower wins stakes race

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 3:30 pm

    The famous red and black colours carried by many of Ross McDonald’s former stars were on show with his only runner at Flemington on Thursday, Honey Flower, grabbing a narrow victory in the Listed G H Mumm Stakes. The filly came into the straight 1100m event with a recent win [...]

  • Nikolic hearing continues

    Australian Horse Racing November 8, 2012 2:15 pm

    Victoria Racing chief steward Terry Bailey was close to tears on Thursday as he told a hearing about alleged threats to his family by disqualified jockey Danny Nikolic. Bailey was giving evidence at a Victorian Civil and Administrative (VCAT) hearing of an appeal by Nikolic against a two-year ban from [...]

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