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  • Pinwheel to show class in Australia Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 4:30 pm

    Pinwheel has raced in many places but he will be in new surroundings on Friday night to chase another weight-for-age victory. The winner of over $1.1 million prize money from his 36 starts, the well-travelled gelding will line up at Moonee Valley for the first time in the Group Two […]

     
  • Police reject racing squad call

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 4:15 pm

    Victoria Police have dismissed one of the central recommendations made in a report on race-fixing by Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner. Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton said the report’s call for the return of the police racing squad couldn’t be justified and seemed to be at odds with the findings of integrity […]

     
  • High hopes for Ocean Park half-brother

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 3:30 pm

    A half brother to Cox Plate winner Ocean Park is expected to be among the highlights at next week’s Karaka Yearling Premier Sale. Ocean Park was keenly sought as a yearling three years ago and sold for $150,000 at the second-tier Select Sale at Karaka, and Trelawny Stud’s managing director […]

     
  • Racing for a younger crowd

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 2:30 pm

    The racing industry has been looking for ways to embrace its next generation, and a core group of young enthusiasts are leading the way. Established last September, the Young Professionals in Racing (YPR) group has enjoyed a rapid rise as it seeks to bring young people closer to the sport […]

     
  • Inquiry says Vic racing clean

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 2:15 pm

    Horse racing in Victoria is not endemically crooked, but the investigative powers of those policing it still need to be drastically increased, according to the state’s racing integrity commissioner. While it found no evidence of “systemic race-fixing”, integrity commissioner Sal Perna said his inquiry was severely hamstrung by legislative and […]

     
  • No systemic racing corruption: Vic inquiry

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 11:15 am

    A six-month inquiry into Victoria’s racing industry has found no evidence of systemic corruption. Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna said his investigations led to a number of inquiries, but only one has resulted in a prosecution. “Based on current evidence, race fixing is not a systemic issue in Victoria,” Mr […]

     
  • Minaj out of Karaka Million

    Australian Horse Racing January 23, 2013 10:00 am

    Anthony Freedman’s hopes of a second Karaka Million victory have been dashed with Minaj scratched from Sunday’s feature at Ellerslie in Auckland. Freedman announced on Twitter that Minaj had a temperature on Wednesday morning. “Unfortunately Minaj has spiked a temperature and is out of Karaka Million very disappointing for all […]

     
  • Cheltenham strives to save Trials

    International Horse Racing January 23, 2013 9:30 am

    Cheltenham’s big Festival Trials Day on Saturday could be run 24 hours later if the meeting is abandoned. Ground staff have been working overtime to shift the snow which fell on top of the frost sheets, which has given course officials renewed hope of the fixture going ahead. However, more […]

     
  • Harry The Viking set for Grand National

    International Horse Racing January 23, 2013 9:15 am

    Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could have a Grand National runner with trainer Paul Nicholls confirming Harry The Viking will be entered for the world’s most famous steeplechase. The eight-year-old was second to Teaforthree at the Cheltenham Festival last March and was last seen finishing ninth in the Hennessy […]

     
  • Ferguson’s horse set for Grand National

    International Horse Racing January 23, 2013 3:30 am

    Alex Ferguson is set to have a runner in the Grand National after trainer Paul Nicholls confirmed he would enter Harry The Viking, part-owned by the Manchester United manager, in the race. The eight-year-old was second to Teaforthree in the four-mile race at the Cheltenham Festival in March last year […]

     
 
 
 
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