• Nicholls keen on Tidal’s National claims

    International Horse Racing February 13, 2013 12:45 pm

    Paul Nicholls could yet bypass the Cheltenham Festival with Tidal Bay in order for him to make it to the Grand National in the best possible shape. The champion trainer finally ended a long quest to win the Aintree showpiece a year ago with Neptune Collonges and he appeared delighted […]

  • Kinane in line for Aintree repeat

    International Horse Racing February 13, 2013 12:30 pm

    Last year’s winner Mick Kinane features among an elite group of ex-jockeys confirmed for the third running of the Aintree Legends Charity Race on Grand National day. The 13-time Irish champion and Melbourne Cup winning jockey partnered the Paul Nicholls-trained American Trilogy to win the one-mile-five-furlong (2600m) contest last April […]

  • Seven to oppose Black Caviar in Lightning Stakes 2013

    Australian Horse Racing February 13, 2013 11:45 am

    Black Caviar will have seven rivals when she returns to racing in Saturday’s Lightning Stakes at Flemington. The Group One sprint has been re-named the Black Caviar Lightning in honour of the unbeaten mare who has won the race for the past two years. The final field of eight includes […]

  • Shoot Out primed for return

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 6:30 pm

    Multiple Group One winner Shoot Out has lost nothing by the washout of Tuesday’s barrier trials at Randwick. Trainer Chris Waller said the gelding had a solid gallop instead and would not contest the rescheduled heats next week. “We found out about five minutes before we were due to go […]

  • Australian Derby prospect Vadashan to be shared

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 5:30 pm

    Racing’s next generation of enthusiasts will have a chance to ride the thrills of part-owning a thoroughbred without the risk after forming a unique partnership with Group One prospect Vadashan. Young Professionals in Racing (YPR) now have a share in Vadashan with Arrowfield Stud, Saeed Naser Al Romaithi, and Renata […]

  • Sacred Falls set for first Sydney start

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 5:30 pm

    The reputation of star New Zealand three-year-old Sacred Falls goes on the line at Rosehill on Saturday. Unbeaten in six starts including the Group One 2000 Guineas, the colt has been transferred from Tony Pike to Chris Waller for his autumn campaign and is one of 12 nominations for the […]

  • Moonee Valley planning for Black Caviar

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 5:15 pm

    If Black Caviar has another run in Melbourne after Saturday’s Lightning Stakes, the Moonee Valley Racing Club will be ready for her. Should the champion mare have another start in Melbourne before her retirement it would almost certainly be in the Group One William Reid Stakes at the Valley on […]

  • Snowden looks at WFA targets for Epaulette

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 5:15 pm

    Trainer Peter Snowden is looking at weight-for-age targets for Group One winner Epaulette who will miss the early part of the Sydney autumn carnival. The Golden Rose winner and Caulfield Guineas placegetter had an early campaign setback which put him behind schedule for his return. Snowden has already ruled out […]

  • Award Season gets a run in Mornington Cup

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 4:15 pm

    A relieved trainer Kris Lees headed to Melbourne on Tuesday in the knowledge Award Season would get the chance to continue his rise in the Australian staying ranks in the Mornington Cup. Newcastle-based Lees has planned to run in-form import Award Season in Wednesday’s $350,000 Mornington Cup (2400m) for more […]

  • Peter Moody looking for Lightning Stakes 2013 trifecta

    Australian Horse Racing February 12, 2013 4:15 pm

    Peter Moody, and just about everyone else, accepts that he will win the first leg of the Flemington Group One sprint double with Black Caviar in Saturday’s Lightning Stakes. But the trainer is also intent on maximising his prospects in the second leg, the Newmarket Handicap. Moody will run his […]

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