• Less Is More poised deliver in Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 19, 2012 2:51 pm

    His physique is more like that of a sprinter-miler but import Less Is More will be out to convince trainer David Vandyke he is a stayer to be reckoned with at Randwick on Saturday. Less Is More, who like the past two Melbourne Cup winners hails from France, puts Melbourne [...]

  • Howmuchdoyouloveme ready for biggest test

    Australian Horse Racing October 19, 2012 2:42 pm

    Exactly one year ago, Con Karakatsanis labelled Howmuchdoyouloveme potentially as good as anything he had trained following a debut win in a midweek race in Sydney. And now, as the lightly-raced galloper prepares to make his first appearance on the big stage at Melbourne’s spring carnival, Karakatsanis has no reason [...]

  • Jakkalberry adds Italian flavour to Caulfield Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 19, 2012 2:24 pm

    Darren Dance needed persistence, foresight and a large bundle of cash to purchase the Italian horse he hopes will make his name in Australian racing. Fortunately he had plenty of the first two and enough of the third to clinch the deal. Dance is now cautiously optimistic that the rewards [...]

  • Victoria Derby hopefuls set to clash at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing October 19, 2012 2:09 pm

    Victoria Derby aspirant Jimando’s enthusiasm for an increased workload has trainer Tony McEvoy excited going into Saturday’s Norman Robinson Stakes. The Group Three race at Caulfield will give McEvoy a better guide on Jimando’s Derby claims as he’ll have a rematch with Philippi and Hvasstan who beat him last start [...]

  • Nicholls harbours doubts over Kauto Star

    International Horse Racing October 19, 2012 11:42 am

    Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has admitted he is “not as keen as he was” to continue the amazing career of Kauto Star. The 12-year-old bounced back to his brilliant best last season to win a fourth Betfair Chase and a record-breaking fifth King George VI Chase. He then suffered a [...]

  • Frankel heroics a genuine tonic: Cecil

    International Horse Racing October 19, 2012 11:30 am

    Sir Henry Cecil credits the “inspiration” of Frankel with helping him in his ongoing battle against illness. Cecil’s career hit a low point in 2005 when he saddled only 12 winners, but the victory of Light Shift in the 2007 Oaks signalled a return to the big time. The winners [...]

  • Heavy ground a worry for Frankel farewell

    International Horse Racing October 19, 2012 11:21 am

    Sir Henry Cecil has admitted Frankel will be heading into the unknown in Saturday’s Qipco Champion Stakes if the ground turns heavy. Ascot has been hit by consistent rain in the build-up to Champions Day and following another five millimetres overnight, clerk of the course Chris Stickels has mentioned the [...]

  • Caulfield Cup 2012 runner analyses

    Australian Horse Racing October 19, 2012 10:35 am

    We take a look at each of the runners in tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup including there trainer, jockey and breeding plus a small snippet about each horses chances. Americain Americain trained by¬†Alain de Royer Dupre in France is the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner. He will be having his first start in [...]

  • Star-studded nominations for Geelong Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 18, 2012 6:06 pm

    The Geelong Cup has emerged as an all-important Melbourne Cup guide and this year’s renewal looks like being no exception with a star-studded list of nominations for the $300,000 feature. There were 23 horses nominated on Thursday for next week’s Group Three Geelong Cup (2400m), a race which has provided [...]

  • Southern Speed capable of Caulfield Cup defence

    Australian Horse Racing October 18, 2012 5:36 pm

    Caulfield Cup defending champion Southern Speed is in better form than at this time last year according to trainer Leon Macdonald, but a final decision on whether she runs will not be made until Friday. Barrier 14 could be the stumbling block to Southern Speed becoming the first mare to [...]

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