• Snitzerland is up to the Challenge

    Australian Horse Racing March 12, 2013 1:48 pm

    Triple Group One winner Hay List will add considerable depth to Saturday’s Challenge Stakes after being a late addition to the Group Two sprint. Trainer John McNair admitted it was probably his mistake Hay List was not among original nominations but with entries left open, he was added to the […]

  • Rebel Dane on target for Randwick Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing March 12, 2013 1:12 pm

    A sparkling work-out by Rebel Dane at Warwick Farm on Tuesday has reinforced trainer Gary Portelli’s confidence heading into the Randwick Guineas. The colt made the leap into elite company in the Group Two Hobartville Stakes when he ran Pierro to a short head and the winner’s absence from the […]

  • Good Ba Ba to mix it with Black Caviar

    Australian Horse Racing March 12, 2013 1:00 pm

    Australia’s Horse of the Year Black Caviar will be confronted with another national champion when she makes her Melbourne farewell later this month. Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy plans to run his former Hong Kong star Good Ba Ba against Black Caviar in the William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on […]

  • Cheltenham to go ahead despite big freeze

    International Horse Racing March 12, 2013 7:00 am

    Cheltenham clerk of the course Simon Claisse is satisfied the famous jumps Festival can go ahead without a hitch, despite a freezing cold Monday in the Cotswolds. The whole of the Old Course (used for the first two days of the meeting), the New Course (for the second half) and […]

  • Quevega on brink of Cheltenham history

    International Horse Racing March 12, 2013 6:54 am

    Irish trainer Willie Mullins believes Quevega could be even better than last year as she bids for her own piece of history on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. The nine-year-old lines up in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT), a race she will be trying to […]

  • Another Mark Kavanagh star set to shine

    Australian Horse Racing March 11, 2013 6:06 pm

    Having produced Super Cool to win the Australian Cup on Saturday, trainer Mark Kavanagh will set another of his outstanding three-year-olds on the road to the country’s most coveted blue riband when Sheer Talent runs at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Kavanagh said that despite Super Cool having run second […]

  • Norsqui wins the Adelaide Cup

    Australian Horse Racing March 11, 2013 6:00 pm

    Tasmanian stayer Norsqui has fulfilled a long-range plan by veteran trainer Walter McShane to win the Adelaide Cup. McShane targeted the race a year ago after the gelding finished third in the Group Two event, one of the few feature races left in the calendar over the 3200 metres of […]

  • Nash Rawiller to stick with More Joyous

    Australian Horse Racing March 11, 2013 5:36 pm

    Nash Rawiller will honour his commitment to More Joyous in the Canterbury Stakes despite the expected presence of star colt Pierro. Rawiller said he did not have to make a choice between the Gai Waterhouse-trained stablemates having already committed to More Joyous on whom he has won seven Group One […]

  • Habibi to miss NZ Oaks, aims at Sydney

    Australian Horse Racing March 11, 2013 5:18 pm

    Star New Zealand filly Habibi is set to take on leading Australian filly Dear Demi in Sydney after her connections decided against contesting the most important fillies race in her home country. Habibi was being considered for the New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on Saturday after her New Zealand […]

  • Puissance De Lune on ice till spring

    Australian Horse Racing March 11, 2013 4:36 pm

    Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune has had his day out for this autumn and won’t be seen again until the spring. Trainer Darren Weir said Puissance De Lune had come through his shared win in the Blamey Stakes at Flemington in good order, but connections would stick to their […]

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