• Frankel facing biggest test in last race

    International Horse Racing October 16, 2012 8:39 am

    Frankel will have to overcome his biggest test in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday if he is to retire unbeaten in 14 races, the racing manager for owner Prince Khalid Abdullah says. Teddy Grimthorpe was speaking after the latest forfeit stage left just seven rivals to oppose the [...]

  • Hughes joy at magnificent seven

    International Horse Racing October 16, 2012 8:36 am

    Richard Hughes has become just the second jockey in Britain to ride seven winners on a program in a remarkable afternoon at Windsor. Hughes, who virtually sealed the champion jockey title with his efforts, emulated Frankie Dettori’s famous feat at Ascot in 1996 just a year after threatening to quit [...]

  • Ironstein out of running for Caulfield Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 15, 2012 5:48 pm

    Ironstein will not be an acceptor for the Caulfield Cup, removing one obstacle for the committee of the Melbourne Racing Club which will have to decide the final two places in the 18-horse field. Alcopop, Moudre, Sabrage and Tanby are among horses jostling for positions in the field which will [...]

  • Caulfield Guineas winner not certain to run in Cox Plate

    Australian Horse Racing October 15, 2012 5:36 pm

    Caulfield Guineas winner All Too Hard is not yet a certain runner in the Cox Plate with connections warning he could miss the race. Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said there was “every chance” the colt would run in the country’s supreme weight-for-age test, but cautioned supporters to wait until a decision [...]

  • Fringe Melbourne Cup horses in moment of truth

    Australian Horse Racing October 15, 2012 4:51 pm

    Six horses struggling for traction in the Melbourne Cup order of entry could have their fate decided away from the main spring carnival arena this weekend. The City Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) at Randwick hardly registers on the spring racing radar of the major Cups contenders but it can provide [...]

  • Dunaden behind time but can win Caulfield Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 15, 2012 4:30 pm

    Melbourne Cup champion Dunaden is almost a week behind schedule in his preparation for Saturday’s Group One Caulfield Cup, but his trainer and jockey believe he can still win the race. Jockey Craig Williams rode Dunaden in his final Cup gallop at Werribee on Monday, declaring the horse to be [...]

  • Barrier blow for Dear Demi in Thousand Guineas

    Australian Horse Racing October 15, 2012 4:09 pm

    Clarry Conners’ delight at Dear Demi’s early morning workout at Caulfield on Monday was tempered a few hours later when the filly drew the outside gate for the Thousand Guineas. A field of 16 plus two emergencies was declared for Wednesday’s Group One feature at Caulfield with first reserve Meditrina [...]

  • Joshua Tree wins Woodbine International

    International Horse Racing October 15, 2012 1:21 pm

    Trainer Marco Botti has won the Canadian International with Joshua Tree at Woodbine just days before he has his first Australian runner Jakkalberry in the Caulfield Cup. Frankie Dettori gave Joshua Tree a stunning ride from the front to land the Canadian International, leading home the James Fanshawe-trained Dandino for [...]

  • Owner replaces Damien Oliver in Caulfield Cup

    Australian Horse Racing October 15, 2012 10:12 am

    The latest racehorse owner to dump jockey Damien Oliver says he merely made the best decision he could for his horse. Terry Henderson, who operates the OTI ownership syndicate with former Test cricketer Simon O’Donnell, confirmed Oliver had been replaced by Corey Brown on his Caulfield Cup entrant My Quest [...]

  • Famous Seamus to step up at Randwick

    Australian Horse Racing October 14, 2012 5:54 pm

    For trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith there will never be another horse as good as Landsighting but Famous Seamus is challenging for second position. As well as Landsighting, winner of the Stradbroke Handicap in 2000, Mayfield-Smith has trained In Top Swing and Angst to Group One victories. So far a second to [...]

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