• Gai Waterhouse busy at Magic Millions

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 6:15 pm

    Gai Waterhouse has made her presence felt at the first session of the Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast spending more than $1.4 million on four yearlings by Fastnet Rock. The top Sydney trainer, who has sourced the likes of Golden Slipper winners Pierro, Sebring, Dance Hero and Ha […]

  • Sandown quinella signals big OTI autumn

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 6:15 pm

    A quinella at Sandown on Tuesday made owner Terry Henderson’s day. But for the man who is among Australia’s most prolific thoroughbred importers, it set the scene for what is shaping as a stunning autumn and winter. Henderson’s OTI syndicates have half a dozen top class horses, headed by the […]

  • Gold Coast lifestyle agrees with Novikov

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 6:00 pm

    Bryan Guy enjoys the Gold Coast lifestyle and he thinks it’s had a positive effect on Novikov. Heavily backed to start a $1.70 favourite, Novikov set a class record at his first start in more than a year when he won the Programmed Property Services Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on […]

  • Peter Snowden to take strong team to Gosford

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 5:30 pm

    Peter Snowden will be happy with one feature win at a revamped Gosford Gold Cup meeting but he is a chance to clean sweep Thursday’s three stakes races. The Listed Takeover Target Stakes and Listed Belle Of The Turf Stakes have been added to the Gosford Gold Cup program. Snowden […]

  • Bass Strait to tackle the best in Sydney

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 5:15 pm

    The best two-year-olds proved too good for Bass Strait this time last year. But the passing of time, the acquisition of some better manners and a Sandown victory on Wednesday have encouraged trainer David Hayes to consider tackling this season’s better three-year-olds. Bass Strait had only two runs in his […]

  • Pineapple the start of a fruitful union

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 5:00 pm

    A trip to town for lightly-raced mare Pineapple has been put on the backburner – for now. The four-year-old is an early scratching from the Cloudy Bay Sprint (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday with new trainer Sean McCormick instead favouring an easier task at Canberra a day earlier. Formerly with […]

  • Altonio victory earns Mornington Cup start

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 5:00 pm

    A drop in class encouraged the best from the Pat Carey-trained Altonio at Sandown on Wednesday. And the horse’s win in the Premier Signs Handicap (2400m) duly persuaded Carey to have another crack at a better race. Carey had been aiming Altonio at the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington on […]

  • Peter Snowden makes carnival plans for Knoydart

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 4:45 pm

    Promising colt Knoydart showed why his trainer rated him close to unbeatable at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with a win that promises to be a springboard to autumn carnival targets. It might have only been a midweek maiden but the Peter Snowden-trained colt put his opposition away by five lengths […]

  • Missy Longstocking’s versatility an asset in Magic Millions Classic

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 4:15 pm

    Jockey Damian Browne believes Missy Longstocking’s versatility will be the key to her Magic Millions Classic prospects. While leading fancies Assail and Clevadude have clearly established on-pace racing patterns, Missy Longstocking has shown she is not one-dimensional according to Browne. “With most two-year-olds you’ll find they either want to lead […]

  • Pierro autumn goals unclear: Greg Kolivos

    Australian Horse Racing January 9, 2013 4:00 pm

    The major targets in an autumn campaign for Pierro are undecided, the glamour colt’s owner says. Greg Kolivos said all options – with the exception of an Australian Derby start – remained on the table for the Gai Waterhouse-trained star. “We haven’t locked in a specific program yet,” Kolivos told […]

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