Horse Racing News

New early spring Flemington race for 2YOs

The Victoria Racing Club has introduced a new early season race for two-year-olds at Flemington over 900m.

Ex-mayor’s breeding dream receives a boost

Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has always wanted to breed a top-class horse and his two-year-old Spurious is taking steps towards that goal.
Jackfrost

Jackfrost retired

Top jumper Jackfrost’s racing career has come to an abrupt end after suffering an injury in Australia. The Brian and Shane Anderton-trained gelding was preparing...
Saone

Lindsey Smith pair to chase bigger targets

A Ballarat synthetic track double for Lindsey Smith might be the launching pad for a spring campaign for Olympic Oath and Saone.

Tasmanian filly set for Flemington outing

Shady Hustle, a winner of four of her six starts in Tasmania, is set to make her mainland debut for a new stable at Flemington.

Mark Newnham follows proven path with 2YO

Mark Newnham is on an end-of-season surge with his two-year-olds that has helped him move into the top 10 on the Sydney trainers' premiership.

Nash Rawiller to resume at Kembla Grange

Comeback jockey Nash Rawiller is to reignite his career in NSW, starting with a low-key return at Kembla Grange after a 15-month disqualification.
Saone

Staying future for Burgundy filly

Kiwi import Saone broke maiden ranks in impressive style on Tuesday when winning over 1400m at the Ballarat Synthetic meeting. Prepared from the Warrnambool base...
Hapaira

Former Kiwis deliver stylish double for syndicators

Emerging Australian syndicators Harney Stone Racing celebrated an impressive winning double at Murtoa on Monday with a pair of New Zealand recruits. The smart victories...

Schillaci Stakes winner gains Everest slot

The winner of the Schillaci Stakes will gain a start in The Everest after a slot deal between the Melbourne Racing Club and the Australian...

Slow recovery for Tahlia Hope in hospital

Tahlia Hope remains in hospital recovering from viral meningitis after falling ill while riding in Mornington barrier trials.

Godolphin win Everest slot tender

Global racing giant Godolphin has won the tender for the vacant slot in the $14 million Everest while the Melbourne Racing Club has also joined...
Matthew Cameron

Cameron, the three million dollar man

Leading hoop Matthew Cameron will finish the season as the highest earning jockey in New Zealand this term, and he put the cherry on his...
Cameron Lammas

Lammas so close to icing on season’s cake

Cameron Lammas is in the final stages of his most successful season as a jockey, but it could have been even better. The Rotorua-based horseman,...
Melody Belle

Te Akau stars trial to script

Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate...

Ljungberg could chase another Randwick win

Trainer Ron Quinton has nominated last-start Randwick winner Ljungberg for another benchmark race on his home track.
Marmelo

Agonising defeat for Marmelo in France

Hughie Morrison has been left disappointed as Marmelo narrowly failed to win back-to-back editions of the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at ParisLongchamp.

Trainer Ben Currie has racing ban reduced

Trainer Ben Currie has had his sentence reduced on various racing charges but will be back in court on a criminal charge.

Marndarra to run in Byerley at Flemington

Last-start Adelaide winner Marndarra will make her Melbourne debut in the Byerley Handicap in a race in which she could earn a VRC Oaks ballot...

Trainer Bruce Purcell remains critical

Australian Trainers' Association president Robbie Griffiths says veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition in a Melbourne hospital.

Aussie jockeys to ride in Singapore Derby

Australian-based jockeys William Pike, Tommy Berry, Ben Melham and Glen Boss have been booked for rides in the Group One Singapore Derby.

Currie case back in court in September

Trainer Ben Currie's fraud case has been adjourned to allow his lawyers full access to the police brief of evidence.

Purton ends Hong Kong season with 168 wins

Zac Purton has claimed his third Hong Kong jockeys' premiership and finished two wins shy of Joao Moreira's record number of winners in a season.
Kevin Gray

Gray ready for new season challenges

While he may have recently celebrated his eighty-second birthday, there is no suggestion that well- respected Central Districts horseman Kevin Gray is showing any signs...
Mac Attacka

Sale option looms for impressive Ruakaka winner

Offshore interest in promising galloper Mac Attacka was piqued yet again on Saturday after the impressive three-year-old produced a powerful closing burst to take out...