Australia horse racing news

Jungle Edge horse

Softer track sees Jungle Edge get back to its best

AN emotional Mick Bell has paid tribute to seven-year-old gelding Jungle Edge, which overturned a poor run of form to take out the Kevin Heffernan...
Emily Finnegan

Step up in trip expected for Manzala

CONNECTIONS of Manzala are expecting a sharp improvement from the two-year-old next preparation after a stunning debut at Morphettville. Jumping as the outsider in a...
Super Too Blake Shinn

Jet-setting Shinn rates Melbourne spring as world’s best racing

THERE are few active jockeys on the Australian thoroughbred scene that boast the racing passport stamps that Blake Shinn has, but the 30-year-old hoop still...
All Too Huiying

Sydney Derby the target for All Too Huiying

THE Gary Moore-trained colt All Too Huiying’s foray in Melbourne is set to be short-lived after taking out the listed Seppelt Wines Stakes at Flemington...
Ball Of Muscle

Ball Of Muscle back to its best down Flemington straight

BALL Of Muscle has bounced back to form in emphatic fashion after staking out the listed Absolut Stakes at Flemington on Oaks Day. Returning to...
Flemington bookmakers

Could the on-course bookmaker be a thing of the past?

THE Melbourne Cup Carnival has been going from strength-to-strength in terms of attendance over the last decade, but if bookmakers like Steven Allen are to believed,...
Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse

Rekindling wins the 2017 Melbourne Cup

The 2017 Melbourne Cup has been won by Rekindling. The four-year-old won the race from Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite after an expert ride from...
Moreira

Joao Moreira out of Melbourne Cup after fall

CHAMPION jockey Joao Moreira has not been passed fit to ride the remainder of the Melbourne Cup day card. Jockey Injury: 07-11-2017 Flemington R4 –...
Setsuna

Leaders dominate early on Melbourne Cup day at Flemington

THE first two races on Melbourne Cup day went to front runners, which could make it interesting for punters later in the day. Punters are...
Gai Waterhouse

Possible headlines following the 2017 Melbourne Cup

THERE’S no way of predicting what will happen in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, but there are some possible headlines which could make front page news. Over...
Humidor

Trip Weir’s Worry for Humidor in the Cup

CHAMPION Victorian trainer Darren Weir believes Humidor is in the best possible shape going into the Melbourne Cup but admitted the 3200m distance will be...
Cismontane

How have Lexus Stakes winners fared in the Melbourne Cup?

CISMONTANE was a gutsy winner of the $300,000 Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Saturday and it earned itself a return trip to Flemington on Tuesday....
Luvaluva

Victoria Oaks market reshuffled after Wakeful Stakes

JOHN Sargent has worked his magic once again with three-year-old filly Luvaluva winning the Wakeful Stakes on Saturday. The daughter of Mastercraftsman will now head...
Levendi

Guineas form stacks up with Levendi in Carbine Club Stakes

THERE was a distinct air of confidence when we talked to Manny Gelagotis about Levendi this week and that confidence paid off on Derby day...
Aloisia

Why Aloisia is under the odds for the 2017 Crown Oaks

ALOISIA is the current odds-on favourite to the next Thursday’s Crown Oaks, but where’s the value? There’s little doubting her form leading into the Oaks...
Levendi

Carbine Club Stakes next up for unlucky colt Levendi

LUCK isn’t something that has been in favour of Levendi this spring, but that could all change this Saturday in the $200,000 Carbine Club Stakes....
Cox Plate recap

2017 Cox Plate in review – Winx shines and Oliver’s outed

THE 2017 Cox Plate didn’t fail to disappoint on Saturday, but now that the dust has settled, we look at the defining moments of the...
In Her Time

In Her Time pushes towards Darley after unlucky Manikato Stakes

WHEN Newcastle-based trainer Ben Smith talked to us earlier this month he indicated the Group 1 Darley Classic would be on the agenda for In...
Manikato Stakes recap

What we learned from the 2017 Manikato Stakes

WHAT an incredible 2017 Manikato Stakes unfolded in front of a sold out crowd at Moonee Valley. There was drama before the race with the...
Dylan Dunn

Dylan’s not Dunn in the racing world

FORMER apprentice jockey of the year Dylan Dunn might have retired from the competitive racing circuit at the beginning of the year, but the 22-year-old...
Essence of Terror

Black type racing on the horizon for Essence Of Terror

TRAINER Simon Zahra believes black-type races are within Essence Of Terror’s grasp after a first-up second in the Ladbrokes 55-Second Challenge at Moonee Valley on...
Vega Magic

Vega Magic the “best sprinter in Australia” – Craig Williams

JOCKEY Craig Williams has made the bold claim that Hayes and Dabernig-trained Vega Magic is the best sprinter in the land prior to the running...
Craig Williams

Is Craig Williams gearing up for a profitable spring for punters?

JOCKEY Craig Williams has come under heavy scrutiny over the past few weeks for his butchering of some high-profile rides, but is he about to...
Gee Gees Jet

Stuart Gandy targeting Melbourne riches with Gee Gees Jet

TASMANIAN trainer Stuart Gandy has eyed off the Bendigo Bank Handicap on Cox Plate day for speedy gelding Gee Gees Jet. The $120,000 sprint (955m)...
Bonecrusher

Winx to take the Cox Plate to another level – Frank Ritchie

On the eve of the 2017 Cox Plate where history could be repeated, we talk to Frank Ritchie, who knows what it takes to win...