Australia horse racing news

Bjorn Baker

Baker To Cook Up More Carnival Success

Trainer Bjorn Baker hopes to continue his recent run of success with four horses engaged at the Bondi Stakes meeting at Randwick.
Arcadia Queen

Peters Hoping For Beginner’s Luck In Plate

Bob Peters is hoping his first ever Cox Plate starter, Arcadia Queen, can secure the famous race but he's worried a wet track could dull...

Owners Again Shut Out Of Cox Plate Meeting

No owners will be permitted at Moonee Valley for the Manikato Stakes and Cox Plate programs after an about-face from the Victorian government.

Waller Confirms Melbourne Cup Jockeys

Chris Waller has confirmed Mark Zahra as the rider for star mare Verry Elleegant in the Melbourne Cup, a race the premier trainer is yet...

Williams Declares Humidor Ready For Plate

Champion jockey Craig Williams can see several similarities between his 2006 Cox Plate winner Fields Of Omagh and his ride this year, Humidor.
John Sargent

Elizabeel Ready For Distance Test In Bondi

Trainer John Sargent has confirmed dual Randwick nominee Elizabeel will bypass the Brian Crowley Stakes in preference for a $1 million target.

Geelong Cup Ideal Litmus Test For Import

Matt Cumani is surprised by the depth in the Geelong Cup field and says it will be a good measuring stick for his international recruit...

Fury Over Buckhurst’s Cox Plate Relegation

Nick Williams didn't contemplate Buckhurst being relegated to Cox Plate first emergency and was shocked when the Irish raider failed to make the field.
Melody Belle

Melody Belle Tuned Up For Melbourne Raid

Connections of outstanding Kiwi mare Melody Belle have confirmed she will make a cameo appearance in Melbourne this spring.
Russian Camelot

Russian Camelot On Song For Cox Plate Bid

Trainer Danny O'Brien wasn't perturbed by Russian Camelot's last-start defeat at Caulfield saying he wasn't suited by the slow tempo of the race.
Michael Freedman

Prime Star Ready To Run A Mile In Bondi

Having passed his first distance test with a strong performance in the Stan Fox Stakes, Prime Star will again step up in journey to chase...

Hoof Problems End Supergiant’s Campaign

Michael Costa has sent Supergiant to the spelling paddock after persistent hoof problems ruled him out of an interstate campaign.

Australian Racing Lose Legend To Hong Kong

Classique Legend has run his final race in Australia, at least for now, with his Hong Kong owner Bon Ho keen to showcase The Everest...
Verry Elleegant

Waller Wins First Caulfield Cup In Style

Chris Waller has finally landed his first Caulfield Cup with star staying mare Verry Elleegant defying English Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck.
Classique Legend

Octogenarian Trainer Scales The Everest

Classique Legend has given Australia's best sprinters a start and a beating with a scintillating performance in the $15 million The Everest.

Danny O’Brien Hits A Winner With Graff

Talented sprinter Graff has broken an extended drought from the winner's circle, scoring a Group Two victory on debut for trainer Danny O'Brien at Caulfield.
It's Me

Huge Day For Dailey After Kosciuszko Win

Bob Dailey went into The Kosciuszko double-handed as an owner and slot holder and he came away with all the spoils when It's Me raced...

Albarado Following In Sangster’s Footsteps

Trent Busuttin looks back fondly on Sangster's win in the 2011 Victoria Derby and he's hoping Albarado can do what that horse did and claim...

Lazy Endanger Still Prevails At Caulfield

Sam Freedman believes Godolphin's Endanger has a bright future and he will aim the gelding at the Carbine Club Stakes after a tough win at...

Snowden’s Colt Gives New Sire First Win

First season sire Capitalist has produced his first winner with Captivant impressive in claiming the Victory Vein Stakes at Randwick.

Truth On Target For Kosciuszko Defence

Keith Dryden has followed a similar template to the one which delivered him Kosciuszko success 12 months ago with defending titleholder Handle The Truth.

Munce Duo Omen Tips On Caulfield Cup Day

Memories of the champion Tulloch will be rekindled when Coco Fashion and Stampe race in his famous colours at Doomben.

Front Page Out Of Kosciuszko After Mishap

One of the leading contenders for The Kosciuszko has been scratched after injuring himself on the journey to Sydney.

Leon Macdonald Hoping History Can Repeat

Southern Speed finished fourth in the Turnbull Stakes before she won the Caulfield Cup and trainer Leon MacDonald is hoping stablemate Dalasan can follow suit.

Irithea Chasing Prize Money Milestone

Connections of stakes winner Irithea have decided to race on for another season in the hope the mare can pass a significant benchmark.