Australia horse racing news

Ross Barnett

Queensland to follow national cobalt rules

Queensland's chief integrity officer, Ross Barnett, has indicated the state has no choice but to follow national rules on cobalt.
Harbour Views

Harbour Views scratched from Ballarat Cup

Trainer Matthews Williams has scratched early favourite Harbour Views from the Ballarat Cup with the horse showing signs of inflammation in his joints.
Jarrod McLean

Suspended trainer appeals court ruling

Trainer Jarrod McLean is appealing a Supreme Court ruling that allowed Victoria's racing body to pursue charges against him based on evidence seized by police.
Bill Waterhouse

Legendary bookie Bill Waterhouse has died

The patriarch of the Waterhouse racing dynasty, former legendary bookmaker Bill Waterhouse, has died aged 97.

Boss, Collett to ride in Mauritian series

Everest-winning jockey Glen Boss will make his Mauritian debut when he rides in an upcoming International Jockeys' series which will also feature Jason Collett.

Hanseatic among early Diamond favourites

Merson Cooper Stakes winner Hanseatic is one of three equal favourites in an early market for the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes along with Aryaaf and...
Ron Quinton

Ron Quinton in two minds with Ljungberg

Trainer Ron Quinton will consult with the owners of Ljungberg before deciding if the horse takes his place in a sprint race at Kembla Grange.

Adelaide tracks to get new year break

Racing will be moved from the two tracks at Morphettville to provincial venues early in the new year to give the tracks an opportunity to...
Red Alto

Red Alto almost ready to deliver knock out

Trainer Brent Stanley believes outsider Red Alto is almost ready to put in the best run of his campaign when he runs in the Ballarat...

Villiers via The Gong for Quackerjack

The good prize money on offer during the late spring and summer has convinced Mark Newnham to put Quackerjack on a $1 million path towards...
Dean Yendall

Yendall chasing Group 1 win in west for Smith

Dean Yendall and the Lindsey Smith-trained Reykjavik combined to win at Group Three level last start and will now try to win a Group One...
Epic Girl

Epic Girl ready to overcome difficult task

Epic Girl is ready to race well in the Spirit of Boom Classic, a race her trainer Chris Anderson admits will be difficult to win.
Dwayne Dunn

Dunn reunites with Li’l Kontra at Ballarat

Dwayne Dunn hopes to make it two wins from as many rides on Li'l Kontra when he reunites with the filly in the Magic Millions...
Robert Price

Provincial trainers are missing out: Price

Local trainer Robert Price believes the addition of a race restricted to provincial horses would top off the stand-alone meeting at Kembla Grange.
Matt Dunn

Dunn plays Magic Millions guessing game

Trainer Matt Dunn is playing a guessing game about how much prize money Lady Banff will need to make the Magic Millions Classic field.
Sam Freedman

Soul Obsession primed for Ballarat debut

A field of 11 two-year-olds will contest the Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic at Ballarat, the only race run right-handed in Victoria.
Beau Mertens

Mertens to ride at four Singapore meetings

Young Victorian jockey Beau Mertens has been granted a short-term jockey's licence in Singapore for the final four meetings of the 2019 season.
Andrew Adkins

Adkins in the Zone for $1 million Gong

Two weeks after combining to win the Golden Gift, jockey Andrew Adkins and trainers Peter and Paul Snowden team up in another $1 million race.
Toby Edmonds

Churning win would boost injured trainer

A win by talented mare Churning in the Listed Spirit Of Boom Classic would be a boost for injured trainer Toby Edmonds.

Silvera can earn a chance at the Villiers

Silvera can earn a chance to tackle the Group Two Villiers in Sydney if he races well in the Recognition Stakes at Doomben.

Races, trials cancelled because of smoke

The race meeting set down for Hawkesbury has been called off because of poor air quality, the result of bush fire smoke that continues to...

Racing Australia remains firm on cobalt

There will be no immediate relaxing of the rules regarding cobalt following a letter from Racing Australia to the Australian Trainers' Association.
Best Of Days

Brad Rawiller chases more big wins in WA

Victorian jockey Brad Rawiller has won three Group One races in Perth during his career and is hoping to add another on Best Of Days...

Apprentice finally achieves city honours

Injury robbed Thomas Stockdale of metropolitan opportunities before the apprentice scored a long overdue city win on Maracaibo at Sandown.

Chicago Bull breaks maiden at Toowoomba

Chicago Bull has broken his maiden status in an effort which jockey Jim Byrne thought was better than it looked.