Australia horse racing news

Tony McEvoy

Despatch ready for latest Group 1 test at 1400m

Calvin McEvoy expects Group One winner Despatch's Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes performance will give them clarity as to the sprinter's effectiveness over 1400m.
Darren Mcauliffe

Trainers speak out after Makybe Diva abuse

Trainers Darren Mcauliffe and Adam Trinder have spoken of the harassment they received after their horses finished one-two in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Guntantes, Profit clash highly anticipated

The clash of promising stablemates Guntantes and Profit looks like being the highlight of the Eagle Farm meeting.
Begood Toya Mother

Favourites draw well in Sir Rupert Clarke

Begood Toya Mother and Age Of Chivalry, two of the leading fancies for the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield, have drawn inside...
Happy Clapper

Fields of 11 for George Main and Shorts

The George Main Stakes and The Shorts at Randwick have both attracted fields of 11 for the start of the Everest carnival.
Kris Lees

Full fields for Newcastle feature races

Local trainer Kris Lees will have multiple runners in his attempt to win the Newcastle Cup for the first time.
Larry Cassidy

Larry Cassidy set to return from injury

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Larry Cassidy is set to resume riding in races after recovering from a fractured leg.
Stuart Kendrick

Minor setback for Eric The Eel

Talented Eric The Eel's comeback has been delayed and he will begin his spring campaign a week later.

Vets to report to RA on cobalt science

Racing Australia has asked for a report on the science of cobalt following a request from the Australian Trainers Association.

Samadoubt going for hat-trick at Randwick

The Bjorn Baker-trained Samadoubt has been the surprise packet of the Sydney spring so far and will be out for a hat-trick when he runs...

Australian Turf Club wins catering award

The Australian Turf Club has won three awards at the NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards held at The Star in Sydney.
Black Heart Bart

Smith relies on Bart for Sir Rupert Clarke

A gallop at Penshurst has confirmed Black Heart Bart's place in the Rupert Clarke Stakes but his Lindsey Smith-trained stablemate Malaguerra has been retired.
Scales Of Justice

Spring campaign over for Scales Of Justice

A tougher than anticipated Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington has resulted in Scales Of Justice heading for a spell and being set for an autumn...
The Bostonian

The Bostonian ready to fire fresh in Moir

Dual Brisbane Group One winner, New Zealand sprinter The Bostonian, is heading to Melbourne to try to upstage the locals in the Group One Moir.
Django Freeman

Import impresses in Caulfield jump-out

German import Django Freeman has given a glimpse of his potential in a jump-out over 800 metres at Caulfield ahead of his first Australian start.
Osborne Bulls

Hugh Bowman sidelined by broken finger

Jockey Hugh Bowman will spend extra time on the sidelines nursing a broken finger after originally hoping to be back for George Main Stakes day...

Hall of Famer Geoff Lane dies aged 80

Hall of Fame jockey Geoff Lane has died on the Gold Coast aged 80 after a career which also included a successful stint as a...
Begood Toya Mother

Begood Toya Mother favourite for Group 1 Hcp

The Daniel Bowman-trained Begood Toya Mother is the early favourite for the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes which has been the gelding's long-range target.
Happy Clapper

Clapper happy ahead of George Main

Happy Clapper is primed for his next Group One assignment in the George Main Stakes over his favourite 1600m at Randwick.
Santa Ana Lane

Santa Ana Lane begins Everest campaign in Shorts

Multiple Group One winner Santa Ana Lane is set to begin his Everest campaign in the Group Two Shorts at Randwick against a star-studded field...
Ben Currie

Trainer Ben Currie’s fraud case adjourned

Queensland trainer Ben Currie's court case involving alleged aggravated fraud has been adjourned until next month for a committal mention.
Tom Dabernig

Dabernig ready for the challenge ahead

With David Hayes set to move back to Hong Kong next year, Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig believes he and the rest of the team...
Stuart Kendrick

Eric The Eel ready for his Doomben return

Melbourne spring carnival candidate Eric The Eel will make his return to racing in a three-year-old handicap at Doomben.
Begood Toya Mother

Rupert Clarke attracts 18 nominations

The Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes has attracted 18 nominations with the race having a field limit of 16 plus emergencies.
Chris Waller

Waller with 10 of 19 George Main entries

Chris Waller has entered 10 horses in the Group One George Main Stakes but will trim that number by acceptance time.