Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 12th December

Today 12th December in horse racing news history

From the extensive Horse Betting news archives we present the all the thoroughbred racing action in Australian and overseas racing news in history. Delve in and enjoy our walk back in horse racing time.


Smart mare to ride her luck from bad gate

Smart mare to ride her luck from bad gate

A lack of suitable options has forced Cody Cole’s hand with unbeaten mare In Extasy to resume at Hastings on ...
Caulfield racing tips

Caulfield racing tips & quaddie | Thursday, December 14

An eight-race program is scheduled for Caulfield on Thursday afternoon. Check out HorseBetting's free preview and quaddie tips here ...
Jockey quandary for Footes

Jockey quandary for Footes

Ben and Ryan Foote will have three fillies contesting the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes, but their biggest quandary is trying ...
Sacred Satono chugging towards Railway

Sacred Satono chugging towards Railway

A tilt at Group 1 glory at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day now awaits Sacred Satono following his comfortable 1000m ...
Prowess retired

Prowess retired

The stellar racing career of dual Group 1 winner Prowess has been cut short after a vet examination spelled the ...
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | December 12, 2023

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | December 12, 2023

Four horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips and quaddie selections for free here at ...
Happy Valley racing tips

Happy Valley racing tips & quaddie | December 13, 2023

Happy Valley is set to host a competitive nine-race card this Wednesday night. Check out HorseBetting's free racing tips and ...
Wyong betting preview

Wyong best bets & quaddie tips | December 14, 2022

Wyong will host a competitive seven-race program this Wednesday. HorseBetting's Ciaran Jackman has provided his bets bets and quaddie tips ...
Sandown racing tips

Sandown Lakeside best bets & quaddie tips | December 14, 2022

The Lakeside track at Sandown is set to host an eight-race program on Wednesday. HorseBetting's James Herbert brings his best ...
Forsman’s filly to go again in Eulogy

Forsman’s filly to go again in Eulogy

In-form filly Imarichgirl took no harm from a wasted trip to the Central Districts and will line up in this ...
Zabeel Classic looming for Le Sablier

Zabeel Classic looming for Le Sablier

A tilt at the Group 1 Zabeel Classic (2050m) could be on the cards for Le Sablier after her runner-up ...
New Year’s target for Ess Vee Are

New Year’s target for Ess Vee Are

Ess Vee Are will be looking to kick-off the new year in the best possible style when he heads to ...
Life Lessons carries on winning way

Life Lessons carries on winning way

Trainer Peter Moody is contemplating the prospect of black type after New Zealand-bred mare Life Lessons completed a hat-trick of ...
Detonator Jack delivers at Sandown

Detonator Jack delivers at Sandown

Sent out as one of the day’s hottest favourites right across Australia, Detonator Jack lived up to those lofty expectations ...
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | December 12, 2022

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | December 12, 2022

Two horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips and quaddie selections for free here at ...
Romantic Warrior

Warrior enters world’s elite with stunning Hong Kong Cup success

They came to bow down to the old king and left saluting a powerful new prince of Hong Kong racing ...
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | December 12, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | December 12, 2021

Six horse racing meetings are scheduled around the country today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections here ...
Loves Only You

Yahagi asks Loves Only You for one final effort in Hong Kong Cup

As the end of Loves Only You’s storied racing career approaches and the next chapter of her life beckons, trainer ...
Pixie Knight

Pixie Knight bids to emulate Maurice

Hidetaka Otonashi hopes genetics plays a decisive role in the HKD$24 million Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at ...
Lei Papale

Soumillon returns to Hong Kong, chases Cup glory with Lei Papale

Christophe Soumillon returns to the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races with a score to settle this Sunday (12 December) at ...
Dubai Honour

Firm track concern for Dubai Honour in Hong Kong Cup

A firm Sha Tin track is the biggest concern British trainer William Haggas has for his exciting youngster Dubai Honour ...
Mogul

Mogul seeks second Vase win for O’Brien and Moore

Last year’s Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) winner Mogul returns on Sunday (12 December) to defend his title ...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty ready to rumble, Panfield draws gate one for Hong Kong Cup

Gearing up for his toughest test to date and the chance to create history, Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year ...
Ebaiyra

Alain de Royer-Dupre bids for perfect farewell with talented Ebaiyra

One of the great training careers of the modern era will officially come to an end on 31 December when ...
Wellington

Gibson hopes Wellington can defy Hong Kong Sprint barrier setback

Richard Gibson hopes it will be a case of history repeats in the HKD$24 million Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong ...
Brown And Moneybags Break Drought

Brown And Moneybags Break Drought

Lindsey Smith wasn't expecting new recruit Mr Money Bags to win at his debut for the stable but said the ...
Greysful Glamour

Glamour Mare Leads Throughout In Villiers

Trainer Mark Newnham has captured successive wins in the Villiers Stakes after Greysful Glamour emulated the feat of stablemate Quackerjack ...
Caspar Fownes

Fownes poised to unleash a potent Hong Kong International Races squad

The LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) preparation - both flawed and challenging - is complete, but Caspar Fownes won’t know ...
Fabergino

Fabergino Gives Trainer A Winning Farewell

Tiarnna Robertson timed her return to Perth to perfection as she wanted to see her flying mare Fabergino win at ...
Timely Stakes Win For Lonhro Mare Athiri

Timely Stakes Win For Lonhro Mare Athiri

Godolphin mare Athiri has been knocking on the door for a stakes victory since she was a juvenile and she ...
Ciaron Maher

Acrobat Rolls Rivals To Win Inglis Nursery

Superbly bred colt Acrobat has given trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace another two-year-old feature with his victory in the ...
Significance Delivers Christmas Cheer

Significance Delivers Christmas Cheer

Trainer Clare Cunningham and her partner, jockey Jason Collett, have combined to win the Listed Christmas Cup at Randwick with ...
Profiteer

Profiteer Capitalises On His Pure Speed

Profiteer raced up to the expectations of his trainers when he led throughout to win his debut at Flemington in ...
Win Bright

Win Bright eyes history with one last run for glory

Japan’s Win Bright will aim to become the second horse in history to snare back-to-back Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong ...
Tower Of London

‘Mature’ Tower Of London looks to boss his rivals in the Hong Kong Sprint

Godolphin’s leading man William Buick will take the reins aboard the only Group 1 winner in Sunday’s Group 1 LONGINES ...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty on target to add to imposing record in the Hong Kong Mile

Wary and respectful of world-class opposition, Francis Lui carries a characteristically understated sense of confidence into the Group 1 LONGINES ...
Adrian Bott

Farnan upsets Rose to win Wyong MM

Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have the new Magic Millions Classic favourite after Farnan outpaced his rivals to win ...
Aalaalune

Eulogy Stakes opens options for exciting filly Aalaalune

A switch in plans has led Group 1 performer Aalaalune to target Saturday's Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at ...
Gorbachev

Milestone stakes win awaits Bradley

Veteran jockey Darryl Bradley is looking forward to a gilt-edged opportunity to achieve two career goals at Te Rapa on ...
Scorpz

Scorpz continues on Derby path

Exciting three-year-old Scorpz will be tested over 2000m for the first time at Ellerslie on Sunday in preparation for the ...
Diamond Thunder

Diamond sparkles despite slow start

The Mark Newnham-trained Diamond Thunder has overcome a tardy start to score a determined win in the Magic Millions Stakes ...
Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson preparing for plenty of work

Hard work is not foreign to Ben Thompson who is back from a stint in Singapore looking to re-establish himself ...
Riodini

New Year’s Day targets for Tiley duo

Trainer Nigel Tiley couldn’t be happier with talented three-year-old Riodini after his win in the Group 3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) ...
Passage Of Time

Blinkers back on for Passage Of Time

A soft barrier draw and key gear change have Joe Pride confident Passage Of Time can find his best form ...
Matthew Williams

St Joeys in first city test at Flemington

After easily winning a maiden at Warrnambool, lightly raced three-year-old St Joeys is set for his first city test over ...
Tambo's Mate

Tambo’s Mate gets 1400 test in The Gateway

Trainer Stuart Kendrick believes Tambo's Mate's ability to run a strong 1400m will get a genuine test in The Gateway ...
Gold Fields

Gold Fields future hinges on Villiers run

Connections will wait until after the Villiers Stakes at Randwick to decide whether Gold Fields heads to Dubai or stays ...
James McDonald

McDonald shows faith in Nursery prospect

Trainer John Sargent is hoping the faith jockey James McDonald has shown in juvenile Encountabull proves well placed when they ...
Robbie Griffiths

Griffiths ready for return to the track

After a period convalescing from surgery for a brain aneurism, Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griifiths is ready to get back to ...
Tyzone

Tyzone stays home for Lough Neagh

Trainer Toby Edmonds has kept Tyzone in Queensland for the Lough Neagh Stakes rather than taking him to Sydney for ...
Raquel Clark

Raquel Clark faces uncertain riding future

Jockey Raquel Clark admits there is a possibility she may not be able ride again as a result of a ...
The Candy Man

Bigger track to help The Candy Man

A return to the big Eagle Farm track is expected to help The Candy Man as he continues on the ...
Alward

Variety key as Waller shoots for fifth Cup

Chris Waller has enjoyed incredible success with imported stayers and he says the secret to keeping them happy is a ...
Victory In Hand

Lui’s Victory

Victory In Hand made all under Karis Teetan to break his maiden in the Class 4 Hong Kong Golf Club ...
After Me

After Me helps Yiu to a Super Trouper treble at the Valley

High-flying handler Ricky Yiu snared a treble at Happy Valley last night (Wednesday, 11 December) and earned a brush with ...
Outback Barbie

Outback Barbie to break Eagle Farm hoodoo

Trainer Tony Gollan believes Outback Barbie's three unplaced runs at Eagle Farm are no guide to her chances in The ...
Heavy rainfall at Doomben ahead of meeting

Heavy rainfall at Doomben ahead of meeting

The parched Doomben racecourse has received 59mm of rain on the eve of its State Of Origin Jockeys series meeting ...
Conghua Racecourse gets seal of approval from international visitors

Conghua Racecourse gets seal of approval from international visitors

Leading global racing officials visited the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Conghua Racecourse on Monday (10 December) for a glimpse of ...
Unite And Conquer firms for Magic Millions

Unite And Conquer firms for Magic Millions

Unite And Conquer has made it two wins from as many starts to keep his Magic Millions 2YO Classic campaign ...
Outed trainer denies giving horses top-ups

Outed trainer denies giving horses top-ups

Australia's biggest racing scandal has returned to court at an appeal for four trainers among the eight people banned over ...
Numoor impresses in Sandown maiden victory

Numoor impresses in Sandown maiden victory

Co-trainer Ben Hayes says there are better wins in store for Numoor after the filly made an impressive return at ...
Sizing John pleases Jessica Harrington in racecourse spin

Sizing John pleases Jessica Harrington in racecourse spin

Jessica Harrington was satisfied with Sizing John’s performance in a gallop at the Curragh on Tuesday. The 2017 Cheltenham Gold ...
Vic prize money increases set for new year

Vic prize money increases set for new year

The returning Victoria Labor government's commitment to $33 million in prize money funding will start rolling out in the new ...
Few Too Many ready for provincial Final

Few Too Many ready for provincial Final

Few Too Many has signalled he is a chance in the Summer Provincial Final at Doomben with his win at ...
Gerald Ryan

Problem Solver earns a Gold Coast return

Problem Solver is forging a reputation as a Magic Millions specialist after the mare upset a short-priced favourite at Wyong ...
A tale of two fillies for Latta in Eulogy

A tale of two fillies for Latta in Eulogy

Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta has two fillies that she rates highly entered in Saturday’s Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1550m) ...
Heartlet earns shot at black-type racing

Heartlet earns shot at black-type racing

Trainer Kerry Parker has prepared his share of talented stayers and hopes he has found another one in emerging mare ...
Naval Fleet just had the worst loss of 2018 at Hastings

Naval Fleet just had the worst loss of 2018 at Hastings

SOMETIMES punting is a cruel mistress, as backers of Naval Fleet found out today at Hastings. Coming into the third ...
Wide Villiers draw a boon for Goodfella

Wide Villiers draw a boon for Goodfella

Consistent galloper Goodfella can take his earnings past $1 million with a win in the Group Two Villiers Stakes at ...
Melbourne Cup references in Aquanita case

Melbourne Cup references in Aquanita case

Four trainers are fighting their disqualifications over the Aquanita eight race day treatments scandal ...
Prize money boost for Qld country meetings

Prize money boost for Qld country meetings

Non-TAB country meetings in Queensland will receive an annual boost of $550,000 in prize money ...
Tougher Flemington task for Fill The Flute

Tougher Flemington task for Fill The Flute

Trainer Jamie Edwards has Fill The Flute in good order as the $7000 weanling purchase attempts to extend her winning ...
Mile test for The Precious One

Mile test for The Precious One

Wingatui trainer Claire Anderton will be hoping to answer a few questions with her regally-bred mare The Precious One at ...
Tony McEvoy low key on Sunlight comparison

Tony McEvoy low key on Sunlight comparison

The Tony McEvoy-trained Sun City will be asked to follow some famous hoofsteps when the colt make his Queensland debut ...
Stablehand to appear at Aquanita appeals

Stablehand to appear at Aquanita appeals

The appeals of four disqualified trainers over the "Aquanita eight" race day treatments scandal has begun in a Victorian tribunal ...
Aloisia

New Zealand Racing Briefs: Aloisia to resume in Villiers Stakes

Connections of New Zealand-bred galloper Aloisia are hoping she can turn around her form when she resumes in the Group ...
NSW jockeys' agents need permission to bet

NSW jockeys’ agents need permission to bet

Jockeys agents in NSW will need written permission to bet under a new local rule to come into effect early ...
Grade 1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes race preview

Grade 1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes race preview

Once again the focus on Sunday, Dec. 16, will be on the top 2-year-olds in Japan, when the Grade 1 ...
Conghua Training Centre

Hong Kong & China Sign Key Agreements To Open Conghua Track

Hong Kong SAR and Chinese Mainland authorities sign agreements reinforcing policies and procedures for the only internationally-recognised Equine Disease Free ...
The Monstar winning at Randwick in June

Brett Cavanough pleads for Randwick rain for The Monstar

Trainer Brett Cavanough is on weather-watch for smart sprinter The Monstar ahead of the Razor Sharp Handicap ...
Jockey Patrick Moloney returns to NZ to fill in for Jake Bayliss

Jockey Patrick Moloney returns to NZ to fill in for Jake Bayliss

Melbourne jockey Patrick Moloney is making another trip to New Zealand for trainer Mike Moroney ...
Blake Shinn

Blake Shinn cleared to ride Wyong Magic Millions favourite Bondi

The Racing Appeals NSW panel has given Blake Shinn a Magic Millions lead-up lifeline after reducing the terms of the ...
Hayden Hiatana

Infamous Fine Cotton ring-in trainer Hayden Haitana dead at 72

Hayden Haitana, the trainer at the centre of the Fine Cotton ring-in scandal, has died in South Australia, aged 72 ...
Golden Harvest is one of Derek Leung's best at Happy Valley

Derek Leung looking to continue winnings ways at Happy Valley

Fresh from a career-defining victory on Beauty Generation in the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile (1600m) on Sunday (10 December), ...
Matchbreaker has been sold

Fraser Auret’s Makfi 3yo G3 winner Matchbreaker sold to Hong Kong

Matchbreaker’s New Zealand racing career is over having barely begun. The three-year-old won two of his three starts, including a ...
Biting at 'Bool

Biting horses do battle at Warrnambool

THE sport of kings never fails to surprise at the best of times, but one incident from race two at ...
Thursday Quaddie

Free form and Quaddie tips for Thursday, December 14 at Geelong

GEELONG plays host to an eight race card this Thursday afternoon and we're taking our tipping talents to the seaside ...
Belwazi

Jerome Hunter keeping options open with Belwazi

Trainer Jerome Hunter will be watching acceptances to decide the weaker of two options for Belwazi as the mare attempts ...
Liam Birchley

Liam Birchley plotting Karaka Millions raid with Magic Mystery

Liam Birchley is plotting another crack at next month’s Karaka Million (1200m) at Ellerslie. The Queensland trainer produced Sarge in ...
Why don't Australians pay Highland Reel respect?

Why don’t Australians pay Highland Reel respect?

BY any stretch of the imagination Highland Reel will retire as one of the all-time greats of the thoroughbred scene ...
Setback won't deter Sensible Princess from stakes racing

Setback won’t deter Sensible Princess from stakes racing

Sensible Princess is destined to make her mark at Group 1 level. Her entry was delayed when she missed last ...
Valderrama out for first turf win at Mornington

Valderrama out for first turf win at Mornington

With five career wins to his credit, Valderrama will be attempting to secure his first on a turf track when ...
Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards about to unveil repat Jimmy Rae

Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards about to unveil repat Jimmy Rae

Stakes performer Jimmy Rea will make his New Zealand debut next month. A multiple winner in Singapore for premiership-winning trainer ...
Te Akau racing 2yo Al Hasa

Autridge & Richards push 2yo’s Al Hasa & Avantage as Slipper hopes

Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards have two well-credentialled youngsters to lead the stable’s defence of a prized title at Ellerslie ...
Rob Heathcote sweats on inside Villiers gate for Hopfgarten

Rob Heathcote sweats on inside Villiers gate for Hopfgarten

Eagle Farm trainer Robert Heathcote believes a good barrier is essential for Hopfgarten's winning chances in the Villiers Stakes at ...
Comin'through Horse

Group 3 Placed Comin’through Ready To Race Third Up

Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs will play a strong hand in the feature event at Wednesday’s meeting at Ellerslie and ...
Robbie Laing

Victorian Robbie Laing trained horse by banned for year over steroids

Stewards are continuing investigations into the detection of a banned anabolic steroid in a blood sample taken from the Robbie ...
Little Avondale Stud's Per Incanto

Little Avondale’s Per Incanto on the rise ahead of Karaka

Exposure on the international stage has provided Little Avondale Stud with another timely boost. The good times continue to roll ...
Samara Johnson

Racing NSW to assist Canberra participants in wake of tragedy

Sydney trainer Pat Webster will head a group to offer support to Canberra racing participants after an accident in which ...
Gerald Ryan Confident Red Excitement back to old self

Gerald Ryan Confident Red Excitement back to old self

Trainer Gerald Ryan is convinced Red Excitement has found his form again ahead of the Group Two Villiers Stakes ...
Samara Johnson

Funeral date set for jockey Samara Johnson

Mourners have been asked to wear jeans, boot and the colour purple when jockey Samara Johnson is farewelled at the ...
Buffering's brother fractures cannon bone

Buffering’s brother fractures cannon bone

No Annamossity, a three-quarter brother to Buffering, will have surgery after scans revealed a cannon bone fracture following his narrow ...
Wohler happy with Articus ahead of Cup

Wohler happy with Articus ahead of Cup

German trainer Andreas Wohler has won a Melbourne Cup with Protectionist and is back in Australia hoping to add a ...
She Will Reign leads Nursery nominations

She Will Reign leads Nursery nominations

The $500,000 Inglis Classic has attracted 17 two-year-old entries, headlined by She Will Reign who put more than eight lengths ...
Dee to stick with Hazzabeel in Villiers

Dee to stick with Hazzabeel in Villiers

After finishing second in the Festival Stakes last start, Melbourne-based Hazzabeel will head back to Sydney aiming to go one ...
Bettors Fire

What’s next for harness racing after whip ban?

PROMINENT harness racing identity Lance Justice has voiced his concerns for the future of the sport following the shock announcement ...
Dibayani chasing big Randwick mile success

Dibayani chasing big Randwick mile success

After being nosed out in the Group One Epsom Handicap in the spring, Dibayani is returning to Randwick for a ...
Only minor whip rule alterations expected

Only minor whip rule alterations expected

The Australian Jockeys' Association says comparing the whips in harness racing to those in thoroughbred racing is like comparing apples ...
Bell holding the faith in Sirbible's speed

Bell holding the faith in Sirbible’s speed

Trainer Russell Bell believes the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap over 1200m at Randwick is an ideal race for tough sprinter ...
Midweek Tips

Mornington midweek racing form and tips, Wednesday December 14

MORNINGTON is the scene for this Wednesday's Victorian meeting where a quality seven-race card is available for punters. The exciting ...
ATC to expand Chinese Festival of Racing

ATC to expand Chinese Festival of Racing

The Chinese Festival of Racing has been expanded to encompass two race meetings at Randwick in February ...
Indecision over Sold For Song return

Indecision over Sold For Song return

Trainer Kevin Kemp is deciding whether to run Sold For Song at Doomben on Saturday or wait for a Magic ...
Miss Wonderland on a Magic Millions path

Miss Wonderland on a Magic Millions path

The Ciaron Maher-trained Miss Wonderland will be out to press her claims for the Magic Millions Guineas when she has ...
Chinese Festival of Racing

Chinese culture infused with racing set to hit Randwick

HORSE Racing is set to fuse with Chinese culture when Randwick hosts The Star Chinese Festival of Racing. Held over ...
Beauty Only

How all the Aussies went in the Hong Kong International Series

THE Hong Kong International Series is a race day that the Australian trainers target as one of the most important ...
HKJC

Record numbers fall at Hong Kong International Meeting

THE 2016 Hong Kong International Meeting held on Sunday was the most successful day in the clubs history and the ...
McDonald to face NSW stewards over charge

McDonald to face NSW stewards over charge

Godolphin's retained rider James McDonald is set to be interviewed again by stewards in relation to his charge of having ...
Soul Stirring first G1 winner for Frankel

Soul Stirring first G1 winner for Frankel

Juvenile filly Soul Stirring has given her sire Frankel his first Group One winner with victory in Japan ...

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