Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 17th July

Today 17th July 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.


Today's horse racing tips & best bets | July 17, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | July 17, 2021

Horse racing around the country sees 13 meetings being held around the country on this Saturday afternoon. Our racing analysts ...
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Paul and Mike Moroney

Moroney brothers make long-awaited return home

A year and more since COVID-19 changed the world that we knew, over the past week Mike and Paul Moroney ...
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Paul O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan upbeat after a Hong Kong season like no other

Expat New Zealand trainer Paul O’Sullivan was in a positive frame of mind after Hong Kong’s 2020-21 racing season drew ...
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Samantha Collett

Back home, Collett turns focus to riding domestic winners

Samantha Collett is back with her feet on New Zealand soil, keen to further the experiences she has had riding ...
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Laurie Laxon

Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon passes away

Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon, whose list of achievements included a Melbourne Cup victory and multiple Singapore training premierships, ...
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Cleverconversation

Gibbs in search of more home track success

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs could have as many as seven runners at his home track meeting on Saturday, with a ...
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Damien Oliver

Oliver to ride on despite protocol breach

Stewards and medical experts have cleared leading Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver to ride at Flemington after a coronavirus protocol breach ...
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De La Terre

Quality filly heads Rogerson arsenal

Trainer Graeme Rogerson is confident smart two-year-old De La Terre can notch the third win of her juvenile year when ...
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Speed Call

Speed Call primed for Cup tilt

The John Turkington Forestry LTD Rangitikei Gold Cup (2100m) may not have its Listed status this year, but that doesn’t ...
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Legendary Qld sprinter Chief De Beers dies

Legendary Qld sprinter Chief De Beers dies

One of Queensland's most popular race and police horses, Chief De Beers, has died aged 28 at the Living Legends ...
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Agassi

Iron horse Agassi ready for distance test

A preparation that has spanned seven months and a dozen starts will wind up at Randwick when Agassi faces a ...
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Craig Williams

Calypso can Reign in Williams title bid

Trainer David Jolly believes Calypso Reign is racing well enough to measure up in his first Melbourne appearance at Flemington ...
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Tony Gollan

Gollan mares in chance to bow out in style

Trainer Tony Gollan hopes he can win the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich as a fitting farewell to some ...
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Midweek miss could prove a boon for Dio

Midweek miss could prove a boon for Dio

The abandonment of Sydney's midweek program has forced trainer Gary Portelli's hand with Dio D'Oro, who will chase his second ...
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Horse Racing best bets market movers

Saturday horse racing early betting market movers & big bets

The punters have been active in the early betting markets for Saturday's horse racing on 18th July 2020 from the ...
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Tarzan

Tarzan leads Kendrick squad for Eye Liner

Veteran Tarzan will make a belated Ipswich debut in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes as part of trainer Stuart Kendrick's ...
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Magic Millions sales go ahead a week later

Magic Millions sales go ahead a week later

The Magic Millions National Sales have been put back a week to deal with new coronavirus restrictions placed on some ...
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Exultant

Exultant named Horse of the Year at Hong Kong’s Champion Awards

Exultant’s outstanding exploits during the 2019/20 season earned the multiple Group 1 victor the Hong Kong Horse of the Year ...
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Chris Waller

Fitting season finale looming for Waller

Champion trainer Chris Waller has dominated Queensland staying races this season and has three chances to win another one at ...
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Split Second to build on promising debut

Split Second to build on promising debut

After an eye-catching debut performance at Ballarat, Split Second heads to town where he contests the Byerley Handicap at Flemington ...
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Del Mar

Del Mar shut as COVID-19 hits jockey ranks

Fifteen United States jockeys, including Umberto Rispoli, have returned positive tests to COVID-19, forcing organisers to suspend racing at Del ...
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Prominent UK trainer to hand in licence

Prominent UK trainer to hand in licence

Ed Vaughan, the English-based racehorse trainer with close connections to Australian racing, has announced he is to quit training later ...
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Happy Valley

Hong Kong racing pulls together to complete extraordinary season

Hong Kong’s “season like no other” ended at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 15 July with Ricky Yiu securing an odds-defying ...
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Dean McKenzie

Outgoing McKenzie hails Racing Industry Act

Dean McKenzie believes his time at the helm of New Zealand racing reform is ending on a high with the ...
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Government delays Irish racing owners' return

Government delays Irish racing owners’ return

Owners will not return to Irish racecourses as planned after a delay to the Irish government's lockdown-lifting roadmap ...
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The Good Fight

First runners back for Ritchie stable

Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is back in the game this weekend. Having watched from the sidelines for the first month ...
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Justa Charlie

Justa Charlie out for redemption

Justa Charlie has been beaten just once over the steeples and he is out to redeem that sole defeat this ...
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Yourdeel

Star two-year-old sold to Hong Kong

Horowhenua horseman Chris Rutten has confirmed the sale of dual Group 1 winning two-year-old, Yourdeel, to Hong Kong. Prepared by ...
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Helena Baby

First stakes test for Helena Baby

Promising galloper Helena Baby has won four of his six career starts and will get his first opportunity at stakes ...
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Extended trip to suit Huntly Castle: Hayes

Extended trip to suit Huntly Castle: Hayes

After breaking his maiden over 1600m at Bendigo, Huntly Castle is among the favourites to win the Byerley Handicap over ...
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Enticing Star claims Waller's Everest slot

Enticing Star claims Waller’s Everest slot

Former Perth mare Enticing Star has been confirmed as the slot runner for trainer Chris Waller in The Everest ...
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Well-bred 2YO Paris wins Cranbourne maiden

Well-bred 2YO Paris wins Cranbourne maiden

Two-year-old filly Paris, a half-sister to Group One winner English, has become the latest juvenile from the Anthony Freedman stable ...
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Misery gets deserved win at Sunshine Coast

Misery gets deserved win at Sunshine Coast

Consistent Misery has made the most of the absence of track specialist Tarzan to score an overdue win at the ...
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Jade Darose chases another Flemington win

Jade Darose chases another Flemington win

Parwan Prince provided Jade Darose with an historic victory at Flemington over 1000m with the pair returning to the course ...
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Eagle Farm return boosts winter carnival

Eagle Farm return boosts winter carnival

The return of racing at Eagle Farm has helped boost turnover and crowds for the Queensland winter carnival ...
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Baster back in saddle after Ninja Warrior

Baster back in saddle after Ninja Warrior

After taking up the challenge of appearing on the television program Ninja Warrior, jockey Stephen Baster is back in the ...
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Jamie Kah to ride in Shergar Cup at Ascot

Jamie Kah to ride in Shergar Cup at Ascot

Australian jockey Jamie Kah has been announced as one of the riders set to compete in the Shergar Cup at ...
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Injury-plagued import out to revive career

Injury-plagued import out to revive career

After a promising start to his career in South Africa, King's Bay has had a long and troubled journey to ...
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Gold Ambition chasing belated stakes win

Gold Ambition chasing belated stakes win

Gold Ambition, who was once placed in a Group One race, gets another chance at stakes company at Eagle Farm ...
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New early spring Flemington race for 2YOs

New early spring Flemington race for 2YOs

The Victoria Racing Club has introduced a new early season race for two-year-olds at Flemington over 900m ...
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Ex-mayor's breeding dream receives a boost

Ex-mayor’s breeding dream receives a boost

Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has always wanted to breed a top-class horse and his two-year-old Spurious is taking ...
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Jackfrost

Jackfrost retired

Top jumper Jackfrost’s racing career has come to an abrupt end after suffering an injury in Australia. The Brian and ...
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Ciaron Maher back to work at Caulfield

Ciaron Maher back to work at Caulfield

A broken femur may have cost Ciaron Maher a start in the Mongol Derby but it hasn't stopped him keeping ...
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Mollyfied to back up at Warwick Farm

Mollyfied to back up at Warwick Farm

Trainer Gerald Ryan will test Mollyfied over 1600 metres at Warwick Farm a week after her last start ...
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Empire in line for Flemington honours

Empire in line for Flemington honours

Nordic Empire will be chasing his fourth win of the season when he runs in a 1200m benchmark race at ...
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Te Akau Stud

Melody Belle on track for new season

New Zealand Group One winner Melody Belle is on track for the new season after a disappointing three-year-old year ...
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Coonawarra

Coonawarra chasing third-straight city win

After wins at Canterbury and Rosehill at his past two starts, four-year-old Coonawarra will try to continue his winning run ...
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Gale force winds halt racing at Pakenham

The race meeting at Pakenham has been abandoned after one race because of strong winds ...
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Sasko chasing winning hat-trick at Sandown

Sasko chasing winning hat-trick at Sandown

Trainer Tony McEvoy has elected to remove the blinkers from Sasko despite the stayer wearing the headgear to victory at ...
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Marmelo

Marmelo fighting fit after French win

Trainer Hughie Morrison says Melbourne Cup contender Marmelo may have one more run before heading to Australia ...
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Stallion Hinchinbrook has died aged 10

Popular stallion Hinchinbrook has died after breaking a leg at the age of 10 ...
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NSW in competition with Vic: V'landys

NSW in competition with Vic: V’landys

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys says the state is in competition with Victoria over the wagering dollar amid changes ...
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Supido betting Rosehill

Abbey Marie to be aimed at Caulfield Cup

Mick Kent is plotting a Caulfield Cup preparation for Abbey Marie while the trainer will wait until after Supido's next ...
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Apprentices to battle it out at Flemington

Apprentices to battle it out at Flemington

Ben Thompson has already done enough to win the Rising Stars Series in Victoria but the apprentice is hoping to ...
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Man Of His Word could back up at Randwick

Man Of His Word could back up at Randwick

Gold Coast trainer Bruce Hill is keen to try Man Of His Word over 1800 metres at Randwick after his ...
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John Size

Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards announced

THE Hong Kong Jockey Club is fast becoming one of the most popular governing bodies in the thoroughbred world due ...
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Antipas showing extra distance should suit

Antipas showing extra distance should suit

Antipas will be one of the late-season two-year-olds who will be tested over more ground when he steps up to ...
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Le Diosa

Short spring campaign for La Diosa

New Zealand filly La Diosa will have a short spring campaign when she returns from a break after a tiring ...
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Crownbet market movers

Market movers for Rosehill, Caulfield and Sunshine Coast, June 15

A HUGE Saturday of racing was headlined this weekend by three nine-race cards in Melbourne, Sydney and the Sunshine Coast ...
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Gerald Ryan

Magic Alibi to back up last-start win

Magic Alibi will run in one of two 1100m-sprints at Randwick as she attempts back-to-back wins ...
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Blake Shinn

Blake Shinn to return at Warwick Farm

Blake Shinn returns to Sydney racing from America with rides in six of the seven races on the midweek Warwick ...
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Darren Danis

Dad’s legacy the pathway to success for apprentice Darren Danis

APPRENTICE Darren Danis is starting to hit his straps in the New Zealand apprentice jockey ranks after a frustrating introduction ...
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Le Diosa

Improved La Diosa set for quiet campaign ahead of NZ spring

LEADING southern filly La Diosa will be sparingly-raced when she returns to competition in the new term. The New Zealand ...
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NZ Trainer Tony Pike

Rangipo on target for NZ Triple Crown

CAMBRIDGE trainer Tony Pike is planning on taking a team of gallopers to the central districts headlined by New Zealand ...
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Sheiswhatsheis to run in Tatt's Mile

Sheiswhatsheis to run in Tatt’s Mile

Sheiswhatsheis will miss the Townsville Cup in favour of the Listed Tattersall's Mile at Doomben ...
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Ben Currie

Trainer Ben Currie gets century

Young trainer Ben Currie's treble at Toowoomba has given him 100 Queensland winners for first time ...
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Caravaggio

Caravaggio still in Everest mix

The $10 million Everest is still on the cards for Caravaggio despite his fourth in the July Cup ...
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NSW racing news

Hawkesbury stable a boost for Ryan

Gerald Ryan will claim the Hawkesbury trainers' premiership after his first full season with a satellite stable at the track ...
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Vic racing

Fell Swoop to spend spring in Melbourne

After an autumn-winter campaign during which Fell Swoop raced in three states, he will campaign exclusively in Melbourne in the ...
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NSW racing news

Cox Plate on agenda for Scottish

Scottish has put himself in the frame for a trip to Australia for the Cox Plate with his all-the-way win ...
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NSW racing news

Waller closing in on milestone

Chris Waller still has four meetings left this season to beat his own Sydney training record set in 2012/13 ...
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Queensland news

Sagaronne program up in the air

Trainer Toby Edmonds will re-think plans for Group One-placed Sagaronne after being forced to scratch her from a wet Eagle ...
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Vic racing

Puritan to resume in Regal Roller

Jason Warren is aiming stakes winner Puritan at the Regal Roller Stakes first-up and believes an autumn campaign in Sydney ...
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Vic racing

False start for jockeys insight

Racing Victoria and its integrity department has yet to give Ride Guide the green light after its launch at Caulfield ...
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Queensland news

Schweida aiming Outraged at Townsville Cup

Brisbane trainer Kelly Schweida is looking to travel north again, this time with Outraged who will be aimed at the ...
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NSW racing news

Cox Plate on agenda for Scottish

Scottish has put himself in the frame for a trip to Australia for the Cox Plate with his all-the-way win ...
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