Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 20th April

Today 20th April 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.


Lisa Allpress

Allpress heads to Melbourne to retain ride on Kiwi mare

Four-time New Zealand champion jockey Lisa Allpress will reunite with Aimee's Jewel in Melbourne on May 1. Allpress was the ...
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Levante

Spring targets beckon Levante

If Levante is going to become a Group One winner, she’s going to have to wait until she’s a five-year-old ...
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Ipswich Turf Club

Ipswich racing tips, best odds & quaddie | Wednesday, April 21

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best bets and quaddie numbers for the midweek meeting at Ipswich Turf Club on Wednesday, April ...
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Canterbury racing tips

Canterbury tips, value bets & best odds | Wednesday, April 21

HorseBetting.com.au’s NSW analyst has found you three betting tips and some quaddie numbers for the Canterbury meeting on Wednesday, April ...
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Starry Legend

Bendigo racing tips, top odds & quaddie | Wednesday, April 21

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the top odds, best bets and free quaddie numbers for the Bendigo race meeting on Wednesday, April ...
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Addeybb vs Verry Elleegant

Punt Drunk: Will we see Addeybb vs Verry Elleegant match race?

Punt Drunk returns with a look at some of the major headlines in the racing world, including the proposed $10m ...
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Mackay best bets

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 20, 2021

Horse racing around the country sees four meetings scheduled to be run and won on this Tuesday afternoon. Our betting ...
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Frankie Lor

Frankie Lor eyes FWD Champions Day glory with trio of runners

Frankie Lor hopes lightning can strike twice in the same setting as he prepares to unleash Big Party and Fat ...
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Loves Only You

Loves Only You pleases Vincent Ho ahead of FWD QEII Cup tilt

Vincent Ho had his first feel of 2019 Group 1 Japanese Oaks (2400m) winner Loves Only You this morning (Monday, ...
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River Beau To Target Feature Group Races

River Beau To Target Feature Group Races

Promising sprinter River Beau will target Group 3 races and bypass the Belmont winter season, according to trainer Bruce Watkins ...
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Ben Hayes

Biometric ready to shine in Anniversary Vase

Still a maiden in Australia, Lindsay Park believe they have found the sweet spot for former European galloper Biometric. Placed ...
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Price-trained Jamaea On Magic Path

Price-trained Jamaea On Magic Path

A trip to the 2022 Magic Millions raceday is on the cards for the Robert and Luke Price-trained Jamaea, after ...
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Two Illicit

Two Illicit makes pleasing return

Roger James couldn’t have been happier with the return to racing of high-quality mare Two Illicit at Te Rapa last ...
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Big Mike

Schofer riding the crest of a wave

Hazel Schofer is riding the crest of a wave at the moment and she is hoping that will continue. The ...
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Ritani

Ritani scores brave win

Trainers Kerry and Ian Taplin had their hearts in their mouths when their mare Ritani looked like she would be ...
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Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin searching for stakes victory

Consistent filly Babylon Berlin will be looking for her first stakes victory at Te Rapa on Saturday-week when she contests ...
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Invincibella

Invincibella retires after banking $3m

Group One-winning mare Invincibella has run her last race and will be auctioned as a broodmare at the Gold Coast ...
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Maher and Eustace face positive swab probe

Maher and Eustace face positive swab probe

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are the subject of a stewards investigation after Piccatric returned a positive swab after ...
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Lindelani to follow mum's lead in St Leger

Lindelani to follow mum’s lead in St Leger

A daughter of a VRC St Leger winner is set to line up in the 2800m-Listed race for three-year-olds at ...
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Tony Noonan

Manolo Blahniq set for Hawkesbury Cup tilt

Mornington trainer Tony Noonan believes the Hawkesbury Gold Cup at Rosehill shapes as a suitable race for Manolo Blahniq who ...
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Streets of Avalon

Streets Of Avalon to chase spring riches

Having shelved plans to take Streets Of Avalon to Brisbane, trainer Shane Nichols has turned his attention to the spring ...
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Jason Coyle

Coyle with two Hawkesbury Guineas hopefuls

Stakes-placed St Covet's Spirit is scheduled to race on a seven-day back-up in the Hawkesbury Guineas, with her stablemate Mo's ...
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The Cox Plate

MVRC to explore a night-time Cox Plate

Running the 100th Cox Plate at The Valley under lights is one option the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee will ...
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Te Akau Shark

Te Akau looking to Australian spring

Te Akau Racing will have a strong team for the Australian spring but principal David Ellis says he is not ...
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Vega One

Vega One to begin Stradbroke build-up

Talented Vega One will take his first step to the Group One Stradbroke Handicap when he runs at the Sunshine ...
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Britain making plans for racing return

Britain making plans for racing return

Arena Racing Company tracks could be at the forefront of a return to racing in Britain when the time comes ...
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Team Power

Schofield’s hot streak continues

Chad Schofield is well on his way to smashing his personal best Hong Kong tally after maintaining an excellent run ...
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Mighty Giant

New best for Yiu as Mighty Giant impresses

Mighty Giant took another step up the ladder with an impressive performance in the Class 3 Dorset Handicap (1400m) at ...
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Casta Diva

White legacy continues

In 2006, a filly by Zabeel out of Carmina Burana came into the world in the usual way, but her ...
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Donovan Mansour

Mansour in good spirits despite delay to recovery process

South African-born jockey Donovan Mansour is determined to remain positive about his long journey to recovery from a horrific raceday ...
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Vin Cox

Majority of Darley’s stud fees reduced

The majority of Darley Stud's services fees have been reduced for the next breeding season as uncertainty continues regarding COVID-19 ...
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Fall costs Kayla Crowther 15 meeting ban

Fall costs Kayla Crowther 15 meeting ban

Apprentice Kayla Crowther along with senior jockeys Dwayne Dunn and John Allen have been suspended for careless riding at Caulfield ...
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Plein Ciel wins Easter Cup at Caulfield

Plein Ciel wins Easter Cup at Caulfield

Plein Ciel has delivered at his fourth run for the Anthony Freedman stable, claiming the Group Three Easter Cup at ...
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Trekking wins Group Three Hall Mark Stakes

Trekking wins Group Three Hall Mark Stakes

Godolphin sprinter Trekking has shown his liking for firm ground with victory in the Group Three Hall Mark Stakes at ...
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Streets Of Avalon win special for Douglas

Streets Of Avalon win special for Douglas

Clayton Douglas has claimed his first stakes win as a jockey, guiding Streets Of Avalon to a determined victory in ...
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Jockey Tommy Berry returns to scale after riding Pierata to victory

Pierata wins All Aged Stakes at Randwick

Osborne Bulls has been relegated to second in a Group One race for the fourth time this autumn, with Pierata ...
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Long shot Graceful Storm wins at Caulfield

Long shot Graceful Storm wins at Caulfield

Graceful Storm could be aimed at fillies stakes races in Adelaide after she ran down the more highly fancied Thrillster ...
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Jockey Joshua Parr rides Castelvecchio to victory

Castelvecchio wins G1 Champagne Stakes

Trainer Richard Litt his recorded first Group One win, with Castelvecchio finishing strongly to claim the Champagne Stakes at Randwick ...
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Last two races at Doomben washed out

Last two races at Doomben washed out

Stewards have abandoned the last two races at Doomben after jockeys raised concerns about visibility ...
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Morrissy sprints to Caulfield victory

Morrissy sprints to Caulfield victory

Three-year-old colt Morrissy could have earned a crack at a Group Two sprint in Adelaide with a determined victory over ...
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Goldolphin continues winning Qld streak

Goldolphin continues winning Qld streak

The Godolphin stable has continued it run of success in Queensland when Plague Stone gave it its first winter win ...
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Group Three Randwick double for O'Hara

Group Three Randwick double for O’Hara

Kathy O'Hara has ridden a Group Three double at Randwick on late pick-up Laburnum for Godolphin and the Matthew Smith-trained ...
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Nothdurft in first stakes win at Doomben

Nothdurft in first stakes win at Doomben

Apprentice Baylee Nothdurft has produced a top ride to win his first stakes race on Mr Marbellouz in the Listed ...
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Princess Jenni Australasian Oaks bound

Princess Jenni Australasian Oaks bound

Princess Jenni has showed her class with a strong finishing effort with a big weight to claim a narrow win ...
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Consolation win for The Chosen One

Consolation win for The Chosen One

The Chosen One has given premier New Zealand trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman a win on the final day ...
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Hallelujah Boy rejoices in the wet

Hallelujah Boy rejoices in the wet

The Kris Lees-trained Hallelujah Boy has revelled on a heavy track to win the Listed Tails Stakes at Doomben ...
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SA Derby on radar for Grinzinger Star

SA Derby on radar for Grinzinger Star

The Danny O'Brien-trained Grinzinger Star has made it back-to-back wins at Caulfield as he continues on a path towards a ...
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Grey Shadow scores first-up at Caulfield

Grey Shadow scores first-up at Caulfield

Stakes races in either Adelaide or Brisbane will be on the agenda for Grey Shadow following her first-up win in ...
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Gem of Scotland shines bright at Doomben

Gem of Scotland shines bright at Doomben

A change of tactics has led to unbeaten Gem of Scotland scoring a big win in the Two Year old ...
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Cahill continues good run at Doomben

Cahill continues good run at Doomben

In form jockey Michael Cahill has continued a good week, scoring on Wu Gok for champion trainer Chris Waller at ...
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Conners has high hopes for Bolero King

Conners has high hopes for Bolero King

Clarry Conners has the Stradbroke Handicap in mind for Bolero King if the gelding can continue an impressive campaign in ...
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So Far Sokool to step up at Randwick

So Far Sokool to step up at Randwick

Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander is bringing So Far Sokool to Sydney for the final meeting of the carnival after her ...
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QRIC

Mark Currie suspended after being charged

Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie has been suspended pending the resolution of 16 charges involving race day treatment issued against him ...
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Le Romain

Le Romain on track to snap losing streak

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees believes Le Romain is tracking to improve on last year's second in the All Aged Stakes ...
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Winx to enjoy well-earned rest

Winx to enjoy well-earned rest

Winx will have a well-deserved spell in the paddock before a decision is made on her next campaign ...
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Corey Brown plans smooth run on Irukandji

Corey Brown plans smooth run on Irukandji

Jockey Corey Brown says Irukandji will benefit from a quicker pace in the Champagne Stakes as the colt Dundeel's second ...
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Charlie Boy at Randwick

Charlie Boy back for another winter

Rejuvenated gelding Charlie Boy can take the first step to another try at the big winter sprints if he races ...
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Horse trainer Tony McEvoy

Gelded Calderon makes return at Caulfield

Tony McEvoy is eyeing off Adelaide targets with Calderon who makes his return following a gelding operation at Caulfield ...
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Caricature on trial for Adelaide campaign

Caricature on trial for Adelaide campaign

New Zealand filly Caricature can cement an Adelaide campaign if she performs well in a Listed race at Riccarton ...
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Jeff Lloyd

Jeff Lloyd to concentrate on family

Champion jockey Jeff Lloyd says the Brisbane winter carnival will be his last as he plans to spend more time ...
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QLD Racing

New CEO for Racing Qld

Brendan Parnell has been appointed as the new CEO of Racing Queensland after Eliot Forbes stepped down last month ...
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Randwick betting tips and form for Saturday, April 21

Randwick betting tips and form for Saturday, April 21

RANDWICK is racing this Saturday and a strong nine race card waits punters in the NSW capital. The Champagne Stakes ...
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QLD Racing

Racing Qld appoints new chief executive

Brendan Parnell has been appointed as the new CEO of Racing Queensland after Eliot Forbes stepped down from the role ...
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QLD Racing

Brendan Parnell new RQ chief

Former Tatts Group and Sky Channel executive Brendan Parnell is the new chief executive of Racing Queensland ...
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Morphettville memories rekindled

Morphettville memories rekindled

Roger James will take a walk down memory lane if his highly promising three-year- old Sherrif can live up to ...
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Wanabefamous ready for bigger and better things

Wanabefamous ready for bigger and better things

It’s the changing of the guard at Ralph Manning’s Cambridge stable with his winter team gathering momentum, but he still ...
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Aussie G1 dates loom for Kiwis

Aussie G1 dates loom for Kiwis

A couple of Cambridge gallopers preparing for Group 1 goals will hold most New Zealand interest in Australia on Saturday ...
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D Day for Caricature

D Day for Caricature

The pressure again goes on three-year-old filly Caricature this weekend. Fresh from facing her toughest assignment in the Group 1 ...
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Boss set to avenge last-start loss

Boss set to avenge last-start loss

Otaki trainer Johno Benner is happy to put Boss' last-start failure behind him as he prepares for Sunday's Lincoln Farms ...
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Muswellbrook market movers for Friday, April 20

Muswellbrook market movers for Friday, April 20

WE'RE away and racing at Muswellbrook this afternoon as the NSW venue hosts a strong eight race card. Wondering where ...
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Aqua Vite ready for first stakes win

Aqua Vite ready for first stakes win

Aqua Vite is set to continue his consistent record by winning the Listed Tails Stakes at Doomben ...
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Williams and Property reunite at Caulfield

Williams and Property reunite at Caulfield

Craig Williams is looking forward to partnering Property from a favourable barrier when the gelding returns in the Bel Esprit ...
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Pennino to boost Tiffani Brooker's career

Pennino to boost Tiffani Brooker’s career

Tiffani Brooker can get a timely boost to her senior career when she is reunited with promising two-year-old Pennino at ...
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Frankel

Regally bred Zarkamiya wins on debut

Three-year-old filly Zarkamiya by Frankel out of Zarkava has made a winning debut at ParisLongchamp ...
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Jockey Kathy O'Hara on Single Gaze

Single Gaze arrives In Brisbane for winter

Group One-winning mare Single Gaze has arrived in Brisbane to prepare for a big winter carnival ...
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Orange appeal could prove fruitful

Orange appeal could prove fruitful

Small-scale trainer Mike Van Gestel is keen to gauge the progress of Charlie Chap at Randwick where he tries to ...
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Trainers advocate foreign workers

Trainers advocate foreign workers

Foreign workers are essential for Australian stables along with later working hours and better education say trainers ...
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Sydney Cup Fast Facts

Sydney Cup Fast Facts

Some facts and figures on the re-running of the Sydney Cup ...
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Vandyke chases double for friend Sam

Vandyke chases double for friend Sam

Trainer David Vandyke hopes he can get a double for the week for his owner and friend Sam Mayer at ...
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Half-brothers' chance at two-state double

Half-brothers’ chance at two-state double

Half-brothers Danger Deal and Royal Rumble will chase a two-state family double when they run at Caulfield and Morphettville respectively ...
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Crystal Dreamer to make stakes race debut

Crystal Dreamer to make stakes race debut

Crystal Dreamer will make his stakes racing debut in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes at Caulfield having won seven of ...
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Parish excited about Sydney Cup chance

Parish excited about Sydney Cup chance

Jockey Cory Parish will chase the biggest win of his career when he rides in Sydney for the first time ...
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Ride Guide

Racing Victoria and AJA re-launch Ride Guide

CONTROVERSIAL punting tool Ride Guide is back in business and will launched to the public this Saturday and will be ...
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Ride Guide to kick off at Caulfield

Ride Guide to kick off at Caulfield

The digital service Ride Guide is set for a relaunch at Caulfield with jockeys now allowed to give their thoughts ...
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2017 Sydney Cup Boom Time & Harlem

Hayes-Dabernig hopefuls firming in 2017 Sydney Cup betting

THERE has been a swell of support for two of the outside chances ahead of Saturday's 2017 Sydney Cup replay ...
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Tivaci to stand at Waikato Stud

Tivaci to stand at Waikato Stud

Tivaci will head to Waikato Stud in New Zealand following his win in the Group One All Aged Stakes at ...
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Ron Stewart on Too Good To Refuse

Ron Stewart on Too Good To Refuse

In-form Ron Stewart will be the fill-in rider for Too Good To Refuse when the horse tackles the Tails Stakes ...
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Prize money boost for NZ racing

Prize money boost for NZ racing

New Zealand's racing codes to get multi-million dollar injection to be used as prize money ...
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Prussian Vixen after the Caulfield money

Prussian Vixen after the Caulfield money

Trainer Michael Mehegan has decided to chase the money with Prussian Vixen at Caulfield in the VOBIS Gold Sprint ...
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Rawiller aims to be back in saddle in June

Rawiller aims to be back in saddle in June

Jockey Nash Rawiller expects to spend six to eight weeks on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder and fracturing his ...
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VOBIS Gold form and free tips for racing at Caulfield, April 22

VOBIS Gold form and free tips for racing at Caulfield, April 22

VOBIS Gold pumps a lot of money into the Australian racing industry and it is the major sponsor for racing ...
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Waterhouse, Bott hearing to resume

Waterhouse, Bott hearing to resume

A Racing NSW hearing into Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott substituting horses for a televised track gallop at Randwick is ...
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Sydney Cup

2017 Sydney Cup form, odds and free tips, Saturday April 22

TAKE two of the 2017 Sydney Cup as a full field of 16 runners will hopefully make it around the ...
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Stewards conclude Jeff Lloyd inquiry

Stewards conclude Jeff Lloyd inquiry

Stewards have concluded an inquiry into top jockey Jeff Lloyd's ride on She Goes Pop at the Sunshine Coast ...
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NZRB

NZRB announces massive stake money injection to all industries

THE New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) finally has positive news for the industry after announcing a funding commitment of $24 ...
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Vic racing

Chief stipe hits back at Purton criticism

Hong Kong-based jockey Zac Purton has earned the ire of Racing NSW chief teward Ray Murrihy for his stance on ...
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Vic racing

Vandancer gives Boss a timely Sandown win

Glen Boss, still waiting for a Singapore work visa, made the most of his one ride at Sandown with victory ...
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NSW racing news

Multizone another winner for James Cumings

The James Cummings-trained Multizone has given jockey Sam Clipperton the first leg of a winning treble at Canterbury ...
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Queensland news

Ipswich treble adds to Matt Dunn’s haul

Sky Heart, Flying Charger and Groovy Gal have added to trainer Matt Dunn's surge of form with the trio winning ...
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racing news

Chautauqua in first look at Sha Tin track

Chautauqua has taken his first steps on the Sha Tin racecourse ahead of his first appearance on the international arena ...
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Vic racing

Dulverton on path to Qld winter carnival

Dulverton kicks off her campaign at Caulfield with trainer Robert Smerdon aiming the filly towards the Queensland winter carnival ...
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Vic racing

Chief stipe hits back at Purton criticism

Hong Kong-based jockey Zac Purton has earned the ire of Racing NSW chief teward Ray Murrihy for his stance on ...
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NSW racing news

Aviator flying ahead of Rosehill return

Aviator will restart his two-year-old campaign at Rosehill with a view to a Queensland winter campaign ...
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Vic racing

Dale takes proven route with Unanimously

Canberra sprinter Unanimously is no stranger to racing at Caulfield and is heading to Melbourne again to contest the Listed ...
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Vic racing

Allen brings flat form to jumps circuit

After landing his first feature flat victory, Irish jockey John Allen was back in the winner's circle, this time over ...
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Queensland news

Sir Moments carnival aim subject to change

Talented galloper Sir Moments could have his Brisbane winter carnival target race switched from the Doomben Cup to the Stradbroke ...
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Queensland news

Robert Heathcote arrives in Hong Kong

Trainer Robert Heathcote has arrived in Hong Kong where stable star Buffering will attempt his second win on the international ...
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Queensland news

Robert Heathcote arrives in Hong Kong

Trainer Robert Heathcote has arrived in Hong Kong where stable star Buffering will attempt his second win on the international ...
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NSW racing news

Starspangledbanner to return to Coolmore

Starspangledbanner will return to Coolmore Australia after showing increased fertility during the northern hemisphere breeding season ...
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NSW racing news

Rising Romance in peak order for QEII bid

Lindsay Park mare Rising Romance has settled in well in Hong Kong as she prepares for the QEII Cup at ...
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