Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 20th May

Today 20th May 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.


Glorious Dragon

Glorious Dragon ready for Champions and Chater Cup test

Francis Lui has no qualms over Glorious Dragon’s ability to answer the stamina queries when he steps into the unknown ...
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Tofane

Tofane to reunite with Bosson

The last time Tofane was ridden by top Kiwi hoop Opie Bosson they won a Group One, and trainer Michael ...
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Pam Brindley

Brindley thrilled to be part of first synthetic track win

It had nowhere near the same value as the Group One success she covets, but popular owner Pam Brindley was ...
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The Straight Six race tips & odds | Flemington | 22/5/2021

The Straight Six race tips & odds | Flemington | 22/5/2021

The Straight Six will be held as the feature race at Flemington Racecourse on May 22. See the top form ...
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Mackay best bets

Mackay betting picks, value bets & top odds | Friday, May 21

Mackay will play host to the eight race car held on Friday, May 21. See all the top tips, value ...
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Cranbourne Punters Preview

Cranbourne tips, best odds & value bets | Friday, May 21

Cranbourne will host eight races on Friday, May 21. See all the top tips, best odds available and the quaddie ...
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour betting tips, top odds & quaddie | Friday, May 21

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for the nine-race card at Coffs Harbour Racing Club on Friday, May 21. See ...
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The Office - urine test

Punt Drunk: NSW trainer banned for switching urine samples

Thursday's edition of Punt Drunk takes in Fortified's eye-catching run at Ipswich and David Pfieffer's disqualification for messing with urine ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 20, 2021

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

Horse racing around the country has six meetings scheduled for this Thursday afternoon. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au have ...
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Matthew Chadwick

Matthew Chadwick seeks second Champions & Chater Cup with Packing Waltham

Matthew Chadwick is taking a level-headed approach into Sunday’s (23 May) Group 1 Standard Chartered Champions and Chater Cup (2400m) ...
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Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira stars with a Happy Valley five-timer

Joao Moreira’s aspirations of securing a fourth Hong Kong jockeys’ championship have soared after the Brazilian notched a five-timer at ...
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It’s A Wonder

Big weekend ahead for Phelan

Shaun Phelan has a big day ahead of him this Saturday. The jumps jockey turned trainer has two runners in ...
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King Of Comedy

Group One son of Kingman to Novara Park

Group One performer King Of Comedy will join Novara Park’s stallion roster this coming breeding season. Farm principal Luigi Muollo ...
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Champagne Princess

Father-and-son combine to win inaugural polytrack race

It’s been a while coming for New Zealand to have its first raceday on a synthetic track, but for Darryn ...
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Earth Song

Earth Song records strong Randwick win

Earth Song has taken out the Vale Caryl Williamson Handicap at Randwick to honour the Australian Associated Press turf editor ...
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Micheal Hellyer

Hellyer hopes winning runs in family

Jockey Micheal Hellyer had an easy win on Amiche at the Sunshine Coast and hopes to repeat it on the ...
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Romancer

Romancer set for return race at Flemington

Trainer Grahame Begg is looking forward to a winter racing program with Romancer who makes his return in the Listed ...
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Chris Waller

Brisbane Group 1 starts on the line at Randwick

The Darley Handicap at Randwick will give an indication as to Sydney trained two-year-old hopes for the Group One J ...
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Sunlight

Sunlight’s racing future remains in limbo

After two below par Group One performances from Sunlight, the mare has headed to the spelling paddock as her ownership ...
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Tambo's Mate

Tambo’s Mate set for step up at Eagle Farm

Tambo's Mate is again ready to show his improvement in the past year when he tackles the Group Two Victory ...
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Victory Stakes takes on more importance

Victory Stakes takes on more importance

The Group Two Victory Stakes has an even more important role in Queensland winter racing this year as a lead ...
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Mr Bellagio

Mr Bellagio heads Edmonds’ Gold Coast tilt

Underrated gelding Mr Bellagio heads another strong assault by the Edmonds training partnership on a Gold Coast metropolitan meeting ...
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Unlaced

Youthful Hawke’s Bay team prepare for spring

Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen are looking to the youth in their stable ahead of spring racing. The Hastings trainers ...
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Roger That

Roger back on the job

Tauranga horseman Antony Fuller has Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Roger That back ticking over but he isn’t getting ...
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Tofane

Moroney looking to summit Everest

Last start Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) heroine Tofane has made a real impression on trans-Tasman trainer, Michael Moroney, ...
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Jock and Des Harris

Farewell to a great racing contributor

New Zealand racing lost the patriarch of a racing dynasty with the death last Saturday of Jock (John William) Harris ...
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Jamie Mott has perfect day at Mornington

Jamie Mott has perfect day at Mornington

Jamie Mott has walked away from the Mornington meeting with a four-timer from four rides at the track ...
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More convictions for trainer Ben Currie

More convictions for trainer Ben Currie

Trainer Ben Currie has been found guilty of 12 charges of race day administration and has been asked to make ...
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Flemington straight to suit Divine Quality

Flemington straight to suit Divine Quality

After flopping around a bend in the Sangster Stakes at Morphettville, Divine Quality is set to run in the Straight ...
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Tonsor to continue Smith's winning ways

Tonsor to continue Smith’s winning ways

Trainer Matt Smith hopes promising sprinter Tonsor can bounce back from a last-start defeat when he runs at Randwick ...
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Lessons learned from Criterion invaluable

Lessons learned from Criterion invaluable

Lindsay Park is hoping lessons learned from an international campaign with Criterion can be carried over into the Australian preparation ...
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Slow recovery for injured rider Hackett

Slow recovery for injured rider Hackett

Injured rider Michael Hackett is making progress, albeit slow, as he remains in Sydney's Liverpool Hospital after a fall at ...
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Woodsman

Big weekend for Roustoby twins

An impressive debut jumps win for Woodsman at Te Rapa on Saturday marked the first leg of a special double ...
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Trainer Ben Smith guilty of cobalt charges

Trainer Ben Smith guilty of cobalt charges

Suspended trainer Ben Smith has been found guilty of 10 charges regarding elevated cobalt levels, race day treatments and giving ...
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Rondinella

Newcomer stepping out as star returns

It might be a quieter time on the racing front for Roger James and Robert Wellwood, but there’s plenty of ...
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Red Warrior

Warrior upends Champion’s

Champion’s Way (132lb) was a hot favourite to take his perfect winning record to six on the bounce in the ...
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Jordan Childs spends the night in hospital

Jordan Childs spends the night in hospital

Jockey Jordan Childs has spent the night in a Melbourne hospital after a post-race fall at Bendigo ...
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Big Party

Big Party for Purton four-timer

Champion jockey Zac Purton took his season’s tally to 123 wins with a masterful four-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon, ...
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Tai Ho

Topweight too tough in Great Western Steeplechase

Topweight Tai Ho gave his rivals weight and a beating when he took out the time-honoured DT Kings Transport Ltd ...
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Big Mike

Big Mike ready to put another stamp in his passport

As far as dress rehearsals go, you don’t get much better than the performance free-going stayer Big Mike put on ...
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Lord Arthur

Baker pleased with Queensland Derby candidates

An exhibition gallop at the Gold Coast on Saturday by Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) candidate Lord Arthur has Cambridge ...
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McDonald to ride in Group One race

McDonald to ride in Group One race

Comeback jockey James McDonald will ride Care To Think in the Group One Kingsford Smith Cup at Doomben ...
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Siren's Fury to press on to Brisbane

Siren’s Fury to press on to Brisbane

Trainer Jason Coyle will send Dark Jewel Classic winner Siren's Fury to Brisbane with stablemate White Moss for a two-pronged ...
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Chris Waller to have strong Qld Oaks hand

Chris Waller to have strong Qld Oaks hand

Trainer Chris Waller has eight first acceptors for the Group One Queensland Oaks as he attempts another win in the ...
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Australian Hurdle next target for Two Hats

Australian Hurdle next target for Two Hats

After winning the Galleywood Hurdle on his home track at Warrnambool, Two Hats is off to Sandown for a shot ...
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Jordan Childs suspended for alcohol breach

Jordan Childs suspended for alcohol breach

Jockey Jordan Childs, winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, has been outed for one month for failing a breath test ...
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Progressive Scandalo earns deserved break

Progressive Scandalo earns deserved break

Scandalo’s work is done for the season after making his mark in the top grade. The Hastings five-year-old won five ...
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Stable’s luck takes turn for the better

Stable’s luck takes turn for the better

Kenny Rae’s Queensland fortunes have turned around after a rocky start to the carnival. The Ruakaka horseman’s spirits were significantly ...
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$1.6 billion racing industry significant to New Zealand economy

$1.6 billion racing industry significant to New Zealand economy

New Zealand’s racing industry was responsible for generating more than $1.6 billion in value-added contribution to the New Zealand economy ...
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Sean Cormack to visit doctor

Sean Cormack to visit doctor

Jockey Sean Cormack will return to a doctor to find out the full extent of a knee injury which has ...
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Moreton Cup to be run under lights

Moreton Cup to be run under lights

The Moreton Cup at the Sunshine Coast will be the first Group Two race run under lights in Queensland ...
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Rhododendron lands Lockinge thriller

Rhododendron lands Lockinge thriller

Trainer Aidan O'Brien's decision to switch Rhododendron back to a mile has proved a winning tactic in the Lockinge Stakes ...
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Justify keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify keeps Triple Crown bid alive

The Bob Baffert-trained Justify has kept his Triple Crown hopes alive, adding the Preakness Stakes to his Kentucky Derby win ...
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Fuhryk

Fuhryk drives its way to win Proud Miss Stakes

RACE favourite Fuhryk has taken out the Proud Miss Stakes at Morphettville to hand Lindsay Park two group victories on ...
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Lindsay Park celebrates Magic in Goodwood

Lindsay Park celebrates Magic in Goodwood

Vega Magic has given Lindsay Park extra cause for celebration with his win in the Group One Goodwood at Morphettville ...
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Jockey Corey Brown gestures after riding Sense of Occasion to victory

Lees’ sense proves correct in Doomben Cup

Everything went to plan for Sense of Occasion when he came from well back to win the Group One Doomben ...
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Extra Zero

Extra Zero defies age and odds in winning 100th start

THE feel-good story of Saturday was Extra Zero's win in the Archer Hall Of Fame Trophy at Flemington - the ...
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Cahill banned for careless riding

Cahill banned for careless riding

Michael Cahill has been suspended for 11 days for careless riding and also been fined $500 for excessive whip use ...
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Jungle Edge lifts Bell's spirits

Jungle Edge lifts Bell’s spirits

It was a case of mixed emotions for trainer Mick Bell after Jungle Edge scored a thrilling all-the-way win in ...
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Dagny posts another Waller milestone

Dagny posts another Waller milestone

Dagny has provided Chris Waller with his 400th winner at Rosehill, while stablemate Firebird Flyer was the focal point in ...
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Brown suspended for whip use in Cup win

Brown suspended for whip use in Cup win

Doomben Cup winning jockey Corey Brown has been suspended for seven days and fined $2000 for excessive whip use in ...
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Extra Zero celebrates start 100 with a win

Extra Zero celebrates start 100 with a win

Lindsay Park galloper Extra Zero has scored his seventh career win at start 100 with an explosive win at Flemington ...
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Kenedna survives protest to win The Roses

Kenedna survives protest to win The Roses

Kenedna won the Group Two Roses at Doomben on Saturday after surviving a protest from runner-up Oklahoma Girl ...
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Sense Of Occasion

Sense Of Occasion storms home to win Group 1 Doomben Cup

A preparation which had already included a third placing in both the Doncaster Mile and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes came ...
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Invinzabeel secures coveted victory

Invinzabeel secures coveted victory

Chris Waller has trained the winner of the Winx Hall Of Fame Handicap at Rosehill, with Invinzabeel claiming a memorable ...
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Bonny mare wins again at Rosehill

Bonny mare wins again at Rosehill

Bonny O'Reilly has confirmed her place on a float to Brisbane with victory at Rosehill ...
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Big weight can't halt De Little Engine

Big weight can’t halt De Little Engine

De Little Engine has lumped 58.5kg to an easy victory in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington ...
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Kenedna

Kenedna outstays rivals to win the Magic Millions Roses

DARREN Weir has another group title to his name after short-priced favourite Kenedna found a kick in the dying stages ...
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Sense Of Occasion wins G1 Doomben Cup

Sense Of Occasion wins G1 Doomben Cup

The Kris Lees-trained Sense Of Occasion has won the Group One Doomben Cup for jockey Corey Brown ...
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De Little Engine

De Little Engine revs up for stellar Andrew Ramsden Stakes win

DE Little Engine defied a betting drift and a big weight to romp home in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes ...
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Byrne confidence in Bidii Babe pays off

Byrne confidence in Bidii Babe pays off

Jim Byrne's confidence after riding Bidii Babe track work was proved right when she won the Listed Bright Shadow Stakes ...
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Clear The Beach makes a splash at Rosehill

Clear The Beach makes a splash at Rosehill

Rarely sighted gelding Clear The Beach was prominent at Rosehill, scoring the Lloyd Williams Hall Of Fame Handicap in style ...
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Sovereign Nation

Sovereign Nation stays best to win Lloyd Williams Hall Of Fame

HAYES and Dabernig-trained Sovereign Nation has produced another spectacular first-up effort to take out the Lloyd Williams Hall Of Fame ...
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Tactical Advantage shows his class

Tactical Advantage shows his class

Tactical Advantage firmed in Stradbroke Handicap betting after his narrow win at Doomben on Saturday ...
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I’ll Have A Bit wins the National Stakes at Morphettville

I’ll Have A Bit wins the National Stakes at Morphettville

JOHN McArdle-trained filly I’ll Have A Bit has produced a boil over in the Group 3 National Stakes after Craig ...
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2YO record for Snitzel and Ryan

2YO record for Snitzel and Ryan

Pymble has given his sire Sntizel an Australian record 31 individual two-year-old winners in a season ...
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The Virginian bound for Stradbroke

The Virginian bound for Stradbroke

At his first start back from injury, The Virginian has earned himself a tilt at the Group One Stradbroke Handicap ...
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Hay Now notches city win at Rosehill

Hay Now notches city win at Rosehill

Hay Now has won for the fourth time in nine starts after Nick Heywood rode the mare to victory at ...
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New Universe still unbeaten in Australia

New Universe still unbeaten in Australia

Tommy Berry marvelled at New Universe's determination after the sprinter finished strongly on a soft track to go back-to-back at ...
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Atkins target for Pardoe

Atkins target for Pardoe

Pardoe gave a tick to the provincial form and stormed into J J Atkins contention after his fast-finishing win in ...
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Overstep wins at Flemington

Overstep back in form at Flemington

Overstep has appreciated a weight drop with a comfortable win up the straight at Flemington ...
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Overstep

Overstep turns tables on Divine Quality at Flemington

THE upset results continued in the early stages at Flemington as Overstep won the Light Fingers Hall Of Fame Trophy ...
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Aloisi wins at Flemington

Aloisia impressive in Australian debut

A trip to Queensland is on the cards for former New Zealand filly Aloisia after her breakthrough win at Flemington ...
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Quick Feet wins at Rosehill

Quick Feet too fast at Rosehill

Co-trainer Peter Snowden has celebrated the win of Quick Feet after coming close to scratching her from Rosehill ...
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Gully Command wins for Lloyd and Currie

Gully Command wins for Lloyd and Currie

Jeff Lloyd has won his fifth race for trainer Ben Currie in the past two months, this time aboard country ...
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Viridine and Rory Hutchings

Consecutive wins for Godolphin’s Viridine

Promising Godolphin colt Viridine and jockey Rory Hutchings have combined for a second successive win at Rosehill ...
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Dartmouth wins Yorkshire Cup for The Queen

Dartmouth wins Yorkshire Cup for The Queen

Ryan Moore has been seen at his best in victory on Dartmouth in the Yorkshire Cup for The Queen at ...
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Vic racing

Members to decide racecourses’ fate

Racing Victoria is in discussions with the three metropolitan clubs in Melbourne over the long term future of the racing ...
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Vic racing

Swacadelic thriving ahead of 3200m race

Swacadelic has had a long campaign but his trainer is convinced the stayer is thriving and can prove hard to ...
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UK News

Ladbrokes, Coral may have to offload shops

Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral may have to offload betting shops in Britain as part of their proposed merger ...
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Vic racing

Swacadelic thirving ahead of 3200m race

Swacadelic has had a long campaign but his trainer is convinced the stayer is thriving and can prove hard to ...
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Queensland news

Emphatically can stamp herself at Doomben

Melbourne trainer Ciaron Maher hopes two-year-old Emphatically can live up to her name in a Listed race at Doomben ...
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Vic racing

Allen jumps at sprint chance at Flemington

A week after claiming his first Group One victory, Irish jockey John Allen heads to Flemington looking for a first ...
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NSW racing news

Leebaz Cup win can put sire in rare air

If Leebaz can win the Doomben Cup, his sire Zabeel will join his own father Sir Tristram as the equal ...
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Vic racing

Turnitaround chasing third-straight win

Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams believes a step up to 2000m at Flemington will be no issue for the in-form Turnitaround ...
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Vic racing

Brian Cox facing 13 charges by stewards

Wodonga trainer Brian Cox has been issued with 13 charges by stewards including administering a prohibited substance to affect a ...
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NSW racing news

Holler pleases in Randwick barrier trial

Holler has pleased trainer John O'Shea with his second in a Randwick barrier trial ahead of his bid for Royal ...
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Queensland news

Too Good To Refuse bids for Stradbroke Hcp

The Desleigh Forster-trained Too Good To Refuse is expected to measure up against a strong interstate challenge on Doomben Cup ...
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NSW racing news

For Me Dad continues sentimental journey

It's always a sentimental time when For Me Dad goes to the races, but her presence at Rosehill will be ...
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Queensland news

Vandyke move primed to be Group 1 success

David Vandyke has made his name in racing in NSW, but he will be training for a Queensland win when ...
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Vic racing

Winks confident Supido can step up in G1

Supido has been aimed at the Group One Goodwood by trainer Mick Kent and his jockey James Winks believes the ...
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Vic racing

2YO out to follow up international Gr1 win

The colours carried to victory in a recent Group One victory in Singapore will be on show in the Pat ...
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Queensland news

Lyricist on song for Doomben Roses

Doomben Roses runner Lyricist is among a host of fillies trying to boost their prize money to make the field ...
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Queensland news

Emphatically can stamp herself at Doomben

Melbourne trainer Ciaron Maher hopes two-year-old Emphatically can live up to her name in a Listed race at Doomben ...
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racing news

Exaggerator ready for Round 5 with Nyquist

Exaggerator will step out against Nyquist for the fifth time in the Preakness Stakes with his trainer hoping to break ...
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USA Racing Tips

141st Preakness Stakes runner guide, odds and free tips

THE second jewel of the Triple Crown runs this Sunday at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland where Triple Crown dreams ...
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Vic racing

Yendall expected to be fit for Goodwood

Dean Yendall is expected to be fit to ride in the Group One Goodwood after suffering bruising but no fractures ...
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UK News

Protectionist nearing a race return

Trainer Andreas Wohler says Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is almost ready for his race return in Germany ...
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