Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 26th April

Today 26th 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.


Paul Wilcox

Critical date fast approaching for Racing Club merger

Full details on the proposed merger between the Auckland Racing Club (ARC) and the Counties Racing Club (CRC) will be ...
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Verstappen

Verstappen motors to victory on debut

Royally bred juvenile Verstappen made the perfect start to her racing career when she came from well back to win ...
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Tokorangi

Tokorangi ready for Australasian Oaks tilt

Quality filly Tokorangi has settled in well to her new surroundings in Melbourne as she prepares to make her Australian ...
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Albury Racing Club

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 26, 2021

Another week of racing kicks off around the country with four horse racing meetings being held today. Our racing analysts ...
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Sale best bets

Sale betting preview, tips & odds | Tuesday 27/4/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, top betting tips and free quaddie numbers for the Sale race meeting on Tuesday, ...
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Goulburn & District Racing Club

Goulburn racing tips & value bets | Tuesday, April 27

HorseBetting.com.au has found two best bets for the Goulburn meeting on Tuesday, April 27, as well as a value pick ...
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Chris Waller

Punt Drunk: Waller on track to set Group 1 record… again

Punt Drunk brings you some of the top stories to come out of the weekend's racing action, including Amade's impressive ...
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Amade

Mission: 2021 Group 1 Melbourne Cup for Amade

The Phillip Stokes-trained Amade could not have been more impressive when taking out the opener at Flemington on Sunday afternoon ...
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Still A Star

Still A Star Gives Ryan A Lift

Still A Star claimed her first mainland win on Saturday afternoon for embattled trainer Bill Ryan. The rising star from ...
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Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges

FWD Champions Day again showcases the best of Hong Kong

A landmark FWD Champions Day, crowned by Vincent Ho’s Group 1 double, record turnover and the emergence of a potential ...
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Loves Only You

Vincent Ho engineers Japanese clean sweep of QEII Cup in remarkable Sha Tin coup

Yoshito Yahagi savoured redemption and Vincent Ho was jubilant on the best day of his burgeoning career after the veteran ...
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Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty extends unbeaten run to 14 with Champions Mile triumph

Stretched to the limit, Golden Sixty bravely extended his unbeaten run to 14 at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 25 ...
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Wellington

Wellington justifies Gibson’s faith with stunning Chairman’s Sprint Prize triumph

Trainer Richard Gibson yesterday (Sunday, 25 April) claimed a second HK$18 million Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha ...
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Mai Tai

Mai Tai gets deserved black type victory

Progressive mare Mai Tai added another feather to her cap when she picked up her first victory at stakes level ...
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Manrico

Manrico adds another victory at favourite venue

Underrated galloper Manrico extended his love affair with the Ellerslie racecourse when he posted his third win in his last ...
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Shaun Clotworthy

Stakes winner no shock for Clotworthy

Shaun Clotworthy may have got the last laugh over wife and training partner Emma when strapping three-year-old Hezashocka upset the ...
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Away Game

Away Game on target for Group 1 WFA test

Star two-year-old Away Game is on target to take on the older fillies and mares in the Group One weight-for-age ...
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Cody Morgan

Ligulate wins Cup for injured Morgan

Ligulate has won the $160,000 Tamworth Cup for injured local trainer Cody Morgan ...
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British riders considering return proposal

British riders considering return proposal

Plans for the resumption of British racing have met with a mostly positive response from the Professional Jockeys Association ...
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Sacramento

SA Derby on radar for VRC St Leger winner

Co-trainer Adrian Bott says the Group One South Australian Derby is the most likely target for VRC St Leger winner ...
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Vow And Declare

O’Brien to give Cup winner a winter break

After two below-par performances in his recent assignments, Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare is heading for a break before ...
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Joe Pride

Pride calls for Sydney winter revamp

A reduced winter carnival in Brisbane combined with the complexities of interstate travel has prompted calls for some tweaks to ...
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Betcha Flying

Betcha Flying to chase Oaks in Adelaide

Betcha Flying will try to emulate Egg Tart after winning at Flemington on Anzac Day and then backing up in ...
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Robert Heathcote

Push to upgrade Queensland carnival

There is a renewed push to include more Group One races in the Queensland winter but officials say they have ...
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Brisbane Racing Club

BRC proposes six ballot-free races for Group 1

The Brisbane Racing Club has proposed at least six ballot-free races for its two winter Group One features ...
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Alysha Collett

Collett bound for NSW with Singapore on hold

Kiwi jockey Alysha Collett is the latest Singapore-based rider to take a hiatus from the jurisdiction, with racing currently on ...
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Kinloch

JJ Atkins on the cards for Kinloch

A tilt at the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1400m) at Eagle Farm in June could be on the agenda for ...
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Showdown runners given all-clear to start

Showdown runners given all-clear to start

Racing Victoria vets have completed their inspections of the runners in the $1 million The Showdown, with all given the ...
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Trinder and Darmanin chasing Caulfield win

Trinder and Darmanin chasing Caulfield win

Adam Trinder and Anthony Darmanin have enjoyed success in Melbourne this season with Mystic Journey and will try to add ...
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Nature Strip wins Randwick trial

Nature Strip wins Randwick trial

Galaxy winner Nature Strip has won a Randwick barrier trial ahead of his bid for the Doomben 10,000 ...
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Sisstar set for inaugural Showdown

Sisstar set for inaugural Showdown

Trainer Tony McEvoy has aimed well-related Sisstar at the inaugural million dollar Showdown at Caulfield and believes the filly will ...
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Currie given more time for submissions

Currie given more time for submissions

Stewards have agreed to give trainer Ben Currie more time to make final submissions in an inquiry on two charges ...
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Mr Stunning

Mr Stunning & Viddora to be monitored ahead of Chairman’s Sprint

Australian raider Viddora and Hong Kong star Mr Stunning will be monitored heading towards Sunday's Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize ...
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Beauty Generation is the “champion” Purton deserves

Beauty Generation is the “champion” Purton deserves

Zac Purton concedes he’s blessed to sit atop the world’s best miler Beauty Generation - the horse who seeks a ...
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Fiery Heights up to another stakes test

Fiery Heights up to another stakes test

Speedy Fiery Heights has recovered from a tough Sydney trip and is expected to race well on a drier Eagle ...
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Queensland awaits Moroney-Gerard runners

Queensland awaits Moroney-Gerard runners

Group 2 winning filly Pinmedown will be back in action at Te Rapa on Saturday when she contests the Maara ...
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Kylease a star in the making: Pride

Kylease a star in the making: Pride

Trainer Joe Pride believes Kylease can reach the top level and but first he is hoping she can extend her ...
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Fine Dane fresh for Caulfield Dash assault

Fine Dane fresh for Caulfield Dash assault

Trainer John Moloney sees a lot of positives for Fine Dane ahead of his assault on the VOBIS Gold Dash ...
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Kennewell upbeat as Viddora gets ready for Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Kennewell upbeat as Viddora gets ready for Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Two days on from wondering whether their star mare would even make the starting gate for Sunday’s (28 April) Group ...
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Oh Five working towards Eagle Farm glory

Oh Five working towards Eagle Farm glory

Tough filly Oh Five Glory has worked strongly giving trainer Peter Hulbert confidence she is ready to repel the southern ...
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Danny O'Brien impressed by Iconoclasm

Danny O’Brien impressed by Iconoclasm

A Queensland campaign is on the radar for talented Iconoclasm if he can perform strongly first-up for new trainer Danny ...
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Birchley to have a say in Victory Stakes

Birchley to have a say in Victory Stakes

Trainer Liam Birchley says sprinter Havasay is racing better than it appears on paper as he prepares to take on ...
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Big fields open 3-day Warrnambool carnival

Big fields open 3-day Warrnambool carnival

Big fields are the norm for the three-day Warrnambool May carnival and the opening day is no exception with 139 ...
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Sunlight second to stablemate in trial

Sunlight second to stablemate in trial

Star filly Sunlight has finished a close second to stablemate Cool Passion in a barrier trial ahead of a planned ...
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Blake Shinn has task on Le Juge

Blake Shinn has task on Le Juge

Blake Shinn has the task of proving Le Juge isn't a one-jockey horse when he replaces Robbie Fradd on the ...
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Pitman savouring Hong Kong experience

Pitman savouring Hong Kong experience

Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman is enjoying the build-up to racing at Sha Tin on Sunday as his class sprinter Enzo’s ...
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Santa Ana Lane draws wide for FWD Champions Day assignment

Santa Ana Lane draws wide for FWD Champions Day assignment

Santa Ana Lane will have to overcome a wide berth if he is to win the Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint ...
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Brilliant Mind on Queensland Derby trail

Brilliant Mind on Queensland Derby trail

Trainer Gary Moore hopes Brilliant Mind can win the Group Three Gunsynd Stakes at Eagle Farm to confirm his Queensland ...
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Santa Ana Lane draws outside in HK Sprint

Santa Ana Lane draws outside in HK Sprint

Santa Ana Lane has drawn the outside barrier in his bid to win the Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin ...
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In Her Time secures start in The Everest

In Her Time secures start in The Everest

Classy mare In Her Time will run in the second edition of the world's richest race on turf after securing ...
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Craig Williams

Stewards take no action against Williams

Racing Victoria stewards have concluded their inquiry into Craig Williams ride on Nature Strip at Caulfield saying he made an ...
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Michael Quadara (pictured centre)

Country trainer outed for striking horse

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has suspended trainer Michael Quadara and fined him over two separate incidents ...
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Sambro blindfolded to help barrier issues

Sambro blindfolded to help barrier issues

A barrier blindfold is the latest measure employed by trainer Chris Waller to try to ensure Sambro jumps cleanly in ...
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Exciting Murty ready for Caulfield debut

Exciting Murty ready for Caulfield debut

Lightly raced Flying Murty heads to town for the first time when he runs over 1400 metres at Caulfield ...
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour punting tips & full form for Friday, April 27

COFFS Harbour is hosting racing this Friday and a great eight race card awaits punters. The scenic NSW town has ...
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Pakistan Star returns to action

Kerrin McEvoy to ride Pakistan Star

Kerrin McEvoy will ride the enigmatic Pakistan Star in the Group One QEII Cup at Hong Kong's feature spring meeting ...
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Pakenham market movers, Thursday, April 26

Pakenham market movers, Thursday, April 26

THURSDAY night racing is back tonight as Pakenham hosts an eight race card. The punters have have had all day ...
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Sedanzer

Sedanzer takes step towards Tatt’s Tiara

Sedanzer will attempt to pick up where she left off when she resumes in the Group Three Godolphin Crown at ...
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Barry Lockwood to test three-year-olds

Barry Lockwood to test three-year-olds

Barry Lockwood is typical of Queensland trainers who will find out where their better horses sit against southern visitors at ...
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The Monstar winning at Randwick in June

The Monstar poised to return at Hawkesbury

Trainer Brett Cavanough is looking forward to the return of stakes-winning sprinter The Monstar in the Gold Rush at Hawkesbury ...
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Local knowledge to help Supido

Local knowledge to help Supido

Premier Brisbane jockey Jeff Lloyd has been booked to ride Victorian horse Supido in the Group two Victory Stakes at ...
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Flemington quartet chase Caulfield prize

Flemington quartet chase Caulfield prize

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will have four chances to claim a 1200m three-year-old race at Caulfield ...
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Victory impending for Godolphin

Victory impending for Godolphin

Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending has worked well in the lead-up to his return to racing at Doomben in the Victory ...
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Persuader set to make a mark at Caulfield

Persuader set to make a mark at Caulfield

After a debut third at Mornington, Persuader jumps straight to Listed grade in the Redoute's Choice Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Our Abbadean top Travis prospect

Our Abbadean top Travis prospect

More of the same is expected of Our Abbadean at Te Rapa on Saturday. The mare is at the top ...
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Cambridge sprinter out to earn Brisbane trip

Cambridge sprinter out to earn Brisbane trip

Brisbane is beckoning talented Cambridge stablemates Seventh Up and Go Nicholas if their trainer is willing to swallow her "brave ...
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Savvy Coup to return across the Tasman

Savvy Coup to return across the Tasman

Michael and Matthew Pitman are already making plans for a return to Australia with Savvy Coup. The Riccarton trainers have ...
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Ghisoni, Beau Geste after overdue wins

Ghisoni, Beau Geste after overdue wins

Godolphin head trainer James Cummings hopes Ghisoni and Beau Geste can end losing streaks in black-type races at the Hawkesbury ...
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Graham Salisbury treated in hospital

Graham Salisbury treated in hospital

Graham Salisbury, the man behind Subzero, says he's feeling much better after being admitted to Bendigo Hospital in country Victoria ...
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G1-winning jockey Jimmy Andrews dies

G1-winning jockey Jimmy Andrews dies

Jockey Jim Andrews who was the first claiming apprentice in the modern era to win a Group One race on ...
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Kembla Grange market movers for Thursday, April 26

Kembla Grange market movers for Thursday, April 26

KEMBLA Grange is back this Thursday and the punters have eight races in which to bet upon. Let's take a ...
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Tough filly to help Matt Dunn's Oaks dream

Tough filly to help Matt Dunn’s Oaks dream

Trainer Matt Dunn believes La Scopa is tough enough to stand up to a hard Queensland Oaks campaign starting with ...
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With A Promise

With A Promise inquiry finished

Stewards have noted trainer Ben Currie's explanation about the improved form of Doomben winner With A Promise and taken no ...
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QLD Racing

Queensland track problems strike again

Problems with the Beaudesert track have again highlighted the issue of the closure of Eagle Farm ...
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Willie Mullins

Mullins in front in Irish championship

Willie Mullins has turned the tables on Gordon Elliott in spectacular fashion at Punchestown and is now favourite to claim ...
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Three riders suspended at Canterbury

Three riders suspended at Canterbury

Kerrin McEvoy, Blake Shinn and Josh Parr have been suspended for careless riding at Canterbury ...
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Horse trainer Chris Waller

Foxplay clone gets off the mark

Trainer Chris Waller says maiden winner Noire displays the same traits as Group One-winning three-year-old filly Foxplay ...
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No decision on venue for Good Standing

No decision on venue for Good Standing

Group winner Good Standing has options in Brisbane and at Hawkesbury for his return to the races ...
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Craig Widdison gets on the board in town

Craig Widdison gets on the board in town

Maiden galloper Willi Willi has given trainer Craig Widdison a milestone city winner city winner at Sandown ...
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McEvoy suspended for careless riding

McEvoy suspended for careless riding

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will miss three meetings after pleading guilty to careless riding ...
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Jim Orman wins for mum at Ipswich

Jim Orman wins for mum at Ipswich

Jim Orman has won on Amber Jewel trained by his mother Caroline Allardyce at Ipswich but only after he missed ...
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Childs drops weight for Fastnet Latina

Childs drops weight for Fastnet Latina

Apprentice Jordan Childs will continue his association with Fastnet Latina at Caulfield when the import chases his fifth win from ...
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Heavy rain forces Kilmore to be abandoned

Heavy rain forces Kilmore to be abandoned

An early call has been made to call off the Kilmore meeting after the track was judged unsuitable for racing ...
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Cranbourne Night

Cranbourne night racing form and free tips, Friday April 28

NIGHT racing continues in Victoria this Friday when Cranbourne hosts a quality nine-race card. There are no major races scheduled, ...
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Jeff wakes up for upset win

Jeff wakes up for upset win

Toowoomba two-year-old Wake Up Jeff is on his way to a possible late winter carnival feature race after his upset ...
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Dalgety claims maiden win at third start

Dalgety claims maiden win at third start

The David Brideoake-trained Dalgety has handled the heavy conditions to break his maiden at his third start in a small ...
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Gary Moore ready to fire in winter

Gary Moore ready to fire in winter

Trainer Gary Moore produced smart two-year-old Risen to win at Gosford this week and Group One winner Takedown is ready ...
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Randwick racecourse in Sydney, NSW

Mathers calls for total overhaul of “boring” Sydney racing

"ALL positions should be declared vacant" if Racing NSW wishes to reverse the failing fortunes of the Sydney track scene, ...
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Impressive 2YO forces Lindsay Park rethink

Impressive 2YO forces Lindsay Park rethink

The presence of Doubt I'm Dreaming at Caulfield has prompted Lindsay Park to send Will's Bid to Adelaide looking for ...
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Artie's Party

Fillies to lead the way for Pat Cannon at Geelong

BALLARAT-based trainer Pat Cannon will have a three-horse charge for Sunday's meeting at Geelong, headed by two promising fillies. Fillies ...
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Fell Swoop to trial at Goulburn

Fell Swoop to trial at Goulburn

Classy sprinter Fell Swoop will miss the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm and instead trial at Goulburn ...
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Snitzel closing in on 2yo record

Snitzel closing in on 2yo record

Super sire Snitzel needs just one more winner to set an Australian record for the number of individual two-year-old winners ...
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Joao Moreira

John Moore confident with all four Queen Mother competitors

MOST of the attention this week will be firmly on Werther and Designs On Rome which will represent John Moore ...
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NSW racing news

Red Extension to face Guineas class test

Bryce Heys will know if his long-range plan for Red Extension is on schedule when the three-year-old runs in the ...
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racing news

Tough Buffering raring to go in Hong Kong

Buffering heads towards the Chairman's Sprint Prize and his clash with Chautauqua at Sha Tin in peak condition ...
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Vic racing

Weather to shape Charmed Harmony’s plans

Charmed Harmony will have an enforced change of jockey if he takes his place in a 1400m handicap at Caulfield ...
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Vic racing tips

Punting tips for Wednesday April 27 Sandown quaddie of the week

THE HorseBetting.com.au quaddie of the week takes us to Sandown for a competitive card of racing. Covering races 5-8 on ...
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Queensland news

Cahill, Ford pick up important Brisbane rides

Michael Cahill and Jay Ford have emerged as a major beneficaries of jockey switches for the weight-for-age Victory Stakes ...
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Vic racing

Big Delight chases hat-trick at city debut

After wins at Stony Creek and Moe, Big Delight heads to Sandown looking to notch a hat-trick for Cranbourne trainer ...
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NSW racing news

Michael Costa chases more metro success

Trainer Michael Costa has turned to apprentice Koby Jennings as three-year-old filly Viaductress aims for back-to-back Sydney midweek wins ...
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Vic racing

Group One Goodwood the aim for Supido

Talented sprinter Supido has continued his winning ways at Flemington and trainer Mick Kent is now hoping to get him ...
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NSW racing news

Small field likely for Victory Stakes

Canberra trainer Matt Dale will have to find a new jockey for Fell Swoop in the Victory Stakes with Damien ...
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UK News

Kieren Fallon back among the winners

Jockey Kieren Fallon has ridden a double at Ayr, his first British successes in almost a year after a self-imposed ...
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