Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 31st July

Today 31st 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.


Sunshine Coast betting tips & quaddie picks | Sunday, 01/08/21

Sunshine Coast betting tips & quaddie picks | Sunday, 01/08/21

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for the Sunshine Coast races held on Sunday, August 1st. See all the top ...
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Sandown Lakeside betting tips & odds | Sunday, August 1

Sandown Lakeside betting tips & odds | Sunday, August 1

HorseBetting's James Herbert takes a look at the best bets and top quaddie picks on offer for this Sunday's meeting ...
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Esta La Roca

Kennewell in search of stakes spoils with Esta La Roca

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Lloyd Kennewell on Saturday when the Caulfield trainer tries to nab stakes ...
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Ima Roca Bee

Ryder Stakes test for promising filly

There is still one stakes race up for grabs this season and Karyn McQuade is hoping to get her hands ...
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Johno Benner

Three-year-old shows plenty of spirit at Awapuni

Talented three-year-old Invisible Spirit recorded his third career victory when digging deep late to land the Courtesy Ford 3YO (1400m) ...
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El Nymph

Elliott living his racing dream

El Nymph is living proof of the old adage never look a gift horse in the mouth. The only problem ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | July 31, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | July 31, 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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Hazel Schofer

Schofer looking to finish season with a bang

It’s been a gruelling few months for Hazel Schofer, but all her hard work and determination has paid off after ...
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Leith Innes

Innes keen on what the new season holds

Leith Innes may be a senior statesman of the northern jockeys’ room, but he hasn’t lost his enthusiasm for what ...
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Danny O'Brien

Raceday gallop for O’Brien pair at Geelong

Two of trainer Danny O'Brien's spring contenders, Vow And Declare and Russian Camelot, have taken part in a gallop between ...
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Gobstopper

Gobstopper to scale Grand National Hurdle

New Zealand jumper Gobstopper's former trainer expects the gelding to mount a sterner challenge in this edition of Grand National ...
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Darwin Cup Day racing

Free racing tips & betting strategy for Palmerston Sprint 2020

One of the feature races on Darwin Cup Day this year is the $70,000 bet365 Palmerston Sprint over 1200m, where ...
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Prize money returns to pre-COVID-19 levels

Prize money returns to pre-COVID-19 levels

Having been slashed because of uncertainty with the financial health of the racing industry, prize money returns to previous levels ...
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Luke Dittman

Luke Dittman the Right choice for Gough

Luke Dittman will be out to continue a purple patch of form after picking up the important ride on Right ...
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Ihtsahymn

Darwin Cup 2020 betting tips, trifecta picks & strategy

Arguably the day of all days in Australian horse racing is the Great Northern Darwin Cup Day, which this year ...
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Bougoure to extend success with Azzareach

Bougoure to extend success with Azzareach

Trainer Danny Bougoure hopes to continue his recent run of success with the promising Azzareach in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap ...
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Mr Bellagio

Summer test for Mr Bellagio at Eagle Farm

The consistent Mr Bellagio can earn himself an extensive summer carnival campaign if he races well in the Open Handicap ...
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Sam Freedman

Freedman partnership after winning start

Anthony Freedman and his son Sam are set to have the first runners of their training partnership at The Valley ...
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Jarrod Austin

Austin’s sprinter ready to make some noise

Under-rated sprinter Inanup has been the flagbearer for Jarrod Austin, a role the trainer hopes the horse can continue to ...
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Hard Landing

Hard Landing makes return at The Valley

After missing the majority of the autumn with a respiratory complaint, Hard Landing is making an early return ahead of ...
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Jamie Richards

Richards’ premiership caps memorable season

Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis has just one word to summarise the 2019/20 season – thrilling. The tangerine and ...
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Melody Belle

Star mare Melody Belle wins Randwick trial

The Jamie Richards-trained star New Zealand mare Melody Belle has won a barrier trial at Randwick as she prepares for ...
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Andrew Carston

Best season to date for Carston

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is looking forward to kicking off the new racing season at Ashburton on Saturday, following a ...
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Catalyst

Sydney sprint options beckon Catalyst

Te Awamutu horseman Clayton Chipperfield is pleased with the progress of his stable star Catalyst as he builds towards a ...
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Calm Seeker

Complacent sires first winner

Mapperley Stud stallion Complacent made the perfect start to his stallion career at Ipswich on Thursday when his first starter ...
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Lisa Allpress

Allpress delighted with latest premiership title

Lisa Allpress has ruled herself out of the race to add a fifth premiership title to her record next season ...
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Princess Kereru

Star Kelso mares to gallop at Matamata

Group 1 performers Supera and Princess Kereru will take centre stage early as racing returns to Matamata for the first ...
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Who Dares Wins

Winter Cup test for Prendergast duo

West Melton trainers Tony and Lyn Prendergast have two runners in Saturday’s Group 3 Winning Edge Presentations 122nd Winter Cup ...
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Dylan's Romance to make interstate trip

Dylan’s Romance to make interstate trip

The Marc Conners-trained gelding Dylan's Romance is set to have his first Melbourne start at The Valley when he chases ...
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Noel Riordan

Riordan leaves memories of great affinity

Noel Riordan, best remembered as the only jockey able to get the best out of champion stayer Il Tempo, died ...
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Sydney metro century eludes James Cummings

Sydney metro century eludes James Cummings

James Cummings has ended the 2018-19 racing season one short of training 100 winners on metropolitan tracks in Sydney ...
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Lane scheduled to make Pakenham return

Lane scheduled to make Pakenham return

After a successful two-month riding stint in Japan, Damian Lane is set to make his return to Victorian racing with ...
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Hartnell entered for Flemington jump-out

Hartnell entered for Flemington jump-out

Evergreen Godolphin galloper Hartnell has been entered to contest an 800m jump-out at Flemington ahead of a spring return ...
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Racing Qld changes award eligibility rules

Racing Qld changes award eligibility rules

Racing Queensland has changed its awards criteria, barring disqualified persons from winning titles such as premierships ...
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Edmonds trains final winner in own name

Edmonds trains final winner in own name

Trainer Toby Edmonds trained the last winner in his own name when Heritage Sash scored at the Sunshine Coast ...
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Jockeys hurt in four-horse fall at Sale

Jockeys hurt in four-horse fall at Sale

The race meeting at Sale was abandoned following a four-horse fall involving jockeys Chris Caserta, Thomas Stockdale, Joe Bowditch and ...
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Victoria introduces new SP calculations

Victoria introduces new SP calculations

The continuing evolution of the wagering market has resulted in a new way that the Victorian Official Price is to ...
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Allard chases back-to-back metro victories

Allard chases back-to-back metro victories

A week after producing an upset result with Catesby, trainer Grant Allard is hoping to repeat the dose with another ...
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Valley return for two Lindsay Park fillies

Valley return for two Lindsay Park fillies

Andrassy Avenue and Taraayef will begin their three-year-old seasons in the same 1000m race at The Valley which also features ...
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No Change

Heavy track a concern for Hastings trio

Hastings trainers Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal will take a trio of runners to Riccarton on Saturday, but they are ...
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Tahlia Hope shows right signs of recovery

Tahlia Hope shows right signs of recovery

After almost two weeks in hospital, apprentice Tahlia Hope is recovering at her parents home from viral meningitis and swelling ...
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Mixed luck for Kendrick pair at Doomben

Mixed luck for Kendrick pair at Doomben

Trainer Stuart Kendrick's consistent sprinters Tarzan and Misery have had diverse luck in the barrier draw for the Tim Bell ...
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Even better things in store for Qld sire

Even better things in store for Qld sire

Better Than Ready, who is Australia's leading first-season sire on winners, will serve an influx of quality mares in the ...
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Cross Counter third to Stradivarius

Cross Counter third to Stradivarius

Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter has finished third in the Goodwood Cup won for the third time by Stradivarius ...
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Flemington winner returns positive swab

Flemington winner returns positive swab

A prohibited substance has been detected in a post-race urine sample taken from the Kylie Vella-trained Admiral's Joker after a ...
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Nominations extended for the GN Hurdle

Unbeaten in three runs over jumps, Self Sense is one of 12 nominations for the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown ...
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Eustace joins Maher as training partner

Eustace joins Maher as training partner

Ciaron Maher has taken on assistant trainer David Eustace to form a training partnership in Victoria ...
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Red Alto

A lack of races forces Red Alto to Sydney

Victorian Brent Stanley is set to be the sole trainer take on the Chris Waller army in a staying race ...
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Lanciato takes on sprinters in Missile

Lanciato takes on sprinters in Missile

Trainer Mark Newnham expects Lanciato to acquit himself well against a crack field of sprinters in the Group Two Missile ...
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Pippie to take rise to city company at MV

Pippie to take rise to city company at MV

After an impressive five-length debut win at Cranbourne, Chris Meagher is happy to tackle city grade at Moonee Valley with ...
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The Everest

Sydney spring carnival rebranded Everest

Sydney's six-week spring carnival has been named Everest Carnival to recognise the $14 million race, the world's richest race on ...
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Early arrival for international contenders

Early arrival for international contenders

Six international spring carnival contenders have arrived in Melbourne to undergo quarantine at Werribee before joining their local trainers ...
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Gollan stable stars in impressive trials

Gollan stable stars in impressive trials

The Tony Gollan-trained Ef Troop and Outbark Barbie have won their respective Doomben trials ahead of their spring three-year-old missions ...
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Ruby Walsh back in winner’s circle

Champion jumps jockey Ruby Walsh has made a successful return to action after breaking his leg with Easy Game winning ...
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HB Twitter wrap

Wild weather leads to Twitter cyclone after Saturday cancellation

AN interesting weekend of racing which should have been headlined by the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes, was instead hijacked by ...
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Ranvet Handicap at Royal Randwick racecourse

Over 100 metro fixtures pencilled into ATC 2017/18 schedule

THE Australian Turf Club (ATC) has released full race dates for the 2017/18 season, which includes over 100 metropolitan fixtures ...
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Darren Weir

Darren Weir’s exceptional year

Victorian trainer Darren Weir's groundbreaking season leaves him as the only Australian trainer to prepare more than 400 winners ...
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Robert Smerdon

Two Flemington options for Dulverton

The Robert Smerdon-trained Dulverton is in career-best form and will chase her third-straight city win this winter when she heads ...
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Jamie Kah

Jamie Kah sets standard for female riders

Jamie Kah has set a new standard for winners by a female rider in a season and claimed the Adelaide ...
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Dwayne Dunn

Dunn to ride Ability in Bletchingly Stakes

With Melbourne's premier jockey Craig Williams taking a holiday, Dwayne Dunn will ride Ability in the rescheduled Bletchingly Stakes at ...
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Dunne

Michael Dunne hopes to stop horses biting

Brisbane owner-breeder Michael Dunne has developed an apparatus he hopes will stop troublesome horses from biting ...
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Victorian horse trainer Darren Weir

Darren Weir ends season with 449 winners

A winning treble at the final Victorian meeting of the season at Mildura has taken trainer Darren Weir's season tally ...
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Tara and English to gallop at Canterbury

Tara and English to gallop at Canterbury

Tycoon Tara, Invader and English are among the horses scheduled to gallop on the Canterbury course proper which has been ...
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Missile test for Harper's Choice

Missile test for Harper’s Choice

Australian Derby runner-up Harper's Choice will begin his build-up to the spring in the Missile Stakes at Randwick ...
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Stakes double on the cards for Lucyinrio

Stakes double on the cards for Lucyinrio

IF all things go to plan for the prodigiously talented Lucyinrio, the mare will be seeking to race among the ...
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Royal Success

Royal Success set to shake off early career concerns

ROYAL Success is looking to shake off some early racing injury issues as the horse nears its return. The talented ...
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Waldorf

Caulfield Guineas a potential target for Ryder Stakes winner

TRAINER Andrew Campbell wasn't making any set plans for an Australian campaign with 2017 Ryder Stakes champion Waldorf, but he ...
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Ten race card for Flemington season opener

Ten race card for Flemington season opener

The rescheduled Bletchingly Stakes will feature on a nine-race card at Sandown while an extra race has been added to ...
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Veteran Chris Johnson NZ premier jockey

Veteran Chris Johnson NZ premier jockey

More than two decades after his first NZ jockeys' premiership, 53-year-old Chris Johnson has won his second ...
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NZ premiership for Baker and Forsman

NZ premiership for Baker and Forsman

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have reclaimed the New Zealand trainers' premiership ...
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Martin has suspension reduced on appeal

Martin has suspension reduced on appeal

Apprentice Jack Martin has had two meetings shaved off a careless riding suspension on appeal ...
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Hartnell to have Flemington jump-out

Hartnell to have Flemington jump-out

Hartnell has settled in well at Godolphin's Melbourne stable and will have a jump-out at Flemington in preparation for his ...
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Midweek tips

Midweek racing form and free tips for Warwick Farm, August 2

THE spring feeling is in the air at Warwick Farm this Wednesday and we have form and free tips for ...
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Courage Under Fire dies aged 21

Courage Under Fire dies aged 21

Popular pacer Courage Under Fire, the winner of 41 of 56 starts and a successful sire, has died aged 21 ...
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Big Orange in bid for Goodwood hat-trick

Big Orange in bid for Goodwood hat-trick

Big Orange is set to face 15 rivals as he bids to win the Goodwood Cup for a record third ...
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NSW racing news

Subzero celebrates 28th birthday

Melbourne Cup-winning racehorse Subzero will celebrate his 28th birthday on August 1, but don't expect him to rein in his ...
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racing news

Weir vs Waller – Australias top stables

Chris Waller and Darren Weir dominated the Australian racing year, compare how their numbers stack up ...
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NSW racing news

Weir, Waller break new training ground

Dominant trainers Chris Waller and Darren Weir have set new benchmarks in Australian racing by achieving unprecedented statistics ...
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Vic racing

Hawkes taking time with Entirely Platinum

Entirely Platinum is progressing well for a return to spring racing but Hawkes Racing is taking a quiet approach with ...
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Queensland news

Meaghers and Orman a winning combination

Trainers John and Chris Meagher have formed a successful combination with apprentice James Orman and hope it continues into the ...
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NSW racing news

Rebel Dane fit for Capitalist clash

Rebel Dane is fighting fit ahead of his early season campaign with trainer Gary Portelli's main worry the presence of ...
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Vic racing

I Am A Star aiming for fillies’ features

Group winner I Am A Star is likely to kick off her three-year-old season in the Quezette Stakes and will ...
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NSW racing news

Subzero celebrates 28th birthday

Melbourne Cup-winning racehorse Subzero will celebrate his 28th birthday on August 1, but don't expect him to rein in his ...
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Vic racing

Young Hayes joins Lindsay Park team

Ben Hayes has earned his stripes in Adelaide and is joining his father David and cousin Tom Dabernig in a ...
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Vic racing

Can Michelle Payne train the Melbourne Cup winner?

2015 Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne is set to join the training ranks after applying for a jockey-trainer license which ...
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Queensland news

Gollan looking forward to Sydney presence

Premier Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan is looking forward to expanding his stable to include a Sydney base ...
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UK News

Star filly Minding wins Group One Nassau

Star filly Minding has won her sixth Group One race, taking the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood to put herself in ...
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NSW racing news

Vancouver dazzles in barrier trial ahead of spring carnival

UNDEFEATED Golden Slipper winner Vancouver has dazzled onlookers when winning a barrier trial at Randwick on Friday morning, including its ...
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