Horse Racing History: This day in Racing 4th April

This day 4th 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.


Hawkesbury betting preview, tips & top odds | Monday, April 05

Hawkesbury betting preview, tips & top odds | Monday, April 05

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the Easter Monday betting preview for Hawkesbury races on April 05, 2021. See all of tipping expert ...
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Sandown Hillside betting tips & best odds | Monday, 05/04/21

Sandown Hillside betting tips & best odds | Monday, 05/04/21

Horsebetting's Victorian tipping expert James Herbert brings you the betting preview for the Sandown Hillside races held on Easter Monday, ...
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Gawler horse racing

Gawler betting tips , top odds & quaddie picks | Monday, April 05

Horsebetting.com.au brings you South Australia's race meeting held at Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club on Easter Monday, April 05. See ...
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The Tax Accountant

Doomben betting preview, tips and top odds | Doomben | April 05

Horsebetting's tipping expert Nicholas Lloyd brings you the betting preview for the Doomben Racecourse on Easter Monday, April 5th. See ...
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Beauty Star

Pike keen on stakes assignment for Sacred Option

Promising filly Sacred Option may have booked a place in the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa ...
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Sir Dragonet

Punt Drunk : Another Saturday in Sydney, another leader’s track

HOrsebetting.com.au brings you all the horse racing new and issues around Racing Australia including in Easter Saurday racing at Rosehill ...
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Atullibigeal

Henderson has high hopes for Atullibigeal

Although he playfully describes the talented two-year-old with the hard to pronounce name as “a bit of a clown”, trainer ...
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Minhaaj

Lindsay Park hopes to build on Shadwell wins

After the Shadwell Stud win of Minhaaj at Caulfield, Lindsay Park will be out to add to that success at ...
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Our Boy Ritchie

Local runner takes out Riverton Cup

Trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler enjoyed a red-letter day on their home track at Riverton on Saturday, winning three races ...
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Beauden

Course specialist shines in Awapuni Gold Cup

Awapuni has been the happiest of hunting grounds for Beauden, who returned to his favourite track on Saturday for a ...
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On The Bubbles

Group One glory for On the Bubbles

Jamie Richards and Te Akau Racing’s total dominance of New Zealand two-year-old racing rolled on with a richly deserved Group ...
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Shadows Cast

Shadows Cast back to his best with feature victory

Venerable eight-year-old Shadows Cast turned back the clock as he gave his rivals weight and a beating when taking out ...
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Kerrin McEvoy

McEvoy warming to Aegon in Doncaster

Fresh from his G1 win aboard Hungry Heart in the Vinery Stud Stakes, Kerrin McEvoy is turning his attention to ...
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Sunshine Coast betting preview

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday racing around the country sees seven horse racing meetings being held around the country today. Our racing analysts ...
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Mr Quickie

Class rises to the top in Victoria Handicap

A big weight and wide draw has not been enough to stop Mr Quickie from taking out the Group 3 ...
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Yao Dash

Yao Dash earns Doncaster Mile berth

Lightly-raced gelding Yao Dash has booked his spot in the Doncaster Mile with a dominant all-the-way win at Rosehill ...
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Sir Dragonet

Sir Dragonet set for Queen Elizabeth Stakes rematch

Sir Dragonet was back to his brilliant best to claim the G1 Tancred Stakes ...
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Hang Man

Hang Man pounces to claim Easter Cup

Hang Man has staged a last-to-first victory to claim the Group 3 Easter Cup at Caulfield ...
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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart eats up her Vinery rivals

Hungry Heart has come with a sweeping run to claim her first G1 win in the Vinery Stud Stakes ...
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Evie has a Tint of Oaks about her

Evie has a Tint of Oaks about her

Lipp eyeing big targets with Tycoon ...
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Nimalee

Smith to target Championships with Nimalee

With the recent retirement of multiple Group One winner Fierce Impact, Nimalee is emerging as Matt Smith’s next carnival horse ...
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Najmaty is one of the main hopes in the Percy Sykes Stakes on Saturday

Trip south pays off for connections of Najmaty

Najmaty has stepped from a maiden win in Sydney to claim the Listed Redoute’s Choice Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Quick Thinker

Quick Thinker provides Baker with fifth Derby

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have done it again. Their names are synonymous with Derby success and the ...
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Not An Option

Champagne Stakes an Option for classy juvenile

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was pleased with the efforts of classy juvenile Not An Option after he ran on late ...
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Nettoyer

Nettoyer wins Group One Doncaster Mile

Nettoyer has burst out late to win the Group One Doncaster Mile by half a length at Randwick ...
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Rubisaki continues winning run in PJ Bell

Rubisaki continues winning run in PJ Bell

Rubisaki has continued on her winning way this season with an impressive victory in the Group Three PJ Bell Stakes ...
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Get Stuck In

Emotional win for Tony Gollan at Doomben

Get Stuck In has provided trainer Tony Gollan with an emotional win in honour of his father Darryl, who died ...
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Exasperate

Exasperate continues good Caulfield form

Trainer Matthew Brown will keep a watch on the weather forecast before deciding on whether to turn Exasperate out for ...
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Nature Strip

Nature Strip trounces TJ Smith rivals

Enigmatic sprinter Nature Strip has given his TJ Smith Stakes rivals a galloping lessen, streeting a class field in a ...
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Quick Thinker

Quick Thinker wins Group 1 Australian Derby

New Zealand visitor Quick Thinker has taken out a thrilling Australian Derby to give his co-trainer Murray Baker his fifth ...
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Diamond Effort

Diamond Effort extends winning run to four

After extending her unbeaten run to four in the campaign, Diamond Effort will have an enforced break after her latest ...
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King's Legacy

King’s Legacy wins Group 1 Sires’ Produce

King's Legacy has overhauled Prague to win the $500,000 Group One Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick ...
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Ancestry

Ancestry brings up hat-trick at Caulfield

Making full use of an inside barrier draw, Ancestry has scored an easy win at Caulfield and notched a hat-trick ...
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Raheen House

Raheen House secures Sydney Cup berth

Trainer Kris Lees will have at least two Sydney Cup runners with Raheen House joining Mustajeer in the Group One ...
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Collette is favourite to win the Sky High Stakes

Colette impresses in Adrian Knox victory

The James Cummings-trained Colette has raced to an impressive victory in the Adrian Knox Stakes and moved to favouritism for ...
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Tumbler Ridge

Blinkers help Tumbler Ridge win at Doomben

The addition of blinkers has helped two-year-old Tumbler Ridge return to winning form at Doomben ...
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Forever Free

Forever Free adds Caulfield win to record

Following a debut win at Ballarat, Forever Free has handled the wet ground at Caulfield to keep her record intact ...
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Hot King Prawn

Hot King Prawn ready to rise in Sunday’s Group 2 Sprint Cup

The John Size-trained Hot King Prawn (123lb) is looking to stamp his authority on Hong Kong’s sprint ranks in Sunday’s ...
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Gracie Belle

Gracie Belle wins Country Championship

The Matt Dunn-trained Gracie Belle has prevailed in a tight finish to the Country Championship Final at Randwick, beating Al ...
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Waikuku

Beauty Generation and Waikuku primed for Chairman’s Trophy clash

Beauty Generation showed last time out that any ‘has-been’ talk was premature but when the champ takes on Waikuku in ...
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Ilwendo

Staying in Brisbane pays off for Ilwendo

Sydney trainer Matt Smith's decision to leave Ilwendo in Brisbane has proved correct, with the gelding scoring an easy win ...
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Entente

Tulloch Lodge and Clark a winning Entente

Improving Tulloch Lodge three-year-old Entente has led throughout for Tim Clark to win the Group Three Carbine Club Stakes at ...
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Kusama

Larry Cassidy continues winning run

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Larry Cassidy has shown he's lost none of his ability with a win on Kusama at ...
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Doubtland

Doubtland dominant in Kindergarten Stakes

Doubtland has made it two wins from as many starts with a dominant performance in the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes ...
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Bernie Kelly

Bobbing cleared to run after syringe found

Racing NSW officials have taken evidence from trainer Bernie Kelly before clearing Bobbing to run in the Country Championship Final ...
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Qld racing doyen Darryl Gollan dies

Qld racing doyen Darryl Gollan dies

A doyen of Queensland racing, Darryl Gollan, has died aged 76 after a long illness ...
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Grand National

Virtual National to bring some cheer to UK

A virtual Grand National will be broadcast throughout England in the absence of one of the world's greatest steeplechase races ...
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ATC Foundation funds for drought relief

ATC Foundation funds for drought relief

Thoroughbred participants in the worst drought-affected areas of NSW have started to receive funds from the Australian Turf Club Foundation ...
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Fast facts about the ATC Australian Derby

Fast facts about the ATC Australian Derby

A look at the Australian Derby - the blue riband for three-year-olds ...
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Dwyer down to one starter at Caulfield

Dwyer down to one starter at Caulfield

Henry Dwyer will rely on Order Of Valour as his sole runner at Caulfield with other options preferred for stablemates ...
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Trainer Chris Munce turns back the clock

Trainer Chris Munce turns back the clock

Chris Munce is set to celebrate the anniversary one of his best wins as an apprentice jockey when he saddles ...
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McNeil hoping to star in Doncaster Mile

McNeil hoping to star in Doncaster Mile

Victorian jockey Jye McNeil is hoping to land his first Group One win when he rides leading contender Fifty Stars ...
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Makybe Diva's daughter wins at Geelong

Makybe Diva’s daughter wins at Geelong

Divanation, the sixth foal of three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, has won for the second time from only four ...
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Day 1 of The Championships - tips & betting strategy at Randwick

Day 1 of The Championships – tips & betting strategy at Randwick

Day one of The Championships is upon us and we have four huge Group 1 races on an already stacked ...
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Redzel poised to regain sprint crown

Redzel poised to regain sprint crown

Punters have been warned to disregard Redzel's failure in The Galaxy with trainers Peter and Paul Snowden expecting him to ...
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Sadler trio set to run from barrier three

Sadler trio set to run from barrier three

Trainer John Sadler finds it hard to believe his three Caulfield runners will start from the same barrier in their ...
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Bowman dreaming of another Doncaster win

Bowman dreaming of another Doncaster win

Hugh Bowman has one Doncaster Mile in the bag thanks to Winx but he would dearly love another win in ...
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Sydney Cup possible for Rondinella

Sydney Cup possible for Rondinella

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood haven’t completely closed the door on quality mare Rondinella lining up in the ...
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Chieftain ticks the right boxes: Alexander

Chieftain ticks the right boxes: Alexander

Archie Alexander says there are a number of factors in Gallic Chieftain's favour ahead of the Chairman's Quality at Randwick ...
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Castelvecchio to upset juvenile bluebloods

Castelvecchio to upset juvenile bluebloods

A host of Sydney's highest profile trainers will saddle up runners in the Sires' Produce Stakes but Richard Litt is ...
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Desleigh Forster can break Weetwood hoodoo

Desleigh Forster can break Weetwood hoodoo

Brisbane trainers' chances to win the Weetwood Handicap for the first time this century have fallen to Eagle Farm trainer ...
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Underwhelming gallop from Auckland Cup winner

Underwhelming gallop from Auckland Cup winner

Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow took Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Glory Days to Wanganui for a gallop between races ...
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Global Exchange has sense of timing: Maher

Global Exchange has sense of timing: Maher

Global Exchange will be out to continue his unbeaten preparation in the Group One Australian Derby which has been a ...
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Frankely Awesome out of Australian Derby

Frankely Awesome out of Australian Derby

Trainer Kris Lees has ruled favourite Frankely Awesome out of the Australian Derby but says she will be ready for ...
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Australia on radar for Wheeler jumper Macklemore

Australia on radar for Wheeler jumper Macklemore

Talented jumper Macklemore proved far too good for the opposition when winning the Ray Stevens & Heather Tasker Memorial Jumpers ...
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Pakistan Star “a normal horse” into G2 Chairman’s Trophy

Pakistan Star “a normal horse” into G2 Chairman’s Trophy

Paul O’Sullivan is not getting carried away ahead of Pakistan Star’s first start for his stable in Sunday’s (7 April) ...
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Nakeeta Jane to run in G1 Coolmore Legacy

Nakeeta Jane to run in G1 Coolmore Legacy

Three-year-old filly Nakeeta Jane is set to contest the Group One Coolmore Legacy Stakes over 1600m at Randwick rather than ...
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Beauty and talent a potent mix for Volpe Veloce

Beauty and talent a potent mix for Volpe Veloce

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson is grateful that Volpe Veloce has the ability to match her good looks. And so are ...
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Good Contact heads Thursday Al Ain feature

Good Contact heads Thursday Al Ain feature

Racing at Al Ain Racecourse on Thursday is a seven-race card which begins with the sole Thoroughbred contest, a 1400m ...
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Stakes double would be ‘Sinsational’ for Sharrock

Stakes double would be ‘Sinsational’ for Sharrock

Allan Sharrock will chase black-type at two venues this week with family members of one of his best racehorses, Shez ...
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Star Luck keeps Lor’s dirt track record rolling at Sha Tin

Star Luck keeps Lor’s dirt track record rolling at Sha Tin

To call Frankie Lor the dirt track king would be to ignore his ever-broadening scope of accomplishments in only his ...
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Barefoot to continue Guineas pattern

Barefoot to continue Guineas pattern

Talented filly Barefoot looks set to continue the pattern of class horses winning the Toowoomba Guineas ...
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Roaring Lion to stand at Cambrdige Stud

Roaring Lion to stand at Cambrdige Stud

Star European horse Roaring Lion is to shuttle to New Zealand's famous Cambridge Stud for the southern hemisphere breeding season ...
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Gelagotis pumped for Levendi in Derby

Gelagotis pumped for Levendi in Derby

Trainer Peter Gelagotis believes Levendi has the right attributes to give the stable a first win in the Australian Derby ...
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In Her Time ready to take on Redzel in TJ

In Her Time ready to take on Redzel in TJ

In Her Time can move closer to securing a slot in The Everest with a compelling performance in a TJ ...
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Hawkesbury tips & form for Thursday, April 5

Hawkesbury tips & form for Thursday, April 5

HAWKESBURY is racing this Thursday and the punters have a great eight race card to wager upon. Interested in having ...
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Kementari eyes second G1 in Doncaster Mile

Kementari eyes second G1 in Doncaster Mile

James Cummings says running third to Winx in the George Ryder Stakes has set up Kementari for more Group One ...
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Horse trainer Mark Webb

Senchel’s Voice in upset Ipswich win

Trainer Mark Webb and owner Alan Newcombe have produced their second upset juvenile winner in three days with Senchel's Voice ...
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Sircconi ready for Bendigo Guineas assault

Sircconi ready for Bendigo Guineas assault

After two Cranbourne barrier trials, trainer Peter Morgan says Sircconi is ready to tackle the 1400m of the Bendigo Guineas ...
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Benalla racing preview and best bet tips for January 19 2021

Benalla tips & full form for Thursday, April 5

BENALLA is back this Thursday and we're confident of tipping a number of winners at the rural Victorian town. Curious ...
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True Excelsior chasing Randwick stakes win

True Excelsior chasing Randwick stakes win

After a last-start win at Moonee Valley, dual stakes-placed filly True Excelsior will make her first Sydney appearance in the ...
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Noel Callow

Callow returns to Victoria with Sale win

After a stint in NSW, Noel Callow has returned to Victoria landing a first-up win on Hollywood Vine at Sale ...
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Dee with lightweight chance in Doncaster

Dee with lightweight chance in Doncaster

Fresh from his third Group One win of the season, jockey Michael Dee will try to add the time-honoured Doncaster ...
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Oohood

Oohood out to break through in G1 Sires’

After five placings, including the Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper, Oohood is favourite to break through for her first win ...
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Moore hoping for an improvement from Helene Paragon

Moore hoping for an improvement from Helene Paragon

In a season of general disappointment for John Moore, Helene Paragon ranks amongst the biggest letdowns. A dual Group 1 ...
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Skye Bogenhuber gets Rudy Cup ride

Skye Bogenhuber gets Rudy Cup ride

Top local jockey Skye Bogenhuber gets the chance to cap her homecoming by winning the Toowoomba Cup on Rudy ...
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Brisbane campaign kick starts at Bendigo

Brisbane campaign kick starts at Bendigo

Brisbane Cup aspirations for Hardham begin over 1600m in the Listed Golden Mile at Bendigo ...
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Sale firmers & drifters for Wednesday, April 4

Sale firmers & drifters for Wednesday, April 4

SALE is Victoria's mid-week meet and the punters have shopped early at the rural township. Horse Betting provided the betting ...
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Two in-form Derby chances for major NZ player

Two in-form Derby chances for major NZ player

The focus of an international thoroughbred operation with a major New Zealand presence will centre on Sydney this weekend. Lang ...
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Wyong market movers for Wednesday, April 4

Wyong market movers for Wednesday, April 4

WYONG returns this Wednesday and a strong eight race card awaits punters. Horse Betting has delivered tips for the entire ...
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Ben Currie

El Issa to ride Amanaat in Weetwood

A mixture of factors has led trainer Ben Currie to book Bob El Issa to ride Amanaat in the Listed ...
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McDonald ready ahead of race day return

McDonald ready ahead of race day return

A return to riding trackwork and trials has a reinvigorated James McDonald fizzing about his raceday comeback next month. “It ...
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Furdson's hopes of firm track for progressive 4YO

Furdson’s hopes of firm track for progressive 4YO

Any improvement in the conditions at New Plymouth will boost the chances of consecutive wins for Virtuoso Lad. The lightly-raced ...
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Heartbreak City

Ebor receives prize money boost

York racecourse has announced Sky Bet as the new sponsors of the Ebor Handicap, which will have a substantial prize ...
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Buoyant first day of Easter Sale

Buoyant first day of Easter Sale

Four yearlings have fetched $1 million or more on the first day of the Easter Yearling sale in Sydney ...
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Jockey Hugh Bowman on Winx

Winx on song for autumn finale

Winx has eight rivals as she bids for her 17th consecutive win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick ...
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Trial puts Abbey Marie in Coolmore picture

Trial puts Abbey Marie in Coolmore picture

A Cranbourne barrier trial win has shown trainer Mick Kent that Abbey Marie is over her latest problems ...
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quaddie tips

Quaddie tips for Thursday, April 6 races at Pakenham

THE regular Pakenham quaddie returns in the opening week of April after last week’s heartbreak. We managed to snare two ...
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Palentino retired to stand at Sun Stud

Palentino retired to stand at Sun Stud

The Darren Weir-trained Palentino, winner of the 2016 Australian Guineas and Makybe Diva Stakes, has been retired to stud ...
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Godolphin raiders to make Cup statement

Godolphin raiders to make Cup statement

The latest European-based stayers brought to Australia by Godolphin are set to force the issue in Saturday's $2 million Sydney ...
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Winx

Winx primed for Queen Elizabeth glory after ideal barrier draw

WINX has remained steady in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting market after drawing an ideal gate for the what has ...
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Sequoia Lady on Australasian Oaks path

Sequoia Lady on Australasian Oaks path

Trainer Jason Warren has Australasian Oaks ambitions for Sequoia Lady and the filly will be out to confirm those plans ...
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Waterhouse, Bott at centre of inquiry

Waterhouse, Bott at centre of inquiry

Training partners Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will front a stewards inquiry over the substitution of horses in a public ...
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Chautauqua

The 5 greatest fast-finishing wins in thoroughbred racing history

LET’S face it, when it comes to horse racing there are few things more thrilling then witnessing a runner come ...
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Nurse Kitchen chases Australian Oaks glory

Nurse Kitchen chases Australian Oaks glory

After two Sydney carnival Group One placings, David Brideoake is hoping Nurse Kitchen can go one better in the Australian ...
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Moroney looks for Hurry to bounce back

Moroney looks for Hurry to bounce back

Trainer Mike Moroney believes Hurry has Group class ability and is hoping the filly shows that when she chases a ...
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Country trainer down to one at Sandown

Country trainer down to one at Sandown

Country trainer Paul Preusker will rely on Danehill Downs in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap at Sandown ...
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Winx draws barrier three in Elizabeth

Winx draws barrier three in Elizabeth

Winx is destined to start the shortest-priced favourite in Queen Elizabeth Stakes history ...
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Eight rivals for Winx in Queen Elizabeth

Eight rivals for Winx in Queen Elizabeth

There will be eight horses taking on champion mare Winx in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes ...
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Fields due for Day 2 of The Championships

Fields due for Day 2 of The Championships

Winx will be the headline act at Randwick for the second day of The Championships ...
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Vic racing

Walker out with possible head injury

Jockey Michael Walker has been ruled out of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ride Criterion with a possible head injury ...
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Vic racing

Walker out with possible head injury

Jockey Michael Walker has been ruled out of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ride Criterion with a possible head injury ...
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NSW racing news

Dee I Cee to continue to Sydney Cup

Gai Waterhouse has told stewards she intends to pursue the Sydney Cup with Dee I Cee despite his disappointing last-start ...
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Vic racing

Silent Sedition out to press Oaks claims

Silent Sedition will chase her third straight win this campaign when she steps up to 1600m at Sandown with apprentice ...
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NSW racing news

Buffering to miss Royal Ascot

Trainer Robert Heathcote has decided not to take Buffering to Royal Ascot after he races in Hong Kong, preferring to ...
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NSW racing news

Buffering to miss Royal Ascot

Trainer Robert Heathcote has decided not to take Buffering to Royal Ascot after he races in Hong Kong, preferring to ...
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Vic racing

Awesome Rock arrives in Sydney

Australian Cup runner-up Awesome Rock has settled into Sydney to prepare for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes but o-trainer Troy Corstens ...
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NSW racing news

Queen Elizabeth betting suspended

Uncertainty over whether Winx will run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes has forced stewards to order bookmakers to suspend betting ...
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NSW racing news

Oaks distance made for Diamond

Trainer Bruce Cross is one person not surprised by Diamond Made's Adrian Knox Stakes win and he is looking forward ...
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NSW racing news

Boban dies after paddock accident

Multiple Group One winner Boban, forced into retirement as a bleeder, has died after a paddock accident ...
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NSW racing news

Contributer and Complacent to stand in NZ

Godolphin's Group One winners Contributer and Complacent, both recently retired because of injury, are to stand at Mapperly Stud in ...
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