Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 4th May

Today 4th 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.


David Hayes

Hayes looks to maintain late-season surge with seven at the Valley

Spurred on with 10 wins since the beginning of April, David Hayes is looking to maintain his late-season surge when ...
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Flying Agent

Flying Agent wins Brierly Steeplechase

Kiwi import Flying Agent has provided Ballarat trainer Amy McDonald with the biggest win of her burgeoning career when taking ...
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Sky Darci

Hong Kong Derby hero Sky Darci satisfies Moreira, Conghua for Cruz’s Exultant

Sky Darci stepped onto the turf at Sha Tin this morning (Tuesday, 4 May) for the first time since his ...
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Belardo

Ribchester and Belardo to return to Haunui

Haunui Farm will once again welcome Champion two-year-old and dual Group One winner Belardo and four-time Group One winner and ...
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Two Illicit

Two Illicit to make Australian debut

Roger James is excited to be back on Australian soil for the first time in 18 months. The trans-Tasman travel ...
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Flying Sardine

Tylers hold strong hand at home meeting

Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler will once again hold a strong hand at their home meeting on Thursday where ...
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Llanacord

Group Three option for Llanacord

Manawatu filly Llanacord will in all likelihood stick to taking on her own sex in South Australia after racing without ...
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Jungle Edge

2021 Wangoom Handicap betting tips | Warrnambool May Carnival

HorseBetting.com.au's James Herbert brings you the best bets, top odds and his $100 betting strategy for the Wangoom Handicap at ...
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Eagle Farm tips, best bets and quaddie picks

Eagle Farm tips, top odds & quaddie bets | Wednesday, May 5

HorseBetting.com.au's Nicholas Lloyd takes a look at the best bets and top odds on offer for the Eagle Farm meeting ...
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Warrnambool May Carnival Day 2 betting tips | Galleywood Day 2021

Warrnambool May Carnival Day 2 betting tips | Galleywood Day 2021

Day 2 of the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is Galleywood Day, with another 10 races scheduled to be run and ...
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Canterbury racing tips

Canterbury Park racing tips & top odds | Wednesday, May 5

HorseBetting.com.au's Nicholas Lloyd brings you the best bets and top quaddie numbers for the Canterbury Park meeting on Wednesday, May ...
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Explosive Jack

Journeyman Jack primed for back-to-back Group 1 wins

Having taken out the ATC Australian Derby during The Championships, Explosive Jack has given himself the chance of back-to-back Group ...
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Zed Em winning the Grand Annual at Warrnambool

Past winners head bumper field for 2021 Grand Annual

The 2021 Grand Annual Steeplechase is the marquee event of the three-day Warrnambool May Racing Carnival, and it is no ...
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Warrnambool May Carnival - The 'Bool

Punt Drunk’s three-day survival guide for The ‘Bool

Today's special edition of Punt Drunk guides you through the dos and don'ts for all three days of the Warrnambool ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 4, 2021

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

Day 1 of the 'Bool is upon us, with the Brierly Steeplechase the featured event for the first day of ...
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Lindsey Smith

Smith Primed For The ’Bool

One of the most well-known Warrnambool-based trainers Lindsey Smith is set for a massive Warrnambool Racing Carnival kicking off on ...
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Steven Pateman

Pateman set to partner Zed Em at the Bool

Dual licence holder Steven Pateman is free to ride Zed Em at Warrnambool as he waits on the judgment in ...
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Aaron Purcell

Purcell hopes for upset wins on home track

Local trainer Aaron Purcell with have Guizot and Instigator chasing upset wins in the Wangoom Handicap and Warrnambool Cup, respectively ...
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Zed Em winning the Grand Annual at Warrnambool

Warrnambool Carnival Day 1 betting tips – Tuesday, 5 May 2020

There’ll be no crowds, no third day and no racing to the top of the hill to watch the Grand ...
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Zed Em

Nerves kick in for Payne

Nerves only come but once a year for Patrick Payne, and that time is now. The Warrnambool May Carnival is ...
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Joseph Waldron

Newcomer out to build trainer’s profile

Joseph Waldron is hoping former Godolphin gelding Wagner might be the horse to build the profile of his stable at ...
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House Of Cartier

House Of Cartier out to add Gosford Cup

The John Sargent-trained mare House Of Cartier is set to back up in the Gosford Gold Cup at Randwick eight ...
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Vega One

Queensland stars dominate BRC Sprint noms

Several horses with claims to being Queensland's best sprinter have been nominated for the Group Three BRC Sprint as a ...
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Bella Vella

Bella Vella to bypass Group One Goodwood

Will Clarken has decided to bypass the Group One Goodwood with Bella Vella despite the mare coming through her victory ...
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Clayton Douglas

Douglas joins Gold Medals in Annual chase

Clayton Douglas and Gold Medals will join forces again in an attempt to win Australia's longest race, the Grand Annual ...
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Baylee Nothdurft

Queensland metro premierships to restart

Racing Queensland is set to make a decision on when to restart the count in the metropolitan jockeys and trainers ...
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Kinane

No South Australian Derby start for Kinane

Frank Packer Plate winner Kinane will not run in the South Australian Derby and is instead being directed towards races ...
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Cosmic Force

Cosmic Force latest 3yo retired to stud

Group Two winner Cosmic Force has been retired and will stand alongside his sire Deep Field at Newgate Farm ...
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Tom Marquand

Marquand ready to make mark in Britain

Jockey Tom Marquand is determined to build on the big impression he made in an extended spell in Australia when ...
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Steel Prince wins again, goes for Ramsden

Steel Prince wins again, goes for Ramsden

Steel Prince has made it four wins from as many starts this preparation and the stayer will now target the ...
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Lachlan King taken to hospital after fall

Lachlan King taken to hospital after fall

Apprentice Lachlan King has been taken to hospital after a fall in a race at Flemington ...
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Nobu ignites Group 1 Queensland Derby bid

Nobu ignites Group 1 Queensland Derby bid

Nobu's Queensland Derby mission is back on track after his comprehensive win at Randwick over stablemates Duchess Of Lennox and ...
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Sydney mare Spright claims G1 Sangster

Sydney mare Spright claims G1 Sangster

Sydney mare Spright has come with her trademark whirlwind finish to claim the Sangster Stakes and complete a Group One ...
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Collett completes double aboard Demerara

Collett completes double aboard Demerara

Demerara will spearhead Godolphin's assault on fillies and mares black-type races during the winter carnival after her victory in the ...
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Princess Jenni wins G1 Australasian Oaks

Princess Jenni wins G1 Australasian Oaks

The David Brideoake-trained Princess Jenni has responded to Damien Oliver's riding to win the Group One Australasian Oaks in Adelaide ...
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Currie asks for clarity on racing charges

Currie asks for clarity on racing charges

Lawyers for trainer Ben Currie have filed a judicial review application on a ban and asked stewards for clarity of ...
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Life Less Ordinary takes Hollindale Stakes

Life Less Ordinary takes Hollindale Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller has won his third Group Two Hollindale Stakes with Life Less Ordinary who he believes is what ...
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Ridgewood Drive stamps Derby credentials

Ridgewood Drive stamps Derby credentials

A convincing win at Flemington over 2000m has set Ridgewood Drive up for a likely shot at the Group One ...
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Pennino delivers a Gr 3 Guineas boilover

Pennino delivers a Gr 3 Guineas boilover

Pennino has enhanced her reputation as a superior wet-tracker in winning the Group Three Gold Coast Guineas in a boilover ...
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Zonk gives Williams first Saturday winner

Zonk gives Williams first Saturday winner

Apprentice Chris Williams has ridden his first Saturday winner at Randwick, steering Zonk for his boss Les Bridge ...
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Coldstone lifts Gollan spirits in Cup win

Coldstone lifts Gollan spirits in Cup win

Coldstone's has won the Australian Turf Club Cup for Tony Gollan on a day the trainer had scratch star three-year-old ...
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Fastnet Tempest survives protest to win

Fastnet Tempest survives protest to win

Fastnet Tempest has had to survive a protest from the rider of runner-up Addictive Nature to claim his first win ...
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Four riders fall, Ipswich card called off

Four riders fall, Ipswich card called off

Jockeys escaped serious injury after a four-horse fall over the line at Ipswich but the meeting has been abandoned ...
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Fidelia impresses Brown in Flemington win

Fidelia impresses Brown in Flemington win

Fidelia has finished strongly to come from last to win a 1410m race for three-year-old fillies at Flemington, impressing apprentice ...
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Splintex breaks through at second start

Splintex breaks through at second start

The Mark Newnham-trained Splintex has backed up a solid third on debut with victory in the two-year-old maiden at Randwick ...
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Gary Newham finds Winning Ways in Bracelet

Gary Newham finds Winning Ways in Bracelet

Gary Newham has continued his success with Winning Ways who is Oaks bound after winning the Gold Coast Bracelet ...
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Million-dollar colt too strong in Classic

Million-dollar colt too strong in Classic

Stronger has lived up to his name when he overhauled the odds-on favourite Accession to win the Group Three Ken ...
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Serengeti Empress wins Kentucky Oaks

Serengeti Empress wins Kentucky Oaks

Serengeti Empress has bounced back from a bleeding attack at her previous start to lead all the way in the ...
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Moldova stays unbeaten with Flemington win

Moldova stays unbeaten with Flemington win

The Danny O'Brien-trained two-year-old Moldova has backed up a debut win at Bendigo with another victory at Flemington to remain ...
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The Lord Mayor salutes in Gold Coast Cup

The Lord Mayor salutes in Gold Coast Cup

Champion trainer Chris Waller has continued his domination of Queensland staying races with The Lord Mayor winning the Gold Coast ...
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The Candy Man set to chase stakes races

The Candy Man set to chase stakes races

Comeback galloper The Candy Man earned a crack at stakes races after scoring his fifth win in a row at ...
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Hugh Bowman calls time on the season

Hugh Bowman calls time on the season

Hugh Bowman has confirmed he will not ride again until the new season after an exhausting few months including the ...
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Pierata to stay in training for Everest

Pierata to stay in training for Everest

Aquis Farm has announced Pierata's stud career has been deferred and the All Aged Stakes winner will be aimed at ...
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New jockey to guide Anatola's advance

New jockey to guide Anatola’s advance

Josh Parr's foot injury means a new jockey is needed for Anatola in her first black-type assignment at the Gold ...
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Englebrecht hopes to drive Highway north

Englebrecht hopes to drive Highway north

Group One-winning trainer Steve Englebrecht will find out whether Highway warrants a Brisbane campaign when she runs at Rosehill ...
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Ciaron Maher chasing Oaks win in Adelaide

Ciaron Maher chasing Oaks win in Adelaide

Ciaron Maher has Aloisia and Pretty To Sea lining up for the stable in the Group One Australasian Oaks at ...
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Inglis

Mark Webster to step down at Inglis

Mark Webster, the managing director of auctioneers Willliam Inglis and Son, will step down from his role ...
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Brisbane campaign waiting for High Church

Brisbane campaign waiting for High Church

After spending time on the sidelines with a knee injury, High Church is set to run first-up over 1800m at ...
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Serene Miss closes in on black-type debut

Serene Miss closes in on black-type debut

Trainer Kris Lees may put consistent mare Serene Miss on a seven-day back-up to her first stakes race if she ...
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Tom faces challenge from stablemates

Tom faces challenge from stablemates

Tom Melbourne is trying to break a two-year winning drought in the Hollindale Stakes but faces a challenge from his ...
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Our Century on trial for Brisbane Cup

Our Century on trial for Brisbane Cup

Kim Waugh is eyeing the Brisbane Cup with former Lloyd Williams-owned stayer Our Century providing he performs in the Lord ...
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Ben Currie

Ben Currie fined over trackwork

Trainer Ben Currie has been fined $3000 for working his horses at the Toowoomba track when facilities were closed ...
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Akavoroun to make his return at Flemington

Akavoroun to make his return at Flemington

After a lengthy stint on the sidelines, rising nine-year-old Akavoroun is ready to make his reappearance at Flemington ...
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James Orman chases another stakes win

James Orman chases another stakes win

In-form jockey James Orman has can win his third stakes race in as many weeks when he combines with trainer ...
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Apprentice jockey Matt McGillivray at Goulburn

McGillivray seeks a stay on suspension

Jockey Matt McGillivray is seeking a stay of a four-week suspension which puts him in danger of missing several key ...
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Morphettville tips for May 8

Morphettvile tips & full form for Saturday, May 5

MORPHETTVILLE is racing this Saturday and the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) headlines the day. Let's get stuck into ...
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Forgiving trainer eyeing Queensland options

Forgiving trainer eyeing Queensland options

Kenny Rae has admitted he was close to pulling the pin on Prom Queen’s Queensland campaign after her Te Rapa ...
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Marsh chasing four in a row

Marsh chasing four in a row

Stephen Marsh has two strong chances to continue his dominance of Saturday’s two-year-old black type feature at Te Rapa. The ...
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La Fille En Jeu chases stakes treble

La Fille En Jeu chases stakes treble

La Fille En Jeu will bid to join hallowed company when she contests Saturday's Listed Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter ...
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Mendelssohn-Mania Setting In At Churchill Downs

Mendelssohn-Mania Setting In At Churchill Downs

UAE Derby sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (Group 2) winner and Kentucky Derby (Group 1) candidate ...
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Bendigo market movers for Friday, May 4

Bendigo market movers for Friday, May 4

BENDIGO is Victoria's primary meet is this Friday and the punters have rallied around the rural town. Where's the smart ...
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Wagga MM

Wagga Gold Cup Day market movers, May 4

THE biggest raceday on the Riverina is upon us as the Wagga Gold Cup takes centrestage for Racing NSW. Arguably ...
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Horse trainer Tony Gollan

Gollan after another Russell Memorial

Tony Gollan has an affinity with the Ken Russell Memorial which started his climb to the top of the Brisbane ...
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Kentucky Derby

Mendelssohn can make Derby history

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Mendelssohn will try to become the first European horse to win the famous Kentucky Derby ...
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Darren Weir sets training record

Darren Weir sets training record

The win of Stylish Miss at Warrnambool has given Darren Weir a new Commonwealth training record ...
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Regina Coeli lands her second Grand Annual

Regina Coeli lands her second Grand Annual

Regina Coeli has landed a second Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool doing it the hard way, leading all the way ...
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Jim Byrne renews association with Pat Duff

Jim Byrne renews association with Pat Duff

Top jockey Jim Byrne will resume an association with his former master Pat Duff when he rides Steel Zip at ...
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Trainer Robbie Griffiths

Divine Quality to face first city test

A convincing maiden debut at Bendigo has provided the stepping stone to a first city test for three-year-old Divine Quality ...
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Darren Weir wins another Warrnambool Cup

Darren Weir wins another Warrnambool Cup

Darren Weir's domination of the Warrnambool Cup has continued with High Church scoring an easy win in the 2350m race ...
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Top Of The Range on trial for Qld Derby

Top Of The Range on trial for Qld Derby

The Mike Moroney-trained Top Of The Range will run over 1800m at Rosehill with a view to progressing to Queensland ...
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Fact-finding Kentucky Derby for Waller

Fact-finding Kentucky Derby for Waller

Chris Waller will pick the brain of legendary American trainer Bob Baffert at this weekend's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs ...
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Thunder Snow Godolphin's best Derby chance

Thunder Snow Godolphin’s best Derby chance

Thunder Snow's trainer Saeed bin Suroor says the horse is the best Kentucky Derby chance Godolphin has ever had ...
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Josh Oliver gets chance in big time

Josh Oliver gets chance in big time

Jockey Josh Oliver's bond with Col 'N' Lil means he has retained the ride on the mare in the Group ...
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Waller camp thankful for Berry's faith

Waller camp thankful for Berry’s faith

Tommy Berry's decision to ride Beyond Thankful in the Lord Mayor's Cup when spoilt for choice has boosted an absent ...
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Kendrick after more black type success

Kendrick after more black type success

Stuart Kendrick has had his best season with 70 winners so far and hopes to convert that into another stakes ...
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Flemington kick-off for Under The Louvre

Flemington kick-off for Under The Louvre

Despite his hefty impost, Under The Louvre is set to make his racetrack return up the straight at Flemington ...
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Rudy to give Page a special thrill

Rudy to give Page a special thrill

Helen Page has trained many stakes winners but will get a special thrill if her stable favourite Rudy can win ...
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Darren Weir equals training record

Darren Weir equals training record

The win of Try Four at Warrnambool has given Darren Weir a season record-equalling victory ...
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Les Ross racing for change of luck

Les Ross racing for change of luck

Trainer Les Ross hopes consistent filly River Racer can give him a change of luck by winning the Gold Coast ...
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Darren Weir closes in on training record

Darren Weir closes in on training record

Darren Weir only needs two more winners to break his own record in a training season ...
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racing news

Weir after 3rd straight Warrnambool Cup

Trainer Darren Weir will have a three-pronged attack as he shoots for a third-straight Warrnambool Cup victory ...
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racing news

Warrnambool trip pays off for Winks

The victory of Yesterday's Songs in the Wangoom Handicap has made the trip to Warrnambool worthwhile for jockey James Winks ...
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racing news

Second jumps death at Warrnambool

After no fatalities since 2011, the Warrnambool three-day carnival has been marred by two horse deaths in as many days ...
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Vic racing

Walker booked for five rides at Flemington

Jockey Michael Walker has been booked for five rides at Flemington in his return to competitive riding after more than ...
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NSW racing news

Romantic Maid on trial for Queensland Oaks

New Zealand trainer Roger James is keen to see what Romantic Maid can do in Sydney, hoping she can measure ...
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racing news

Warrnambool trip pays off for Winks

The victory of Yesterday's Songs in the Wangoom Handicap has made the trip to Warrnambool worthwhile for jockey James Winks ...
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racing news

Weir after straight Warrnambool Cup

Trainer Darren Weir will have a three-pronged attack as he shoots for a third-straight Warrnambool Cup victory ...
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NSW racing news

Snowden yard posts 100 winners for season

Jericho has become the 100th winner of the season for Peter and Paul Snowden, earning himself a Queensland campaign with ...
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racing news

Sahara Siren stakes Queensland Oaks claims

Sahara Siren has staked her claim for a Queensland Oaks berth with her maiden victory at the Sunshine Coast ...
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racing news

Galleywood Hurdle goes to Weir and Allen

Gingerboy has led throughout to win the Galleywood Hurdle and give Darren Weir and John Allen a fourth jumps winner ...
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Vic racing

Beau Rada back in distance at Flemington

After testing consistent sprinter Beau Rada over 1100m, trainer John McArdle is happy to drop the sprinter back to a ...
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Vic racing

Apprentice facing charges over $20 bet

Apprentice Liam Riordan faces two charges relating to a $20 bet at a picnic race meeting in Victoria ...
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Vic racing

Regina Coeli chases second Grand Annual

Ciaron Maher says Regina Coeli is a more dour steeplechaser as she chases back-to-back Grand Annual victories at Warrnambool ...
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NSW racing news

Cavallo earns Sydney call-up for Perry

Jockey Tony Cavallo will trade bush racing for a rare shot at a city win when he teams up with ...
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Queensland news

Volkstok’n’barrell ready for Hollindale

The Queensland winter carnival begins in earnest with the Group Two Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast ...
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racing news

Weir after straight Warrnambool Cup

Trainer Darren Weir will have a three-pronged attack as he shoots for a third-straight Warrnambool Cup victory ...
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racing news

Weir dominates Warrnambool maiden hurdles

Waxing's win at the Warrnambool carnival has given trainer Darren Weir three wins from the four maiden hurdle races run ...
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Queensland news

Buffering to rest through the winter

Trainer Robert Heathcote says star sprinter Buffering could still race again but no decision will be made until after he ...
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Vic racing

Noonan free to ride Precious Gem in G1

Jake Noonan has had three meetings shaved off a careless riding suspension on appeal, leaving him free to ride on ...
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racing news

Rachel’s Valentina Kentucky Oaks favourite

Rachel's Valentina is the favourite to win the Kentucky Oaks, seven years after her mother Rachel Alexandra won the Classic ...
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racing news

Double and suspension for Mott at the Bool

A winner over jumps and a winner on the flat has been soured y suspension for jockey Jamie Mott at ...
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Vic racing

Noonan’s Group One hopes rest on appeal

Jake Noonan is appealing the severity of a careless riding suspension in a bid to keep the ride on Precious ...
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