Horse Racing History: This day in Racing 7th April

This day 7th 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.


Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen breaks maiden status at Sale

Sweet Sixteen is no longer a maiden after breaking through for her first win at Sale ...
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Olivia's Game

Caulfield a better fit for Olivia’s Game

Grahame Begg expects the 2400m of the Galilee Series Final at Caulfield to suit his stoutly-bred filly Olivia’s Game ...
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Saul’s Special

Purton pairs with veteran Saul’s Special as Chang nears 300 career Hong Kong wins

Zac Purton will reunite with familiar ally Saul’s Special in the Class 3 Cooper Handicap (1000m) for a rare Thursday ...
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Townsville racing news

Townsville racing tips & quaddie picks | Thursday, April 8

HorseBetting.com.au's Queensland racing experts brings you their best bets, value bet and quaddie numbers for the Townsville meeting on Thursday, ...
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Severine

Ashburton double for Carston

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston went home from Ashburton on Wednesday a happy man after picking up a winning double. Stable ...
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Mo’unga

Dolan gets chance at Doncaster success on Mo’unga

After winning the Rosehill Guineas, Mo’unga will attempt to take out the Doncaster Mile and give Robbie Dolan his first ...
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Samantha Collett

Collett elects for Levante in Group One

It was an agonising decision for jockey Samantha Collett in selecting her mount for the Group 1 Fiber Fresh NZ ...
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Pakenham Racecourse

Pakenham betting tips, best odds & quaddie | Thursday, April 8

The night racing season in Victoria rolls on for another week, and HorseBetting.com.au is here to bring you the best ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | April 7, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 7, 2021

Today's racing around the country sees four horse racing meetings being held on Wednesday afternoon, following the postponement of the ...
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Wyong horse racing news

Wyong racing tips, top odds & quaddie picks | Thursday, April 8

HorseBetting.com.au's racing experts bring you their best bets, value tips and quaddie numbers for the Wyong race meeting on Thursday, ...
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Jizz In My Pants - The Lonely Island

Punt Drunk: Fung blows his load early on $2.1m yearling buy

Punt Drunk takes a wry look at some of the major racing stories doing the round today, including Jamie Kah's ...
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Michael Rodd

Rodd praises ‘unlucky’ Apple Tart after maiden win at Doomben

The "unlucky" Apple Tart gave connections an Easter to remember on Monday, winning a QTIS 2YO Maiden Handicap at Doomben ...
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Might Giant

Kiwi-breds dominate Hong Kong features

New Zealand-bred horses took out the two feature races at Sha Tin on Monday. Mighty Giant scored an all-the-way victory ...
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Yearn

Top mares retired, stud beckons

Group Two winning Savabeel mare Yearn has been retired and is likely to be sold as a broodmare prospect in ...
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Coventina Bay

Potential wet conditions a concern for exciting mare

What initially proved to be a massive headache for Robbie Patterson has proven to be one of the highlights of ...
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Aegon

Cambridge trainers chasing Doncaster-Derby double

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will get two chances at Group One glory at Randwick on Saturday on ...
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Amarelinha

Sydney sojourn for Bosson

Star filly Amarelinha has given champion jockey Opie Bosson just the confidence boost he was looking for ahead of a ...
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Classique Legend

Online sale realises $32.4m on first day

The first digital Australian Easter Yearling Sale has begun with 105 lots sold on the first day for $32.4 million ...
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Addeybb

Te Akau Shark cleared for Queen Elizabeth

Japanese horse Danon Premium has assumed favouritism for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over English visitor Addeybb while Te Akau Shark ...
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Brandenburg

All Aged Stakes an option for Brandenburg

Trainer John Sargent could extend Doncaster Mile placegetter Brandenburg's autumn preparation to include the All Aged Stakes ...
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Nick Ryan

Sircconi back on track for Caulfield test

A couple of setbacks have kept Sircconi away from racing for Nick Ryan, but a gallop at Caulfield has the ...
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Miss Siska

Miss Siska set for Coolmore Legacy again

Miss Siska was narrowly beaten when fourth in the 2019 Coolmore Legacy Stakes and her trainer Grahame Begg is hopeful ...
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Sunlight

Sunlight a step closer to racing return

A 1000m barrier trial at Morphettville is set to enhance the fitness levels of multiple Group One winner Sunlight ahead ...
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John Sargent

Sargent after another ATC Australian Oaks

Five years after Gust Of Wind beat Winx in the ATC Australian Oaks, trainer John Sargent hopes to win the ...
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Vic Premier happy for racing to continue

Vic Premier happy for racing to continue

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says social-distancing measures have allowed racing to continue when other sports have been suspended ...
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Te Akau Shark

Te Akau Shark to be vetted ahead of Queen Elizabeth

Te Akau Shark, one of the leading chances for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is to be vetted after suffering a ...
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Sorrentina

Petagna pair tackle Sydney assignments

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is looking forward to lining up a pair of runners for New Zealand owner Lib Petagna ...
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Giles Thompson

RV starts action plan on spring carnival

Having worked to a set of strict protocols and biosecurity measures due to coronavirus, Racing Victoria is looking towards how ...
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Qld turf administrator switches to trots

Qld turf administrator switches to trots

The Brisbane Racing Club's Scott Steele has been appointed chief executive of the Albion Park Harness Racing Club ...
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Nettoyer

Doncaster winner aims for another Group 1 win

After winning the Doncaster Mile on the first day of The Championships, Nettoyer will chase another Group One victory in ...
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Danon Premium

Field of 13 for Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Japanese horse Danon Premium and English visitor Addeybb headline a field of 13 for the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes ...
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Kelvin Tyler

Tyler loves his F words

While many people will be bandying around a few choice F words over the lockdown period, there are two that ...
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Zed Em

Zed Em out to defend crown

Zed Em looks to be on track to defend his crown in the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) at Warrnambool next ...
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Hughes officially champion jumps jockey

Hughes officially champion jumps jockey

Brian Hughes has vowed to do all he can to defend his title after officially being announced as champion British ...
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Chris Waller prepares for Winx's last race

Chris Waller prepares for Winx’s last race

Trainer Chris Waller is preparing himself for Winx's last racetrack performance and says everything has gone to plan ...
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Sharaf Al Reef takes Liwa Oasis in Abu Dhabi season finale

Sharaf Al Reef takes Liwa Oasis in Abu Dhabi season finale

Abu Dhabi staged the final meeting of their season in the capital on Saturday, highlighted by the 1400m Group 2 ...
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Kerrin McEvoy to ride boom colt Chenier

Kerrin McEvoy to ride boom colt Chenier

The Anthony Freedman-trained colt Chenier will be out to press his claims for the Group One Champagne Stakes when he ...
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Apprentice Ethan Brown back in full swing

Apprentice Ethan Brown back in full swing

Apprentice Ethan Brown is re-establishing himself among the jockey ranks as he looks to knock over the final four winners ...
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Written By to stand at Widden Stud

Written By to stand at Widden Stud

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Written By will not race again and is to stand at Widden Stud in the spring ...
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Aristia set for her shot at Oaks double

Aristia set for her shot at Oaks double

Co-trainer Simon Zahra is hoping Aristia gets a drier surface in the ATC Australian Oaks with the filly striking unsuitable ...
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Toby Edmonds-trained pair to trial

Toby Edmonds-trained pair to trial

Trainer Toby Edmonds should have a clearer picture of his winter carnival hopes after Whypeeo and Keen Array trial at ...
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Inquiries into Rocky/Toowoomba errors

Inquiries into Rocky/Toowoomba errors

An inquiry into the wrong horse running in a race in Rockhampton drags on as another mistake is under review ...
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Tiger Roll wins second Grand National

Tiger Roll wins second Grand National

Tiger Roll has become the first horse since the mighty Red Rum to win back-to-back editions of the Grand National ...
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Tiger Roll roars to Grand National again

Tiger Roll roars to Grand National again

Tiger Roll became the first horse to win back-to-back English Grand Nationals since the legendary Red Rum with a devastating ...
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The Mission 2017

Three jockeys suspended at Randwick

Two jockeys have been outed for whip rule breaches at the Doncaster-Derby meeting at Randwick and another jockey has been ...
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Luvaluva warms up for Oaks with tough win

Luvaluva warms up for Oaks with tough win

Resilient filly Luvaluva completed her Australian Oaks audition in style with an impressive win in the Adrian Knox Stakes at ...
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Happy Clapper wins at Newcastle

Happy Clapper wins Doncaster Mile

Trainer Pat Webster has claimed a Group One victory, with Happy Clapper winning the $3 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick ...
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Bobby El-Issa wins at Canberra

El Issa helps Currie take second Weetwood

Jockey Bob El Issa has made a triumphant return to Queensland to help trainer Ben Currie win consecutive Listed Weetwood ...
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Trapeze Artist

Trapeze Artist wins TJ Smith Stakes

Trapeze artist has chased down favourite Redzel to win the $2.5 million Group One TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick ...
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So Far Sokool racehorse

So Far Sokool dominant in Bendigo Guineas

Archie Alexander-trained filly So Far Sokool has made a one-act affair of the Bendigo Guineas, winning the Listed race by ...
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Dodging Bullets causes Golden Mile upset

Dodging Bullets causes Golden Mile upset

Jockey Daniel Moor has guided the Symon Wilde-trained Dodging Bullets to an upset win in the Listed Golden Mile at ...
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Comeback trainer McCabe has biggest win

Comeback trainer McCabe has biggest win

After being back as a trainer for only a few weeks, Darryl MCabe has had his biggest victory, with Morendi ...
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Levendi wins Group One Australian Derby

Levendi wins Group One Australian Derby

Levendi has won the $2 million Group One Australian Derby in a thrilling photo finish with favourite Ace High at ...
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El Dorado Dreaming wins Sires' Produce

El Dorado Dreaming wins Sires’ Produce

El Dorado Dreaming has pipped favourite Oohood in a photo-finish victory in the $1 million Group One Sires' Produce Stakes ...
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Currie's day improves with Hang in Guineas

Currie’s day improves with Hang in Guineas

Trainer Ben Currie's day has improved with Queensland Derby bound Hang scoring an impressive win in the Toowoomba Guineas ...
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Velvet a big hit at Randwick for Crystal

Velvet a big hit at Randwick for Crystal

Crystal Kimber has won the fashions on the field at the first day of The Championships at Randwick with a ...
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Lance O'Sullivan trains Randwick winner

Lance O’Sullivan trains Randwick winner

New Zealand's most prolific jockey Lance O'Sullivan has returned to Randwick as a trainer to lead in Sir Charles Road ...
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Corstens stable dominates VOBIS Gold Rush

Corstens stable dominates VOBIS Gold Rush

The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained stablemates Thrillster and Really Swish have fought out the finish of the VOBIS Gold Rush ...
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Victorem claims Country Championship final

Victorem claims Country Championship final

Victorem has won the Country Championship final for trainer Jenny Graham, who raced the gelding for the first time since ...
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Chris Waller

Waller has first Toowoomba winner

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller has had his first Toowoomba winner with Another Dollar, who is headed to the winter ...
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Houtzen wins Group Three PJ Bell

Houtzen wins Group Three PJ Bell

Flying filly Houtzen has added another string to her bow, stalking the leader before running home strongly to win the ...
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Dashing Muraaqeb wins Carbine Club Stakes

Dashing Muraaqeb wins Carbine Club Stakes

One-time Golden Slipper prospect Muraaqeb has nailed his first black-type victory for Lindsay Park in the Carbine Club Stakes at ...
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Launceston betting tips & form for Sunday, April 8

Launceston betting tips & form for Sunday, April 8

LAUNCESTON is hosting racing this Sunday and a strong eight race event awaits punters in the apple isle. Where's your ...
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Import Harrison gets first Australian win

Import Harrison gets first Australian win

After a last-start second in the Mornington Cup, imported stayer Harrison has claimed his first Australian win with victory over ...
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Shamurt too good for plunge horse

Shamurt too good for plunge horse

Shamurt has lived up to trainer Tony Gollan's confidence in her by beating plunge horse Cuddle Me Tight at Toowoomba ...
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Winx puts in guest appearance at Randwick

Winx puts in guest appearance at Randwick

Winx has pleased her trainer and jockey with a work-out at Randwick ahead of her defence of the Queen Elizabeth ...
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Paquirri breaks maiden in Randwick upset

Paquirri breaks maiden in Randwick upset

Gary Moore-trained colt Paquirri has produced an upset to break his maiden in the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick ...
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QRIC

Inquiry into activity at Currie stable

Stewards have opened an inquiry and swabbed seven of trainer Ben Currie's horses in the lead-up to the Weetwood Handicap ...
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Bendigo market movers for Saturday, April 7

Bendigo market movers for Saturday, April 7

IT is Bendigo Golden Mile day today, and while plenty of focus will be on day one of The Championships ...
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Market movers for day one of The Championships, April 7

Market movers for day one of The Championships, April 7

DAY one of The Championships is upon us and the punters are in for a real treat with four group ...
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Frances Nelson new Racing Australia boss

Frances Nelson new Racing Australia boss

South Australian Frances Nelson has been elected chair of Racing Australia following the retirement of John Messara ...
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Winx ready for No.17 at Randwick

Winx ready for No.17 at Randwick

Winx will be the undoubted star of the show when she heads to Randwick for her final autumn start in ...
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Prices with two Provincial Final hopes

Prices with two Provincial Final hopes

Co-trainer Luke Price is looking forward to the Provincial Championships Final in which the stable has two chances, Noble Joey ...
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Three-pronged Godolphin bid for Sydney Cup

Three-pronged Godolphin bid for Sydney Cup

Godolphin is confident Penglai Pavilion and Polarisation will justify the trip to the southern hemisphere for the Sydney Cup ...
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Zanbagh near the top of Tait's list

Zanbagh near the top of Tait’s list

Zanbagh gets her Group One chance at Randwick in the Coolmore Legacy but win or lose she is already a ...
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Katelyn Mallyon

Mallyon could emulate Pop in Sydney Cup

Jockey Katelyn Mallyon's grandfather Mick won two Sydney Cups and the 22-year-old is hoping to join him on the honour ...
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Sydney Cup Fast facts

Sydney Cup Fast facts

Some facts and figures on the Sydney Cup ...
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Weetwood memories for Munce

Weetwood memories for Munce

Chris Munce has fond memories of Weetwood day as a jockey and hopes to emulate his success in his return ...
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Lasqueti Spirit to bolt for glory

Lasqueti Spirit to bolt for glory

Noted frontrunner and one-paced stayer Lasqueti Spirit aims to wear out her opposition in the Australian Oaks at Randwick ...
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Blake Shinn

Shinn favoured to take out the 2017 Nathan Berry Medal

AFTER amassing seven points on day one of The Championships, jockey Blake Shinn is the $1.35 favourite at Sportsbet.com.au to ...
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More race-fixing arrests to come in Qld

More race-fixing arrests to come in Qld

Investigators probing race-fixing in Queensland harness racing say a "loose cartel" has been operating in the industry and more arrests ...
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Time right for training cousins to shine

Time right for training cousins to shine

With another carnival done and dusted the training partnership of Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra is ready to come to ...
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Hazzabeel out to bounce back at Caulfield

Hazzabeel out to bounce back at Caulfield

The Ciaron Maher-trained Hazzabeel steps up to 1800m at Caulfield where he will be out to bounce back from a ...
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Bonneval can cap season in Australian Oaks

Bonneval can cap season in Australian Oaks

New Zealand filly Bonneval has already achieved plenty in her homeland and will be out to cap her season when ...
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La Bella Diosa aims to finish trip on high

La Bella Diosa aims to finish trip on high

New Zealand trainer Mandy Brown hopes La Bella Diosa can reverse her fortunes after two uninspiring runs at Rosehill when ...
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The Championships

The Championships day two form, odds and free tips, April 8

A thrilling win by Chautauqua saved day one of The Championships and punters are expecting day two to be more ...
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Oscietra second in Flemington jump-out

Oscietra second in Flemington jump-out

The countdown is on for the first foal of Black Caviar to make a return to the racetrack ...
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Stratum Star to stand at Widden Stud

Stratum Star to stand at Widden Stud

Dual Group One winner Stratum Star will begin stallion duties at Widden Stud in the upcoming breeding season ...
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Harold Norman hoping his luck holds

Harold Norman hoping his luck holds

Trainer Harold Norman hopes his luck in rare visits to Toowoomba holds with Lucky Tom in the Listed Weetwood Handicap ...
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More harness racing arrests likely in Qld

More harness racing arrests likely in Qld

Queensland investigators probing systemic match fixing in the harness racing industry say more arrests are expected after a 46-year-old man ...
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Weekend tips

Our best horse racing tips for day two of The Championships

DAY two of The Championships should pack plenty of punch for punters with 10 great races on the card at ...
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Astern retires to Darley Stud

Astern retires to Darley Stud

Golden Rose winner Astern has run his last race and will join the stallion roster Darley's Hunter Valley stud ...
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Helene Paragon

Helene Paragon a top Chairman’s Trophy chance despite weight

HELENE Paragon is travelling well heading into Sunday's Group 2 Chairman's Trophy, but the quality son of Polan will have ...
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Qld police bust harness match fixing ring

Qld police bust harness match fixing ring

A Queensland investigation into systematic match fixing in the harness racing industry has so far netted one arrest ...
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Qld police bust harness match fixing ring

Qld police bust harness match fixing ring

A Queensland investigation into systematic match fixing in the harness racing industry has so far netted one arrest ...
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NSW racing news

Waller splashes out on $1.6m Frankel colt

A $1.6 million Frankel colt out of More Strawberries will be the most expensive yearling to set foot in the ...
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Vic racing

Suavito in frame for Champions Mile start

Suavito drops back in distance after an unplaced Australian Cup run as she tries for a Group One win in ...
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Vic racing

Dunn out to add to city tally at Sandown

Dylan Dunn has been a regular in the winner's circle at Saturday metropolitan meetings in Victoria recently and he hopes ...
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racing news

King’s Troop in defining race at Randwick

King's Troop will be tested over 1400m for the first time in the South Pacific Classic at Randwick ...
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racing news

Sportsbet installs Winx as 2016 Melbourne Cup favourite

WINX is $13 to win the 2016 Melbourne Cup. Take a minute to let that sink in. We at Horsebetting.com.au ...
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NSW racing news

Berry rides his luck in Queen Elizabeth

Tommy Berry will get the chance to partner Criterion as the entire prepares to bow out of racing after the ...
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NSW racing news

Avdulla relishing Syd Cup ride on Libran

Jockey Brenton Avdulla thought Libran could win the Sydney Cup from the moment he first rode the imported stayer ...
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NSW racing news

Awesome Rock gains Queen Elizabeth start

First emergency Awesome Rock has gained a start in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes with the scratching of Our ...
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NSW racing news

Booth books ticket to Rio Paralympics

Australian para-equestrian rider Emma Booth has booked her ticket to the Rio Paralympics, exactly three years after the accident that ...
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NSW racing news

Chestnut horses aren’t crazy: uni study

Known for being temperamental and unhinged, chestnut horses have a bad rap. Now research has proven it's not warranted ...
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NSW racing news

King’s Troop in defining race at Randwick

King's Troop will be tested over 1400m for the first time in the South Pacific Classic at Randwick ...
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NSW racing tips

Betting tips and bookmaker bonuses for Day 2 of The Championships

DAY one of The Championships showed how great the Australian racing product is - the good news is, it doesn't ...
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NSW racing news

Berry rides his luck in Queen Elizabeth

Tommy Berry will get the chance to partner Criterion as the entire prepares to bow out of racing after the ...
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NSW racing news

Owner-breeder Phil Sly dies from cancer

Prominent Victorian owner-breeder Phil Sly has died after fighting cancer for around six years as he built up his racing ...
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Vic racing

Maher and Oliver combine with G1 chances

Ciaron Maher-trained stablemates Jameka and Azkadellia form part of a strong book of feature race rides for jockey Damien Oliver ...
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NSW racing news

Frankel yearling knocked down for $1.6m

A Frankel colt out of More Strawberries will head to the Chris Waller stable after making $1.6 million at the ...
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Queensland news

Doomben to decide winter plans for Elegant

Chris Anderson will have a better idea of the winter carnival heights Elegant Composure can scale after the mare races ...
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Queensland news

Tomizawa, Kemp reunite with Doomben chance

Nozi Tomizawa will link with the Kevin Kemp-trained Kempelly at Doomben as the sprinter chases a Weetwood Handicap berth ...
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Queensland news

Buffering arrives safely in Hong Kong

Buffering has arrived safely in Hong Kong from Dubai for the second leg of his overseas adventure ...
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NSW racing news

Final day of the Easter Yearling sale

A half brother to Criterion and two yearlings by Frankel will command attention on the final day of the Easter ...
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