Horse Racing History: This day in racing 8th January

This day 8th January 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.


Warrnambool betting tips & quaddie picks | Sunday, January 9

Warrnambool betting tips & quaddie picks | Sunday, January 9

HorseBetting’s Victorian form analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for the eight-race card at Warrnambool on Sunday, ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | January 8, 2022

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | January 8, 2022

10 horse racing meetings are scheduled around the country today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections here ...
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Ima Single Man

Cruz pins Classic aspirations on Ima Single Man

Tony Cruz is confident Ima Single Man can stamp Hong Kong Classic Mile credentials with another strong performance in the ...
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Scribe

Hong Kong future for Scribe

The Tony Pike-trained Scribe will do his future racing in Hong Kong with the unbeaten son of Press Statement sold ...
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All About Magic

Farming takes precedence over festival race-going

While many New Zealanders are enjoying the entertainment of festive season racing, South Canterbury farming couple Stephanie Rathgen and Grant ...
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Matthew and Michael Pitman

Pitman counts down to another big day at Kumara

Michael Pitman rarely misses a Kumara Gold Nuggets, and the Riccarton trainer is gearing up for another busy afternoon at ...
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Time Flies

Richards hoping to add to Million line-up

Jamie Richards’ attack on the Karaka Million 2YO (Listed, 1200m) currently rests with a quartet of youngsters, but the chances ...
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Sergio

Sergio shoots for three straight

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry is keen to see four-year-old gelding Sergio continue his upward trajectory as he aims to land ...
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Ballistic Boy is reading for Gold Coast task

Ballistic Boy primed for Gold Coast task, despite late scratching

Being scratched at the gates last weekend was a "blessing in disguise" according to Ballistic Boy’s jockey, Matthew McGillivray. The ...
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Murray Bridge full preview for May 22 2021

Murray Bridge tips and best bets for January 9

What Murray Bridge Races Where Murray Bridge Turf Club, 342 Brinkley Rd, Murray Bridge South SA 5253 When Saturday, January ...
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Paul Cave

Cave Hoping To Breeze In At Randwick

Long time trainer Paul Cave has a decent opinion of Bowery Breeze who he thinks has the capabilities to be ...
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Gold Coast tips for Saturday May 8

Gold Coast tips, best bets and quaddie selctions | Jan 9 Tips

Horsebetting.com.au brings you all the top tips and best bets for Saturday's meeting at Gold Coast, Queensland on January the ...
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Randwick tips and best bets for June 26, 2021

Randwick racing tips, value bets & quaddie selection | Jan 9 tips

Horsebetting.com.au brings you all the top tips and best bets for Saturday's meeting at Randwick, New South Wales on January ...
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Tony Gollan

Gollan On Weather Watch With Sugar Boom

Track conditions are likely to determine the outcome of the Gold Coast Quality which features the clash of stablemates Sugar ...
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Flemington tips for February 13

Flemington racing tips, best bets & quaddie selections | Jan 9

Horsebetting.com.au brings you all the top tips and best bets for Saturday's meeting at Flemington on January the 6th 2021 ...
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Doyle Hoping To Top And Tail At Randwick

Doyle Hoping To Top And Tail At Randwick

Newcastle trainer Nathan Doyle faces a long day at Randwick with his runners in the first and last race but ...
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Riding The Wave

Chester Manifold Stakes Tips & Best Bets | January 9 2021

What Chester Manifold Stakes Where Flemington Racecourse, Victoria Race Club - 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031, Austrália When Race ...
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Fulmina

Randwick: Listed January Cup Tips & Best Bets

What January Cup Where Randwick Racecourse, Australian Turf Club - Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia When Race 7 5:00PM ...
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Bec Isn't Your Typical Tycoon

Bec Isn’t Your Typical Tycoon

Matt Cumani buys yearlings on type and he purchased the daughter of Written Tycoon with the theory she was a ...
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Punt Drunk : This Is The Jigsaw Piece At Geelong We Like To See!

Punt Drunk : This Is The Jigsaw Piece At Geelong We Like To See!

Punt Drunk Daily News - Friday, January 8 2021 Friday you magnificent beast, we have bloody missed you! The week ...
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Roman Aureus will run at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Wakefield says Roman Aureus is ready for Gold Coast challenge

Brian Wakefield says his talented gelding Roman Aureus is primed for a strong showing in his third run this campaign ...
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Defibrillate

Payne Has Big Opinion Of Shocking Stayer

Patrick Payne has big plans for lightly raced former New Zealand stayer Defibrillate who he is aiming at the Adelaide ...
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Hurry Cane

Connors launches West Coast raid

Wanganui trainer Raymond Connors has Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) aspirations with promising stayer Hurry Cane, and he will kick-off ...
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David Hayes

Hayes to unleash Beauty Joy in testing Sha Tin debut

David Hayes will cast unbeaten Beauty Joy (116lb) into a daunting Sha Tin initiation in the Class 2 Choi Hung ...
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Michael Rodd will ride Headlander

Rodd: Headlander to make Magic Millions 2YO Classic bid

Jockey Michael Rodd has declared Saturday’s $125,000 Aquis Gold Nugget the “acid test” for promising colt Headlander with a potential ...
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Mongolian Wings

Staying test likely to suit Mongolian Wings

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman know a thing or two about preparing three-year-old stayers and they are hopeful Mongolian Wings ...
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Ever So Easy

Local does it Ever So Easy at Ruakaka

Ruakaka trainer Chris Gibbs has always had plenty of time for Ever So Easy and he was delighted to see ...
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Signora Nera

Feature targets for Sharrock fillies

Last start Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) placegetter Signora Nera will be aimed at further black-type features, but trainer Allan ...
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Madan Singh

Singh thankful to be back

Central Districts jockey Madan Singh is delighted to be back on New Zealand shores after a holiday which nearly cost ...
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Namimo

Namimo scores overdue victory at Sandown

Having placed in four of her first nine starts, three-year-old filly Namimo has broken through for a maiden win at ...
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Wilmot Pass

Gelded Wilmot Pass snares first city win

Lightly raced Wilmot Pass has claimed his first city win at Sandown in his second start since being gelded ...
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Lys Gracieux

Lys Gracieux named Japanese champion horse

Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux has been honoured with Japan's highest award, Horse of the Year, in an almost unanimous ...
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Luvaluva

Luvaluva favourite to continue winning way

Revitalised mare Luvaluva gets the chance to add another stakes win to her record in the Listed January Cup at ...
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Racing Qld contributes to bushfire appeal

Racing Qld contributes to bushfire appeal

Racing Queensland has joined other racing bodies in donating $15,000 for bushfire victims ...
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Muntaseera

Big numbers in Group 1 Blue Diamond contention

Second acceptances have been taken for next month's Group One Blue Diamond Stakes with 273 two-year-olds still in the entries ...
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Bumper Blast

Bumper Blast poised for first stakes test

Bumper Blast will be out to continue a rise through the grades when he makes his first stakes race appearance ...
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Simply Brilliant

Brilliant for Badel

Alexis Badel will never forget his victory aboard the Frankie Lor-trained Simply Brilliant in last year’s January Cup. The Frenchman ...
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Ciaron Maher

Millions draws no barrier for Maher stable

The Ciaron Maher-David Eustace stable is hoping the Gold Coast's reputation as a track where barriers are irrelevant holds for ...
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Exhilarates

Classic trifecta backs up in 3YO Guineas

For the first time, the trifecta from the Magic Millions 2YO Classic will back-up in the 3YO Guineas at the ...
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Sacred Capital

Moreira invests faith in Capital

Sacred Capital (118lb) is the one non-Hong Kong runner in the Group 3 January Cup Handicap (1800m) at Happy Valley ...
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Stephanie Thornton

Apprentice Thornton ready for biggest day

Apprentice Stephanie Thornton is staying busy and focused as she prepares to ride Gotta Kiss in the Magic Millions 2YO ...
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Southern Legend

Purton’s back aboard Southern Legend for Group 3 January Cup

Southern Legend heads to Happy Valley on Wednesday (8 January) night for the Group 3 January Cup Handicap (1800m), aiming ...
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Harlech

Ideal draws for Ballymore pair

Matamata trainer Pam Gerard had been hoping for a turn of luck with barrier draws ahead of Trentham’s feature meeting ...
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Tokorangi

Tokorangi impresses at Matamata

Exciting juvenile filly Tokorangi galloped into Karaka Million contention when blitzing her rivals in the KB Bloodstock 1100 at Matamata ...
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Platinum Invador

Platinum result for Auckland breeders

2020 is already a year to remember for Chris Stewart and Robyn Milliken. The Karaka-based couple bred Platinum Invador who ...
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Travelling Light

Collett opts for filly in Levin Classic

After a decision she described as unprecedented in her career, leading jockey Sam Collett will ride Travelling Light in Saturday’s ...
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Canberra race meeting called off

Canberra race meeting called off

Racing at Canberra has been called off because of smoke haze and poor air quality ...
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Two Flemington options for Rock 'n' Gold

Two Flemington options for Rock ‘n’ Gold

Connections of Rock 'n' Gold will decide before acceptance time whether to run the gelding in the Chester Manifold Stakes ...
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Australian Turf Club to cap membership

Australian Turf Club to cap membership

The Australian Turf Club will introduce a waiting list for membership applications taken after the end of January ...
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70 entries so far for rich All-Star Mile

70 entries so far for rich All-Star Mile

Some high-profile horses have already been nominated for the inaugural All-Star Mile with more big names expected to be entered ...
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Thornton, McNeil have suspensions reduced

Thornton, McNeil have suspensions reduced

Stephanie Thornton has had an improper riding suspension reduced from 25 to 20 meetings on appeal while Jye McNeil has ...
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Blinkers could help The Odyssey in Classic

Blinkers could help The Odyssey in Classic

Queensland hopeful The Odyssey could wear blinkers in the Magic Millions Classic in which he will start from barrier two ...
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Jungle Edge a late Summer Sprint entry

Jungle Edge a late Summer Sprint entry

Popular sprinter Jungle Edge has been added to the field for the Summer Sprint at Randwick and has been given ...
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Ridgewood Drive chasing second city win

Ridgewood Drive chasing second city win

After breaking his maiden at Sandown, three-year-old Ridgewood Drive is set to back up seven days later at Caulfield to ...
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Unique mix of entries growing quickly for The All-Star Mile

Unique mix of entries growing quickly for The All-Star Mile

Contenders for the inaugural $5 million The All-Star Mile at Flemington on March 16 are emerging from far and wide ...
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Outback Barbie shortens for Millions

Outback Barbie shortens for Millions

Outback Barbie is the short-priced favourite for the Magic Millions Guineas after drawing perfectly for the $2 million race at ...
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Lightweight chance hoping to repeat

Lightweight chance hoping to repeat

The Daniel Champion and Kezia Murphy-trained He’s Gold added a ninth win to his tally with victory in the Kurow ...
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Two-pronged Classic attack for Baker-Forsman

Two-pronged Classic attack for Baker-Forsman

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman hold a strong hand heading into the Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m) at ...
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Mind Control opens New Year with Jerome win

Mind Control opens New Year with Jerome win

Mind Control showed speed from the start and turned back multiple challenges posting a front-running victory in the $150,000 Jerome ...
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Exhilarates now favourite for MM Classic

Exhilarates now favourite for MM Classic

Godolphin filly Exhilarates is now the outright favourite for the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast after ...
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Gunmetal Gray rallies to win Sham

Gunmetal Gray rallies to win Sham

Gunmetal Gray made a last-to-first rally to defeat heavily favored Coliseum and five others in Saturday's $100,702 Grade 3 Sham ...
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Nyssa Burrells

Nyssa Burrells remains in hospital in ICU

There are positive signs for injured apprentice Nyssa Burrells but medical staff remain cautious ...
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Flemington Chester Manifold Stakes return for Dollar For Dollar

Flemington Chester Manifold Stakes return for Dollar For Dollar

Dollar For Dollar will be out to extend his winning streak to five when he resumes from a let-up in ...
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Damien Oliver booked for autumn carnival hope Levendi

Damien Oliver booked for autumn carnival hope Levendi

Damien Oliver has been booked to ride Carbine Club Stakes winner Levendi for his upcoming campaign which is scheduled to ...
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Gamblestown on quick seven day back up at Randwick

Gamblestown on quick seven day back up at Randwick

Gamblestown will step up to 1800 metres with trainer Joe Pride to test him over the distance and the quick ...
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Kempsey full form & tips for Tuesday, January 9

Kempsey full form & tips for Tuesday, January 9

THE Mid North Coast region of NSW plays host to the thoroughbred action on Tuesday as Kempsey puts on a ...
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Viddora at Moonee Valley

Viddora on target for Magic Millions Fillies & Mares race

Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell says last-start Group One winner Viddora is spot-on for her next assignment at the Gold Coast ...
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Kei Chiong

Record breaking Hong Kong apprentice Kei Chiong quits race riding

Hong Kong’s record-setting apprentice jockey Kei Chiong has retired from competitive race-riding. This follows time reflecting on her career and ...
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Hokitika tips

Hokitika racing tips, form and odds, January 10

HOKITIKA is a West Coast racetrack in New Zealand which features nine races on the card this Wednesday. We have ...
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Mackay full form and tips for Tuesday, January 9

Mackay full form and tips for Tuesday, January 9

SUNSHINE state racing returns to Mackay this Tuesday and a seven race event awaits us. There's plenty of great races ...
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Ef Troop

EF Troop still ahead of Sunlight in Magic Millions Classic betting

Ef Troop and Sunlight share favouritism for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic ahead of the barrier draw ...
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QRIC

Sacked Qld harness racing Chief Steward David Farquharson reinstated

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has ordered the retrospective reinstatement of former harness racing chief steward David Farquharson ...
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Doomben Punters preview

Doomben free tips, form and odds, January 10

DOOMBEN is always a good place to punt on during the week and this Wednesday's eight-race card is no different ...
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Tosen Stardom

Tosen Stardom to stand at Woodside Park

Dual Group One winner Tosen Stardom will stand at Woodside Park Stud after he completes his final season on the ...
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Murray Baker

Murray Baker, Chris Waller & Veandercross added to NZ Hall Of Fame

Premiership-winning trainers Murray Baker and Chris Waller are among the 2018 entrants into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame ...
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Cessnock form and best bets for Tuesday, January 9

Cessnock form and best bets for Tuesday, January 9

CESSNOCK plays host to a seven race card this Tuesday. The Hunter Region racecourse is one of Australia's favourite non-metropolitan ...
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Punters Preview Sandown

Sandown betting tips and form, Wednesday January 10

SANDOWN hosts big betting fields this Wednesday where punters should find good value throughout the eight-race card. We have done ...
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Devise

Trentham Stakes looks ideal race for Devise according to trainer

Shaune Ritchie has found the perfect race for the well-performed Devise. The Cambridge trainer is sending the Darci Brahma mare ...
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Tony McEvoy's Magic Millions Classic plan is working perfectly

Tony McEvoy’s Magic Millions Classic plan is working perfectly

Tony McEvoy's carefully thought-out plan for filly Sunlight is working and she is a major player for Saturday's Magic Millions ...
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Hard Merchandize

Trainer Gary Vile very confident Hard Merchandize will relish mile

Gary Vile is confident his leading three-year-old Hard Merchandize will cope with a step up in distance. The Awapuni trainer ...
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Scott Base

Awapuni win only adds to Scott Base chances in Karaka 3yo Classic

A trimmer Scott Base will be on display when he chases a major three-year-old prize. The son of Dalghar paraded ...
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Canterbury tips and best bets for January 22 2021

Canterbury form and free tips, Wednesday January 10

FRESH off a Friday night meeting, racing returns to Canterbury this Wednesday. Only the seven races on the card, but ...
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Yarra Valley tips

Yarra Valley full form & tips for Tuesday January 9

A HUGE ten race card awaits punters at Yarra Valley and after a slew of cancellations on Saturday a number ...
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Joao Moreira & Time To Celebrate

Ping Hai Star & Time To Celebrate stake HK Classic Mile claims

Sha Tin’s card on Sunday (7 January) shaped as a preview meeting for the Hong Kong Classic Mile, the first ...
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Market movers and drifters

Naracoorte market moves, Monday January 8

THE South Australian gallops are in Naracoorte as the Limestone Coast region hosts a seven race card ahead of the ...
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Karis Teetan & Premiere

Karis Teetan & Premiere win G3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy

Jockey Karis Teetan continued his perfect run through Hong Kong’s Group races in 2018 after taking the Group 3 Bauhinia ...
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Seraphim

Ethereal’s daughter Seraphim wins Listed Gallagher Marton Cup

Race-caller Tony Lee succinctly summed up the performance of Listed Gallagher Marton Cup (2100m) winner Seraphim when he exclaimed “she ...
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Moruya market moves for Monday, January 8

Moruya market moves for Monday, January 8

NSW racing today is at Moruya as the coastal town hosts an eight race card early this afternoon. The Club ...
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Firmers & drifters at Kilmore, Monday, January 8

Firmers & drifters at Kilmore, Monday, January 8

THE last Victorian meet on a Monday for three months is at Kilmore. Racing Victoria implements its race-free Monday scheme ...
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Stony Creek market moves for Monday, January 8

Stony Creek market moves for Monday, January 8

RACING is on today in the sunshine state as Stony Creek hosts an interesting eight race card to kick off ...
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NZ Trainer Tony Pike

Tony Pike calls for action on NZ tracks as more meetings off

NZ Trainers' Association president Tony Pike has called for action on unsafe tracks which has resulted in the loss of ...
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Racehorse Rebel Dane

Portelli looks to the young and old

Trainer Gary Portelli has his eyes on rich two-year-old races and another autumn campaign for stable veteran Rebel Dane ...
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Lucky Hussler wins at Flemington

Weir after more Magic Millions success

Lucky Hussler will head back to the Gold Coast to defend the Magic Millions Cup and will form part of ...
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Robbie Fradd outed but free for Millions

Robbie Fradd outed but free for Millions

Jockey Robbie Fradd has been suspended on a careless riding charge for the second time in five days ...
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Divine Mr Artie to run in Chester Manifold

Divine Mr Artie to run in Chester Manifold

Divine Mr Artie will be out to bounce back from his unplaced run in the Standish Handicap when he lines ...
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Successful start for new partnership

Successful start for new partnership

Rocknet's win has marked a successful start in Brisbane for some old friends from North Queensland ...
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Fell Swoop's first-up target not locked in

Fell Swoop’s first-up target not locked in

The TJ Smith Stakes will be Fell Swoop's main autumn target but trainer Matthew Dale is keeping his options open ...
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Eckstein to test Winning Rupert: Goldman

Eckstein to test Winning Rupert: Goldman

Trainer Kurt Goldman is growing in confidence Eckstein can test star colt Winning Rupert in the Magic Millions Guineas ...
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Queensland takes punt on betting changes

Queensland takes punt on betting changes

Racing Queensland hopes changes to race fields information rules will boost revenue in the state ...
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Heartbreak City

Melbourne Cup runner-up ready for return

Heartbreak City could have his first start since his Melbourne Cup second in a hurdle at Leopardstown ...
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Queensland news

Punter’s tips and betting guides to Gold Coast 2YO & 3YO classics

THE two major Magic Millions races on the card at Gold Coast have attracted plenty of betting interest this week ...
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