Horse Racing History: This Day In Racing 8th May

Today 8th 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.


PuntDrunk: Jamie Kah shows the boys how it is done at Caulfield!

PuntDrunk: Jamie Kah shows the boys how it is done at Caulfield!

Punt Drunk brings you all the latest horse racing news and controversies around Australia, including the latest on Jamie Kah ...
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Sunny Coast best bets

Sunshine Coast betting tips & quaddie picks | Sunday, May 09

Sunshine Coast's nine race betting preview is brought to you by Horsebetting's Queensland Tipster Nick Lloyd. See all his top ...
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Ballarat betting tips

Ballarat betting preview, tips & best odds | Sunday, May 09, 2021

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the Ballarat horse betting preview with all the top tips, value bets and the quadrella selection for ...
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Punt Drunk: Oakleigh Plate Winner 'Pippie' Goes Under The Hammer!

Punt Drunk: Oakleigh Plate Winner ‘Pippie’ Goes Under The Hammer!

Punt Drunk brings you all the latest horse racing news & controversies around Australia, including the latest on Oakleigh Plate ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 8, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | May 8, 2021

Racing around the country is headline by the Group 1 South Australian Derby being run and won at Morphettville this ...
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Red Desert

John Size hopes Red Desert can prevail despite stamina doubts

Locked in an engrossing battle for trainers’ championship honours, John Size acknowledges statistics are stacked against Red Desert in the ...
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Musigny Lass

Repeat dose sought for Musigny Lass at Te Rapa

Punters won’t be letting the Simon and Katrina Alexander-trained filly Musigny Lass get under their guards on Saturday when the ...
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Flying Sardine

Tylers remain King Of The Castle

Riverton trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler reinforced their dominance of Southland racing with a five-timer at their home meeting on ...
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Mongolian Falcon

Mongolian Falcon boosts Hawke’s Bay stallion ranks

Well-known equestrian Vicki Wilson is leading the resurgence of thoroughbred breeding in Hawke’s Bay with the addition of Mongolian Falcon ...
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Santa Ana Lane

Santa Ana Lane on track for Goodwood start

Santa Ana Lane has been kept ticking over towards the Group One Goodwood with an easy jump-out at Flemington ...
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Ciaron Maher

Equation to continue stable’s 2YO success

Debutant Equation will be out to continue his stable's excellent recent record of success in two-year-old races when he steps ...
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Mike Moroney

Hang Man to wear blinkers for first time

The Mike Moroney-trained import Hang Man will be tried in blinkers for the first time when he drops slightly in ...
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Don't Waiver

Don’t Waiver to step up in Doomben Guineas

Three-year-old Don't Waiver can step out of the shadows of his better known stablemates in the Doomben Guineas ...
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Trent Edmonds

The Drinks Cart not certain for J J Atkins

The Drinks Cart has made an impressive return with an easy win at the Gold Coast but he is no ...
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Anthony Freedman

Freedman stable with three Caulfield hopes

Two-year-old colt Show Some Decorum will be out to start the Caulfield program on a winning note for the Anthony ...
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Masked Crusader

Hawkes state switch a tick for Crusader

Last-start Victorian winner Masked Crusader will look to keep his momentum rolling when he chases his first Sydney win at ...
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Bold Warrior

Gary Doughty on bold Doomben mission

Former top jockey Gary Doughty can celebrate two years as a trainer with a win at Doomben by one of ...
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Joe Pride

Less is more for cool dude Chauffeur

Trainer Joe Pride has taken a novel approach with Takeover Target Stakes contender Chauffeur in the hope it helps the ...
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Profit

Anderson chasing first black-type quinella

Trainer Chris Anderson has the chance to claim his first quinella in a black-type race in the Doomben Guineas ...
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Matthew Smith

Smith Sweet on two-pronged Cup assault

Imported stablemates Sweet Thomas and Ilwendo will both be chasing a first stakes victory in Australia when they clash in ...
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Dalasan

Morphettville racing tips, odds & best bets – Saturday, May 9

Morphettville plays host to its third Group 1 for the South Australian Carnival on Saturday with the 2500m TAB SA ...
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Mishani Hustler

Ross opts for stakes race with Mishani

Trainer Les Ross has opted to miss a Gold Coast race to tackle stakes company with Doomben specialist Mishani Hustler ...
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Boris Johnson

Program in place for British racing return

A provisional program for the resumption of racing has been published by the British Horseracing Authority ...
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Eric The Eel

Eric The Eel sold to Hong Kong

Australian Derby placegetter Eric The Eel has been sold to Hong Kong interests after two weeks of negotiations ...
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racing resuming in Germany

Majestic Colt wins German Listed race

Majestic Colt has landed the first Listed prize of the European season as German racing sparked back to life at ...
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Jumps rider Martin Kelly on bets charges

Jumps rider Martin Kelly on bets charges

Jumps jockey Martin Kelly has been hit with four charges by Racing Victoria stewards in relation to betting and giving ...
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Extra Brut to find new home in Hong Kong

Extra Brut to find new home in Hong Kong

Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut will get the chance to win another Derby after his sale to Hong Kong ...
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Trainer Richard Cully lands Sandown prize

Trainer Richard Cully lands Sandown prize

Dual-licence holder Richard Cully landed his first winner as a trainer at Sandown as he continues his career as a ...
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Not Enough Effort scores again at Sandown

Not Enough Effort scores again at Sandown

Trainer Sharyn Trolove will consider giving unbeaten three-year-old Not Enough Effort a break following his victory in the Blue Star ...
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Classique Legend confirmed for Everest bid

Classique Legend confirmed for Everest bid

The Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend is the second horse to be confirmed for a spot in this year's $14 million ...
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Unbeaten Moldova set for first stakes test

Unbeaten Moldova set for first stakes test

Trainer Danny O'Brien expects Moldova to be hard to beat again when the two-year-old filly steps up to stakes grade ...
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Youngsters steal show in Canterbury wins

Youngsters steal show in Canterbury wins

California Zimbol and Discharged have underlined their potential with on-pace wins at Canterbury ...
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Snowzone continues rich winning tradition

Snowzone continues rich winning tradition

Two-year-old Snowzone's Gold Coast victory continued a family tradition as he was the 10th foal of his dam Snowdrift to ...
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Lees relies on weight of numbers for Scone

Lees relies on weight of numbers for Scone

It has been a significant week for trainer Kris Lees and the party isn't over yet with a host of ...
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Sandown winner Asgard Massif on the market

Sandown winner Asgard Massif on the market

Trainer John Sadler expects to see Sandown winner Asgard Massif leave his stable as the gelding's owner goes about reducing ...
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Mr Quickie on target for Derby assignment

Mr Quickie on target for Derby assignment

The South Australian Derby has been the aim for Mr Quickie and trainer Phillip Stokes says he cannot fault the ...
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Doomben improving for Group One meeting

Doomben improving for Group One meeting

Track manager Jim Roberts is confident the track will be rated good for the 10,000 meeting despite rain last week ...
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Duffers Creek

Duffers Creek top of Fannin’s list

Prominent jumps jockey Shaun Fannin has no doubt Duffers Creek could be the horse to provide him with further highlights ...
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Scone carnival concept a winner: O'Shea

Scone carnival concept a winner: O’Shea

Sydney trainer John O'Shea is looking forward to the Scone carnival and believes there is room for more feature Saturday ...
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Outback Barbie chases history in 10,000

Outback Barbie chases history in 10,000

Outback Barbie is aiming to become only the second three-year-old filly to win the Doomben 10,000 ...
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Sydney sprinters headline Doomben 10,000

Sydney sprinters headline Doomben 10,000

Nature Strip and Osborne Bulls are among 13 horses to accept for the Doomben 10,000, the premier weight-for-age sprint of ...
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Ipswich racetrack set for remedial work

Ipswich racetrack set for remedial work

Racing Queensland will undertake remedial work on the Ipswich racetrack but other plans for provincial course have been scrapped ...
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Sleeping Beauty

Wexford Stables target Rotorua features

Wexford stables have a strong chance of taking home the silverware at Arawa Park on Saturday where Giovanno Canaletto and ...
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Jockey Pat Smullen announces retirement

Jockey Pat Smullen announces retirement

Multiple Group One-winning Irish rider Pat Smullen has announced his retirement from the saddle on medical advice ...
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No Preakness for Kentucky Derby winner

No Preakness for Kentucky Derby winner

Kentucky Derby winner Country House has a cough and will not run in the Preakness Stakes ruling the Triple Crown ...
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Tahlia Hope

Unlucky Wangaratta break for Tahlia Hope

A fall at Wangaratta has left apprentice Tahlia Hope with a fractured collarbone, resulting in more time on the sidelines ...
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Machinegun Jubs ready for Scone return

Machinegun Jubs ready for Scone return

Angela Davies is eyeing black-type for Machinegun Jubs but realises the Listed Ortensia Stakes at Scone will be tough before ...
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The Monstar winning at Randwick in June

The Monstar finally set to resume in Scone

Brett Cavanough expects resilient sprinter The Monstar to start his latest campaign at home at Scone after track conditions ruled ...
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Wednesday racing tips & form for Sandown, May 9

Wednesday racing tips & form for Sandown, May 9

WEDNESDAY'S mid-week meeting at Sandown as the Victorian capital presents a strong eight race card. Looking to punt on in ...
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Biggest racing scandal could end careers

Biggest racing scandal could end careers

A racing tribunal has found all eight people guilty in the Aquanita race day treatments case, labelling it one of ...
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Change of scene to inspire Green Sweet

Change of scene to inspire Green Sweet

A move from Goulburn to Moruya and a change of trainer hopefully works in Green Sweet's favour when he has ...
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Written Choice to chase Caulfield double

Written Choice to chase Caulfield double

Mornington trainer Logan McGill doesn't think the rise to 1200m will pose a problem for Written Choice as he chases ...
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Warwick Farm tips 13/1

Warwick Farm mid-week betting tips & form, May 9

THE Warwick Farm mid-week meet is Sydney's sole contribution to Wednesday racing and a tight seven race card awaits punters ...
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Australian gambling on horses

Respected racing writer Tony White dies

Popular racing journalist Tony White has died aged 64 after battling the effects of a stroke ...
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Royal Celebration after maiden victory

Royal Celebration after maiden victory

Royal Celebration, one of two juveniles to race for Ron Quinton this season, is looking to build on a promising ...
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Aquanita 8 guilty in biggest race scandal

Aquanita 8 guilty in biggest race scandal

A Victorian racing tribunal has found all five trainers and three stable employees guilty in the Aquanita race day treatments ...
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Maiden purchase by former Black Cap keeper

Maiden purchase by former Black Cap keeper

Former top class cricketer Adam Parore has dipped his toes into the thoroughbred industry with his first purchase at New ...
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Robbie Griffiths

Griffiths has the bases covered at Sandown

Three fillies from Robbie Griffiths' Cranbourne stable are set to line up in the same 1000m-race at Sandown ...
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Top lot of NZ sales heads to Australia

Top lot of NZ sales heads to Australia

After purchasing the top lot on day one of New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale, Sydney-based bloodstock agent Andrew Williams repeated ...
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Weir with four as he chases a third Derby

Weir with four as he chases a third Derby

Darren Weir has four runners safely in the final field as he chases a third straight win in the Group ...
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Robert Smerdon

Tribunal finds Aquanita eight all guilty

Victoria's Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has found all eight people charged in the Aquanita race day treatments case guilty ...
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Blinkers to bring out best in Pop Star Princess

Blinkers to bring out best in Pop Star Princess

Lady Luck didn’t ride with Pop Star Princess last time out and a gear change may be instrumental in turning ...
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Calder back and raring to go

Calder back and raring to go

Senior rider Andrew Calder is fit and raring to go as he eases back into life in the New Zealand ...
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Newcastle market movers for Tuesday, May 8

Newcastle market movers for Tuesday, May 8

THE first cab of the rank of two race meets today is Newcastle and the NSW costal town has a ...
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Mornington market movers for Tuesday, May 8

Mornington market movers for Tuesday, May 8

MORNINGTON is Victoria's primary meet on Tuesday and the punters have shopped early ahead of this afternoon's meet. We have ...
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Enable's return delayed by injury

Enable’s return delayed by injury

Enable has had a setback and will miss Royal Ascot but is expected to be back to defend the Prix ...
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Redzel secures his Everest slot

Redzel secures his Everest slot

Redzel will run for Yulong Investments when he defends his title in the $13 million Everest ...
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Caulfield option for Ceylon over 2000m

Caulfield option for Ceylon over 2000m

Three-year-old filly Ceylon could have her next start over 2000m at Caulfield after being scratched from the Australasian Oaks after ...
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Murwillumbah called off after one race

Murwillumbah called off after one race

Just weeks after floods damaged the Murwillumbah track, its first meeting since has had to be called off because of ...
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Anaheim gallop to decide SA Derby start

Anaheim gallop to decide SA Derby start

A trackwork gallop will determine whether Anaheim presses on to the Group One South Australian Derby ...
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QRIC

QRIC integrity boss Norm Torpey dumped for misconduct

IN worrying news for the nascent Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, integrity unit chief Norm Torpey has been permanently reassigned on ...
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Ana Royale with more interstate targets

Ana Royale with more interstate targets

Australasian Oaks minor placegetter Ana Royale is set to press on to the SA Fillies Classic in Adelaide before a ...
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Winter ridden by Wayne Lordan

Winter wins 1000 Guineas for O’Brien

Winter, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Wayne Lordan, has won the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket ...
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Reiby Rampart back from illness

Reiby Rampart back from illness

Reiby Rampart has recovered from illness and will run at Scone but her Jason Attard-trained stablemate Sons Of John is ...
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Upstart aiming high in Doomben 10,000

Upstart aiming high in Doomben 10,000

Sprinter Upstart Pride's liking for the 1200 metres at Doomben gives him his chance at Group One level at the ...
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Queensland integrity chief reassigned

Queensland integrity chief reassigned

The head of Queensland's racing integrity regulation unit has been permanently reassigned after an investigation into a complaint ...
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Midweek tips

Midweek racing at Sandown with form and free tips, May 10

BIG fields are the flavour of the day at Sandown this Wednesday where punters should enjoy some great value on ...
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Beau Mertens knocks back G1 opportunity

Beau Mertens knocks back G1 opportunity

Premiership contender Beau Mertens will remain in Melbourne rather than take the Group One ride on Bassett in The Goodwood ...
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Gambling TV advertising ban

Gambling ads banned during live sports broadcasts

THE TV stations feared they would lose out if gambling ads were prohibited during live broadcasts. So the Federal Government ...
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QRIC rejects whip complaint

QRIC rejects whip complaint

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has rejected a complaint regarding a whip rules breach in the Gunsynd Classic ...
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Hong Kong star Rapper Dragon euthanised

Hong Kong star Rapper Dragon euthanised

Rapper Dragon has had to be put down after suffering a fractured pelvis during the Champions Mile in Hong Kong ...
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Lucky Bubbles

Lucky Bubbles scores long-awaited group one victory

IT had been a long road to group one glory for Lucky Bubbles, but the hoodoo was broken on Sunday ...
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Contentment

Hong Kong Champions Mile tinged with sadness as Contentment wins

THE 2017 Hong Kong Champions Mile will be remembered for quite some time, but not for the reasons most racing ...
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racing news

Nyquist wins 142nd Kentucky Derby

Nyquist has lived up to his favouritism in the Kentucky Derby to give trainer Doug O'Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez ...
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NSW racing news

Peace Force to go one better in Dark Jewel

Trainer Gerald Ryan will do his best to send Peace Forice out a winner before she goes to the National ...
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Queensland news

Stradbroke likely target for Sir Moments

Sir Moments is likely to be redirected to the Stradbroke Handicap after missing a scheduled start in the Hollindale Stakes ...
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Vic racing

Cool Chap on target for G1 SA Derby

Jockey Daniel Stackhouse will continue his association with VRC St Leger winner Cool Chap in the Group One South Australian ...
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NSW racing news

Delectation ready to get back to G1 form

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller will launch a triple assault on the Group One BTC Cup with Japonisme, Delctation and ...
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NSW racing news

Delectation ready to get back to G1 form

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller will launch a triple assault on the Group One BTC Cup with Japonisme, Delctation and ...
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Queensland news

John Zielke eyeing more juvenile wins

Caloundra trainer John Zielke will run Dreams Aplenty in the Champagne Classic as a forerunner to the Group One J ...
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Vic racing

G1 Goodwood in the plans for Flamberge

Flamberge is set to have a jump-out at Flemington as he prepares to defend the Group One Goodwood in Adelaide ...
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racing news

Nyquist wins 142nd Kentucky Derby

Nyquist has lived up to his favouritism in the Kentucky Derby to give trainer Doug O'Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez ...
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Luke Nolen expected to make full recovery

Luke Nolen expected to make full recovery

Jockey Luke Nolen remains in hospital in Adelaide nursing a fractured shoulder, collar bone and ribs suffered in a race-fall ...
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racing news

Nyquist wins the Kentucky Derby

Unbeaten colt Nyquist has lived up to his favourtism to win the Kentucky Derby from Exaggerator ...
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UK News

Bondi Beach for Yorkshire Cup

Unplaced Melbourne Cup runner Bondi Beach will have his second outing for the year in the Group Two Yorkshire Cup ...
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