Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 18th February

This day 18th February 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.


Streets Of Avalon

Streets Back To Happy Hunting Ground

Shane Nichols has had a big week with the birth of his fifth child and he's hoping his good luck ...
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Victory Eight

Sunshine Coast preview, top tips & best odds | Friday 19/2/2021

HorseBetting's top punting experts bring you the best racing tips, value bets, top odds and quaddie selections for Sunshine Coast's ...
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Cody Morgan

Wren’s Day On Track For Eagle Farm Return

Cody Morgan is hoping Wren's Day can add to the success he has enjoyed with ex-Godolphin horses when he resumes ...
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Enthaar

Blue Diamond Favourite In Injury Scare

Racing Victoria veterinarians will re-inspect three Blue Diamond runners, including leading contenders Enthaar and Dosh, after they failed fitness tests ...
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Dirty Work

2021 Oakleigh Plate betting strategy & top tips | Caulfield R8

HorseBetting's top betting experts bring you all the top tips, betting strategy and best odds for Group 1 race Oakleigh ...
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Rocket Ready To Launch Golden Slipper Bid

Rocket Ready To Launch Golden Slipper Bid

Country trainer Scott Spackman has just eight horses in work and one of them, Rocket Tiger, is emerging as an ...
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Il Affare

Il Affare to continue on Derby path

Il Affare's iron constitution will serve her well as she continues her Classic preparation at Ellerslie this weekend. That's the ...
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2021 Typhoon Tracy Stakes top betting strategy | Moonee Valley R7

2021 Typhoon Tracy Stakes top betting strategy | Moonee Valley R7

HorseBetting's top betting experts bring you all the top tips, betting strategy and best odds for the featured Tracy Typhoon ...
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Probabeel

Probabeel faces star-studded line-up in Futurity

A star-studded field awaits Kiwi raider Probabeel in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, where she ...
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Peltzer

Peltzer The Stable Chief But Hold De Beers

Gerald Ryan has put the polish on a number of star colts and Hobartville Stakes contender Peltzer is promising to ...
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Exultant

Zac Purton plots a Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup upset on Exultant

Declaring Golden Sixty the equal of the most outstanding milers in recent Hong Kong history, Zac Purton has warned against ...
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Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty chases third Group 1 and 13th consecutive victory

Bracing for a return to 2000m for the first time since the 2020 BMW Hong Kong Derby in the Group ...
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Moonee Valley night racing

Moonee Valley preview, top betting tips & odds | Friday 19/2/2021

HorseBetting's top betting experts bring you all the top tips, value bets, best odds and quaddie numbers for Moonee Valley's ...
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Coys winning at Canterbury

Canterbury betting tips, value bets & quaddie | Friday 19/02/21

HorseBetting's top betting experts bring you the betting preview, top tips, value bets, best odds and quaddie selections for Canterbury ...
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Quirindi Cup Day top tips, best odds & quaddie | Friday 19/02/21

Quirindi Cup Day top tips, best odds & quaddie | Friday 19/02/21

HorseBetting's punting expert bring you the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for the feature race day of the ...
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Punt Drunk: Back on the beers for Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Punt Drunk: Back on the beers for Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Punt Drunk takes a look at some of the biggest stories and best bets today as we inch closer to ...
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Charity Fun

Charity Fun charges into BMW Hong Kong Derby calculations

Danny Shum is considering an audacious tilt at the HK$24 million BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) in March with Charity ...
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Danielle Johnson

Like father, like daughter – Johnson joins the 1000 club

Former jockey Peter Johnson may have ridden 1370 winners in New Zealand, but it was at Te Aroha on Wednesday ...
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Aegon

Aegon to cope with rainy Rosehill

Undefeated Kiwi three-year-old Aegon will make his Australian debut on Saturday when he contests the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) ...
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Gone With the Wind

Carston trio Southland bound

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston will launch a three-pronged attack at the Listed ILF Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at ...
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Milford

Milford’s Derby credentials face Guineas test

The closer the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) gets, the more excited Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh is about ...
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Golden Sixty

Classic Cup still in the balance for Golden Sixty, no Dubai for Exultant

Golden Sixty’s participation in Sunday’s (23 February) Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) at Sha Tin remains in the balance but ...
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Big Time Baby

One step at a time for Big Time Baby as Man considers Dubai

Manfred Man believes Big Time Baby is on the right track to book a ticket to Dubai at the end ...
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Gosford Race Club

Half million dollar race for the Coast

The Gosford Gold Cup meeting will be headlined by the $500,000 The Coast on a stand-alone Saturday program ...
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Santa Ana Lane

Freedman pair post solid Werribee trials

Anthony Freedman-trained Group One performers Santa Ana Lane and Homesman have trialled well at Werribee ahead of their autumn returns ...
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Caulfield hosts Futurity Stakes workouts

Caulfield hosts Futurity Stakes workouts

Star New Zealand mare Melody Belle and Sydney visitor Kolding have galloped at Caulfield in preparation for the Group One ...
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Hanseatic

Hanseatic eases for Diamond following draw

Hanseatic remains the prominent favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield, but has eased slightly after drawing the inside ...
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Moruya

ATC delivers hay to South Coast fire area

The Australian Turf Club has delivered more than 1700 bales of hay for NSW South Coast communities damaged by bushfires ...
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Rock On Wood

Consistent galloper set for Group 1 glory

There would be few horses in the country more consistent than Rock On Wood and trainer Leanne Elliot is hoping ...
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Lisa Allpress

Saudi challenge for Allpress

There will be a touch of New Zealand flavour in Saudi Arabia ahead of next month’s US$20million Saudi Cup, the ...
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Germanicus

First Group 1 tilt for Germanicus

Promising miler Germanicus will be tested at elite-level for the first time on Saturday when he lines-up in the Haunui ...
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Free Of Debt

Free Of Debt in top Oakleigh Plate shape

Lightly raced Free Of Debt will carry the minimum handicap of 50kg when he takes on more hardened sprinters in ...
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Ethan Brown

Beer eyeing home Cup with Perfect Illusion

European import Perfect Illusion kicks off his campaign for a shot at the Albury Cup in a benchmark handicap at ...
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Hanseatic draws inside gate for Diamond

Hanseatic draws inside gate for Diamond

The Anthony Freedman-trained Hanseatic remains the firm Blue Diamond Stakes favourite after drawing barrier one ...
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Hellenism

Matt Dunn dominates Country Championship heat

The Aiden St Vincent-trained Hellenism is favourite for the Northern Rivers heat of the Country Championship at Grafton with Matt ...
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Capacity line-up in Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes

Capacity line-up in Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes

Victoria's premier two-year-old race, the Blue Diamond Stakes, has attracted a field of 16 starters for the $1.5 million event ...
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Melody Belle

Futurity pair get first look at Caulfield

Star New Zealand mare Melody Belle and Sydney visitor Kolding have galloped at Caulfield in preparation for the Group One ...
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Queensland trainer Ben Currie suspended

Queensland trainer Ben Currie suspended

Queensland trainer Ben Currie has been suspended immediately after failing in a 10-hour show cause hearing regarding the seven animal ...
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Trapeze Artist shines in barrier trial win

Trapeze Artist shines in barrier trial win

Trapeze Artist has prepared for his next assignment with a barrier trial win ahead of the Group One Canterbury Stakes ...
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Nature Strip heads Oakleigh Plate market

Nature Strip heads Oakleigh Plate market

The Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield has attracted 30 nominations with recent Rubiton Stakes winner Nature Strip installed the ...
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The Autumn Sun and Tassort head entries

The Autumn Sun and Tassort head entries

The Autumn Sun and Tassort will make their eagerly awaited returns at Rosehill in the Hobartville Stakes and Silver Slipper ...
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Lees with two chances in Futurity Stakes

Lees with two chances in Futurity Stakes

After winning the Lightning Stakes with In Her Time, trainer Kris Lees has Le Romain and Brave Smash set to ...
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Maher has sights on first Blue Diamond win

Maher has sights on first Blue Diamond win

Trainer Ciaron Maher is set to saddle up two genuine chances in the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Beauty Generation

Sixth Group One for star Kiwi in Hong Kong

New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation flattened all-comers again at Sha on Sunday as Hong Kong’s champion bagged a sixth career ...
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Two more safely into Country C'ship final

Two more safely into Country C’ship final

Lucciola Belle and Texas Storm have raced their way to the Country Championship final with a one-two finish in the ...
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More black-type assaults by Marsh

More black-type assaults by Marsh

Stephen Marsh is preparing to stage a two-pronged attack on Saturday’s Group 2 J. Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m), ...
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Miss Federer ruled out of Breeders’

Miss Federer ruled out of Breeders’

Andrew Carston’s prospects of winning the Group 2 J. Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) were dashed late last week ...
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Oval Ace stays unbeaten in Hyacinth on Japan Road To The Derby

Oval Ace stays unbeaten in Hyacinth on Japan Road To The Derby

Tsuru Nishimori’s Oval Ace wore down Weitblick to prevail in a battle of unbeatens in Sunday’s Hyacinth S. at Tokyo, ...
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David Pires

Five jockeys involved in Hobart fall, Pires hospitalised

David Pires, one of five jockeys taken to hospital after a fall at the Hobart races, has come off worst ...
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Jenny Graham has two NSW Country Championship runners

Jenny Graham has two NSW Country Championship runners

Popular local trainer Jenny Graham has trained the trifecta in the first Country Championship qualifying heat at Port Macquarie ...
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She Will Reign's Oakleigh Plate weight issue

She Will Reign’s Oakleigh Plate weight issue

The nominations for the Oakleigh Plate will tell trainer Gary Portelli if She Will Reign gets enough weight for Ben ...
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Group 1 winner Takedown on comeback trail

Group 1 winner Takedown on comeback trail

Trainer Gary Moore believes the new training track at Rosehill will be beneficial as he plans Group One winner Takedown's ...
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Native Soldier

Weir set to have first Blue Diamond Stakes runner with Native Soldier

Two-year-old colt Native Soldier is set to become premier Victorian trainer Darren Weir's first Blue Diamond Stakes runner ...
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Robbie Fradd

Robbie Fradd’s purple patch ends through suspension

In-form jockey Robbie Fradd's purple patch of luck has been halted temporarily by suspension ...
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Change of scene to Matt Dale's Moruya stables to spark Fell Swoop

Change of scene to Matt Dale’s Moruya stables to spark Fell Swoop

Matt Dale has switched Fell Swoop from Canberra to the more relaxed surroundings of Moruya in an attempt to reinvigorate ...
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Golden Slipper duo Ef Troop & Outback Barbie to trial in Queensland

Golden Slipper duo Ef Troop & Outback Barbie to trial in Queensland

Golden Slipper hopefuls Outback Barbie and Ef Troop will trial before heading to Sydney but where is yet to be ...
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Ronnie Stewart Melbourne bound for Savanna Amour in Oakleigh Plate.

Ronnie Stewart Melbourne bound for Savanna Amour in Oakleigh Plate.

Brisbane jockey Ronnie Stewart will make his debut at Caulfield when he rides the Chris Meagher-trained Savanna Amour in the ...
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HorseBetting

UBET taps into new market

Betting agency UBET has introduced a new digital device which will eventually do away with paper tickets in its retail ...
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Waiting Patiently wins prestigious Ascot Chase

Waiting Patiently wins prestigious Ascot Chase

Waiting Patiently is by no means certain to line up at Cheltenham despite maintaining his perfect record over fences in ...
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Pumpkin Pie bakes her rivals at Goulburn

Pumpkin Pie bakes her rivals at Goulburn

Pumpkin Pie has joined Perfect Dare at the top of the market for the Country Championship Final after her heat ...
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Callow suspended for careless riding

Callow suspended for careless riding

Jockey Noel Callow will spend 10 meetings on the sidelines after being suspended for careless riding at Flemington ...
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Classic Uniform wins Listed Parramatta Cup

Classic Uniform wins Listed Parramatta Cup

Classic Uniform has come out on top over Red Excitement in a tight finish to the Parramatta Cup ...
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Late lunge gets Terravista Lightning win

Late lunge gets Terravista Lightning win

After dramatic pre-race scenes when three horses were scratched, Terravista has returned to the Group One winners' list in the ...
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Corey Brown stars on return to Flemington

Corey Brown stars on return to Flemington

Corey Brown has only recently returned to Australian racing and has quickly made his mark with a Group One Lightning ...
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In Her Time adds Millie Fox Stakes to haul

In Her Time adds Millie Fox Stakes to haul

The Ben Smith-trained In Her Time has made all the running to beat Euro Angel in the Millie Fox Stakes ...
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Toby Edmonds plans Houtzen's next start

Toby Edmonds plans Houtzen’s next start

Magic Millions winner Houtzen will not run against She Will Reign before the Golden Slipper with the Black Opal in ...
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Flying Artie

Newmarket Hcp the focus after Flying Artie’s first up failure

STAR colt Flying Artie is still the $6.50 favourite for the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap on March 11 at Sportsbet.com.au ...
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Barriers a double winner for Steve O'Dea

Barriers a double winner for Steve O’Dea

The importance of good barriers has been reinforced when the Steve O'Dea pair Candika and Beatniks returned to the winners' ...
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Man From Uncle claims Hobartville Stakes

Man From Uncle claims Hobartville Stakes

Man From Uncle has continued his rise among Sydney's best three-year-olds with a narrow win in the Hobartville Stakes ...
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Terravista wins Lightning Stakes

Terravista wins Lightning Stakes

After dramatic pre-race scenes when three horses were scratched, Terravista has returned to the Group One winners' list in the ...
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the Gary Portelli-trained She Will Reign

She Will Reign wins Group 2 Silver Slipper

She Will Reign has taken a firm grip on Golden Slipper favouritism after winning the Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill ...
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Special win for Tony McEvoy at Flemington

Special win for Tony McEvoy at Flemington

Tony McEvoy has taken great pride in winning the race named after his former boss Colin Hayes at Flemington ...
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She Will Reign

No movement in Slipper market after She Will Reign’s Rosehill win

UNBEATEN filly She Will Reign kept its winning run intact at Rosehill in the Silver Slipper Stakes despite getting away ...
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Kenedna claims stakes win in The Vanity

Kenedna claims stakes win in The Vanity

The Darren Weir-trained Kenedna has made a successful introduction to stakes racing with victory in the Group Three Vanity at ...
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Ducimus survives protest to win Talindert

Ducimus survives protest to win Talindert

Ducimus has graduated from a Ballarat two-year-old win to success at stakes level at Flemington at his second race start ...
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New QTIS race a boon for QLD owners and trainers

New QTIS race a boon for QLD owners and trainers

QUEENSLAND thoroughbred racing has received a boost with the announcement of a new feature race to be run in March ...
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Mixed emotions for Desleigh Forster

Mixed emotions for Desleigh Forster

Desleigh Forster is pleased with the comeback run of Too Good To Refuse at Eagle Farm but annoyed with rivals' ...
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Ducimus wins at Flemington

Ducimus wins Talindert Stakes for team Hawkes

HIGHLY-rated colt Ducimus has kept its unbeaten record intact on Saturday after taking out the Talindert Stakes at Flemington following ...
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Grills scores overdue Highway Handicap win

Grills scores overdue Highway Handicap win

Fickle Folly has shown too much speed for her country-trained rivals to win the Highway Handicap at Rosehill ...
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Glyn Schofield

Delayed return helps Elle Lou win first up at Rosehill

CHRIS Waller-trained Elle Lou has resumed its racing career in winning fashion at Rosehill in the second race of the ...
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Well Sprung salutes

Tolson-Proctor’s Well Sprung beats injury for Flemington win

Trainer Lyn Tolson is hopeful Well Sprung is ready to realise his potential, after overcoming two major surgeries to win ...
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Showashadow overcomes scare to win

Showashadow overcomes scare to win

Promising filly Showashadow has overcome a mounting yard mishap to win at Eagle Farm ...
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Zebrinz wins for first time in 15 months

Zebrinz wins for first time in 15 months

Six-year-old gelding Zebrinz has returned to winning form at Flemington with his first victory since the spring of 2015 ...
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Cummings 3YO maintains winning Advantage

Cummings 3YO maintains winning Advantage

Three-year-old sprinter Tactical Advantage has made it four wins on end, taking out the Spark Of Life Handicap at Rosehill ...
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Ample on Offa

Flemington first for Adelaide’s Chris Bieg

A fighting win by Ample On Offa has given Adelaide trainer Chris Bieg his first Flemington victory ...
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Emotional win for army veteran

Emotional win for army veteran

Afghan war veteran Guy Disney has become the first person with a prosthetic leg to win a race under rules ...
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John Size betting trainer

Size confident ahead of HK Gold Classic Cup as milestone nears

Trainer John Size is within touching distance of one of his biggest milestones yet in Hong Kong, and the handler ...
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Jockey Robbie Fradd outed again

Jockey Robbie Fradd outed again

Jockey Robbie Fradd has been suspended for the fourth time in six weeks after being found guilty of causing interference ...
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Beauty Only

Beauty Only has nice hit-out before Hong Kong Gold Cup

Beauty Only has never been one to shine on Sha Tin’s all-weather track, so a relatively smooth passage around the ...
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NSW racing news

Gai Waterhouse and John Singleton inspired to Kiss and Make Up

GAI Waterhouse and John Singleton have kissed and made up after their win at Canterbury on Wednesday. The pair were ...
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