Horse Racing History: Today In Racing 1st May

This day 1st 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.


Punt Drunk: Apprentice Jockeys show how it's done in Victoria

Punt Drunk: Apprentice Jockeys show how it’s done in Victoria

Punt Drunk Daily keeps you updated with all the latest Horse Racing news around Australia and all the controversies around ...
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Private Eye Makes Impressive Run Home To Win Queensland Guineas

Private Eye Makes Impressive Run Home To Win Queensland Guineas

Private Eye keeps his eye on the prize when sprinting home in the straight to win the 2021 Queensland Guineas ...
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Northam betting tips, top odds & quaddie picks | Sunday, 02/05/21

Northam betting tips, top odds & quaddie picks | Sunday, 02/05/21

Northam Stakes Day is held on Sunday, May 02. See all the top tips, value bets and quaddie selections for ...
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Sunny Coast best bets

Sunshine Coast betting preview, tips & odds | Sunday, May 02

Sunshine Coast will play host of the seven race card held on Sunday May, 02. See the top betting preview, ...
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Georgie's Pride Makes It A Hat-Trick At Rain Affected Eagle Farm

Georgie’s Pride Makes It A Hat-Trick At Rain Affected Eagle Farm

Georgie's Pride & Jim Byrne put on a spectacular performance leading all the way in the heavy rain fall in ...
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Traduce & Dr Why Not Make It Back-To-Back Wins At Eagle Farm

Traduce & Dr Why Not Make It Back-To-Back Wins At Eagle Farm

Back-to-back winners were the order of the morning in the first two races of the day at Eagle Farm, with ...
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Bathurst racing tips for May 2 2021

Bathurst race tips, best bets and quaddie selections | May 2 NSW

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for the Bathurst race meeting held on Sunday, May 02. See all the top ...
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Bendigo race tips and best bets for May 2

Bendigo race tips, best bets and quaddie picks | May 2 VIC

Bendigo racing tips, best bets and quaddie selections for May 2, 2021, from Horsebetting.com.au in-form tipsters! See the betting preview ...
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Northam Stakes preview, odds and betting strategy | WA 2/5

Northam Stakes preview, odds and betting strategy | WA 2/5

Group 3 Northam Stakes tips, best bets and form analysis from Horsebetting.com.au racing experts. Includes odds comparison and betting strategy ...
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Punt Drunk: Another year of hall of fame, another year overlooked

Punt Drunk: Another year of hall of fame, another year overlooked

Punt Drunk Daily brings you the latest horse racing news around Australia, all of today's top racing tips and Punt ...
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Morphettville

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | May 1, 2021

Racing around the country is headline by the two Group 1's being run and won at Morphettville this afternoon. The ...
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Behemoth

Behemoth connections confirm Crag Williams for The Goodwood

The South Australian racing carnival kicks off at Morphettville on Saturday afternoon with the Australasian Oaks and Robert Sangster Stakes ...
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Instant Celebrity

Stokes Puts Instant Celebrity On Notice

Instant Celebrity was an instant success during the spring of 2020, winning her first four career starts, including the Group ...
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Les Bridge

2021 Australian Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

The annual Australian Racing Hall Of Fame (ARHOF) induction ceremony is being held on Friday, March 14 and the list ...
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Charity Fun

Charity Fun ready to roll for Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup test

Charity Fun (113lb) has already made a remarkable start to his burgeoning Hong Kong career and this Sunday (2 May) ...
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Danielle Johnson

Johnson hoping to toast Travis Stakes success

Danielle Johnson set a single season stakes record for a New Zealand jockey last weekend and is looking to add ...
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Opalescence

Mitchell Beer to unveil latest Kiwi import

Group Three winning three-year-old Opalescence will have her first start for new trainer Mitchell Beer on Saturday when she contests ...
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No Filter

First stakes test for No Filter

Exciting three-year-old No Filter will have his first crack at stakes level when he contests the Group 3 Inglis Sales ...
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Cambridge synthetic track

2021/2022 New Zealand racing calendar released

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has released its racing dates for the 2021-22 season. The final calendar is the outcome ...
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Ben Melham

Directions hearing date set in Melham case

The Victorian Racing Tribunal has scheduled a directions hearing in regards to the charges against jockey Ben Melham for betting ...
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John Sargent

John Sargent gets double at Wagga Wagga

House Of Cartier has claimed her first stakes win in the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, part of a winning ...
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Queensland zone restrictions

RQ consolidates metro regions

Racing Queensland has consolidated its metropolitan regions imposed over coronavirus restrictions to allow trainers to travel with their horses ...
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Salsamor

Rain softened tracks no concern for Busuttin

Cranbourne trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have a number of runners entered for Saturday’s Sandown meeting in Melbourne and ...
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Grand Annual jumpers out to settle score

Grand Annual jumpers out to settle score

Having finished one-two in the past two editions of the Grand Annual Steeplechase, Gold Medals and Zed Em are set ...
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Final Man

Final Man in line for hat-trick at Sandown

After victories at Pakenham and Sandown, Final Man will chase a third consecutive win when he runs at Sandown ...
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Amanda Turner

Drying track a sorry sight for Turner

Trainer Amanda Turner was hoping for more rain ahead of Lisdoonvarna's Randwick assignment but she still believes the mare can ...
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Buffalo River is a key chance in the Ajax Stakes on Saturday

Buffalo River set for next test at Sandown

Promising Mike Moroney-trained import Buffalo River is the short-priced favourite in a 1400m open handicap at Sandown on a heavy ...
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Magnufighter

Extension keeps Magnufighter on track

The decision to extend nominations for the Open Handicap at Doomben has helped keep tough Magnufighter's current campaign on track ...
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Hightail

Snowdens plan to Hightail it to Brisbane

Stakes winner Hightail will kick off a campaign aimed towards the better Brisbane winter carnival races when he steps out ...
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Teleplay

Wet to suit Teleplay in Group 1 Sangster Stakes

Co-trainer Mick Price would not mind a bit more rain ahead of the Group One Sangster Stakes at Morphettville in ...
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Wisdom Of Water

Wisdom Of Water confirms J J Atkins claims

Wisdom of Water has turned his return to racing into a training gallop and in the process confirmed his rating ...
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Sandown

Heavy track expected for Sandown racing

The meeting at Sandown is set to go ahead with the track rated a Heavy (9) on race eve after ...
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Bjorn Baker

Canasta could be the ace in Baker’s pack

Improving four-year-old Canasta will be one of several Bjorn Baker-trained horses testing the waters in Saturday grade at Randwick ...
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Beauty Bolt

Begg apprehensive ahead of Bolt’s Group 1 test

Grahame Begg has delayed sending Beauty Bolt to Adelaide as late as possible ahead of the Group One Australasian Oaks ...
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Racecourse Road betting news

Free racing tips & best bets for Doomben – Saturday, 2 May 2020

Doomben is the host of metropolitan racing in Queensland this Saturday, with nine races to be run and won. Check ...
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John O'Shea

O’Shea bullish about Newsreader’s debut

A winning track work gallop has given trainer John O'Shea the confidence to set the bar high for Newsreader ahead ...
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Flemington Finals Day conditions changed

Flemington Finals Day conditions changed

Victorian racing officials have announced changes to some race conditions during winter, with all Flemington Finals Day races to be ...
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Peter Tighe

Tighe to continue winning ways in style

Peter Tighe has owned dozens of winners including superstar Winx and he could continue his run with a cheap buy, ...
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Citation

Secretariat favourite in virtual Derby

Secretariat is favourite ahead of Citation with the 13 triple crown winners to do battle in a virtual running of ...
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Tony Gollan

Gollan heads to another milestone

Premier Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan has had trebles at the past two Saturday meetings and will again have a strong ...
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Madan Singh

Stranded jockey keen to get back to New Zealand

If you thought a month-long lockdown due to Covid-19 was a bitter pill to swallow, then spare a thought for ...
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Zayydani

Underrated Zayydani ready for Oaks challenge

David Hayes is warning the tote is not an accurate reflection of Zayydani’s chances in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks ...
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Helene Leadingstar

Helene Leadingstar faces Moore assault in Queen Mother Memorial Cup

Helene Leadingstar (119lb) will attempt to complete a hat-trick of wins when he takes on four rivals in the Group ...
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NZTR

NZTR announce initial stakes money

With the assistance of working groups of trainers and clubs, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has developed a return to ...
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Contributer

Lion roars for Contributer

Multiple Group 1 winner Contributer sired his first winner when Lion’s Roar won the Good Luck Andrew Bensley 2YO Showcase ...
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Jason Laking

Laking’s essential lockdown experience

Canterbury jockey Jason Laking’s Covid-19 lockdown experience was a lot different to many of his contemporaries around the country. While ...
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Sierra Sue

Sierra Sue set for Oaks assignment

Connections of exciting filly Sierra Sue are hoping the New Zealand-bred three-year-old can continue her near perfect formline when she ...
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resumption of British racing

Provisional fixture list being prepared

Officials are nearing publication of an initial program for the first seven days of racing when the sport eventually resumes ...
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Menari on target after Warwick Farm gallop

Menari on target after Warwick Farm gallop

Menari is closer to a return to racing after he was put through his paces in a special gallop at ...
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I Am Someone takes out Wangoom Handicap

I Am Someone takes out Wangoom Handicap

Jockey Dean Holland took the shortest way home to claim victory in the feature sprint of the Warrnambool carnival, the ...
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Big Blue too strong in Galleywood Hurdle

Big Blue too strong in Galleywood Hurdle

John Allen has successfully combined flat and jumps racing at Warrnambool, capturing the feature Galleywood Hurdle on Big Blue ...
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Steel Prince out to continue winning run

Steel Prince out to continue winning run

Progressive stayer Steel Prince will chase a fourth straight win this preparation when he steps up in distance again in ...
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New Qld racing partnership in first win

New Qld racing partnership in first win

The new training partnership of Robert Heathcote and Chris Anderson has scored a breakthrough win with their second runner at ...
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Racing taking precedence for Mahoney

Racing taking precedence for Mahoney

Trainer Jenna Mahoney has been successfully juggling sporthorses and racehorses for more than a decade but she admits the racing ...
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Bott upbeat about Randwick 2YO debutants

Bott upbeat about Randwick 2YO debutants

Co-trainer Adrian Bott insists Aeecee Beau and Minted have both shown enough to expect they can perform strongly when the ...
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Pentomatic wins in thrilling novice chase

Pentomatic wins in thrilling novice chase

A thrilling finish to the novice steeplechase has given trainer Eric Musgrove another winner at the famous Warrnambool carnival ...
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Newgate secures stake in Doncaster winner

Newgate secures stake in Doncaster winner

Autumn Group One winner Brutal has figured in a deal that will keep the three-year-old in work until he stands ...
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Brierly quinella set for Grand Annual tilt

Brierly quinella set for Grand Annual tilt

Bit Of A Lad and Gold Medals have recovered well from running the Brierly Steeplechase quinella and are set to ...
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Waller to continue dominance in Hollindale

Waller to continue dominance in Hollindale

Chris Waller has accepted with six horses for the Group Two Hollindale Stakes which will help him continue his dominance ...
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Racing Qld refuses Currie stable entries

Racing Qld refuses Currie stable entries

Racing Queensland has refused to accept nominations from trainer Ben Currie's Toowoomba stable ...
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McEvoy doubles up in Warrnambool Cup bid

McEvoy doubles up in Warrnambool Cup bid

Trainer Tony McEvoy expects a rise in distance to suit his two runners Divanation and Light The Waves in the ...
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Gold Coast wants 10 metropolitan meetings

Gold Coast wants 10 metropolitan meetings

The Gold Coast Turf Club hopes to have 10 metropolitan-standard Saturday meetings by 2022 ...
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Upgrade for Queensland drug testing unit

Upgrade for Queensland drug testing unit

Queensland's drug testing facility has increased its ability to scan for a wider range of substances with an upgrade ...
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Queensland Derby focus for Baker-Forsman duo

Queensland Derby focus for Baker-Forsman duo

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are likely to have a small, but select team of two target the ...
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Rudkin ready to Rock On

Rudkin ready to Rock On

After nearly a year off the racing scene Rock On Wood is shaping into a very progressive racehorse. His recent ...
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Domeyer eager to test his skills in Hong Kong

Domeyer eager to test his skills in Hong Kong

Aldo Domeyer is looking forward to rising to the Hong Kong challenge when his 10-week licence commences on Wednesday, 1 ...
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A Pair hat-trick would be perfect for Chris So

A Pair hat-trick would be perfect for Chris So

Perfect Pair (117lb) is aiming to bag an ideal trio for trainer Chris So in the finale at Happy Valley ...
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Derby favourite Omaha Beach draws 12

Derby favourite Omaha Beach draws 12

Kentucky Derby favourite Omaha Beach has drawn barrier 12 with his main opposition, Game Winner, to start from 16 ...
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Liam Birchley

Aquanita case ends with Birchley denial

Evidence in the Aquanita bicarb case has wrapped up with Queensland trainer Liam Birchley the only one of the eight ...
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Victoria horse trainer Darren Weir

Weir gets four on day one at Warrnambool

Darren Weir is on target to equal his training record at the Warrnambool carnival after winning four races on day ...
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Quick turnaround an option for Ecuador

Quick turnaround an option for Ecuador

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will consider a quick back-up to the Lord Mayor's Cup for Ecuador ...
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Stewards charge Egan over Mornington ride

Stewards charge Egan over Mornington ride

Jockey Billy Egan faces a charge from Racing Victoria stewards over his ride on beaten favourite Zizzis at Mornington ...
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Symon Wilde marvels at ageing Gold Medals

Symon Wilde marvels at ageing Gold Medals

After a number of placings in the Brierly Steeplechase, trainer Symon Wilde has won the Warrnambool feature with Gold Medals ...
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Little sister gets job done at Warrnambool

Little sister gets job done at Warrnambool

Write Enuff, the younger sister to the talented Rich Enuff, has made a winning debut at Warrnambool ...
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English set for Doomben 10,000

English set for Doomben 10,000

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare English has tuned up for a Queensland carnival campaign with an impressive barrier ...
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Flemington assignment suits Turnitaround

Flemington assignment suits Turnitaround

Apprentice Ethan Brown will ride Turnitaround in an 1800m-race at Flemington with trainer Matthew Williams surprised at how well weighted ...
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Jameka entered for National Broodmare sale

Jameka entered for National Broodmare sale

Triple Group One winner Jameka has been added to the supplementary catalogue for the National Broodmare Sale at the Gold ...
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Bassett out to turn form around in Wangoom

Bassett out to turn form around in Wangoom

Trainer Mick Price thinks Bassett might be in the right place at the right time as he heads to the ...
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Mark Newnham

Sweet Victory return for Mark Newnham

Promising filly Sweet Victory kick-starts her campaign at Canterbury for trainer Mark Newnham who hopes it is a forerunner to ...
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Two shots at Galleywood for Lindsay Park

Two shots at Galleywood for Lindsay Park

Honey Steel's Gold and Dane Hussler will attempt to add a feature Warrnambool jumps win to Lindsay Park's record when ...
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redzel

Redzel in pleasing trial ahead of 10,000

English has been pushed to the line to beat Redzel in a barrier trial at Randwick to confirm her place ...
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Group One stars head Doomben 10,000 noms

Group One stars head Doomben 10,000 noms

Sprint stars Redzel, Impending, English and In Her Time head the nominations for the Doomben 10,000 released along with entries ...
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Record 2018-19 Uae Fixture List Approved By Hh Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Record 2018-19 Uae Fixture List Approved By Hh Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

A record fixture list for the 2018-19 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed ...
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Rayya (USA) looks very promising

UAE Winners Arrive At Churchill Downs For US G1 races

The winners of the UAE Derby sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (Group 2) and UAE Oaks ...
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Pike's group winner on Cup trail again

Pike’s group winner on Cup trail again

Talented stayer Sacred Master will head Tony Pike’s travelling party to the Queensland winter carnival. The Group 3 Newcastle Cup ...
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Waterhouse, Bott to appeal conviction

Waterhouse, Bott to appeal conviction

Training partners Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will appeal their conviction and $5000 fine for substituting horses in a televised ...
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Aithne

Vandyke and Lloyd ready to unleash exciting filly Aithne

DAVID Vandyke remains hopeful his promising filly Aithne can impress at Eagle Farm on Wednesday despite drawing awkwardly for her ...
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Bat Out Of Hell for Hidden Pearl

Bat Out Of Hell for Hidden Pearl

Speedy mare Hidden Pearl is likely to resume in the Bat Out of Hell at the Gold Coast as she ...
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Missrock chasing big Adelaide prize

Missrock chasing big Adelaide prize

Trainer Robbie Laing has talented filly Missrock primed for an assault on the $1 million Sangster Stakes at Morphettville ...
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The John Moore-trained Eagle Way at Sha Tin Racecourse

Eagle could be on his way back home

Trainer John Moore has signalled a Caulfield and Melbourne Cups campaign for Queensland Derby winner Eagle Way who has added ...
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Wells nearing jumps return at Flemington

Wells nearing jumps return at Flemington

Grand National steeplechase winner Wells will further his preparation for a jumps return with a flat run at Flemington ...
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Switch to Rosehill to help New Tipperary

Switch to Rosehill to help New Tipperary

Trainer Joe Pride is hoping a firm Rosehill surface can bring out the best in New Tipperary in the Lord ...
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Brent Stanley

Brent Stanley to launch legal challenge over whip rule

THE precedence for the controversial whip rule was set early in Queensland when a protest was upheld at the Sunshine ...
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Smerdon chasing more Warrnambool success

Smerdon chasing more Warrnambool success

Western Kingdom makes his steeplechasing debut in the Brierly on the opening day of the Warrnambool three-day carnival ...
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Capacity field to tackle Grand Annual

Capacity field to tackle Grand Annual

No Song No Supper and Regina Coeli, the past two winners of the Grand Annual Steeplechase, are set to run ...
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Patch

One-eyed star set to steal Kentucky Derby feel-good headlines

EVERYONE loves a horse racing feel-good story, but nothing much would compare to the story of 2017 Kentucky Derby hopeful ...
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Tiffani Brooker will not appeal suspension

Tiffani Brooker will not appeal suspension

Apprentice Tiffani Brooker will not appeal a 7-day suspension for excessive use of the whip at Eagle Farm while the ...
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Tavidream Queensland Derby bound

Tavidream Queensland Derby bound

New Zealand three-year-old Tavidream is likely to race in the Queensland Derby for new Australian owners ...
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Warrnambool tips

Warrnambool day two form, odds and free tips, Wednesday May 3

THE Warrnambool carnival heats up on day two with the Sovereign Resort Gallywood Hurdle over the jumps and the Silvan ...
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Eagle Way wins in Hong Kong

Moore: Eagle Way could target Caulfield Cup after HK success

John Moore-trained Eagle Way may have booked himself a ticket back to his native Australia later in the year after ...
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Neorealism wins the QE II

Neorealism and the Magic Man in a night to remember at Sha Tin

Japan has taken the spoils at Sha Tin on Sunday, with the Noriyuki Hori-trained Neorealism upstaging a stellar field in ...
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Maurice makes mark in Group 1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin

Maurice makes mark in Group 1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin

Japan’s Horse of the Year, Maurice, put on a masterclass in the HK$14 million Champions Mile to cap a sensational ...
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Chautauqua

Hawkes leaning towards Diamond Jubilee Stakes for Chautauqua

Michael Hawkes says connections of Chautauqua now have "two million reasons" to take the world's top-rated sprinter to Royal Ascot ...
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racing news

Chautauqua proves he is the best

Australian sprinter Chautauqua has reinforced his world standing with a last-to-first win in the Chairman's Sprint Prize in Hong Kong ...
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racing news

Chautauqua wins Hong Kong G1 sprint

Australia's Chautauqua has produced a last-to-first performance to win the Chairman's Sprint Prize in Hong Kong ...
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Vic racing

Flying Artie to miss the spring

The injury that ruled Flying Artie out of the Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick will also sideline him for the ...
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Vic racing

Precious Gem to get chance at Group One

Precious Gem is due to be sold at a broodmare auction next month but before then will try to add ...
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NSW racing news

Spiritjim to make Australian debut in Qld

Well-performed European middle-distance horse Spiritjim will make his Australian debut at Group Two level in the Hollindale Stakes ...
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Vic racing

Abbey Marie is Australasian Oaks-bound

Trainer Mick Kent is poised to have strong chances in both the Australasian Oaks and SA Derby with Abbey Marie ...
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Queensland news

Fell Swoop likely favourite for BTC Cup

With uncertainty over whether English runs in the BTC Cup, Fell Swoop is the likely favourite to win his first ...
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Vic racing

Extra Zero to make jumps debut

High class flat performer Extra Zero will make his jumps debut in a maiden hurdle at Warrnambool ...
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Vic racing

Flying Artie to miss the spring

The injury that ruled Flying Artie out of the Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick will also sideline him for the ...
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racing news

Nyquist aims at Kentucky Derby

Nyquist is the nominal Kentucky Derby favourite as American racing strives to build on the success of last year's Triple ...
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UK News

Galileo delivers Gold for Hugo Palmer

Galileo Gold has given trainer Hugo Palmer his first British Classic with his 2000 Guineas victory under Frankie Dettori ...
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