Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 2nd February

This day 2nd 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.


Moonee Valley racing tips & best odds | Friday, February 4

Moonee Valley racing tips & best odds | Friday, February 4

HorseBetting.com.au's tipping expert brings you the best bets and top odds for the eight-race meeting at Moonee Valley on Friday, ...
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Royal Randwick

Lonhro Plate to feature several high-priced yearling purchases

A number of expensive yearlings are expected to step out in Saturday’s Listed Lonhro Plate (1000m) at Royal Randwick, including ...
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Inglis Millennium race preview

2022 Inglis Millennium runner-by-runner preview & betting tips

HorseBetting's Nicholas Lloyd brings you his runner-by-runner preview of the $2m Inglis Millennium at Randwick this Saturday, along with his ...
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Caulfield racing tips & top value bets | Saturday, February 5

Caulfield racing tips & top value bets | Saturday, February 5

HorseBetting’s Victorian form analyst brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for the nine-race card at Caulfield on Saturday, ...
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The Candy Man

The Candy Man connections opt for retirement over comeback

Queensland’s favourite grey has been retired this morning, with Barry Baldwin confirming that The Candy Man has run his last ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | February 2, 2022

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | February 2, 2022

Five horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections here at ...
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Sam Spratt

Spratt doesn’t want a lot for Christmas

Top jockey Sam Spratt has a simple wish for the next 12 months as she comes back from injury – ...
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Dark Destroyer

Te Rapa distance test for in-form 3YO

Classic hope Dark Destroyer will have two upcoming chances to convince connections he has the right credentials for a crack ...
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Ipswich Turf Club

Ipswich racing tips, value bets & top odds – Wednesday 3/2/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and quaddie numbers for Wednesday's race meeting at Ipswich Turf Club in ...
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Sir Dragonet's Return Depends On Track

Sir Dragonet’s Return Depends On Track

Ciaron Maher couldn't be happier with his Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet and he will enter him for the Orr ...
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Second Slip

Sandown horse racing preview & betting tips – Wednesday 3/2/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and quaddie selections for Wednesday's race meeting on the Hillside track at ...
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Mick Price

Millennium Favourite Lands Perfect Draw

Profiteer is an odds-on favourite for the Inglis Millennium after drawing perfectly while some of his major rivals will need ...
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Hightail

Randwick-Kensington racing tips & value bets – Wednesday 3/2/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and quaddie selections for Wednesday's race meeting on the Kensington course at ...
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Gordon Cunningham

Cunningham honoured by Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association

Curraghmore’s Gordon Cunningham has been acknowledged by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (ITBA) with the Wild Geese trophy, an award ...
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Mozzarella

More ahead for impressive Riccarton winner

Promising two-year-old Mozzarella could have booked a trip north for a juvenile feature later this month after her impressive victory ...
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Punt Drunk racing news

Punt Drunk: Peters goes full boomer over Perth lockdown

The Punt Drunk team take a look at the latest headlines to come out of the racing world, including Bob ...
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Slave To Love

Williams pair on target for Group One assignments

Promising three-year-olds Slave To Love and Il Affare provided trainers Peter and Dawn Williams with plenty of encouragement ahead of ...
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Probabeel

Probabeel set for Melbourne campaign opener

Quality galloper Probabeel will kick off her summer campaign in Melbourne this Saturday when she contests the Group 3 Geoffrey ...
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Bold Iris

Bary back to his best

Back in full swing after being sofa-bound for three months, it’s onwards and upwards for astute trainer John Bary. The ...
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Alligator Blood

Alligator Blood ready to head to Melbourne

Top Queensland three-year-old Alligator Blood has had a final public hit-out before heading to Melbourne, winning a Sunshine Coast trial ...
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Hard Landing

Lindsay Park assembling Diamond arsenal

With three runners already in contention for the Blue Diamond Stakes, Lindsay Park will look to add to that number ...
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Funstar

Group Two Light Fingers likely for Funstar

Flight Stakes winner Funstar is likely to resume in the Light Fingers Stakes ahead of a Group One clash with ...
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Alabama Express

Orr Stakes plan for Alabama Express

Three-year-old colt Alabama Express is in line to take on the older horses at weight-for-age in the Group One C ...
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John Sadler

Rubiton Stakes aim for Sartorial Splendor

After missing out on a run at Caulfield, Sartorial Splendor is set to begin his campaign in the Rubiton Stakes ...
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Kilcoy turns back the clock

Kilcoy turns back the clock

The Kilcoy Race Club will turn the clock back when it hosts its first Wednesday meeting in 50 years ...
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Sitarist

Sitarist overcomes scare to feature in big treble for Parsons

After a touch-and-go few days, emerging staying mare Sitarist headed to Wingatui and was part of a super Saturday for ...
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Tom Marquand

Tom Marquand cleared of broken bones

Tom Marquand has been cleared of any broken bones after a fall at Randwick but will need to pass a ...
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Killarney

Red letter day for Comignaghi and Parsons team

The combination of John & Karen Parsons and rider Tina Comignaghi completed a clean sweep of the stakes races at ...
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Prise De Fer

Five in a row for Prise De Fer

Exciting up-and-comer Prise De Fer extended his winning sequence to five with another supreme performance in Saturday’s Group 3 Powerworx ...
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Seven Seas

Blanket finish to Oaks Prelude

The judge at New Plymouth had his work cut out on Saturday when less than half a length separated six ...
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El Gladiador

El Gladiador all the way in Guineas upset

For the second time in four years, John and Karen Parsons have turned a Gore failure into an upset triumph ...
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Bonita Aurelia

Baker Forsman filly takes Taranaki juvenile feature

A powerful finishing burst carried lightly raced filly Bonita Aurelia to her first career victory when she downed the favourites ...
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Ben Looker

Ben Looker suspended for a month

Jockey Ben Looker has been suspended for a month after being found guilty of a handling charge at the Gold ...
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Honeysuckle extends record at Leopardstown

Honeysuckle extends record at Leopardstown

Honeysuckle has maintained her unbeaten record in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown ahead of Cheltenham ...
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Bouresly’s Treasured Times Tops Competitive Abu Dhabi Feature

Bouresly’s Treasured Times Tops Competitive Abu Dhabi Feature

The Thoroughbreds take centre stage at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday when the maximum field allowed of 14 ...
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Derby hopes eclipsed as Good Standing finally blossoms

Derby hopes eclipsed as Good Standing finally blossoms

Six BMW Hong Kong Derby hopefuls set out to establish their Classic claims in the Beas River Handicap (1600m) at ...
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Owners preparing to transfer Weir horses

Owners preparing to transfer Weir horses

Owners of horses trained by Darren Weir are preparing to move them on amid uncertainty about his future as he ...
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Patience pays dividends for Ingeegoodbe

Patience pays dividends for Ingeegoodbe

The decision to let Ingeegoodbe have an early low-key preparation has paid off with his win at Eagle Farm ...
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Three in a row for Tin Hat in G3 Manfred

Three in a row for Tin Hat in G3 Manfred

Tin Hat has completed a winning hat-trick, leading throughout in the Group Three Manfred Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Caulfield treble for Maher-Eustace stable

Caulfield treble for Maher-Eustace stable

Feature race wins to Bons Away and Loving Gaby have formed part of a winning treble for co-trainers Ciaron Maher ...
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Alizee and Shinn combine to win Expressway

Alizee and Shinn combine to win Expressway

Comeback jockey Blake Shinn has ridden Godolphin's star mare Alizee to victory in the Group Two Expressway Stakes at Rosehill ...
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No place for jiggers, says trainers' boss

No place for jiggers, says trainers’ boss

Australian Trainers' Association chief executive Andrew Nicholl says the rules of racing are clear when it come to the possession ...
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Loving Gaby stamps her Blue Diamond claims

Loving Gaby stamps her Blue Diamond claims

Loving Gaby has moved to third favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes after an impressive win in the Group Three ...
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Rules allow nominations for Weir gallopers

Rules allow nominations for Weir gallopers

Racing Victoria says Darren Weir can nominate horses for races ahead of his adjourned show cause hearing ...
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Harrison wins again for trainer Meagher

Harrison wins again for trainer Meagher

Jockey Tegan Harrison cemented her association with trainer Chris Meagher, producing a clever ride to win on Divine Dice at ...
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Meet Mr Taylor breaks Eagle Farm record

Meet Mr Taylor breaks Eagle Farm record

Speedy gelding Meet Mr Taylor has maintained his unbeaten record by breaking the Eagle Farm 1000m record ...
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Amercement adds her name to Slipper hopes

Amercement adds her name to Slipper hopes

Godolphin filly Amercement has staked claims for a Golden Slipper berth with her win in the Widden Stakes at Rosehill ...
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Gollan in no rush with promising Garibaldi

Gollan in no rush with promising Garibaldi

Trainer Tony Gollan is in no rush to get smart Garibaldi to Sydney despite his easy debut win at Eagle ...
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McLaren starts road to the Golden Slipper

McLaren starts road to the Golden Slipper

Peter and Paul Snowden have unveiled Golden Slipper prospect McLaren at Rosehill where he has won the Canonbury Stakes ...
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Second Bullet wins over 2400m at Caulfield

Second Bullet wins over 2400m at Caulfield

The Danny O'Brien-trained eight-year-old Second Bullet has notched his 11th career win at his 57th start, handling a step up ...
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Lucas Cranach support pays off for Huddy

Lucas Cranach support pays off for Huddy

Owner Linda Huddy's liking for sire Lucas Cranach paid off when Get Stuck In won at Eagle Farm ...
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Mystyko makes it a hat-trick at Caulfield

Mystyko makes it a hat-trick at Caulfield

The connections of Mystyko are dreaming big after the gelding made it three straight wins with a determined victory at ...
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Queensland to wait on Weir hearing outcome

Queensland to wait on Weir hearing outcome

Queensland officials will wait until Darren Weir's show cause hearing in Victoria is completed before deciding whether to take any ...
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Horses moved from Weir stables amid probe

Horses moved from Weir stables amid probe

The career of leading racehorse trainer Darren Weir is in limbo with owners moving horses pending an inquiry into devices ...
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Nyssa Burrells

Positive signs for jockey Nyssa Burrells

Apprentice jockey Nyssa Burrells has passed a post-traumatic amnesia test as she recovers from head injuries suffered in a fall ...
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Gear change designed to focus Fiesta for Widden Stakes

Gear change designed to focus Fiesta for Widden Stakes

The Chris Waller-trained Fiesta and Performer can make significant strides towards the Golden Slipper when they return from spells at ...
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Chris Munce to be Johnny on the spot at Doomben

Chris Munce to be Johnny on the spot at Doomben

Trainer Chris Munce will run three-year-old Johnny Whitesox in city class at Doomben where he will meet equally promising Rancho ...
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River Bird can prove herself in Widden Stakes

River Bird can prove herself in Widden Stakes

River Bird can showcase her Golden Slipper credentials when the Jason Coyle-trained filly runs in the Widden Stakes at Rosehill ...
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Crystal Dreamer

Crystal Spirit & Crystal Dreamer chase Caulfield stakes double

Half-brothers Crystal Dreamer and Crystal Spirit will chase a stakes double for Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra in sprint races ...
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Hartnell to run in CF Orr Stakes

Hartnell to run in CF Orr Stakes

Hartnell will have the first start of his preparation in the Group One C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Trapeze Artist wins at Canberra

Expressway Stakes field reduced to six

Global Glamour still leads the Expressway Stakes market with the field reduced to six for the Group Two sprint ...
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Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig

Ennis Hill on path towards Blue Diamond

Ennis Hill is chasing victory in the Chairman's Stakes at Caulfield to shore up a start in the Blue Diamond ...
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Horse Betting

O’Rourke looks beyond Golden Slipper with colt Catanzaro

Catanzaro has Golden Slipper form in his pedigree but trainer Edward O'Rourke feels the colt will thrive after the world's ...
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Rain to help Stella Ombra at Doomben on Saturday

Rain to help Stella Ombra at Doomben on Saturday

Rain has taken the cut out of the Doomben track which which is a boost to the chances of talented ...
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Amless Bohorun

Apprentice Amless Bohorun gets start in Dunedin Gold Cup

A lack of senior jockeys at Wingatui on Saturday has given apprentice Amless Bohorun an unexpected black type opportunity. The ...
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Doomben full form & tips for Saturday February 3

Doomben full form & tips for Saturday February 3

DOOMBEN is back this Saturday and we're excited about what's on offer in Queensland. There's a full nine race card ...
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Rosehill tips & full form for Saturday, February 3

Rosehill tips & full form for Saturday, February 3

IT is Group 3 Expressway Stakes (1200m) day at Rosehill and a huge nine race card awaits punters. We've gone ...
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Oscietra, foal of Black Caviar

Black Caviar foals Oscietra & Prince Of Caviar trial at Flemington

Oscietra and Prince Of Caviar, the first two of Black Caviar's foals, have had jump-outs at Flemington ...
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Beau Mertens excited for Snitty Kitty return

Beau Mertens excited for Snitty Kitty return

Beau Mertens is unbeaten from two rides on Snitty Kitty and will be out to snare another stakes win on ...
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Moonee Valley Friday night market movers, February 2

Moonee Valley Friday night market movers, February 2

MOONEE Valley is back under lights and the Friday night card is generating a lot of buzz ahead of the ...
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Liam Birchey to train on in Queensland

Liam Birchey to train on in Queensland

Liam Birchley can train in Queensland for the time being until a charge against him in Victoria is resolved ...
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Jockey Tiffani Brooker

Tiffani Brooker to step up as senior rider

Premier Brisbane apprentice Tiffani Brooker will compete as a junior rider for the final time at Doomben ...
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Travimyfriend

Distance only concern for Travimyfriend in G3 Taranaki Cup

Stakes performer Travimyfriend will be heading into unfamiliar territory when he runs at New Plymouth on Saturday. The consistent five-year-old ...
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Sacred Day

Hastings winner Sacred Day headed toward ATC Derby

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike took six runners south to Hastings on Thursday and was rewarded when taking out half of ...
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Canterbury market movers

Canterbury Friday night market movers, February 2

CANTERBURY'S Friday night fixture returns and we cannot wait, and neither can the punters. There might be a full day ...
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Liam Birchley

QRIC undecided over racing ban on Liam Birchley horses

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is monitoring Racing Victoria’s prosecution of Queensland-based thoroughbred trainer Liam Birchley under the Australian Rules ...
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Townsville market movers for Friday, February 2

Townsville market movers for Friday, February 2

TOWNSVILLE is back this Friday and the punters have a rock-solid eight races to look forward to. Horse Betting has ...
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Canberra market movers

Canberra market movers for Friday, February 2

THE nation's capital hosts eight races this Friday and the punters have placed their wagers early in the piece to ...
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Horse Betting

Emirates Airline holds strong claims over Al Ain Thoroughbred 2200m race

Racing at Al Ain on Friday is highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which just seven have been declared but, ...
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Criquette Head-Maarek

No winners for Criquette Head-Maarek in final races

Criquette Head-Maarek has sent out her final runners as a trainer at Chantilly ...
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Jungle Cat

Jungle Cat wins G2 Al Fahidi Fort at 4th Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting

Thursday’s fourth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival was highlighted by the US$250,000 Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort ...
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Maurice

Japanese star to stand at Arrowfield Stud

Japanese star Maurice will join the Arrowfield Stud stallion roster for the southern hemisphere season ...
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Guineas hopes step out in Manfred Stakes

Guineas hopes step out in Manfred Stakes

A number of Australian Guineas hopefuls will step out in the Manfred Stakes at Caulfield including Sandown Guineas winner Morton's ...
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Vic administrators applaud Everest concept

Vic administrators applaud Everest concept

Racing administrators in Victoria see the new $10 million race The Everest as a positive for Australian racing globally ...
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Goodwood Cup upgraded to Group One status

Goodwood Cup upgraded to Group One status

The Goodwood Cup, often used as a Melbourne Cup lead-up, has been upgraded to Group One level ...
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Group One line up for Cranbourne trial

Group One line up for Cranbourne trial

Five Group One winners are set to trial over 800m in the opening heat of 22 trials at Cranbourne ...
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A look at jockey Darren Gauci's career

A look at jockey Darren Gauci’s career

A snapshot of Darren Gauci's career as a jockey in the lead-up to his final meeting at Caulfield ...
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Gauci set for final meeting as a jockey

Gauci set for final meeting as a jockey

Darren Gauci will ride competitively for the final time at Caulfield before retiring from the saddle to begin a new ...
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Guest of Honour back to near best

Guest of Honour back to near best

Group One performer Guest Of Honour will have his first start for Matt Dunn with the trainer buoyed by his ...
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Manfred Stakes betting at Caulfield with form, odds and free tips

Manfred Stakes betting at Caulfield with form, odds and free tips

PUNTERS love betting on quality thoroughbreds and there's plenty of them in action across nine races at Caulfield on Saturday ...
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Formality

Formality to press her Blue Diamond claims

Lindsay Park will have two representatives in the Chairman's Stakes, an important lead-up to the Blue Diamond Stakes ...
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Smith bides his Time to target G2 Breeders

Smith bides his Time to target G2 Breeders

Newcastle trainer Ben Smith could score the biggest win of his career if lightly raced mare In Her Time can ...
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Victoria Derby Harness Racing

Harness Racing: Purdon says Vincent can still win Victoria Derby

EXCITING New Zealand colt Vincent will have to prove his budding superstar title when he lines up in Saturday night’s ...
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Meadow being set for possible Oaks double

Meadow being set for possible Oaks double

Promising filly Meadow resumes at Eagle Farm to begin a preparation aimed at the Australian Oaks and Queensland Oaks ...
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Shea Eden

Shea Eden confident with Ocean Embers ahead of Bow Mistress

VICTORIAN punters got a good look of the potential Ocean Embers possesses when it won the Group 3 Cockram Stakes ...
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Greg Bennett to join Aquis Farm

Greg Bennett to join Aquis Farm

Respected Scone trainer Greg Bennett is to hand in his licence and take up a position with Aquis Farm ...
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Bow Mistress

Hobart feature racing form, odds and free tips, Friday February 3

HOBART hosts two major races this Friday with the Listed Tasmanian Derby for three-year-olds and the Group 3 Bow Mistress ...
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ShamExpress colt

Maher secures high-profile talent at 2017 Karaka Yearling Sales

VICTORIAN trainer Ciaron Maher made headlines earlier this week after acquiring the pure white colt by ShamExpress. The striking yearling ...
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