Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 4th February

This day 4th 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.


Bendigo racing preview

Bendigo racing tips, top odds & quaddie | Sunday, February 6

Bendigo Jockey Club is scheduled to host an eight-race card on Sunday afternoon, and HorseBetting’s Victorian racing analyst presents his ...
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Pinjarra racing tips and best bets for 20/2/2022

Pinjarra betting preview, tips & quaddie | Sunday, February 6

HorseBetting’s Western Australian form analyst has previewed Pinjarra's ten-race card on Saturday, February 5, and brings you his best bets ...
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Tony Gollan

Gollan talks up Palladas ahead of Doomben run

Leading Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan has declared Palladas as his best winning chance at Doomben on Saturday, insisting the four-year-old ...
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Verry Elleegant wins Melbourne Cup

Punt Drunk: Are we entering a golden era for Australian racing?

Peter V'Landys and Racing NSW are at it again as Punt Drunk looks ahead to what could go down as ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | February 4, 2022

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | February 4, 2022

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

Cummings keeps Paulele at Randwick for Eskimo Prince Stakes

James Cummings has decided to split up two of his three-year-old colts, having scratched Paulele this morning from Saturday’s Group ...
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Damien Oliver

Oliver cleared of serious injury after barrier accident

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has been cleared of any neck fractures after being involved in an incident in the barriers ...
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Cheerful Days

Cheerful Days snares Chinese New Year Cup for Lui and Badel

Cheerful Days’ emergence as one of Hong Kong’s most consistent performers elevated sharply at Sha Tin on Thursday (3 February) ...
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Andrew Forsman

Forsman well-grounded for solo training career

Lessons learned from one of Australasia’s premier horsemen will stand Andrew Forsman in good stead for the next phase of ...
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Ruby’s Lad

Group Three feature could lead to lower-grade target for Exchange

Wingatui trainers Brian and Shane Anderton might have five chances in Saturday's ODT Southern Mile Qualifier (1600m) on their home ...
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Shamus

Levin Classic top target now for Shamus

The Group One focus for talented Taranaki three-year-old Shamus has shifted to a shorter challenge in the wake of his ...
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Ancient Girl

Kiwis flying midweek in Australia

It was a red-letter day for New Zealand-breds in Australia on Wednesday. On the Kensington track at Randwick Kiwi-breds won ...
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Gobstopper - Warrnambool

Warrnambool top tips, best odds & value bets – Friday 05/02/21

Horsebetting.com.au brings you all the top racing tips, value bets and quaddie selections for Warrnambool Racing Club on Feburary 5th, ...
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Chris Waller In No Rush To Push His Babies

Chris Waller In No Rush To Push His Babies

Chris Waller is enjoying a fruitful season with his juveniles but the premier trainer feels no pressure to get them ...
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Cummings Set To Unleash Diamond Firepower

Cummings Set To Unleash Diamond Firepower

James Cummings has been to the fore from the start of the two-year-old season in Melbourne and he will be ...
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Townsville racing news

Townsville racing tips & betting odds – Friday 5/2/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and quaddie selections for Friday's race meeting at Townsville in Queensland ...
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Matt Dunn

Devine Grey Revels In New Staying Role

Devine Grey was never going to make the grade as a sprinter but the mare has redeemed her reputation with ...
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Sunshine Coast racing tips

Sunshine Coast betting tips & top odds – Friday 5/2/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and quaddie selections for Friday's race meeting at the Sunshine Coast Turf ...
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Moonee Valley night racing

Moonee Valley top racing tips & best odds – Friday 5/2/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and quaddie numbers for Friday night's race meeting at Moonee Valley in ...
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King Of Leogrance

Hickmott Returns To The Macedon Lodge Helm

After the potential sale of Macedon Lodge fell through, Lloyd Williams decided to again use it as a training facility ...
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Peltzer Fit To Assume Eskimo Prince Crown

Peltzer Fit To Assume Eskimo Prince Crown

The Group One Randwick Guineas is the short-term autumn goal for Peltzer, who will kick off his latest preparation in ...
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Sovereign Award

O’Brien Hoping Award Can Take Next Step

Danny O'Brien is aiming Sovereign Award towards the All-Star Mile and he is hoping she can attract the attention of ...
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Grateful Heart

Million Challenge at Grateful Heart’s mercy after fourth win at Happy Valley

Happy Valley sprint specialist Grateful Heart has built an almost impregnable buffer in the DBS x Manulife Million Challenge after ...
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Injury Rules Acrobat Out Of Golden Slipper

Injury Rules Acrobat Out Of Golden Slipper

One of the leading Golden Slipper fancies has been ruled out of the rich juvenile race following an injury setback ...
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Maasir

Derby prospects on show at Te Rapa

A number of contenders for the Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 6 were in ...
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Te Akau Shark

Top Kiwi Galloper Loses Health Battle

Just a few months after his retirement from racing, popular New Zealand gelding Te Akau Shark has died ...
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Wolfgang

McKay excited about promising juvenile

Peter McKay reached the pinnacle of New Zealand racing with Puccini and now the Matamata trainer is vying to reach ...
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Hugh Bowman

Bowman To Continue Golden Run With 2YOs

Having plundered the Magic Millions Classic on Shaquero, Hugh Bowman is in the box seat to add another $2 million ...
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Gallant Boy

Evergreen galloper primed for local Weight For Age

White Robe Lodge principal Brian Anderton is looking forward to racing at Wingatui on Saturday, a meeting that has long ...
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Punt Drunk racing news

Punt Drunk: Sir Dragonet wants it wet for C.F. Orr Stakes

Punt Drunk takes a cheeky look at some of today's top racing stories, including Sir Dragonet's prospects in the C.F ...
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How a racing fraudster's scam unravelled

How a racing fraudster’s scam unravelled

The unravelling of fallen racing identity Bill Vlahos' multi-million dollar betting scam has been detailed to a Melbourne court ...
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Tony McEvoy

Xilong set for her return in Inglis Sprint

Xilong is set to resume in the Inglis Sprint at Warwick Farm with co-trainer Tony McEvoy saying a possible heavy ...
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Vincent Ho

Milestones beckon at the Valley

Milestones are in sight at Happy Valley Wednesday (5 February) night with trainer John Moore one away from his 1700th ...
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Luvaluva

Jennings looking to nab Kiwi Group 1

New South Wales-based jockey Koby Jennings is aiming to maintain his perfect strike-rate on the John Sargent-trained Luvaluva in the ...
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Cellsabeel

Cellsabeel draws five in $2m Millennium

Cellsabeel has drawn barrier five in the $2 million Inglis Millennium for two-year-olds at Warwick Farm ...
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Hey Doc

Hey Doc chasing first Caulfield win in Orr

Trainer Tony McEvoy is hoping Hey Doc can claim his first Caulfield win when he steps up to 1400 metres ...
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Michelle Payne

Payne duo set to go after Cranbourne trial

Michelle and Stevie Payne are set to hit the race track again with a two-year-old gelding named Stevie who has ...
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The Precious One

Group aspirations for The Precious One

Regally-bred mare The Precious One already has a stakes scalp to her name, but her connections are on the hunt ...
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Ciaron Maher

Maher delighted with Jameka’s brother

Grandslam's placing in a Cranbourne barrier trial has filled his trainer Ciaron Maher with confidence for the future ...
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Bill Vlahos

How Bill Vlahos scammed racing punters

Fallen racing identity Bill Vlahos' multi-million dollar betting scam has been detailed to a Victorian court ...
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Kolding

Futurity then All-Star Mile for Kolding

Trainer Chris Waller is planning to run four-year-old Kolding in the Group One Futurity Stakes at Caulfield leading into the ...
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Pimlico

Campbell holds strong Derby hand

Not many trainers can say half of their racing team are Derby contenders, but that’s the case for Andrew Campbell ...
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Vow And Declare

Vow And Declare on track for autumn return

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare has finished off strongly for second to Shepard in a Cranbourne barrier trial ahead ...
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Etah James

Auckland Cup target for Etah James

Handy staying mare Etah James has returned to New Zealand and will be set for a tilt at the Group ...
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Travelling Light

Foote keen on Waikato Guineas for star filly

Ben Foote is keen to stick to the plan with his top filly Travelling Light and resist the temptation of ...
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True Enough

Baker and Forsman cheering on Bosson

Opie Bosson holds the key to feature success at Te Rapa on Saturday for leading Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and ...
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Vow And Declare second in barrier trial

Vow And Declare second in barrier trial

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare has finished second in a Cranbourne barrier trial ahead of his return to racing ...
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Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs to use new starting gate

Churchill Downs will have a new Australian designed and made 20-gate starting stall in place for the Kentucky Derby ...
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Extra Brut steps out in Cranbourne trial

Extra Brut steps out in Cranbourne trial

Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut has made his first public appearance for the Ciaron Maher Racing stable in a barrier ...
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23 entries for $2m Inglis Millennium

23 entries for $2m Inglis Millennium

Accession and Dawn Passage are the market leaders ahead of the barrier draw for the inaugural $2 million Inglis Millennium ...
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Weir/McLean show cause hearing ongoing

Weir/McLean show cause hearing ongoing

Darren Weir and Jarrod McLean are at Racing Victoria bidding to continue training before their charges are heard by the ...
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Winx the guest of honour at public event

Winx the guest of honour at public event

The public has been invited to watch Winx tune up for her Apollo Stakes return with a gallop at Randwick ...
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Winx to make a public appearance this Saturday

Winx to make a public appearance this Saturday

The world’s best horse Winx will be on show for her Sydney fans at a special public event this Saturday, ...
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Catch Me, I Am Immortal Prelude favourites

Catch Me, I Am Immortal Prelude favourites

Catch Me and I Am Immortal are the early favourites to add the Blue Diamond Preludes at Caulfield to their ...
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Lindsay Park pair after Orr Stakes honours

Lindsay Park pair after Orr Stakes honours

Redkirk Warrior and So Si Bon will represent Lindsay Park in the first Group One race of the year, the ...
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Stokes plans to keep SA stable going

Stokes plans to keep SA stable going

Phillip Stokes is happy at his new Pakenham base in Victoria but says he plans to keep his Adelaide stable ...
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Lor aiming for More of the same in Chinese New Year Cup

Lor aiming for More of the same in Chinese New Year Cup

When you saddle almost a hundred winners in your first season and a half, including two at the Hong Kong ...
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Weir/McLean at RV for show cause hearing

Weir/McLean at RV for show cause hearing

Darren Weir and Jarrod McLean are at Racing Victoria headquarters ahead of a reconvened show cause hearing into why they ...
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Levendi ruled out of autumn with injury

Levendi ruled out of autumn with injury

Australian Derby winner Levendi's racing future is uncertain with the four-year-old suffering a suspected pelvic injury in a barrier trial ...
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Group One Orr Stakes attracts 22 entries

Group One Orr Stakes attracts 22 entries

Eight Group One winners feature among the 22 nominations for the Group One C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Harvey Wallbanger rides the rail to Holy Bull shocker

Harvey Wallbanger rides the rail to Holy Bull shocker

Harold Lerner LLC et al’s Harvey Wallbanger raced in last for the opening half-mile of the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes ...
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Darren Weir enters horses for Caulfield

Darren Weir enters horses for Caulfield

Trainer Darren Weir has two horses entered for the Group One C F Orr Stakes ahead of a stewards' hearing ...
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Promising filly has sights on Oaks

Promising filly has sights on Oaks

Kinshasa may not be as clearly focused as other horses, but that isn’t stopping the promising Matamata filly from being ...
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Weir name missing from Sandown fields

Weir name missing from Sandown fields

Trainer Darren Weir may have saddled his last runners with his name absent from final fields at Sandown and Ararat ...
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Double tilt at Group One for Wexford Stables

Double tilt at Group One for Wexford Stables

Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott will have horses at opposite ends of the form scale when they stage a two-pronged ...
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Weir/McLean could surrender licences

Weir/McLean could surrender licences

There are reports champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir could hand in his licence ahead of a show cause hearing and ...
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Yearn

Yearn set to return at Te Rapa on Tuesday

Progressive mare Yearn is in fine fettle as she waits to make her return to the track at Te Rapa ...
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Frolic

Frolic faces next step of comeback bid

Frolic will edge closer to her comeback to racing for new trainer Edward O'Rourke when the Golden Slipper runner-up trials ...
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Horse trainer Tony McEvoy

Blue Diamond Stakes in sights of McEvoy stable

Tony McEvoy has been having a winning run with his two-year-old team and will be looking to boost that success ...
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QLD Racing

Queensland trainers want changes on meeting abandonments

Queensland trainers want changes made to the way decisions are made on abandoning meetings because of rain ...
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Merchant Navy, trained by Ciaron Maher

Merchant Navy to be nominated for G2 Rubiton Stakes

A decision in which race Group One winner Merchant Navy makes his return will be made after the release of ...
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Shillelagh

Shillelagh to run in CF Orr Stakes

Shillelagh will return to Melbourne from Sydney to try to add to her Group One record in the C F ...
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Tony Gollan-trained Ef Troop &  to target Slipper

Tony Gollan-trained Ef Troop & to target Slipper

Tony Gollan-trained two-year-olds Outback Barbie and Ef Troop are about to return to his stable to prepare for a Golden ...
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She Will Reign

Ben Melham gets back aboard She Will Reign

The successful Golden Slipper pairing of She Will Reign and Ben Melham will be reunited in the Inglis Sprint at ...
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Sergeant Blast

Sergeant Blast impressive winner at New Plymouth

A short break over the busy Christmas racing period has worked the oracle for handy sprinter-miler Sergeant Blast. The consistent ...
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Pendleton wins Dunedin Gold Cup

Pendleton wins Listed Dunedin Gold Cup

Visiting Canterbury galloper Pendleton came of age at Wingatui on Saturday when she downed her mainly older rivals with a ...
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Yulong Warrior

Yulong Warrior & Ejaaby higghlight winners from Meydan racing

Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday was highlighted by an impressive performance by promising 3-year-old Yulong Warrior, as well as ...
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Michael Cahill

Brisbane jockeys Cahill, Stewart & Michael Murphy warned on whip use

Queensland stewards have warned they will not ease up on penalties for whip rule breaches after fining three jockeys at ...
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Gingernuts

Gingernuts almost ready to go home to NZ

Gingernuts is almost ready to return home to New Zealand after months recovering from injury in Victoria ...
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Faugheen

Faugheen beaten in Irish Champion Hurdle

Faugheen has had to settle for second behind Supasundae in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown ...
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Hello

Hello wins thoroughbred 2000m handicap at Al Ain

Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by a 1600m handicap for which seven went to post but only ...
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Eagle Way

John Moore’s HK Derby hopes go head to head in Centenary Vase

BMW Hong Kong Derby candidates Ruthven and Rivet will face in-form stablemate Eagle Way in a select line-up for Sunday’s ...
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Tommy Tucker

Tommy Tucker wins Group 3 White Robe Lodge at Wingatui

Shane Anderton couldn’t have been prouder of the stable veteran Tommy Tucker on his home turf on Saturday. The Wingatui ...
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Beefeater

Beefeater wins Group 2 Taranaki Cup

Christopher Grace’s celebrations on Saturday were topped off in style at New Plymouth. The prominent Hunterville breeder and owner’s familiar ...
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Treasure

Tony Pike rates Treasure the best NZ Oaks filly he’s trained

Tony Pike can’t hide his regard for his Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) candidate Treasure. “I think she’s one ...
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Bit Lippy

Bit Lippy wins Group 3 Phoenix Park 2YO Classic

Talented youngster Bit Lippy deservedly broke through for the first victory of his fledgling career at New Plymouth with a ...
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Ron Stewart charges home on Colour

Ron Stewart charges home on Colour

Comeback jockey Ron Stewart has continued his recent success after getting a late call-up to ride outsider Colour Charge at ...
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Darren Gauci unplaced in final race ride

Darren Gauci unplaced in final race ride

After a win earlier in the day an emotional Darren Gauci has finished out of the placings on Longeron at ...
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Apprentice jockey Andrew Adkins rides In Her Time to victory

Adkins, Smith share first stakes success

Breeders' Classic outsider In Her Time has given trainer Ben Smith and apprentice jockey Andrew Adkins their first stakes wins ...
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Oakleigh Plate option for Thermal Current

Oakleigh Plate option for Thermal Current

A Listed win at Caulfield could have earned sprinter Thermal Current a crack at the Group One Oakleigh Plate ...
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Legless Veuve wins Manfred Stakes

Legless Veuve wins Manfred Stakes

Legless Veuve has scored a win over the colts and geldings in the Manfred Stakes at Caulfield on her path ...
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In Her Time

In Her Time clocks its rivals to claim the Breeders Classic

IN Her Time has handed young trainer Benjamin Smith the biggest win of his burgeoning race career after the mare ...
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Man From Uncle wins Eskimo Prince Stakes

Man From Uncle wins Eskimo Prince Stakes

The Anthony Cummings-trained Man From Uncle has resumed to beat a field of promising three-year-olds in the Eskimo Prince Stakes ...
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Legless Veuve

3YO Filly Legless Veuve upsets the boys in the Manfred Stakes

UNWANTED by punters in the betting market, Legless Veuve defied the odds to win the Group 3 Manfred Stakes at ...
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Man From Uncle

Randwick Guineas awaits Man From Uncle after Eskimo Prince win

THE Anthony Cummings-trained Man From Uncle has made a spectacular return to racing and will now eye off its first ...
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Glenrowan Prince gives Hann first city win

Glenrowan Prince gives Hann first city win

Bendigo trainer Kym Hann has celebrated his first city win with five-year-old gelding Glenrowan Prince at Caulfield ...
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Tough Blue Diamond decision for Williams

Tough Blue Diamond decision for Williams

Craig Williams has collected a winning two-year-old double at Caulfield and now has the choice of five mounts in the ...
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Divine Service on best behaviour at Farm

Divine Service on best behaviour at Farm

The quirky Divine Service has been on his best behaviour to score a solid win in the Open Handicap at ...
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Dal Cielo in back-to-back wins for Lees

Dal Cielo in back-to-back wins for Lees

Former New Zealand star Dal Cielo has regained his mojo, winning his second Sydney race for new trainer Kris Lees ...
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Jukebox stamps Diamond claims at Caulfield

Jukebox stamps Diamond claims at Caulfield

Two-year-old Jukebox has made it two wins from as many starts in the Inglis Premier at Caulfield to stamp himself ...
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Formality

Formality rockets into Blue Diamond favouritism after Stakes win

BOOKMAKERS were forced to quickly adjust their Blue Diamond markets when the talented Lindsay Park filly Formality won The Chairman's ...
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Red Hot Miss in Eagle Farm upset

Red Hot Miss in Eagle Farm upset

Red Hot Miss has run up to her Toowoomba jump-out form to upset a field of smart two-year-olds at Eagle ...
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Yulong Yongxing

Yendall sends punters mad after poor ride at Morphettville

LOOK away now if you backed $1.70 favourite Yulong Yongxing in the third race at Morphettville. Victorian veteran jockey Dean ...
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Jukebox

Jukebox franks Blue Diamond favouritism with Inglis Premier win

CIARON Maher was confident about the chances of Jukebox when we spoke to him earlier this week, and that confidence ...
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Darren Gauci rides a winner on final day

Darren Gauci rides a winner on final day

Senior jockeys have turned out in the winners' enclosure to welcome the retiring Darren Gauci after his win on Goodwill ...
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Veranillo books Slipper spot for Godolphin

Veranillo books Slipper spot for Godolphin

Veranillo has added to Godolphin's recent record in the Lonhro Plate by winning the Listed race for two-year-olds at Randwick ...
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Veranillo

Veranillo set for Slipper after impressive Hinchinbrook Plate win

GODOLPHIN could have another Golden Slipper prospect on its hands after two-year-old Veranillo maintained its unbeaten run in the Hinchinbrook Plate ...
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Gauci bows out with a winner at Caulfield

Gauci bows out with a winner at Caulfield

Senior jockeys have turned out in the winners' enclosure to welcome the retiring Darren Gauci back after his win on ...
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Hot Ruby breaks drought at Caulfield

Hot Ruby breaks drought at Caulfield

The Luke Oliver-trained Hot Ruby has broken through for her first win for 21 months at Caulfield ...
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Hot Ruby

Addition of blinkers lands Hot Ruby the opener at Caulfield

IT had been 660 days since six-year-old mare Hot Ruby had crossed the line in first, but the addition of ...
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Hobart Derby win for Gai Waterhouse

Hobart Derby win for Gai Waterhouse

Northwest Passage has given trainer Gai Waterhouse a first Tasmanian Derby and will be aimed at even bigger races ...
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