Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 5th April

This day 5th April 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.


Grandslam

Track gallop to determine Derby start

A start in the Australian Derby at Randwick for Grandslam hinges on a track gallop ahead of the barrier draw ...
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Tamworth betting tips & quaddie picks | Tuesday, April 06

Tamworth betting tips & quaddie picks | Tuesday, April 06

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for Tamworth races held on Tuesday, April 06. See all the top tipping picks, ...
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Horse racing at Bendigo

Bendigo betting preview, tips & odds | Tuesday, April 06

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for Bendigo race held on Tuesday, April 6. See all the top tips, best ...
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Udyta Clarke released from hospital after brain bleed| Punt Drunk

Udyta Clarke released from hospital after brain bleed| Punt Drunk

Punt Drunk Daily brings you all the latest horse racing news and controversies around Australia, including the latest update on ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | April 5, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 5, 2021

Easter Monday racing around the country sees the six horse racing meetings being held around the country today. Our racing ...
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Chris Waller

Waller to choose Queen Elizabeth team

Trainer Chris Waller Queen Elizabeth Stakes team will be headed by Verry Elleegant but he has yet to decide who ...
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Redzel

Redzel nearing the end of career

Co-trainer Peter Snowden has flagged the retirement of star sprinter Redzel after his Group One third in the TJ Smith ...
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Tom Melbourne

Popular galloper Tom Melbourne retired

Nine-year-old gelding Tom Melbourne, who notched six wins and 14 seconds from 51 starts, has been retired and will reside ...
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Melody Belle

Melody Belle to back up in Queen Elizabeth

Melody Belle will back up from her Doncaster Mile fourth into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in which she will face ...
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Wilde has headache over Warrnambool target

Wilde has headache over Warrnambool target

With two feature steeplechases on the one day at the revamped Warrnambool carnival, trainer Symon Wilde is considering his options ...
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Eric The Eel

Kendrick hopes for reversal on Qld Derby

Trainer Stuart Kendrick is hoping there will be a reversal of the decision to scrap the Queensland Derby ...
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Brandenburg

Sargent mulling his options with Brandenburg

A possible tilt at the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) in a fortnight or a stint in the spelling ...
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Zebrowski

Zebrowski brightens Windsor Park bubble

A stirring performance from promising three-year-old Zebrowski in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), at just his sixth career start, ...
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Peter V'landys

Racing NSW announces prize money cuts

Racing NSW has announced prize money cuts of 20 per cent at the top end and 10 per cent for ...
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Donna Logan

Lockdown logistics top priority for kiwi trainer in Singapore

Ex-pat Kiwi trainer Donna Logan will spend the next few days putting the logistics in place for her Kranji-based stable ...
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Brendan Parnell

Pressure to reinstate Qld winter carnival

Clubs, breeders and some trainers are pushing for Racing Queensland to reverse its decision to scrap the winter carnival ...
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Tony Gollan

Gollan milestone in sad circumstances

Trainer Tony Gollan has reached a century of winners for a season for the fourth time, a feat overshadowed by ...
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virtual Grand National

Potters Corner wins virtual Grand National

Potters Corner has jumped to glory in the Virtual Grand National with dual winner Tiger Roll fourth in the simulated ...
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Matt Dunn looking at three feature races

Matt Dunn looking at three feature races

Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn has runners in feature races at Toowoomba in Queensland and Randwick in Sydney ...
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Seymour trainer given six-month suspension

Seymour trainer given six-month suspension

Michael Quadara has been suspended for six months by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board and barred from entering the ...
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Snowdens launch three-pronged Sires' raid

Snowdens launch three-pronged Sires’ raid

Paul Snowden, co-trainer of Strasbourg, believes the colt will be suited by a quick back-up and drier track when he ...
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Waller trio on trial for Oaks at Randwick

Waller trio on trial for Oaks at Randwick

The Adrian Knox Stakes performances of Chris Waller-trained stablemates Zalette, Romani Girl and Welsh Legend will determine Oaks plans for ...
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Fast facts about the TJ Smith Stakes

Fast facts about the TJ Smith Stakes

Everything you need to know about Saturday's $2.5 million weight-for-age race at Randwick ...
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NZ trainer Trevor McKee dies aged 81

NZ trainer Trevor McKee dies aged 81

New Zealand trainer Trevor McKee, famous worldwide for the deeds of champion Sunline, has died aged 81 ...
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Stokes with two strong Caulfield chances

Stokes with two strong Caulfield chances

Trainer Phillip Stokes has scratched one of his Caulfield entrants but still has two strong chances at the meeting ...
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Opie Bosson

Probabeel thriving ahead of Sires’ Produce

Trainer Jamie Richards is delighted with the condition of quality Kiwi filly Probabeel as she prepares to tackle a hot ...
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Violate gains a start in G1 Doncaster Mile

Violate gains a start in G1 Doncaster Mile

The scratching of El Dorado Dreaming from the $3 million Doncaster Mile has enabled Violate to gain a start in ...
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Gutsy Fiscal Fantasy takes out Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes

Gutsy Fiscal Fantasy takes out Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes

Cambridge galloper Fiscal Fantasy had to call on all her reserves on Friday to take out the Group 3 Property ...
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Another charge for trainer Ben Currie

Another charge for trainer Ben Currie

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie will now answer a total of 42 separate allegations after stewards brought a further swab irregularity ...
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Moroney duo head Derby market

Moroney duo head Derby market

Mike Moroney is in a strong position going into Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick with the two ...
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Maher with two chances in Anniversary Vase

Maher with two chances in Anniversary Vase

Consistent mare Naantali and Japanese import Kemono form a two-pronged attack on the Anniversary Vase at Caulfield for the Ciaron ...
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Magnapal gearing towards Warrnambool Cup

Magnapal gearing towards Warrnambool Cup

Warrnambool trainer Daniel Bowman has plans to tackle his hometown Cup with Magnapal who progresses his campaign at Caulfield ...
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Group One Doncaster Mile facts and figures

Group One Doncaster Mile facts and figures

Facts, figures and history of the Group One $3 million Doncaster Mile, the feature race at Randwick on the first ...
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Rondinella could still run in Sydney Cup

Rondinella could still run in Sydney Cup

New Zealand mare Rondinella could still run in the Sydney Cup if she continues to please after her Group One ...
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Bowman, Godolphin to be G1 force

Bowman, Godolphin to be G1 force

Hugh Bowman will team up with the in-form Godolphin stable in three of the four Group One races at Randwick, ...
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Signs are better for Emphasis in Cup

Signs are better for Emphasis in Cup

Stayer Emphasis has had a turn of fortunes as his trainer Richie Stephenson chases his first Toowoomba Cup ...
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Zahra chasing a second Australian Derby

Zahra chasing a second Australian Derby

A recent barrier trial at Randwick has boosted jockey Mark Zahra's confidence about the chances of Declarationofheart giving him a ...
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El Dorado Dreaming out of Doncaster

El Dorado Dreaming out of Doncaster

El Dorado Dreaming has been withdrawn from the Doncaster Mile at Randwick with the Brent Stanley-trained Violate gaining a start ...
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Payne with chance at another Doncaster

Payne with chance at another Doncaster

Having won the Doncaster as an apprentice jockey 27 years ago, Patrick Payne will now try to win the Group ...
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First Group One ride for King in Doncaster

First Group One ride for King in Doncaster

Apprentice Lachlan King is looking forward to the challenge of riding in a Group One race for the first time ...
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Berry & Madison a match made in Championships heaven

Berry & Madison a match made in Championships heaven

Popular Australian jockey Tommy Berry will have plenty of New Zealand race fans cheering him on this Saturday when the ...
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Andertons set to plunder Riccarton spoils

Andertons set to plunder Riccarton spoils

The Brian and Shane Anderton-trained Gallant Boy will head into the Listed Christchurch Casino Easter Cup (1600m) in a freshened ...
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Sovereign Nation ready for Weetwood

Sovereign Nation ready for Weetwood

Trainer Matt Dunn has Sovereign Nation ready to fire in the Listed Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba ...
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Al Ain Doubles For Al Balushi, Oertel And Al Nabooda

Al Ain Doubles For Al Balushi, Oertel And Al Nabooda

Racing at Al Ain on Thursday evening proved a memorable occasion for Omani apprentice Saif Al Balushi who partnered a ...
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Pride of Dubai connections 2015

Sires’ Produce Stakes facts and figures

What you need to know about the $1 million Group One Sires' Produce Stakes ...
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Randwick Championships

Doncaster Mile facts and figures

Facts, figures and history of the Group One $3 million Doncaster Mile, the feature race at Randwick on Saturday ...
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Encryption's family link to Sires' Produce

Encryption’s family link to Sires’ Produce

Well-bred colt Encryption gets his chance to try to add his name to the Sires' Produce Stakes honour roll when ...
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No Show Cause hearing for Robert Smerdon

No Show Cause hearing for Robert Smerdon

Written submission handed to Racing Victoria stewards giving certain undertakings means trainer Robert Smerdon's show cause hearing will not go ...
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Arbeitsam back in distance for Doncaster

Arbeitsam back in distance for Doncaster

Gai Waterhouse is looking for a record eighth Doncaster Mile with Arbeitsam who has been set on a different pathway ...
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Tavistock Abbey on Queensland Derby path

Tavistock Abbey on Queensland Derby path

Three-year-old Tavistock Abbey makes his return in the Listed Bendigo Guineas ahead of a Brisbane campaign aimed at the Group ...
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Randwick Guineas

Country Cship qualifier cleared to run

Country Championship qualifier Ferniehirst has been cleared to run in the $500,000 final at Randwick despite an irregular swab ...
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Kyneton racing tips

Kyneton betting tips & form for Friday, April 6

KYNETON is racing this Friday and we're excited about what's to come. Got no idea which way you should go ...
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Chautauqua

TJ Smith Stakes facts and figures

What you need to know about the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes ...
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Jones to be remembered one year on

Jones to be remembered one year on

Northern NSW jockey Darren Jones will be remembered one year on from his death in a race fall at Warialda ...
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Third time lucky for English in TJ Smith

Third time lucky for English in TJ Smith

Adrian Bott says English will need luck in running against quality opposition to improve on minor placings in the past ...
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Group 1 tips for Day one of The Championships

Group 1 tips for Day one of The Championships

THE time has finally arrived, day one of The Championships is upon us. There's more quality racing on one day ...
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Observational aims for third Golden Mile

Observational aims for third Golden Mile

Trainer John Sadler has set Observational for a first-up shot at the Listed Golden Mile at Bendigo, a race he ...
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Williams ready for Country Championships

Williams ready for Country Championships

Trainer Danny Williams says his highly-fancied gelding Don't Give A Damn looks fantastic ahead of Saturday's Country Championships at Randwick ...
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Mongolian Khan wins the 2015 Australian Derby

Fast facts about the Australian Derby

A look at the Australian Derby - the blue riband for three-year-olds ...
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Luckless Young hoping for Derby upset

Luckless Young hoping for Derby upset

Co-trainer Natalie Young is pinning her hopes on Belfast, Salsamor and Main Stage overcoming awkward draws to create an upset ...
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Matt McGillivray outed for a month

Matt McGillivray outed for a month

Jockey Matt McGillivray has been suspended for a month for his handling of Mr Epic in a race at Doomben ...
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Half-brothers to chase Bendigo double

Half-brothers to chase Bendigo double

Half-brothers and stablemates Divine Mr Tycoon and Divine Mr Artie will head to Bendigo to chase a winning double ...
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Waller chasing first Toowoomba win

Waller chasing first Toowoomba win

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller has his first runners at Toowoomba and is hoping for a feature race success ...
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Thursday NZ racing briefs - Te Aroha next for Hanger

Thursday NZ racing briefs – Te Aroha next for Hanger

Capable three-year-old Hanger will make his next appearance at Te Aroha later this month. The son of O’Reilly, who ran ...
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Dalby market movers for Thursday, April 5

Dalby market movers for Thursday, April 5

RACING in the sunshine state is at Dalby today and punters have a solid seven race card in which to ...
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Bary hoping Miss Wilson will prosper from last year’s miss

Bary hoping Miss Wilson will prosper from last year’s miss

Lessons learned from last year's tilt at the Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) could be ...
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Jim Orman

James Orman reaches 400 winners

James Orman has ridden his 400th winner as he gets back on track after a fall and has been booked ...
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Winx to have race day gallop at Randwick

Winx to have race day gallop at Randwick

Champion Winx will have a gallop between races on the opening day of The Championships at Randwick ahead of her ...
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Benalla market movers for Thursday, April 5

Benalla market movers for Thursday, April 5

BENALLA is back this Thursday and we're excited about what's to come. We have your tips sorted for the meet, ...
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Donizetti shaping up for course and distance test

Donizetti shaping up for course and distance test

Smart mare Donizetti has a gilt-edged opportunity to add black type to her record on her favourite track on Friday ...
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Hawkesbury market movers for Thursday, April 5

Hawkesbury market movers for Thursday, April 5

SYDNEY is gearing up for The Championships this weekend, but before we get to Saturday Hawkesbury has a solid eight ...
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Positive signs for Brisbane-bound Chocante

Positive signs for Brisbane-bound Chocante

A glowing report from a Group 1-winning jockey has boosted trainer Stephen Marsh’s confidence ahead of another Australian campaign for ...
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Suncraze

Country Cship qualifier subject of inquiry

Country Championship qualifier Ferniehirst is the subject of an inquiry into a positive swab ...
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A $2.4 million colt by Medaglia D'Oro

Colt fetches $2.4 million at Easter sale

A $2.4 million colt by Medaglia D'Oro is one of 10 yearlings to reach a million dollars or more after ...
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Oaks in SA a possibility for Spanner Head

Oaks in SA a possibility for Spanner Head

A midweek win at Sandown could prove a launching pad to the Group One Australasian Oaks for the Archie Alexander-trained ...
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Journeyman apprentice makes Sydney grade

Journeyman apprentice makes Sydney grade

The wait is over for Irish-born apprentice jockey Lee Maggorian who has celebrated his first win in Sydney at Warwick ...
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Bel Burgess keeps winning streak going

Bel Burgess keeps winning streak going

Bel Burgess has made it four straight victories with an all-the-way win at Sandown ...
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Winx to race with synthetic hoof filler

Winx to race with synthetic hoof filler

Winx will race in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with synthetic hoof filler in one of her feet, something trainer Chris ...
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Wigglesworth win fools many

Wigglesworth win fools many

Wigglesworth has won a race at the Sunshine Coast in a deceptive finish ...
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Merchant Navy takes lesser win at Sandown

Merchant Navy takes lesser win at Sandown

A midweek Sandown victory could lead to a Group One Sydney win for two-year-old Merchant Navy ...
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Fox to play over shorter distance

Fox to play over shorter distance

Foxplay can steal some of the limelight from her stable neighbour Winx when she runs in the Group One Coolmore ...
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Chautauqua

The greatest grey horses in thoroughbred racing history

IN a world full of brown horses, it always pays to be grey. Chautauqua’s astonishing performance in the 2017 TJ ...
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Purcell to weigh up options for Falcool

Purcell to weigh up options for Falcool

Stakes winning three-year-old Falcool is an acceptor at Caulfield and Morphettville with trainer Aaron Purcell weighing up options for the ...
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Track no excuse for Upstart Pride

Track no excuse for Upstart Pride

Trainer Michael Nolan has a strong hand at Toowoomba on Saturday with top chances in the Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba ...
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New chance for NZ trainers in Sydney Cup

New chance for NZ trainers in Sydney Cup

A change of ownership for Chance to Dance has handed New Zealand trainers Jamie Richards and Stephen Autridge an unexpected ...
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Missrock

Only seven runners front up for poorly-timed Percy Sykes Stakes

THE ATC is wanting 18 group one races during The Championships, which is achievable, and the first race to make ...
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Jeff Lloyd sets Brisbane riding record

Jeff Lloyd sets Brisbane riding record

Jeff Lloyd has taken only two rides back from a suspension to pass Chris Munce's record for the most wins ...
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HorseBetting twitter chat

Twitter tells the story of Chautauqua inspiring the racing world

UNLESS you have been on a self-imposed media blackout since Saturday, we have no doubt you have seen and probably ...
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International travel on hold for Jameka

International travel on hold for Jameka

Jameka is making steady progress from travel sickness but her international campaign has been cancelled for the time being ...
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QEII tips

Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting, form and free tips

PUNTERS have all but written off the Queen Elizabeth Stakes as a good betting race, but there is value to ...
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Lasqueti Spirit

Lasqueti Spirit tracking comfortably towards Australian Oaks

THE Lee Curtis-trained Lasqueti Spirit caused a massive $101 upset in the Crown Oaks at Flemington in the spring, but ...
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RV releases racing schedule for 2017/18

RV releases racing schedule for 2017/18

A trial of 10 Monday-free race days in Victoria between January and March is a feature of the 2017/18 season ...
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Racing Victoria

Racing Victoria to trial race-free Mondays next season

RACING Victoria has announced its dates for the 2017/18 season which will see a dramatic increase in race-free days. Starting ...
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NSW racing news

The United States holds sway in QE Stakes

Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite The United States will start from a midfield barrier in the $4 million race ...
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Vic racing

Jacqui’s Joy poised for Sandown engagement

Dual-nominated filly Jacqui's Joy will line up at Sandown as she continues on a path towards the Group One Australasian ...
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NSW racing news

Barrier 2 for Criterion in Queen Elizabeth

Last year's winner Criterion has barrier two for his Queen Elizabeth Stakes defence with the favourite The United States in ...
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NSW racing news

Winx’s little brother fetches $2.3 million

A half-brother to champion mare Winx will join the Gai Waterhouse stable after Hussain Lootah paid $2.3 million for the ...
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NSW racing news

Winx’s little brother fetches $2.3 million

A half-brother to champion mare Winx will join the Gai Waterhouse stable after Hussain Lootah paid $2.3 million for the ...
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Vic racing

Stakes race aims in Adelaide for Amarela

Nigel Blackiston is aiming Amarela towards stakes races in Adelaide and believes she is on target to make her presence ...
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NSW racing news

Winx’s half-brother sells for $2.3 million

Winx's younger half-brother has so far been the top seller at the Easter Yearling Sale, fetching $2.3 million ...
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Vic racing

Stackhouse back to ride in G1 in Sydney

Daniel Stackhouse has resumed trackwork after a recent race fall at Stawell and is preparing to ride Coronation Shallan in ...
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NSW racing news

Cummings keeps believing in ATC Oaks filly

Trainer Anthony Cummings is keeping the faith that Believe can out-perform her odds in the Australian Oaks ...
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NSW racing news

Molloy, Zarhron chase first city success

There's not too many sharper horses in the bush than Zarhron and trainer Andrew Molloy is hoping the sprinter's speed ...
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NSW racing tips

Quaddie tips for the Warwick Farm April 6 Wednesday races

THIS week the quaddie moves to Warwick Farm with four good-sized fields on the card. The talent of thoroughbreds on ...
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NSW racing news

The United States favourite for QE Stakes

Queen Elizabeth Stakes late entry The United States is the favourite for the $4 million race with Winx a non-starter ...
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NSW racing news

Field of 14 for Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller will be represented by Preferment in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes after ruliing star mare Winx ...
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NSW racing news

Winx out of Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller says the decision not to run Winx in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes is in the best interests ...
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NSW racing news

Winx to miss Queen Elizabeth

Trainer Chris Waller has ruled champion mare Winx out of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ...
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