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Tuesday, May 30 2017

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller will have seven runners in the field of 16 for Saturday's Queensland Oaks.

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Monday, May 29 2017

John O’Shea will be allocated stables at Royal Randwick following the departure of James Cummings to take up the role as head Australian trainer for Godolphin.

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Monday, May 29 2017

The iconic Melbourne Cup will visit Australia's red centre and New Zealand as part of a four-month annual tour.

Posted by: AT 02:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, May 29 2017

Blake Shinn will take up a short-term contract to ride for leading trainer Wesley Ward in the United States during the Australian winter.

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Monday, May 29 2017

Brisbane's premier raceday featuring the A$1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap will be run at Doomben in another significant outcome over issues with the Eagle Farm track.

Posted by: AT 02:39 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, May 29 2017

Jockey Dwayne Dunn has been suspended after an inquiry into a fall at Geelong that left Regan Bayliss with a fractured wrist.

Posted by: AT 02:35 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, May 27 2017

A record-equalling Sandown treble for leading trainer Darren Weir has been soured by a $3,000 fine from Racing Victoria stewards.

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Saturday, May 27 2017

Niccanova is the horse Steve Tregea most looks forward to seeing when he gets out of bed each morning.

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Saturday, May 27 2017

The Brisbane Racing Club has denied it has any plans to move the remaining two meetings of the Brisbane winter carnival after the Eagle Farm track again chopped up.

Posted by: AT 05:23 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, May 27 2017

It seems Irish jockey John Allen can win on anything at the moment - especially when it's trained by Darren Weir.

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Saturday, May 27 2017

Trainer Kris Lees has been quick to send a message to officials after Clearly Innocent demolished the Gr. 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup field at Eagle Farm.

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Friday, May 26 2017

A tearful Brian Smith has a warning for his rivals after the trainer turned back the clock 41 years to win his second Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Eagle Farm.

Posted by: AT 03:58 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, May 26 2017

The flat ability of Gold Medals has shone through over the concluding stages of the Australian Steeplechase at Sandown.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Robert Heathcote had the last laugh after Kaiser Franz scored an upset win in the Group Three Premier's Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

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Friday, May 26 2017

Egg Tart has been given a conditioning barrier trial ahead of her attempt to add the Queensland Oaks to her Group One victory in the Schweppes Oaks in Adelaide.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Country trainer Andrew Dale is weighing up options for his last-start winner Lautaro.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Having grown up in the country, trainer Symon Wilde well remembers the older style of training horses.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

A persistent wind issue has forced the retirement of the 2015 Karaka Million winner Hardline.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Jeff Lloyd, who at Ipswich on Wednesday set a new record for winners in a season in Queensland when he partnered his 156th winner of the period, wants to get his name on the Group One winners' list.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

With winter approaching and Melbourne racing in the off-season, a German-bred import creates a lot of interest at Sandown.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Clearly Innocent can prove he is more than a one-track wonder when he runs in the Gr. 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup at Eagle Farm.

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Wednesday, May 24 2017

Veteran jockey Jeff Lloyd has set a Queensland record for the number of wins in a season, aptly aboard a horse trained by his main supporter, Toby Edmonds.

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Monday, May 22 2017

James Cummings has been appointed to succeed John O'Shea as Godolphin's head trainer in Australia.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Darren Weir has decided on a change of plans with Black Heart Bart and the gelding will now head to Brisbane for a Group One race at Eagle Farm.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Ballarat horseman Simon Morrish will take over the stables of suspended trainer Matt Cumani in a caretaker role.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Michelle Payne has been honoured with an international award for excellence in equestrian sports.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Bonny O'Reilly (NZ) (O'Reilly) has signalled her readiness for stakes company and earned a trip to Brisbane with a dominant win at Rosehill.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

The sky could be the limit for New Universe (NZ) (Darci Brahma), and so to are sprint distances as enticements like The Everest loom on the horizon.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Former New Zealand filly Aloisia (NZ) (Azamour) has made an impressive start to her Australian career with victory at Flemington.

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Thursday, May 18 2017

Less than two weeks into his new job, Darren Beadman is poised to become just the second person to ride and subsequently train a winner of the Doomben Cup.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

The Virginian takes an important step to a second attempt to win the Gr. 1 Stradbroke Handicap when he returns to racing at Doomben.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

The third of trainer Darren Weir's Doomben Cup runners has arrived safely in Brisbane from Melbourne after some tense times with travel delays.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Jockey Tommy Berry holds no fears about exciting New Zealand import New Universe coming back in distance at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

If Cylinder Beach wins the Doomben Cup, it will mean far more than a Gr.1 triumph and a A$416,000 booty to the group of owners.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Trainer Helen Page has breathed a sigh of relief with tough gelding Rudy scraping into the field for the Doomben Cup.

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Tuesday, May 16 2017

Five-time Melbourne Cup-winning owner Lloyd Williams says he's delighted to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Champion mare Winx joins Sunline and Black Caviar as the only three horses to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame while still racing.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Rageese holds an entry for the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 10, a race in which Thorn Park claimed his ninth win and first at Group One level at his final start before retiring to Windsor Park in 2004.

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Monday, May 15 2017

Leading trainer Ciaron Maher and his former racing manager Ben Connolly have been charged following an investigation into the ownership bona fides of five horses including Group One winner Azkadellia.

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Monday, May 15 2017

New South Wales jockey Bobby El-Issa has been outed for four months for his handling of a horse in a Goulburn maiden.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

A capacity field of 20 plus three emergencies has been declared for Adelaide's premier open sprint, the A$1 million Goodwood.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

A Wyong two-year-old maiden could be a defining moment for leading sire Snitzel.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Trainer Desleigh Forster is confident in-form jockey Jim Byrne can to help her break a 34-year drought for Brisbane horses in the Group One Doomben Cup.

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Sunday, May 14 2017

Red Cardinal has confirmed he is back on a Melbourne Cup path with his win in the Gr. 2 Oleander-Rennen at Hoppegarten in Germany.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Not long after two Group One-winning three-year-olds left Mick Price's stable, a multiple winner at the highest level made his return.

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Saturday, May 13 2017
Trainer Darren Weir and jockey John Allen have made it back-to-back South Australian Derby victories, with Volatile Mix taking out the Classic at Morphettville.
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Saturday, May 13 2017

Trainer Peter Snowden and jockey Jim Byrne's attention to detail paid off when they combined with Redzel for an all-the-way win in the Doomben 10,000.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

France, the second stringer from the Snowden stable, has claimed the scalp of Group One winner Prized Icon in the A$400,000 Scone Guineas.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

Racing Victoria has announced an increase of A$15.5 million in prize-money for the 2017-18 season, with a total of A$214 million on offer.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

The Chris Waller-trained Hursley has snapped a run of second placings with a victory at Caulfield.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Promising three-year-old stayer Mongolian Wolf has been scratched from the Rough Habit Plate at Doomben because of transport problems but is still expected contest the Queensland Derby.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

The Gr.1 South Australian Derby will be watched more eagerly than most by Inglewood Stud General Manager Gus Wigley on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

After winning Adelaide's first A$1 million race, Melbourne trainer Mick Price has one of the leading chances for another Group One race at Morphettville.

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Thursday, May 11 2017

The Doomben track is expected to recover from overnight rain to be in the soft range for the first Group One meeting of the Brisbane carnival.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

After watching the Kentucky Derby from the Churchill Downs stand as a fan, Chris Waller will be back to business at Scone.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young will give Anaheim his chance at Group One level in Saturday's South Australian Derby.

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Wednesday, May 10 2017

Darren Beadman is figuratively back in the saddle, taking little time to prepare his first winner as Godolphin's interim trainer in Australia.

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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Group One regular Famous Seamus has certainly gone the distance in a career spanning 57 starts and now, in the twilight of his racing life, he is being challenged to go the extra mile.

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Tuesday, May 09 2017

A start for the former New Zealand three-year-old Mongolian Wolf in Saturday's Gr.3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben is in doubt.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

Egg Tart will continue her travels in search of another Oaks win to go with her triumph in South Australia.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

South Australian Derby favourite Odeon heads to his Group One assignment in Adelaide off a near-faultless campaign since being gelded.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

High flying apprentice Beau Mertens has decided to knock back a Group One opportunity to continue his push for the Melbourne jockeys' premiership.

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Saturday, May 06 2017

A stakes race at Scone was beyond her but Untamed Diamond has proved a cut above at Rosehill to continue her progression to black type since arriving from New Zealand.

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Friday, May 05 2017

The Bjorn Baker-trained Bonny O'Reilly saluted to the punters' delight in the Your Local Greengrocer Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Beau Mertens made a deliberate decision to stay in Melbourne on Saturday and it paid dividends as he moved within two winners of metropolitan premiership leader Craig Williams with a treble at Flemington.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Recent recruit New Universe has made a sparkling Australian debut at Rosehill for trainer Chris Waller.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Viridine has made a successful beginning to his racing career at Rosehill, with New Zealand jockey Rory Hutchings also enjoying a fresh start.

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Friday, May 05 2017

A change of scene and track conditions will ideally invigorate Preferment (NZ) (Zabeel) on the Gold Coast, as the multiple Group One-winner seeks a return to form before the Doomben Cup.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Trainer Desleigh Forster is hoping the Sydney autumn carnival form is a good guide so she can become only the second Queensland trainer to win the Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast.

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Friday, May 05 2017

Almost a week after reports surfaced that John O'Shea had resigned as its head Australian trainer, Godolphin has confirmed he has stepped down.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Trainer Shane Nichols is confident his Group One winning filly I Am A Star is ready to add another elite level victory to her already impressive resume in Saturday's Gr.1 UBET Classic (1200m) at Morphettville.

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Thursday, May 04 2017

Queensland Derby hopes will be put to the test when Top Of The Range races in the clockwise direction for the first time at Rosehill.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Capacity fields have been declared for both the Australasian Oaks and Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide.

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Monday, May 01 2017

One of Victoria's top jumpers will continue his preparation for another feature steeplechase win with a run on the flat at Flemington.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Training partners Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have lodged an appeal against their conviction and A$5,000 fine on a conduct charge.

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Monday, May 01 2017

A field of 12 plus three emergencies has been declared for Australia's most gruelling race, the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool.

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Monday, May 01 2017

Speculation about a new Australian head trainer for Godolphin continues despite no confirmation that John O'Shea has resigned.

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Monday, May 01 2017

While he is happy Rebel Dane has found a home at stud, trainer Gary Portelli admits it will be hard to see him leave the stable.

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