Horse Racing

Wed 23 Oct 2019

‘The world has changed’: Lloyd calls for whip ban

premium_icon ‘The world has changed’: Lloyd calls for whip ban

Record-breaking owner Lloyd Williams has urged Australian racing authorities to be “proactive” and ban the use of whips.

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Avilius back on track after scare

Avilius back on track after scare

Stewards have cleared Avilius to race in the Cox Pate, while the forecast for rain later in the week is another good sign for the former race favourite.

‘This was his target race’: Maher miffed by omission

‘This was his target race’: Maher miffed by omission

Trainer Ciaron Maher is adamant the Moonee Valley Racing Club committee erred by overlooking triple Group 1 winner Humidor for a spot in the $5m Cox Plate.

School fees behind million-dollar bookie sting

premium_icon School fees behind million-dollar bookie sting

The aptly named I Got Chills did exactly that to bookies around the country when she bolted in at Flemington 14 years ago.

Cox Plate: Winx's great rival misses start

Cox Plate: Winx's great rival misses start

The Cox Plate field has been locked in, and there's one notable omission.

Stable's growing success at Ipswich racetrack

premium_icon Stable's growing success at Ipswich racetrack

The win of Devil's Temptation was the sixth for the Sears stable for the season at Ipswich.

Mon 21 Oct 2019

Colt tipped to make Cox Plate cut

Colt tipped to make Cox Plate cut

Trainer Richard Litt believes Castelvecchio can follow the lead of The Everest winner Yes Yes Yes.

Caulfield Cup winner cops Melbourne Cup penalty

premium_icon Caulfield Cup winner cops Melbourne Cup penalty

Mer De Glace has jumped to first in the order of entry but will have to overcome a weights penalty to repeat the feat.

Bart’s ‘free hit’ in Cox Plate chase

Bart’s ‘free hit’ in Cox Plate chase

The connections of veteran galloper Black Heart Bart have paid the steep late entry fee to run in the Cox Plate.

"I truly hope you break your f------ neck": Jockey attacked

"I truly hope you break your f------ neck": Jockey attacked

Disgusting messages have been sent to Queensland jockey Laura Cheshire after she revealed her former racehorse had been tortured before being killed.

Racing wrap: Shock losses for champions

Racing wrap: Shock losses for champions

Three global superstars have tasted defeat in some of the biggest races in the world.

4000 enjoy fun Caulfield Cup

premium_icon 4000 enjoy fun Caulfield Cup

They were like bees to the honeypot as over 4000 people swarmed onto Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse on Saturday celebrating all things good about horse...

Sun 20 Oct 2019

Tough Enough to Wear Pink thrills Rocky

premium_icon Tough Enough to Wear Pink thrills Rocky

The Great Western Hotel was awash with pink in Saturday night’s Bulls n Barrels — Tough Enough to Wear Pink event.

Raider ‘a long way in front’ of Plate rivals

Raider ‘a long way in front’ of Plate rivals

Racing handicapper Greg Carpenter has lauded the credentials of Cox Plate favourite Lys Gracieux.

Sat 19 Oct 2019

‘I’m ashamed’: Bruce McAvaney’s plea after horse slaughter

‘I’m ashamed’: Bruce McAvaney’s plea after horse slaughter

Aussie sport icon Bruce McAvaney has delivered an emotional, 80-second appeal following horrific horse slaughter revelations

Yes sir! Everest king worth a fortune

Yes sir! Everest king worth a fortune

Chris Waller’s star colt Yes Yes Yes has become the racehorse money can’t buy after winning the $14 million The Everest at Royal Randwick

Mer De Glace launches Caulfield assault

Mer De Glace launches Caulfield assault

The traditional Caulfield Cup is heading offshore with a Japanese horse romping to a spectacular win in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap.

The Everest: Yes Yes Yes on top of the world

The Everest: Yes Yes Yes on top of the world

The youngest horse in The Everest, Yes Yes Yes, stunned the older horses to win the world's richest turf race at Royal Randwick

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Form expert: Santa has Everest in the bag

premium_icon Form expert: Santa has Everest in the bag

Santa Ana Lane can prove he is the best sprinter in the world by eclipsing a crack field for The Everest, according to Timeform ratings expert Gary Crispe

Andrew Rule: horse slaughter a harsh truth

premium_icon Andrew Rule: horse slaughter a harsh truth

This week’s story on racehorse mass slaughter is an obvious reality that’s all about harsh mathematics, but there are ways to do it better, writes Andrew Rule

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