Horse Racing

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Charles Seven primed for big showing at Callaghan Park

premium_icon Charles Seven primed for big showing at Callaghan Park

‘Even though he has drawn 10 alley he has always shown speed in his races.’

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Big task for young sprinting giant

premium_icon Big task for young sprinting giant

‘We don’t like to see our horses given big weights but I can’t say he doesn’t deserve it on his record.’

Wed 1 Jul 2020

‘He is pretty special, that’s for sure’

premium_icon ‘He is pretty special, that’s for sure’

Star juvenile Aspen Lad scores impressive win in Mackay.

Sun 28 Jun 2020

Inquiry to bring stellar form back to Rocky

premium_icon Inquiry to bring stellar form back to Rocky

The $65K Rockhampton Newmarket will be run on Friday, July 17 over 1200 metres this year, which is a departure from its conventional 1300 metres distance.

PHOTOS: Rich history of the July Racing Carnival

premium_icon PHOTOS: Rich history of the July Racing Carnival

As another edition draws near, check out some of the carnival’s most historic moments

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Why Sunshine Coast trainer is the punters’ favourite

premium_icon Why Sunshine Coast trainer is the punters’ favourite

Queensland has been a happy hunting ground for favourite backers this season, but one trainer’s strike rate when their runners are top pick is remarkable.

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Plunge horse sensationally scratched on race eve

premium_icon Plunge horse sensationally scratched on race eve

A first-starter backed from $101 into $4.60 was sensationally scratched just hours before her race debut at Moe after she was found at unregistered premises.

‘I did nothing illegal’: Bannon vows to fight QRIC

premium_icon ‘I did nothing illegal’: Bannon vows to fight QRIC

Fifteen Queensland racing participants were charged by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission yesterday.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Statewide blitz catches 13 trainers in net

premium_icon Statewide blitz catches 13 trainers in net

Thirteen trainers face possible sanctions after being charged in a statewide investigation for buying unregistered products.

Carnival hope for Spring raiders

premium_icon Carnival hope for Spring raiders

Interest from the world-class operations of Aidan O’Brien, John Gosden and Godolphin has Racing Victoria exploring all options.

Tue 23 Jun 2020

‘Better than suspension’: Whip rule rears ugly head

premium_icon ‘Better than suspension’: Whip rule rears ugly head

The whip rule was front and centre again last week with leading owner Lloyd Williams reiterating his stance that the whip should be banned from racing.

Mon 22 Jun 2020

Isolated Victorian jockeys facing weighty issue

premium_icon Isolated Victorian jockeys facing weighty issue

Victoria’s top jockeys will continue to be segregated until further notice to limit any risk of a COVID-19 positive test result within the riding ranks

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Banned trainer: Positive-test horse with ‘serial doper’

premium_icon Banned trainer: Positive-test horse with ‘serial doper’

Ben Currie is seeking a review of disqualifications imposed after racehorses tested positive for excess testosterone and cocaine in their systems.

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Stewards protest they still have the whip hand

premium_icon Stewards protest they still have the whip hand

Racing’s most contentious rule is under renewed fire after stewards suspended a jockey for excessive whip use – but only after punters had paid a heavy price.

Cult galloper forced to retire after bleeding attack

premium_icon Cult galloper forced to retire after bleeding attack

Iron horse Black Heart Bart – winner of six Group 1 contests – has been permanently retired after suffering a bleeding attack at Belmont.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Hayes hoping import can win ratings battle

Hayes hoping import can win ratings battle

David Hayes has spring plans for three of his runners at The Valley, including English import Biometric, who needs to boost his rating

Slipper king to follow golden path to Everest

Slipper king to follow golden path to Everest

Golden Slipper winner Farnan is ready to return begin preparations for an ambitious spring campaign, including a likely tilt at The Everest.

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Supergiant poised for shot at spring carnival

premium_icon Supergiant poised for shot at spring carnival

Rising star in early markets for feature races including Epsom, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

Little Ripper: Baby ready to show quality

Little Ripper: Baby ready to show quality

Missing a start in the Stradbroke might not have been a bad thing for Baccarat Baby who gets her chance for a consolation prize in the Dane Ripper Stakes.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Winx’s sister fails to fire on debut

Winx’s sister fails to fire on debut

Winx’s little sister Covent Garden was upstaged on her debut at Canterbury Park by another equine blueblood

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