Horse Racing

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Close call: smart colt does best to lose — again

Close call: smart colt does best to lose — again

Talented but erratic colt Mandela nearly cost himself another race but he hung on to give Peter and Paul Snowden the perfect start to the new season at Randwick

RGS jockeys impress in Queensland equestrian team

premium_icon RGS jockeys impress in Queensland equestrian team

Teens score champion awards at 2019 Interschool Equestrian competition

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Tarrant stood down after jockeys voice concerns

premium_icon Tarrant stood down after jockeys voice concerns

STEWARDS have stood down Luke Tarrant from his rides at Doomben and suspended his licence in the wake of his recent court appearance relating to drug charges.

Race still rings bell for Tim’s loved ones

premium_icon Race still rings bell for Tim’s loved ones

Keiley Bell will join the ‘racing family’ at Doomben to present the medal to the winning jockey in the race named in honour of her son, Tim Bell.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Late scratching puts heat back on trainer

premium_icon Late scratching puts heat back on trainer

Already training on a stay of proceedings pending an appeal over a doping scandal, Liam Birchley faces a probe over one of his horses on the Sunshine Coast.

Appleby has Cup in crosshairs for Counter

Appleby has Cup in crosshairs for Counter

Cross Counter will likely be given the chance to defend his Melbourne Cup crown after finishing a close third to star stayer Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Race meet called off after horror fall

Race meet called off after horror fall

Sale’s mid-week meeting was abandoned after four jockeys – Michael Walker, Chris Caserta, Joe Bowditch and Thomas Stockdale – were injured in a horror fall.

Memsie not locked in for Mystic’s spring journey

Memsie not locked in for Mystic’s spring journey

Trainer Adam Trinder admits star filly Mystic Journey could have just three runs before the Cox Plate, while she will prepare for the championship in Victoria.

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Alizee ready to launch Everest bid in Missile

Alizee ready to launch Everest bid in Missile

Alizee remains in The Everest mix after another dynamic hitout while Happy Clapper showed he will again be a spring carnival contender at Randwicktrials.

Dance to Plate in play if owners say so

Dance to Plate in play if owners say so

Part-owners from US and Europe could prove the only stumbling block to what looks an ideal Cox Plate candidate after Danceteria won a Group 1 race in Germany.

Eagle Farm on track for expanded calendar

premium_icon Eagle Farm on track for expanded calendar

Eagle Farm ready to take on expanded schedule in 2019-20 — including a return to three consecutive Group 1 Saturdays — after revamped track receives thumbs up.

Mon 29 Jul 2019

Byrne-ing hot Ipswich form

premium_icon Byrne-ing hot Ipswich form

IT was all about Jim Byrne as the experienced jockey rode his most recent treble of winners at Ipswich.

Hayes weighs Vega options for spring

Hayes weighs Vega options for spring

Runner-up in the augural The Everest in 2017, Vega Magic could be given a third shot at the race but a lot hinges on his performance in jump-out at Flemington.

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Lucicello has dash to make splash in autumn

Lucicello has dash to make splash in autumn

At Rosehill on Saturday, Lucicello produced acceleration that is the usual reserve of top-quality horses, but her main targets are likely to be in the autumn

Fri 26 Jul 2019

$10M jockey's overnight lock-up a serve of discipline

premium_icon $10M jockey's overnight lock-up a serve of discipline

Celebrated jockey caught with drugs for the second time this year was locked up in a stint that threatened his afternoon race on aptly-named horse, Discipline.

Caulfield heroics could set path to Everest

Caulfield heroics could set path to Everest

A lightly-raced colt out of the Hawkes stable could be thrust into The Everest limelight if the youngster throttles his Bletchingly Stakes opposition.

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Kavanagh hoping to cash in on Funds’ Lightning mission

Kavanagh hoping to cash in on Funds’ Lightning mission

Levi Kavanagh is hoping for a big spring campaign with promising colt Excess Funds, starting with the Lightning Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday.

Racing body in a fight for tax cash

premium_icon Racing body in a fight for tax cash

An annual payment in the vicinity of $40 million is at stake as Racing Queensland’s court claim against its principal wagering partner Tabcorp continues.

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Subzero sick: Fears for Melbourne Cup winner

premium_icon Subzero sick: Fears for Melbourne Cup winner

Iconic ‘People’s Horse’ Subzero was rushed to equine hospital over the weekend, now facing a fight for life after being struck down by illness, Mick Manley reports.

Trinder weighs up Mystic’s first move

premium_icon Trinder weighs up Mystic’s first move

Mystic Journey’s Cox Plate preparation will be delayed if trainer Adam Trinder decides to pull the pin on his star filly’s return in the Bletchingly Stakes.

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