Horse Racing

Mon 8 Jun 2020

‘We are a million miles behind NSW’: State wars heat up

premium_icon ‘We are a million miles behind NSW’: State wars heat up

NSW Racing got the jump on Victoria by allowing owners back on track on Saturday.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Winter heats up with spring-loaded stars

premium_icon Winter heats up with spring-loaded stars

Saturday’s Royal Randwick card unearthed a number of real gems, says Ray Thomas.

Rothfire needs spring-loaded launch to Everest

premium_icon Rothfire needs spring-loaded launch to Everest

Early spring results will be crucial to Rothfire’s chances of securing a slot in this year’s The Everest.

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Straddie preview: jockey out to make most of second chances

Straddie preview: jockey out to make most of second chances

Tegan Harrison, a chance on Bam’s On Fire in a race she knows well, has unfinished business in the feature after her horror fall last year

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Special technology will check race punters

premium_icon Special technology will check race punters

Everyone entering Royal Randwick on Saturday will be checked by thermal cameras, the first deployment of such measures at an Australian sporting venue.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Sydney’s spring racing riches to remain

premium_icon Sydney’s spring racing riches to remain

Sydney’s showpiece spring racing carnival will go ahead as scheduled with no cuts to feature race prizemoney.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

Busy colt primed to defy 27 years of Straddie history

Busy colt primed to defy 27 years of Straddie history

Trainer Adrian Bott is adamant racing twice in a week won’t be an issue for Stradbroke Handicap favourite Dawn Passage.

Wagering boost welcome as footy comes back to life

premium_icon Wagering boost welcome as footy comes back to life

The unexpected result has been a surge in popularity and interest in racing.

Victorian trainers torn over spring racing reshuffle

Victorian trainers torn over spring racing reshuffle

Victorian racehorse trainers still need to be convinced about the merits of a revamped Spring Carnival, which would see the Caulfield Cup run in November.

Wed 27 May 2020

Spring Carnival shake-up gets huge tick of approval

premium_icon Spring Carnival shake-up gets huge tick of approval

The best horses are at their best in late November according to Melbourne Cup winner Danny O’Brien.

Tue 26 May 2020

Spring racing facing major shake-up to avoid AFL finals clash

premium_icon Spring racing facing major shake-up to avoid AFL finals...

Caulfield Cup organisers are facing a major shake-up never before seen in its 140 years of running.

Mon 25 May 2020

Jockey rewarded for accepting Queensland challenge

premium_icon Jockey rewarded for accepting Queensland challenge

His recent run of success justified the move to the Sunshine State.

Iconic Birdsville races cancelled

premium_icon Iconic Birdsville races cancelled

The iconic Birdsville Races have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic - only the second time the race will not run in its 138-year history.

Hoopless: Bam’s on fire but needs a jockey

premium_icon Hoopless: Bam’s on fire but needs a jockey

David Eustace believes Bam’s On Fire is better suited over 1400m and will be a lightweight chance in the Stradbroke Handicap - but there’s one small problem.

Sun 24 May 2020

Gai eyes racing history in famous US Cup series

premium_icon Gai eyes racing history in famous US Cup series

The Queen of Australian racing Gai Waterhouse is on a mission to create a slice of history in Kentucky with dual Group 1 winner Con Te Partiro.

Fri 22 May 2020

NRL won’t crash Everest party

premium_icon NRL won’t crash Everest party

Peter V’landys, the man who pulls the strings for both horse racing and rugby league, has dismissed the possibility of an NRL and The Everest double-header.

Mon 18 May 2020

Zonal changes deliver Ipswich treble reward

premium_icon Zonal changes deliver Ipswich treble reward

The winning boost made it 14 at Bundamba for the season.

Sun 17 May 2020

Sparkling Water raises the stakes on home turf

Sparkling Water raises the stakes on home turf

Boom colt Wisdom Of Water enhanced his reputation after making light work of his rivals in the Ken Russell to remain on target for his Group 1 winter mission.

The rivalry spurring Purton to greatness

premium_icon The rivalry spurring Purton to greatness

It took a while for Zac Purton to find his feet in Hong Kong, but he is now a superstar in the country.

Hightail flies into frame for Straddie

Hightail flies into frame for Straddie

Ryan Maloney feels Hightail is worthy of a crack at the Group 1 Stradbroke after combining with the Team Snowden-trained gelding to win the Gold Coast Guineas.

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