Horse Racing

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Who makes the All-Star Mile and why

Who makes the All-Star Mile and why

Racing writer Michael Manley has gazed into his crystal ball and come up with his final 15 runners made up of wildcards and votes for the All-Star Mile.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Bump in the road for All-Star Journey

Bump in the road for All-Star Journey

Tasmanian star racehorse Mystic Journey’s bid for back-to-back All-Star Miles has taken a minor hit with the mare expected to miss several days of trackwork.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Roughie chasing All-Star Mile return

Roughie chasing All-Star Mile return

After enjoying the ride of their life last year, the connections of Man Of His Word are preparing for another big day as they eye another All-Star Mile start.

Smoke may force Flemington shift

Smoke may force Flemington shift

Racing Victoria officials are keeping a close watch on the air quality in Melbourne and could shift Saturday’s Flemington meeting if conditions don’t improve.

Tue 14 Jan 2020

Jockey club 'blown away' by nominations for Cup day

premium_icon Jockey club 'blown away' by nominations for Cup day

THE decision to move the event to January has paid off on the hose front.

Keys’ bid for All-Star glory begins in earnest

Keys’ bid for All-Star glory begins in earnest

Ken Keys is excited about the prospects of All-Star Mile nominees Soul Patch and Spanish Reef but the trainer's fate will hinge on runners snaring enough votes.

Mon 13 Jan 2020

Is it OK for blokes to wear shorts to the races?

premium_icon Is it OK for blokes to wear shorts to the races?

IT will be hot for the running of the Ballina Cup, and one menswear retailer says shorts can be dressed up easily.

Bloody close: How Alligator made it on time

premium_icon Bloody close: How Alligator made it on time

David Vandyke tried to leave nothing to chance getting Alligator Blood to the track on time but he couldn’t foresee a petrol tanker rolling over on highway.

How Magic Millions raised $1.1 million for fires

premium_icon How Magic Millions raised $1.1 million for fires

The Gold Coast’s Magic Millions raised more than $1.1 million to help the recovery from Australia devastating bushfires. Here’s how they did it.

Sat 11 Jan 2020

$41 pop takes out Magic Millions 2YO Classic

$41 pop takes out Magic Millions 2YO Classic

Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher struggled to think of a more satisfying victory in his career after Away Game won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic

Alligator Blood wins MM Guineas after horror float trip

Alligator Blood wins MM Guineas after horror float trip

Alligator Blood overcame a horror float trip to give trainer David Vandyke and Ryan Maloney career highlights in the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas

Coast's Alligator Blood wins MM Guineas

premium_icon Coast's Alligator Blood wins MM Guineas

After a drama-filled build-up, The Sunshine Coast’s Alligator Blood charged to victory in the Magic Millions three-year-old Guineas.

Fri 10 Jan 2020

Rivals racing for second against Alligator

premium_icon Rivals racing for second against Alligator

Anthony Freedman denied Alligator Blood’s connections victory in the Caulfield Guineas but he’s not so sure the same will happen in the Magic Millions Guineas.

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Bidding for that one in a millions

premium_icon Bidding for that one in a millions

Buyers, agents and trainers from all over the world were beaten out by a Warwick Farm trainer who paid $1.9m for a colt at the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast.

Wed 8 Jan 2020

30 more horses stolen with prize stallion

premium_icon 30 more horses stolen with prize stallion

As negotiators try to secure the release of prized stallion Churchill Downs, which was bred by John Singleton, 30 more horses have been stolen.

Tue 7 Jan 2020

Aim off target? Berry’s barrier draw fear

Aim off target? Berry’s barrier draw fear

Ladbrokes reacted by trimming Aim’s odds from $6 to $5.50 but jockey Tommy Berry wasn’t all smiles after the barrier draw for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Special Chapter looms for Raheen Stud family

premium_icon Special Chapter looms for Raheen Stud family

If Chapter And Verse is successful at the Magic Millions, it will mean the world to Raheen Stud owners Basil and Di Nolan and their family, who have remained strong...

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Maher eyes Millions redemption

Maher eyes Millions redemption

If star jockey James McDonald’s advice for trainer Ciaron Maher is anything to go by, Dubious can give Alligator Blood a fright in the $2 million Guineas.

Terrorists steal valuable stallion in bloody raid

premium_icon Terrorists steal valuable stallion in bloody raid

Terrorists have stolen a prized stallion bred by John Singleton, taken several others and shot two horses during a terrifying armed raid on a stud farm.

Snowdens reveal barrier stands in path of success

Snowdens reveal barrier stands in path of success

The Snowden camp still might find themselves with four starters in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic but even they know the draw will be all-important.

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