Horse Racing

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Carnival hope for Spring raiders

Premium Content 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.

Fri 19 Jun 2020

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

Premium Content 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 Content 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 Content 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

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

Tue 9 Jun 2020

No roulette as O’Brien aims Russian at Cox Plate

Premium Content No roulette as O’Brien aims Russian at Cox Plate

Danny O’Brien has all his big guns back in work and he will target the Cox Plate with rising four-year-old stallion Russian Camelot.

Mon 8 Jun 2020

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

Premium Content ‘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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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.

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 Content 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 Content 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

Iconic Birdsville races cancelled

Premium Content 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.

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