Horse Racing

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Winter staying test added to Cup exempt list

Winter staying test added to Cup exempt list

Trainers have praised the Victoria Racing Club’s decision to introduce a fifth ballot exempt race for the Melbourne Cup — The Andrew Ramsden, held in May.

Youngstar on mend after minor surgery

Youngstar on mend after minor surgery

Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar is likely to miss the early part of the autumn after having a small bone chip removed from her right front fetlock.

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Lloyd locks in Hong Kong mission for Latrobe

Lloyd locks in Hong Kong mission for Latrobe

Irish Derby winner Latrobe will continue in Joseph O’Brien’s care after a decision to tackle next month’s Group 1 Longines Vase in Hong Kong.

Bowman ban reduced after appeal success

Bowman ban reduced after appeal success

Hugh Bowman has successfully appealed three Melbourne Cup charges, having a one-month ban stemming from his Cup ride on Marmelo reduced to 23 meetings.

Yucatan in mix for Sandown shot

Yucatan in mix for Sandown shot

Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan might contest the Group 2 Zipping Classic as Lloyd Williams attempts to build on Zipping’s legacy in the Sandown feature.

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Ipswich punters still cashing in

Ipswich punters still cashing in

THE Ipswich race meeting corresponding to the VRC Oaks Day went off without a hitch with just six races on the day.

Industry rallies around legendary horseman

Industry rallies around legendary horseman

The North Burnett's campdrafting community has rallied in support of legendary Monto-born horseman and trainer Ken May.

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Oliver further cements greatness

Oliver further cements greatness

Damien Oliver is rightly revered as one of the greats of the Australian jockey ranks, underlined by his performances at the Melbourne Spring Carnival

Lloyd ponders Japan Cup start for Latrobe

Lloyd ponders Japan Cup start for Latrobe

After finishing second in Saturday's Mackinnon Stakes, Lloyd Williams’ Irish import Latrobe may be overseas for a shot at the Japan Cup

Freshened Viddora heading to Perth

Freshened Viddora heading to Perth

After failing on a heavy track in Sydney, Group 1 winner Viddora looks like being sent back to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs

Sky Boy in great Villiers pointer

Sky Boy in great Villiers pointer

CHRISTIAN Reith had to adopt Plan B on Sky Boy at Rosehill but the Cummings-trained galloper kept his Villiers campaign alive with a gritty win.

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Marburg tribute to war heroes

Marburg tribute to war heroes

There is no better way to celebrate the centenary of Armistice Day than with our equine friends.

Fri 9 Nov 2018

Team Hayes turns to its Warrior

Team Hayes turns to its Warrior

Lindsay Park doesn't often miss out, particularly in Melbourne Cup week, but Team Hayes believes it can finish with a flourish with Redkirk Warrior on Saturday

Thu 8 Nov 2018

English owner sets sights on The Everest, Sydney Cup

English owner sets sights on The Everest, Sydney Cup

Flamboyant English owner Marwan Koukash is considering a Sydney Cup tilt with Magic Circle and is keen to find a sprinter for The Everest

Jen Hawkins stuns in Oaks Day dress

Jen Hawkins stuns in Oaks Day dress

Stunning model Jennifer Hawkins is celebrating her final official paid appearance as a Myer ambassador at the Oaks Day races today

Community rallies for toddler left in coma

Community rallies for toddler left in coma

Cooyar Campdraft Association is set to host a charity draft to raise much needed funds for the Burton family.

Depressing admission about horse’s death

Depressing admission about horse’s death

THE owner of The Cliffsofmoher, the horse that died at the Melbourne Cup, has broken his silence with a heartbreaking revelation.

Weir chasing classic double on Oaks Day

Weir chasing classic double on Oaks Day

DARREN Weir won his first Victoria Derby with Extra Brut last Saturday and he is well placed to pick up his maiden Victoria Oaks with three strong chances

Basil Nolan remembered as 'champion fella' with big heart

premium_icon Basil Nolan remembered as 'champion fella' with big heart

MELBOURNE Cup legend among those who have paid tribute to the devoted father of four.

Wed 7 Nov 2018

The $16 Oaks chance ready to find her best

The $16 Oaks chance ready to find her best

After watching Extra Brut dash to victory in the Derby, Mark Newnham hopes his Greysful Glamour can find her best in Thursday’s Victoria Oaks

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