Horse Racing

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Godolphin bring Cups contender to Melbourne

Godolphin bring Cups contender to Melbourne

In a surprise move Godolphin has elected to head to Melbourne with exciting stayer Avilius and bypass Sydney's Metropolitan Handicap

Raceday focus: Cranbourne

Raceday focus: Cranbourne

The Mat Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained stayer High ‘N’ Dry has the talent to overcome a wide draw at Cranbourne

Raceday focus: Best bets at Warwick Farm

Raceday focus: Best bets at Warwick Farm

AQUA D’ivina makes her return to racing at Warwick Farm and if she resumes in the same form, she will force trainer Matthew Smith to plan a spring carnival tilt.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Deal is signed, sealed

Deal is signed, sealed

After more than a decade as a sponsor Bill and Melissa Kerr have stepped in to fill the void as major sponsor of the Stanthorpe Cup Open.

Qld's best in double racing success

Qld's best in double racing success

Riding marvel Jeff Lloyd scored another winning double at Ipswich last Friday to move to 10 after six race meetings of the new season.

Grunt set for Winx showdown

Grunt set for Winx showdown

MICK Price has decided Makybe Diva Stakes winner Grunt will not head down a Cups path but instead take on racing’s biggest challenge - Winx in the Cox Plate.

No Red flags on Everest defence

No Red flags on Everest defence

TRAINER remains confident Redzel will be fit to defend his title in The Everest, saying the star sprinter was scratched on Saturday as a precaution.

Tulip leads Hayes triple threat

Tulip leads Hayes triple threat

LINDSAY Park will throw a trio of well-credentialed runners at Saturday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield, hopeful of a drought-breaking victory.

Sat 15 Sep 2018

By George, Winx has done it again

By George, Winx has done it again

Another day, another record. Wonder mare Winx has created history again by becoming the first horse to win three consecutive George Main Stakes

Winx chases another slice of history

Winx chases another slice of history

Winix is set to race to extend her world record of Group 1 wins out to 27 when she races in the George Main Stakes

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Benbatl leads European charge for spring riches

Benbatl leads European charge for spring riches

The house-full sign will go up at the Werribee Horse Centre next month, with 27 horses entering quarantine in the UK and Ireland before heading to Melbourne

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Rawiller avoids Hong Kong corruption charges

Rawiller avoids Hong Kong corruption charges

Australian jockey Nash Rawiller has avoided charges from Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption and is understood to be at his Mornington home

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Kris Lees welcomes Smith’s stars into the fold

Kris Lees welcomes Smith’s stars into the fold

Group 1 winners In Her Time and El Dorado Dreaming have joined Kris Lees’ Newcastle stable as their former trainer Ben Smith faces a possible lengthy ban

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Nature Strip named for $13 million The Everest

Nature Strip named for $13 million The Everest

Trainer Darren Weir's exciting Victorian sprinter Nature Strip has been confirmed as a starter in the $13 million The TAB Everest.

Smith’s spring on hold after stewards raid stable

Smith’s spring on hold after stewards raid stable

Ben Smith, trainer of Everest-bound In Her Time, has had his trainer’s licence suspended after an investigation by Racing NSW Stewards on Tuesday

Mounting tricky horse challenges

Mounting tricky horse challenges

The new horse sport growing in popularity around the Southern Downs

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Rising jockey challenging big guns

Rising jockey challenging big guns

JOCKEY Matt McGillivray showed in Ipswich why he is one of the rising talents of the Queensland riding ranks.

Winx and Waller milestones just keep on coming

Winx and Waller milestones just keep on coming

Champion mare Winx seems to break racing records every time she starts — and it’s no different for the $500,000 George Main Stakes on Saturday

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Weir in awe of Nature Strip’s sizzling sprint

Weir in awe of Nature Strip’s sizzling sprint

Weir has blunt message for Nature Strip doubters after the sprinter carves out a course record to win the Group 2 McEwen Stakes – the stopwatch doesn’t lie

The Autumn Sun out of luck as Tarka hits target

The Autumn Sun out of luck as Tarka hits target

The David Payne-trained Tarka, who will head to the Victoria Derby, won a thriller as luck deserted hot favourite The Autumn Sun at Rosehill Gardens

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