Horse Racing

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Date set for horse trainer to face banned substance charge

premium_icon Date set for horse trainer to face banned substance charge

David Vandyke will have the chance to plead his case after he was accused of administering a banned substance to a gelding before it won a $1.16 million race.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Carnival hope for Spring raiders

premium_icon 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_icon 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_icon 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_icon 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

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