Horse Racing

Tue 26 May 2020

Spring racing facing major shake-up to avoid AFL finals clash

premium_icon 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

Jockey rewarded for accepting Queensland challenge

premium_icon Jockey rewarded for accepting Queensland challenge

His recent run of success justified the move to the Sunshine State.

Iconic Birdsville races cancelled

premium_icon 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.

Fri 22 May 2020

NRL won’t crash Everest party

premium_icon NRL won’t crash Everest party

Peter V’landys, the man who pulls the strings for both horse racing and rugby league, has dismissed the possibility of an NRL and The Everest double-header.

Mon 18 May 2020

Zonal changes deliver Ipswich treble reward

premium_icon Zonal changes deliver Ipswich treble reward

The winning boost made it 14 at Bundamba for the season.

Sun 17 May 2020

Sparkling Water raises the stakes on home turf

Sparkling Water raises the stakes on home turf

Boom colt Wisdom Of Water enhanced his reputation after making light work of his rivals in the Ken Russell to remain on target for his Group 1 winter mission.

The rivalry spurring Purton to greatness

premium_icon The rivalry spurring Purton to greatness

It took a while for Zac Purton to find his feet in Hong Kong, but he is now a superstar in the country.

Hightail flies into frame for Straddie

Hightail flies into frame for Straddie

Ryan Maloney feels Hightail is worthy of a crack at the Group 1 Stradbroke after combining with the Team Snowden-trained gelding to win the Gold Coast Guineas.

Fri 15 May 2020

Mallyon finds his place in the sun

Mallyon finds his place in the sun

Jockey Andrew Mallyon is set to make his move to Queensland a permanent one after finding the perfect work-life balance.

Thu 14 May 2020

Old timer’s ‘family pet’ can secure Cup dream

Old timer’s ‘family pet’ can secure Cup dream

Terry Kelly believes his ‘lean, mean fighting machine’ Skelm has the prowess to end the trainer’s 30-year wait to finally have a runner in the Melbourne Cup.

New blood: Who can fill sprint void in Everest?

New blood: Who can fill sprint void in Everest?

This year’s Everest line-up will be unrecognisable as the spring ushers in the next wave of sprinters. Chris Vernuccio identifies the potential candidates.

Mon 11 May 2020

Dynamic duo give glimpse into the future

premium_icon Dynamic duo give glimpse into the future

The absolutley dynamic showings by Masked Crusader and Russian Camelot last Saturday gave us a look at the future of Australian racing

Good Shepard gives Moody great comeback

premium_icon Good Shepard gives Moody great comeback

Comeback trainer Peter Moody landed a winner with his very first runner four years after walked away from training and could have another in a matter of days.

Sun 10 May 2020

Would you retire if you had ridden 4441 winners?

Would you retire if you had ridden 4441 winners?

Every year Robert Thompson is asked the same question as his birthday appears on the horizon.

Fri 8 May 2020

Uncle Darby remembered as trailblazer of Australian sport

premium_icon Uncle Darby remembered as trailblazer of Australian sport

RICHARD “Darby” McCarthy will be remembered as a trailblazer for Aboriginal sportspeople and a beloved member of the Toowoomba community.

Thu 7 May 2020

Tributes flow for legendary Toowoomba racing identity

premium_icon Tributes flow for legendary Toowoomba racing identity

THE Toowoomba community is paying tribute to a legendary Toowoomba racing identity following his passing.

Tue 5 May 2020

Jockey hospitalised, horse dies in fall

Jockey hospitalised, horse dies in fall

A star jockey was taken to hospital and his horse was put down after a horror fall on the final jump at Warrnambool today.

Mon 4 May 2020

No more Winx, so what is Hugh’s new obsession?

premium_icon No more Winx, so what is Hugh’s new obsession?

He’s done just about everything, so it’s no surprise that champion jockey Hugh Bowman is within reach of another monumental achievement in the saddle.

Sat 2 May 2020

High five: Hugh without peer on track he ‘couldn’t stand’

High five: Hugh without peer on track he ‘couldn’t stand’

Hall of Fame jockey Hugh Bowman isn’t the biggest fan of the Kensington track at Randwick.

Award-winning jockey sets up new company as old one fails

premium_icon Award-winning jockey sets up new company as old one fails

A jockey has created plenty of chatter in racing circles after his wife put a family-run company into administration and days later he set up a new business.

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