Horse Racing

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Newnham’s babies deliver dynamic double

Newnham’s babies deliver dynamic double

Trainer Mark Newnham had never won a race at Doomben before he landed back-to-back stakes winners in the space of 40 minutes on Saturday

Tue 28 May 2019

Bostonian to lug biggest Straddie weight in 27 years

Bostonian to lug biggest Straddie weight in 27 years

If The Bostonian is to complete the first treble of Brisbane’s Group 1 sprints, he will have to carry the grandstand in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Sat 25 May 2019

Prince avoids race trouble to book winter trip

Prince avoids race trouble to book winter trip

Prince Fawaz has rocketed into favouritism for the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate after scoring at Royal Randwick despite severe interference

Fri 24 May 2019

Sunlight locked in as latest Everest runner

Sunlight locked in as latest Everest runner

Elite filly Sunlight, who boasts Group 1 wins at weight-for-age and under handicap conditions, has become the fourth runner to secure a start in the $14 million The...

‘I’ve been sick all day’: drug sting shock

‘I’ve been sick all day’: drug sting shock

High-profile sports figures are in shock after horse racing king Damion Flower was charged over his alleged role in a cocaine syndicate

Thu 23 May 2019

Racing identity charged in cocaine ring sting

Racing identity charged in cocaine ring sting

An Australian racing identity has been charged for alleged involvement in a cocaine smuggling operation, following a police swoop on three people.

Wed 22 May 2019

The day Bob Hawke got 'bounced' by NRL player at Rosehill

The day Bob Hawke got 'bounced' by NRL player at Rosehill

Matty Johns has recounted a hilarious story involving the late former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and Golden Slipper day at Rosehill

Tue 21 May 2019

Gai chasing Cup start with St Leger winners

Gai chasing Cup start with St Leger winners

Gai Waterhouse has targeted this week’s Andrew Ramsden Stakes with St Leger winners Runaway and Transact in a bid to win an automatic start in the Melbourne Cup

Sun 19 May 2019

Cumani quest to discover weapons of War

Cumani quest to discover weapons of War

Matt Cumani is likely to take a conservative approach with rejuvenated Declares War, hinting tilt at Queensland Derby glory could be doused by long-term goals

Sat 18 May 2019

Cunning Kubrick evades unkindest cut of all

Cunning Kubrick evades unkindest cut of all

Colt Kubrick has continued to dodge the unkindest cut of all by winning his first two races, including his latest fast-finishing victory at Rosehill

Mon 13 May 2019

Horror moment mum knew teen had died

Horror moment mum knew teen had died

The mother of a promising equestrian rider has relived the moment she knew her teen daughter had died from a horror accident.

Fri 10 May 2019

Price lauds new star, Busuttin looks to Derby hope

Price lauds new star, Busuttin looks to Derby hope

Exciting three-year-old Leonardo Da Hinchi makes his debut for Mick Price on Saturday. Plus Trent Busuttin on Savvy Oak’s SA Derby chances.

Wed 8 May 2019

Nature trail to The Everest summit

Nature trail to The Everest summit

Brilliant speedster Nature Strip is on trial for a slot in The Everest when he makes his Queensland debut in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000.

Tue 7 May 2019

Coyle’s split loyalties with his star mares

Coyle’s split loyalties with his star mares

Trainer Jason Coyle wishes he could be in two places at once when star mares Siren’s Fury and White Moss hunt for race wins in separate states on Saturday.

Fri 3 May 2019

Zoustyle has ratings to hit winter high

Zoustyle has ratings to hit winter high

With Zoustyle expected to stretch his winning sequence in the Gold Coast Guineas, Courier Mail racing editor Nathan Exelby spoke to trainer Tony Gollan

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Baker tempted to give Irithea a tilt at the Stradbroke

Baker tempted to give Irithea a tilt at the Stradbroke

Bjorn Baker said he would consider nominating Irithea for the Stradbroke after she ended the trainer’s Hawkesbury drought

Creator earns chance at Group 1 glory

Creator earns chance at Group 1 glory

Creator lived up to the stable’s opinion of him by taking out the Clarendon Stakes at Hawkesbury, putting him on a Group 1 path.

Sat 20 Apr 2019

He’s legit: Litt’s flying colt sets record straight

He’s legit: Litt’s flying colt sets record straight

Trainer Richard Litt didn’t know what to think after his colt Castelvecchio ran the fastest time ever by a two-year-old over the famous Randwick mile

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Maher salutes Loving Gaby’s fighting spirit

Maher salutes Loving Gaby’s fighting spirit

Loving Gaby is about to join an elite band of juvenile fillies to contest four Group 1 races in their debut season when she runs in the Champagne Stakes.

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Ford drive sets up checkered flag in Sydney Cup

Ford drive sets up checkered flag in Sydney Cup

Jay Ford broke his Group 1 drought with a cool ride on Shraaoh over the 3200m at Royal Randwick to give trainer Chris Waller three majors in as many races

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