Horse Racing

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Was Phar Lap actually poisoned?

Was Phar Lap actually poisoned?

He was Australia’s most famous racehorse — but within days of arriving in the US, he was dead, and in extremely suspicious circumstances.

Wed 4 Sep 2019

McEvoy expecting Sunlight to shine

McEvoy expecting Sunlight to shine

Tony McEvoy can’t fault Sunlight but admits he would be happy with just about any result when she starts her climb to The Everest in the Concorde Stakes.

Tue 3 Sep 2019

Homesman leads Lloyd’s charge for Cox Plate

Homesman leads Lloyd’s charge for Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is one of the few majors to elude record-breaking Melbourne Cup owner Lloyd Williams, but he has no shortage of ammunition for this year’s race.

Dual Everest champ on outer in Concorde

Dual Everest champ on outer in Concorde

It says something about the quality of the field that the dual Everest champ Redzel could start rank outsider when he returns in the Concorde Stakes at Randwick

Mon 2 Sep 2019

‘That’s it, I’m out’: Trainer quits after copping charge

‘That’s it, I’m out’: Trainer quits after copping charge

James McNamara will walk away from racing adamant he is “100 per cent innocent” of charges laid by stewards over the tactics used on his horse Hornets’ Nest.

Sat 31 Aug 2019

Exceedance rockets to top of charts for Golden Rose

Exceedance rockets to top of charts for Golden Rose

There was plenty of chat about odds-on favourite Bivouac before the San Domenico Stakes, but there was only one horse everyone was talking about afterwards

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Female jockey who died in 'freak accident' named

Female jockey who died in 'freak accident' named

A 22-year-old rider is dead after falling from a horse at Cranbourne racecourse in Melbourne early this morning.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Oliver chases Cummings ‘treble’ on Alizee

Oliver chases Cummings ‘treble’ on Alizee

Champion jockey Damien Oliver hopes to complete a trilogy of Group 1 winners for the Cummings family when he teams with star mare Alizee in the Memsie Stakes.

Legend switched on for tough climb to Everest

Legend switched on for tough climb to Everest

Classique Legend might not have the credentials of his Everest rivals, but the gelding showed he’s up for the challenge with an impressive trial at Randwick.

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Scales tilted towards another Group 1

Scales tilted towards another Group 1

Scales Of Justice might have failed last start, but trainer Lindsey Smith is confident the veteran sprinter can acquit himself well in the Memsie Stakes.

Sat 24 Aug 2019

River Racer makes her case for Magic mission

River Racer makes her case for Magic mission

Eagle Farm trainer Les Ross hopes River Racer’s win at the Gold Coast is an omen for bigger things to come at Magic Millions time early next year.

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Strip tease: Speedster shows Everest potential

Strip tease: Speedster shows Everest potential

The Chris Waller-trained Nature Strip staked his claim for a slot in The Everest with a super trial behind two-time Everest champ Redzel. WATCH THE TRIAL

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Guineas the goal for plunge horse

Guineas the goal for plunge horse

Grinzinger Allee has emerged as a Caulfield Guineas contender but the money was already on before his impressive debut win.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Santa still going as well as ever

Santa still going as well as ever

Santa Ana Lane scored one of the best wins of his career in the autumn and the Anthony Freedman stable will plot a similar strategy for his The Everest build-up

No place like home as Cox Plate Journey begins

No place like home as Cox Plate Journey begins

Mystic Journey completed her first-up assignment with flying colours but trainer Adam Trinder is clear there is only one place Winx’s heir apparent should be.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Dashing Dalasan lines up Guineas

Dashing Dalasan lines up Guineas

Leon Macdonald and co-trainer Andrew Gluyas have the Caulfield Guineas in their sights with exciting three-year-old Dalasan.

Wow factor: Pandemic blitzes rivals in record time

Wow factor: Pandemic blitzes rivals in record time

Godolphin three-year-old Pandemic made the transition from a provincial midweek maiden win on debut to Sydney Saturday grade look routine with a stunning win

Bivouac sparks Blue Army’s spring attack

Bivouac sparks Blue Army’s spring attack

Godolphin showed it will be a spring force in the feature three-year-olds races after stablemates Bivouac and Exhilarates returned with dazzling stakes wins at...

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Schilldora bypasses big boys in chase of spring riches

Schilldora bypasses big boys in chase of spring riches

Smart SA sprinting mare Schilldora will kick off her spring campaign at home on Saturday before connections target black-type races in Melbourne

Top trainer to undergo brain surgery

Top trainer to undergo brain surgery

Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths will undergo surgery following the discovery of an aneurysm in his brain

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