Horse Racing

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Mates find Winn’em way to honour Cronin on Coast

premium_icon Mates find Winn’em way to honour Cronin on Coast

A group of Mitch Cronin’s teammates, coaches and friends are planning a unique way to pay tribute to the former Wynnum Manly player.

Tue 21 Apr 2020

Cup winner to come out swinging on home turf

Cup winner to come out swinging on home turf

In a warning to rivals, Danny O’Brien says the ­gelding is now entering his “hitting zone”.

Mon 20 Apr 2020

Crowds set to miss spring’s major horse races

premium_icon Crowds set to miss spring’s major horse races

The nation’s biggest races, including the Melbourne Cup, may be staged as a TV event only with no guarantee crowds will be allowed due to the coronavirus.

Sat 18 Apr 2020

Cumani’s baby installs belief with triumph

Cumani’s baby installs belief with triumph

Trainer Matt Cumani knows the significance of being able to turn out promising two-year-olds in Australia.

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Blood oath: Owner vows to clear horse’s reputation

premium_icon Blood oath: Owner vows to clear horse’s reputation

Owner says ‘the racing industry hasn’t seen anything like what I’m going to wheel out’ as he confirms fight to clear his racehorse’s reputation.

Tue 14 Apr 2020

‘That was cruel’: Kiwis spoil Pierata’s fairytale finish

‘That was cruel’: Kiwis spoil Pierata’s fairytale finish

Trainer Greg Hickman’s hopes of a farewell Group 1 win for his star sprinter Pierata fell agonisingly short at Royal Randwick.

Sun 12 Apr 2020

Vale Melbourne Cup winner Might And Power

Vale Melbourne Cup winner Might And Power

Winner of the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and the hearts of the Australian racing public – Might And Power has died after suffering a colic attack.

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Nightmare trip to China left race caller close to dying

premium_icon Nightmare trip to China left race caller close to dying

Matt Hill describes the commentator box as the loneliest place on a racecourse. But after a scary trip to China, he’s learned what’s really important.

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Surge in interest as Ipswich racing returns

premium_icon Surge in interest as Ipswich racing returns

The sport’s popularity has grown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Waller to climb racing’s highest peak with Nature Strip

premium_icon Waller to climb racing’s highest peak with Nature Strip

Heavyweight trainer Chris Waller has already turned his attention to the richest race on turf.

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Avdulla the big winner in jockey merry-go-around

Avdulla the big winner in jockey merry-go-around

Colt has a fourth change of jockeys in as many starts for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Cox Plate centenary edition under serious threat

premium_icon Cox Plate centenary edition under serious threat

It isn’t set to be staged until October 24 but major doubts already hang over the running of one Australia’s greatest races in its 100th year.

Fast Lane to Japan for jockey to avoid virus

Fast Lane to Japan for jockey to avoid virus

Top jockey Damian Lane has jumped town and turned to Japan to see out the coronavirus pandemic and also return to its riding ranks in which he starred last year

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Key changes to note as Ipswich racing returns

premium_icon Key changes to note as Ipswich racing returns

Grass gallops on the course proper satisfied all stakeholders that the surface is in great shape.

Racing industry gets creative under new COVID-19 rules

premium_icon Racing industry gets creative under new COVID-19 rules

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, racing was dealt tough new restrictions which left stakeholders scrambling for a solution.

‘We can’t afford for the horse’s sake to shut the doors’

premium_icon ‘We can’t afford for the horse’s sake to shut the doors’

There are 4000 or more thoroughbreds who will still need to be fed, says Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Horse racing back on after jockey tests negative

premium_icon Horse racing back on after jockey tests negative

It was the coronavirus test outcome that Australian racing had been hoping for as it fights to be the last major sport still in play, with jockey Mark Zahra returning a...

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Turf club takes active lead in tackling issues

premium_icon Turf club takes active lead in tackling issues

The Ipswich Turf Club Management Committee has shown significant foresight.

Racing wins reprieve but will soon bow to inevitable

premium_icon Racing wins reprieve but will soon bow to inevitable

All three racing codes in Victoria will continue for the time being but, like most other industries in the wake of a shutdown of non-essential services, ‘there will be...

Thu 19 Mar 2020

Virus forces jockeys to split into two groups

Virus forces jockeys to split into two groups

Some of the biggest names will be separated from their fellow hoops in order to compete at William Reid Stakes meeting and Golden Slipper Day.

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