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  • Racetrack boss hurt in explosion

    Scott Jones, the secretary/manager of the Lismore Turf Club, has been hospitalised after an explosion at the racecourse.Racing NSW said Jones suffered burns in the incident on Thursday morning.The race meeting scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Casino.

  • More quality races for Sunshine Coast

    Queensland trainers are pushing for the Sunshine Coast track to have more top class races while Eagle Farm is closed.The Sunshine Coast's Corbould Park and Brisbane's Eagle Farm are by far the two biggest racetracks in the state.Eagle Farm has been closed for much of the past three years and wh...

  • Monsieur Gustave keeps improving

    Vastly improved gelding Monsieur Gustave has shown he will be the horse to beat in the big Queensland summer sprints, with his all-the-way win in the Keith Noud Quality at Ipswich. Apprentice Tiffani Brooker made it two rides for two wins on Monsieur Gustave ($5), who beat Upstart Pride ($11...

  • Gongs sounds warning with winning debut

    Godolphin has unveiled another promising two-year-old, with Gongs following the example of stablemate Dynamited by starting her career in style.The filly displayed her inexperience when clattering into the running rail at the furlong but she brushed that aside and claimed a maiden (1100m) by 5-...

  • Taddai Tondo comes off retirement bench

    Caulfield-based trainer Gerard Moloney had made up his mind that Taddei Tondo had run his last race.That was Monday morning, before final acceptances closed for Wednesday's Sandown meeting.But with the deadline extended for the Le Pine Funerals Handicap because of a small field, Moloney had a r...

  • Allen out to go one better in Ballarat Cup

    Mr Garcia is a new addition to Darren Weir's stable and the favourite to give Victoria's premier trainer his second Ballarat Cup and apprentice Ben Allen his first.The imported gelding made an immediate impression in Australia, winning an 1800m benchmark race at Flemington during the recent Mel...

  • Sandown pair destined for higher company

    Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has higher hopes for a pair of three-year-olds that provided the stable with a midweek double at Sandown.Hawkes, who trains in partnership with his father John and brother Michael, says Sinjaree, winner of Wednesday's Moorookyle Park Plate and Echo Jet, victor of the Cha...

  • Back-to-back wins for Doukhan

    The stoic connections of Doukhan have been rewarded again as the injury-hampered Irish stayer recorded back-to-back wins for the first time.Plagued by tendon injuries after he relocated to Kris Lees' Newcastle stable from France in 2014, Doukhan has made the most of his latest preparation with ...

  • Record first acceptances for Blue Diamond

    More than 700 juveniles remain paid up for this season's Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield after first acceptances for Victoria's biggest two-year-old race. The $1.5 million Blue Diamond in February attracted 1470 nominations in July and 706 horses remain for the 1200m race....

  • Group One winner The Quarterback retired

    Not knowing how to manage the internal bleeds suffered by Group One-winning sprinter The Quarterback has forced the gelding into retirement.Trainer Robbie Griffiths says it was an easy decision for the ownership group after the seven-year-old underwent tests to determine the cause of the exerci...

  • Big futures for Tony Gollan's double

    Premier trainer Tony Gollan predicts bigger things to come for his apprentice and one of his first starters after they gave him an early double at Ipswich.Gollan's apprentice Zoe White continued her recent good form when she steered his mare Prue's Angel ($3.50) to win a class two (1020m) on We...

  • Three Cumani runners in Clockwise Classic

    Matt Cumani is thrilled all three of his entrants have made the Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic field but the trainer is lamenting the barrier draw for one of his hopefuls.Cumani will saddle up Akkadian, Malawi Gold and Anthemoessa in Saturday's $200,000 race for juveniles on their home tr...

  • That's Freedom freed from family rivalry

    It's no longer a case of the master versus apprentice for Frank and Joe Cleary at Rosehill. Yet a rare trip to Sydney for the Queanbeyan trainers will still be an experience to savour. Father and son would have been pitted against each other in the Country Classic (2000m) on Saturday ...

  • Test The World faces new challenge

    Test The World approaches her third preparation with the challenge of proving she is capable of racing above benchmark level.Trainer Bjorn Baker has not yet set the bar particularly high for the four-year-old mare but Test The World has a point to prove at Rosehill on Saturday.She has won five ...

  • Moonee Valley redevelopment unveiled

    The home of the Cox Plate is set for a revamp after the 100th running of the famous race. The Moonee Valley track will be rebuilt and reoriented and a new grandstand will be constructed following the 2020 Group One event. The plans are part of a $2 billion vision for the Moonee Valley Rac...

  • Boom Time in good order ahead of Japan Cup

    Australian horse Boom Time continues to please his connections as he prepares to compete on the international stage in the Japan Cup. The Caulfield Cup winner, who is trained by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, had a serious hit-out on Tuesday morning on the turf at Tokyo Racecourse. ...

  • Two-state options for Sugar Sizzle

    Gold Coast trainer Angela Plumb is looking forward to bringing her first runner to Sydney, but plans to start Sugar Sizzle at Rosehill are subject to change. Plumb will make a call whether the only two-year-old in her stable runs in the $150,000 Golden Gift (1100m) on Saturday when acceptanc...

  • Tasmania to host female jockey challenge

    Tasmania is set to host the first Australian Female Jockey Championship under lights at Launceston later this season.The event, to be held on March 7 next year, will feature two female jockeys from each state and one representing the Northern Territory in a four-race competition at the night me...

  • Proven T'breds sponsor Guy Walter Stakes

    Jamie Walter's Proven Thoroughbreds has secured naming rights to the Group Two Guy Walter Stakes named in honour of his late brother.A multiple Group One winning trainer, Guy Walter died suddenly in May 2014.The following year the Australian Turf Club renamed the Wiggle Stakes to recognise Walt...

  • Learning experience looms for Lingennic

    Michael Lunn embraces life as a country trainer, but with an untapped two-year-old in his small Dubbo stable a trip to Sydney is inevitable.Lunn spent more than a decade in the high-pressure surroundings of metropolitan training at Warwick Farm as foreman for Vic Thompson.He experienced highs l...

  • Grey Lion on target for Ballarat Cup

    Grey Lion has been getting closer to his first Australian win in recent starts and trainer Matt Cumani is hoping the imported stayer can achieve it on his home track in the Ballarat Cup. Cumani believes Grey Lion has continued to improve this spring as he prepares for his seventh start of th...

  • Fourth Cox Plate tantalising for Winx

    The team behind champion racehorse Winx is open to the mare going for a record fourth Cox Plate, but also concerned how racing overseas could affect her preparation.Part-owner Peter Tighe says running in the Cox Plate in October depends on whether or not Winx races overseas at Royal Ascot in Ju...

  • More baby steps for Irish trainer O'Rourke

    Michael Freedman's move to Hong Kong has led to Edward O'Rourke scanning for his own talent at the Karaka sales in New Zealand this week.The Irishman had anticipated working for another trainer once Freedman relocated earlier this year but, at the urgings of his former employer, O'Rourke secure...

  • First city test for debut winner Alsvin

    Trainer Shea Eden believes Alsvin is still a work in progress but is ready to take the next step when he makes his city debut at Sandown.The three-year-old will have his second start on Wednesday in the Chandler Macleod Handicap (1200m) after winning an 1100m-maiden at Sale on October 29."I was...

  • Group One producer Pentire dies in NZ

    Pentire, the sire of Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance, has died at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand. The 25-year-old stallion was taken ill on Monday, and died after surgery for an intestinal tumour. "He was 25, but I thought he was going to live forever. He was still serving and...

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