Horse Racing

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.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Jockey charged for head strike at Mackay race meeting

premium_icon Jockey charged for head strike at Mackay race meeting

A jockey was suspended for seven months after he ‘forcibly’ struck his mount on the head at Tuesday’s meet in Mackay.

Tue 28 Apr 2020

Hong Kong legend launches Sydney racing takeover

premium_icon Hong Kong legend launches Sydney racing takeover

Hong Kong racing legend John Moore is set to form a heavyweight Sydney stable with brother Gary.

Mon 27 Apr 2020

Blue Army invasion: Godolphin sets sights on Queensland

premium_icon Blue Army invasion: Godolphin sets sights on Queensland

Star runners Kementari, Best of Days and Magic Millions winner Exhilarates headline Godolphin’s attack on Queensland’s winter racing riches.

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Cup champ’s failure shakes O’Brien camp

Cup champ’s failure shakes O’Brien camp

Anzac Day at Flemington was billed as the comeback of Melbourne winner Vow And Declare

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Jockey plans to ride despite headbutt injury

premium_icon Jockey plans to ride despite headbutt injury

Post-race blow on a fellow competitor has come under significant scrutiny for the incident itself and a breach of social distancing.

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