Horse Racing

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Turf star chases Australia’s richest pay day

premium_icon Turf star chases Australia’s richest pay day

Australia has a new racing sensation in Alligator Blood and he's on track to rewrite the record books with the most lucrative fortnight in the nation’s history.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Alligator takes first blood in epic battle with Kiwi

Alligator takes first blood in epic battle with Kiwi

Alligator Blood and Catalyst's clash lived up to its billing in a mouth-watering prelude to the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile. WATCH THE RACE

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Memories to come flooding back for Caviar strapper

premium_icon Memories to come flooding back for Caviar strapper

Black Caviar will be a star attraction at Flemington for the race renamed in her honour. And there will be one woman who will particular pleased to see her.

‘He’s pretty special:’ Trainer rides his luck with boom Kiwi

premium_icon ‘He’s pretty special:’ Trainer rides his luck with boom Kiwi

Trainer admits it was “pure luck” how boom Kiwi gelding Catalyst ended up in his stable, and now he’s chasing a dream win on his way to the All-Star Mile

Small win for Weir in animal cruelty case

premium_icon Small win for Weir in animal cruelty case

The court case against trainer Darren Weir over allegations of "torturing, over-working, abusing and terrifying" horses has taken a twist after a judge’s ruling

Thu 13 Feb 2020

What it’s like to win $250k and quit your job

premium_icon What it’s like to win $250k and quit your job

Ever dreamed of coming into a small fortune and immediately throwing in the towel at work? Damien Murnane did just that.

‘We’re the X-factor’: Owners pull Heart strings

‘We’re the X-factor’: Owners pull Heart strings

Heart Of Puissance’s owners have pushed hard to get their horse into the $5m All-Star Mile — and their campaign is set to pay off. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE HORSE

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Black Caviar returns for Lightning show

premium_icon Black Caviar returns for Lightning show

Retired sprint queen Black Caviar will return to the scene of some of her greatest triumphs to celebrate the race named in her honour.

Tue 11 Feb 2020

‘This is what racing needs’: Vandyke pumped for big clash

‘This is what racing needs’: Vandyke pumped for big clash

Trainer David Vandyke has welcomed the arrival of boom Kiwi Catalyst to challenge his star colt Alligator Blood in the CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington

Northern Rivers racing mourns loss of popular trainer

premium_icon Northern Rivers racing mourns loss of popular trainer

Grafton-based horse trainer Alan Ryan, aged 65, has passed away suddenly

Cellsabeel’s Golden plan robs Millennium of favourite

premium_icon Cellsabeel’s Golden plan robs Millennium of favourite

Ciaron Maher has conceded hot favourite Cellsabeel is unlikely to take her place in the $2 million Inglis Millennium with the trainer eyeing a much bigger prize

Mon 10 Feb 2020

‘Race of his life’: Snowden bullish about Lightning upset

‘Race of his life’: Snowden bullish about Lightning upset

Trainer Peter Snowden is tipping a Black Caviar Lightning with “full on speed” as Redzel prepares to take on Nature Strip on his favoured track.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Hanseatic homes in on Blue Diamond

Hanseatic homes in on Blue Diamond

Anthony Freedman’s grip on a second consecutive Blue Diamond Stakes firmed after Hanseatic produced a spectacular finishing burst to win a Prelude at Caulfield

Shark has plenty in tank after first Group 1 win

Shark has plenty in tank after first Group 1 win

Te Akau Shark, New Zealand’s most exciting racehorse, is set for the Sydney autumn carnival after monstering his rivals in a Group 1 win at Te Rapa. WATCH

Rain claims big Warwick Farm meeting

premium_icon Rain claims big Warwick Farm meeting

With the Warwick Farm track absorbing almost 170mm of rain in recent days, stewards have called off Saturday’s rich Sydney meeting

Fri 7 Feb 2020

Cummings clash one for the history books

Cummings clash one for the history books

Bragging rights will be up for grabs when the Cummings clan clash for the first time in the same race, with all three having runners in $2m Inglis Millennium

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Busuttin puts autumn hopes on the line

Busuttin puts autumn hopes on the line

Co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natlie Young to get gauge on their stable’s autumn prospects at Caulfield, including Mirage Dancer in the Orr Stakes.

Alligator settles in for snappy southern raid

premium_icon Alligator settles in for snappy southern raid

Alligator Blood proved himself a seasoned traveller, arriving in Melbourne without incident before one of the most enticing clashes of the autumn.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Smith tempts voters with slice of $5m pie

Smith tempts voters with slice of $5m pie

Lindsey Smith is hoping Scales Of Justice gets a wildcard into the All-Star Mile but the trainer will try a different tactic to boost Black Heart Bart’s chances

Push to reinstate Lismore Cup public holiday

premium_icon Push to reinstate Lismore Cup public holiday

LISMORE City Council last year voted against the annual half-day public holiday.

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