Racing News

June 26, 2019

Change to Cup weight benchmark for NH 3yos

The benchmark weight for a northern hemisphere three-year-old in the Melbourne Cup has been lifted by 1kg after a review.
June 26, 2019

Starkers to join elite Guineas winners

Starkers can show he is more than just a clever name by joining some elite previous winners of the Sunshine Coast Guineas.
June 26, 2019

Guizot out to add another Caulfield win

Guizot has never finished worse than second in four Caulfield appearances and trainer Aaron Purcell expects another good showing in an 1800m-handicap.
June 26, 2019

Luke Tarrant outed on betting charges

Queensland jockey Luke Tarrant has been suspended for a month for betting on international races despite claiming a bogus account had been set up in his name.
June 26, 2019

Two men charged in connection with Currie

Police have charged two non-racing men with fraud in connection to allegations against trainer Ben Currie who has also been charged with fraud.
June 26, 2019

Stewards, trainers welcome appeal review

Queensland trainers and stewards have welcomed a state government review of Queensland's cumbersome racing appeals system.
June 25, 2019

Options in two states for One More Try

Connections of four-year-old One More Try could accept for a race at Caulfield and another at Rosehill before making a final call on where the mare runs.
June 25, 2019

Ginger Jones faces city test at Sandown

Well-related gelding Ginger Jones, a half-brother to Group One winner Silent Sedition, will be out to take the next step in his career when he runs at Sandown.
June 25, 2019

Te Akau Shark gearing up for return

New Zealand's leading Cox Plate contender Te Akau Shark is gearing up for a campaign which will also include the Epsom Handicap in Sydney.
June 25, 2019

Ben Currie charged with fraud

Queensland police have charged trainer Ben Currie with fraud, alleging he used performance enhancing drugs to improve his horses' chances to gain prize money.
June 25, 2019

NQ ready for record carnival

A big increase in prize money and bonus races are expected to attract an influx of visiting trainers for the North Queensland carnival.
June 25, 2019

Melham to return from injury at Sandown

After three months on the sidelines because of injury, multiple Group One-winning jockey Ben Melham will return to the races with three rides at Sandown.
June 25, 2019

Alf Matthews takes job as apprentice coach

Alf Matthews has been appointed as an apprentice jockey coach for Racing Victoria, filling the position left by Matt Pumpa who has taken up a role in Singapore.
June 25, 2019

Care To Think ready for Ramornie

Comeback sprinter Care To Think is ready to tackle the Ramornie Handicap at Grafton first-up after a solid trial at Deagon.
June 25, 2019

Blue Point retired to stud

Champion Godolphin sprinter Blue Point will not race again and will join Sheikh Mohammed's stallion roster.
June 24, 2019

Big Duke heads Caloundra Cup nominations

Well-performed stayer Big Duke headlines nominations for the Listed Caloundra Cup, one of three stakes races at the Sunshine Coast's feature meeting.
June 24, 2019

Damian Lane wins second Japan Group One

Australian jockey Damian Lane has claimed a second Group One win during his highly successful two-month stint in Japan.
June 24, 2019

Deploy back home at Rosehill

Deploy is ready to bounce back from his unplaced effort in the Stradbroke Handicap when he runs in the Civic Stakes at Rosehill.
June 24, 2019

Caulfield race next for unbeaten Sizzlefly

After impressive wins at Morphettville and Mornington, unbeaten filly Sizzlefly will be out to press her spring claims when she runs at Caulfield.
June 24, 2019

Two turf meetings at Ballarat transferred

RV has transferred two upcoming meetings which were scheduled for the Ballarat turf track, while an extra turf meeting at Bairnsdale has been added.
June 24, 2019

Winx to be served by I Am Invincible

Champion Winx is to be mated with Hunter Valley stallion I Am Invincible in the upcoming breeding season.
June 24, 2019

Houtzen to have one more race in England

Australian mare Houtzen will be transferred to English trainer Martyn Meade for her final start in the Group Two King George at the Goodwood festival.
June 23, 2019

Winter Series Final looms for Romancer

A victory in a heat of the Winter Championship Series at Flemington has set the Grahame Begg-trained Romancer up for a start in the Final.
June 23, 2019

Sunlight building fitness ahead of spring

Tony McEvoy's son and assistant trainer, Calvin, says star filly Sunlight looks fantastic early in the build-up towards The Everest.
June 23, 2019

Ageless Kiss coming back for more

Fresh from claiming his second Winter Cup six years after he won his first, Destiny's Kiss is showing no signs of slowing down.
June 23, 2019

Lyre in early stages of spring build-up

Group One Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lyre is pleasing her connections in the early stages of her build-up to the spring carnival.
June 23, 2019

Prize problems after Qld disqualifications

Queensland trainers are worried about delays in paying prize money to connections of horses awarded a race after another horse is disqualified.
June 23, 2019

Redzel going for three Everest wins

Redzel will run for Yulong Investments in the $14 million Everest in an attempt to become a three-time winner of the world's richest turf race.
June 23, 2019

Emotional win by Cleonte in Alexandra

Cleonte has come out on top in a gruelling staying test in the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot for trainer Andrew Balding and King Power Racing.
June 23, 2019

Qld to tighten saddling procedures

Queensland chief steward Peter Chadwick is set to order a tightening of saddling procedures after two horses carried wrong numbers at Toowoomba