Racing News

May 5, 2017

Godolphin confirm John O’Shea has stepped down

Almost a week after reports surfaced John O'Shea had resigned as its head Australian trainer, Godolphin has confirmed he has stepped down.

May 5, 2017

Beadman licensed to train for Godolphin

Darren Beadman has been granted a licence to train for Godolphin although there is still no official word that Australian head trainer John O'Shea has left the organisation.

May 5, 2017

Sadler to get Spring guide on Freeze Over

Talented filly Freeze Over had an excuse out of her last-start defeat in Adelaide and trainer John Sadler is hoping to see her bounce back to her best at Flemington.

May 5, 2017

Nardoo’s comeback no mean feat

The shoe finally fits, so Brenden Mackay can dream of a Cinderella type ending when Nardoo makes her comeback at Rosehill.

May 5, 2017

Stampede wins Wagga Gold Cup

Stampede has led all the way under apprentice Rachel King to win the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup for trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

May 5, 2017

Preferment seeks return to form

A change of scene and track conditions will ideally invigorate Preferment on the Gold Coast, as the multiple Group One-winner seeks a return to form before the Doomben Cup.

May 5, 2017

Rosehill Gardens Race 1 Preview…By Luke Murrell

Luke got the money for us last week end heading to Newcastle. He is confident he has found money in the right race for us early tomorrow at Rosehill.

May 5, 2017

Another milestone not far off for Weir

Having already stormed past his previous Commonwealth record for winners in a season, leading trainer Darren Weir is closing on his next milestone.
 

May 5, 2017

Ian Wilkes with chance in Kentucky Derby

Expat Australian Ian Wilkes has already trained a Breeders' Cup Classic winner and will have his first runner in the most famous American race of all when McCraken lines up in the Kentucky Derby.

May 5, 2017

Benfica Princess to step for Doughty

Trainer Kelly Doughty has had one of her better winter carnival chances go amiss but hopes filly Benfica Princess is ready to fill the void.

May 5, 2017

Beau Mertens could close the gap in title race

Apprentice Beau Mertens gets an opportunity to edge closer to the lead in the Melbourne jockeys' premiership with a full book of rides at Flemington.
 

May 5, 2017

Kevin Kemp sold on good barrier idea

Trainer Kevin Kemp is resigned to having to wait at least another week before he can test a theory about Sold For Song.

May 5, 2017

Big Richie Callander’s early bird plays for Rosehill

Big Richie Callander's early plays for tomorrows Rosehill meeting.

May 5, 2017

Adelaide on the menu for Waller

Promising filly Egg Tart could turn out to be something of an appetiser for Chris Waller as he broadens his horizons to Adelaide, and beyond.

May 5, 2017

Sahara Eagle on trial for QLD Derby

Sahara Eagle will be on trial for the Queensland Derby when he takes to the track at Rosehill.

May 5, 2017

Cylinder Beach to break Hollindale hoodoo

Trainer Desleigh Forster is hoping the Sydney autumn carnival form is a good guide so she can become only the second Queensland trainer to win the Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast.

May 5, 2017

Darren Weir sets training record

Champion trainer Darren Weir has topped the 350 mark for winners trained in a season, eclipsing his previous record.

May 5, 2017

Jim Byrne renews association with Pat Duff

Byrne was apprenticed to Duff in the 1980s and rode more than 200 winners as a junior rider. He renews the association tomorrow.
 

May 4, 2017

Wagga Cup : Why it means so much and selections for this years race…By Richard Callander

Two years ago, well known horse owner and punter Richard Pegum fulfilled a lifetime dream of winning his hometown cup of Wagga Wagga when Trade Commissioner saluted on the town’s biggest day.

May 4, 2017

Darren Weir wins another Warrnambool Cup

High Church has given Darren Weir a fourth-straight win in the Warrnambool Cup, the feature flat race of the famous three-day carnival.
 

May 4, 2017

Top Of The Range on trial for Qld Derby

Queensland Derby hopes will be put to the test when Top Of The Range races in the clockwise direction for the first time at Rosehill.
 

May 4, 2017

Fact-finding Kentucky Derby for Waller

Chris Waller won't be a casual observer at Churchill Downs this weekend for the Kentucky Derby. It's not his style.
 

May 4, 2017

Thunder Snow Godolphin’s best Derby chance

Godolphin has been trying to win the Kentucky Derby since 1999, and Thunder Snow is Sheikh Mohammed's strongest chance yet, trainer Saeed bin Suroor says.
 

May 4, 2017

Josh Oliver gets chance in big time

Jockey Josh Oliver's bond with tough mare Col 'N' Lil has earned him a shot at the biggest win of his career at the Gold Coast.
 

May 4, 2017

Divine Quality to face first city test

An impressive debut from Divine Quality at Bendigo came as no surprise to her trainer Robbie Griffiths who is now preparing the filly for a tougher assignment in town.

May 4, 2017

Waller camp thankful for Berry’s faith

 Tommy Berry's decision to ride Beyond Thankful in the Lord Mayor's Cup has the Chris Waller stable optimistic the veteran will perform at Rosehill.

May 4, 2017

Kendrick after more black type success

Trainer Stuart Kendrick hopes to convert his best season to date into more black-type winners starting with Divine Centuri at the Gold Coast.
 

May 4, 2017

Flemington kick-off for Under The Louvre

Under The Louvre will run in a handicap at Flemington despite having to carry a big weight with trainer Robert Smerdon keen to get the horse up and going before a return to the Brisbane winter carnival.
 

May 4, 2017

Rudy to give Page a special thrill

Helen Page has trained Group winners and a Melbourne Cup placegetter but tough gelding Rudy remains one of her all-time favourite horses.
 

May 4, 2017

Darren Weir equals training record

Champion trainer Darren Weir has equalled his Commonwealth record of 348 wins in a season with the victory of Try Four at Warrnambool.