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Return To Racing At Ballarat Delayed

Return To Racing At Ballarat Delayed

8 Jul, 2014

Racing Victoria have announced that the first race meeting on the redeveloped Ballarat track will not take place until October.

The Offer stamped herself as a stayer to watch with an impressive win the 2013 Ballarat Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart

The redevelopment of the Ballarat track began after the running of the 2013 edition …

Exceptionally to break frustrating run in Ballarat Cup

Exceptionally to break frustrating run in Ballarat Cup

19 Nov, 2012

Trainer Terry O’Sullivan has one more chance to end a frustrating run of placings for his stable flag bearer Exceptionally in the Listed $200,000 Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup (2200m) at Ballarat on Sunday.

Exceptionally will have one more shot at breaking into the winner's circle this spring. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Exceptionally has been placed at …

Rosehill hopeful Saturday’s meeting to go ahead

Rosehill hopeful Saturday’s meeting to go ahead

1 Mar, 2012

Australian Turf Club officials are hopeful that Rosehill Gardens will go ahead on Saturday after missing the worst of the big wet that has engulfed most of southern New South Wales and Victoria.

The Rosehill track only received 26mm of rain overnight and has been posted a heavy 8 on Thursday afternoon.

Several other venues …

Sadler Stable Ready To Fire At Ballarat

Sadler Stable Ready To Fire At Ballarat

30 Nov, 2011

John Sadler is optimistic about his chances at Ballarat today, where his promising gallopers Emperossa and Irish Golfer are vying for a spot in the winner’s circle.

Emperossa will be having just her second career start after producing a pleasing result on debut at Geelong last start.

The four-year-old mare finished third by just over …

Rothera back up fine, Ballarat Cup trip a worry

Rothera back up fine, Ballarat Cup trip a worry

18 Nov, 2011

Rothera will step up to 2200m in the Ballarat Cup on Sunday

The Peter Moody’s stable concern that Rothera may not back up after eight days in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) has little validity.

But the bigger concern is whether the son of Tobougg will run out a strong 2200m.

TABsportsbet have the …

Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

18 Nov, 2011

Paddy O'Reilly (right) will look to become a hometown hero in the Ballarat Cup

Astute trainer Robert Smerdon’s will rely on TABsportsbet $9 chance Paddy O’Reilly to give him a second hometown victory in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Sportsbet.com.au 2011 Ballarat Cup, (2200m).

Smerdon and his family have a long Ballarat history, but the race has …

Kent aiming for back to back Ballarat Cups

Kent aiming for back to back Ballarat Cups

17 Nov, 2011

Domesky is one of two runners in the Ballarat Cup for trainer Michael Kent

Cranbourne trainer Michael Kent is aiming for back to back wins in the $150,000 Ballarat Cup(2200m) on Sunday.

Kent, who won the 2010 Cup with My Bentley, runs Domesky and Red Buttons in the Listed event.

Domesky returned to something like …

Aquanita Racing Goes Four In A Row

Aquanita Racing Goes Four In A Row

11 Aug, 2011

Aquanita Racing is celebrating a marvellous achievement this week with a string of winners kicking off their new season in the best possible style.

They’ve managed a rare effort, four winners on four consecutive days across four different race tracks, a great testament to the developing strength of their operation.

The streak kicked off on …

Ballarat’s Uphill Track Makes It’s Training Debut

Ballarat’s Uphill Track Makes It’s Training Debut

10 May, 2011

Ballarat’s $2.4 million uphill training track was used for the first time today since being opened by Minister for Racing Denis Napthine last Friday.

The 1,400 metre synthetic uphill track will be used to train a total of 150 horses a day in strength development.

The new track, which is located at Ballarat’s Dowling Forest …

Ban Doesn’t Phase Indian Bound Callow

Ban Doesn’t Phase Indian Bound Callow

29 Apr, 2011

Noel Callow has brushed off a suspension from Racing Victoria to continue his riding career which is starting to look more like a plot for world domination.

Callow had only been back in Australia a matter of weeks after returning from Asia and India is next on the list for the well travelled jockey.

He …