News About: Canterbury Racecourse

Waugh Pleased With Forget Ahead of July Sprint

Waugh Pleased With Forget Ahead of July Sprint

21 Jul, 2016

Wyong trainer Kim Waugh is pleased with the condition of stable star Forget ahead of his run in the talent-rich July Sprint (1100m) at Canterbury on Saturday.

Forget will leave from barrier 1 in Saturday’s July Sprint at Canterbury. Photo: Steve Hart

Forget has been a strong and consistent performer for Waugh through several preparations …

McDonald Cops Two Week Ban

McDonald Cops Two Week Ban

6 Sep, 2012

James McDonald could miss the Gloaming Stakes ride on It’s A Dundeel after copping a two-week suspension for weighing in light at Canterbury yesterday.

McDonald, who has recently relocated to Sydney from New Zealand, weighed in 800 grams light following a third-place ride on Charge Account in the Pluck @ Vinery Handicap (1100m).

This led …

Houston Benefactor Debuts For New Trainer

Houston Benefactor Debuts For New Trainer

26 Jun, 2012

Houston Benefactor will have her first start for new trainer Ron Quinton when she lines up at Canterbury tomorrow.

It will be the second change of trainer for the three-year-old filly, who spent her first eight runs with Anthony Cummings before being moved to John Sadler for five starts.

The owners of the Encosta De …

Blake Shinn Makes Sydney Return

Blake Shinn Makes Sydney Return

4 Jan, 2012

Blake Shinn will continue his career comeback with a book of six rides at Canterbury today.

The jockey, whose chequered past includes a suspension for betting on his races, enjoyed his first win after a 12 month riding ban at just his second ride back at Sandown two weeks ago.

Shinn will now attempt to …

Cassidy To Make Suspension Comeback At Canterbury

Cassidy To Make Suspension Comeback At Canterbury

22 Dec, 2011

Jockey Jim Cassidy will have his first ride back after a five-week suspension at Canterbury this Saturday.

Cassidy was given the hefty suspension for inappropriate use of the whip at Rosehill on November 12.

The jockey had been leading the Sydney jockey’s premiership, however, is now nine wins short of leader Hugh Bowman after serving …

Jones Onthelookout For First-Up Win

Jones Onthelookout For First-Up Win

21 Dec, 2011

Onthelookout is set to resume at Canterbury this Saturday in the Vinery Stud Handicap after a five month spell.

Co-trainer Paul Jones is hopeful that a change of gear will be the difference Onthelookout needs to win the race.

The six-year-old gelding will wear blinkers for the first time since the early days of his …

Commander Keen To Post Win For New Trainer

Commander Keen To Post Win For New Trainer

25 Nov, 2011

New trainer Jarrod Austin is hopeful Keen Commander can begin their partnership on a winning note at Canterbury tomorrow.

Keen Commander will run in the $70,000 Hylands Kids Colours For Christmas Handicap after a seven month break.

The eight-year-old gelding was previously trained by Denise Mcgrath at Warwick Farm before being taken over by Austin, …

Jockey Peter Robl Back From 12 Month Suspension

Jockey Peter Robl Back From 12 Month Suspension

24 Nov, 2011

Jockey Peter Robl will have his first ride back from his 12 month-long ban from racing aboard Clarry Conners’ Diamond Start at Canterbury this Saturday.

Robl’s well documented fall from grace occurred when he illegally bet on a race though his wife’s TAB account last year.

The jockey is hoping to achieve the massive task …

News Alert Debuts For Pride Stable

News Alert Debuts For Pride Stable

22 Nov, 2011

News Alert will have his first run for new trainer Joe Pride this Saturday since joining the stable three months ago.

The seven-year-old gelding was transferred to Pride after spending the majority of his racing career with Con Karakatsanis at Rosehill.

News Alert will have his debut run for Pride in the 1,100 metre Welter …

$15 Million Application For Warwick Farm Training Centre Goes Ahead

$15 Million Application For Warwick Farm Training Centre Goes Ahead

14 Jul, 2011

An application will be made by TAFE to receive $15 million in federal government funding in order to build a training academy for apprentice jockeys, stablehands and trackwork riders at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys has pledged his support for the application.

“This is something we need because our industry is …