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Victorian jockeys to be wired for sound at Cranbourne

Victorian jockeys to be wired for sound at Cranbourne

8 Mar, 2012

Jockeys riding at Cranbourne night meetings will soon be wired with microphones to relay comments to the public.

Cranbourne Turf Club chief executive Neil Bainbridge canvassed the idea of bringing the Twenty20 Bigbash atmosphere to racing and the innovation has the support of jockeys and officials.

“We want to build Friday night a bit like…

NSW Night Racing In Need Of Revamp

NSW Night Racing In Need Of Revamp

3 Feb, 2012

There’s no doubt that the concept of night racing as a whole is a good one and it presents a very real new revenue stream for clubs.

Victoria has seen the opportunity for years and the expansion of their night racing program across Moonee Valley and Cranbourne this year shows just how much investment they’re…

Cranbourne Trials Under The Spotlights

Cranbourne Trials Under The Spotlights

25 Jan, 2012

The new lightning system at Cranbourne was given its first test yesterday and it’s been given a tentative thumbs up by industry participants.

Jockeys reported that some sections of the track required a little bit of tinkering but overall the infrastructure worked without a hitch.

There were 12 jumpouts at Cranbourne yesterday starting in the…

RVL Modelling Short Form Racing

RVL Modelling Short Form Racing

16 Jan, 2012

In a move that’s taken inspiration from the success of T20 cricket Racing Victoria is looking at putting racing on a diet.

Chief executive Rob Hines is looking at trying to find space for a condensed race program somewhere on the already hectic calendar.

He said the reason for this was about specifically targeting the…

Sepoy One Step Closer To Manikato Win After Easy Trial Victory

Sepoy One Step Closer To Manikato Win After Easy Trial Victory

19 Sep, 2011

This year’s Golden Slipper winner Sepoy has reminded everyone of his incredible talent and speed at a barrier trial at Cranbourne earlier today.

The three-year-old superstar finished two and a half lengths clear of his closest rival in the 800 metre sprint.

Sepoy is currently preparing for an appearance in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes…

Black Caviar Vs. Sepoy Super Trial Labelled Unlikely

Black Caviar Vs. Sepoy Super Trial Labelled Unlikely

15 Sep, 2011

What was set to be one of the most attention grabbing and crowd-drawing trials in history now appears unlikely to go ahead at Cranbourne next Monday.

Super mare Black Caviar and Golden Slipper winner Sepoy were due to face up against each other in a routine 800 metre trial at 9am.

However, trainer Peter Moody…

Cranbourne & Caulfield Cup Bonus Is Absolutely A Target

Cranbourne & Caulfield Cup Bonus Is Absolutely A Target

15 Jul, 2011

Trainer Mick Kent has targeted the Cranbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup double in the spring for his AJC Oaks winning filly Absolutely in the hopes of claiming the $2 million bonus on offer.

TAB Sportsbet are funding the $2 million payout that will be payable to any horse that can win both races this year.…

Stewards Stand Firm On Strict Safety Vest Policy

Stewards Stand Firm On Strict Safety Vest Policy

1 Jun, 2011

After a national meeting of stewards earlier in the year jockeys were warned that there would be a zero tolerance stance taken on the modification of jockey safety vests in any way.

It was to be a national approach with the aim of further reducing the risk and injury associated with being a professional jockey.…

Cranbourne To Shine Under Friday Night Lights

Cranbourne To Shine Under Friday Night Lights

24 Mar, 2011

Saturday provincial meetings have been cut in what is sure to be a controversial move by Racings Victoria in their revised racing calendar for 2011/2012.

The decision was made so they could accommodate Friday Night racing at Cranbourne without having to increase the overall number of events  on the Victorian racing program.

In fact for…

Racing Victoria March Meeting Outcomes Revealed

Racing Victoria March Meeting Outcomes Revealed

8 Mar, 2011

The March edition of the Racing Victoria Board Meeting has seen a focus on the proposed expansion of night racing at Cranbourne Racecourse later in the year.

Racing Victoria Chief Executive, Rob Hines, is hoping to minimise any problems that may arise from the introduction of more night races.

“To accommodate the new night meetings…