News About: Grand Annual Steeplechase

Payne Happy With Grand Annual Duo

Payne Happy With Grand Annual Duo

7 May, 2015

Patrick Payne has both Lord Of The Song and Chaparro in the 2015 Grand Annual Steeplechase field and the leading jumps trainer is happy with both horses heading into the $250,000 event this afternoon.

Lord Of The Song and Chaparro will clash again in the 2015 Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool this afternoon. Photo by: …

Payne Equates Grand Annual Steeplechase Win To Melbourne Cup

Payne Equates Grand Annual Steeplechase Win To Melbourne Cup

21 Jul, 2011

Group 1 winning jockey Michelle Payne wants to win the Grand Annual Steeplechase

Flat jockey Michelle Payne has set herself the personal goal of winning next year’s Grand Annual Steeplechase over the jumps.

The young rider is hopeful she can achieve her dream at Warrnambool Racecourse in May next year, despite her predominately flat course …

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

6 Jul, 2011

Young Warrnambool-based trainer Aaron Purcell is hopeful that England will provide him with some quality jumps horses for his stables.

Purcell, who won the coveted Grand Annual Steeplechase in 2009 with Ginolad, will be looking to find his next winner when he heads to the United Kingdom later in the year.

The future of jumps …

NZ Campaign Off The Cards For Al Garhood

NZ Campaign Off The Cards For Al Garhood

1 Jul, 2011

Trainer Ciaron Maher has decided against taking Al Garhood to New Zealand

Trainer Ciaron Maher has decided against taking Al Garhood to compete in the Great Northern Steeplechase in New Zealand in September.

Al Garhood, who has won back-to-back Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechases, will now go for a spell instead of travelling overseas.

The rising …

Hines Anticipates Little Effect On Jumps Racing’s Future

Hines Anticipates Little Effect On Jumps Racing’s Future

6 May, 2011

Jumps Racing

Racing Victoria Chief Executive Rob Hines has defended the future of jumps racing with the belief that yesterday’s incidents will have little or no effect on the sport.

The biggest jumps race of the May Day Carnival in Warrnambool yesterday was the scene of horror after a horse jumped a  three metre high …

Further Problems Plague Jumps Carnival’s Grand Annual

Further Problems Plague Jumps Carnival’s Grand Annual

5 May, 2011

The feature race of Warrnambool’s May Racing Carnival, the Grand Annual Steeplechase, was the scene of an array of accidents when it took place this afternoon.

Six of the eight runners either fell or lost their jockeys throughout the race, with only two horses managing to cross the finish line.

The problems were taken to …

Political Duties Put An End To Racing Minister’s May Carnival Plans

Political Duties Put An End To Racing Minister’s May Carnival Plans

29 Apr, 2011

Racing Minister Denis Napthine’s political duties will force him to miss the May Racing Carnival at Warrnambool for the first time in living memory.

The new Racing Minister will be in the office for the whole three-day-carnival due to the release of the state government’s annual budget coinciding with the event.

Mr Napthine is on …