News About: James McDonald

Doyle back from injury to ride Magic Hurricane in The BMW

Doyle back from injury to ride Magic Hurricane in The BMW

20 Mar, 2017

English jockey James Doyle has recovered from a broken hand and will be back in the saddle on Saturday to ride the Godolphin owned Magic Hurricane in the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill.

Jockey James Doyle, above winning on Veranillo, will be back in the saddle to ride Magic Hurricane in The …

Doyle Plans to be back for Astern in The Galaxy

Doyle Plans to be back for Astern in The Galaxy

15 Feb, 2017

Injured jockey James Doyle plans to be back in the saddle to ride glamour colt Astern in the Group 1 $700,000 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day March 18.

Injured jockey James Doyle, above winning on Veranillo in the Hinchinbrook Stakes at Randwick, plans to be back in the saddle on Golden …

Hartnell in top shape to take on Winx in Apollo Stakes

Hartnell in top shape to take on Winx in Apollo Stakes

13 Feb, 2017

Trainer John O’Shea has declared Hartnell to be in great shape as the English import prepares to take on Winx again in the Group 2 $250,000 The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

Hartnell, above, is set to take on Winx in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hartnell last clashed …

Astern confirmed for Black Caviar Lightning

Astern confirmed for Black Caviar Lightning

24 Jan, 2017

Golden Rose winner Astern will kick off his 2017 Autumn Carnival campaign in the in the Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington on February 18.

Astern, above, will kick off his 2017 Autumn Carnival in the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Astern’s Lightning start was confirmed on the …

O’Shea keen to keep Doyle as number 1 rider

O’Shea keen to keep Doyle as number 1 rider

17 Jan, 2017

Godolphin’s Australian trainer John O’Shea is keen to keep English jockey James Doyle as his number one rider into the future.

Trainer John O’Shea, above, is keen to keep English jockey James Doyle as his number 1 rider. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Godolphin retrained Englishman was sent to Sydney to replace James McDonald who …

Track Specialist Sheidel faces tough test in Winterbottom Stakes

Track Specialist Sheidel faces tough test in Winterbottom Stakes

24 Nov, 2016

Track specialist Sheidel might have won nine times at Ascot but she will still be facing a tough test when she lines up in the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Sheidel, above in red and white colours, is set to line up in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate …

English jockey James Doyle stands in for James McDonald

English jockey James Doyle stands in for James McDonald

24 Nov, 2016

The powerful worldwide Godolphin thoroughbred operation will transfer one of their English based jockeys James Doyle to replace James McDonald as their number one Australian rider.

James McDonald, above, has been replaced by English jockey James Doyle to ride for Godolphin in Australia. Photo by Daniel Costello.

McDonlad has been the retained number one rider …

Trainers forced to find replacements for James McDonald’s Warwick Farm mounts

Trainers forced to find replacements for James McDonald’s Warwick Farm mounts

16 Nov, 2016

Several trainers were forced to find last minute replacements for their runners at Warwick Farm today after premiership winning jockey James McDonald stood himself down from riding following a stewards’ betting investigation.

Jockey James McDonald, above, has stood himself down from riding pending an investigation into his betting activities. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.…

Who Shot Thebarman in great form for Zipping Classic

Who Shot Thebarman in great form for Zipping Classic

11 Nov, 2016

Trainer Chris Waller has declared Who Shot Thebarman in great form as he chases back to back wins in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Who Shot Thebarman, above, is favourite to win back to back Zipping Classics at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey James McDonald stole …

WA Guineas An Option For Hilton Stakes Winner Souchez

WA Guineas An Option For Hilton Stakes Winner Souchez

5 Nov, 2016

Souchez could make the trip to Perth for the 2016 Western Australian Guineas after he returned to winning form with a strong effort in the Hilton Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.

Souchez showed an impressive turn-of-foot to get the job done in the Hilton Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Souchez did not have a great …