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James McDonald, above, has been replaced by English jockey James Doyle to ride for Godolphin in Australia.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

Punters sticking with Lady Le Fay in Matriarch Stakes

Punters sticking with Lady Le Fay in Matriarch Stakes

4 Nov, 2016

Punters are sticking with the Chris Waller trained Lady Le Fay who will start favourite again in the Group 2 $300,000 7News Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Hugh Bowman, above, rides Lady Le Fay in the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Lady Le Fay was sent out as the $2.40 …

O’Shea expects improvement from Holler in Darley Classic

O’Shea expects improvement from Holler in Darley Classic

4 Nov, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea expects vast improvement from Holler when he runs in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Trainer John O’Shea expects vast improvement from Holler, above, in the Darley Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Holler is a Group 1 winner of the $500,000 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) …

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin outstays Heartbreak City

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin outstays Heartbreak City

1 Nov, 2016

The Lloyd Williams owned Almandin outstayed Irish horse Heartbreak City to win the 2016 Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington today.

Almandin, blue colours with red cap, outstays Heartbreak City, yellow, to win the 2016 Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy rode his second Melbourne Cup …

McDonald Confident Hartnell Will Be The Melbourne Cup Winner

McDonald Confident Hartnell Will Be The Melbourne Cup Winner

31 Oct, 2016

The 2016 Melbourne Cup winner will be declared on Tuesday afternoon and jockey James McDonald it will be Hartnell that salutes in the Group 1 event at Flemington.

Hartnell is currently on top of 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Hartnell stamped himself as Melbourne Cup favourite with a string of …

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting: Post Barrier Draw Update

2016 Melbourne Cup Betting: Post Barrier Draw Update

29 Oct, 2016

The 2016 Melbourne Cup betting market has been updated following the barrier draw and Hartnell remains favourite for the Group 1 event that will be held at Flemington on Tuesday.

Hartnell is currently on top of 2016 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Hartnell was allocated barrier 12 in the Melbourne Cup …