News About: Jumps Racing
Breaking a lengthy winning drought that had spanned over two years, the now Bob Challis-trained 2011 Sydney Cup winner Stand To Gain proved they have genuine potential as a jumper with a hurdle win at Sandown Lake’s Sportingbet Park on Wednesday.
Formerly prepared by ace Sydney horseman Chris Waller, this season’s leading Group 1 winning …
There was plenty to like about the master plan of sending Black And Bent overseas to compete in the world’s biggest jumps races.
It would mark the complete turnaround of the Australian jumps industry with a genuine home grown talent rising through the grades to mix it with the biggest names on the planet.
Jumps trainer Anthony Cosgriff is still celebrating his first win in the United Kingdom since transferring his stables there in 2010.
Cosgriff uprooted his successful Victorian stable in favour of England due to the uncertain nature of jumps racing in Australia.
“We made the move partly because of the issues with jumps racing in Victoria,” …
Racing Victoria has announced that a $2 million boost over four years will be given to jumps racing from 2012 in order to save the sport from dwindling numbers and interest.
The boost will include a feature race worth $100,000 being held each fortnight from the Warrnambool Carnival in May until the end of July.…
Victorian Racing Minister and well known jumps racing supporter Denis Napthine has thrown his weight behind the continuation of steeplechase events across the state.
He has recommended that Racing Victoria get behind steeplechasing for at least the next three to four years to bring it into line with the support given to hurdle racing.
A review into the much publicised jumps racing incident at Warrnambool during the Grand Annual Steeplechase has been accepted by the Victorian government.
The report gave recommendations which have been endorsed by the Racing Minister on how to avoid such an …
Jumps racing faces one of its biggest threats yet over the next fortnight with the Greens making a move to ban the sport in South Australia.
The outspoken political party, buoyed by their new found national power, have launched an anti-jumps campaign and will introduce …
In quite a big change, English import Warringah will forgo his flat racing career to be trained as a jumps horse.
Under the guidance of Robbie Laing Warringah will have a trial this Wednesday at Cranbourne over 2800m.
He will be ridden by Steve Pateman, one of the country’s leading jumps jockeys who simply said, …
Almost inevitably after the jumps incident at Warrnambool last week some of the spectators that were injured have launched compensation claims.
They are claiming payouts for both medical expenses and for loss of income after a runaway horse jumped a barrier and landed in the crowd.
The most serious injuries were a two-year-old who suffered …
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