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Former Sydney Cup Winner Stands In Winners’ Stall Again

Former Sydney Cup Winner Stands In Winners’ Stall Again

19 Jun, 2013

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 …

Champion Jumper Out For The Year

Champion Jumper Out For The Year

15 May, 2012

Star jumper Black And Bent will miss the rest of the year’s racing after suffering a tear to his troublesome tendon that caused him to spend 11 months on the sidelines after originally injuring it in July 2010.

Black And Bent will not race again before May next year - photo © Taron Clarke

The …

Overseas Plans Left Black And Bent

Overseas Plans Left Black And Bent

10 Jan, 2012

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.

There’s …

Aussie Trainer Scores First Jumps Win In England

Aussie Trainer Scores First Jumps Win In England

29 Nov, 2011

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,” …

Jumps Racing Enjoys $2 million Boost From 2012

Jumps Racing Enjoys $2 million Boost From 2012

22 Nov, 2011

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.…

RVL Urged To Sure Up Steeple Support

RVL Urged To Sure Up Steeple Support

11 Aug, 2011

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.

Napthine …

Government Accepts Victorian Jumps Racing Review

Government Accepts Victorian Jumps Racing Review

12 Jul, 2011

The Victorian government has accepted a review into the jumps racing incident at Warrnambool

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 …

Greens Ramp Up South Australian Jumps Battle

Greens Ramp Up South Australian Jumps Battle

7 Jul, 2011

The Greens seek to ban jumps racing in South Australia

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 …

Former Melbourne Cup Starter Jumps Codes

Former Melbourne Cup Starter Jumps Codes

16 May, 2011

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, …

Compo Claims Add Further Fuel To Jumps Debate

Compo Claims Add Further Fuel To Jumps Debate

11 May, 2011

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 …