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Moody Not Giving Up On Frankel Showdown

Moody Not Giving Up On Frankel Showdown

13 Feb, 2012

After every Black Caviar win there’s the inevitable talk about which horses will avoid her and the odd couple that will call her out.

Neville Layt did it with Karuta Queen in the spring and Joe Pride is doing the same with Rain Affair this time in.

In a rare occurrence though some big calls …

English Eyeing Off Black Caviar Pay Day At Royal Ascot

English Eyeing Off Black Caviar Pay Day At Royal Ascot

27 Jan, 2012

While Australia goes into Black Caviar mode ahead of her return tonight in the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley, don’t forget we won’t be the only ones tuning in to see her inevitable triumph.

More and more people from around the world are keeping an eye on her progress, especially in the UK where her …

Helmet & Sepoy May Get Autumn Farewell

Helmet & Sepoy May Get Autumn Farewell

28 Nov, 2011

It was always a case of when, not if, the Darley pair of Helmet and Sepoy were heading to Europe but it now seems they will have another run in Australia before they leave.

With the Melbourne autumn carnival held so early in the year it appears as if the Peter Snowden team will have …

Australia Whipping England In Rider Adaptability

Australia Whipping England In Rider Adaptability

3 Nov, 2011

While in the UK at the moment the furore continues over the introduction of new whip regulations, it’s been revealed that here in Australia the changes have caused far less fuss.

Changes were made to the way jockeys can use their whips about 12 months ago at the same time a newly designed padded whip …

No Huge Caulfield Cup Weight For Americain

No Huge Caulfield Cup Weight For Americain

29 Aug, 2011

Americain will be the top weight for the Caulfield Cup

Despite being the defending Melbourne Cup champion Racing Victoria has insisted Americain won’t be unduly handicapped when he returns to Melbourne this spring.

The French import will run in a campaign including both the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup with weights for the 2400m race …

Third Cox Plate All But Over For So You Think

Third Cox Plate All But Over For So You Think

29 Aug, 2011

Shot at third Cox Plate all but over for champion So You Think

After quarantine issues were sorted out a fortnight ago it appeared as if the chances of So You Think returning for the 2011 Cox Plate had drastically improved.

Now though the two time Cox Plate champion is all but assured of staying …

Door Ajar On So You Think’s Cox Plate, Just

Door Ajar On So You Think’s Cox Plate, Just

19 Aug, 2011

So You Think is still a chance to make the Cox Plate

For many it’s been inevitable that the light surrounding a third Cox Plate for So You Think would be snuffed out, but it continues to flicker, if only slightly.

The quarantine drama which has affected horses right around the world ahead of the …

Canford Cliffs Retired To Stud In UK

Canford Cliffs Retired To Stud In UK

5 Aug, 2011

The racing career of English super star Canford Cliffs has come to an end with a serious leg injury discovered after the conclusion of the Sussex Stakes.

Canford Cliffs was involved in one of the most anticipated match races of the decade when he faced off with then unbeaten Frankel, but he couldn’t get near …

Darley Dreamteam To Take On Europe

Darley Dreamteam To Take On Europe

18 Jul, 2011

Trainer Peter Snowden

Snowden’s stable of winners is to become a travelling circus with some of his top performers of the 2010 / 2011 season booked in for a UK venture.

They will both be from his superstar juvenile ranks, the team which earned Darley a clean sweep of all of the Australian two-year-old Group …

Star Witness Falls Short Of UK Dream In July Cup

Star Witness Falls Short Of UK Dream In July Cup

11 Jul, 2011

Star Witness will now retire to Widden Stud in New South Wales

The racing career of Star Witness has come to an end with the Australian sprinter failing to finish on a fairy tale in the July Cup at Newmarket in England.

He received a sensational level of support both here and in the UK …