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Heat wave forces Flemington cancellation

Heat wave forces Flemington cancellation

18 Dec, 2015

Severe heat wave conditions across central and southern Australia has forced the cancellation of all Victorian race meetings on Saturday, including the nine race program at Flemington.

Racing at Flemington on Saturday has been abandoned because of an extreme heat wave sweeping across Victoria. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Melbourne will be facing a …

Doveton Stakes Ideal for Diamond Oasis

Doveton Stakes Ideal for Diamond Oasis

1 Dec, 2015

Sprint king Joe Pride has been thrilled with the condition of Diamond Oasis this time and is confident the five-year-old is perfectly placed in Saturday’s Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m) at Sandown.

Diamond Oasis is primed for a big performance in Saturday’s Listed Doveton Stakes at Sandown. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Diamond Oasis returned to racing this …

Minor Ailment Will Not Ruin Autumn for The Quarterback

Minor Ailment Will Not Ruin Autumn for The Quarterback

27 Jan, 2015

Trainer Robbie Griffiths is confident a minor internal bleed suffered during the running of Monday’s Listed W.J. Adams Stakes (1000m) at Sandown will not affect The Quarterback’s overall campaign through the Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Quaterback suffered mild internal bleeding during the Listed W.J. Adams Stakes on Monday. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Jumping from the gates …

Affirmation Confirmed for Manfred Stakes Return

Affirmation Confirmed for Manfred Stakes Return

21 Jan, 2015

A standout performer for the Angaston-based trainer over his most recent racing preparation, trainer Tony McEvoy has confirmed talented three-year-old Affirmation will return to competition in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Sandown on January 26th.

Affirmation will return to racing in Monday’s Group 3 Manfred Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia…

Lord Of The Sky Better Over More Distance

Lord Of The Sky Better Over More Distance

8 Dec, 2014

Beaten Christmas Cup favourite in Melbourne on Saturday Lord Of The Sky could be given a chance to prove himself over 1400m after his jockey Vlad Duric tipped him as being better over a longer trip.

Lord Of The Sky could be tested over 1400m for the first time in the autumn. Photo: Race Horse …

Sydney Cup Goal for Sale Cup Winner Sonntag

Sydney Cup Goal for Sale Cup Winner Sonntag

27 Oct, 2014

After a first-up win in Sunday’s Sale Cup the Henry Dwyer-trained Sonntag will be kept to a light summer preparation with the long term goal being to have him fit and ready for the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Royal Randwick next year.

Sale Cup winner Sonntag will target the Sydney Cup next autumn …

Bashboy Out To Continue Flawless Warrnambool Record

Bashboy Out To Continue Flawless Warrnambool Record

18 Jun, 2013

Current Jumper of the Year, Bashboy, will take his place in the $100,000 Thackeray Steeplechase at Warrnambool racecourse next Sunday.

Trainer Ciaron Maher was spurred on by the nine-year-old’s last start 12 length win in the $100,000 Mosstrooper Steeplechase at Bendigo on June 16.

Bashboy’s last excursion to Warrnambool resulted in 20.5 length win in …

Spirit Of Heaven Makes Timely Arrival

Spirit Of Heaven Makes Timely Arrival

13 Jun, 2013

In the same week that Peter Moody lost Caulfield Cup third placegetter Lights Of Heaven to retirement, he may have found the horse to replace her.

Peter Moody unveiled promising horse Spirit Of Heaven at Sandown on Wednesday. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Spirit Of Heaven, a three-quarter sister to the classy mare, made plenty reach …

Sandown abandoned

Sandown abandoned

1 Jun, 2013

Heavy overnight rain has forced the abandonment of today’s feature jumps meeting at Sandown.

Trainer Peter Moody was to saddle up Australian Hurdle favourite Macedonian before Sandown was abandoned. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Racing Victoria chairman of stewards Terry Bailey described the Sandown Lakeside track as ‘waterlogged’ and officially called off the meeting at 6.27am …

Perfect 10 for Black and Bent

Perfect 10 for Black and Bent

22 May, 2013

Champion jumper Black And Bent has made a record-breaking return to the hurdles at Sandown today, claiming an incredible 10th straight jumps victory.

Black And Bent entered the record books with a 10th straight jumps win. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

By notching up his 10th consecutive win over the hurdles, the Robert Smerdon-trained gelding etched …