News About: Warrnambool Racecourse

Return To Racing At Ballarat Delayed

Return To Racing At Ballarat Delayed

8 Jul, 2014

Racing Victoria have announced that the first race meeting on the redeveloped Ballarat track will not take place until October.

The Offer stamped herself as a stayer to watch with an impressive win the 2013 Ballarat Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart

The redevelopment of the Ballarat track began after the running of the 2013 edition …

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 …

Black And Bent Left Vulnerable In Jumps Clash

Black And Bent Left Vulnerable In Jumps Clash

27 Jul, 2011

Trainer Robert Smerdon believes his jumper Black And Bent will be at his most vulnerable in the Lafferty Hurdle

Trainer Robert Smerdon feels that Black And Bent will be at his most vulnerable when he runs in the $100,000 Lafferty Hurdle at Warrnambool this Sunday.

The talented jumper will carry 4.5 kilograms less than he …

Payne Equates Grand Annual Steeplechase Win To Melbourne Cup

Payne Equates Grand Annual Steeplechase Win To Melbourne Cup

21 Jul, 2011

Group 1 winning jockey Michelle Payne wants to win the Grand Annual Steeplechase

Flat jockey Michelle Payne has set herself the personal goal of winning next year’s Grand Annual Steeplechase over the jumps.

The young rider is hopeful she can achieve her dream at Warrnambool Racecourse in May next year, despite her predominately flat course …

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

6 Jul, 2011

Young Warrnambool-based trainer Aaron Purcell is hopeful that England will provide him with some quality jumps horses for his stables.

Purcell, who won the coveted Grand Annual Steeplechase in 2009 with Ginolad, will be looking to find his next winner when he heads to the United Kingdom later in the year.

The future of jumps …

NZ Campaign Off The Cards For Al Garhood

NZ Campaign Off The Cards For Al Garhood

1 Jul, 2011

Trainer Ciaron Maher has decided against taking Al Garhood to New Zealand

Trainer Ciaron Maher has decided against taking Al Garhood to compete in the Great Northern Steeplechase in New Zealand in September.

Al Garhood, who has won back-to-back Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechases, will now go for a spell instead of travelling overseas.

The rising …

Hines Anticipates Little Effect On Jumps Racing’s Future

Hines Anticipates Little Effect On Jumps Racing’s Future

6 May, 2011

Jumps Racing

Racing Victoria Chief Executive Rob Hines has defended the future of jumps racing with the belief that yesterday’s incidents will have little or no effect on the sport.

The biggest jumps race of the May Day Carnival in Warrnambool yesterday was the scene of horror after a horse jumped a  three metre high …

Further Problems Plague Jumps Carnival’s Grand Annual

Further Problems Plague Jumps Carnival’s Grand Annual

5 May, 2011

The feature race of Warrnambool’s May Racing Carnival, the Grand Annual Steeplechase, was the scene of an array of accidents when it took place this afternoon.

Six of the eight runners either fell or lost their jockeys throughout the race, with only two horses managing to cross the finish line.

The problems were taken to …

Niwot Journeys Towards Fairy Tale Comeback

Niwot Journeys Towards Fairy Tale Comeback

4 May, 2011

Hawkes Racing - Wayne, John and Michael Hawkes

Wayne Hawkes’ Niwot is primed to provide his connections with a win in the Warrnambool Cup this Thursday after coming back from a severe knee injury.

Niwot suffered what was feared to be a career-ending knee injury after winning the Listed Winter Cup at Rosehill Garden Racecourse …

Horse Dies In First Race Of Warrnambool’s Jumps Carnival

Horse Dies In First Race Of Warrnambool’s Jumps Carnival

3 May, 2011

Warrnambool’s May Racing Carnival has witnessed horror start, with a horse dying after falling in the first race of the day.

Shine The Armour was the victim of a shocking race fall that occurred at the second last jump of the 3,200 metre Maiden Hurdle.

The horse’s jockey, Michelle Hagley, was taken to Warrnambool Base …