Australian racing

Australia: Top Trainers Among Eight Facing Charges Over Alleged Raceday Treatments

Several Group 1-winning trainers and stable employees are among those facing serious charges levied by Racing Victoria over raceday medication treatments of over 100 horses over a seven-year period. According to a report at Racing.com, Robert Smerdon, Stuart Webb and Tony Vasil are three G1-winning trainers facing charges. Other trainers charged include Liam Birchley and Trent Pennuto. […]

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Australia: Trainer Banned For 12 Months After Positive Cobalt Test

New South Wales trainer John Sprague has been suspended for 12 months after one of his horses tested positive for cobalt in October 2017. Punters.com reports that the 4-year-old gelding Saint Denis returned a positive reading for cobalt above the permitted 100 ug/L after finishing third in a maiden race at Tuncurry Racecourse Oct. 29. According […]

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Australia: Eclipse Thoroughbred’s Pinot A Smooth Winner Of G1 VRC Oaks

Royally-bred filly Pinot (3f Pierro x Dizelle, by Zabeel) scored a dominant victory in the $1 million Group I VRC Oaks at Flemington on Thursday to give her outstanding young sire Pierro his first Group I winner. Prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Pinot has been aimed at the VRC Oaks since the start […]

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Australia: Several Top Trainers Believed To Be Embroiled In ‘Significant’ Doping Investigation

Rumors have been swirling throughout the racing industry in Victoria, Australia, about a “significant investigation” that is currently being conducted by Racing Victoria officials which appears to involve several prominent trainers. Punters.com reports that the investigation is believed to be centered on the race day treatment of horses. Race day administration of any medication is prohibited in […]

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Son Defeats Father As Joseph O’Brien’s Rekindling Takes The Melbourne Cup

Joseph O’Brien ranked Rekindling’s Emirates Melbourne Cup as one of his best moments in racing after watching his charge grab victory in the Flemington feature on Tuesday. O’Brien enjoyed huge success during his riding career, counting two Epsom Derbys among a clutch of Classic wins, tasting Breeders’ Cup glory and being crowned Irish champion jockey […]

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‘World’s Most Unlikely’ Melbourne Cup Runner Had A Humble Beginning

The phrase “Breed the best to the best, and hope for the best” is a well-known adage in the Thoroughbred industry. Not every foal is born a blue-blood, however, and some of the best racehorses can come from very ‘humble’ beginnings. As the Huffington Post reports, one such example is the French-bred Tiberian, who is set […]

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‘Time For Her To Have A Break’: Winx Set For A Well-Deserved Vacation

Three-time Cox Plate winner Winx is set to have some well-deserved time off, with a return to the races planned for no earlier than March 2018. Racing.com reports that it was hoped that the 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry would line up in G1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington next weekend, but trainer Chris Waller nixed those […]

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Melbourne Carnival, Breeders’ Cup Combo Makes For Thrilling Week Of Racing

The next eight days are arguably the pinnacle of the international racing calendar, with fans able to enjoy the upcoming Breeders’ Cup races as well as the Australian racing extravaganza that is the Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival. Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington Racecourse, the four race days include the AAMI Victoria Derby […]

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En Final Ajustado, Winx Derrocha Clase Para Hacer Historia Con Su Tercer Triunfo En El Cox Plate

Sin duda no fue una tarea sencilla, pero la campeona logró su histórico objetivo. Ante una concurrencia de 32,617 aficionados, la cantidad más grande para la competencia en los últimos 15 años, Winx logró de manera angustiosa su tercer triunfo consecutivo en el prestigioso Cox Plate (G1), convirtiéndose apenas en el segundo ejemplar en lograr […]

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Winx Busca Escribir Otra Página De Historia Este Sábado Buscando Su Tercer Triunfo En El Cox Plate

Más allá de ir en pos de su vigésimo segundo triunfo consecutivo, esta vez la campeona australiana Winx tiene una cita con la historia cuando dispute este sábado 28 el prestigioso Cox Plate (G1) emblemática carrera de 2040 metros que se correrá en el hipódromo de Moonee Valley, ubicado en las afueras de Melbourne. De […]

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