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Horse Racing News: Clear running helps exciting import Craig bounce back

Horse Racing News: Clear running helps exciting import Craig bounce back

There was no sign of the obstacles that confronted Craig at Flemington on June 8 when he returned to Victorian racing headquarters on Saturday and the untapped import responded with a stress-free victory. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained gelding justified his status as the shortest-priced favourite of the day with a soft win in...

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Horse Racing News: Rachel King goes close at Royal Ascot

Horse Racing News: Rachel King goes close at Royal Ascot

Rachel King nearly gained the perfect wedding present on Day 4 at Royal Ascot when Strutting was passed close to home in the Sandringham Stakes, which was run in the early hours of Saturday morning, Australian time. The English-born jockey has become something of a star in Australia since moving permanently Down Under and delayed her honeymoon...

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Horse Racing News: Ciaron Maher caught in the Middle at Royal Ascot

Horse Racing News: Ciaron Maher caught in the Middle at Royal Ascot

There might not be any Australian-trained runners on Day 5 at Royal Ascot, but the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes still bears close attention for those with an eye to the Spring Carnival. The Melbourne Cup 2024 is a possibility for several of the nine runners, including one who will soon join the Ciaron Maher stable....

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Horse racing stunner as officials pull plug on ‘not suitable’ track

Horse racing stunner as officials pull plug on ‘not suitable’ track

Saturday’s horse racing at Randwick has been dramatically called off at the last minute and a mad scramble has followed. Racing NSW Stewards made the call on Saturday morning after heavy and persistent rain smashed Sydney. Rated in the soft range on Friday, the course proper was downgraded to a heavy 10 early on Saturday...

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Horse Racing News: Aberfeldie Boy due a change of luck

Horse Racing News: Aberfeldie Boy due a change of luck

Trainers Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock had hoped to be in Brisbane a week ago with their stayer Aberfeldie Boy who will instead be running in a handicap race at Flemington on Saturday. Timing has been the enemy for Aberfeldie Boy throughout his brief career, but the Griffiths and de Kock team are hoping that changes...

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Vauban to have a crack at the Melbourne Cup 2024

Vauban to have a crack at the Melbourne Cup 2024

Owner Rich Ricci is eyeing up another shot at the Melbourne Cup with Vauban following his effort in the Group 1 Gold Cup at Ascot. Vauban, the Willie Mullins-trained classy dual-purpose horse finished out of the placings as race favourite with betting apps in the Melbourne Cup last year but following his pleasing four-placed effort...

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Horse Racing News: Craig set to bounce back at Flemington races

Horse Racing News: Craig set to bounce back at Flemington races

Jockey Luke Currie doubts he has ridden a horse to a better second placing than the effort Craig produced recently at Flemington. Currie and Craig will get the chance to overturn that narrow lose when they return to Flemington on Saturday for the Rod Johnson Handicap (1620m). The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained Craig missed by the barest...

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Craig set to bounce back at Flemington

Craig set to bounce back at Flemington

Image: Bruno Cannatelli Craig gets the chance to avenge his last start narrow loss when he returns to Flemington Jockey Luke Currie doubts he has ridden a horse to a better second placing than the effort Craig produced recently at Flemington. Currie and Craig will get the chance to overturn that narrow lose when they return to...

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Joe Pride pair hit the road for Flemington races

Joe Pride pair hit the road for Flemington races

Sydney trainer Joe Pride is banking on a trip to Melbourne being beneficial for the future of The Black Cloud. Along with stablemate King Of The Castle, The Black Cloud is set to contest the VRC Country Race Day Sprint (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday while King Of The Castle will line up in The...