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2020 August
  • Sat, Aug 08, 2020
    Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will give in-form stayer Exemplar a chance to qualify for the Melbourne Cup following consecutive wins at Flemington.
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    Lightly-raced sprinter Eduardo will have the advantage of race fitness when he bids to deliver trainer Joe Pride a hat-trick of Missile Stakes victories.
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    The most expensive yearling sold in Victoria, Octane will face a class test when he returns from a stint in Adelaide for a Flemington assignment.
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    Trainer Patrick Payne is not convinced Widgee Turf is at his best on a straight track but he is happy to be proven wrong when the horse runs at Flemington.
  • Fri, Aug 07, 2020
    Despite all the restrictions people can still go to the Rosehill races after taking the appropriate procedures and it is a good meeting to go to.
  • Thu, Aug 06, 2020
    A Weetwood Handicap start is the goal trainer Kevin Kemp has set for talented sprinter Mr Marbellouz, who resumes from a long layoff at Doomben
  • Thu, Aug 06, 2020
    Connections of So Si Bon have thrown in a nomination for the Cox Plate ahead of the gelding's resumption in a Group Three sprint at Flemington.
  • Thu, Aug 06, 2020
    Gerald Ryan has drawn comparisons between Return With Honour and former stakes winner Hinchinbrook as he prepares a three-pronged assault on The Rosebud.
  • Wed, Aug 05, 2020
    Trainer Julius Sandhu will unveil new recruit Trope at Flemington in a race he hopes can be a stepping stone towards Group One targets this spring.
  • Wed, Aug 05, 2020
    Untapped three-year-old Wertheimer will be set on a Victoria Derby path after making a winning debut for new trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young.
  • Wed, Aug 05, 2020
    On the back of a successful 2019-20 season, trainer Kris Lees will look to make his presence felt in the Missile Stakes with Le Romain and Special Reward.
  • Wed, Aug 05, 2020
    The Victoria Racing Club has not ruled out having crowds attend the Melbourne spring carnival, pending developments with the COVID-19 situation in the state.
  • Wed, Aug 05, 2020
    Proven ability on rain-affected ground could be crucial for the Michael and Richard Freedman-trained Prime Star when he resumes in stakes grade at Rosehill.
  • Tue, Aug 04, 2020
    Sydney’s premier jockey James McDonald got a “feel” of promising Hawkesbury colt Blaze A Trail in a Rosehill Gardens barrier trial this morning.
  • Tue, Aug 04, 2020
    Racing Victoria officials will continue to monitor their biosecurity protocols as they strive to keep the industry buoyant through the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    The $7.5 million Golden Eagle will be the spring goal for Catalyst, who will also be on a mission to put himself into calculations for The Everest.
  • Mon, Aug 03, 2020
    Nature Strip will be the headline act at a star-studded barrier trial session at Rosehill, which also includes Caulfield Cup fancy Master Of Wine.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    The Jason Warren-trained Brooklyn Hustle has stamped her class at The Valley with a dominant performance to post her first win in 20 months.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    Trainer Gary Portelli and jockey Kathy O'Hara have continued their successful combination to win the opening race of the new racing term at Randwick.
  • Sat, Aug 01, 2020
    Apprentice Tom Sherry has made a sparkling start to the season, breaking through for his first metropolitan win aboard Fulmina for his master Mark Newnham.
2020 July
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Under-rated sprinter Inanup has been the flagbearer for Jarrod Austin, a role the trainer hopes the horse can continue to play into the new racing season.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    Anthony Freedman and his son Sam are set to have the first runners of their training partnership at The Valley at Melbourne's first meeting of the new season.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    New Zealand jumper Gobstopper's former trainer expects the gelding to mount a sterner challenge in this edition of Grand National Hurdle at Sandown.
  • Fri, Jul 31, 2020
    After missing the majority of the autumn with a respiratory complaint, Hard Landing is making an early return ahead of the spring at The Valley.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Group Two-winning sprinter Splintex is scheduled to be among a host of well-performed horses who will step out at an important set of Randwick barrier trials.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    After stints with Darren Weir and Chris Waller, Japanese galloper Admire Winner will have his first run for Paul Preusker when he lines up at The Valley.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Having recently been sent to trainer Mike Moroney in Victoria, New Zealand mare Santa Catarina is set to race in Melbourne for the first time at The Valley.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    The Danny O'Brien-trained stablemates Vow And Declare and Russian Camelot will have a raceday gallop at Geelong as part of their preparations towards spring.
  • Thu, Jul 30, 2020
    Stewards have appealed against two Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal decisions to reduce penalties on disqualified trained Ben Currie
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Tallyho Twinkletoe's task at a second Grand National Hurdle has been made tougher after he was given a 6kg increase on his winning weight of last year.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    South Coast trainer Mike Cattell took a punt earlier this year when he purchased a “claustrophobic” mare online for $600 after she had trialled nine times in Tasmania without beginning her racing career.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Fresh from a record-breaking season, trainer Tony Gollan is hoping to kick off the new racing term in a similar vein at Eagle Farm.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    The Nathan Doyle-trained Royal Banquet has made a late-season step up to city grade at Warwick Farm to make it three-straight wins so far this winter.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Sam Freedman has been recognised for his hard work with Anthony Freedman Racing and will join his father in a training partnership in the upcoming season.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    Trainer Terry Kelly is yet to have a starter in the Melbourne Cup and is hoping that may change this year with Skelm who starts his campaign at The Valley.
  • Wed, Jul 29, 2020
    New Zealand trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are working on obtaining travel exemptions for staff to travel to Australia ahead of the spring carnivals.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    Hobartville Stakes winner Brandenburg has finished fourth in a Randwick barrier trial as part of his preparation towards the Group One Winx Stakes.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    After returning to form with a victory at Sandown, Tavirun will get the chance for successive wins when he runs in a quality handicap at The Valley.
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2020
    The Bostonian is Sydney-bound for the spring carnival, but his New Zealand trainer Tony Pike is unsure if his staff can travel to look after the gelding.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    A winning double at Pakenham has Jye .McNeil five wins ahead of Daniel Stackhouse in the Victorian statewide jockeys' premiership with four meetings remaining
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    William Pike has created an Australian riding record but the leading Perth jockey now wants to be a big player in Melbourne during the spring carnival.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    With his ninth Victorian metropolitan jockeys' premiership secured this season, Craig Williams has moved to within two of equalling the record for most titles.
  • Mon, Jul 27, 2020
    Zac Purton says the return of Australian trainer David Hayes might hold the key to a successful defence of his Hong Kong champion jockey title next season.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    Trainer Chris Anderson has opted to hold Ballistic Boy and Profit back from spring carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne to focus on the Magic Millions in January.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    After winning two of his three starts since joining the Matt Cumani stable, Creedence will be given the chance at tougher spring company after a short break.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    Superstar mare Enable has won a third King George and Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in a race that produced the smallest field in the race's history.
  • Sun, Jul 26, 2020
    Trainer Phillip Stokes is likely to kick off Mr Quickie's campaign below the top level but says he will still be nominated for some of the big spring features.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    The Missile Stakes looms as a likely target for Eduardo, who has made a winning start for his new stable in the July Sprint at Rosehill.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    High Emocean has upstaged stablemate Persan in a late-season staying race for three-year-olds at Caulfield to register her third win in her past three starts.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    The Chris Waller-trained Skyman has made a winning start to his Australian career, with the lightly-raced import taking out a benchmark-78 race at Caulfield.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Trainer Kris Lees will keep all options on the table for Mugatoo this spring after his sparkling return to win the Winter Challenge at Rosehill.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    The Bendigo Cup is likely to be the spring target for Mahamedeis after the gelding produced a strong staying performance to win at Caulfield.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    A win on She's A Thief at Caulfield has moved jockey Daniel Stackhouse back to within two wins of Jye McNeil at the top of the Victorian statewide premiership.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Stewards have released their report into the Alligator Blood prohibited substance case after the gelding was stripped of his Magic Millions Guineas win.
  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
    Viridine has taken out the final stakes race of the 2019-20 season in Melbourne, with Damien Oliver riding the sprinter to victory in the Bletchingly Stakes.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Top mare Enable will have just three rivals in her quest for an historic third win in the Group One King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    In an exhaustive quest to figure out what makes moody gelding Invictus Prince tick, trainer Matthew Smith has discovered a factor that could be critical.
  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
    Trainer Phillip Stokes says Sansom's performance in the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes will give him a guide on where to head with the gelding in the future.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Alligator Blood was disqualified and trainer David Vandyke has been fined $20,000 after the horse returned a positive swab after the Magic Millions Guineas.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    After three second placings from his past four starts, Ballarat trainer Matt Cumani is hoping for a change of fortune with Sign Seal Deliver at Caulfield.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Face masks will be required for all people attending Victorian race meetings while jockeys will have the option of not wearing one during a race.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Les Ross has had varying luck with barrier draws as he tries to ensure he is the leading QTIS trainer of two-year-olds with three runners at Doomben.
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020
    Trainer Danny Williams regards Hot 'N' Hazy as the most talented horse to come through his stable in 10 years, but warns the colt is still learning his craft.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Frankie Two Angels has provided form AFL coach Denis Pagan with his first win as a trainer taking out the Ladbrokes Same Game Multi at Sandown.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Media outlets cannot attend an inquiry into Magic Million Guineas' winner Alligator Blood returning a positive swab after the $2 million race in January.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    After a last-start second in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap in Queensland, Special Missile is set to contest Sydney's final stakes race of the season.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    It is with great sadness that Racing Victoria (RV) acknowledges today’s passing of highly respected media personality, equine commentator, and educator Rob Gaylard.
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020
    Jockey Nash Rawiller believes a maiden win on debut at Canterbury by Yardstick will provide a good stepping stone for rising three-year-old into the new season.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Highly regarded New Zealand jockey Michael Coleman has announced his retirement after being injured when a horse reared up at the Rotorua trials.
  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020
    Cranbourne trainer Mark Webb says Miss Iano will line up at Caulfield, but is leaving his options until as late as possible before deciding on which race.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Despite there being no lucrative bonus on offer, Caloundra trainer Darryl Hansen is eyeing a series of sprint races in northern Queensland with Doctor Zous.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Trainer Phillip Stokes will give unbeaten filly Instant Celebrity a freshen-up before her planned spring campaign in Melbourne towards the Thousand Guineas.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Three jockeys now riding in Australia have had their licences cancelled in Singapore after returning home during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    Enjoying the warmer climate in Sydney, star New Zealand mares Melody Belle and Probabeel are nearing the trialling stage before a return to racing.
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2020
    After victory the Brendan Drechsler Hurdle at Pakenham, Tallyo Twinkletoe will attempt back-to-back wins in the in the Grand National Hurdle and Steeplechase.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Options at home and abroad will be considered for English stayer Red Verdon, a spring visitor to Melbourne during the past two years, after a return to form.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    South Australian-trained sprinter-miler Behemoth is being prepared for a spring campaign with Group One handicaps in Melbourne among the target races.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Having ruled a line through Time To Reign's recent failure at Rosehill, trainer Gary Portelli is confident the colt can rebound in the July Sprint.
  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
    Used to sharing trackwork duties at Euroa and Flemington, new Lindsay Park trainers Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes have been restricted to their home bases.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    The James Cummings-trained colt Alcyone has notched his first win in the Byerley Handicap at Flemington, highlighting his staying credentials.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    El Questro has given trainer Allison Sheehan her first Flemington win, with apprentice Teo Nugent steering the mare to victory in the Rising Stars Final.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Damien Oliver believes Right You Are has the scope to continue improving next season after riding the gelding to a narrow win under a big weight at Flemington.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Young gun apprentice Tom Sherry has endured a tough initiation into Sydney racing with a luckless ride aboard Black Magnum for his boss Mark Newnham.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2020
    Barrier one was no disadvantage for Bumper Blast after Craig Williams steered a path to the outside to take out the The Belzoni at Flemington.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Trainer David Jolly believes Calypso Reign is racing well enough to measure up in his first Melbourne appearance at Flemington against his own age over 1200m.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    The abandonment of Sydney's midweek program has forced trainer Gary Portelli's hand with Dio D'Oro, who will chase his second win this year at Randwick.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards today inquired into a report that Damien Oliver had ridden trackwork at the licensed Barwon Heads training property of Danny O’Brien this morning.
  • Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    Ed Vaughan, the English-based racehorse trainer with close connections to Australian racing, has announced he is to quit training later in the season.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    Racing Victoria (RV) stewards advise that a case of Strangles has been confirmed in the Danielle Loos-trained Naval Envoy which is stabled at Geelong Racecourse.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    Trainer Grahame Begg believes an inside barrier draw will aid the chances of Romancer when he runs in a 1600m handicap at Flemington.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    Racing Victoria (RV) wishes to advise of an update to the biosecurity protocols in place in Victoria to allow for the safe continuation of racing and training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Thu, Jul 16, 2020
    United States Hall of Fame racehorse trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for 15 days after two stable runners tested positive for a banned substance.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Apprentice Tom Sherry, who has ridden 93 winners in NSW this season, is set to make his Sydney metropolitan debut at the Randwick Kensington track meeting.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    Promising two-year-old Apache Chase could be the next star to emerge from the annual late season Eagle Farm midweek meetings after a strong win.
  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020
    The consistent Mr Bellagio has been freshened up as he chases his first win in black-type company in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Trainer Nick Ryan is thrilled with how Sircconi has come through his Winter Championship Series Final win as he prepares for another 1600m race at Flemington.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Group One-winner Mystic Journey has finished fourth in a barrier trial at Devonport as she builds towards her planned race return in the PB Lawrence Stakes.
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2020
    Racing NSW today has taken the precautionary measure of abandoning the Warwick Farm race meeting scheduled for tomorrow due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed to have originated from the Liverpool City Council area, where Warwick Farm racecourse is located.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Trainer Kris Lees is hoping an expected wet Kensington track at Randwick will offset a drop in distance for last-start WJ McKell Cup winner Frankely Awesome.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    It wasn’t only the fact that Brad Widdup made it 40 wins for the season on home turf today which gave him special pleasure
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Rachel King will celebrate another birthday at season’s end – and with it in all likelihood a history-making Hawkesbury jockeys’ premiership.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    Group One winner Mystic Journey is entered for an 800m barrier trial on the Devonport synthetic track as she continues preparations towards her race return.
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020
    As tyro Cieren Fallon posted his first Group One win, jumps legend Barry Geraghty announced his retirement during a significant weekend of British racing.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    A long-term plan to aim Carif at the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups is entering its final phase as Peter and Paul Snowden count down to the spring.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    New Zealand Group Two winner Harlech has arrived in Melbourne, with trainer Mike Moroney to aim the rising four-year-old at some spring features in Australia.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Promising Knight Mariner will be transferred to the Gatton veterinary hospital on Monday after apparently fracturing his pelvis in the Winx Guineas.
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020
    Co-trainer Michael Kent Jr says Oceanex has come back to training at Caulfield a rounder and stronger mare in the build-up to the Melbourne Cup.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Grey gelding Leroytheconquerer has repaid trainer Damian Batters' faith by giving him his first metropolitan Saturday winner at the Sunshine Coast.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    After breaking his maiden at his third attempt, two-year-old colt Efflorescence has made it back-to-back victories with his first city success at Caulfield.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    In his first Australian start, former New Zealand three-year-old Lord Bouzeron has raced to a dominant win over 2000m on a rain-affected track at Caulfield.
  • Sat, Jul 11, 2020
    Clare Cunningham is counting her lucky stars she did not get to Melbourne with Noble Boy, who has given the trainer an important stakes win at Rosehill.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Two old friends who have enjoyed incredible success in racing, Clarry Conners and John Singleton, are back together hoping to rejuvenate a stakes-class mare.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    A pair of three-year-olds both sold as yearlings in the same year but at vastly different prices will attract a lot of interest at Sunday’s Hawkesbury meeting.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Ballarat trainer Simon Morrish is the latest to get his hands on Never No More after the four-year-old has had stints with Aidan O'Brien and Lindsey Smith.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Fresh from a midweek stakes triumph, trainers Peter and Paul Snowden will look to add to their tally of winners with a well-rounded team of horses at Rosehill.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Promising Soxagon has been carefully taken through the classes as he heads to his first stakes race in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    After finishing at the tail of the field down the straight at Flemington, Tavisan returns to Caulfield in a stakes race in a bid to turn his form around.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Mitch Newman was on the road home from Grafton early this morning, and can’t wait for a return visit in 12 months’ time.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Not even waywardness over the closing stages prevented Fenech from delivering another knockout blow to his rivals at Kembla Grange today.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Five years after he was banned for cobalt offences, trainer Sam Kavanagh will take the next step in his career rebuild and saddle up a Sydney stakes runner.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Trainer Matthew Dunn will forgo his eligibility to have Highway Handicap runners in the near future as he continues to prepare a small team out of Sydney.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Jason Collett has shown patience at the start and boldness at the finish to land a first Grafton Cup win for trainer Kris Lees aboard favourite Sixties Groove.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    Co-trainers Bryan and Dan Guy have had plenty of winners for Orbis Bloodstock and they hope to add the Group Three Winx Guineas to their recent haul.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Trainer Kurt Goldman says there is no point stressing about about getting Intuition back to NSW after he runs in the Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Despite the reintroduction of stage three lockdown in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, racing will continue in Victoria as it has done through COVID-19.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Signore Fox has finished strongly between runners to bounce back to winning form in the Listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Despite being locked away on the home turn, Jamie Mott got Toyetic clear galloping room in the straight enabling the gelding to win his maiden race at Sandown.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    New Zealand Group One-winning gelding The Bostonian has a spring campaign in Sydney in the pipeline, where The Everest looms as the ultimate goal.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    Trainer Michael Nolan is worried about the big weight allocated to top filly Kisukano when she returns to racing on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Several horses involved in the Aquanita 'top up' case face potential disqualification dating back years as Racing Victoria stewards write to managing owners.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    After a narrow defeat in the Sir John Monash Stakes 12 months ago, trainer Mick Bell is looking to go one better when Jungle Edge runs again at Caulfield.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Tasmanian trainer Adam Trinder has pushed back the planned return for Mystic Journey, who is set to bypass the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield later this month.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Southern Lad will be out to break through for the first win of his current preparation in the Ramornie Handicap, having placed in his four starts this campaign.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are planning to have two runners, Ready To Prophet and the resuming Taikomochi, in the Listed Winter Stakes.