2014 Epsom Handicap Jockeys Take Shape

2014 Epsom Handicap Jockeys Take Shape

Which jockeys are booked for which horses in Saturday’s Epsom Handicap 2014 field are beginning to take shape including the announcement Linda Meech will partner the Peter Morgan-trained Star Rolling for the first time.

There are still officially 81 horses making up the nominations for the $500,000 Group 1 The Star Epsom Handicap (1600m), one of three Group 1 races…

Melbourne Cup News

1kg 2014 Melbourne Cup Penalty for Deane Martin

1kg 2014 Melbourne Cup Penalty for Deane Martin

Bruce Wallace’s progressive stayer Deane Martin is one step closer to a fairytale spring finish in the Melbourne Cup 2014 at Flemington this November after copping a 1kg penalty for his Sydney win over the weekend.

The Keeper gelding from New Zealand continued to build on his form this time in with a quarter length win after holding off some…

Spring Racing Carnival News

OTI Racing Imports Vying for 2014 Caulfield Cup

OTI Racing Imports Vying for 2014 Caulfield Cup

OTI Racing looks set to invade the Melbourne Cup Carnival once again after flying in European horses Renew and Van Percy.

The pair is in quarantine at Werribee after arriving alongside the first European contingent of horses last Saturday.

Simon O’Donnell, OTI Racing director, visited the Werribee Racecourse Tuesday morning to see how the two horses pulled up after their…

Racing News

Bachman Leads 2014 Dulcify Quality Handicap Nominations

Bachman Leads 2014 Dulcify Quality Handicap Nominations

Nominations were taken for the Listed Dulcify Quality Handicap (1800m) Monday morning, with a field of 13 three-year-olds declaring for the Royal Randwick event, seven shy of the 20 field limit.

Headlining the nominations is the Gerald Ryan-trained Bachman, who won back-to-back events during the 2014 Winter Racing period.

The colt didn’t perform as well on his first Spring Racing

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Racing Calendar

Epsom Handicap

4 Oct
Group 1
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1600m
$500,000

The Metropolitan

4 Oct
Group 1
Royal Randwick Racecourse
2400m
$400,000

Flight Stakes

4 Oct
Group 1
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1600m
$400,000

Turnbull Stakes

4 Oct
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
2000m
$500,000

Edward Manifold Stakes

4 Oct
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
1600m
$220,000

Gilgai Stakes

4 Oct
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$220,000

Rose Of Kingston Stakes

4 Oct
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
1400m
$220,000

The Bart Cummings

4 Oct
Group 3
Flemington Racecourse
2500m
$120,000

Poseidon Stakes

4 Oct
Listed Race
Flemington Racecourse
1400m
$120,000

Super Impose Plate

4 Oct
Listed Race
Flemington Racecourse
1800m
$120,000

Paris Lane Stakes

4 Oct
Listed Race
Flemington Racecourse
1400m
$120,000

Maribyrnong Trial Stakes

4 Oct
Listed Race
Flemington Racecourse
1000m
$120,000

Australian Horse Racing

Since Australia’s first official race meeting in 1842, horse racing has become embedded into Australian culture with thousands of races taking place each year. From the local town handicaps to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup, racing fans across the country are enthralled with the drama, excitement and passion associated with horse racing. For many horse racing is their life, with thousands of people devoting their lives to the training and breeding of quality racehorses. The Australian racing industry has produced many names which will go down in history as racing legends. Around the world, names such as Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Bart Cummings are famous for their victories in Australian horse races.

Governed by the Australian Racing Board, the Australian horse racing industry is flourishing with over 8 major racing carnivals taking place each year including the Sydney Autumn Carnival, Sydney Spring Carnival, Brisbane Winter Carnival, Adelaide Racing Carnival, Perth Racing Carnival, Tasmanian Racing Carnival, Melbourne Autumn Carnival and the world famous Melbourne Spring Carnival.

These carnivals host some of the world’s greatest races starting with the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Railway Stakes in Perth to the BMW Stakes and Golden Slipper 2015 at Rosehill in Sydney to the prestigious Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup in Melbourne. From Randwick racecourse in Sydney to the breathtaking Flemington racecourse, Australia features some of the world’s most beautiful, historical and best designed racecourses.

Now with Fashions on the Field and Ladies Day races taking place, Australian races are also serving as a great social event. Not only a celebration of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, these carnivals also serve as a way for the greater community to get together to celebrate the one thing they have in common, their love for horse racing and the frivolities that take place on the day.

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