2016 AJ Scahill Stakes Field Features Chocolate Holic

2016 AJ Scahill Stakes Field Features Chocolate Holic

Grant & Alana Williams’ in-form galloper Chocolate Holic is one of just six horses accepted to face off in the AJ Scahill Stakes 2016 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth this weekend.

Former Melbourne-trained galloper Bass Strait is one of just six hopes in the 2016 A.J. Scahill Stakes field in Perth on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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2017 Melbourne Cup for Runner-Up Heartbreak City

2017 Melbourne Cup for Runner-Up Heartbreak City

The connections of Tuesday’s devastatingly close runner-up behind Almandin in the ‘race that stops a nation’, Heartbreak City, hope to return for a second shot in the Melbourne Cup 2017.

Hong Kong-based Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira gave 2016 Melbourne Cup runner-up Heartbreak City a gun run in the two mile classic. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

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2016 Kilmore Cup Win Breaks Drought for Hazzabeel

2016 Kilmore Cup Win Breaks Drought for Hazzabeel

Ciaron Maher’s Perth expat Hazzabeel finally broke through for his maiden Victorian win on Sunday breaking a year long drought with success in the Kilmore Cup 2016.

Trainer Ciaron Maher has returned 2016 Kilmore Cup winner Hazzabeel back to winning form. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Originally raced in W.A. but trained by Gai Waterhouse, the now six-year-old son of ...

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Gibraltar Girl firms into equal favourite for Mode Plate

Gibraltar Girl firms into equal favourite for Mode Plate

The Team Snowden trained Gibraltar Girl has firmed into equal favourite with local filly Tiyatrolani in the Listed $100,000 Peak Sports And Spine Centre Mode Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Gibraltar Girl shares favouritism with Tiyatrolani, above, in the Mode Plate at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

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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.

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