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Messara Duo Quinella 2014 Up And Coming Stakes

Messara Duo Quinella 2014 Up And Coming Stakes

Scissor Kick has scored a narrow win over stablemate Panzer Division to give trainer Paul Messara the quinella in the 2014 Up And Coming Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Peter Moody-trained Better Land was very well-backed in the lead-up to the Up And Coming Stakes and he looked the likely winner when he loomed on…

Randwick Track Update – Heavy Rain Threatens Doncaster Mile Day

Randwick Track Update – Heavy Rain Threatens Doncaster Mile Day

Doncaster Mile Day 2013 is at risk of being postponed due to the state of the track at Royal Randwick. The nine race meeting is one of the most anticipated of the autumn racing carnival, with the $550,000 Australian Oaks and the $2 million Doncaster Mile both taking place. However, the track is currently rated…

Efficient Accepted But Not Confirmed for 2012 Sydney Cup Start

Efficient Accepted But Not Confirmed for 2012 Sydney Cup Start

Lloyd Williams’ gallant old grey Efficient has been accepted for the Sydney Cup 2012 when the final field was released this morning but there is still a chance they will miss the race with a stewards inspection pending. The rising nine-year-old son of Zabeel, winner of the 2007 Melbourne Cup, was controversially scratched from the…

Hong Kong-Bound King’s Rose Scratched from 2012 Doncaster Mile

Hong Kong-Bound King’s Rose Scratched from 2012 Doncaster Mile

One of the top chances in Saturday’s Doncaster Mile 2012 at Royal Randwick has been withdrawn with Peter Moody’s champion miler King’s Rose to bypass the classic in favour of a run in Hong Kong next month. A former Kiwi and winner of the 2010 NZ 1000 Guineas, Redoute’s Choice four-year-old King’s Rose made an…

Victorian Jockeys Set For Showdown Over Safety Vests

Victorian Jockeys Set For Showdown Over Safety Vests

Victorian jockeys are set for a showdown with the Australian Racing Board over highly contentious use of safety vests. Chief Executive of the Victorian Jockeys’ Association Des O’Keeffe confirmed that he would be meeting with Andrew Harding of the Australian Racing Board to discuss the vests. Jockeys vests tend to weigh around 500g but riders…

Jockeys Cleared in Sydney Cup Fall Inquiry

Jockeys Cleared in Sydney Cup Fall Inquiry

A stewards’ inquiry into the nasty fall in last month’s Sydney Cup that saw top hoops Kerrin McEvoy and Glyn Schofield injured and consequently sidelined from racing has found the incident to be accidental and both jockeys cleared of any blame. The Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) ran at Royal Randwick on April 23 and…