Horse Racing News

Lloyd Likes Shamardashing for 2012 Grafton Cup

Lloyd Likes Shamardashing for 2012 Grafton Cup

Newly Brisbane-based jockey Jeff Lloyd is excited about the coming week and his book of rides across New South Wales including the mount on the John Thompson-trained Shamardashing in the 2012 Grafton Cup on Thursday.

Shamardashing will be ridden by Jeff Lloyd in the 2012 Grafton Cup on Thursday

South African-bred Lloyd recently returned from a stint riding in ...

Startsmeup Heads South to Chase 2012 Winter Stakes Glory

Startsmeup Heads South to Chase 2012 Winter Stakes Glory

Gold Coast gelding Startsmeup will be the only Queensland horse in the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Stakes (1400m) and the four-year-old takes excellent form with him.

Startsmeup heads to Sydney for a tilt at the Winter Stakes

After a disappointing summer campaign, the Gillian Heinrich-trained horse kicked off his winter campaign on a winning note when first in the ...

Stitt Seeks 2012 Ramornie – Grafton Cup Double

Stitt Seeks 2012 Ramornie – Grafton Cup Double

Taree horseman Ross Stitt will vie for the prestigious Grafton Cup Carnival feature double over the next two days saddling up livewire chances in both the Ramornie Handicap and the headline event of the festival, the 2012 Grafton Cup.

Youthful Jack is at a nice price to win the 2012 Ramornie Handicap on Wednesday

Wednesday sees the first leg ...

Efficient Set for 7th Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in 2012

Efficient Set for 7th Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in 2012

Lloyd Williams’ popular grey galloper Efficient, winner of the 2007 Melbourne Cup, is preparing to embark on their incredible seventh Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival preparation as the rising nine-year-old looks to recapture their former glory.

2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient is set for his seventh Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival preparation

The Zabeel gelding has enjoyed three Group 1 ...

Riva De Lago Rider Dispute in 2012 Ramornie Handicap

Riva De Lago Rider Dispute in 2012 Ramornie Handicap

Racing New South Wales stewards have been forced to step in and settle a dispute over who will ride Riva De Lago in tomorrow’s Listed $150,000 2012 Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton.

There is a dispute over the ride on Riva De Lago in the Ramornie Handicap

Apprentice jockey Josh Adams claims he was booked to ride the Con Karakatsanis...

Magic Cassius Tops 2012 Ramornie Handicap Odds

Magic Cassius Tops 2012 Ramornie Handicap Odds

Talented four-year-old Magic Cassius has been installed as short-priced favourite for tomorrow’s Listed $150,000 2012 Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton.

Howmuchdoyouloveme joins favourite Magic Cassius in stepping up to Listed level for the first time

Currently being offered at $2.40 by bookmaker.com.au, the Angela Davies-trained gelding has signalled plenty of potential in seven career starts to date.

The son ...

See The World Near Certain Winter Stakes 2012 Starter

See The World Near Certain Winter Stakes 2012 Starter

It is almost a certainty that See The World will be among the acceptances when the final field for the Listed $150,000 2012 Winter Stakes (1400m) is announced tomorrow.

See The World is almost certain to be in the 2012 Winter Stakes final field

The in-form five-year-old may be backing up just seven days after an excellent one-length win at ...

Gatewood Opens as 2012 Melbourne Cup Chance

Gatewood Opens as 2012 Melbourne Cup Chance

John Gosden’s dream of saddling up a horse in the Melbourne Cup 2012 could become a reality this spring with his improving stayer Gatewood heading towards a shot at the world’s richest handicap.

The Newmarket-based trainer named the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), to run at Victoria’s famous Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 6, as a ...

Sir John Monash Stakes 2012 Return for Eagle Falls

Sir John Monash Stakes 2012 Return for Eagle Falls

Last year’s Oakleigh Plate winner Eagle Falls is scheduled to make an end of season return in the 2012 Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday, the David Hayes-trained track specialist looking to improve on a dismal autumn campaign.

2011 Oakleigh Plate winner Eagle Falls resumes at Caulfield this Saturday

A winner of eight of their 32 career ...

River Lad Can Handle Wide 2012 Ramornie Handicap Draw

River Lad Can Handle Wide 2012 Ramornie Handicap Draw

Queensland sprinter River Lad may have drawn barrier 10 for tomorrow’s 2012 Ramornie Handicap (1200m) but that has not dampened the hopes of trainer Natalie McCall.

A wide draw is not a concern for River Lad in the Ramornie Handicap

The four-year-old gave McCall her first black-type win as a trainer last start when taking out the Group 3 ...