Horse Racing News

2014 Rough Habit Plate Field Features Glorious Lad

2014 Rough Habit Plate Field Features Glorious Lad

Shaune Ritchie’s Queensland Derby-bound Kiwi raider Glorious Lad looks one of the top chances in the Rough Habit Plate 2014 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday. A key event on the BTC Cup Day line-up, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Mittys Rough Habit Plate (2000m) has drawn a final field of 14 three-year-olds. Many are looking…

Zennista Tops BRC Chairman’s Handicap 2014 Field

Zennista Tops BRC Chairman’s Handicap 2014 Field

Kiwi raider Zennista is the top rated acceptor for the 2014 BRC Chairman’s Handicap at Doomben Racecourse this weekend, the Lisa Latta-trained mare back down under for the first time since last winter. Twelve months ago the now six-year-old Zennor Rob Roy mare came via a distant seventh in the Listed Anzac Handicap (1600m) back…

Ryan Declares War on Champagne Classic 2014 Field

Ryan Declares War on Champagne Classic 2014 Field

Sydney horseman Gerald Ryan is gearing up for a big BTC Cup Day at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday including saddling up likely favourite Time For War in the 2014 Champagne Classic. The key support race of the opening Group 1 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival meeting, this year’s $175,000 Group 2 Bollinger Champagne Classic (1200m) runs…

Eight Horse 2014 BTC Cup Field Released

Eight Horse 2014 BTC Cup Field Released

Just eight gallopers are set to face off in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s opening Group 1 with a diminutive but classy field accepted for Saturday’s BTC Cup 2014. Due to run as Doomben Race 7 at 3:40pm (AEST), this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Bunderberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) lost one of its headline…

Melham Smokin’ Ahead of The Goodwood 2014 Return

Melham Smokin’ Ahead of The Goodwood 2014 Return

After a six month stint on the sidelines due to injury, jockey Ben Melham is back for a shot at more Group 1 glory in Adelaide this Saturday partnering Smokin’ Joey in the 2014 The Goodwood. Pain in his hip forced the flying hoop out of racing in November last year, but he’s set to…

Scream Machine Geared Towards Winter Group 1 Success

Scream Machine Geared Towards Winter Group 1 Success

Trainer Jason Coyle is confident of a successful 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival for talented gelding Scream Machine, which is likely to include tilts at both the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and major Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). Yet to contest a competitive event in 2014, Coyle told AAP he is hopeful both a…

Platelet Primed for 2014 The Goodwood Upset

Platelet Primed for 2014 The Goodwood Upset

She may have a horror barrier draw and be facing a rival that’s beaten her to the line twice before in the lead-up, but the Darren Weir-trained Platelet is still a longshot chance of scoring back-to-back wins in the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m). Twelve months ago the daughter of Strategic was in career…

Sidestep Out of Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2014

Sidestep Out of Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2014

Promising Darley-owned colt Sidestep has been ruled out of Saturday’s 2014 BTC Cup and the remainder of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival due to injury. Formerly with Peter Snowden, the now John O’Shea-trained Exceed And Excel three-year-old won’t race again this season and has been sent to the paddock to recover and prepare for a…

Time For War Primed for 2014 Champagne Classic

Time For War Primed for 2014 Champagne Classic

Leading trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed a maiden appearance north of the border for talented two-year-old Time For War in this weekend’s Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse, ahead of a major tilt at the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) on June 7th. A standout performer over just three competitive appearances so…

Driefontein Leads Tight The Goodwood 2014 Odds

Driefontein Leads Tight The Goodwood 2014 Odds

Gai Waterhouse’s in-form mare Driefontein has opened narrow favourite in the 2014 The Goodwood odds to become the third female galloper in as many years to complete Adelaide’s sprint Group 1 double. A talented field of 20 starters and two emergencies were announced earlier today for Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 The Tapestry Wines Goodwood (1200m)…