Horse Racing News

Trial for Steps In Time Ahead of 2014 Tatt’s Tiara

Trial for Steps In Time Ahead of 2014 Tatt’s Tiara

Confirmed to retire into a breeding career come the 2014 spring, trainer Joseph Pride has revealed talented mare Steps In Time will contest a barrier trial on Friday ahead of a likely swansong in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 21st. Returning to the track in peak condition…

Brave Ali Included in Ipswich Cup 2014 Field

Brave Ali Included in Ipswich Cup 2014 Field

After coming devastatingly close to bagging another Group 1 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival trophy last weekend, this Saturday in-form Queensland trainer Tony Gollan turns his attention to the 2014 Ipswich Cup with Brave Ali. Gollan has been on fire this season including his Doomben 10,000 victory with Spirit Of Boom at home last month. He…

Justaway out to Justify Victoria Derby 2014 Bid

Justaway out to Justify Victoria Derby 2014 Bid

Flemington’s Steve Richards is gearing up for a big Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with his three-year-old contingent including up-and-comer Justaway who is being targeted towards the 2014 Victoria Derby. Whether the now two-year-old Thewayyouare gelding is deserving of a shot at the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) will be better known after…

Srikandi Confirmed for 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Tilt

Srikandi Confirmed for 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Tilt

Trainer Ciaron Maher has confirmed exciting filly Srikandi will remain in Brisbane to contest the featured Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 21st after pulling up on good order after last weekend’s Stradbroke Handicap. Jumping outright favourite for the Stradbroke after producing an incredible start to her racing career, Srikandi…

2014 Caulfield Guineas Dream for Marcado

2014 Caulfield Guineas Dream for Marcado

After opting to bypass a run in Sydney this autumn gone with his young Choisir gelding Marcado, Flemington horseman Steve Richards is still dreaming of a Caulfield Guineas 2014 bid for them this spring. The lightly-raced two-year-old has had just the two starts to date, Richards originally looking at taking them to Randwick for Group…

Commanding Jewel Steps Closer to Tatt’s Tiara Comeback

Commanding Jewel Steps Closer to Tatt’s Tiara Comeback

Trainer Leon Corstens has revealed talented mare Commanding Jewel is continuing to impress in her come-back from injury ahead of the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on June 21st, but confirmed he will have no issue in keeping the four-year-old in the paddock if not 100 percent. Injury prone since strolling home to win the…

Avoid Lightning Eyeing 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Berth

Avoid Lightning Eyeing 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Berth

Shaping as one of the most impressive fields of any Group 1 during the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, trainer Les Bridge has revealed he is seriously considering a trip north to contest the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on June 21st with in-form mare Avoid Lightning. Returning to the track in arguably career-best form…

17 Included in 2014 Eye Liner Stakes Nominations

17 Included in 2014 Eye Liner Stakes Nominations

A talented field of 17 has been nominated for an appearance in Ipswich this weekend for the Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m), including classy Chris Waller-trained sprinter Masthead. Claiming four race victories and a further 15 places from his 35 career starts so-far, Masthead has experienced an interesting racing career since debuting on track in…

Ipswich Cup On the Cards for Veteran Ironstein

Ipswich Cup On the Cards for Veteran Ironstein

Trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed well-trialled gelding Ironstein could make an appearance in Queensland this weekend to contest the featured Ipswich Cup (2150m), in what could be the eight-year-old’s final preparation before retiring from racing. A strong and consistent performer over each of his racing campaigns since first appearing on track in the summer of…

2014 Ipswich Cup Nominations Released

2014 Ipswich Cup Nominations Released

A talented list of 18 runners have been nominated for an appearance in this weekend’s featured Ipswich Cup (2150m) in Queensland, highlighted by several noted performers throughout the 2014 racing calendar so-far. Contesting a total of four race victories and a further seven minor places from 24 competitive starts to date, trainer Pat Carey has…