Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

Damien Oliver suspended for 14 meetings

Champion jockey Damien Oliver will miss the first $1 million race of the new racing season after being handed a 14 meeting suspension at Sandown.

Classy Quinton Pair Ready To Resume
Trainer Ron Quinton hopes he can secure a stakes double at Randwick on Saturday, as he prepares to run Group Three winner Daysee Doom in the Show County Quality and Group Two winner Dixie Blossoms in the Toy Show Quality (Gr 3, 1300m)
Adelaide for Lankan Rupee
Mick Price has said he intends to stick to his original plan and run multiple Group One winner Lankan Rupee  in the SAJC Spring Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday rather than the
P B Lawrence Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Caulfield.
Champagne Cuddle Lines Up In Shadow Stakes
Unbeaten filly Champagne Cuddles will make her stakes race debut when she lines up in the Silver Shadow Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Randwick on Saturday
New apprentice for Weir stable
Leading Nz South Island apprentice Jacob Lowry is furthering his experience across the Tasman
Ugo Foscolo maybe Caulfield Cup bound
Following impressive barrier trials in the past few weeks the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ugo Foscolo might chase the Melbourne spring carnival.  Montoya's Secret Caulfield Cup bound
Group One Vinery Stud Stakes winner Montoya's Secret is entered for three Caulfield races on Saturday but will resume in the Lawrence.
Star-studded entries for Lawrence Stakes

While the biggest star of the Australian turf will take centre stage at Randwick, a host of other high profile horses will begin their seasons in stakes races at Caulfield.

Wednesday Winning Double for Your Song
With race fitness on her side and a pull in the weights, talented Your Song filly Songlike proved too good for stakes-placed Snitzel colt Showtime, who will have to wait for another day to break his maiden.
First Australian Winner For Frankel
The Chris Waller-trained Merovee has become the first progeny of undefeated champion Frankel (Galileo) to win in Australia, when he took out the XXXX Gold Maiden Plate (1350m) at Newcastle
Shamoline Warrior to stand at Hamilton’s Carin Park Stud

Group winner Shamoline Warrior will be coming home to Australia for the 2017 breeding season to stand at Carin Park, near Hamilton in South West Victoria.

Yarram ‘Doc’ does it again at Flemington

Yarram’s Adrian Hall remembers Melbourne Cup day 2014 very well.

A tilt at the Derby is Sheer Madness?
On Saturday, Salanitri’s monster Moshe – a 3YO by the name of Sheer Madness – proved he is a genuine contender for spring honours by capturing the VRC Raymond Ali Handicap over 1400m at Flemington
Dad’s ‘Choice makes it 4 in a row
Balf’s Choice won another race on Saturday. That was his fourth in a row at Morphettville
Hunter Valley sires again dominate statistics
The huge domination of the Hunter Valley on Australian breeding at the top level is shown again by the final national sire statistics for the 2016-17 racing year
Snitzel colt too good in The Rosebud
Less than a fortnight after landing his first stallion Premiership, Snitzel has put up his first city treble of the new season, including Menari, a dashing winner of the $150,000 The Rosebud 1100m LR at Rosehill.