Horse Racing

Melbourne Cup no longer our richest race

Extreme Choice will be among the contenders for the enormous prize purse on offer in Sydney in October. SYDNEY will host the world’s richest thoroughbred race on turf with the introduction of the $10 million The Everest to be run at Royal Randwick during October. The Everest is set to …

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Bomb hoax sees SA racecourse evacuated

Morphettville racecourse was evacuated this afternoon amid reports of an alleged bomb threat. Picture: Keryn Stevens MORPHETTVILLE racegoers were evacuated for one hour amid reports of an alleged bomb threat at the course on Saturday. Patrons were ushered to the rear of the complex before the start of Race 4, …

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Clarken bomb-proof as duo ticks over nicely

Jockey Matthew Neilson. A BREAK in racing following a bomb scare at Morphettville on Saturday wasn’t enough to deny in-form horseman Will Clarken a training double. Clarken, who was in Sydney looking at yearlings, shot from eighth to equal third position in the Metroplitan Trainers’ Premiership when rejuvenated mare Saturday …

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Suspended jockey: ‘I was off the rails’

Josh Cartwright has been stood down from riding after a highly controversial incident at Morphettville Josh Cartwright (right) pleaded guilty to a reckless riding charge. Picture: Calum Robertson JOCKEY Josh Cartwright’s life was at breaking point when he endangered the lives of fellow hoops in once of the “worst displays …

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Youngster all Heart as rivals chase in vain

Horse Racing: Trainer Darren Weir declared his stable star Black Heart Bart bombproof after he overcame a tricky draw to score impressively in the Group 1 Orr Stakes. Ruby Red Heart winning on debut at Doomben. Picture: Grant Peters, Trackside Photography JOHN Zielke calls himself “Big” on social media, and …

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Ahndras defies her sprinting bloodlines

Horse Racing: Trainer Darren Weir declared his stable star Black Heart Bart bombproof after he overcame a tricky draw to score impressively in the Group 1 Orr Stakes. Lazy daze: Ahndras, ridden by Jeff Lloyd, wins at Doomben on Saturday over 1630m. Picture: Grant Peters, Trackside Photography JEFF Lloyd describes …

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Plenty of takers for hot Property

Horse Racing: Trainer Darren Weir declared his stable star Black Heart Bart bombproof after he overcame a tricky draw to score impressively in the Group 1 Orr Stakes. ROBERT Smerdon has no shortage of jockeys seeking the ride on Blue Diamond prospect Property, with the expectation Craig Williams will confirm …

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Williams adds more Diamonds to his collection

Catchy, ridden by jockey Craig Williams, surges late to win the $200,000 Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude. Picture: AAP CRAIG Williams’ domination in the feature two-year-old races leading into the Blue Diamond has continued with the jockey taking out both Preludes at Caulfield on Catchy and Property. Williams has been …

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Bart’s back but sprint champ misses out again

Horse Racing: Trainer Darren Weir declared his stable star Black Heart Bart bombproof after he overcame a tricky draw to score impressively in the Group 1 Orr Stakes. Brad Rawiller after riding Black Heart Bart to victory in the C.F. Orr Stakes. Picture: Getty Images THERE were the great ­constants …

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Horse Racing

Distance widening between winning and losing

Horse Racing: Trainer Darren Weir declared his stable star Black Heart Bart bombproof after he overcame a tricky draw to score impressively in the Group 1 Orr Stakes. Katelyn Mallyon pilots Super Cash to victory in the Rubiton Stakes, ahead of the fast-finishing Chautauqua wide out, who finished third. Picture: …

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