ASIC’s Key Changes to Horse Racing Syndicates

Racing Australia welcomes ASIC’s announcement today of its new legislative instrument to replace three Class Orders on Horse racing syndicates and Horse breeding schemes that were due to expire in the near future. ASIC’s key changes to Horse racing syndicates are: 1. Raising the investment limit for a horse racing syndicate from $250,000 to $500,000;…

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Whispering Brook Arrives

Unbeaten Perth filly Whispering Brook landed in Melbourne on Tuesday morning ahead of her first eastern states test in Saturday’s Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. Chris Parnham will ride unbeaten filly Whispering Brook at Moonee Valley. Photo: Darryl Sherer Whispering Brook proved herself to be the best two-year-old in WA last season…

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Caulfield Cup Weights Released

Cox Plate placegetter Highland Reel and Ascot Gold Cup winner Order of St George are the equal top weights for October’s Caulfield Cup (2400m). Our Ivanhowe has 56kg in the 2016 Caulfield Cup weights. Photo: Darryl Sherer The Aidan O’Brien-trained duo’s performances earned them 58kg handicaps when the weights were released on Wednesday. Order Of…

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Statue For Bart

A permanent memorial honouring the legendary Bart Cummings is to be built at Randwick Racecourse. Marking the first anniversary of the death of the great trainer, the Australian Turf Club has unveiled plans for a statue of Cummings at the track where he spent 40 years at Leilani Lodge. It will be placed in one…

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Moreira Lands Big Six

Joao Moreira rode six winners at Sapporo on Sunday but could not win the World All-Star Jockey Series. Joao Moreira after his fifth win aboard Satono Messiah. Photo: HKJC Moreira rode six consecutive winners but was not able to win either of the two races in the All-Star series and finished in fifth place with…

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Costly Suspension For Zahra

Mark Zahra will miss the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes meeting at Moonee Valley at the weekend after incurring a suspension at Cranbourne on Sunday. Mark Zahra won the Heath 1100 Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday aboard Redzel. Photo: Darryl Sherer Zahra pleaded guilty to causing interference on Singleraine in the seventh race, the Fillies…

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Racing Australia CEO Resigns

Racing Australia’s CEO Peter McGauran has resigned and will not extend his contract when it’s up for renewal in December. RA advises McGauran “has accepted a senior corporate position which will become public at a later date”. McGauran has been in the CEO role at RA for more than four years. “The Board joins me…

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Halusa Launches Goldfields Assault

Ashley Grace will launch a bold feature race bid when Halusa makes his highly anticipated return in the Goldfields Toyota Cup (1300m) on Sunday. The hobby trainer holds lofty ambitions for Halusa with Kalgoorlie’s premier sprint: the $120,000 Listed Hannans Handicap firmly in his sights. Helusa has been a star since joining Grace’s team earlier…

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Vale Paul Sutherland

Former top Sydney trainer (Victor) Paul Sutherland died on Monday, aged 71, after a long battle with illness. VP Sutherland trained a host of outstanding racehorses in his time, winning big races with the likes of Bold Troubadour, Sound Horizon, Mother Duck and Wong in the 1980s. Sutherland was also the original trainer of Red…

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Idyllic Prince Stakes History

Feature race action returns to Belmont Park on Saturday for the running of the $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m). Previously known as the Goodwood Sprint, the race is named in honour of champion Western Australian sprinter, Idyllic Prince. The son of Scenic, who was trained at Bullsbrook by trainer, Jim Taylor, won 15 races…

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