New rule fast-tracked by Racing Australia

A new rule implemented by Racing Australia (RA) compelling thoroughbred breeders to register all foals within 30 days of birth will be in place from today, Tuesday 12 July 2016. Its introduction has been fast-tracked in the wake of the proposed ban on greyhound racing in NSW. The rule brings all thoroughbreds and their owners…

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History Beckons For Lloyd

History beckons for Jeff Lloyd AAP – 10 Jul 2016 Jeff Lloyd is poised to write himself into the record books as the oldest jockey to win the Brisbane metropolitan premiership. Jeff Lloyd rode four winners at Doomben on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart Lloyd has shortened to long odds-on to win the title after riding…

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Whip Rules Cop A Flagging from Trainers

Trainers have had a gutful of the controversial whip rules, with one trainer joking with stewards on Saturday that he would consider a career change. James Innes Jnr was in strife after breaking the whip rules at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart Robert Heathcote told stewards – “We haven’t got long enough to discuss what I…

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NSW Greyhound Racing To Be Abolished

Premier Mike Baird has announced that Greyhound racing will cease in NSW on July 1, next year. Baird announced the government’s decision in a post on his Facebook page. Baird said, In response to widespread illegal and unconscionable activity, including the slaughtering of tens of thousands of dogs, I can today announce that NSW is…

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First Up Specialist Primed For Belmont Return

Chris Gangemi says there is further improvement to come from recent stable acquisition, Bangalore, in the Westspeed Nominations Closing July 15 Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Wednesday. The former Hong Kong galloper made an auspicious Western Australian debut, rewarding favourite punters who were not afraid to target the Canny Lad gelding first up. The four-year-old,…

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Vega Magic Sets Westspeed Benchmark

Vega Magic has displayed his wares in brilliant fashion over the short course, but trainer Sean Casey is not convinced his talented gelding will be restricted to a sprinting career. Casey has drawn the curtain on Vega Magic’s winter campaign, spelling the son of Lope De Vega and plotting a path to the Group 1…

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Wolfe’s Dream Run Continues

Steve Wolfe is enjoying a dream run that is often hoped for but rarely experienced as a trainer. The Albany horseman claimed his tenth win in the past month after My Greek Boy outgunned favourite, Uptown Funk and Sigil in the Amelia Park Handicap (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday Wolfe said the stable had deserved…

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Albuino Chasing Broome Success

Trainer Ian Albuino is optimistic Masahiko can improve and be hard to beat in the Skylla Lounge Bar Sprint (1300m) at Broome on Saturday. Albuino and Masahiko formed a successful partnership at Broome last season, combining for two wins and a third from five starts. Masahiko, previously with Gai Waterhouse in Sydney, found a new…

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