CEO Message

Dear Member, A warm welcome from the desk of the CEO as we usher in the new racing season. The 2015/2016 season was eventful for many reasons, but most particularly, for the high of the Melbourne Cup win of Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the great race.…

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I’m Feeling Lucky

The winning streak of I’m Feeling Lucky is set to continue with the in-form mare a warm favourite to take out today’s $100,000 Hahn Electrical Coolgardie Cup (1760m). The daughter of Bletchley Park has improved out of sight since joining co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams earlier this year, winning her past three races at Belmont.…

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Awesome Rocks Too Good

Awesome Rock surprised his trainer and qualified for the 2016 WS Cox Plate in winning Saturday’s Group II Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley. Awesome Rock is clear at the end of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Settled along the inside and worse than midfield at halfway, Stephen…

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Whispering Brook Gallant

A trouble free run saw Merriest at her best in Saturday’s Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. Merriest (pink) edged Whispering Brook to win the Atlantic Jewel Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer “She had no luck at Caulfield first-up and Damien (Oliver) was able to get her up on the pace today,” trainer Danny…

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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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