Danchai Captures First Win

The Chris Waller-trained import Danchai made a long awaited return to the winners’ circle in the Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) on Saturday. Danchai had won twice in the United Kingdom prior to joining the Waller stable but remained winless on Australian soil from 12 starts, dating back to March 2014. The son of Authorized displayed…

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Absent McAuliffe Celebrates Double

Trainer Darren McAuliffe is enjoying an overseas holiday but his stable was still able to exert a major influence with a race-to-race double at Belmont. Stealing the limelight was quality mare Fuchsia Bandana who put aside recent disappointments with victory in the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m). After frustrating third placings in the Roma Cup…

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Love New VRC CEO

Simon Love has been appointed chief executive officer of the Victoria Racing Club with immediate effect. Love has been executive general manager corporate, finance and strategic initiatives since 2010 and previously held executive roles in the gaming industry with Crown Limited and TABcorp and in the finance sector with Macquarie and ANZ Bank. He replaces…

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Trainers Charged Over Cobalt

Racing Victoria stewards have laid the first charges arising from a long-running investigation surrounding the use of cobalt in four Victorian stables. The Peter Moody, Mark Kavanagh, Danny O’Brien and  Lee and Shannon Hope stables all became the subject of investigations arising from elevated levels of cobalt returned by some of their runners in 2014. Racing…

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Kronfeld On Trial In Belmont Trip

Merv Dellar says Kronfeld will go trial when he travels to Perth for the first occasion and tackles the Tabtouch-Home of Racing & Sport Handicap (2000m) Dellar is keen to test Kronfeld over a middle distance journey with a view of targeting the Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) and Boulder Cup (2100m) later this year. “I think…

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Still Much To Learn About He Or She

Perth galloper He Or She has firmed with nearly all betting agencies but co-trainer Tom Dabernig says the stable still has plenty to learn about the exciting performer. He Or She won seven of nine starts, including his past five outings, for his previous trainer Vaughn Sigley before connections sold 50 percent of the horse…

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Oliver Suffers Fall

Champion jockey Damien Oliver was one of two senior riders taken to hospital after a nasty fall at Thursday’s Bendigo meeting. The Victorian Jockeys’ Association reported Oliver and Chris Symons both suffered concussion when falling from their respective mounts Mefnooda and Hampshire early in the Racing.com Maiden Plate (1100m). Oliver also complained of neck soreness…

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Shinn’s Premiership Hopes Take A Hit

A seven meeting suspension incurred at Canterbury on Wednesday has dealt Blake Shinn’s Sydney jockeys’ premiership aspirations a crucial blow. Just two days after premiership leader James McDonald touched down in the UK to ride for Godolphin over the northern hemisphere summer, Shinn has left himself a task after being outed for careless riding. McDonald…

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Parnham Praises And Ferrier Shocked

Neville Parnham lavished praise on Grey Enigma, a barnstorming winner of the Tabtouch Supporting The Industry Handicap (1200m)at Belmont on Wednesday. Grey Enigma gave most of his rivals a start at the top of the straight but unleashed with a blistering finish to claim victory over Big Red’s Back by a half length. Jockey Paul…

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