Safety

Waller takes the safety-first course with smart baby Champagne Cath

Chris Roots CHRIS WALLER is not taking any risks with impressive two-year-old Champagne Cath on the way to next month's $2 million Magic Millions Classic, but admits he is ready to end the preparation if she is...

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Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn in intensive care unit

Former jockey Ray Silburn is in intensive care.

Lee Gaskin The thoughts and prayers of the racing community are with former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn after he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Canberra hospital.

Racing

Chipping Norton slight ties Mark Latham in a knot

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Don’t upset Mark Latham, the racing enthusiast.

Racing

The mighty Mosstrooper a leap of faith

Max Presnell The Great Wall of China wouldn’t have impeded a Mosstrooper leap, but the Randwick steeples did.

Horse Racing

Jumps race called off at Sandown after horse dies

Show Dancer crashes through the steeple jump at Sandown.

A steeplechase event was abandoned mid-race at Sandown on Wednesday after a horse crashed through an obstacle and had to be euthanised.

Horse Racing

Track manager had reservations about Sandown surface before horse killed

Patrick Bartley Melbourne Racing Club track manager Tim Bailey admitted that leading up to Wednesday's race meeting at Sandown - which saw a horse killed and seven flat races abandoned - he had reservations about...

Horseracing

Racing Victoria identifies $7m of savings for next financial year

Bernard Saundry.

Patrick Bartley and Tim Auld Racing Victoria has identified efficiencies of up to $7 million in the industry’s operating costs for the next financial year.

Horse racing

Grand National jockeys rebel

Grand National-winning Leighton Aspell was part of a mass jockeys' rebellion against the racecourse stewards at Aintree racecourse after Pineau De Re's 25-1 success on Saturday.

Racing

Samaready shows she's willing and able

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31: Craig Newitt riding Samaready wins The Shark.com.au Stakes during Melbourne racing at Caulfield Racecourse on August 31, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Roots Mick Price is eyeing another group 1 with Samaready after the star mare made a winning comeback at Caulfield on Saturday.

Horseracing

Kembla trainer Erwin Takacs on life support after pool incident

Racing Royal Randwick

Adam Pengilly, Bree Fuller Police are still trying to determine the cause of a mysterious accident that has left a Kembla Grange trainer fighting for his life in Wollongong Hospital.

Horse racing

Oliver 'fit and focused'

Damien Oliver.

Patrick Bartley Trainer Mick Price said he had no misgivings re-establishing a relationship with Damien Oliver

A jockey's life: The toughest game in town is for those without fear

Kathy O'Hara

Andrew Wu It has been only 15 days since Kathy O'Hara fell and had a horse trample over her head. On Saturday at Randwick, she returns to the racetrack.

Horseracing

Flying Bucky may have blazed a trail for the picnics

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Over drinks at the historic Fernhill homestead the previous evening, a ride on the training track - on the resident Clydesdale, Rosie - sounded like a leisurely pursuit.

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Horse Racing

Rocking up in pursuit of a group 1 dream

Lloyd Kennewell with Thiamandi at their temporary Flemington base on Tuesday.

Peter Hanlon Giving the big races a shake can be a family affair, writes Peter Hanlon.

Racing

Jockeys injured in double fall at Queanbeyan Race Track

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Chris Wilson Two jockeys appear to have been cleared of serious injury after their horses fell at a Queanbeyan race meeting on Monday.

Racing

Melham must cool heels as stewards continue crackdown

Ben Melham

Patrick Bartley, Michael Lynch Ben Melham has joined the growing list of top jockeys sidelined after he was outed by Racing Victoria stewards at the Geelong Cup meeting.

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Horse Racing

Women jockeys face huge career hurdles, report finds

Successful female jockey Michelle Payne.

Michael Lynch The life of a jockey looks like one of the more glamorous ways to earn a living.

Horse Racing

Frustration as jockeys flout rules

Terry Bailey.

Patrick Bartley and Michael Sharkie Racing Victoria chief steward makes no apologies for the recent spate of leading jockeys being sidelined for careless riding during the most important month of racing on the Australian calendar.

When tragedy upsets the science of horse racing

International horses  at  Werribee this morning , Verema with Jonathan Fleutot aboard
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 31st of October 2013

Daisy Dumas As Fiorente swept gracefully to victory on Tuesday, to the far left of Flemington's world-famous course a horse lay unmoving, her right foreleg's cannon bone badly broken.