Horse Racing

Third time lucky to book jockey for Platelet?

Looking for a jockey: Platelet.

Laura Banks The ride on Platelet in the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide on Saturday is again up in the air.

Horse Racing

Moody to hand over stable keys to stewards

Peter Moody.

Trainer Peter Moody has agreed to provide keys to his stables to Racing Victoria stewards.

The Mail

Nash Rawiller and Hugh Bowman bump on track and before stewards

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Chris Roots Nash Rawiller and Hugh Bowman got in a bumping duel on the turn in the Todman Stakes on Wandjina and Risen From Doubt and it continued in the stewards room.


The mail: Stewards to introduce new rule to ensure trainers stay in control

Too good: James McDonald rode Junoob to victory in the Randwick City Stakes.

Chris Roots Stewards are set to introduce a new local rule about the length of time horses have to be in stables before barrier trialling and racing.

Winners & Losers

Stewards get the wind up as Waterhouse and Rawiller change tactics

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Max Presnell Gai Waterhouse had wise guys jumping over her intended riding tactics regarding Travolta in the blustery conditions at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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Horse Racing

Bill Vlahos told to face Racing Victoria stewards

Bill Vlahos

Patrick Bartley and Ben Butler Racing authorities have demanded thoroughbred owner and alleged Ponzi scheme operator Bill Vlahos appear for questioning at a hearing next Thursday, February 27.

Horse Racing

Racing Victoria stewards to elevate leading apprentice jockey Chad Schofield to senior riding ranks

Chad Schofield.

Patrick Bartley Cox Plate-winning jockey will be made a senior rider as early as Friday.

Horse racing

Leading stewards at odds over El Roca scratching from Rosehill meeting

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Patrick Bartley Stewards are locked in a war of words over the withdrawal of El Roca from the Hobartville Stakes.


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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Beaten, and then rider feels stewards' lash

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Kerrin McEvoy riding Ruscello defeats Michael Walker riding Let's Make Adeal in Race 3 the Lexus Stakes during Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 2, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Roots Michael Walker had never been charged with a whip offence until Saturday but desperation to gain a Melbourne Cup ride got the better of him on Let's Make Adeal.


Luckily for Nash Rawiller, stewards apply double standards to tearaway leaders

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Max Presnell The Calming Influence cakewalk in Saturday's benchmark 80 over 1100 metres at Rosehill on Saturday came into the category of just another raised-eyebrow event in recent weeks.

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Stewards quiz visiting trainer at Rosehill, search his Geelong stable

SPORT Reply Churlish ridden by Peter Robl (orange cap) wins the 1st race at Rosehill on 4 January 2014.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots The Geelong stable of Glenn Thornton was searched as part of an inquiry into a pre-race treatment found in the box of Cool Attraction by Racing NSW investigators at Rosehill on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Stewards to cast eye on Dundeel over injury fears

It's A Dundeel walks off the track after a trackwork session at Flemington on October 1.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards will inspect Cox Plate second favourite It's A Dundeel on Monday.

Stewards optimistic Rosehill on track

 Chief Steward Ray Murrihy in the rain.

Chris Roots There was no way a race meeting could have been held at Rosehill on Sunday, but in a sign of desperation - or rampant optimism - Racing NSW stewards have held off making a decision on Monday's...

Berry racks up winners but gets a little careless and falls foul of stewards

Tommy Berry

Chris Roots It was as easy as one, two, three for Tom Berry in the opening races at Canterbury on Wednesday but his day soured from there in the stewards' room.


Singleton puts faith in stewards for answers


Lisa Davies, Nick Ralston Millionaire businessman John Singleton is confident a racing inquiry will uncover who financially benefited from a betting scandal that has led to the end of his long relationship with Gai Waterhouse.

Horse Racing

More Joyous may retire with a stewards' inquiry pending

Last Saturday's outing could well be the last for More Joyous.

Chris Roots Six-year-old mare may not be seen on track after controversial failure in All Aged Stakes.

Stewards will question why phones ran hot

Andrew Johns: Key witness.

Chris Roots Inquiry into the poor performance of More Joyous has turned into a soap opera.


Gai saddles up for fight as stewards get tough

Gai Waterhouse

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse has vowed to fight charges from the More Joyous inquiry, but stewards have also placed the spotlight firmly on the professional relationship between her son Tom's bookmaking business...

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More Joyous inquiry shows stewards are up to the task

Max Presnell

Max Presnell The tradition of tough justice by Racing NSW must be dispensed in the More Joyous case, unlike the watered-down Victorian version emphasised in the debacle concerning champion jockey Damien Oliver.

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