Racing Carnival

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Apprentice jockey sues for $750k after CQ fall

premium_icon Apprentice jockey sues for $750k after CQ fall

A promising Queensland apprentice jockey who had 90 wins under her belt is suing a country track and horse trainer over race day mishap.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Benny Looker rides Sacred Day to victory in Grafton Cup

premium_icon Benny Looker rides Sacred Day to victory in Grafton Cup

Leading Northern Rivers jockey wins $160,000 July Carnival feature

Fri 5 Jul 2019

CLOSE CALL: Horse trainer dodges death in horrific fall

premium_icon CLOSE CALL: Horse trainer dodges death in horrific fall

SCOTT Henley suffered four broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken wrist, a squashed nerve in his right shoulder and loss of feeling in his right hand.

Thu 4 Jul 2019

'Frank' discussion needed after racing sinkhole incident

premium_icon 'Frank' discussion needed after racing sinkhole incident

'Discussion needs to be a priority' QTA head urges

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Stirring Qld Winter carnival performances to remember

premium_icon Stirring Qld Winter carnival performances to remember

All in all, the Carnival was one to remember - especially in the eyes of Ipswich racing supporters.

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Master, apprentice share in Ipswich racing firsts

premium_icon Master, apprentice share in Ipswich racing firsts

Although at massively different stages of their racing careers, apprentice Michael Murphy and highly regarded Blake Shinn shared similar views about Ipswich.

Historic stay in Ipswich: Jimmy's ride delights trainer

premium_icon Historic stay in Ipswich: Jimmy's ride delights trainer

TRAINER Desleigh Forster called on an Ipswich track specialist to deliver and he did, helping create some more wonderful history at the Bundamba racetrack.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Weir pair on track for clash with WA star

Weir pair on track for clash with WA star

Trainer Darren Weir wishes he could swap the barrier drawn by his two Railway Stakes hopes, but both horses are in excellent shape for the Group 1 Perth mile

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Accused animal cruelty of race horse charges to be contested

premium_icon Accused animal cruelty of race horse charges to be contested

TWO men charged over animal cruelty to racehorses last month will contest the charges laid against them by the Queensland Racing Crime Squad.

Fri 9 Nov 2018

Team Hayes turns to its Warrior

Team Hayes turns to its Warrior

Lindsay Park doesn't often miss out, particularly in Melbourne Cup week, but Team Hayes believes it can finish with a flourish with Redkirk Warrior on Saturday

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Jen Hawkins stuns in Oaks Day dress

Jen Hawkins stuns in Oaks Day dress

Stunning model Jennifer Hawkins is celebrating her final official paid appearance as a Myer ambassador at the Oaks Day races today

Wed 7 Nov 2018

The $16 Oaks chance ready to find her best

The $16 Oaks chance ready to find her best

After watching Extra Brut dash to victory in the Derby, Mark Newnham hopes his Greysful Glamour can find her best in Thursday’s Victoria Oaks

A country community perspective on Melbourne Cup death

A country community perspective on Melbourne Cup death

JOCKEY Hannah Phillips, who has ridden in two races that ended in horse deaths, says the Melbourne Cup result was heartbreaking, but not common.

European Melbourne Cup domination predicted

European Melbourne Cup domination predicted

One UK scribe has warned Australia needs to change its philosophy if it wants to again see a local win the Melbourne Cup

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Lismore-born jockey hopes to clinch Melbourne Cup win

premium_icon Lismore-born jockey hopes to clinch Melbourne Cup win

CHAMPION jockey Zac Purton has come a long way from his days as a child running along the fence posts on race days at Casino.

Mon 5 Nov 2018

Quick form guide to the Melbourne Cup

Quick form guide to the Melbourne Cup

No time to do the Melbourne Cup form? Check out our five-minute guide with likes/dislikes and verdict on the full field plus a trifecta tip

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Cup guide: Five horses you have to know

Cup guide: Five horses you have to know

Favourites aside, these are the five Melbourne Cup runners you need to get to know ahead of the race that stops the nation

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Weir backs beaten Very Elleegant to hit back in the Oaks

Weir backs beaten Very Elleegant to hit back in the Oaks

Darren Weir remains confident Verry Elleegant can win Thursday’s $1 million Group 1 feature despite finishing fifth to the impressive Aristia on Saturday

Drama as Cup runner gets last-gasp entry

Drama as Cup runner gets last-gasp entry

The full field for the 2018 Melbourne Cup is virtually confirmed, with Nakeeta slipping into the field following Red Verdon's withdrawal

Extra Brut wins famous Derby

Extra Brut wins famous Derby

Trainer Darren Weir has created a famous chapter in Australian racing, winning the $2 million Victoria Derby with his first entry

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