Horse Racing

Racing NSW integrity ranks in turmoil as top ranking officials quit

Racing NSW integrity ranks are in turmoil after the resignations of deputy chief steward Philip Dingwall and chief investigator Nathan Heywood. The crisis at Racing NSW has deepened following two more resignations.Credit:Jenny Evans The two senior members of the integrity department joined Danny Greer in walking out the door leaving Marc Van Gestel’s panel undermanned […]

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Cummings does the worrying for three with Libertini

Gerry Harvey and John Singleton are the best sort of owners for Anthony Cummings with boom filly Libertini heading into the Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. “I don’t hear much from them, which is great because when you have a filly like her you do enough worrying for everyone,” Cummings said. “She has […]

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Japan edged out Crystal Ocean in Juddmonte International

Japan edged out Crystal Ocean in a thrilling finish to the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The pair served up a terrific climax to the extended 10-furlong showpiece, with Ryan Moore on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Japan (5-1) just getting the better of James Doyle on Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Ocean. Japan’s stablemate Circus Maximus set […]

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Rome’s preparation wasn’t built in a day: Snowden

Trainer Peter Snowden admits he’s not sure where dual group 3-placed colt Rome stands as spring approaches, and is looking for some direction at Hawkesbury on Thursday. Sold for $1,050,000 as a yearling, the Pierro three-year-old finds himself out of stakes company for the first time in his four starts in the Robert Oatley Plate […]

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Stradivarius faces four rivals in Lonsdale Cup at York

Stradivarius will face just four rivals as he attempts to win the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York for the second successive year. If he wins the Group Two again on Friday, John Gosden’s star stayer will land the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million for a second time. Having already won the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup […]

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Tips and race-by-race for Hawkesbury on Thursday

Selections based on a good track. Race 1 – 12:50PM RYDA & one80tc HANDICAP (1300 METRES) 4. Darling Point is a short priced favourite and does appear to have found a nice race first-up. Scratched from Canterbury to run here and she’s trialled nicely. Only start was a narrow defeat in town back in June […]

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RV introduces safety initiatives to boost horse welfare

Racing Victoria is hoping that a raft of safety initiatives introduced in the wake of the death of The Cliffsofmoher during last year's Melbourne Cup will head off criticism of the race and of the sport itself as the spring carnival looms. As well as the death of the Aidan O'Brien-trained galloper in the Cup […]