The Everest began an exciting era of big prizemoney races and extended carnival in Sydney

“I think overall the landscape of Australian racing has changed, there is a little bit less tradition.’’ There is more than just an element of truth to this thought-provoking comment from Hall of Fame trainer Chris Waller. Tradition will always have a place in racing. The bedrock of the sport is built on the historical … Read more

Leah Kilner makes inspiring return to the races at Doomben

Leah Kilner has stunned the Australian racing community by arriving at the Doomben races to be wrapped in a heartwarming embrace of love by her mates outside the jockeys’ room. The seriously injured Queensland apprentice jockey wore a beaming smile as she was wheeled into the races on Saturday by her best mate Bianca Grob. … Read more

Harness racing: Chris Lang anoints Ollivici his next superstar in new training chapter

Champion trainer Chris Lang thinks he has found his next superstar in his second-coming in harness racing. Lang trained megastar trotters like Sundons Gift, Skyvalley and National Interest before shocking the industry with what turned out to be a three-year hiatus. The first Lang bought when he returned to the game, Ollivici, is potentially one … Read more

Horse racing tips: Pakenham Synthetic best bets and jockey to follow

Herald Sun form analyst Brad Waters runs the rule over Thursday’s Pakenham Synthetic meeting. BEST BET GLENS TOP CAT (Race 4 No.3 – $3.80) Import making his local debut after a promising debut in England late last year. His trials and jumpouts have been OK and 1400m suits fresh. NEXT BEST SCREAMING DIVA (Race 1 … Read more

Greyhound Racing Victoria unveil world’s richest greyhound carnival at Sandown Park and The Meadows

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup will soar to $1 million in prizemoney and be staged in prime time on a Saturday night under a reshaped Festival of Racing unveiled by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). November and December will see the spotlight of the greyhound racing world shift to Sandown Park and The Meadows where five … Read more

Next Jamie Kah or Kayla Crowther? Racing SA unveils three new apprentices

Always on the lookout for the next Jamie Kah or Kayla Crowther, Racing SA has unveiled three new recruits to join its apprentice academy for the 2022-23 season. Rochelle Milnes, Caitlyn Munro and Caitlin Tootell have been selected to join the academy as part of this year’s intake, following in the footsteps of recent high-profile … Read more

Racing Victoria announces five $1m bonuses for spring Group 1 features

Racing Victoria has ramped up its spring bonus program with another $5m on the line for the winners of five feature events. The winners of the Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, Empire Rose Stakes, Darley Champions Sprint and the Kennedy Champions Mile could earn another $1m should they also win one of the designated lead-up races. … Read more

Racing Victoria announces $5m in spring bonuses

Racing Victoria has ramped up its spring bonus program with another $5m on the line for the winners of five feature events. The winners of the Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, Empire Rose Stakes, Darley Champions Sprint and the Kennedy Champions Mile could earn another $1m should they also win one of the designated lead-up races. … Read more

Dexter Dunn now holds harness racing’s most prized record

Champion driver Dexter Dunn now holds a world record that he set in the US. DOWN Under champion driver Dexter Dunn now holds harness racing’s most prized record. The New Zealand-born Dunn teamed with former Aussie horseman Noel Daley and Bulldog Hanover for a blistering 1min45.8sec win in the $US500,000 Haughton Memorial (open class free-for-all) … Read more

Jockey Elissa Meredith taken to hospital after fall at Gunnedah

In a shocking 24 hours for racing in NSW, a second apprentice rider has been airlifted to hospital after suffering head injuries in a race fall. Apprentice jockey Elissa Meredith has been airlifted to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital after suffering head injuries in a fall at Gunnedah races on Monday. It was the second shocking … Read more