Horses

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Weir returns to farm life after awkward farewell

premium_icon Weir returns to farm life after awkward farewell

Banned trainer Darren Weir spent his final week at Forest Lodge recommending new trainers, briefing them on horses' idiosyncrasies and bidding farewell to staff

Winx racing for Aussie immortality

Winx racing for Aussie immortality

Winx has achieved almost everything a horse could achieve, but the champion mare is set to break an unprecedented mark in Australian racing

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Stand by for Winx's 30th win in a row

Stand by for Winx's 30th win in a row

What if Chris Waller did the unthinkable and provided the horse that ended Winx's famous winning streak in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick today?

Qld’s top trainer faces ‘serious animal cruelty’  charges

premium_icon Qld’s top trainer faces ‘serious animal cruelty’ charges

QLD's top horse trainer has been hit with another seven charges, this time relating to allegations of “serious animal cruelty” and the alleged use of jiggers.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Let’s enjoy Winx before her last hurrah

premium_icon Let’s enjoy Winx before her last hurrah

Winx is nearing the end of her celebrated career and the reality is she might be one race away from retirement.

Winx confidence soars for big race return

premium_icon Winx confidence soars for big race return

A final trackwork gallop has left trainer Chris Waller and jockey Hugh Bowman convinced Winx can continue to defy age

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Massive bets already come for Winx

premium_icon Massive bets already come for Winx

Winx might seem to be at unbackable odds but that hasn’t deterred some punters from placing huge bets on the champion to win the Apollo Stakes.

Trainer wants Written By to be the hunter

Trainer wants Written By to be the hunter

Grahame Begg has two compelling reasons for running Written By in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington on Saturday

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Sunlight ready to rumble in Lightning

Sunlight ready to rumble in Lightning

Tony McEvoy has warned punters not to judge Sunlight on her first-up flop last campaign, declaring the filly ready to go in the Lightning Stakes.

Winx immortalised alongside Aussie greats

premium_icon Winx immortalised alongside Aussie greats

She has four legs and a mane yet Winx sits comfortably in the pantheon of Australia’s greatest sporting icons as Winx-mania sets to grab the nation.

‘Equine traffic’ Winx’s main danger in Apollo

‘Equine traffic’ Winx’s main danger in Apollo

Happy Clapper’s trainer will be satisfied with a second placing, Le Romain won’t be there, Aloisia is taking up the challenge and then there is Winx’s stablemates –...

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Eastender earns crack at Ramsden

Eastender earns crack at Ramsden

Tasmanian stayer Eastender is likely to be given a shot at the $400,000 Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington in May.

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Winx fear frightens off triple Group 1 champion

premium_icon Winx fear frightens off triple Group 1 champion

Trainer Gerald Ryan had a one-word answer when asked why Trapeze Artist would not be contesting the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday: “Winx!”

Racing Queensland to resolve next round of funding

premium_icon Racing Queensland to resolve next round of funding

A FORUM for all three racing codes has been scheduled for next month as Racing Queensland works with the government on reforms for the industry.

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Fiesta, Estijaab thriller brings crowd to their feet

Fiesta, Estijaab thriller brings crowd to their feet

Fiesta was too strong but Estijaab only gained admirers in defeat after a memorable clash between two outstanding three-year-old fillies at Warwick Farm

Freedman doubles up with Diamond duo

Freedman doubles up with Diamond duo

Foreman Sam Freedman described it as a surreal feeling after the stable took out both divisions of the Blue Diamond Preludes with I Am Immortal and Lyre

Winx lets Bowman know she’s ready

Winx lets Bowman know she’s ready

Hugh Bowman declared Winx “as good as ever” after the mighty mare cruised through an exhibition gallop at Royal Randwick on Saturday morning

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Maher to take over Weir’s horses

premium_icon Maher to take over Weir’s horses

Ciaron Maher has emerged as the saviour for the business owned by disgraced trainer Darren Weir.

Wed 6 Feb 2019

Shattered Weir reduced to tears as career crumbles

premium_icon Shattered Weir reduced to tears as career crumbles

As the guillotine fell on the man who embodied the larrikin essence of Australian racing, tears streamed down Darren Weir’s face.

Weir’s prizemoney haul revealed

premium_icon Weir’s prizemoney haul revealed

The success of Darren Weir snowballed year after year but it was the year of his Melbourne Cup triumph when his stable’s fortunes began to explode.

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