Majority agreement with rescheduling of feature Hawke’s Bay races

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing’s endeavours to make the best of a difficult situation in the wake of Saturday’s Hastings abandonment have met with the approval of the majority but not all stakeholders. The cancellation due to a water-logged track of the second day of the Hawke’s Bay Racing spring carnival has resulted in the Gr. 1 Arrowfield Stud Plate (1600m) and Gr. 2 AHD Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) being rescheduled to next Saturday’s Team Wealleans Matamata Cup day. The original Matamata programme remains unaltered, resulting in the unusual scenario of…

Majority agreement with rescheduling of feature Hawke’s Bay races

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing’s endeavours to make the best of a difficult situation in the wake of Saturday’s Hastings abandonment have met with the approval of the majority but not all stakeholders. The cancellation due to a water-logged track of the second day of the Hawke’s Bay Racing spring carnival has resulted in the Gr. 1 Arrowfield Stud Plate (1600m) and Gr. 2 AHD Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) being rescheduled to next Saturday’s Team Wealleans Matamata Cup day. The original Matamata programme remains unaltered, resulting in the unusual scenario of…

Rogerson 3YO arrives ahead of Gloaming

Talented staying three-year-old Sharp ‘N’ Smart (NZ) (Redwood) touched down in Sydney on Sunday as he prepares for a two-start campaign in the Harbour City. The Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained gelding will step out in Saturday’s Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Randwick where Ben Melham is booked to ride. A son of Redwood, Sharp ‘N’ Smart won over 1400m at Ruakaka in early September and enjoyed a hit-out at the Waipa trials last week to fine-tune him for Saturday’s assignment. “He flew over this morning (Sunday) and looks fantastic,” Graeme…

Rose cleared to continue Cup tilt

It’s all systems go for Cambridge Stud bred stayer Tralee Rose (NZ) (Tavistock) with a possible start in the Caulfield Cup before she fronts up again for another tilt at the Melbourne Cup. Tralee Rose’s trainer Symon Wilde said the results of her recent scintigraphy at the Ballarat Veterinary Clinic gave him the all clear to continue with her spring campaign. Wilde said they had done small treatments on her niggling issues and she was right to go. “We’ve ticked all the boxes and given her every opportunity. She’s ready…

Graffard holds hope for Elleegant

Trainer Francis-Henri Graffard knew in the early stages of the Group 1 Prix de Royallieu that star New Zealand bred mare Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed) would not be in the finish of the French feature over 2800m. The 2021 Melbourne Cup-winner failed to fire a shot eventually finishing seventh in the field of 10 runners after jumping from what was expected to be an advantageous inside draw. “She had the worst scenario possible,” a despondent Graffard said post-race. “At the first bend, when I saw where we were, I said…

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | October 2, 2022

Horse Racing on Sunday, October 2 will feature six meetings in Australia. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au have found you the top bets and the quaddie numbers for the meetings at Bendigo & Sunshine Coast. Sunday Racing Tips – October 2, 2022 Bendigo Racing Tips Sunshine Coast Racing Tips As always there a plenty of promotions available for Australian racing fans, check out all the top online bookmakers to see what daily promotions they have. If you are looking for a new bookmaker for the horse racing taking place…

Allen heads to Timaru with spring in his step

By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk It’s not every day Ricky Allen gets to race for a $20,000 purse with his trotter Cody Banner, but he will get that chance at Timaru on Sunday courtesy of the Spring Rewards initiative. The pacing-bred trotter has been in a purple patch of form, winning two and runner-up in one of his last four starts, and Allen is hoping the Bettor’s Delight gelding can get the lion’s share of the prizemoney on offer in the Canterbury Long Run Roofing Timaru Spring Rewards Handicap…

Mr Maestro completes big Flemington double for Forsman

A powerful Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) audition by Mr Maestro capped a special day at the office at Flemington on Saturday for Andrew Forsman. The Cambridge trainer saddled two runners, and both won stakes races. Group One-winning filly She’s Licketysplit took out the Gr.2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m), and then four hours later in the final race on the card, Mr Maestro strode to a dominant win in the Listed ABC Bullion Super Impose Stakes (1800m). “It’s been a great day, two for two and I’m really rapt with how…

Warwick Farm racing tips & quaddie | Monday, October 3

What Warwick Farm Races Where Warwick Farm Racecourse – Governor Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm NSW 2170 When Monday, October 3, 2022 First Race 1:25pm AEDT Visit Ladbrokes Public Holiday racing heads to Warwick Farm Racecourse on Monday afternoon where a competitive eight-race program is scheduled. With persistent rain expected across Sydney over the weekend, we expect to be racing on a track in the Heavy range, despite it being rated a Soft 7 in the leadup. The rail returns to the true position for the meeting getting underway at 1:25pm…