West Coast tops Oulaghan masterclass

Star steeplechaser West Coast (NZ) (Mettre En Jeu) added another crown to his impeccable record for Mark Oulaghan with a tough victory in the L J Hooker Manawatu Steeplechase (4000m) at Woodville on Sunday. The phenomenal record of West Coast over the bigger fences commenced when he won a maiden steeplechase at Hawke’s Bay in June of 2022, and he has made nearly every post a winner since with a Koral Steeplechase (4250m), Hawke’s Bay Steeplechase (4800m), Wellington Steeplechase (5500m) and a pair of Grand National Steeplechases (5600m) to his…

Berry The Cash a class above in Awapuni Hurdle

Berry The Cash (NZ) (Jakkalberry) firmly asserted himself among the top hurdlers in the country at Woodville on Sunday with a dominant display in the Manawatu ITM Awapuni Hurdle (3000m). The son of Jakkalberry contested last year’s edition at just his second jumping appearance, and a narrow second placing to talented jumper Suliman indicated there was plenty more in store. A fall in the Wellington Hurdles (3400m) in July was soon rectified when he travelled to Riccarton Park and delivered with a stunning victory in the Grand National Hurdles (4200m),…

Devastate back to winning form

Progressive galloper Devastate (NZ) (Vadamos) bounced back to winning form when he prevailed in a thrilling three-way finish to the feature race at Pukekohe, the Jamieson Park 1500. The four-year-old son of Vadamos displayed all his fighting qualities as he held out a stirring challenge from Zaila and the late finishing Accidental Tourist to register his fifth career win for a large group of owners that includes the sponsor of the race, Jamieson Park. Given a perfect trip in transit one-out behind pacemaker Pow Wow by rider Michael McNab, Devastate…

First Gear caps big week for Grays

Days after Copper Belt Lodge went public with the news that Stephen Gray will return to New Zealand’s training ranks alongside his distinguished father Kevin, the opening race at Trentham on Saturday unveiled an exciting young prospect for the soon-to-resume partnership. The Kevin Gray-trained First Gear (NZ) (Derryn) was sent out as a $2.10 favourite for the TAB Odds Surge Every Race at Trentham 2YO (1200m), having finished second in both of his previous two starts behind the subsequent stakes winner Domain Ace and the Hong Kong-bound Endued. Saturday was…

Jarrod Todd secures Darwin double for Gary Clarke

Top Darwin jockey Jarrod Todd returns to the mounting yard after partnering the Gary Clarke-trained Wolfburn to victory in the feature race at Fannie Bay on Saturday. Picture: Caroline Camilleri (Fotofinish Racepix) It was a day of fluctuating fortune for jockeys at Darwin on Saturday. Jarrod Todd, the premier rider in the Top End and Country premiership for the past four years, saluted aboard Wolfburn, a -384.62 favourite with online bookmakers, and Tiara Jewel (+200 fav) for trainer Gary Clarke. Todd, 36, has 42 wins this season. Apprentice Emma Lines…

Today’s top horse racing tips & betting selections | Sunday, 26/5

There are 10 horse racing meetings set for Australia on Sunday, May 26. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au have found you the best bets and the quaddie numbers for Ballarat, Gunnedah, and Sha Tin (HK). Sunday Racing Tips – May 26, 2024 Gunnedah Racing Tips Ballarat Racing Tips Sha Tin Racing Tips As always, there are 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…

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Here To Shock stakes Stradbroke claim

Here To Shock (NZ) (Shocking) has claimed a berth in the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) by the barest of margins when nosing out Freedom Rally (Rubick) to land the Gr.3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday. Prepared by Ben, Will and JD Hayes, the ever-improving six-year-old continued his strong recent form which included a win in the Gr.3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) last month, prior to a close second to Dashing (Magnus) over a mile at Caulfield. Winning jockey Michael Dee had Here To Shock on a clear path for…

Golden Path relishes distance rise

Golden Path returned to winning form at Randwick on Saturday. Photo: bradleyphotos.com.au Victorian raider Golden Path has returned to the winner’s circle with a well-timed run to score in the Benchmark 88 Handicap (2000m) at Randwick for trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. The son of Belardo was perfectly handled by jockey Chad Schofield, with Golden Path collaring Father’s Day late with Toesonthenose in third. It was the third victory from ten career starts for Golden Path, who made a good early impression from his new quarters after being…