Horse Racing

TIM CLARK AND SAMADOUBT - A DYNAMIC DUO!

TIM CLARK AND SAMADOUBT - A DYNAMIC DUO!

Tim Clark is one modern day Sydney jockey who loves to lead when presented with the opportunity. This is not a recent development in Tim’s technique, it’s an art that’s been slowly developing over several years.

DANIELLE SEIB DEDICATES THIS ONE TO DAD

DANIELLE SEIB DEDICATES THIS ONE TO DAD

When Danielle Seib saw Nash Rawiller look behind in the closing stages of Saturday’s TAB Highway, she suddenly realised her “big baby” Assault’N’Bathory was going to win by a space. “I thought my God he’s looking back to see where they are”, said the young Goulburn trainer. “I couldn’t believe my eyes”.

CLINTON McDONALD - A GENUINE CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

CLINTON McDONALD - A GENUINE CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

Chasing a tearaway leader isn’t the ideal spot to be in a horse race, but Something Silver made light of that predicament in the F+M BM 84 (1600) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

RACING HAS TAKEN KEAGAN LATHAM AROUND THE WORLD

RACING HAS TAKEN KEAGAN LATHAM AROUND THE WORLD

The narrow win by Whispered in a Maiden 2YO event at Wyong on Saturday was of special significance to jockey Keagan Latham. It was his second win for the powerful Godolphin operation in the space of two weeks, and a milestone 50th win in NSW for the current season.

ADAM DUGGAN’S COLT GALLOPED OFF THE PAGES OF THE 2017 INGLIS PREMIER CATALOGUE

ADAM DUGGAN’S COLT GALLOPED OFF THE PAGES OF THE 2017 INGLIS PREMIER CATALOGUE

Adam Duggan didn’t take his head out of the catalogue in the weeks leading up to the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne. The Gosford trainer had a $100,000 “bank” set aside and thought that kind of money might put him into something “half decent” in Melbourne.

JENNY DUGGAN CALLS AUSTRALIA HOME

JENNY DUGGAN CALLS AUSTRALIA HOME

Jenny Lindgren was born in Sweden one year after her legendary compatriots ABBA had taken Australia by storm. She’s now Mrs. Jenny Duggan, Australia’s most senior apprentice jockey, and just lately she’s been whipping up a little storm of her own.

KEVIN KEMP HOPES THE JIM ATKINS LONGEVITY RUBS OFF

KEVIN KEMP HOPES THE JIM ATKINS LONGEVITY RUBS OFF

There wasn’t a trace of racing in Kevin Kemp’s background, but he was besotted by horses from the moment he first sat on a pony. Most of his mates owned ponies and those kids would be out all day, every day. “If I got home before dark, Mum and Dad would wonder what the hell was wrong”, recalled Kevin.

RESEARCH WASN’T THE GREATEST DERBY WINNER, BUT SHE WAS THE CRANKIEST

RESEARCH WASN’T THE GREATEST DERBY WINNER, BUT SHE WAS THE CRANKIEST

Those who watched Research return to scale after the 1989 Derby will probably recall her antics when a garland of roses was thrown around her neck. She almost unseated Dittman as she charged back into the enclosure, with Clarry hanging on for dear life.

STEVE HART CATCHES UP WITH JOHN VINCENT, FORMER STUD MANAGER

STEVE HART CATCHES UP WITH JOHN VINCENT, FORMER STUD MANAGER

Steve Hart caught up with former stud manager John Vincent who retired a few years ago, after a fascinating career in England and Australia. John gained valuable experience in his native England before migrating to Australia.

DIXIE HAS WON A MILLION HEARTS

DIXIE HAS WON A MILLION HEARTS

Turns out Ron Quinton’s just an old softie after all. The battle hardened veteran rode 2168 winners including 46 Group 1’s during his spectacular career as a jockey. In 25 years as a trainer he’s won hundreds of races including 6 Group 1’s.

PRINCESS CAN BE AS POSH AS SHE LIKES AFTER A WIN LIKE THAT

PRINCESS CAN BE AS POSH AS SHE LIKES AFTER A WIN LIKE THAT

Two year olds Tenley (Reisling Stakes) and Yes Yes Yes (Todman Stakes) were explosive in their Randwick wins on Saturday, while The Autumn Sun deserved every accolade that came his way.  Their performances stole some of the spotlight from a dazzling win by Princess Posh in the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket twenty four hours earlier.