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  1. The ‘Big V’ flag was waving at Wentworth Park in Sydney last Friday night and Saturday night. It was a big 48 hours as the ‘Vic invasion’ went into full ‘battle cry’! In all, five male tyros qualified for the G1 National Derby, three flying femmes for the G1 National Futurity, and a G1 star will fly solo for us in the G1 Paws Of Thunder – finals of all three, worth $75,000 to-the-winner and over 520m, which will be conducted on Saturday night. And three of our staying stars will contest the $40,000 to-the-winner G2 Summer Distance Plate final (720m) on the same night. Anakie trainer Jeff B
  2. What Wyong Races Where Wyong Race Club & Function Centre – 71-73 Howarth Street, Wyong NSW 2259 When Tuesday, January 18, 2021 First Race 1:50pm AEDT Watch Live Streaming Live at Sportsbet HorseBetting’s New South Wales form analyst has previewed the seven-race card at Wyong on Tuesday afternoon and brings you his best bets and quaddie numbers for the meeting. The track is rated a Good 4, while the rail is out just 3m for the entire course. The first race will jump at 1:50pm AEDT. Wyong Best Bet – Per Ivy Matthew Smith and Jason Collett combine in the final race of the day with P
  3. Gee whiz, talk about a punt-induced hangover! We are coming to you on this Monday on the back of yet another Gold Coast Magic Millions week. Despite the scorching hot weather, a tsunami scare on Saturday night and the possibility of getting the ‘Rona, it didn’t stop thousands of racegoers descending on Surfers Paradise. Queensland’s glamour couple, Ben Thompson and Steph Thornton, celebrated their engagement, the southerners dominated Millions Day as the rich got richer, while a good old-fashioned social media scam sent Racing Twitter into meltdown. THE HAPPY COUPLE In case you weren’t aware
  4. What Moe Races Where Moe Racing Club – Waterloo Rd, Moe VIC 3825 When Tuesday, January 18, 2022 First Race 1:30pm AEDT Watch Live Streaming Live at Sportsbet Moe Racing Club is scheduled to host an eight-part card on Tuesday afternoon, and HorseBetting’s Victorian horse racing form analyst presents his best bets and free quaddie numbers for the day. The track is rated a Soft 5, the rail is set in the true position throughout, and racing is scheduled to get underway at 1:30pm AEDT. Moe Best Bet – Vaettir The Mitchell Freedman-trained Vaettir was heavily backed on debut at Werribee on De
  5. Michael Dubb's Battle Bling proved a successful claim for trainer Rob Atras when circling the field in a gritty last-to-first effort in the Jan. 16 $97,000 Ladies Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. View the full article
  6. Horse racing around the country sees two meetings being held around the country on Monday afternoon. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au have found you the top bets and the quaddie numbers for the meeting at Muswellbrook. Monday Racing Tips – January 17, 2022 Muswellbrook 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 on January 17, 2022 check out our guide to the best online racing b
  7. St. Marys Panda – two-from-two in Box 7 – is facing G3 Great Chase finalist Paint Peeler and the promising Perfect Lomar – victorious in three of her seven starts – in a Grade 5 450m race at Shepparton tonight. Aston Profit – top-three in eight of her nine starts in Box 1 – is the standout chaser in a Mixed 4/5 385m event, while consistent greyhounds Studley, Snack Attack and People Get Ready contest a Mixed 4/5 450m race. Got A Repair v Tobin Frost v Axedale Pirate and Bad Boy Vegas v Smart Rose v Whiskey Road should be competitive battles in the two 385m Restricted Win heats. Traralgon al
  8. Pareanui Bay pictured winning the Group 2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa at just his second start. Photo Credit: Race Images – Kenton WrightDespite a dogged effort when second behind the unbeaten Shamus in Saturday’s Group 2 Wellington Guineas (1600m) at Trentham, the immediate future for promising three-year-old Pareanui Bay is in the spelling paddock for the next month. Unbeaten in his first three starts, including the Group 2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa, Pareanui Bay finished second to On The Bubbles in the Listed Uncle Remus Sta
  9. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has vacated the sanctions it imposed on trainer Joe Sharp following five positive tests for levamisole in horses who ran at Churchill Downs in November 2019. A KHRC ruling issued Thursday and first reported by Blood-Horse, read, “Due to the de-classification of levamisole in August 2015 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all penalties previously assessed to Owner/Trainer Joe Sharp in Stewards' Rulings #21-0006, #21-0008, #21-0010, #21-0011 and #21-0012 are hereby vacated.” Sharp was suspended 30 days and fined $2,500 by the KHRC last January for the
  10. Trainer Dan Blacker's grade 1 winner Hit the Road and the Richard Baltas-conditioned grade 2 winner Bodhicitta both worked over the Santa Anita Park turf Jan. 16 in preparation for future engagements at Gulfstream Park on Pegasus World Cup Day. View the full article
  11. Charlie Fellowes, who trains from Bedford House Stables, will condition horses for Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum. Sheikh Ahmed is the owner of international Group 1 winner Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}). “Sheikh Ahmed on the roster is a real boost, said Fellowes. “He is a really wonderful owner to have in the yard. It is a nice set of colours to have in the yard and I'm led to believe he is a wonderful man to train for. “He has been associated with some fantastic horses over the last few years and hopefully we can have a nice one for him. They haven't come to me yet, but I'm told we will have three
  12. St. George Stables' Letruska returned to the work tab Jan. 16 for the first time since the Breeders' Cup World Championships in November at Del Mar as she prepares for a 6-year-old campaign. View the full article
  13. Halladay (War Front–Hightap, by Tapit), winner of the 2020 GI Fourstardave H., has been retired from racing and will stand the 2022 breeding season at Harris Farms in California as the property of a syndicate led by Adrian Gonzalez of Checkmate Thoroughbreds. He will stand for an introductory fee of $7,500, live foal stand and nurse guarantee, with shares available. Racing for Harrell Ventures and trainer Todd Pletcher, Halladay also won the 2019 Tropical Park Derby and 2020 Sunshine Forever S. On the board in 12 of 17 starts, the 6-year-old won six times and earned $565,245. “Halladay was a
  14. Trainer Michael Wright captured his sixth straight race at Tampa Bay Downs Sunday when More Chances (Hard Spun) won the third race at the Oldsmar oval. The streak also included a win with 15-1 outsider Nantucket Red (Get Stormy) in Saturday's Wayward Lass S. “When you put them in the right race, that's all that matters,” Wright, who trained two-time Sovereign Award winner Scotzanna, said. Wright will try for seven in a row in Wednesday's eighth race with the 6-year-old gelding Victor's Destiny (Souper Speedy). In 1977, when the track was known as Florida Downs, trainer E.T. Clark won with a
  15. The first reported foal by WinStar stallion Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike–Julia Tuttle, by Giant's Causeway) was born Sunday at Waldorf Farm. The gray filly is out of Today Comes Once (Cross Traffic) and was bred by Steven Wecker, Alfred and Keith Riccio, Patrick Brown, and Bill Achenbaum. “Lovely filly. Solid bone,” said Kenny Toye, manager of Waldorf Farm. “Excited for her owners and happy to have some more Smart Strike blood in New York.” Tom's d'Etat won the 2019 GI Clark S. and 2020 GII Stephen Foster S. On the board in 15 of 20 starts, he won 11 times and earned $1,762,272. Tom's d'Etat
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