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  1. What 2022 Australian Hurdle & Steeplechase Race Day Where Sandown Racecourse – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171 When Sunday, May 22, 2022 First Race 11:30am AEST Visit Ladbrokes It is Australian Hurdle & Steeplechase Race Day at Sandown this Sunday afternoon, with a nine-race card is set down for judgement on the Lakeside track. With $350,000 on the line across three jumps events and six competitive races on the flat, this is a meeting plenty of trainers target in the lead up to winter. The track is rated a Soft 5, with the rail out 2m for the entire circuit, and racing
  2. Matthew Smith says his longshot Doomben Cup runner Esti Feny is ready for the mission.Esti Feny is better over 2400m and a current Heavy 8 track might cause him some issues in the $1 million Doomben Cup on Saturday. That’s not even mentioning superstar Zaaki, Annabel Neasham’s raging $1.50 favourite with Ladbrokes and last Saturday’s Hollindale Stakes winner. More: Doomben tips for May 21 But trainer Matthew Smith believes his seven-year-old and $61 outsider, who finished sixth in the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup on May 6, can be competitive over the 2000m feature. “I’m happy with him. He’s had a
  3. We are just one sleep away from more Group 1 racing, with the stars coming together in Brisbane and Adelaide this Saturday. While for us punters it is pretty typical that we back-up each and every Saturday for a bet, it is unusual seeing the same horses race each weekend. (Yes, you guessed it – Shelby Sixtysix is racing again.) This time last year, Zaaki annihilated his rivals in the Doomben Cup, so how far will he win by this year? SIXTYSIX THOUSAND STARTS Maybe that’s a stretch. We touched on this a few weeks ago, but when is enough enough? We understand we aren’t trainers and Danny Willi
  4. What Belmont Races Where Belmont Park Racecourse – Saintly Entrance, Burswood WA 6100 When Saturday, May 21, 2022 First Race 11:59am AWST Visit Ladbrokes Belmont Park is the destination for metropolitan racing in Western Australia on Saturday afternoon where a nine-race card is scheduled. Horsebetting’s Western Australian form expert presents his best bets and top odds from online betting sites for the meeting. The track has come up a Good 4, with the rail out 6m the entire circuit for the program getting underway at 11:59am AWST (1:59pm AEST). Best Bet at Belmont – Hardly Ever We wil
  5. Tony Cruz has dominated the contest in recent years, taking out seven of the past nine runnings, while Caspar Fownes and Joao Moreira are yet to win it View the full article
  6. Dustin Drew scored the biggest win of his training career when Untapped led all of the way to win the $262,500 RSN Sandown Cup (715m) at Sandown Park tonight. Untapped ($5.50) timed the start to perfection to cross to the lead from box 7 through the first turn with fastest heat winner Jarick Bale ($5) trailing her through. From there the pair quickly cleared out from the chasing pack, setting up a thrilling two dog battle for the final lap of the 715m journey. Jarick Bale switched to the inside down the back straight and narrowed the margin to a head as they returned past the starting boxes.
  7. The question remains as to whether Fenwick, the horse McKathan will saddle in the Preakness Stakes (G1), is a good horse. Experts say he's a toss, but his connections believe in him enough to take a gamble in one of the sport's biggest races. View the full article
  8. Horse Racing on Friday, May 20 will feature five 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 Cranbourne & Townsville. Friday Racing Tips – May 20, 2022 Cranbourne Racing Tips Townsville 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 May 20, 2022 check out our guide to the best online racing b
  9. Regardsmaree ridden by Billy Egan wins the Ladbrokes Anniversary Vase at Sandown Hillside Racecourse on April 30, 2022. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)The trainer of interstate raider Regardsmaree says his in-form sprinter is over the odds for Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville. Coming off two strong-finishing wins in Victoria, Regardsmaree is around $18 for the 1200m feature with most betting sites, and trainer Nick Ryan believes punters are shopping well. “He’s been beginning well, but he’s drawn one, so he’s going to need luck, even though there’s good speed,” Ryan said. “Th
  10. Today 20th May in horse racing news history From the extensive Horse Betting news archives we present the all the thoroughbred racing action in Australian and overseas racing news in history. Delve in and enjoy our walk back in horse racing time. Australia horse racing news 13 mins ago Ryan thinks Regardsmaree is over the odds in The Goodwood The trainer of interstate raider Regardsmaree says his in-form sprinter is over the odds for Saturday’s Group 1 Goodwood at … Read More Hong Kong horse racing news 12 months ago Glorious Dragon ready for Champions and Chater Cup test
  11. With just over a month before the racetrack safety component of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) is set to go into effect, two separate lawsuits cast looming shadows over the program's legal and operational future. One of the suits challenging HISA's constitutionality was filed by the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA). In March, United States District Court Judge James Wesley Hendrix dismissed the suit finding that while HISA pushes boundaries of public-private collaboration, the law as constructed stays within the current constitutional limitat
  12. Preakness Stakes (G1) contenders Happy Jack and Fenwick took their first spins around Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 19. Both colts arrived on the grounds yesterday. View the full article
  13. Committee members acknowledged there is no clear path at the moment and plenty of due diligence is needed in order to move this idea forward. View the full article
  14. TIMONIUM, MD – The final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale under-tack show, delayed an hour by overnight rains, concluded with 11 juveniles sharing the fastest furlong time of :10 flat, while a filly by Violence turned in the day's fastest quarter-mile work of :21 1/5 Thursday in Timonium. The Top Line Sales consignment was responsible for three of the furlong bullet workers Thursday, including a pair of fillies by freshman sire Sharp Azteca. A filly by Speightster (hip 484) was first to hit the :10 flat mark for the Gladwells' consignment when working in the
  15. Preakness Stakes contenders (G1) Happy Jack and Fenwick took their first spins around Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 19. Both colts arrived on the grounds yesterday. View the full article
  16. By Jonny Turner The trainers behind two of the biggest names stepping out at Addington on Friday night hope things go a lot smoother for their horses than in their latest visits to the track. Punters across New Zealand winced, as did Cran and Chrissie Dalgety and their team, when Republican Party was pulled out of his last start at Addington with a badly flattened tyre. Though disappointed that the racing gods struck his corner, Cran Dalgety could only chose to look at the situation with as much positivity as possible. “Well, this week we are hoping to send him out with the Fred Flintstone
  17. By Michael Guerin Champion horseman Mark Purdon has a very special desire to want to win the main pace at Alexandra Park tonight but fears his superstar pacer Self Assured could spend much of the race chasing. Rival drivers like David Butcher are hoping he is right. Purdon co-trains three of the six starters in the first running of the $75,000 Roy Purdon Memorial, the race named in honour of his legendary father who died in February. Purdon’s brother and fellow Hall Of Fame trainer Barry has Bad To The Bone in the 2200m standing start while brother-in-law Tony Herlihy will drive Mach Dan a
  18. As part of a mandate that flows from the governor on down to the commissioners he has appointed to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), the “lens of equity” may soon be focused squarely on the state's jockey colony. Fear not, California riders: This initiative means the owners of male horses that you pilot to victory in certain graded stakes might soon be compelled to award you a one-time breeding right if that winner goes on to become a stallion. That's a practice that was once a “gentleman's agreement” type of custom, but is believed never to have been codified in any American racing j
  19. BALTIMORE, MD–In the continued lead up to Saturday's GI Preakness S., the intensity in the air, as well as the increasing media presence, grew noticeably denser Thursday morning at Pimlico. A couple of groups of fans could be seen milling around the Stakes Barn area, in addition to large clusters of media hoping to get in their final interviews in before a jam-packed weekend of racing. Drawing a gaggle of reporters and interested onlookers, morningline favorite Epicenter (Not This Time), who continued with his usual routine and went out for a routine gallop, appeared to look the picture, glow
  20. A proposal from California Thoroughbred Trainers executive director Alan Balch to conduct an immediate meeting following an equine fatality was well received by commissioners during a May 19 California Horse Racing Board meeting. View the full article
  21. Those visitors who were fortunate enough to attend the 2021 Preakness Stakes (G1) will not find startling changes at Pimlico Race Course when they arrive for the May 21 edition of the second jewel of the Triple Crown. View the full article
  22. The sale ring can be a magical place, full of hope and expectation, and when an opening bid of €100,000 was struck for Katie Walsh's Saxon Warrior (Jpn) filly (lot 151) at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale on Thursday, those in attendance knew something special was on the cards. What started as a trickle soon became a flood of people packing into the arena to see the Greenhills Farm-consigned and James Hanly-bred filly set a new record at this sale with the hammer falling at €520,000 to Stephen Hillen. Of course, Hillen has history with Walsh, as it was at this sale in 2018
  23. A comprehensive new report into the state of international illegal betting has found a marked increase in punters using black market bookmakers, which are outnumbering licensed and regulated online operators by a ratio of nearly 2-to-1. View the full article
  24. Todd Pletcher saddles a pair of strong contenders in Friday's GIII Pimlico Special S. in Vindictive (Uncle Mo) and Untreated (Nyquist). A two-time winner at Saratoga last year, the well-related Vindictive closed 2021 with a third in Aqueduct's Discovery S. Nov. 27. He kicked off this season with an optional claimer win at that venue Mar. 25. His stablemate Untreated captured an Aqueduct allowance in November and won a muddy optional claimer at that venue a month later. Sixth behind recent GII Alysheba S. romper Olympiad (Speightstown) in the GIII Mineshaft S. in February, the bay was last see
  25. This week's TDN Triple Crown feature examines the GI Preakness S. entrants listed in “likeliest winner” order. 1) Epicenter (c, Not This Time–Silent Candy, by Candy Ride {Arg}) O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. B-Westwind Farms (KY). T-Steve Asmussen. Sales History: $260,000 yrl '20 KEESEP. Epicenter's second-place run in the GI Kentucky Derby was the type of effort that would have resulted in a win in most years. It also underscored his top-of-the-crop status as an impeccably consistent A-lister who is not dependent on a certain running style and doesn't need other horses to make mistakes in or
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