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22 July 2018 10:50 PM Chautauqua's career in tatters after refusing to jump again

The career of one-time world champion sprinter Chautauqua is hanging by a thread after the grey flash again refused to jump from the barriers in a Rosehill barrier trial on Monday morning. While most eyes were firmly fixed on the world's best horse Winx, Chautauqua dug his heels in and didn't leave with the rest of the field, putting his racing career 5

15 July 2018 7:52 AM Slings and arrows: Jockeys wage a battle for fee increase

Penza travels far, wide and often for his stipend and notched a Wyong double on Saturday, maintaining a standard as necessary out of town as the metropolitan areas. Of course, big league hoops are under a microscope, and Williams, weight-for-age when it comes to verbal as well as saddle, is a prime example. Due to what is deemed a substandard performance 8

13 July 2018 9:20 AM Lees hoping for twist in the tale before mare goes to breeding barn

It has been a long time since Danish Twist won a race and she will get one more chance before retirement in the Listed Winter Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. The Kris Lees-trained mare hit a purple patch of form two years ago when she put four wins together including the Provincial Championship final, the group 3 Dark Jewel Stakes and Listed June Stakes 15

7 July 2018 12:15 PM Brown lands a treble and earns himself a holiday

But his ride on unplaced Bombarding in an 1100m sprint earned him a ban from July 12 to 25 for shifting in and inconveniencing another runner. Brown, who won last year’s Melbourne Cup on Rekindling, is scheduled to ride for the Rest of the World in the Shergar Cup teams event next month at Ascot in England. ‘‘I’m riding at Grafton on Wednesday for Kris Lees and then the following 14

28 June 2018 1:26 PM Darby smells Roses with Dio D'oro

And even ones they can't. As one of the shrewdest operators at Australian-based sales, Darby Racing has spread its tentacles in the hope of importing even further success to these shores. Frustrated at the asking price for tried horses in Europe, Darby asked de Burgh for help. They made northern hemisphere yearling sales a priority, where the going rate for babies 12

23 June 2018 8:57 AM Trainer sets sights on Everest after Prompt Response bags group 1

“We have stretched her out for much of her career, but we think trained for speed she will be a lethal sprinter. “You saw the sharp turn of foot she has when Blake asked her to go on the turn. “The plan is to go for a short break and come back and get a slot in the Everest. She is a group 1 winner now and that is the race we want next. We just need to convince 7

21 June 2018 8:29 AM McDonald looks for Equilateral to continue his Royal Ascot winning run

James McDonald fulfilled an ambition with his first Royal Ascot winner on Wednesday but admits “the best is to come” as he rides Commonwealth Cup favourite Equilateral and for the Queen Elizabeth on Friday. McDonald only returned from a 18-month ban for betting a month ago but has picked a series of good mounts during Royal Ascot, including one for the monarch 10

9 June 2018 12:40 AM Gentle Annie out to show she is a country cups horse

Canberra trainer Mick Miladinovic opted to miss the chance of a city win with Gentle Annie to try and lift the Merimbula Jazz Cup at Sapphire Coast on Sunday. The four-year-old mare is chasing a hat-trick of wins after victories at Sapphire Coast and Nowra and steps up to open class for the first time. But Miladinovic took confidence from a storming 10

8 June 2018 8:00 AM Stradbroke holds no barriers for jockeys who make their own luck

Being fast out of the gates is one attribute but making full use of it with the touch and judgement to seize the situation was vital. Take Cassidy and Rough Habit in the 1992 Stradbroke, related from his memoir Pumper, about a most memorable chapter of the sprint featuring one of the most charismatic winners. “Rough Habit was small, he wasn’t pretty 8

2 June 2018 3:00 AM Owen returns to saddle to pursue his riding dream

"The time was right when she finished to give it a good crack and hopefully I can make a go of it. I just want to finish what I started.” Owen has ridden the picnic meetings for the past couple of years, while being a foreman for Olive, and this season, with his focus on returning to his apprenticeship, he has produced a remarkable 60 per cent strike 17