Author: James Herbert

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Brett Prebble calls time on career

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Brett Prebble, who rode with distinction in Hong Kong for more than a decade, has officially announced his retirement from an illustrious career in the saddle. Victorian-born Prebble, who also boasts victories in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), concluded his career in Sydney. His last[...]
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Asfoora charges to Royal Ascot glory

Asfoora handed trainer Henry Dwyer the biggest win of his career by clinching the Group 1 King Charles III Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot. With this victory, Asfoora became Australia's sixth winner of the prestigious race, joining the ranks of sprinting legends Choisir (2003), Takeover Target (2006), Miss Andretti (2007), Scenic Blast (2009), and Nature[...]
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Harry Coffey sidelined

Popular Victorian jockey Harry Coffey will be out of the saddle for at least three weeks after undergoing surgery on Monday. The Swan Hill-based rider injured his hand and wrist during the Swan Hill Cup carnival over the King's Birthday long weekend. Scans last week revealed the extent of the injury. “He went and got[...]
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Amade to relish Brisbane Cup challenge

Having delivered a stellar performance to claim the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) in his latest outing, the Phillip Stokes-trained Amade will aim to replicate that success in Saturday's Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm. The ten-year-old rolled back the years for a dominant victory in the Listed contest, despite again missing the start.[...]
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Vilana primed for Stradbroke tilt

James Cummings is confident that Vilana's recent victory in the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) sets him up perfectly for Saturday's Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm. The five-year-old drew gate 14 in the barrier draw, firming into outright favouritism at with horse racing bookmakers as of Thursday morning. This will be Vilana's[...]
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Leading Victorian jockey suspended

Damian Lane has been handed an eight-meeting suspension for careless riding at Mornington on Monday. Lane, who leads the Victorian Jockey Premiership by 27 wins and the metropolitan title by 16, started serving his suspension on Tuesday and will return on June 18, making him available to ride at Sandown on June 19. The incident[...]
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Fangirl out of autumn due to injury

In a significant blow to Chris Waller's autumn campaign, the esteemed Group 1-winning mare, Fangirl, has been sidelined due to a leg injury. Fangirl, hailed as one of Australia's premier equine talents currently in training, was slated to grace the turf in the upcoming Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on March 23, followed by[...]
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