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Gobstopper Jumps Into National Contention

Well-related gelding Gobstopper is making his mark during this year’s Victorian jumps racing season and trainer Eric Musgrove is now plotting a path for him to the Grand National Hurdle. By Tavistock out of Bagalollies, Gobstopper’s siblings include former Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther and recent Group One Australasian Oaks winner Toffee Tongue.[...]
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Elliot set to surpass season’s best

Waikato jockey Ryan Elliot was a little disappointed about the season being curtailed as a result of COVID-19, but he is looking forward to getting back raceday riding in just over a month. The 21-year-old hoop was able to keep relatively busy at trainer Graeme Rogerson’s private training property in Hamilton over the lockdown period,[...]
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Australian Hurdle triumph for Gobstopper

Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the Australian Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown. “I thought he was really professional this time, he didn’t over-race he got a nice trail and was ridden amazingly,” part-owner and former trainer Andrew[...]
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Birdsville Races Latest Covid-19 Casualty

Queensland’s iconic Birdsville horse racing carnival is the latest COVID-19 victim, with organisers announcing this year’s event has been scratched. The event, known as the Melbourne Cup of the outback, have been held since 1882 and is a major tourist drawcard for operators in the state’s far west. The races, staged in the Simpson Desert,[...]
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