October 18, 1997. The big crowd that flocked to Caulfield that afternoon had no idea about what was to unfold.
(16 October 2007) 5. Missing You
In a month where few high notes emerged for the racing industry, one thing to be thankful for was the failure of equine influenza virus to spread into Victoria.
(15 October 2007) 6. Miss fit for a King
Miss Andretti joined the growing list of Australian heroes with her dominant win in the G2 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
(10 August 2007) 7. The Great Race
By November, 1960, Neville Sellwood, at 37, was at the pinnacle of his race-riding career. The winner of over 299 major races, Sellwood was arguably the finest "big race" jockey Australian Racing had ever known.
(11 January 2007) 10. Pyers Has Reason To Smile
Frank Reys is approaching a notable event in his riding career - he is about to ride his 1000th winner. Reys, who is in his 37th year, is married with a family and was first indentured as on apprentice in June, 1949, to trainer Alfred Baker at Cairns in North Queensland.
(16 November 2006) 12. He's Moody
It isn't surprising Eagle Farm's Peter Moody has made giant strides in his first season as a licensed trainer. When you consider he spent three years working for master horsemen such as the late Tom Smith and Colin Hayes, it is no surprise that Moody is excelling at his chosen profession.
(13 November 2006) 13. Sidney Spinks- Successful apprenticeship ends
The Racing NSW Country Awards for Excellence 2006 were announced at a gala presentation at Royal Randwick on October 6.
(20 October 2006) 15. Tinsley's Top Term
Kaye Tinsley plays his cards close to his chest, but there was a sound of pride as he spoke of his training achievements of last season.
(12 October 2006) 16. Timeform Ratings
Ratings of races to be upgraded/downgraded, highest and lowest rating G1/G2 races, Cups and Mares (6 October 2006) 17. Filling the Quota
The end of season meeting of the Australian Racing Board's Australian Pattern Committee was held in Sydney in July, with a number of recommendations made for the new, 2006-07, racing season.
(6 October 2006) 18. The Racing Nestors...John and Judy
Any success attained in the renowned tough old Racing game by John and Judy Nestor, of Gulargambone (Central New South Wales), has been well merited and a just reward for sheer determination and perseverance.
(29 September 2006) 19. Geoff Prouse from Saddle to Steward
It has been a traumatic season for Racing's 'First Lady', Gai Waterhouse.
In 1996-97, Gai won the Sydney Trainers Premiership and landed 34 metropolitan stakes winners Australia-wide. (20 July 2006) 26. Guy Walter on stayers
From Yering to Flemington is a quantum leap, but Greg Miles has done it. Miles' race-calling career started at a point-to-point meeting at Yering, near Yarra Glen, in Victoria. (19 April 2006) 28. The Coat-Tuggers Tip- The Certainty
Nowadays, a racehorse can win more than $3-million in one season. That sort of money makes Kingston Town's $1.6-million career earnings look pretty ordinary. (6 April 2006) 30. Shane Dye: Sellwood in his sights
nly Neville Sellwood was able to win 10 or more Group One races for three consecutive seasons. Shane Dye has his chance to match Sellwood's feat from the 1950s and 1960s. (31 March 2006) 31. The General: What might Have Been
Losing the ride on a top horse is a bitter pill for any jockey to swallow. In the case of jockey Jim Byrne, 27, and General Nediym, it's a case of 'almost'. (30 March 2006) 32. Kilshery: The Badge Of Courage
'Brave' is the finest compliment that can be bestowed on a racehorse. Kilshery was one such horse. (23 March 2006) 33. Our Maizcay and Yorkie!
An international jockey, born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand, is awaiting the major racing and the heir-apparent to the throne left vacant by Schillaci as Australasia's latest super-sprinter. (17 March 2006) 34. Bookmakers and Product Fees
As discussions go on - and on - with negotiations for a suitable "product fee" to be paid by corporate bookmakers, not to mention the futile attempts to hold off the tide of betting exchanges, the racing industry remains in limbo. (16 March 2006) 35. Lee- Back where he belongs
Right now, things can't get much better for Lee Freedman. A history making, record-breaking spring carnival; a stable seemingly churning out winners whenever it pleases; and a training complex that has become the envy of all rivals. (16 March 2006) 36. Craig Williams Interview
Jockey Craig Williams recently returned from several years in Hong Kong and is enjoying a spectacular season, especially riding the incredibly talented two years olds from the David Hayes stable. (1 February 2006) 37. Tony Santic
Makybe Diva's colourful owner, Tony Santic discusses the champion mare and his other racing interests. (22 November 2005) 38. Off to a Flying Start
Gai Waterhouse is closing on a momentous milestone in her training career with only a handful of victories needed for her to celebrate her 2000th career win. (17 March 2005) 40. This Fabulous Century (Part 1)
Australian racecalling legend Des Hoysted reflects on champion Australian jockeys, starting with those of the 1950's. This is the first of a three part series. (9 December 2004) 41. This Fabulous Century (Part 2)
Australian racecalling legend Des Hoysted reflects on champion Australian jockeys, starting with those of the 1950's. This is part two of a three part series. (9 December 2004) 42. This Fabulous Century (Part 3)
Australian racecalling legend Des Hoysted reflects on champion Australian jockeys, starting with those of the 1950's. This is the final part of a three part series. (9 December 2004) 43. Danny and Len – The Bees Knees
Danny and Lenny Beasley have steadily risen in Australia’s riding ranks and both are among the top echelon of jockeys riding today. This article on the pair appeared in the August 1999 edition of the Turf Monthly. (23 November 2004) 44. Hong Kong set to host the best again
The World's best racehorses will once again gather in Hong Kong next month to joust for a slice of the $10million plus on offer in the four Cathay Pacific International Races. (23 November 2004) 45. No longer at Wit`s end
Canberra Racing Club's revolutionary synthetic track surface has earned the praise of leading jockeys after being put to its first serious test.
(14 November 2004) 47. Lion to roar in destiny Derby
Saturday's Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby has been talked up as a three horse race between two Sydney horses and a West Australian but one contestant, not of that trio, will be out to fulfil his destiny. (29 October 2004) 48. The Race of Champions - W S Cox Plate
The Cox Plate has long been regarded as the “yardstick” of quality for Australian thoroughbreds. As this article, which appeared in the October 1999 edition of Turf Monthly shows, the names of most of Australia’s best racehorses over the years are amongst the honour roll of winners. (20 October 2004) 49. Welcome Home Larry
Larry Olsen was one of Australia's top riders in post war years. He is best remembered for his Melbourne Cup aboard Kensei but he thrilled punters with many a top class ride through-out his career. This article appeared in the April 1990 Edition of Turf Monthly.
(23 September 2004) 50. Del Mar Down Under
David Bernsen compares the Del Mar Racing "Carnival" where they race for a total of 43 days during a 49 day span, to Australia's biggest Racing Carnivals. (22 September 2004) 1 2Next >>
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