Kathy O’Hara cleared for miraculous return from horror race fall
Jockey Kathy O’Hara reels one in while fishing at Bundeena. Picture: Mark EvansSource: News Limited
AS Kathy O’Hara took time out to go fishing yesterday, there’s no doubt she would have reflected on just how lucky she was to escape a frightening race fall that left her unconscious.
O’Hara lost her footing and crashed to the deck at the Randwick Kensington meeting on November 29.
She was trampled on not once but twice. Her helmet was completely smashed.
Remarkably, the only thing she suffered was a concussion, and six stitches to a meaty cut at the back of her head. Read the rest of this entry »
Police officers among members of collapsed punting club
- STEPHEN DRILL, ANDREW RULE
- HERALD SUN
- DECEMBER 11, 2013 12:01AM
THE VLAHOS INTERVIEW3:37
Bill Vlahos has spoken exclusively to The Herald Sun about The Edge Punters Club
POLICE officers were among those burnt in a controversial $500 million punters club now being probed by the force.
The Herald Sun understands current and former members of Victoria Police were among those caught in Bill Vlahos’s “The Edge” syndicate, along with up to 1000 other punters. Read the rest of this entry »
Kiwi mare Abeautifulred racing in foal at Warwick Farm
High hopes: trainer John Sargent. Photo: Tertius Pickard
The New Zealand mare Abeautifulred will be carrying more than the hopes of her backers who have made her favourite to win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
The five-year-old is in foal to Exceed And Excel, the Darley stallion which also covered the champion racemare Black Caviar earlier in the Australian breeding season.
And by getting in foal, Abeautifulred has already fulfilled one purpose for her trip across the Tasman.
Now it is up to Randwick trainer John Sargent to make sure another one is achieved before her racing career must draw to a close.
”She came over here to get in foal so the owners thought they would see if they could get some black type in Australia while she’s here,” Sargent said.
Under Australian racing rules, mares can race in foal until the 120th day of their pregnancy. Abeautifulred has been well backed in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1400m), firming from $4.60 to the top of the market at $4.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/kiwi-mare-abeautifulred-racing-in-foal-at-warwick-farm-20131210-2z3z7.html#ixzz2n5hS3L2i
Out-of-luck Craig Cameron left to salvage BC3′s smouldering wreck
- by:Matt Stewart
- From:Herald Sun
- December 10, 2013 11:00pm
Richmond’s General Manager of Football Craig Cameron told media an announcement made in relation to Ben Cousins would be made tomorrow.Source: News Limited
AS the walls crashed down around his dream job yesterday Craig Cameron allowed himself a moment of dark humour.
Cameron has worked for 15 years in sports administration, including a stint as general manager of the Richmond Football Club.
He was looking for a fresh start. He’d always loved racing.
He started his new role, as chief executive for BC3 Thoroughbreds, last March. Read the rest of this entry »
Bill Vlahos run BC3 syndicate unravelling as details emerge of how the operation was set up
Bill Vlahos at a yearling sale. Source: News Limited
RACING attracts the spectrum of oddballs and hopefuls.
So amid racing’s dreamers and schemers the arrival of the ex-shrink with an unusual strategy to break in to the local market with a risky game plan – and whispers he ran a mysterious but wildly profitable punting syndicate – raised only a few eyebrows.
We’d rolled our eyes before. Maybe racing was too distracted by Nathan Tinkler to properly consider Bill Vlahos, although Racing Victoria was warned four years ago that Vlahos’ betting syndicate made no sense. Read the rest of this entry »