Racing g bites
MICHELLE Payne plans to join the many trainers looking international for a Melbourne Cup runner as she hopes to find a horse to both train and ride in the 2017 Cup.
The 2015 Cup winning rider is one of six dual-licensed jockeys in Victoria and she’s planning to slowly transition to the training side of racing.
Payne will be for a new syndicate, Women’s Racing, and she’s teamed up with Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s Darren Dance to source an international Cup contender.
“My plan is hopefully in June or July head over to Europe and find myself a horse for the Melbourne Cup,” Payne said.
“The plan would be to ride and train that myself
I don’t think it could get anymore special than that.”
Payne has trained the lightly raced Duke Of Nottingham to two country Victorian wins in the past month or so.
WHILE on dual licensed jockeys, Jackie Beriman will have her first runner as a trainer at Cranbourne tonight.
Three-year-old Stars on forty five will make his debut in the opening race though Beriman won’t be in the saddle.
RACING NSW stewards have given jockey Christian Reith permission to ride Le Cordon Bleu 1kg over at 54kg in tomorrow’s Canterbury Classic.
No suitable rider could be found to ride at 53kg.
In the same race, jockey Stephen Baster has been engaged on both Denpurr and Weatherly but will ride the latter if the colt, second emergency for race, gains a start.
Also in relation to the Snowden stable, Spending To Win (which is engaged in race two) has undergone a tie-back operation since its last run back in July.