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Beadman fears riding days over

Injured jockey Darren Beadman has admitted that a return to the saddle 'isn't looking good' as champion trainer John Moore conceded for the first time he is looking at alternatives to the Australian as his stable's retained jockey next season.

Saturday, 16 June, 2012, 12:00am

Business As Usual for Moore and Beadman

After a month of 'riding freelance' for opposition stables, it was back to Business As Usual for Darren Beadman, as he partnered a horse of that name to a long-awaited victory for John Moore.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Has Beadman gone the wrong way?

Stable jockey Darren Beadman has faced tough choices and some that have gone the wrong way ever since he joined the John Moore yard, and Admiration could add to the list of the painful ones in the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) today.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Drop in grade at Moonee Valley to suit Silver Grecian

Silver Grecian, trained by John Moore, takes the support stage at Moonee Valley in Melbourne today but jockey Darren Beadman is hoping the drop to the Group Two Crystal Mile will play in his favour.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bear Elite looks ready to find his feet

Tony Millard's underexposed four-year-old Bear Elite produced a trial at Sha Tin on Tuesday in a manner that suggests he will sky-rocket off his modest mark.

Bear Elite has been to the races twice, for a sixth and a 10th, which saw his rating drop to 50. But if his trial is any indication, the son of Lonhro has come back a significantly better galloper.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Extra Group 1 bid for Mighty High

Trainer John Moore is hoping to collect an international Group One prize seven days earlier than planned when Caulfield Cup-bound stayer Mighty High contests the Yalumba Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Nicholson will be hard to beat over longer trips

David Hall has been taking his time educating Nicholson, but his patience will be rewarded when he steps him out over a longer trip following an eye-catching fifth in the Chengdu Handicap (1,200m) at Sha Tin last Saturday.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble call-up may damage Moore's hopes

Jockey Brett Prebble won a trophy for Silver Grecian's owner at Happy Valley midweek, but has emerged as one of the major stumbling blocks to the John Moore-trained grey landing an upset Group One win in Melbourne today in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Patient Moore camp playing it Smart with Giant

There was a moment passing the 250m of the Cotton Tree Handicap (1,400m) when the crowd moaned and a noose was being looped for the jockey Hong Kong crowds love to hate, Darren Beadman, but all's well that ends well and Smart Giant's raw talent was enough to get him out of trouble.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

With maturity, Nicholson can make an impact

Trainer David Hall hasn't had too many moments to cherish this season, but left Happy Valley on Wednesday night with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Cup after an upset victory by New Glory, and a big smile after Nicholson stamped himself as a future winner with a promising debut performance in a Class Four sprint.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

More Amazing winners await red-hot Beadman

Darren Beadman had the perfect confidence booster for today's big meeting at Sha Tin with a treble in Sydney yesterday, including the Group One Ranvet Stakes on board Tuesday Joy.

The win on superbly bred Tuesday Joy was so emphatic that Beadman immediately agreed to return to Sydney to ride her in the Group One BMW, a weight-for-age race over 2,400m at Rosehill in two weeks.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beadman stakes claim for Cup ride on Pataca

A public relations campaign to 'jock off' Mick Kinane from Viva Pataca and replace him with Darren Beadman began at Sha Tin yesterday afternoon while the Australian horseman was still on board the sparkling Cathay Pacific Cup Trial hero.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Lucky Hero finally ready to move up a class

Three-year-old Lucky Hero again didn't win by any fancy margin in the final race yesterday but the John Moore-trained gelding made it five wins from seven starts in the Panasonic Joba Handicap (1,400m) and finally made it out of Class Three.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Moore glows as Beadman double builds partnership

'I think Hong Kong is lucky to have him back again'

'Lucky to have Darren Beadman' said trainer John Moore following his rising three-year-old Lucky Hero's victory after the jockey sealed a double for the newest stable combination and narrowly missed out on a third.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Aussie Beadman ready and raring to go

Darren Beadman wishes it wasn't so, but he's been the most-discussed recipient of a riding licence for more than a decade. However, at Sha Tin this afternoon, the champion Australian gets his first opportunity to show exactly why the licensing committee has put such faith in him.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am