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Vassilator to make headway back at Flemington

Disappointed with Vassilator's antics of carrying his head high, trainer Colin Little has returned to using a training aid before racing at Flemington.

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Moroney team aiming up at Flemington

Milwaukee will be out to snap a year-long absence from the winners' circle in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final.

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Plutocrat to use inside gate in Tatt’s Club Stakes

Promising filly Plutocrat has barrier one in the Listed Tattersall's Club Stakes after a run of bad draws at her four race starts.

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Best Stone set for her return at Randwick

After winning twice at the end of her previous preparation, three-year-old filly Best Stone will try to continue her winning way when she resumes at Randwick.

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AFL coach turns his hand to horse training

Long-time AFL coach Denis Pagan has long held the ambition of training racehorses, and he will have his first runner when Johnny Get Angry starts at Flemington.

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Victoria Star set for Winter Champ Final

Trainer Greg Eurell says Victoria Star heads into the Winter Championship Series Final in great shape despite not having raced for five weeks.

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Owners in Vic hotspots banned from tracks

Owners living in Victorian COVID-19 hotspots will be banned from attending race meetings throughout the state until the pandemic is back under control.

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Ron Stewart back riding after fall at home

Group One-winning Queensland jockey Ron Stewart will resume riding at Eagle Farm after a three month break following a fall at his home in March.

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Gerald Ryan to test filly at Eagle Farm

Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan admits he is throwing filly Zero To Hundred in the "deep end" by targeting a stakes race in just her second start.

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Jockeys stood down from Gosford meeting

A prominent NSW metropolitan jockey has displayed flu-like symptoms, resulting in nine other riders being stood down from Tuesday's Gosford meeting.

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Winter Championship trio in return battle

The placegetters from the 2019 Winter Championship have been nominated for a return clash in the Listed race at Flemington.

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Emerging Victorian sire Fighting Sun dies

Regarded as a Golden Slipper contender during his racing days before injury forced him out, Fighting Sun has died after a colic attack at Sun Stud.

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Further tests planned for Harbour Views

After failing as favourite at Caulfield, Harbour Views is undergoing further test to rule out any respiratory issues.

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Japanese star shares top billing for Plate

One of Japan's best four-year-old mares has been promoted to favouritism for the WS Cox Plate after winning the Takarazuka Kinen.

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Pat Hyland retires after successful career

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey and successful trainer Pat Hyland has called an end to his career in racing.

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McDonald to appeal three-week riding ban

James McDonald says he will appeal a three-week suspension for his ride on a beaten favourite, describing the penalty as "very harsh".

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Double You Tee and Harbour Views clash again

Trainer Patrick Payne has reservations that Double You Tee can turn around his last start defeat by Harbour Views despite gaining a weight advantage.

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Stewards probe: substance charges for 13 trainers

Queensland stewards have charged 15 people, including 13 trainers, with procuring substances or preparations of unregistered substances.

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Time To Reign primed for Rosehill return

Silver Slipper-winning colt Time To Reign is set to make his return to racing at Rosehill for the three-year-old's first start since January.

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Purton extends HK premiership lead to four

Zac Purton has extended his lead by one to a four-win advantage in the Hong Kong Jockeys premiership after riding a winning double at Sha Tin.

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Stradivarius wins a third Gold Cup

Stradivarius has claimed a third successive Ascot Gold Cup with a brilliant 10-length victory on day three at Royal Ascot.

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Cross Counter & Prince Of Arran in Gold Cup

Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter and dual Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran are among star stayer Stradivarius' rivals in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup.

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Addeybb to contest Royal Ascot G1

Sydney autumn carnival star Addeybb is among seven horses to accept for the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Smith maps Cox Plate path for Fierce Impact

Two-time Group One winner Fierce Impact is back in work and trainer Matt Smith has lofty spring ambitions, culminating in a Cox Plate start.

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Whip breach scrutinised after Cup dead-heat

A breach of the whip rule from Billy Egan on Plein Ciel was not found until after correct weight when the galloper dead-heated with Shot Of Irish at The Valley.

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Winter Bride poised for swansong victory

Winter Bride has been set to retire to stud as a winner in the Group Two Dane Ripper Stakes at a Eagle Farm.

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Florent adds intrigue to Group 2 The Roses

Promising Victorian three-year-old filly Florent brings different form to the Group Two The Roses at Eagle Farm.

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Niccanova to back-up at Eagle Farm

Stradbroke Handicap placegetter Niccanova isn't expected to be bothered by a quick back-up in the Group Three Eagle Farm Mile

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Early return for New Zealand racing

After months in lockdown because of coronavirus, New Zealand racing is set to return earlier than planned.

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Owners allowed back on track at Randwick

The first phase of spectators being allowed to return to Sydney race meetings has been announced, with owners to be able to attend to see their horses race.

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Tactical Advantage to appreciate firmer footing at Randwick

Kris Lees believes a soft barrier draw is a plus for Tactical Advantage in the Listed Bob Charley Stakes but hopes the Randwick track can improve from heavy.

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Record-Earning Champ Arrogate Euthanised

A post-mortem will be carried out on former US champion Arrogate after he was euthanised following a battle with a mystery illness.

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Olive to test speedy filly Proud Mia at Rosehill

Nick Olive has a good opinion of filly Proud Mia and the Canberra trainer is keen to get a better guide on the juvenile's potential when he runs her in Sydney.

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Good track key to Hang Man bouncing back at Caulfield

After disappointing trainer Mike Moroney on a heavy track at his last start, Hang Man returns to Caulfield for a rise in distance in better going.

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McGillivray to remain in neck brace after race fall

Queensland jockey Matt McGillivray is expected to be in a neck brace for up to a fortnight after a fall at the Sunshine Coast.

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Shalwa after value-boosting win at Doomben

Tough mare Shalwa has earned herself another shot at black-type with her consistent form since blinkers were removed from her raceday gear

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Fred Best Classic to form Stradbroke Hcp field

The Fred Best Classic on Saturday will play a major role in determining the field for the Group One Stradbroke Hcp.

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Spring carnival changes to suit The Valley

Proposed changes to the Melbourne spring carnival may prove beneficial to Moonee Valley giving them a two-day carnival on successive Saturdays.

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Unbeaten Peltzer saved for spring campaign

Trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed promising two-year-old Peltzer will miss the JJ Atkins next month to concentrate on the spring.

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Promising McEvoy colt to debut at Caulfield

Co-trainer Calvin McEvoy believes Kahaylaan has the talent to measure up in town on debut at Caulfield.

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“Terrific gate speed” a tick for Petronius at Randwick

Trainer Gary Moore cannot wait to start his training partnership with brother John next season but his immediate focus is on improving colt Petronius.

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Brisbane trip unlikely for promising Khoekhoe

A start in the Group One JJ Atkins is a possibility for Khoekhoe with a decision revolving around his performance in the Tom Melbourne Trophy at Flemington.

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Milwaukee to bounce back at Flemington

Mike Moroney is looking to Milwaukee overturning last year's defeat in the Listed Straight Six when the gelding lines up in the sprint at Flemington.

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Costa excited about Supergiant in Gunsynd Classic

Trainer Michael Costa is looking forward to his lightly raced gelding Supergiant taking on quality three-year-olds in the Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm.

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Sunlight retired & up for sale

Three-time Group One winner Sunlight has run her final race and will be sold as a broodmare prospect.

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One-eyed blinker to improve Hezafox at Flemington

In a bid to get Hezafox to race straight and true late in his races, trainer Greg Eurell has applied a one-eyed blinker to his race gear at Flemington.

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Kementari ready for comeback win

Godolphin's head trainer James Cummings is confident Kementari is ready to win his first race in two years in the Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm.

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Begg frustrated with spring uncertainty

Grahame Begg says any changes to the Melbourne spring carnival need to announced as soon as possible so trainers can begin planning programs for their horses.

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Anderson duo to take on boom 3YO Kinane

Trainer Chris Anderson hopes to gain a further insight into the potential of Ballistic Boy and Profit when they take on Kinane at Eagle Farm.

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No decision on Sunlight’s racing future

After two below par Group One performances from Sunlight, the mare has headed to the spelling paddock as her ownership group decides her future.

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Tambo’s Mate to strengthen Stradbroke credentials

Tambo's Mate is again ready to show his improvement in the past year when he tackles the Group Two Victory Stakes on Saturday.

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Victory Stakes given more significant role in 2020

The Group Two Victory Stakes has an even more important role in Queensland winter racing this year as a lead up to the Group One Stradbroke Hcp

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Mr Bellagio heads Edmonds’ Gold Coast team

Underrated gelding Mr Bellagio heads another strong assault by the Edmonds training partnership on a Gold Coast metropolitan meeting.

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Michael Rodd to make Flemington return

Returning jockey Michael Rodd has five rides booked at Flemington, including former Singapore Horse of the Year Debt Agent.

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Victorem set for a crack at Stradbroke Handicap

Port Macquarie galloper Victorem is headed to the Group One Stradbroke Handicap after a successful barrier trial on Tuesday.

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Santa Ana Lane topweight for Stradbroke

Accomplished sprinter Santa Ana Lane is the 58.5kg topweight as he tries to repeat his 2018 Stradbroke Handicap win at Eagle Farm.

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Damian Lane to extend riding stint in Japan

Leading Melbourne jockey Damian Lane expects to receive approval to continue riding in Japan during the Australian off-season.

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Django Freeman to step out at Flemington

German Derby runner-up Django Freeman is scheduled to make his Australian debut over 1600m at Flemington after missing last spring because of injury.

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Bosson rejects Australia move for Te Akau role

Star New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson has been retained as Te Akau Racing's No.1 stable rider for the 2020-21 thoroughbred season.

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Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman receives 3-year ban

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has disqualified jockey and trainer Steven Pateman and his wife Jessica Barton for three years.

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Baccarat Baby looks to extend brilliant Sunshine Coast record

Honest Baccarat Baby will have a home track advantage in her final lead-up race to the Group One Stradbroke Handicap.

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Phaistos on song for Scone Cup bid

The Listed Scone Cup has been a target for Phaistos and trainer James Cummings believes the gelding heads into the race in top form off a recent Randwick win.

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Chasing a Cup berth a Good Idea for Stokes’ stayer

Adelaide Cup runner-up Good Idea is among the stayers set to clash at Flemington in The Andrew Ramsden chasing a ballot exemption into the Melbourne Cup.

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Hawkes state switch a tick for Masked Crusader

Last-start Victorian winner Masked Crusader will look to keep his momentum rolling when he chases his first Sydney win at Randwick.

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Baylee Nothdurft to appeal three-month suspension

Leading Queensland jockey Baylee Nothdurft will seek an internal review of a three-month suspension for his ride on Vega One at the Sunshine Coast.

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Third time lucky for G1 SA Derby hopeful

After being placed previously at Morphettville, Themoonlitegambler will attempt a Group One victory in the South Australian Derby.

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Hall of Fame jockey Darby McCarthy dies

Legendary jockey Darby McCarthy, a trail blazer for aboriginal sports people, has died aged 76.

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Kendrick notches up 900th career win

Trainer Stuart Kendrick recorded his 900th career win when Superare won at the Sunshine Coast.

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Celestial Falls to resume at Randwick

Three-year-old filly Celestial Falls is set to return from an extended break at Randwick with a Queensland trip for The Roses on the radar later this campaign.

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Edmonds fires up winter carnival contenders

Promising two-year-old The Drinks Cart leads a strong team of horses the Toby and Trent Edmonds partnership has at the Good Coast and Doomben.

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Can Victorem become fifth winner from super trial?

Trainer Jenny Graham is hoping Victorem can continue the run of winners to come out of his recent barrier trial when he lines up in the BRC Sprint.

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Jim Byrne back for Outback Barbie

Jim Byrne has recovered from a second operation on a broken leg to ride Outback Barbie in the Group Three BRC Sprint.

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Baylee Nothdurft inquiry to resume

A stewards inquiry into leading jockey Baylee Nothdurft's ride on Vega One at the Sunshine Coast last month is set to resume.

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Order Of Command hard to beat in Wangoom Handicap

Danny O'Brien has aimed Order Of Command at this year's Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool and the trainer cannot fault the sprinter going into the race.

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Star Of Michelin cleared to race

Three-year-old Star Of Michelin has easily won a barrier trial to get his clearance to resume a winter campaign after an episode of cardiac arrhythmia.

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Pateman hospitalised after jumps fall at Warrnambool

Jockey Steven Pateman has been stood down from his remaining rides after suffering concussion in a fall at Warrnambool.

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Kinane to bypass SA Derby and head to QLD

Frank Packer Plate winner Kinane will not run in the South Australian Derby and is instead being directed towards races in Queensland.

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Cosmic Force becomes latest 3YO retired to stud

Group Two winner Cosmic Force has been retired and will stand alongside his sire Deep Field at Newgate Farm.

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Grand Annual Steeplechase winners to settle score

Having finished one-two in the past two editions of the Grand Annual Steeplechase, Gold Medals and Zed Em are set to run in the race again at Warrnambool.

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Stradbroke Handicap on Hightail’s radar

Stakes winner Hightail will kick off a campaign aimed towards the better Brisbane winter carnival races when he steps out at Randwick.

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Wet track suits Teleplay in Robert Sangster Stakes

Co-trainer Mick Price would not mind a bit more rain ahead of the Group One Sangster Stakes at Morphettville in which he has Teleplay engaged.

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Five-length winner confirms JJ Atkins claims

Wisdom of Water has turned his return to racing into a training gallop and in the process confirmed his rating as a top chance in the Group One J J Atkins.

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Kendrick closing in on 900 winners

Trainer Stuart Kendrick is nearing 900 career winners and has a strong hand at Doomben with filly Uncomplicated.

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Stokes seeks third Australasian Oaks

Trainer Phillip Stokes has won the Australasian Oaks twice with Marju Snip and Maybe Discreet and is looking for a third with Selica.

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Wild Ruler working towards JJ Atkins

Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have taken a deliberately steady approach with talented colt Wild Ruler who has been earmarked for the Brisbane winter carnival.

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Sandown performance to determine Derby start

How Vegas Knight performs in a 2100m-race at Sandown will determine whether he backs up in the South Australian Derby.

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Nature Strip secures The Everest slot

Star sprinter Nature Strip will represent the TAB in The Everest, the world's richest sprint held at Randwick in spring.

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Street Icon chasing G1 success

A change to Street Icon's racing pattern has led the mare to her first Group One assignment in the Sangster Stakes at Morphettville.

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Stephanie Thornton nears milestone

Apprentice Stephanie Thornton has seven rides at Doomben where she will try to outride her metropolitan claim.

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Castelvecchio retired to Arrowfield stud

Dual Group One winner Castelvecchio will join the Arrowfield stallion roster sooner than planned and will not race as a four-year-old.

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Blinkers on for Lyre in Robert Sangster Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes-winning filly Lyre will race in blinkers for the first time when she bids for her second career Group One win in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

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Cartwright lands winner at first city ride

Matthew Cartwright has guided Mockery to an all-the-way victory at Sandown in the apprentice's first ride on a metropolitan track.

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Thunder Mania earns JJ Atkins campaign

An impressive win at the Sunshine Coast has earned two-year-old Thunder Mania a tilt at the Group One JJ Atkins.

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Queensland jockey banned for hitting horse

Country-based Queensland jockey Chris McIver has been disqualified for seven months after admitting he hit his mount on the head.

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Holland’s 47kg Game plan

Dean Holland is shedding the kilograms to ride two-year-old Away Game in the Group One Sangster Stakes at Morphettville.

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Hong Kong great set to join Sydney training ranks

Seven-time champion trainer John Moore is set to return to Australia after more than 40 years in Hong Kong to set up a stable with his brother Gary at Rosehill.

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Spring Carnival plans revealed for Harbour Views

Lightly raced Harbour Views is scheduled to begin a campaign at Sandown which trainer Matthew Williams hopes will boost the gelding's rating ahead of spring.

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Ben Melham charged with betting offences

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Ben Melham has charged with betting offences against the rules of racing.

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Thornton chasing G1 glory in Adelaide

Damien Thornton will be chasing his first Group One wins when he rides Toffee Tongue in the Australasian Oaks and Lyre in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

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Everest slot beckons for Fasika

Trainer Joe Pride believes Fasika's All Aged Stakes performance has shown she has what it takes to mix it with Australia's best in the Everest.

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BRC Sprint next up for Tambo’s Mate

Tambo's Mate has been given the green light to tackle the winter stakes races after his strong effort to finish second at the Sunshine Coast.

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Haky upsets Vow And Declare at Flemington

Haky has broken through for his first Australian win while Melbourne Cup hero Vow And Declare has finished out of the placings at Flemington.

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Silvera in contention for Stradbroke Handicap

Consistent grey galloper Silvera has put his name forward for a possible tilt at the Stradbroke Handicap with his Sunshine Coast win.

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In Her Time denied winning farewell

Top sprinter In Her Time has had her farewell party spoiled, edged out in her final race by the fast-finishing Sweet Scandal.

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Caulfield Guineas hopes for Flying Award

An impressive last-to-first victory by Flying Award at Flemington has trainer Danny O'Brien thinking of the Caulfield Guineas for the rising three-year-old.

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JJ Atkins on radar for Saffiano

Trainer Chris Waller has named a Group One target in Brisbane for Saffiano following the colt's impressive Rosehill victory.

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Champion harness driver Gavin Lang dies aged 61

Champion harness racing trainer/driver Gavin Lang has died aged 61 from a rare form of lymphoma.

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Graff on trial for Stradbroke Handicap

Trainer Kris Lees expects Sydney's race fields to remain strong given the reduced winter carnival options in Queensland and interstate travel restrictions..

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Ross can’t split Sunshine Coast sprint duo

Trainer Les Ross has again warned there is little between Mishani Hustler and River Racer at the Sunshine Coast despite a big gap in their prices.

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Etana aiming for more QLD success

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained mare Etana has arrived in Queensland to begin her winter campaign at the Sunshine Coast.

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Swan Hill Carnival reduced to single day

The poAnother popular Victorian racing country carnival has had its meetings cut because of COVD-19 restrictions.pular winter racing carnival at Swan Hill has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus epidemic.

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Cumani chasing VRC St Leger win

Matt Cumani has two hopes of emulating his victory in The Showdown at Caulfield when Sign Seal Deliver and Tarn Prince contest the VRC St Leger at Flemington.

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Ringo to Rock Sunshine Coast Sprint

Comeback galloper Ringo's A Rockstar will take on some class horses when he returns to the Sunshine Coast.

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Edmonds stable chasing more Coast success

The Toby and Trent Edmonds partnership has reached 100 winners for the season and is after more success at the Gold Coast.

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Outback Barbie sizzles in Doomben trial

Stradbroke Handicap-bound mare Outback Barbie has been the star of the Doomben trials featuring some winter hopefuls.

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Vega One gearing up for Stradbroke

Talented Vega One will take his first step to the Group One Stradbroke Handicap when he runs at the Sunshine Coast.

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Glenfiddich to be aimed at Caulfield Guineas

Champagne Stakes runner-up Glenfiddich will be spelled with trainer Robbie Griffiths eyeing spring riches including the Group One Caulfield Guineas.

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Oju Chosan claims fifth Nakayama Grand Jump

Oju Chosan has won the rich Makayama Grand Jump for a record fifth-straight time.

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Team Edmonds equals metro training record

The Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership has equalled the Queensland metropolitan record with five winners at the Gold Coast.

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Top Sydney jockeys to stay home

Leading Sydney jockeys Hugh Bowman and Tim Clark say they are likely to bypass this year's Brisbane winter carnival and stay riding closer to home.

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Declares War primed for Gold Heath

Matt Cumani has Declares War engaged in the VOBIS Gold Heath at Caulfield, a race the trainer has had in his sights for some time.

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Kementari leads Godolphin trio

Godolphin has a stranglehold on the Group Three Hall Mark Stakes as their three runners jostle for popularity in the last feature race of the Sydney autumn.

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Clark confident of keeping hot-streak going

In-form jockey Tim Clark is in line to post a stakes win for the seventh week in succession with four rides in black-type races at Randwick.

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Bowman: Bivouac best of his generation

Connections of Pierata and Bivouac, two of the leading All Aged Stakes fancies, are bullish about their respective chances to end the autumn with a major win.

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Technology assists Griffiths with G1 preparation

COVID-19 restrictions have not allowed Robbie Griffiths to watch Champagne Stakes contender Glenfiddich closely and he has relied on technology for updates.

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Firmer track no issue for Quick Thinker

Australian Derby winner Quick Thinker will be out to end an already successful campaign with victory in the Frank Packer Plate.

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Lees is not giving up on Danceteria

Danceteria is yet to recapture his best European form but trainer Kris Lees is hoping a recent performance can help reignite the import's career.

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Uncomplicated looms as winter contender

Uncomplicated can stamp herself as a contender for winter feature races if she can back up her debut win.

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Arthritic issues force Redzel retirement

Star sprinter Redzel has been retired with his last race yielding a third in the Group One TJ Smith Stakes.

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Bowman aims for juvenile clean sweep

A victory aboard King's Legacy in the Champagne Stakes would deliver star jockey Hugh Bowman his first clean sweep of the two-year-old triple crown.

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Gollan stars face Doomben test

Premier Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan will use the Doomben meeting to start planning winter campaigns for some of his top horses.

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Away Game to target Adelaide G1

Star two-year-old Away Game is scheduled to take on the older fillies and mares in the Group One Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide with Dean Holland to ride.

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Mark Newnham plans Showdown in Melbourne

Sydney trainer Mark Newnham plans to send Write On to Melbourne for The Showdown if the colt draws well for the rich race at Caulfield.

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Alligator Blood returns positive B sample

The B sample taken from Alligator Blood's Magic Millions win has also shown an irregularity to altrenogest meaning connections now face an inquiry.

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Blinkers for Brandenburg in All Aged Stakes

Three-year-old Brandenburg will run in the Group One All Aged Stakes at Randwick with trainer John Sargent to apply blinkers to the colt.

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Pike still has one Sydney G1 Option

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike has put an end to The Bostonian's Sydney autumn but will still have a G1 runner with Not An Option in the Champagne Stakes.

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Eagle Farm hiatus will be longer

Eagle Farm racecourse will have a slightly longer respite from racing than expected.

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Colette may not run in Caulfield Cup

Australian Oaks winner Colette is among the early favourites for this spring's Caulfield Cup but trainer James Cummings warns she may not be a contender.

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Bright future for Charm School

Charm School may be destined for bigger and better wins after a strong debut victory at Sandown.

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The Autumn Sun’s sister wins on debut

The Autumn Sun's three-quarter sister Archanna has made an impressive start to her racing career with a 3-3/4-length win in a Warwick Farm maiden.

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Melbourne Cup target for The Chosen One

Sydney Cup runner-up, New Zealand stayer The Chosen One, will be given another chance in the Melbourne Cup after he spells in Australia.

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Shinn pays tribute to Happy Clapper

Jockey Blake Shinn has paid tribute to Happy Clapper after the nine-year-old gelding's connections announced his retirement.

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Happy Clapper retired

Crowd favourite Happy Clapper has been retired after his unplaced run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

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VOBIS options for Mahamedeis

Trainer Nick Ryan is considering distance options over 1600 and 2000 metres for Mahamedeis at Caulfield.

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Edmonds trio chasing Sydney features

The Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership plans to send Tyzone, Vanna Girl and Vivid Fortress to Sydney from the Gold Coast for feature races.

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Limited horse movement allowed in Queensland

Racing Queensland will allow horse movement between regions in the state but under strict biosecurity controls.

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Might And Power dies aged 26

Might And Power, winner of the 1997 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, has been euthanised after a bout with colic.

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Etah James outstays Sydney Cup rivals

Etah James has given Glen Boss a back-to-back Group One double, outstaying her rivals to win the Sydney Cup at Randwick.

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G1 racing reinstated for QLD Winter Carnival

Racing Queensland has announced 26 feature races including the Group One Stradbroke will be run in compensation for the loss of the winter carnival.

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Trainer can’t split Doomben track specialists

Trainer Les Ross is finding it hard to give a preference to River Racer or Mishani Hustler who run in the Open Handicap at Doomben.

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Away Game holding form into Percy Sykes Stakes

Magic Millions Classic winner and Golden Slipper runner-up Away Game is set for another feature race assignment in the Group Two Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick.

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Blue Point to stand at stud in Australia

Star European Godolphin horses Blue Point and Too Darn Hot are new additions to Darley's southern hemisphere roster along with local Microphone.

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Happy Clapper tackles fifth QE Stakes

A mainstay of the Sydney autumn carnival, Happy Clapper is preparing to line up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the fifth year in succession.

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Alizee to retire after Coolmore Legacy

Grand mare Alizee will end her career by attempting to regain her title as the Queen of the Turf at Randwick.

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First Seal’s yearling sold for $1.8 million

Coolmore has paid $1.8 million for the first foal out of champion filly First Seal at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale being conducted online.

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Father-daughter trainers cop lengthy cobalt bans

Stawell-based trainers Terry and Karina O'Sullivan have had their disqualification terms increased by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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Newnham chasing Oaks with Quintessa

Trainer Mark Newnham is hoping for a case of third time lucky when he backs up Quintessa in the Group One Australian Oaks at Randwick.

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Gallic Chieftain in another Sydney Cup

The Archie Alexander-trained Gallic Chieftain is set for his second Sydney Cup attempt after finishing sixth in the Group One 3200m race at Randwick a year ago.

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Secret Blaze aims up at Easter Cup

Co-trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy have Secret Blaze aimed at the Easter Cup at Caulfield before a potential rise in trip.

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NZ stablemates primed for QE Stakes

Only two trainers will be represented by more than one runner in the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Jamie Richards is proud to be one of them.

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Sunlight creeps closer to racing return

A 1000m barrier trial at Morphettville is set to enhance the fitness levels of multiple Group One winner Sunlight ahead of return run in Adelaide.

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Fitness query over Te Akau Shark

Te Akau Shark, one of the leading chances for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is to be vetted after suffering a bruised foot.

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Newitt concern for ‘crippled’ Tasmanian racing

With racing on hold for four weeks in Tasmania, jockey Craig Newitt fears it could have a crippling effect on the local industry.

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Melody Belle to back up in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Melody Belle will back up from her Doncaster Mile fourth into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in which she will face stablemate Te Akau Shark.

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Prize money cuts for NSW racing

Racing NSW has announced prize money cuts of 20 per cent at the top end and 10 per cent for midweek and provincial races.

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Pressure to reinstate Queensland winter carnival

Clubs, breeders and some trainers are pushing for Racing Queensland to reverse its decision to scrap the winter carnival.

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Gollan notches century under sad circumstances

Trainer Tony Gollan has reached a century of winners for a season for the fourth time, a feat overshadowed by the death of his father Darryl.

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Diamond Effort extends winning run to four

After extending her unbeaten run to four in the campaign, Diamond Effort will have an enforced break after her latest win at Caulfield.

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Nettoyer causes upset in Doncaster Mile

Nettoyer has burst out late to win the Group One Doncaster Mile by half a length at Randwick.

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Nature Strip too fast in TJ Smith Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller has claimed his first TJ Smith Stakes as Nature Strip powered home to win the $1.25 million Group One race at Randwick.

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Quick Thinker wins Australian Derby

Quick Thinker has beaten Zebrowski in a dramatic finish to win the $1 million Group One Australian Derby at Randwick.

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Raheen House secures Sydney Cup berth

Trainer Kris Lees will have at least two Sydney Cup runners with Raheen House joining Mustajeer in the Group One after winning the Chairman's Handicap.

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King’s Legacy wins Inglis Sires’

King's Legacy has beaten Prague to win the $500,000 Group One Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick.

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Redzel ready for TJ Smith Stakes

One of nine Group One winners in the star-studded field, seven-year-old, Redzel will be striving for his first TJ Smith Stakes success at Randwick.

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Alex Patis rides first metro winner

Qld apprentice Alex Patis has ridden her first metropolitan winner after jockeys were split into two groups because of coronavirus restrictions.

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Santa Ana Lane seeks another TJ Smith Stakes win

Top sprinter Santa Ana Lane will have to defeat eight Group One winners if he is to defend his TJ Smith Stakes crown at Randwick.

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Sydney Cup on the radar for Warning

Trainer Anthony Freedman is looking for a superior staying performance from Warning in the ATC Australian Derby before confirming Sydney Cup plans.

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NZ racing to return in July

New Zealand racing is working towards a return in the second half of the year after a complete shutdown.

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Baker shooting for fifth Australian Derby success

Even with the coronavirus forcing him to stay in New Zealand, trainer Murray Baker is set to again make his presence felt in the ATC Australian Derby.

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Portelli warns not to Dismiss Sires’ roughie

Trainer Gary Portelli is convinced Dismissal can run a much better race than her odds suggest in the Group One ATC Sires' Produce Stakes over 1400m at Randwick.

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Munce assesses Doomben chances

Trainer Chris Munce has decided to miss the Capricornia Classic with Papaya and will instead run her at Doomben.

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Warrnambool carnival reduced to two days

One meeting for jumps racing and one on the Flat will be the new look for the Warrnambool carnival after a reduction from three days to two.

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Happy Clapper wins barrier trial

Popular veteran Happy Clapper has won a barrier trial ahead of his next start in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

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Vic field sizes capped to reduce numbers

In a bid to reduce numbers on racetracks and keep social distancing measures, Racing Victoria has decided to restrict the maximum size of race fields.

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RV could help participants for 12 months

Racing Victoria says it has the reserves to support industry participants for up to a year if it also has the backing of the state government,

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Coronavirus could delay 100th running of Cox Plate

If crowds continue to be locked out of racing, the Moonee Valley Racing Club may consider postponing the 100th running of the Cox Plate.

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RV reduces prize money, stands down staff

Racing Victoria has announced reductions in prize money contributions and has stood down staff.

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Joao Moreira notches 900th HK winner

Joao Moreira has ridden his 900th Hong Kong winner with racing going ahead at Sha Tin under a late biosecurity exemption.

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Lindsay Park runners disqualified for incorrect saddling

Two horses from the Lindsay Park stable were wrongly saddled in the Listed Bendigo Guineas and have been disqualified from the race.

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Nature Strip too slick in star-studded trial

Nature Strip has beaten Santa Ana Lane and Redzel in a barrier trial at Randwick ahead of their clash in the TJ Smith Stakes.

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QLD winter carnival cancelled

The Queensland winter carnival has been scrapped as the state moves to racing in segregated regions.

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NSW jockeys test negative to COVID-19

Two Sydney jockeys have returned negative tests to COVID-19 after fears a fellow rider may have been exposed.

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Tendon injury forces Luvaluva retirement

Multiple stakes winner and Group One placegetter Luvaluva has been retired after suffering a tendon injury.

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Horse racing can survive virus: Heathcote

Leading Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote says there is no reason why racing can't continue during the coronavirus crisis.

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Freedman turns to Sydney jockeys for The Championships

The Anthony Freedman stable has confirmed its jockey bookings for the opening day of The Championships with Melbourne riders ruled out.

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Vic trials cancelled

Racing Victoria has extended protocols to help stop the spread of coronavirus by cancelling race trials and restricting jump-outs to local horses.

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NZ racing called off

New Zealand racing will shut down for at least four weeks with the country stepping up its coronavirus alert level.

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Crowd-free racing to continue in NSW and Vic

The multi-million racing industry is set to continue in NSW and Victoria under strict biosecurity conditions and without public attendance.

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Aktau primed for Mornington Cup assault

Trainer Mike Moroney has targeted the Mornington Cup with imported stayer Aktau from the gelding's first start on Australian soil.

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Barbaric withdrawal paves Slipper path for Cellsabeel

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Barbaric will not run in the Golden Slipper, paving the way for former favourite Cellsabeel to start.

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Randwick Guineas next for Super Seth

Super Seth will have his next start in the Group One Randwick Guineas with the All-Star Mile a week later still on the agenda.

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Blinkers key in Homesman return

A barrier trial win at Werribee has jockey Ben Melham confident Homesman can run a forward race in his return in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick.

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Big Blue with Cheltenham Festival options

Trainer Ciaron Maher will travel to England to watch Big Blue compete at the famous Cheltenham Festival.

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Field of 8 for Australian Guineas

A field of eight has been declared for the Group One Australian Guineas with Alligator Blood and Catalyst drawing barriers two and four respectively.

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Fierce Impact heads All-Star emergency list

The All-Star Mile field is taking shape with Racing Victoria announcing 21 horses as provisional emergencies for the $5 million race at Caulfield.

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Nature Strip given Newmarket Handicap top weight

Multiple Group One winning sprinter Nature Strip has been given the top weight for the Group One Newmarket Handicap over 1200m at Flemington.

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The Bostonian gearing up for return

Dual Brisbane Group One winner The Bostonian has pleased his New Zealand trainer Tony Pike ahead of his next Australian campaign.

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Japanese miler Mozu Ascot to race in Sydney

Japanese horse Mozu Ascot has raced his way to a start in the Doncaster Mile for Cox Plate-winning trainer Yoshito Yahagi.

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Luke Currie has surgery after Valley fall

Luke Currie has had surgery for an injury to his C7 vertebra suffered when he fell from a horse past the post in a race at The Valley.

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Capacity field of 18 for Oakleigh Plate

Three-year-old colt Bivouac has drawn barrier seven in a full field of 18 plus one emergency for the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.

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Field of 8 declared for Futurity Stakes

Star New Zealand mare Melody Belle, Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth and Golden Eagle winner Kolding feature among a field of eight for the Futurity Stakes.

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Moody aims for return on a smaller scale

Peter Moody does not want to be the big commercial trainer he once was, preferring to keep numbers to a manageable level in new Pakenham stables.

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Futurity Stakes next for Super Seth

Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth will have his next start in the Group One Futurity Stakes against older horses at weight-for-age at Caulfield.

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Happy Clapper ready to go in Apollo Stakes

Popular veteran Happy Clapper heads the nominations for the Group Two Apollo Stakes at Randwick.

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Oakleigh Plate next for promising 3YO

After being in contention for a start in the $5 million All-Star Mile at Caulfield, Free Of Debt will instead be kept to sprint races this campaign.

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Weather forces reshuffle of racing in NSW

Several changes have been made to racing in NSW after heavy rain and flooding in several areas.

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Alligator Blood to trial at Sunshine Coast

Star Queensland three-year-old Alligator Blood will have a final public trial at the Sunshine Coast before heading to Melbourne.

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Waller confirms plans for top sprinters

Chris Waller'-trained star sprinters Yes Yes Yes and Nature Strip will clash first-up in the Lightning Stakes ahead of Royal Ascot campaigns.

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Vow And Declare impresses Williams at Geelong

Craig Williams has made a special trip to Geelong to partner Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare in a gallop between races.

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Alligator Blood targets Melbourne features

Star Queensland three-year-old Alligator Blood will head to Melbourne for a three-run campaign including the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile.

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RQ makes race coverage a TV deal priority

Racing Queensland has signalled an improved coverage of the state's meetings is a priority in new media rights discussions.

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Nature Strip impresses in slick barrier trial

Star sprinter Nature Strip has shown his readiness for a race return with a comfortable barrier trial win at Warwick Farm.

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Sunlight back in work following surgery

Royal Ascot remains a target for sprinter Sunlight who has started trotting again after having surgery to remove a chip to a splint bone.

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Futurity option for Mystic Journey return

Trainer Adam Trinder has pinpointed the Futurity Stakes as a potential kick-off point for Mystic Journey who is recovering from a setback.

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Time To Reign set for Flemington return

Trainer Gary Portelli has given Group-winning colt Time To Reign a solid build-up to have him ready for his long-awaited return in the Listed Kensington Stakes.

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Australian Guineas aim for promising colt Banquo

Stakes-winning colt Banquo will kick off his preparation in an 1100m-race at Flemington on a path towards the Australian Guineas.

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Jye McNeil wins careless riding appeal

Jockey Jye McNeil has won an appeal against a suspension incurred at Flemington in the Chester Manifold Stakes.

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Star mare Mystic Journey suffers setback

Trainer Adam Trinder has told Victorian stewards that star mare Mystic Journey needs treatment for a soft tissue infection in her leg.

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Microphone to head to Australia Stakes

Connections of three-year-old Microphone have opted to have to colt bypass the Listed Kensington Stakes and instead head to the Group Two Australia Stakes.

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Champagne Cuddles’ career ended by injury

Group One performer Champagne Cuddles is recuperating after being injured at the Gold Coast and will head to the breeding barn next season.

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Race morning decision on Caulfield and Yarra Valley meetings

The smoke haze and air quality will be assessed before racing officials make a race morning decision whether meetings at Caulfield and Yarra Valley go ahead.

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Black Caviar Lightning on radar for Gytrash return

Trainer Gordon Richards is happy with how Gytrash is progressing and has the Group One Lightning Stakes pencilled in for the promising sprinter's return.

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Super Seth building towards return

Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth is scheduled to have one more jump-out before heading back to the races for a late summer and autumn campaign.

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Melbourne trip no certainty for Alligator Blood

Queensland's new superstar Alligator Blood heads markets for two major races but trainer David Vandyke will let the dust settle before committing to Melbourne.

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Alligator Blood triumphs in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

Alligator Blood has overcame pre-race drama to score an easy win in the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast.

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Maher’s Away Game is strong in Magic Millions 2YO Classic

Away Game has stunned her more-fancied rivals and trainer Ciaron Maher with an upset win in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast.

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Julius caps remarkable comeback in G1

Julius has capped his comeback from injury and retirement with a Group One win over Australian sprinter Winter Bride in the Group One Railway at Ellerslie.

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Halvorsen convincing in G3 Standish win

The Robbie Griffiths-trained Halvorsen has claimed his first stakes win in the Group Three Standish Handicap at Flemington, beating Adelaide visitor Bold Star.

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Smerdon loses appeal over life ban

Former Victorian trainer Robert Smerdon has lost his appeal in the Aquanita Eight scandal and will serve a lifetime ban.

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Hey Doc pleases in Werribee jump-out

Trainer Tony McEvoy has taken the opportunity to give Hey Doc a jump-out at Werribee to keep the Group One winner ticking over ahead of his next race start.

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Nash Rawiller booked for Kavak in Magic Millions 2YO Classic

Trainer Chris Munce has booked top jockey Nash Rawiller for Kavak in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

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Kementari to return to racing ranks

After a failed stud career, Group One winner Kementari will return to the racing ranks for Godolphin.

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King Of Hastings wins Rosehill trial

The Anthony Freedman-trained King Of Hastings has handled the clockwise direction to win a barrier trial at Rosehill on his way to the Gold Coast.

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Craig Williams among 3 suspended at Flemington

Craig Williams, Brian Park and apprentice Thomas Stockdale have all been suspended on careless riding charges at Flemington.

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Import Aktau impresses at Australian debut

Imported stayer Aktau has made a winning Australian debut and provided the second leg of a Flemington treble for his trainer Mike Moroney.

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Spring the goal for Tulloch Lodge import Vadiyann

Tulloch Lodge trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have spring carnival hopes for Vadiyann following the import's impressive win at Randwick.

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RV stewards separate Flemington pairing

Racing Victoria have used their powers to amend the judges placings after a dead-heat was called for fourth at Flemington.

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Aim books a Magic Millions berth

Peter and Paul Snowden have continued their dominance of two-year-old racing in Sydney with Aim streeting his rivals at Randwick to book a Magic Millions berth

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Gotta Kiss confirms high Millions rating

Filly Gotta Kiss confirmed her rating as a leading Magic Millions 2YO Classic contender with a strong win at Eagle Farm.

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Lys Gracieux draws barrier six in Arima

Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux has barrier six for the Grade One Arima Kinen at Nakayama where she will be ridden by Australian Damian Lane.

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Bill Waterhouse farewelled in Sydney

Leviathan bookmaker Bill Waterhouse has been farewelled at a service in Sydney following his death aged 97.

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Yarra Valley meeting brought forward due to heat

Friday's Yarra Valley meeting will begin in the morning in a bid to avoid the forecast hottest part of the day.

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NSW meetings in doubt due to heat and smoke haze

NSW racing officials are keeping a close watch on conditions around the state with smoke haze in many areas and extreme temperatures forecast.

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Warwick Farm meeting moved to Randwick

The prediction for extreme heat in western Sydney has prompted officials to transfer a rare Saturday meeting at Warwick Farm to Randwick.

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Super Seth autumn plans revealed

A stronger Super Seth is in the early stages of his build-up towards his next preparation which will be aimed at adding more feature race success to the Caulfield Guineas winner's CV.

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Damian Lane set for Lys Gracieux farewell in Arima Kinen

Star Australian jockey Damian Lane will head to Japan with a chance to put an exclamation mark on a memorable 2019 when he rides Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux in her final start.

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Quackerjack secures Doncaster Mile ballot exemption with Villiers Stakes win

In-form jockey Rachel King has ticked another box on her bucket list with a polished front-running ride aboard Quackerjack to land a thrilling win in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick.

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Star mare Sunlight undergoes surgery

Star mare Sunlight is recovering after undergoing surgery on a hind leg after an accident in the spelling paddock.

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Star mare Sunlight undergoes surgery

Star mare Sunlight is recovering after undergoing surgery on a hind leg after an accident in the spelling paddock.

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Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut dies

Four-year-old horse Extra Brut, winner of the 2018 Group One Victoria Derby at Flemington, has died in Hong Kong after an accident on a horse walker.

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Tuscan Queen draws well in 16-strong line-up for Kingston Town Classic

Four eastern states-trained runners are among a field of 16 for the final Group 1 race of the year, the Kingston Town Stakes (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.

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Humidor wins Cranbourne barrier trial on return from injury

Humidor has shown no effects of a leg injury that ruled him out of the autumn with a trial victory at Cranbourne.

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Black Heart Bart on comeback trail after winning Cranbourne trial

Black Heart Bart is a step closer to making a racetrack return after winning a Cranbourne barrier trial.

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Santa Ana Lane pleases in Cranbourne trial

Santa Ana Lane has finished out of the placings in a trial at Cranbourne on heavy ground but has done enough to show he is on target for The Everest.

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Graff chasing Everest slot

Graff has strengthened his claims for a place in the $14 million Everest with a stylish win in a barrier trial at Newcastle.

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Houtzen to miss Nunthorpe Stakes at York

Australian sprinter Houtzen has an elevated temperature which has ruled her out of the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

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Verry Elleegant to miss raceday gallop with minor foot issue

Dual Group One winner Verry Elleegant will miss a race day gallop because of a slight foot issue but trainer Chris Waller says it will not affect her preparation.

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Trainer Robbie Griffiths is to undergo surgery for a brain aneurysm

Popular Victorian trainer Robbie Griffiths will undergo surgery on a brain aneurysm which will keep him away from the track for at least six weeks.

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Jeff Lloyd’s son Jaden set for first race ride

Recently retired champion jockey Jeff Lloyd will be among the family members trackside at Wangaratta in country Victoria to support his son Jaden when the apprentice begins his own riding career.

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Anderson Heathcote Racing notch first win for Think Big Stud

Robert Heathcote and Chris Anderson have each trained winners for the Think Big Stud but they posted their first victory with the famous colours as a partnership at Doomben.

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Star Surprise steps up to stakes grade in Vain Stakes

Saturday's Group Three Vain Stakes (1100m) for three-year-old colts and geldings had 15 nominations but a field of eight has been declared which is headlined by Dubious and Bivouac who both won at Group level during their juvenile seasons.

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Behemoth likely to run in Regal Roller Stakes

The Listed Regal Roller Stakes in Melbourne looms as the likely race of choice for connections of promising Behemoth who also holds an entry for the Spring Stakes in Adelaide.

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Grand Prix Stakes moving to summer time slot

The Brisbane Racing Club is confident it has made the right decision in transferring the Grand Prix Stakes to the summer and hopes the race will eventually fill the same role as Sydney's Spring Champion Stakes.

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I Am Immortal to bypass Vain Stakes

Blue Diamond winner Lyre is set to make her season return in the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield but dual stakes winning colt I Am Immortal will be held back and bypass the Vain Stakes.

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Godolphin assistant trainer heading back to UK

Kate Grimwade, an integral part of Godolphin's Australian racing stable for the past 12 months, will leave the global operation's Melbourne yard.

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Promising Queensland sire euthanised

Rising star Queensland-based sire Mahisara has been euthanised after suffering an inoperable twisted bowel.

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Unbeaten sprinter Zoustyle to resume in Concorde Stakes

Top Queensland sprinter Zoustyle has indicated he will be a force in the Sydney spring carnival with a resounding barrier trial win at Doomben.

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Tom Melbourne trials well as he runs second at Gold Coast

Stakes performer and fan favourite Tom Melbourne will head a float-load of talented horses from Chris Waller's Gold Coast stable bound for Sydney.

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Jockey Tom Sadler breaks leg in freak accident

Jockey Tom Sadler will have surgery after suffering a broken leg in a freak accident in a jumps race in Victoria.

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Pierata begins The Everest prep with barrier trial second

Leading Everest contender Pierata has pleased trainer Greg Hickman with his comfortable second in a Warwick Farm barrier trial, his first appearance since he won the Group One All Aged Stakes.

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