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Monarch Chimes

NZ jumper wins on the flat in Australia

Quality New Zealand jumper Monarch Chimes showed his versatility at Sandown on Wednesday when winning on the flat in the Mypunter.com Handicap (2400m). The David...
Jakkalberry

Stud suffers major loss

Novara Park has suffered a cruel blow with the passing of foundation stallion Jakkalberry. “He got a gut infection and that was that, it was...
El Soldado

Group One winner El Soldado retired

Group 1 Auckland Cup winner El Soldado has been retired, denying him a chance to win the 3200m feature as an 11-year-old. Cambridge owner-trainer Phillip...
Warwick Farm tips

Free tips and form for Warwick Farm, Saturday, December 23

The December Handicap always tells punters that Christmas is near and we could all do with some more spending money. Warwick Farm hosts a rare...
Nirvana In Fire

Hong Kong track notes ahead of International Race Day

WITH all eyes focused on Sha Tin this Sunday for the Hong Kong International Race Day, we’ve compiled all the last-minute notes from track work...
Lucky Bubbles

Lucky Bubbles forced to overcome history in Hong Kong Sprint

LUCKY Bubbles will be out to make history in the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday. The speedy chestnut will have to overcome...
Rekindling

2017 Melbourne Cup results – history made by Rekindling & O’Brien

WHAT a victory it was. Four-year-old bay Rekindling has etched its name in history after winning the 2017 Melbourne Cup, breaking a series of records...
tabcorp

TAB sells positives in 2016/17 results, despite key losses

TABCORP has released its results for the 2016/17 financial year and the news, at best, is mixed. The government-backed bookmaker announced a $20.8 million loss...
Sensible Princess

Sensible approach and patience getting royal results for Princess

PATIENT handling is bringing out the best in the late developer Sensible Princess. The rising five-year-old has only been to the races six times, but...
Stolen Dance

Stolen Dance looking for Group 1 breakthrough at new stable

QUALITY mare Stolen Dance will be chasing an elusive Group One victory from new quarters when she embarks on what is likely to be her...
Flying Iblis

Michael Pitman following tip from the saddle

Michael Pitman is following the advice of national jockeys’ premiership front-runner Chris Johnson after hoop advised the trainer to keep persisting with Flying Ibis. The...
Coleman

Coleman joins growing ranks of jockeys on the sidelines

SUPERSTAR jockey Michael Coleman is the latest to join the list of senior riders who are unlikely to be in action again in the current...
Hasahalo

Talented duo putting the spring in McKee’s step

PRECOCIOUS pair Hasahalo and Star Treasure are staking their claims for a big spring campaign for trainer Stephen McKee. McKee said the pair have returned...
Inz’N’Out

Improvement expected for Inz’N’Out’s second Randwick run

THE Gerald Ryan-trained gelding Inz’N’Out made a less-than-stellar return to the track last week at Randwick, but the trainer believes the five-year-old will benefit greatly...
Intrinsic wins at Wyong

Intrinsic ready to roll in Rosehill resumption

THE Kris Lees-trained filly Intrinsic makes its long-awaited second start on Saturday in Sydney after turning heads in its maiden win at Wyong. The classy...
Col 'n' Lil

Yu Long Investments ends Currie’s connection to Col ‘N’ Lil

BEN Currie’s successful run training Col ‘N’ Lil has come to an end after the horse’s new owners elected to move the group-winning mare to...
Clearly Innocent

Clearly Innocent set for the Stradbroke after commanding Cup win

THE Kris Lees-trained five-year-old Clearly Innocent has made a huge statement early in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival by taking out the Group One Kingsford-Smith...
Dreams Aplenty

Zielke has plenty of reasons to dream of five straight

DREAMS Aplenty is a horse that has generated a lot of buzz in the sunshine state this season, but a second-straight group three success on...
Gambling TV advertising ban

Gambling ads banned during live sports broadcasts

THE TV stations feared they would lose out if gambling ads were prohibited during live broadcasts. So the Federal Government has dangled a $100 million...
ATC Mounted Security

RSPCA launches investigation into ATC horse cruelty claims

THE RSPCA NSW has launched an independent investigation into claims of cruelty to horses by the Australian Turf Club. The nation’s top animal welfare body...
Rapper Dragon

Rapper Dragon’s Champions Mile odds drop after Chairman’s win

CHAMPION jockey Joao Moreira has declared Rapper Dragon the “best horse in town” after the $1.60 favourite took out the Group Two Chairman’s Trophy at...
Acatour

Acatour wins drama-filled China Horse Club Carbine Club Stakes

THE Peter and Paul Snowdon-trained Acatour took out the second event on day one of the Championships in a race that was delayed due to...
Gerald Ryan

Change in tactics turns the tables for Gerald Ryan’s Samantha

TRAINER Gerald Ryan is hoping a move to ride his filly Samantha off the speed will hold the galloper in good stead for Saturday’s Group...
quaddie tips

Quaddie tips for Thursday, March 23 races at Seymour

OUR form guide turns to country Victoria for the Thursday quaddie this week as Seymour hosts a fascinating eight-race card. There are plenty of city-grade...
Levee Bank

Levee Bank out to book a Country Championships final spot

KERRY Weir is hopeful that his promising mare Levee Bank can book her spot in next month’s $400,000 Country Championships final at Randwick when she...