Horse Racing History: This day in Racing 23rd February

This day 23rd February in horse racing news history

From the extensive Horse Betting news archives we present the all the thoroughbred racing action in Australian and overseas racing news in history. Delve in and enjoy our walk back in horse racing time.


Sound

Sound reinforces Auckland Cup credentials

The Ballymore stables of Mike Moroney and Pam Gerard have plenty to look forward to over the Auckland Cup Carnival, ...
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Jenny Graham

Magnalane wins Taree Championship heat

Magnalane and Casino Mondial have raced their way to the Country Championship final via the heat at Taree ...
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Ciaron Maher

Ciaron Maher fined over safety gear

Leading trainer Ciaron Maher has been fined for riding a horse at the beach without wearing a safety vest ...
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Streets of Avalon

Gear change possible for Streets’ Mile bid

Trainer Shane Nichols will consider what headgear, if any, Futurity winner Streets Of Avalon will wear when he steps up ...
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Il Paradiso

Il Paradiso preparing for autumn campaign

Melbourne Cup placegetter, former Irish horse Il Paradiso, will run in his first barrier trial for new trainer Chris Waller ...
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Michael Coleman

Coleman back on top after lean summer

Popular Matamata jockey Michael Coleman hopes the feature race double he achieved on his home track on Saturday provides the ...
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Levante

Bigger challenges ahead for Kelso pair

Matamata trainer Ken Kelso got the answers he was looking for when unbeaten filly Levante and high-class mare Supera won ...
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Fifty Stars

Blamey quinella pair back for another shot

Lindsay Park stablemates Fifty Stars and So Si Bon will be back at Flemington looking for a repeat of their ...
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Azuro

Maher eyes New Zealand Group 1

Ciaron Maher has won more than 900 races including Group 1s in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, but next ...
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Alabama Express

Alabama Express set for Guineas showdown

With the Group One C F Orr Stakes against older horses in his keeping, Alabama Express will now take on ...
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Chris Anderson

Sydney trip still on for Anderson pair

Trainer Chris Anderson has decided to give Profit and Ballistic Boy another race in Brisbane before heading to the Sydney ...
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Chris Whiteley

Whiteley suspended for abusing stewards

Queensland Jockey Chris Whiteley has been suspended for a month, with half the ban suspended for two years, for abusing ...
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Aspell calls time on riding career

Aspell calls time on riding career

Dual Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell has announced his retirement ...
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Former Weir horses in Rosehill trifecta

Former Weir horses in Rosehill trifecta

Three stayers formerly trained by the disqualified Darren Weir have run one-two-three in the Listed Parramatta Cup at Rosehill ...
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Booker claims Group One Oakleigh Plate

Booker claims Group One Oakleigh Plate

The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Booker has claimed her first Group One win, finishing strongly to take out the ...
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Avilius completes a big day for Godolphin

Avilius completes a big day for Godolphin

A Group One double for Godolphin has been complimented by Avilius winning the Group Two Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Freedman claims Blue Diamond for Godolphin

Freedman claims Blue Diamond for Godolphin

With only a small number of Godolphin-owned gallopers in his stable, Anthony Freedman has prepared Lyre to win the Blue ...
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White Moss surprises most in Millie Fox

White Moss surprises most in Millie Fox

Jason Coyle-trained White Moss has caused an upset in the Group Two Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill to stake claims ...
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Shailer hedges bets on promising Tatcee

Shailer hedges bets on promising Tatcee

Paul Shailer will leave it up to his boss Chris Waller to decide whether Eagle Farm winner Tatcee is set ...
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Booker claims Oakleigh Plate

Booker claims Oakleigh Plate

Dean Yendall has ridden mare Booker to victory in the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caufield ...
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Alizee continues winning way in Futurity

Alizee continues winning way in Futurity

Alizee has claimed the third Group One win of her career with a determined victory in the Futurity Stakes at ...
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The Autumn Sun shines in winning return

The Autumn Sun shines in winning return

The Autumn Sun has brought his spring form to Rosehill to win the Group Two Hobartville Stakes on his return ...
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Lyre claims $1.5 m Blue Diamond Stakes

Lyre claims $1.5 m Blue Diamond Stakes

Anthony Freedman-trained Lyre has come home late to win the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caufield with Luke Currie ...
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Unbeaten Terbium makes it four straight

Unbeaten Terbium makes it four straight

Terbium has progressed from winning a Strathalbyn maiden to success in the Group Three Zeditave Stakes at Caulfield in four ...
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Alizee wins Futurity Stakes

Alizee wins Futurity Stakes

Favourite Alizee has won the first of three Group One races at Caufield, the 1400m Futurity Stakes ...
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Jiminzah to stick to 1600m

Jiminzah to stick to 1600m

Jiminzah will remain at distances around 1400m-1600m despite a last-to-first win at Eagle Farm ...
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Qafila finishes strong to win at Caulfield

Qafila finishes strong to win at Caulfield

Qafila has made an encouraging start to her campaign with a first-up win in the Angus Armanasco Stakes for three-year-old ...
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Time To Reign back on song for Slipper

Time To Reign back on song for Slipper

Time To Reign has reignited his Golden Slipper hopes with a decisive win at Rosehill over favourite, Godolphin colt Tassort ...
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Zoucara repays Munce

Zoucara repays Munce

Chris Munce was extra happy after training Zoucara to win at Eagle Farm after paying $100,000 for her half brother ...
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Jamaican Rain lands G3 Mannerism Stakes

Jamaican Rain lands G3 Mannerism Stakes

Under a well-judged front running ride from Damien Oliver, Jamaican Rain has proved too strong in the Group Three Mannerism ...
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Global Exchange wins G2 Autumn Classic

Global Exchange wins G2 Autumn Classic

Global Exchange has announced himself as a Derby prospect with an impressive win in the Group Two Autumn Classic at ...
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Trial helps Magic Beans in win

Trial helps Magic Beans in win

A trial on Tuesday has helped get Magic Beans fit enough to win at Eagle Farm over 1300m on Saturday ...
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Australian Cup the target for Sikandarabad

Australian Cup the target for Sikandarabad

After being ridden upside down to win the Mornington Cup Prelude, Sikandarabad is set to run in the Group One ...
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Snitz

Snitz stays with own age at Doomben

Trainer Matt Dunn has elected to keep Snitz in his own age group in the lead-up to the rich NSW ...
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Rain Clouds

Decision on rain affected Doomben delayed until Saturday morning

Two horses will be put over the Doomben course proper on race morning before a decision is made on the ...
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McEvoy team on target for Blue Diamond Stakes

McEvoy team on target for Blue Diamond Stakes

Trainer Tony McEvoy has three strong chances to claim a second feature two-year-old race for the year, the Blue Diamond ...
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Get On The Grange

Get On The Grange stays the distance

Durable gelding Get On The Grange is after his first win of a consistent preparation in the Parramatta Cup at ...
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Trapeze Artist

Geral Ryan: “Trapeze Artist ready to take on Kementari”

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is ready to take on a crack field of three-year-olds in the Group Two Hobartville ...
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Catchy pick of Lindsay Park's Oakleigh Plate trio:  David Hayes

Catchy pick of Lindsay Park’s Oakleigh Plate trio: David Hayes

Lindsay Park has three highly talented female sprinters in Sheidel, Fuhryk and Catchy contesting the Group One Oakleigh Plate at ...
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Gongs

Gongs tasked to sound Golden Slipper warning

Gongs can to stake her Golden Slipper claims when she races against leading contenders for the world's richest two-year-old race ...
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Distance rise expected to suit Rellson

Distance rise expected to suit Rellson

Trainer Aaron Purcell believes Rellson will appreciate a step up in distance in the Autumn Classic as he continues on ...
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Foxplay, Egg Tart kick off autumn campaign

Foxplay, Egg Tart kick off autumn campaign

Group One-winning stablemates Foxplay and Egg Tart will be rivals in the Group Two Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill ...
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Hayes defends Vic racing on eve of G1 day

Hayes defends Vic racing on eve of G1 day

Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes has had to defend the sport he loves as he prepares his horses for three ...
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Lord Of The Sky in career best form: Laing

Lord Of The Sky in career best form: Laing

Trainer Robbie Laing could not have Lord Of The Sky in better condition as he chases his first Group One ...
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Classic Emperor

Nightmare for So and Leung after Classic Emperor horror story

Jockey Derek Leung and trainer Chris So were left to ponder what might have been after Classic Emperor’s Dubai campaign ...
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Rosehill tips & full form for Saturday, February 24

Rosehill tips & full form for Saturday, February 24

ROSEHILL is back this weekend and the Sydney venue has a great nine race card for us to wade through ...
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Bedford chasing another Caulfield win

Bedford chasing another Caulfield win

Four-year-old Bedford will step up in class in the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude chasing a third-straight win at Caulfield over ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Veteran Stars Lead The Charge In Jebel Ali Friday Feature

Veteran Stars Lead The Charge In Jebel Ali Friday Feature

Jebel Ali legend Treble Jig is both the only horse to have won the Listed Jebel Ali Stakes twice, as ...
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Shillong Crowned King Of Jebel Ali Sprint

Shillong Crowned King Of Jebel Ali Sprint

Shillong Crowned King Of Jebel Ali Sprint; Montsarrat Dominates From Start To Finish In Jebel Ali Stakes A cracking card ...
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Sampson Manawatu

Apprentice reunites with former master

South Island apprentice Tanya Jonker will renew her association with Howie Mathews' Otaki stable on Saturday. The Riccarton-based jockey will ...
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Penola market movers for Friday, February 23

Penola market movers for Friday, February 23

SOUTH Australia's key meet this Friday is at Penola as the rural town hosts seven races to see us through ...
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Jakkalberry

Stud suffers major loss

Novara Park has suffered a cruel blow with the passing of foundation stallion Jakkalberry ...
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Benalla market movers for Friday, February 23

Benalla market movers for Friday, February 23

A HUGE ten race card awaits punters this Friday as Benalla hosts the first of two Victorian meets. There's plenty ...
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Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland

Doomben decision likely on race morning

A decision on whether the Doomben meeting goes ahead is likely to be made on race morning ...
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El Soldada at Ellerslie

Group 1 winner El Soldado retired

Group 1 Auckland Cup winner El Soldado has been retired, denying him a chance to win the 3200m feature as ...
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Ertijaal

Blue Point Al Quoz fav despite defeat

Ertijaal has edged out Blue Point in a stirring finish to the Group Two Meydan Sprint in Dubai ...
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Canberra market movers

Canberra market movers for Friday, February 23

THE nation's capital hosts racing today as Canberra puts on a strong eight race card. Punters have shopped early in ...
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Sampson in flight at Manawatu

Apprentice reunites with former master

Tanya Jonker will renew her association with Howie Mathews’ Otaki stable on Saturday ...
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Bonneval at the Underwood Stakes

Bonneval career in doubt with injury

The racing future of triple Group One winner Bonneval is in doubt with the mare found to have an injury ...
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Experts warn Brexit could hurt UK racing

The British racing industry believes the average Briton is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and Brexit could hurt its ...
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Noble Joey lasts the distance at Wyong

Noble Joey lasts the distance at Wyong

Noble Joey has won the first qualifying race for the Provincial Championship final at Randwick in April ...
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Trainer David Hayes

Fitter Rokkii ready for Futurity challenge

David Hayes is banking on improved fitness levels for He's Our Rokkii ahead of the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Azazel out of Group One Blue Diamond

Azazel out of Group One Blue Diamond

The Tony McEvoy-trained Azazel is the second horse to be scratched from the Blue Diamond Stakes, with the colt lame ...
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Desleigh Forster plans big send-off

Desleigh Forster plans big send-off

Brisbane trainer Desleigh Forster hopes to win three races in Queensland this weekend as she prepares horses for stakes races ...
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Winx leads one-horse race with punters

Winx leads one-horse race with punters

Super mare Winx dominates betting for Chipping Norton Stakes at Royal Randwick ...
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Vic apprentices to get overseas experience

Vic apprentices to get overseas experience

Victorian apprentices Stephanie Thornton and Melissa Julius will gain riding experience in England with two leading Newmarket stables ...
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Moloney has improper riding ban reduced

Moloney has improper riding ban reduced

Jockey Patrick Moloney has had a 28-meeting ban for improper riding reduced by four meetings on appeal ...
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Futurity Stakes: What you need to know

Futurity Stakes: What you need to know

What you need to know about the Group One Futurity Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Dunn with chance of another Blue Diamond

Dunn with chance of another Blue Diamond

Dwayne Dunn is no stranger to Blue Diamond success and will be aboard the Tony McEvoy-trained filly Roomooz in the ...
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Oakleigh Plate: What you need to know

Oakleigh Plate: What you need to know

All you need to know about the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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Chipping Norton Stakes facts and figures

Chipping Norton Stakes facts and figures

Some facts about the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick where Winx will aim for back-to-back wins ...
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Tavago tackles Winx first-up at Randwick

Tavago tackles Winx first-up at Randwick

Trainer Trent Busuttin says Tavago is over the virus that cut short his spring campaign and is ready for his ...
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Bjorn Baker

Bjorn Baker singing the praises of Randwick debutante Songlike

BJORN Baker doesn't often line up his debutantes in group two races, but circumstances has landed Songlike in Saturday's Sweet ...
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Hayes aims for sixth Blue Diamond win

Hayes aims for sixth Blue Diamond win

Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes has a host of chances to win his sixth Blue Diamond, and first in partnership ...
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Blue Diamond Stakes: What you need to know

Blue Diamond Stakes: What you need to know

Some facts and figures on the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield for two-year-olds ...
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Flamberge aims for second Oakleigh Plate

Flamberge aims for second Oakleigh Plate

Grand campaigner Flamberge will be out to defend his Oakleigh Plate crown when he again carries top weight in the ...
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Apiata

David Brideoake with dual stakes threat at Caulfield

MORNINGTON-based trainer David Brideoake has a dual threat engaged at Caulfield this Saturday with both runners looking to secure group ...
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Heathcote set for big day at Doomben

Heathcote set for big day at Doomben

An emotion-charged double has trainer Robert Heathcote fired up for a big day with five good chances at Doomben ...
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Hayes content ahead of Blue Diamond Stakes

Hayes content ahead of Blue Diamond Stakes

Barriers have swayed David Hayes to favour his fillies over his colts in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Paul Murray guilty of cobalt offences

Paul Murray guilty of cobalt offences

NSW South Coast trainer Paul Murray has been found guilty of cobalt charges stemming from a stored sample ...
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Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Stakes free tips and form, Saturday February 25

WINX is searching for 15 consecutive wins this Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes and it would take ...
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Sheer Madness gains Blue Diamond start

Sheer Madness gains Blue Diamond start

The Clinton McDonald-trained Spoils has been scratched from the Blue Diamond Stakes, with first emergency Sheer Madness gaining a start ...
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Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond Stakes day betting tips, odds and form, February 25

THE Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes is the premier two-year-old sprint in Melbourne and it runs this Saturday at Caulfield ...
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Apprentice Ben Allen wins first Group race

Apprentice Ben Allen wins first Group race

Leading Melbourne apprentice Ben Allen has notched his first Group Three win in the Launceston Cup ahead of his ride ...
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John Size trains 1000th Hong Kong winner

John Size trains 1000th Hong Kong winner

Former Sydney trainer John Size has notched his 1000th winner in Hong Kong ...
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Mongolian Khan picture of health ahead of Chipping Norton Stakes

Mongolian Khan picture of health ahead of Chipping Norton Stakes

Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan has worked strongly ahead of his return to racing, ensuring there is unlikely to be ...
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Lightning Stakes placegetters look set to tackle Newmarket

Lightning Stakes placegetters look set to tackle Newmarket

The Lightning Stakes placegetters are among first acceptances for next month's Newmarket Handicap. Chautauqua, Terravista and Japonisme have been paid ...
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Mick Price cops horror barrier draw for Blue Diamond Stakes

Mick Price cops horror barrier draw for Blue Diamond Stakes

The barrier draw for the Blue Diamond Stakes hasn't been kind for two of Mick Price's favoured runners in the ...
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Smerdon's weighty issue as he chases successive Oakleigh Plates

Smerdon’s weighty issue as he chases successive Oakleigh Plates

Robert Smerdon has hurdles to overcome if he's to train back-to-back Oakleigh Plate winners. Smerdon has to get Reldas into ...
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Greg Eurell confident Redasun up to Sandown task

Greg Eurell confident Redasun up to Sandown task

Trainer Greg Eurell is looking forward to the return to racing of lightly raced mare Redasun at Sandown. Every preparation ...
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NSW racing news

The horses to watch ahead of the 2016 autumn racing carnivals

IT may not come with the same attention and fanfare as its spring counterpart, but the autumn racing carnivals around ...
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