Horse Racing History: This day in Racing 2nd April

This day 2nd April 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.


Quicken Away

Rain no barrier for Tiley trio in Group One feature

Trainer Nigel Tiley will take a three-pronged attack into Saturday’s Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at ...
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Melody Belle

Melody Belle passed fit to start at Rosehill

Melody Belle will be given the chance to break her Sydney hoodoo after recovering well from a health setback ...
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Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin ready for stern test at Ellerslie

Speedy three-year-old Babylon Berlin will line up at Ellerslie for the biggest test of her career when she tackles the ...
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Inspirational Girl

Karrakatta Plate Race Day | Ascot Tips & Odds | Saturday, 03/04

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for the Karrakatta Plate Race Day held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, April 03 ...
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Former French stayer steps out in Easter Cup at Caulfield

Former French stayer steps out in Easter Cup at Caulfield

One of the most interesting runners at Caulfield is Irish-bred French galloper Amade who makes his Australian debut in the ...
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Bel Esprit Stakes betting preview and tips 17/4/2021

Caulfield tips, best bets and quaddie selections | 3/4

What 2021 Easter Cup Race Day Where Caulfield Racecourse - 22 Station St, Caulfield East, VIC, 3145 When Saturday, April ...
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Persan

2021 Easter Cup betting tips & form guide | Caulfield | April 3rd

Horsebetting's James Herbert brings you the betting preview for the 2021 Easter Cup held at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, April ...
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Begood Toya Mother

Begood Toya Mother launches campaign at Caulfield

After a disappointing spring campaign, Begood Toya Mother makes his return to racing in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap at ...
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Rosehill tips and best bets for Saturday May 15 2021

Tulloch Stakes tips, best bets and quaddie selections | NSW 4/1

What Group 2 Signace Tulloch Stakes Where Rosehill Gardens When Saturday April 3rd, 2021 Prizemoney $200,000 Distance 2000m Status Group ...
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2021 Emancipation Stakes preview, odds & betting tips | Rosehill

2021 Emancipation Stakes preview, odds & betting tips | Rosehill

Horsebetting's tipping expert Nicholas Lloyd brings you the betting preview for the 2021 Emancipation Stakes held at Rosehill this Saturday ...
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Constantinople

New look Constantinople returns in Easter Cup

Arriving in 2019 for a Cups campaign, Constantinople kicks off his latest campaign following a gelding and wind operation in ...
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Northam Stakes tips, odds, form for Sunday May 2

Rosehill Gardens racing tips, full card preview & odds | 03/04/21

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the runner-by-runner betting preview for the big Tancred Stakes day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, April 03 ...
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Hungry Heart can continue winning ways

Hungry Heart can continue winning ways

Hungry Heart will be striving to follow in the footsteps of star stablemate Verry Elleegant by winning the Vinery Stud ...
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Eagle Farm

Eagle Farm tips, top odds & quaddie | QLD Preview | April 03

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for Eagle Farm races held on Saturday, April 03. See all the top tips, ...
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oakbank tips and best bets for april 3 2021

Oakbank racing tips, best bets & odds | SA Preview 3/4

What Oakbank Races Where Oakbank Racing Club - 46 Oakwood Road, Oakbank, SA, 5243 When Saturday, April 3, 2021 First ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | April 2, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 2, 2021

Three horse racing meetings are to be run and won for Good Friday racing around the country. Our racing analysts ...
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2021 Vinery Stud Stakes betting preview & tips | Saturday, 03/04

2021 Vinery Stud Stakes betting preview & tips | Saturday, 03/04

What Vinery Stud Stakes Where Rosehill Gardens Racecourse - James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142 When Saturday, April 03, 2021 ...
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Chokito

Good Friday Race Day | Ascot Tips & Odds | Friday, 02/04

Full preview of Good Friday racing at Ascot for Listed Comrade Stakes, including free tips, best bets and quaddie selections ...
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Patience paying off for connections of Favreau

Patience paying off for connections of Favreau

A more mature Favreau will be out to make an Australian Derby statement via a traditional lead-up to the Group ...
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James McDonald

McDonald gives Japanese horse a work-out

James McDonald has given Japanese horse Danon Premium a work-out at Canterbury ahead of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ...
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Qld jockey banned for quarantine breach

Qld jockey banned for quarantine breach

Apprentice Zoe White has been disqualified for six months after being found guilty of refusing an order to stand down ...
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Bobbing

History beckons as Bobbing chases double

A year after winning the Provincial Championships Final, Bobbing will return for a shot at the corresponding title for country-trained ...
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Coronavirus shuts down Tasmanian racing

Coronavirus shuts down Tasmanian racing

Tasmania is the first Australian state to shut down racing with thoroughbred, harness and greyhounds all stopped for a month ...
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Standout

Wet track doubt on Standout in TJ Smith

Trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed Standout will only take his place in a sparkling edition of the Group One TJ ...
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Rain forces date change to Benalla meeting

Rain forces date change to Benalla meeting

A heavy track with surface water on it and no suitable transfer options has resulted in the Benalla race meeting ...
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Andrew Noblet

Andrew Noblet returns for Caulfield shot

Having relocated from Caulfield to Ballarat, trainer Andrew Noblet is hoping to make his first foray back to his former ...
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Prince Fawaz

Cummings seeks change of luck in Doncaster

The Anthony Cummings-trained Prince Fawaz will bid to enhance the good recent record of three-year-olds when he takes on older ...
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John Sadler

Beehunter ready for Caulfield challenge

Trainer John Sadler has always thought of Beehunter as a potential miler and the three-year-old will get that chance in ...
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Quick Thinker

Baker after fifth Australian Derby success

Even with the coronavirus forcing him to stay in New Zealand, trainer Murray Baker is set to again make his ...
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Carif

Carif to back-up in Group 2 Chairman’s Quality

Co-trainer Peter Snowden believes four-year-old stayer Carif has plenty in his favour going into the Group Two Chairman's Quality at ...
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Mishani Rebel to debut for John Wallace

Mishani Rebel to debut for John Wallace

The new racing restrictions in Queensland have allowed trainer John Wallace pick up handy two-year=old Mishani Rebel who debuts for ...
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Gary Portelli

Dismissal aims for upset in Group 1 Sires’

Trainer Gary Portelli is convinced Dismissal can run a much better race than her odds suggest in the Group One ...
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Get Stuck In

Gollan ready to Get Stuck In at Doomben

Trainer Tony Gollan will rely on Get Stuck In at Doomben after scratching Silvera with future feature races in mind ...
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Chris Munce

Munce out to continue good run with Papaya

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

Derby aspirations for former Kiwi

Former New Zealand galloper Chuck A Luck will take his next step towards the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) ...
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Matt McGillivray

McGillivray on right track for Gold Coast

Jockey Matt McGillivray has made the right choice by electing to ride at the Gold Coast where he has 10 ...
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Brandenburg

Doncaster within Sargent’s grasp

Randwick trainer John Sargent is poised to make a splash when Brandenburg contests Saturday’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). The ...
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Elisa Carolina

Group 3 target for Kiwi transfer

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees was pleased to get a win on the board with Lib Petagna’s handy staying filly Elisa ...
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Sherwood Forest

Technology vital in Sydney preparation

Technology has been a godsend for Tony Pike in preparing his trio of Sydney runners for their Autumn assignments. Not ...
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Irish jumps season

Irish jumps season officially over

The Irish National Hunt season has officially ended with the news the Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals will not be rescheduled ...
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Mongolian King

Teetan bags three at Sha Tin as ‘closers’ dominate

It was a night for late-closers and Mongolian King maintained that trend to the last with a powerful late charge ...
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Noble Boy cleared to run in Country C'ship

Noble Boy cleared to run in Country C’ship

Favourite Noble Boy has been cleared to run in the $500,000 Country Championship after concerning his trainer Todd Blowes in ...
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David Whimpey to step down as BRC boss

David Whimpey to step down as BRC boss

The Brisbane Racing Club's chief executive David Whimpey will step down with the club looking Australia-wide for a replacement ...
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Japanese horse Kluger draws 4 in Doncaster

Japanese horse Kluger draws 4 in Doncaster

Japanese horse Kluger will start from barrier four in his bid to win the Doncaster Mile with Tommy Berry to ...
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Nichols chooses lighter Caulfield option

Nichols chooses lighter Caulfield option

A lighter weight has forced the hands of trainer Shane Nichols in his choice of two race options at Caulfield ...
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Chapada still favourite for Derby

Chapada still favourite for Derby

The Mike Moroney-trained Chapada remains favourite for the Australian Derby with stablemate Arrogant drifting after a less than spectacular Randwick ...
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23rd horse dies at Santa Anita

23rd horse dies at Santa Anita

A 23rd horse has died at Santa Anita after a racing accident with authorities still unclear as to the cause ...
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Hay List's trainer John McNair dies

Hay List’s trainer John McNair dies

Trainer John McNair, famous for the deeds of super sprinter Hay List, has died after a short illness ...
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Tasmanian mare to run for in-form trainer

Tasmanian mare to run for in-form trainer

Trainer Doug Harrison hopes to continue the recent success of Tasmanian horses on the mainland when Miss Biddy makes her ...
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Brisbane plans for Big Mike

Brisbane plans for Big Mike

Handy stayer Big Mike was back in action at the Avondale trials on Tuesday and impressed his trainers ahead of ...
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Cup hopes in the balance for Cambridge pair

Cup hopes in the balance for Cambridge pair

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have two contenders for the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) in Zacada and ...
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Queensland close to first apprentice title

Queensland close to first apprentice title

Queensland hold a slender lead in the battle for their first National Apprentices Challenge title at Sandown ...
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Pike’s Sacred promise to Lane

Pike’s Sacred promise to Lane

Tony Pike will be honouring a promise to Golden Slipper-winning jockey Damian Lane at Randwick on Saturday. Lane added the ...
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Sunlight to face biggest challenge yet

Sunlight to face biggest challenge yet

Star filly Sunlight will face her biggest challenge yet in TJ Smith Stakes, according to trainer Tony McEvoy ...
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Alizee outright favourite for Doncaster

Alizee outright favourite for Doncaster

Alizee is the favourite for the Doncaster Mile after drawing a midfield barrier in the $3 million race at Randwick ...
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Full field for $3m Doncaster Mile

Full field for $3m Doncaster Mile

The $3 million Doncaster Mile on the first day of The Championships at Randwick has drawn a full field ...
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Japan Road concludes with Der Flug winning Fukuryu

Japan Road concludes with Der Flug winning Fukuryu

The final leg of the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)” was run on Sunday at Nakayama. Run at ...
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Group One winner He's Our Rokkii retired

Group One winner He’s Our Rokkii retired

After winning seven races including the Group One Toorak Handicap, five-year-old He's Our Rokkii has been retired ...
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William Thomas impresses with Sandown win

William Thomas impresses with Sandown win

Trainer John Price and Damian Lane both have a high opinion of William Thomas after his return victory over 1000m ...
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Stakes challenge on cards for Roman Son

Stakes challenge on cards for Roman Son

The Richard Freedman-trained Roman Son could make the step up to black-type racing in the JRA Plate after an impressive ...
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Chris Waller to increase Qld presence

Chris Waller to increase Qld presence

The in-form Chris Waller Gold Coast stable will have more numbers in coming weeks as it prepares for the Queensland ...
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Vinery setback no issue for Luvaluva

Vinery setback no issue for Luvaluva

Missing the Vinery Stud Stakes should not impact on Australian Oaks contender Luvaluva although she now faces a seven-day back-up ...
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Holbien ready to tackle Bendigo Guineas

Holbien ready to tackle Bendigo Guineas

Trainer Steve Richards is ready to give Holbien a start in the Listed Bendigo Guineas before concentrating on a spring ...
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Deanne Taylor lands maiden Melbourne win

Deanne Taylor lands maiden Melbourne win

Much-travelled trainer Deanne Taylor has landed her first Melbourne winner with favourite Silence The Stars successful at Sandown ...
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Ace High needs helpful draw for Derby

Ace High needs helpful draw for Derby

Ace High's trainer David Payne hopes the weather forecast is accurate and the Australian Derby favourite gets a suitable draw ...
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NZ horse Not Usual Talent

Unbeaten 3YO’s future unclear

Stephen Marsh has tipped a bright future for Not Usual Talent ...
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NZ racing news: Hale’s Easter stocks boosted

We round up the latest news snippets from the New Zealand Racing Desk ...
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NZ colt More Wonder

Colt sends admirers winning message

More Wonder's popularity will have been further boosted by his latest performance at Rotorua ...
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The Gordonian wins at Riverton

Hardy stayer appreciates break and rain

Fresh legs were the key to The Gordonian producing a career-best last-start performance ...
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Saeed bin Suroor dominates Dubai World Cup meet

Saeed bin Suroor dominates Dubai World Cup meet

Saeed bin Suroor has dominated the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline like no other trainer and won the ...
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Rawiller's Harmony Hero win brings back fond memories

Rawiller’s Harmony Hero win brings back fond memories

Jockey Nash Rawiller took riding honours at Sha Tin’s Easter Monday meeting (2 April) with a treble, but it was ...
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Big Duke Sydney Cup

Big Duke favourite for Sydney Cup

Premier Melbourne trainer Darren Weir can make a Group One breakthrough north of the border with Sydney Cup favourite Big ...
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Winx

Winx ready to be crowned Queen at Randwick

Winx is physically and mentally prepared for her next assignment in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes ...
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Grey Lion betting

Grey Lion on target for Easter Cup return

Matt Cumani's first Melbourne Cup runner Grey Lion is progressing nicely in a bid to make his racing return at ...
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Cylinder Beach form looking good for Cup

Cylinder Beach form looking good for Cup

Cylinder Beach has form around Doncaster winner It's Somewhat which should make him hard to beat in the Toowoomba Cup ...
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Harlow Gold

Harlow Gold to have new rider for Oaks

With Regan Bayliss suspended, Mark Zahra will ride leading ATC Oaks contender Harlow Gold in the 2400m race at Randwick ...
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More country TAB meetings for Queensland

More country TAB meetings for Queensland

Racing Queensland has increased the number of country area TAB meetings next season ...
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NSW racing news

Tommy Berry suspended, fined over whip use

Tommy Berry's two Group One wins on the first day of The Championships have been tempered by a fine and ...
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NSW racing news

Upset puts Diamond Made in Oaks frame

Diamond Made looks certain to tackle the ATC Australian Oaks after winning the Group Three Adrian Knox Stakes ...
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NSW racing news

Waller’s Winx simply the best in Australia

Winx has put the stamp on her fabulous season with victory in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick to seal her ...
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NSW racing news

Waller’s Winx simply the best in Australia

Winx has put the stamp on her fabulous season with victory in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick to seal her ...
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racing news

Gr 1 Doncaster Mile: what the jockeys said

What the jockeys said after the Group One Doncaster Mile at Randwick ...
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racing news

Berisha scores upset Mornington Cup win

Berisha has gained a Caulfield Cup start with his last-stride victory over Big Memory in the Mornington Cup ...
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NSW racing news

Chautauqua in last-to-first TJ Smith win

Chautauqua has unleased his trademark finish to blow away a quality field in the Group One TJ Smith Stakes ...
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NSW racing news

Winx earns ‘champion’ tag in Mile victory

Chris Waller has been moved to call Winx 'a champion' after the mare overcame adversity to win the $3 million ...
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NSW racing news

Tavago wins another Derby for New Zealand

Natalie Young is the first woman to train an ATC Australian Derby winner, preparing Tavago with her partner Trent Busuttin ...
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Queensland news

Weight no burdern in Casual win at Doomben

Casual Choice has made it successive wins after the Tony Gollan-trained sprinter made the most of favourable gate at Doomben ...
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NSW racing news

Fairytale filly Yankee Rose wins Sires’

Two-year-old filly Yankee Rose has won the ATC Sires' Produce Stakes, thrilling a group of first time owners ...
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Ex-Moody runner wins Mornington feature

Thermal Current has taken out the Hareeba Stakes at Mornington at his first start for trainer Darren Weir ...
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NSW racing news

Chautauqua in last-to-first TJ Smith win

Chautauqua has confirmed his ranking as one of the world's best sprinters with a come-from-behind win in the TJ Smith ...
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Tarquin finds winning form at Mornington

Godolphin galloper Tarquin has relished a drop in grade to take out the Mornington Guineas ...
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NSW racing news

Tavago in ATC Australian Derby boilover

Outsider Tavago has scored an emphatic win in the ATC Australian Derby, beating Melbourne filly Jameka and Godolphin runner Tally ...
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NSW racing news

Clearly Innocent defies odds in Final win

An injury scare and a betting drift have not been enough to stop Clearly Innocent winning at Randwick ...
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Big day at Mornington for the Dunn family

Apprentice Dylan Dunn has outridden his provincial allowance with a winning treble on Mornington Cup day ...
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NSW racing news

Tempt Me Not wins Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes

James Cummings has trained Tempt Me Not to claim the Group Three PJ Bell Stakes in a win for his ...
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NSW racing news

Yankee Rose wins ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes

Yankee Rose has given trainer David Vandyke his first Group One win after an effortless victory in the ATC Sires' ...
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Queensland news

Carnival 2YO prospects on show at Doomben

Two-year-old Spot The Diff has led home a trio of Brisbane winter carnival hopefuls in winning at Doomben ...
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NSW racing news

Import Libran confirms G1 Sydney Cup start

English import Libran has continued his march towards the Group One Sydney Cup with victory in the Chairman's Handicap ...
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Laing set to aim higher with Jaws Of Steel

Jaws Of Steel may be heading interstate after breaking through for his maiden success in the Mornington Guineas ...
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NSW racing news

Carbine result a pointer to 2017 Doncaster

He's Our Rokkii has won the Group Three Carbine Club Stakes, showing co-trainer David Hayes he can be a top-class ...
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NSW racing news

Two winners in Kindergarten at Randwick

Gai and Godolphin share the spoils in the first race at Randwick with Astern and Winx's little brother El Divino ...
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Queensland news

Steve Wilson interim chair of RQ

Brisbane businessman Steve Wilson has taken over the role as interim chairman of Racing Queensland ...
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