Horse Racing History: This day in Racing 31st March

This day 31st March 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.


Le Gai Soleil Off To The Coast

Le Gai Soleil Off To The Coast

Feature racing awaits Le Gai Soleil this autumn after the mare gave trainer John O'Shea a winning double at Warwick ...
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Mr Quickie

Caulfield draw makes it tricky for Mr Quickie

The extreme outside barrier in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap at Caulfield will make for a tougher assignment for multiple ...
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Bella Vella

Time called on career of Bella Vella

South Australian trainer Will Clarken has called an end to the career of Group 1 winning sprinter Bella Vella ...
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Annavisto

Tomlinson celebrates significant win

Annavisto’s win in the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) last Saturday proved to be more than just a highlight for her ...
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Royal Performer

Vance hoping for another Royal Performance

Trainers Bob and Jenny Vance are hoping their stable star Royal Performer can cap his season off in style when ...
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Synchronize

Synchronize lands Pearl Series Maiden

Talented juvenile Synchronize made an impressive debut at Matamata on Wednesday, winning the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Maiden 2YO (1050m), ...
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Persan

Persan to chase Easter victory at Caulfield

Persan resumed victorious after running the race of his life in the Melbourne Cup and will attempt to add to ...
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Kendrick duo to build on Eagle Farm run

Kendrick duo to build on Eagle Farm run

Kendrick duo to build on Farm run ...
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Classique Legend

Classique Legend setback, likely to return to Australia

Classique Legend, acclaimed as the world’s equal top sprinter in 2020, is likely to return to Australia after he bled ...
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Sky Field

Caspar Fownes confident Sky Field is a tremendous long-term project

Yet to reach and fulfil his true potential and pitted against the explosively-gifted Wellington, Sky Field will be given the ...
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Factory Warrior racing news

Toowoomba racing preview & value bets | Thursday, April 1

HorseBetting.com.au brings you all the best bets and quaddie numbers for the Queensland twilight meeting at Toowoomba on Thursday, April ...
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Pakenham Racecourse

Pakenham betting tips & quaddie picks | Thursday, April 1

HorseBetting.com.au's racing experts brings you the best bets, top odds and quaddie numbers for the Pakenham meeting on Thursday, April ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | March 31, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | March 31, 2021

We have six horse racing meetings to sink our teeth into throughout out Wednesday afternoon on the punt. Our racing ...
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Gosford Race Club

Gosford racing tips, best odds & quaddie | Thursday, April 1

HorseBetting.com.au’s dedicated form analysts bring you their best bets, value picks and quaddie numbers for the Gosford meeting on Thursday, ...
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Alexis Badel

Hungry Badel eyes career century in Hong Kong

Alexis Badel heads into Wednesday’s (31 March) nine-race all-dirt fixture at Sha Tin only one win away from his 100th ...
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Punt Drunk: Star mares to go under the hammer on the Gold Coast

Punt Drunk brings you today's top racing tips and some of the big stories from the last 24 hours, including ...
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Dr Velocious

Tyler looking forward to home cup

The annual Riverton Cup meeting is one local horseman Kelvin Tyler looks forward to every year, but he said it ...
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Milford Sound

Southern raider hits Manawatu Classic

Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston is hopeful his improving three-year-old Milford Sound will be up to the task of taking on ...
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Callsign Mav

Middle distance test for Callsign Mav

Group One winner Callsign Mav will be in action at Awapuni on Saturday, where he will be tried beyond a ...
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Animate wins Provincial Championship Qualifier

Animate wins Provincial Championship Qualifier

Animate has won the Provincial Championship Qualifier at Newcastle to give trainer Kris Lees five runners in the final ...
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Happy Clapper

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

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 ...
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Beauty Bolt

Beauty Bolt has Adelaide lead-ups at home

Grahame Begg has his sights set on the Australasian Oaks in Adelaide with Beauty Bolt but the filly will have ...
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Nature Strip

Nature Strip favourite for Group 1 TJ Smith

The Group One TJ Smith Stakes has attracted a star-studded field of 13 with favourite Nature Strip one of nine ...
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Brian Kruger

Racing Victoria 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 ...
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Southern Legend

Plan B enacted as Southern Legend heads to Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy

Southern Legend will take on an unscheduled assignment in the Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday ...
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Neil Wilson

VRC Board ticks off on new chairman

The coronavirus crisis has delayed the switch of Neil Wilson from Victoria Racing Club chief executive to the club's chairman ...
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Mamaragan

Mamaragan on target for Group 1 Sires’ Produce

Trainer John Thompson believes Mamaragan has come on again since his Golden Slipper placing and is ready for the Group ...
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Melody Belle

Melody Belle draws 14 in Doncaster

New Zealand mare Melody Belle has drawn barrier 14 of 24 in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick on the first ...
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Cox Plate

Coronavirus could delay Cox Plate a year

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

Star-studded fields for Randwick features

Fields have been declared for the four Group One races on day one of The Championships including a star-studded line-up ...
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Ex-claimer Maximum Security steps up big in Florida Derby

Ex-claimer Maximum Security steps up big in Florida Derby

Maximum Security, whose three previous starts were dominating wins in a $16,000 maiden claimer and two starter allowances, lulled the ...
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Murray Baker could have two Derby runners

Murray Baker could have two Derby runners

Veteran New Zealand trainer Murray Baker could have two runners as he targets a fifth Australian Derby ...
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Begg changes plans with Our Libretto

Begg changes plans with Our Libretto

The Group Three Easter Cup at Caulfield has become the new target for lightly raced mare Our Libretto ...
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Trainer Ben Currie keeps on winning

Trainer Ben Currie keeps on winning

Trainer Ben Currie has completed a successful month while he trains on a stay pending the hearing of serious charges ...
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Quiet Doncaster day for Chris Waller

Quiet Doncaster day for Chris Waller

Trainer Chris Waller will have a quiet start to The Championships with his Group One hopes centred on the Doncaster ...
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Australian mare Houtzen settles in to UK

Australian mare Houtzen settles in to UK

Star Gold Coast mare Houtzen has settled in well in England as she prepares to tackle Royal Ascot ...
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Randwick test for Sunlight before TJ Smith

Randwick test for Sunlight before TJ Smith

Trainer Tony McEvoy will give Sunlight a hit-out at Randwick as the filly prepares for a start in the Group ...
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Thunder Snow wins second World Cup

Thunder Snow wins second World Cup

Thunder Snow has became the first dual winner of the Dubai World Cup in a thrilling finish to the Meydan ...
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Appo outed on sexual harassment charge

Appo outed on sexual harassment charge

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has published reasons for confirming a stewards' penalty for jockey Beau Appo on sexual harassment ...
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Japan's Almond Eye wins Group One in Dubai

Japan’s Almond Eye wins Group One in Dubai

Japanese superstar filly Almond Eye has maintained her unbeaten record with a facile success in the Dubai Turf at Meydan ...
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Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter wins

Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter wins

Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter has got the better of Godolphin stablemate Ispolini to make a winning return in the ...
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Viddora fourth in Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai

Viddora fourth in Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai

Australian mare Viddora has finished fourth in the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai won by Godolphin's Blue Point at Meydan ...
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Nature Strip

Maloney stood down from Caulfield rides

Jockey Ryan Maloney has admitted taking a weight suppressant, which forced Racing Victoria stewards to stand him down from riding ...
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Osborne Bulls picks off another target

Osborne Bulls picks off another target

Well-placed Godolphin gelding Osborne Bulls has racked up another victory at Rosehill as he patiently works through his grades for ...
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Aqua Vite continues consistent form

Aqua Vite continues consistent form

Consistent Aqua Vite has ended a run of close second for trainer Scott Morrisey by winning the Open Handicap at ...
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Drawing wide no barrier for Widgee Turf

Drawing wide no barrier for Widgee Turf

Widgee Turf has overcome the widest draw in the Group Three Victoria Handicap to storm home to an impressive win ...
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Cellarman wins Doncaster Prelude

Cellarman wins Doncaster Prelude

Cellarman has won the Prelude but will be missing from the $3 million Doncaster Mile as he wasn't considered when ...
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Shoreham lands G3 Easter Cup at Caulfield

Shoreham lands G3 Easter Cup at Caulfield

After stints interstate in Sydney and Brisbane, Shoreham has returned to the Flemington stable of Saab Hasan to win the ...
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Front-running Hiyaam wins G1 Vinery Stud

Front-running Hiyaam wins G1 Vinery Stud

Jockey Michael Dee has ridden Hiyaam to a front-running victory in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill ...
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Almandin

Almandin powers home in G1 Tancred Stakes

The 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has outlasted Ambitious and Who Shot Thebarman to take out the Tancred Stakes at ...
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Lloyd gets 100 winners in Queensland

Lloyd gets 100 winners in Queensland

Premier jockey Jeff Lloyd has recorded 100 winners in Queensland for the third season in a row with his win ...
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Derby-bound Levendi claims Tulloch Stakes

Derby-bound Levendi claims Tulloch Stakes

Levendi warmed up for the Australian Derby on day one of The Championships by producing an eye-catching dress rehearsal in ...
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Diuretic forces Maloney out at Caulfield

Diuretic forces Maloney out at Caulfield

Ryan Maloney has admitted taking a diuretic, forcing stewards to stand him down from riding at Caulfield ...
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Prompt Response wins Emancipation

Prompt Response wins Emancipation

Prompt Response has claimed the Emancipation Stakes at Rosehill with less than two lengths covering the Group Two field ...
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Mornington tips & form for Saturday, April 1

Mornington tips & form for Saturday, April 1

MORNINGTON is one of Australia's key meetings this Sunday and punters have a solid seven race card to look forward ...
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Currie's hustle pays off at Doomben

Currie’s hustle pays off at Doomben

A phone call to owner Muck Crooks on spec from trainer Ben Currie has again proved a winner with Mishani ...
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Spright bounces back to win Star Kingdom

Spright bounces back to win Star Kingdom

Classy mare Spright has put a poor previous preparation behind her with an impressive win in the Star Kingdom Stakes ...
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Apprentice lands milestone Caulfield win

Apprentice lands milestone Caulfield win

Liam Riordan has guided Runson to an impressive victory at Caulfield to give the apprentice his first metropolitan win with ...
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Doncaster Mile next for Arbeitsam

Doncaster Mile next for Arbeitsam

Arbeitsam has earned himself a start in the Doncaster Mile with a bold front-running win in the Group Three Neville ...
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Xebec scores first Australian win

Xebec scores first Australian win

Chris Waller's former Irish stayer Xebec has scored his first Australian win at Doomben by leading all of the way ...
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Irukandji to target Sires' Produce Stakes

Irukandji to target Sires’ Produce Stakes

Prolific Group One-winning stallion Dundeel has a first stakes win on his record after Irukandji claimed The Schweppervescence at Rosehill ...
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Sunset Watch impresses with Caulfield win

Sunset Watch impresses with Caulfield win

Sunset Watch has followed his maiden win at Ballarat with an all-the-way win over 1100m at Caulfield ...
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Robert Smerdon issued show cause notice

Robert Smerdon issued show cause notice

Racing Victoria stewards have invited former trainer Robert Smerdon to a show cause hearing ahead of the Aquanita case being ...
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Doomben market movers

Doomben firmers & drifters for Saturday, March 31

DOOMBEN is Queensland's primary meet this Saturday and a solid nine race card awaits. Your sunshine state tips are sorted ...
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Caulfield market movers for Saturday, March 31

Caulfield market movers for Saturday, March 31

AFTER the Good Friday break from racing in Victoria Caulfield is back in full swing with an entertaining nine race ...
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Our Abbadean delivers in G2 event

Our Abbadean delivers in G2 event

Our Abbadean completed a stellar black type day at Awapuni for her trainers and jockey with the first stakes victory ...
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Magnum gives connections reason to celebrate

Magnum gives connections reason to celebrate

Former Singapore galloper Magnum opened his winning account in New Zealand with stakes success at Awapuni on Saturday. The New ...
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Rosehill market movers for Saturday, March 31

Rosehill market movers for Saturday, March 31

ROSEHILL is back racing this Easter Saturday and a huge race card of nine events is on the agenda. Horse ...
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Team Te Akau’s young talent scoops Group 1 pool

Team Te Akau’s young talent scoops Group 1 pool

Te Akau’s glorious season with their two-year-olds continued at Awapuni where Avantage completed a coveted Group 1 double for the ...
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Sherrif guns down Awapuni rivals

Sherrif guns down Awapuni rivals

Rising star Sherrif put up a compelling argument for a trip to Australia with an emphatic performance at Awapuni. The ...
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Hey Doc ridden by Luke Currie

Hey Doc in perfect shape for Doncaster

Trainer Tony McEvoy is hoping the rain stays away as Hey Doc chases a second Group One win in the ...
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Singleton dreams of Oaks breakthrough

Singleton dreams of Oaks breakthrough

Scott Singleton hopes Cambage can give him his first runner in the Australian Oaks, but first the filly has to ...
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Melham loses whip suspension appeal

Melham loses whip suspension appeal

Ben Melham's appeal against a two-week suspension has failed while fellow jockey Glyn Schofield will also miss day two of ...
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I Am A Star ready for big run in Doncaster

I Am A Star ready for big run in Doncaster

Trainer Shane Nichols is hoping for an improving track for I Am A Star who will try to become the ...
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Tiffani Brooker to keep run rolling

Tiffani Brooker to keep run rolling

Apprentice Tiffani Brooker hopes to keep her winning run going in the lead up to the winter carnival at Doomben ...
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Lane with chances at first Sydney G1 win

Lane with chances at first Sydney G1 win

Melbourne-based Damian Lane will chase his first Sydney Group One win on day one of The Championships with his rides ...
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Country boys Cogliere and Adkins reunite

Country boys Cogliere and Adkins reunite

They go a long way back and now Cogliere and apprentice jockey Andrew Adkins are looking forward to the Country ...
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Fillies to rule again in Sires' Produce

Fillies to rule again in Sires’ Produce

Punters are banking on the Golden Slipper form to prevail in the Group One Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick ...
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Brazen Moss after first open win

Brazen Moss after first open win

The in-form Brazen Moss has a chance to go from midweek class to open company winner in the space of ...
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country championships

2017 Country Championships Final tips – best form and betting

LAUNCHED in 2015, the Country Championships gives rural horses and trainers the opportunity to compete for a chance to run ...
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Doomben meeting set to go ahead

Doomben meeting set to go ahead

Strong winds have helped the Doomben track dry out to the stage it is ready to host Saturday's planned meeting ...
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Tosen Stardom

Tosen Stardom scratching leaves Weir with one Doncaster mile shot

DARREN Weir-trained six-year-old Tosen Stardom has been scratched from Saturday’s Group One Doncaster Mile after the it was decided conditions ...
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Flying Jess to bounce back at Randwick

Flying Jess to bounce back at Randwick

John Moloney is looking for an improved showing from Magic Millions Guineas winner Flying Jess in the Carbine Club Stakes ...
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Floods put dampener on Perfect Dare moment

Floods put dampener on Perfect Dare moment

Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn will miss Perfect Dare's bid to win the Country Championships final at Randwick after returning home ...
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So Si Bon gets another crack at a Derby

So Si Bon gets another crack at a Derby

So Si Bon finished fourth in the Victoria Derby in the spring and will be out to improve on that ...
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Australian Derby

Australian Derby betting guide, form, odds and best tips

THE Australian Derby is a $2 million feature on day one of The Championships which is always a great betting ...
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Burning Front on verge of milestone

Burning Front on verge of milestone

Burning Front can take his career earnings past $1 million if he continues his winning streak in the Listed Golden ...
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Back to the bush for international owner

Back to the bush for international owner

After having a runner at the Dubai World Cup meeting, owner Glenn Whittenbury now has his sights set on the ...
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Craig Williams cleared for Randwick rides

Craig Williams cleared for Randwick rides

Craig Williams has passed his compulsory cognitive test after suffering concussion in a post-race fall at Mornington ...
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Limestone scratched from Bendigo race

Limestone scratched from Bendigo race

Quality two-year-old filly Limestone has been scratched from the VOBIS Gold Rush at Bendigo for which she had been the ...
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McEvoy fresh for The Championships

McEvoy fresh for The Championships

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy is looking forward to the The Championships at Randwick after coming back from suspension ...
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Weekend tips

Best horse racing tips for Randwick and Bendigo, Saturday April 1

THE Championships are all the rage in Sydney this weekend, but there's also some quality racing action at Bendigo's stand ...
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The Championships

The Championships day one guide with form, odds and free tips

THE Championships is Sydney's premier racing carnival and day one runs this Saturday at Randwick where the $3 million Doncaster ...
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Doomben meeting in the balance

Doomben meeting in the balance

The Doomben race meeting is in the balance with strong drying winds giving some hope it can race after 150mm ...
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Craig William Star Turn

Star Turn retired to Vinery Stud

Multiple Group One-placed sprinter Star Turn has run his last race and will stand at Vinery Stud in the new ...
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racing news

Kris Lees adds to impressive C’ship team

Rustic Melody is the latest Kris Lees-trained horse to put her name forward for the Provincial Championship Final ...
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NSW racing news

Winx primed to continue Group One legacy

Trainer Chris Waller says star mare Winx has had a faultless build-up as she attempts to make history in the ...
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racing news

“I don’t bash horses”: Tommy Berry

Racing NSW stewards have continued a crackdown on whip use with Tommy Berry venting his annoyance after his latest fine ...
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Vic racing

Stratum Star in good order for Doncaster

Stratum Star heads into the Doncaster Mile in top shape after a gallop with Australian Guineas winner Palentino ...
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NSW racing news

Cavanough counts cost of Moody suspension

The flow-on effect of Peter Moody's ban will result in Albury trainer Brett Cavanough downsizing his team of racehorses ...
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racing news

Facts and Figures on the TJ Smith Stakes

A look at the history of the Group One TJ Smith Stakes ...
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NSW racing news

Frustrations build on PPL inequality

Female jockeys hoping to be included in the paid parental leave scheme will have to wait even longer as the ...
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NSW racing news

Tarzino on his way to greatness

Australian Derby favourite Tarzino is fast securing his future at stud as his own sire Tavistock hits new highs ...
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NSW racing news

Randwick rain a nuisance for Famous Seamus

Noel Mayfield-Smith is sweating on Randwick drying out to give Famous Seamus his best chance in the $2.5 million TJ ...
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Queensland news

Murphy taking a Shotacross The Bow

Trainer David Murphy has a winter carnival contingency plan for Shotacross The Bow depending on whether he shows he can ...
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racing news

Facts and Figures on Sires’ Produce Stakes

A look at the history of the Group One Sires' Produce Stakes ...
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Queensland news

Tegan Harrison to have first Randwick ride

Queensland jockey Tegan Harrison will call on an expert to give her the rundown on how to ride the Randwick ...
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Vic racing

Weir looking to add to his cup tally

Darren Weir has Puccini, Falago and Ancient King engaged in the Mornington Cup looking to add to his Cups tally ...
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Vic racing

Flamberge going for third G1 in a row

Former Peter Moody-trained sprinter Flamberge will chase his third consecutive Group One win in the TJ Smith Stakes ...
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NSW racing news

Winx primed to continue Group One legacy

Trainer Chris Waller says star mare Winx has had a faultless build-up as she attempts to make history in the ...
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NSW racing news

Yankee Rose to bloom in Sires’ Produce

Yankee Rose will be trying to go one better than her Golden Slipper finish when steps out in the ATC ...
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NSW racing news

Group 1 Queen Elizabeth field takes shape

The field for the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes is starting to take shape, with The United States' connections set ...
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racing news

RQ release 2016/17 schedule and welcome back Tuesday racing

THE highlights of a revamped Racing Queensland thoroughbred calendar for the 2016/17 season, which was released yesterday, include a series ...
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Queensland news

Kurtley to do his future racing in Qld

Consistent country NSW performer Kurtley will have his first start for new trainer Steve O'Dea after being transferred to Brisbane ...
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NSW racing news

Tosen Stardom out of Queen Elizabeth

Japanese horse Tosen Stardom has been ruled out of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes after a bleeding attack ...
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NSW racing news

Winx has faultless build-up to Doncaster

Winx's final hit-out before contesting the Doncaster Mile has rounded off a faultless build-up, says trainer Chris Waller ...
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Vic racing

Caulfield Cup start on the line

Ton Melbourne is the dominant favourite for the Mornington Cup with the winner guaranteed a start in the Caulfield Cup ...
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