Horse Racing History: Today In Racing 18th October

This day 18th October 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.


Incentivise handed 1.5kg penalty for Melbourne Cup

Incentivise handed 1.5kg penalty for Melbourne Cup

After Saturday’s emphatic victory in the Caulfield Cup, Incentivise has been issued a 1.5kg penalty for the $8 million Melbourne ...
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Nature Strip and James McDonald

Punt Drunk: Incentivise & Nature Strip star on big weekend

The Monday edition of Punt Drunk takes a look back at the breathtaking victories of Incentivise and Nature Strip over ...
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Hamilton betting tips, quaddie picks & value bets | 19/10/2021

Hamilton betting tips, quaddie picks & value bets | 19/10/2021

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the Hamilton racing preview for Tuesday, October 19, with all the top tips, value bets, best odds ...
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Incentivise wins Caulfield Cup

Incentivise overcomes wide gate to smoke Caulfield Cup field

Incentivise stamped himself as one of the world’s best stayers over the weekend, taking out the Group 1 Caulfield Cup ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | October 18, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | October 18, 2021

Horse racing around the country sees two meetings being held on this Monday afternoon. Our racing analysts here at horsebetting.com.au ...
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Nature Strip

Third time lucky for Nature Strip as Waller wins another Everest

It was a case of third time’s a charm for Nature Strip in The Everest as the eight-year-old saluted under ...
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Lucky Patch

Lucky Patch stuns in Group 2 Premier Bowl for Lui and Purton

Overshadowed pre-race by Courier Wonder and Naboo Attack, Lucky Patch has earned a tilt at the HKD$24 million Group 1 ...
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Panfield

Panfield trades on class to snare Group 2 Sha Tin Trophy

Acclaimed as last season’s Champion Stayer of Hong Kong, Panfield underlined growing versatility and undoubted class with Group 2 Oriental ...
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Tavi Mac

Punters’ pal back to winning form at Rotorua

Quality performer Tavi Mac bounced back from his worst career performance in the best possible fashion with a stylish victory ...
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There You Go

There You Go rockets to 1000 Guineas favouritism

Visiting Cambridge filly There You Go firmed into the clear favourite for next month’s Group 1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand ...
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Sweet Clementine

Life is sweet for Clementine at Rotorua

Underrated mare Sweet Clementine backed up a gritty win on a heavy track over 2000m at Matamata at her last ...
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Savy Yong Blonk

Savy Yong Blonk too crisp in Livamol

A picture-perfect ride by Danielle Johnson ensured quality staying mare Savy Yong Blonk was given every opportunity to succeed at ...
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Two Illicit

Two Illicit too good in Hastings feature sprint

Noted fresh-up performer Two Illicit provided another example of her undoubted ability when she cruised to victory in the Group ...
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Hypnos

Hypnos takes Hastings sprint with gritty performance

Cambridge visitor Hypnos gained his second victory at stakes level the hard way when he held out the late charge ...
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Sunshine Coast racing tips

Sunshine Coast horse betting tips for Sunday races 18th October 2020

What Sunshine Coast Races Where Sunshine Coast Turf Club, 170 Pierce Ave Corbould Park Caloundra, QLD 4551 When Sunday, October ...
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Melody Belle

Melody Belle reigns supreme at Hastings

Superstar race-mare Melody Belle celebrated being named New Zealand Horse of the Year last Sunday evening when she stormed home ...
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Magic Wonder

Spectacular scenes during famous Ellerslie steeplechase

There were thrills a plenty during the running of Saturday’s ARC Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) at Ellerslie but after the ...
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Bonham

Exciting filly remains unbeaten with Hastings victory

Promising three-year-old Bonham made it two wins from her first two starts when she dominated her female rivals over 1300m ...
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Waikuku

Waikuku’s back for another shot at Beauty Generation

Joao Moreira expects improvement from the talented Waikuku (113lb) in Sunday’s (20 October) Group 2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy ...
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The Chosen One

Forde, shearing and cheering his way to the Caulfield Cup

Darin Forde will swap his shearing piece for a suit on Saturday as he gets set to experience one of ...
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Princess Kereru

Railway hopeful set to resume at Rotorua

Ken Kelso isn't enamored with the prospect of running Princess Kereru on a heavy track at Rotorua on Saturday but ...
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Chris Waller

Trainers agree more must be done

Racehorse trainers say they take care to ensure horses have good homes when they leave stables but the system needs ...
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Mike Moroney

Sound gains Cup start after scratching

First emergency Sound has gained a start in the Caulfield Cup and the import's trainer Mike Moroney believes the stayer ...
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Phillip Stokes

Mr Quickie out to bounce back in Cup

Mr Quickie will be out to bounce back from a disappointing last-start performance when he runs as one of the ...
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Polly Grey

Polly Grey – the gift that keeps giving

Connotations around the expression ‘gift horse’ are many, but for Matamata thoroughbred enthusiast Kylie Fawcett it has a special and ...
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Authorities want national racing register

Authorities want national racing register

Racing regulators say they are horrified by alleged abuse and slaughter of retired thoroughbreds and have called for a national ...
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Vic trainer could face doping charges

Vic trainer could face doping charges

Victroia Police acted lawfully when it gave racing authorities evidence from a raid on Victorian trainer Jarrod McLean's stables, a ...
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Tisani Tomso

Milestones loom for Tisani Tomso, Thompson

Veteran Tisani Tomso and apprentice Adin Thompson can reach milestones if they can combine to win at Eagle Farm ...
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Danzdanzdance

Danzdanzdance ready to hot-step it in Sydney

Danzdanzdance will don new gear and step through a new routine in Sydney on Saturday. The dual Group 1 winner ...
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Miss Leonidas

Easier test for Miss Leonidas at Caulfield

With Nature Strip at Randwick for The Everest, Miss Leonidas has been set a slightly easier task in the Group ...
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Sir Charles Road

St Leger to dictate Sir Charles Road’s spring

Saturday’s A$500,000 St Leger Stakes (2600m) at Randwick could have a major bearing on the 2019 spring campaign for well-performed ...
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Pat Cosgrave

Cosgrave gets another Caulfield Cup chance

Visiting jockey Pat Cosgrave will try to win the Caulfield Cup for the second time in as many years after ...
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A guide to the $5 million Caulfield Cup

A guide to the $5 million Caulfield Cup

What you need to know ahead of the $5 million Group One Caulfield Cup over 2400m ...
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Pakistan Star

Pakistan Star’s ready to sprint in the Premier Bowl

Pakistan Star will attempt a remarkable metamorphosis from Group 1-winning stayer to top-class sprinter in Sunday’s (20 October) Group 2 ...
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Noble Boy

Noble Boy ready for $1.3m Kosciuszko climb

Noble Boy is the second favourite in Randwick's $1.3 million Kosciuszko for country-trained horses, with Queanbeyan trainer Todd Blowes pinching ...
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Beauty Generation

Beauty Generation thrives ahead of Sunday’s test

Beauty Generation is “raring to go” as he bids to extend his unbeaten sequence to 11 in Sunday’s (20 October) ...
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John Sargent

In-form filly earns shot at black-type

Keen to make hay while the sun shines, John Sargent will give in-form filly Aesop's Fable a chance at stakes ...
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Phillip Stokes

Classic test for lightly raced Miroku

The Phillip Stokes-trained Miroku will be tried at stakes level and 2000m for the first time in the Caulfield Classic ...
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Neil Callan

Callan’s big freeze ends with a double at the Valley

There was relief and satisfaction for Neil Callan at Happy Valley on Wednesday (16 October) with a double that lifted ...
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Crown Prosecutor out of Group 1 Caulfield Cup

Crown Prosecutor out of Group 1 Caulfield Cup

New Zealand four-year-old Crown Prosecutor has been scratched from the Caulfield Cup because of a leg issue, with first emergency ...
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Les Bridge

Veteran trainer believes in Everest Legend

Trainer Les Bridge will team up with the daughter of one of his great rivals when he chases an Everest ...
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Rise High

Fownes looks for “something amazing” to topple Beauty Generation

Two of the finest gallopers in Hong Kong history could stand between Caspar Fownes and glory at this December’s LONGINES ...
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Archie Alexander

Gamay to press Oaks claims in Group 3 Ethereal

Lightly raced Ballarat-trained filly Gamay will put her VRC Oaks credentials on the line in the Group Three Ethereal Stakes ...
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John Size

Hat-trick on as Size points talented trio at Sunday’s Group 2 Premier Bowl

John Size is looking to land a third consecutive win in Sunday’s (20 October) Group 2 Premier Bowl Handicap (1200m) ...
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Samadoubt

Samadoubt chasing another Randwick feature

Samadoubt has been in the form of his career this spring, a trend his trainer and jockey believe can continue ...
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Singapore Sling

Huge weight concession gives Singapore Sling hope against Beauty Generation

Singapore Sling will attempt the seemingly insurmountable task of defeating Beauty Generation in Sunday’s (20 October) Group 2 Oriental Watch ...
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Trent Busuttin

Trent Busuttin excited at Dancer’s Cup bid

Co-trainer Trent Busuttin admits he is a little on edge ahead of the Caulfield Cup in which he will saddle ...
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Nature Strip

Clark focuses on harnessing Nature’s speed

Speed is Nature Strip's biggest asset but to win the Everest, jockey Tim Clark knows he needs to use it ...
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Jarrod McLean

Victorian trainer loses Supreme Court bid

Trainer Jarrod McLean has lost his Supreme Court case against Racing Victoria, after claiming police unlawfully gave the industry body ...
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V'landys wants action over horse cruelty

V’landys wants action over horse cruelty

Peter V'landys says the Queensland government must step in to punish perpetrators filmed torturing horses ...
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Testashadow

Testashadow finds right race at Eagle Farm

Warwick Farm trainer Gary Portelli has again turned to Brisbane as he chases a suitable race for veteran Testashadow at ...
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Garry Newham

Garry Newham wins Wayne Wilson Medal

Gold Coast trainer Garry Newham has won the Wayne Wilson Medal for outstanding performance by a Queensland trainer last season ...
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Racehorse breeders call for transparency

Racehorse breeders call for transparency

The Thoroughbred Breeders Association has condemned ill treatment and slaughter of retired racehorses and says more transparency is needed ...
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Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup

Cross Counter not back to regular work yet

Connections of Cross Counter are hoping the stayer can soon resume regular training after suffering a minor setback with a ...
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Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig

Overseas results in the $5m Caulfield Cup

A look at the international influence on the Caulfield Cup, the $5 million race that has attracted six overseas-trained horses ...
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Japanese stayers ready for Cup challenge

Japanese stayers ready for Cup challenge

Chestnut Coat and Sole Impact will fly the flag for Japan when they line up in the $5 million Caulfield ...
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Black Heart Bart

Group One star Black Heart Bart retired

Black Heart Bart will spend his retirement on Darren Weir's farm along with Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance ...
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Randwick gets synthetic training track

Randwick gets synthetic training track

A new synthetic track surface allowing for all-weather training is being installed at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse ...
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Wide draw for Tom Melbourne in G3 Moonga

Wide draw for Tom Melbourne in G3 Moonga

Hugh Bowman will have to overcome a wide draw on Tom Melbourne in the Moonga Stakes when he rides the ...
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Melham gets another Caulfield Cup chance

Melham gets another Caulfield Cup chance

After finishing third in the 2017 Caulfield Cup on Johannes Vermeer, jockey Ben Melham is hoping for an even better ...
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Irish stayer to relish O'Brien master plan

Irish stayer to relish O’Brien master plan

Irish star The Cliffsofmoher is rated the main threat to Australian-trained stayers Kings Will Dream and Youngstar in the Caulfield ...
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Blinkers for Fifteen Rounds at Randwick

Blinkers for Fifteen Rounds at Randwick

Joe Pride has made a key gear change to Fifteen Rounds ahead of the colt's toughest test in the Brian ...
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Lindsay Park duo on trial for Derby bids

Lindsay Park duo on trial for Derby bids

Stablemates Sikorsky and Muswellbrook will be out to press their Victoria Derby claims when they are tested over 2000m in ...
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Sir Charles Road out to stake Cup claims

Sir Charles Road out to stake Cup claims

Co-trainer Lance O'Sullivan will rely on attrition to get New Zealand stayer Sir Charles Road into the Melbourne Cup if ...
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Grey high-weights opt to sprint in Sunday’s G2 Premier Bowl

Grey high-weights opt to sprint in Sunday’s G2 Premier Bowl

Everyone loves a grey, they say, and Hong Kong’s three best of that hue will all vie for affection in ...
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Beauty Generation relishes the rain in final gallop for Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy

Beauty Generation relishes the rain in final gallop for Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy

Beauty Generation galloped on a dampened turf track at Sha Tin this morning (Thursday, 18 October) and relished every step ...
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Newcastle trainer has spring in his step

Newcastle trainer has spring in his step

A two-year-old starting its racing journey and a progressive sprinter will spearhead trainer Paul Perry's two-state team at Randwick and ...
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Double-up Ting has ring of confidence as local riders sing his praises

Double-up Ting has ring of confidence as local riders sing his praises

Local talent is a hot button issue in Hong Kong racing and homegrown heroes were firmly in the spotlight at ...
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Strong Cup tempo a key for UK stayer: Dunn

Strong Cup tempo a key for UK stayer: Dunn

Dwayne Dunn insists UK stayer Duretto has the right form to make a bold bid in the $5 million Caulfield ...
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Schweida's Odyssey ready to go one better

Schweida’s Odyssey ready to go one better

Trainers Kelly Schweida and David Vandyke have strong chances against early-season star Guntantes at Doomben ...
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Charles Road loving Melbourne: O’Sullivan

Charles Road loving Melbourne: O’Sullivan

A bright and content Charles Road is poised to enhance his Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) claims with a bold ...
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Da Cruz pair ready for Sweynesse Cambridge trainer

Da Cruz pair ready for Sweynesse Cambridge trainer

Martin Da Cruz is taking a cautious approach with his talented sprinters Packing Eagle and Elusive Treasure going into Saturday's ...
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Nikitas to honour Kelso Wood at Doomben

Nikitas to honour Kelso Wood at Doomben

Trainer Chris Munce hopes to pay tribute to the late Kelso Wood by winning with Nikitas at Doomben ...
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Rich Charm snares Listed win at Caulfield

Rich Charm snares Listed win at Caulfield

The Udyta Clake-trained sprinter Rich Charm has made the step up to stakes level with a Listed race win at ...
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Unforgotten at forefront of Waller treble

Unforgotten at forefront of Waller treble

The Chris Waller-trained filly Unforgotten has shown the benefits of a preparation in Queensland with a first-up win at Canterbury ...
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Top colt Jukebox

Jukebox completes Caulfield tune up for Coolmore Stud Stakes

TRAINER Aaron Purcell admitted that star galloper Jukebox "needed" its run in Blue Sapphire Stakes to prepare for an assault ...
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Stonebrook untroubled to extend sequence

Stonebrook untroubled to extend sequence

Stonebrook has made it four wins from as many starts in scoring at Canterbury ...
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Fresh Formality prevails in Blue Sapphire

Fresh Formality prevails in Blue Sapphire

After a tough trip in the Golden Rose in Sydney, Lindsay Park have freshened Formality for the Blue Sapphire Stakes ...
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Peter Snowden

Snowden colt continues post-Everest high

Peter and Paul Snowden have no reason to end their post-Everest party, with Star Of Africa winning at Canterbury ...
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Bonneval to face another vet inspection

Bonneval to face another vet inspection

A Racing Victoria veterinary inspection has found Bonneval to be lame and she will need to be inspected again before ...
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Quilate pair to team up in Caulfield Cup

Quilate pair to team up in Caulfield Cup

Quilate has scored an important stakes race win which her trainer and jockey will try to replicate with Abbey Marie ...
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humidor vs ohannes caulfield cup

Caulfield Cup head-to-head betting Humidor vs. Johannes Vermeer

FORGET the group one races that have already been run-and-won this spring, the first real major race of the Melbourne ...
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Caulfield Cup - What you need to know

Caulfield Cup – What you need to know

All you need to know about the $3 million Caulfield Cup ...
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Sumstreetsumwhere

Marsh’s Guineas hand to be dealt at Te Rapa

TRAINER Stephen Marsh’s hopes of dual representation in the opening group one event of the season for the three-year-olds will ...
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Temple of Bel wins at Caulfield

Temple Of Bel on target for VRC Oaks start

Archie Alexander is looking towards the VRC Oaks with Temple Of Bel, a daughter of former Blue Diamond Stakes winner ...
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Bott Waterhouse horse trainers

Social Element set to step up in Tatts Cup

Consistent stayer Social Element will step up in grade in the City Tattersalls Club Cup at Randwick ...
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Classic hopes for Godolphin 3YO Ataraxia

Classic hopes for Godolphin 3YO Ataraxia

Dulcify Quality winner Ataraxia gets a chance to press his Victoria Derby claims when he steps up to 2000m in ...
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Sin To Win salutes at Caulfield

Sin To Win fights back for Caulfield win

Lindsay Park may have unearthed a long-range Cups contender after Sin To Win scored a fighting win at Caulfield ...
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The Precious One

Boom 3YO Precious One out of Guineas contention

UNBEATEN filly The Precious One has been denied the opportunity of repeating history at Riccarton next month. Injury has ruled ...
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Class Above

Rise in distance no issue for Class Above

TRAINER Gerald Innes believes Class Above has a bright middle distance future, although he is wary of the heavy conditions ...
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Cool Passion wins at Caulfield

McEvoy to test Cool Passion in Tristarc

Trainer Tony McEvoy is keen to try former Perth sprinter Cool Passion over 1400m in the Tristarc Stakes with a ...
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Ron Quinton duo tune up for Myer Classic

Ron Quinton duo tune up for Myer Classic

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms will prepare for the Myer Classic at Flemington in The Nivison at Randwick ...
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Single Gaze

Single Gaze preparing well for Caulfield and Melbourne Cup tilt

CANBERRA-based trainer Nick Olive was bullish about the chances of Single Gaze in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. The five-year-old mare hasn't ...
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Single Gaze at peak for Caulfield Cup bid

Single Gaze at peak for Caulfield Cup bid

Canberra trainer Nick Olive is looking forward to seeing his stable star Single Gaze step up to 2400m under handicap ...
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Boss suspension reduced, free for G1 ride

Boss suspension reduced, free for G1 ride

Glen Boss has had a win before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board ...
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Bennett prepares to get back in the saddle

Bennett prepares to get back in the saddle

Former NSW trainer Greg Bennett is to return to racing as horse-breaker and pre-trainer ...
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Saint Patricks Day to lead Munce charge

Saint Patricks Day to lead Munce charge

Chris Munce has already had more than 100 winners in less than three years as a trainer and he aims ...
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2017 Caulfield Cup tips

2017 Caulfield Cup runner guide with top race tips, form and odds

THE Caulfield Cup is the first major race of the Melbourne Cup carnival and we have a runner-by-runner betting guide ...
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Qld 2yo ballot conditions to be changed

Qld 2yo ballot conditions to be changed

Queensland trainers are confident the ballot conditions for two-year-old races will be charged after some trial winners have been made ...
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Werther

Werther a “live chance” ahead of Sunday’s Oriental Watch Trophy

CHAMPION trainer John Moore has labelled former Horse of the Year winner Werther as a "live chance" in this Sunday's ...
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Star-studded Champion Stakes at Ascot

Star-studded Champion Stakes at Ascot

Cracksman and Barney Roy are among 17 horses confirmed for the Champion Stakes at Ascot ...
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Dunn gets Cox Plate chance on Hauraki

Dunn gets Cox Plate chance on Hauraki

Dwayne Dunn will be out to make the most of his call-up to ride Hauraki in the Cox Plate after ...
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Yendall sheds the kilos for Cox Plate ride

Yendall sheds the kilos for Cox Plate ride

Jockey Christine Puls says her husband Dean Yendall is dedicated to losing the kilograms ahead of his Cox Plate ride ...
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Top Striker looking to score Randwick goal

Top Striker looking to score Randwick goal

Trainer Greg Hickman says Top Striker's tendency to make mistakes has convinced him he will be more competitive over 1000m ...
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Typhoons a concern for Hong Kong riders

Typhoons a concern for Hong Kong riders

Typhoons around Hong Kong could deny jockeys Joao Moreira and Sam Clipperton their chances in Group One races at Moonee ...
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Internationals take aim in Geelong Cup

Internationals take aim in Geelong Cup

Three horses making their Australian debuts will be out to press their claims for the Melbourne Cup when they line ...
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Winx fine tuning ahead of Cox Plate

Winx fine tuning ahead of Cox Plate

Trainer Chris Waller won't be over-taxing Winx in the final few days leading up to her defence of the Cox ...
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Chautauqua has inside draw for Manikato

Chautauqua has inside draw for Manikato

Dwayne Dunn would have preferred a wider barrier for Chautauqua but has confidence in the star sprinter's ability heading to ...
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Pretty Punk to rock the Geelong Classic

Pretty Punk to rock the Geelong Classic

The Geelong Classic will be a defining spring race for Pretty Punk as she puts her VRC Oaks credentials on ...
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Winx and Hartnell headline Cox Plate field

Winx and Hartnell headline Cox Plate field

Champion mare Winx has tightened to $1.90 for the Cox Plate after drawing barrier three while main rival Hartnell has ...
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Percy Sykes Stakes elevated to Gr2 status

Percy Sykes Stakes elevated to Gr2 status

The Australian Pattern Committee has upgraded the Percy Sykes Stakes for two-year-old fillies to Group Two status ...
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Stakes win gives boost to in-form Smith

Stakes win gives boost to in-form Smith

Trainer Matthew Smith says Sharpsburg might be looking for further than the 1000m race he is set to run in ...
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Williams fails in careless riding appeal

Williams fails in careless riding appeal

Dwayne Dunn will ride Hauraki in the Cox Plate with Craig Williams failing in his appeal against a careless riding ...
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Samantha Clenton has surgery on vertebrae

Samantha Clenton has surgery on vertebrae

Doctors have operated on apprentice jockey Samantha Clenton's fractured vertebrae suffered in a race fall at Scone ...
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Winx firms to win the Cox Plate

Winx firms to win the Cox Plate

Winx has firmed to $1.90 to defend her Cox Plate title after drawing barrier three while Hartnell is out to ...
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Winx draws barrier three in Cox Plate

Winx draws barrier three in Cox Plate

Winx will start from barrier three of 10 in her defence of the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley ...
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Chautauqua draws barrier one in Manikato

Chautauqua draws barrier one in Manikato

Defending titleholder Chautauqua has drawn the inside barrier for the Group One Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley ...
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Weights to rise in Melbourne Cup

Weights to rise in Melbourne Cup

Big Orange and Our Ivanhowe will be the equal Melbourne Cup topweights with Preferment to miss the race, forcing weights ...
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Winx has hit-out at Moonee Valley

Winx has hit-out at Moonee Valley

Winx has had a gallop at Moonee Valley in preparation for her defence of the Cox Plate ...
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