Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 20th February

This day 20th 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.


Plonka

Plonka books Country Championship berth

Plonka and Gracie Belle have booked their tickets to the Country Championship final with their one-two finish in the qualifying ...
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Kolding

Boss after more feature wins on Kolding

While Glen Boss expects Kolding to improve again heading into the All-Star Mile, he believes the gelding will prove hard ...
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Anthony Cummings

Fayerra’s rough run has Silver lining

Trainer Anthony Cummings is confident Fayerra can acquit herself well in the Silver Slipper after being scratched from the Blue ...
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Ben Hayes

Lindsay Park imports set for Caulfield

Irish imports Cape Of Good Hope and Constantinople return for autumn campaigns after showing their potential for Lindsay Park in ...
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Mr Quickie

Mr Quickie on target for All-Star Mile

Mr Quickie has secured a spot in the $5 million All-Star Mile with the plan to run the gelding in ...
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Master Of Wine

Light autumn, vintage spring for Wine

Hawkes Racing will have at least three runners at Rosehill including Master Of Wine who is on a long-range path ...
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Gordon Richards

Richards has sights on Group 1 Oakleigh Plate

After winning the Lightning Stakes at Flemington, South Australian trainer Gordon Richards is back in Melbourne chasing Oakleigh Plate success ...
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Alligator Blood

Alligator Blood tops All-Star Mile poll

Alligator Blood and six individual Group One winners feature among the top 10 vote getters to secure spots in the ...
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Tommy Berry

Mixed success for Berry, Rawiller

Tommy Berry has won his appeal against a riding suspension while Nash Rawiller has been unsuccessful in getting his penalty ...
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Kris Lees

Lees to test Coolmore waters with mares

A trio of mares from the Kris Lees stable will be bidding to book spots in the Coolmore Classic when ...
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Ringo's A Rockstar

Ringo’s A Rockstar to revive memories

Memories of the late trainer Norm Stephens' win in the Silver Slipper will be revived if Ringo's A Rockstar is ...
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Castelvecchio

McEvoy pumped to link with Castelvecchio

Kerrin McEvoy is feeling the nerves ahead of his first race ride on Castelvecchio in the Hobartville Stakes, but the ...
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Away Game

Numbers favour a Maher and Eustace victory

If the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield was decided purely on stable entries, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have the ...
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Foodie Princess

Foodie for So

Chris So’s season has been laboured but the handler saddled his fourth winner inside of three weeks when Foodie Princess ...
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Righteous Doctrine

Righteous ride seals Moreira hat-trick

Joao Moreira’s brilliant form continued last night as the championship leader sealed a hat-trick with a ride of composed aplomb ...
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Big Time Baby

Big Time Baby has Dubai target after impressive win

Big Time Baby could be Dubai-bound after an impressive victory off top-weight in the Class 2 Cha Kwo Ling Handicap ...
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Supera

Supera stays home for Lisa Chittick Plate

Ken and Bev Kelso have opted for the safe option with their star mare Supera. The Matamata trainers had originally ...
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Prise De Fer

Trans-Tasman assault for Te Akau

Having stakes contenders on both sides of the Tasman is becoming a common occurrence for Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards ...
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Super Too

New tactics for Super Too at Eagle Farm

Trainer Tony Gollan is hoping to use new tactics on noted speed horse Super Too when she makes her Brisbane ...
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Mark Zahra

Mark Zahra to miss Australian Guineas day

Mark Zahra will miss the Australian Guineas meeting after failing in his appeal against the severity of an eight-meeting careless ...
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Kevin Kemp

Kemp pair give Wishart a chance at double

Trainer Kevin Kemp is hoping a change of luck for In Your Element and Naval Strike can give apprentice Maddy ...
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Injured Native River out of Gold Cup

Injured Native River out of Gold Cup

Native River has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a suspensory injury ...
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Gear change works wonders for Ronan's Rock

Gear change works wonders for Ronan’s Rock

Gear changes have done their job on Sandown winner Ronan's Rock but have not worked so well on his Lindsay ...
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Classique Legend impressive on debut

Classique Legend impressive on debut

Classique Legend has made an impressive debut at Randwick to set himself up for autumn targets before his likely move ...
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In-form McEvoy completes a Sandown treble

In-form McEvoy completes a Sandown treble

Tony McEvoy is the in-form stable posting a Sandown treble to follow a Morphettville quartet earlier in the month ...
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Shoals scratched from Oakleigh Plate

Shoals scratched from Oakleigh Plate

The Anthony Freedman stable has withdrawn topweight Shoals from the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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Price with shot at another G1 Blue Diamond

Price with shot at another G1 Blue Diamond

Trainer Mick Price admits Shotmaker has a tough task to overcome his Blue Diamond barrier but says the colt has ...
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Craig Williams to ride Encryption 1kg over

Craig Williams to ride Encryption 1kg over

Craig Williams has been given permission to ride three-year-old colt Encryption 1kg over his allocated 50kg in the Oakleigh Plate ...
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Veranes shows her class at the Gold Coast

Veranes shows her class at the Gold Coast

Expensive filly Veranes has finally lived up to the big opinion of her with an impressive win at the Gold ...
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Manuel chasing another Group One upset

Manuel chasing another Group One upset

After winning the C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield last start, the Tony McEvoy-trained Manuel is aiming for another Group ...
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James Cummings wary of Tassort's rivals

James Cummings wary of Tassort’s rivals

Golden Slipper favourite Tassort has opened in the red for the Silver Slipper but will face a stern test when ...
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Kiwi Sensei to be tested in Oakleigh Plate

Kiwi Sensei to be tested in Oakleigh Plate

New Zealand trainer Michael Pitman will test Group One-placed sprinter Sensei against Australia's speedsters in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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Shadows Cast ready to add to Group One haul

Shadows Cast ready to add to Group One haul

Awapuni trainer Mark Oulaghan is pleased with his Group One winning miler Shadows Cast heading into Saturday’s Group 1 Haunui ...
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Melham pins faith in Immortal for Diamond

Melham pins faith in Immortal for Diamond

Jockey Ben Melham has opted for unbeaten colt I Am Immortal as he chases a first win in Victoria's premier ...
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Hobartville to provide guide to G1 Guineas

Hobartville to provide guide to G1 Guineas

All eyes will be on The Autumn Sun in the Hobartville Stakes but the race is also an important stepping ...
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Short-priced favourite hits brickwall at Avondale

Short-priced favourite hits brickwall at Avondale

IF punters ever wanted a reason not to back the New Zealand gallops prior to the Australian races jumping off, ...
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Lucas Miller has ray of hope for 2yo

Lucas Miller has ray of hope for 2yo

Smart filly Raay Of Dreams can give her owner/breeder, former top rugby league player Lucas Miller, another thrill by winning ...
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Capacity field to run in G1 Oakleigh Plate

Capacity field to run in G1 Oakleigh Plate

Oakleigh Plate favourite Nature Strip has drawn barrier five for the Group One Oakleigh Plate which has attracted a full ...
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Damian Browne likely to need more surgery

Damian Browne likely to need more surgery

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Damian Browne is looking to have surgery on his legs in a bid to return to ...
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Ellis buoyed by yearling interest

Ellis buoyed by yearling interest

Te Akau Racing has enjoyed a stellar season on the track and principal David Ellis is hoping that will continue ...
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Alizee draws wide in G1 Futurity Stakes

Alizee draws wide in G1 Futurity Stakes

Star mare Alizee will jump from a wide barrier in the Group One weight-for-age Futurity Stakes which has attracted a ...
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Trainer Ben Currie to seek stay at QCAT

Trainer Ben Currie to seek stay at QCAT

Trainer Ben Currie will apply for a stay of a suspension arising from a show cause hearing in the Queensland ...
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De Sousa relies on All You Know, looks forward to Hong Kong extension

De Sousa relies on All You Know, looks forward to Hong Kong extension

All You Know played a role in Silvestre de Sousa’s dazzling International Jockeys Championship triumph back in December and the ...
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Gordon Elliott hoping Apple’s Jade can seize Champion Hurdle chance

Gordon Elliott hoping Apple’s Jade can seize Champion Hurdle chance

Gordon Elliott believes Apple’s Jade has gone from “strength to strength” this season as he prepares the mare for a ...
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Classic Emperor

Chris So better for the run as he prepares Classic Emperor for Meydan

Trainer Chris So has declared himself to be “better with experience” as he prepares Hong Kong raider Classic Emperor for ...
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Ivictory

Ivictory to make Happy Valley debut with Joao Moreira in saddle

Joao Moreira partnered the four-year-old Ivictory to an easy Class 3 score over the distance at Sha Tin earlier this ...
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Super Fluke

Brett Prebble staring down milestone 800 HK wins at Happy Valley

Brett Prebble is looking for a landmark win on Super Fluke in the Class 1 Happy Valley Trophy Handicap (1200m) ...
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Pingwi Spark

Pingwu Spark faces G1 test in Sha Tin’s Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup

Jockey Derek Leung is hopeful that giant grey Pingwu Spark can graduate to Group 1 company when he faces his ...
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Joao Moreira Neorealism

Free entry for G1 HKJC feature races closes in 4 weeks

The free entry period for the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s three spring Group 1 features, the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth ...
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Savvy Coup

Pitman’s ready to raid North Island riches with stable stars

Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman are readying their troops for North Island raids. “For the Otaki meeting that’s been ...
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High Spirits

High Spirits in anything but and headed for the paddock

Promising staying mare High Spirits has been turned out following her unplaced run at Ellerslie in the Nathan’s Memorial (2400m) ...
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Prom Queen

Brisbane Winter Carnival the target for NZ mare Prom Queen

Brisbane high on priority list for NZ mare Prom Queen. The Queensland winter carnival remains firmly on the radar of ...
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Untamed Diamond

Untamed Diamond to be spelled before Brisbane Winter Carnival

A series of misfortune has put a spanner in the works in the race plans for quality stakes-winning mare Untamed ...
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Flying Feet

Flying Feet out of New Zealand Derby conetention though injury

There is a tinge of disappointment in Joseph Waldron’s Te Awamutu stable after his Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) ...
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First acceptors taken for Flemington Group Ones

First acceptors taken for Flemington Group Ones

A host of big names remain in contention for autumn Group One races at Flemington after first acceptances but there ...
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Treasure

New Zealand Oaks favourite Treasure to start in G3 Lowlands Stakes

Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) favourite Treasure will return to the central districts for her final run ahead of ...
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Victorian trainer Simon Morrish and horse Tonteria

Simon Morrish suspended by RAD Board for raceday treatments

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has handed out a suspension and a fine to Ballarat-based trainer Simon Morrish ...
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Winx

Efforts ramp up to get Winx to England

English racing officials are in Australia ramping up efforts to convince the connections of Winx to take her to the ...
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Miss Wilson

Miss Wilson set to defend her Cuddle Stakes title

Multiple stakes winner Miss Wilson will be back in action on her home course next month. The Hastings mare has ...
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Excelsior Island

Excelsior Island chasing NZ Oaks start

Promising filly Excelsior Island has two chances to earn her place in next month’s Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) ...
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Mighty Boss to take on older horses again in Futurity Stakes

Mighty Boss to take on older horses again in Futurity Stakes

Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss is set to take on older horses again in the Group One Futurity Stakes after ...
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Daysee Doom set for comeback in Millie Fox Stakes

Daysee Doom set for comeback in Millie Fox Stakes

Ron Quinton is confident quality mare Daysee Doom can make an impressive comeback in the Millie Fox Stakes on her ...
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Punters Preview Ascot

Ascot betting tips & full form for Wednesday, February 21

ASCOT returns this Wednesday as the west hosts a strong eight race card. Perth knows how to put on quality ...
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Long Leaf favourite in open Blue Diamond Stakes

Long Leaf favourite in open Blue Diamond Stakes

After drawing barrier seven in the Blue Diamond Stakes, Long Leaf has been promoted to outright favouritism for the Blue ...
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Ace High continues Group 1 path toward Hobartville Stakes

Ace High continues Group 1 path toward Hobartville Stakes

Dual Group One winner Ace High will continue his build-up to further Classic glory when he runs in the Hobartville ...
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Mick Price looks to Sydney with Seabrook

Mick Price looks to Sydney with Seabrook

The Mick Price-trained filly Seabrook is scheduled to have her next start in the Reisling Stakes in Sydney after failing ...
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Canterbury tips & full form for Wednesday, February 21

Canterbury tips & full form for Wednesday, February 21

SYDNEY racing this Wednesday is at Canterbury as the south-western suburb hosts eight races. A great day of racing awaits ...
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John Sargent

Golden Slipper dream on line for Royal Witness

John Sargent will know whether his Golden Slipper dream is still alive with Royal Witness after the colt has a ...
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No Diamond joy for Hayes with Seberate

No Diamond joy for Hayes with Seberate

Seberate has missed out on a start in the Blue Diamond Stakes but can gain some minor consolation for connections ...
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Caulfield betting tips & full form for Wednesday, February 21

Caulfield betting tips & full form for Wednesday, February 21

CAULFIELD returns for a mid-week meet this Wednesday as the course gets into gear ahead of the Blue Diamond Stakes ...
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HorseBetting

NSW jockey Terry Green banned for 5 years over drug positive

NSW jockey Terry Green has been banned for five years after pleading guilty to a breach of the drug rules ...
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Crack Me Up

Crack Me Up has easy trial at Doomben

Villiers Stakes winner Crack Me Up has not been overly extended in a Doomben barrier trial in the lead-up to ...
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Af Maher Wins Hh Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy In Season Finale

Af Maher Wins Hh Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy In Season Finale

Saturday’s sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season featured their biggest race of the campaign, HH The Ruler Of ...
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Long leaf

Long Leaf favourite for Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes

Long Leaf is the favourite in an open market for the $1.5 million Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Mackay movers

Mackay firmers & drifters for Tuesday, February 20

QUEENSLAND'S key meeting today is at Mackay as the venue hosts a seven race card this Tuesday. The punters have ...
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Long leaf

Capacity field for Group One Blue Diamond Stakes

A capacity field has been declared for Victoria's premier race for two-year-olds, the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Wyong market movers for Tuesday, February 20

Wyong market movers for Tuesday, February 20

WYONG returns this Tuesday and there have been plenty of moves across the eight races today. Let's take a look ...
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Sale market movers for Tuesday, February 20

Sale market movers for Tuesday, February 20

SALE is Victoria's key meet for the day and the punters have shopped early in the Victorian town. We have ...
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Bons Away

Bons Away impressing ahead of G1 sprint

Trainer Aaron Purcell will saddle up two runners in the Group One Oakleigh Plate including Bons Away who will tackle ...
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Winx opens at $1.10 for Chipping Norton

Winx opens at $1.10 for Chipping Norton

Winx will again be the star of the show when she goes for back-to-back Chippng Norton Stakes wins at Randwick ...
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Property earns shot at Blue Diamond Stakes

Property earns shot at Blue Diamond Stakes

Property has been confirmed as a Blue Diamond Stakes late entry and will be out to add the $1.5 million ...
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Property earns shot at Blue Diamond Stakes

Property earns shot at Blue Diamond Stakes

Property has been confirmed as a Blue Diamond Stakes late entry and will be out to add the $1.5 million ...
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Newitt after third Oakleigh Plate success

Newitt after third Oakleigh Plate success

Jockey Craig Newitt will be chasing his third Oakleigh Plate win when he rides dual Group One-winning colt Extreme Choice ...
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HorseBetting twitter chat

A twitter review of the weekend in thoroughbred racing

SOCIAL media, especially Twitter, has given punters the ability to share their passion and have their voices heard. Once the domain of ...
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Hartnell topweight for Doncaster Mile

Hartnell topweight for Doncaster Mile

Hartnell has been given top weight of 58 kilograms for the Doncaster Mile with Chautauqua to carr 56.5kg ...
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Zielke to celebrate move to Toowoomba

Zielke to celebrate move to Toowoomba

Trainer John Zielke has completed his move to Toowoomba and hopes to celebrate with a win by stable star Ruby ...
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Exospheric to return in Peter Young Stakes

Exospheric to return in Peter Young Stakes

Caulfield Cup placegetter Exospheric will begin his second Australian campaign in the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Winx opens $1.10 for G1 Chipping Norton

Winx opens $1.10 for G1 Chipping Norton

Winx could have up to 12 rivals when she chases her 15th consecutive win in the Chipping Norton Stakes for ...
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Only seven nominations for Futurity Stakes

Only seven nominations for Futurity Stakes

The Group One Futurity Stakes has attracted only seven nominations including four horses from the stable of premier Victorian trainer ...
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Hartnell

Can Hartnell turn the tables on Winx in 2017 Chipping Norton?

WINX is searching for its 15th consecutive win in this Saturday's Chipping Norton Stakes, but can Hartnell be the one ...
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Midweek tips

Rosehill midweek racing form and free tips, Wednesday February 22

THE autumn carnival lead-up is providing racing punters with some great betting opportunities and the quality continues this Wednesday at ...
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Rapper Dragon

Rapper Dragon one step closer to Hong Kong Classic Series victory

RAPPER Dragon is one win away from becoming the first horse to win the Four-Year-Old Classic Series after taking out ...
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Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd to appeal ban

Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd to appeal ban

Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd will appeal a 14 day-suspension, his fourth this year ...
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Another milestone for jockey Greg Ryan

Another milestone for jockey Greg Ryan

NSW country jockey Greg Ryan has passed a milestone 3500 winners with a double at Dubbo ...
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Bowman to miss Randwick Guineas day

Bowman to miss Randwick Guineas day

Jockey Hugh Bowman' will miss the Randwick Guineas meeting because of a suspension incurred in Hong Kong ...
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