Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 22nd February

This day 22nd 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.


Joe’s Legacy

Coleman makes it a feature double with Joe’s Legacy

Fresh from taking out a Group 2 feature barely thirty minutes earlier local rider Michael Coleman was back in the ...
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Vernazza

Favourite takes Matamata Breeders’ Stakes

Race favourite Vernazza overcame a wide run and a dogged local challenge to take out the feature event at Matamata ...
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Need I Say More

Need I Say More leaves no room for excuses

Promising galloper Need I Say More showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the autumn juvenile ...
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Oliver cops 10-meeting ban at Caulfield

Oliver cops 10-meeting ban at Caulfield

Damien Oliver pleaded guilty to a careless riding charge aboard Harlem in the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield and has ...
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Sky Call, Bennelong Dancer off to Randwick

Sky Call, Bennelong Dancer off to Randwick

Sky Call and Bennelong Dancer have qualified for the $500,000 Country Championship final with a one-two finish at Albury ...
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Pippie

Pippie wins the Group One Oakleigh Plate

Pippie has burned off some of the fastest sprinters in the country to win the Group One Oakleigh Plate from ...
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Miss Siska

Miss Siska takes out Group 2 Peter Young Stakes

Miss Siska has landed her biggest success taking out the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield en-route to a start in ...
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Mustajeer

Mustajeer resumes with stylish Cup win

Trainer Kris Lees will aim Mustajeer at the Group One The BMW after he resumed with a classy victory at ...
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Master Of Wine

Stayer Master Of Wine in winning return

Hawkes Racing stayer Master Of Wine has confirmed his star is on the rise with a brilliant winning return at ...
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Brandenburg

Brandenburg lobs in Hobartville boilover

The John Sargent-trained Brandenburg has claimed several high-profile scalps to score a tough victory in the Hobartville Stakes ...
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Tagaloa

Tagaloa shines in Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes

Tagaloa has provided Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young an important breakthrough win in the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at ...
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Boom Chicka Boom

In-form sprinter goes Boom from top draw

Boom Chicka Boom again showed his liking for inside barriers with his all-the-way win at Eagle Farm ...
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Avantage

Avantage wins Group One Classic at Otaki

Avantage has led home a Te Akau Racing quinella in the Group One Haunui Farm Classic at Otaki ...
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Streets Of Avalon

Streets Of Avalon wins WFA Futurity Stakes

Front-runner Streets Of Avalon has held off every challenge to claim the Group One Futurity Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Violet

Owner makes right call in Eagle Farm win

Owner Kim McCasker's insistence Baylee Nothdurft ride Violet proved a winner when the filly scored at Eagle Farm ...
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Savatiano

Savatiano outfoxes Group 2 rivals at Rosehill

Savatiano continues to blossom with her Millie Fox Stakes win confirming a Group One path for the Godolphin mare in ...
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La Tene

La Tene toughs out first-up Caulfield win

Godolphin filly La Tene is now a dual stakes race winner after a narrow first-up victory in the Group Two ...
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Greysful Glamour

Greysful Glamour wins in Caulfield return

The Mark Newnham-trained Greysful Glamour has made a winning return at Caulfield with an all-the-way victory in the Group Three ...
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Farnan

Gai unveils Slipper colt, Cellsabeel flops

Gai Waterhouse has her sights on a seventh Golden Slipper with Farnan who has claimed the scalp of early fancy ...
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Quality Seeker

Seeker all Quality with Eagle Farm victory

Quality Seeker has shown his liking for clockwise tracks with a runaway win at Eagle Farm ...
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Damien Oliver

He’ll Haunt Us gives Oliver milestone win

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has ridden a stakes winner in five separate decades after He'll Haunt Us took out the ...
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Broodmare gem Cantantes keeps producing

Broodmare gem Cantantes keeps producing

Robert Heathcote's broodmare Cantantes has produced another winner with Bellissimi Amici scoring an impressive victory at Eagle Farm ...
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Two Big Fari headed on Country Championships path

Two Big Fari headed on Country Championships path

Trainer Todd Howlett will give Two Big Fari a chance to qualify for the Country Championships Final following his tough ...
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John Size

Size hopes patience pays for Beauty Legacy in Sunday’s Classic Cup

John Size believes patience is the key to unlocking Beauty Legacy’s budding best as he prepares the former Australian galloper ...
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Adelaide Ace

Adelaide Ace wins Group Two Autumn Classic

The Lindsey Smith-trained Adelaide Ace has taken out the Group Two Autumn Classic, defeating Nonconformist in the 1800m race for ...
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Golden Sixty

Round two for Golden Sixty and More Than This in Hong Kong Classic Cup

Stablemates Golden Sixty and More Than This will clash again in Sunday’s (23 February) HK$10 million Hong Kong Classic Cup ...
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Splintex

Splintex puts autumn plans back on track

Speedy colt Splintex has responded to an aggressive ride by apprentice Robbie Dolan to post an authorative win at Rosehill ...
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Aktau

Aktau on target towards the Mornington Cup

Trainer Mike Moroney will target the Mornington Cup with Aktau which he hopes will give the stayer a ticket into ...
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Hugh Bowman

Moore believes Bowman will be Enjoying Sunday’s Classic Cup

John Moore is putting his confidence in an old and proven alliance at Sha Tin on Sunday (23 February) when ...
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Legendary stallion A.P. Indy dies aged 31

Legendary stallion A.P. Indy dies aged 31

One of the most influential stallions of the past 25 years, A.P. Indy, has died at his home in Kentucky ...
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Big Mike

Phelan loves East Coast racing

Beautiful weather, great hospitality, and being able to go fishing in-between race meetings, it’s no wonder Shaun Phelan loves East ...
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Donnacha O'Brien trains first winner

Donnacha O’Brien trains first winner

Donnacha O'Brien is off the mark as a trainer with Flower Garland winning at Dundalk ...
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Luke Currie

Tim Clark to ride Diamond favourite

Tim Clark will replace the injured Luke Currie aboard Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Hanseatic for Godolphin and trainer Anthony Freedman ...
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Gai with chance for first Blue Diamond win

Gai with chance for first Blue Diamond win

Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse gets her latest chance to claim a first Blue Diamond Stakes win when Vinicunca runs in ...
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Free Of Debt earns his Blue Diamond chance

Free Of Debt earns his Blue Diamond chance

Unbeaten colt Free Of Debt has earned his chance in the Group One Blue Diamond and trainer Chris Bieg believes ...
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Cool Passion on target for Millie Fox

Cool Passion on target for Millie Fox

Trainer Tony McEvoy is considering a Group One weight-for-age sprint for Cool Passion if the mare performs to expectations in ...
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Ben Currie resolution a step closer

Ben Currie resolution a step closer

A resolution to 28 charges against trainer Ben Currie following a raid on his stables is closer after a judicial ...
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Cummings to have strong hand at Caulfield

Cummings to have strong hand at Caulfield

Godolphin trainer James Cummings is set to saddle up a host of chances in feature races on Blue Diamond Stakes ...
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Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2019: Tips and betting strategy

Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2019: Tips and betting strategy

THE moment is finally here punters - it's Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse. Other than the eponymous event ...
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Material Man starts big month in Futurity

Material Man starts big month in Futurity

Lucy Warwick is looking forward to riding her favourite horse, Material Man, on his path to the All-Star Mile beginning ...
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No Dubai trip for sprinter Osborne Bulls

No Dubai trip for sprinter Osborne Bulls

Godolphin trainer James Cummings has confirmed Newmarket Handicap favourite Osborne Bulls will not head to Dubai for this year's Al ...
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Ipswich race meeting called off late again

Ipswich race meeting called off late again

For the third time this season Ipswich races have been abandoned after a late decision because of problems with the ...
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Athiri on target for Blue Diamond tilt

Athiri on target for Blue Diamond tilt

The Blue Diamond has been Athiri's target and trainer James Cummings believes the filly has made the improvement from the ...
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Purton’s on a roll and Full Of Beauty awaits at Sha Tin on Sunday

Purton’s on a roll and Full Of Beauty awaits at Sha Tin on Sunday

Zac Purton snared three wins at Happy Valley midweek, one of those for the John Size stable, and the champion ...
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Teodora a possible staying star for Qld

Teodora a possible staying star for Qld

Former Victorian mare Teodora brings some strong staying form to Brisbane when she makes her debut for trainer Tony Gollan ...
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Ben Thompson flys in for Oakleigh Plate

Ben Thompson flys in for Oakleigh Plate

Singapore-based Ben Thompson is making a hit-and-run trip to Melbourne to partner Bel Sonic in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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Snowden pumped for Silver Slipper showdown

Snowden pumped for Silver Slipper showdown

Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden are hoping they have done enough to help McLaren handle the pressure of race day ...
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The Great Boombino to show win no fluke

The Great Boombino to show win no fluke

Trainer Craig Cousins is confident The Great Boombino can show her winning margin of 10-1/2 lengths last start was no ...
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Vegadaze ready for Autumn challenge

Vegadaze ready for Autumn challenge

Headline colt The Autumn Sun is a popular Hobartville Stakes favourite but a rival trainer is quietly confident he has ...
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Mertens gets latest chance at first G1 win

Mertens gets latest chance at first G1 win

Young jockey Beau Mertens will be chasing his first Group One win when he rides talented filly Brooklyn Hustle in ...
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Athiri ready for Blue Diamond assignment

Athiri ready for Blue Diamond assignment

Godolphin trainer James Cummings is set to saddle up a host of chances in feature races on Blue Diamond Stakes ...
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Hartnell next in line for All-Star call-up

Hartnell next in line for All-Star call-up

Godolphin's Hartnell heads the list of provisional emergencies next in line for a start in the All-Star Mile at Flemington ...
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Loving Gaby passed fit for Diamond start

Loving Gaby passed fit for Diamond start

Loving Gaby and Shotmaker have been given the all-clear to run in the Blue Diamond Stakes but will be re-examined ...
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Platinum Invador keeps Derby hopes alive

Platinum Invador keeps Derby hopes alive

Manawatu trainer Lisa Latta is launching a last-straw bid to qualify Platinum Invador for Saturday week's Group 1 New Zealand ...
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Melody Belle vying for fifth Group One

Melody Belle vying for fifth Group One

Te Akau’s darling, Melody Belle, is in search of her fourth Group One victory this season at Otaki on Saturday, ...
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Bookies backing Te Akau trifecta

Bookies backing Te Akau trifecta

Te Akau picked up the trifecta in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) last month and they are looking at repeating ...
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No RV release of evidence in bicarb case

Racing Victoria has formally refused to release evidence of its case against eight people charged with bicarb offences ...
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Some statistics on the Futurity Stakes

What you need to know about the Group One Futurity Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Waller looks for improved Shillelagh run

Waller looks for improved Shillelagh run

Trainer Chris Waller is hoping for an improved second-up showing from Shillelagh in the Futurity Stakes after the mare's unplaced ...
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Neutrality at Rosehill

Neutrality states case for Golden Slipper

Promising colt Neutrality has an opportunity to join Satin Slipper as a Golden Slipper chance for trainers Peter and Paul ...
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Blake Shinn

Blake Shinn appeals suspension

Blake Shinn has appealed the severity of a suspension which means he will miss the first two Group One meetings ...
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Kelly Doughty

Kelly Doughty wants rain for Flamboyer

Trainer Kelly Doughty is hoping predictions of heavy rain for Doomben are correct for her noted mudlark Flamboyer ...
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Oakleigh Plate

Facts and figures on the Oakleigh Plate

A look at the history and what the key players are saying about the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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Blue Diamond preview

Facts and figures on the Blue Diamond

A look at the history of the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon to have first start for Quinton

Talented filly Teaspoon is poised to have her first start for trainer Ron Quinton at Rosehill after a much-needed break ...
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Canberra betting tips & full form for Friday, February 23

Canberra betting tips & full form for Friday, February 23

THE ACT is hosting racing this Friday and an entertaining eight race card is on the agenda. Canberra knows how ...
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Lovani to make debut for new stable

Lovani to make debut for new stable

Lovani will have her first start for her new stable when she runs for trainer Brad Widdup in the Group ...
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Zoe White

Les Ross stays loyal to Zoe White

Trainer Les Ross has rejected several offers from senior jockeys to partner Miss Sara at Doomben and apprentice Zoe White ...
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Blue Diamond preview

Written By in line for Diamond success

Trainer Grahame Begg says Written By has blossomed as he attempts to keep his unbeaten record intact in the Group ...
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Ballarat

Synthetic track planned for Ballarat

Racing Victoria has announced a new synthetic track will be built at Ballarat to complement the all-weather track at Pakenham ...
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D'Argento to state claim for Guineas

D’Argento to state claim for Guineas

Chris Waller is confident D'Argento can protect his unbeaten record heading into the Randwick Guineas when the colt makes his ...
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Punters Preview Ipswich

Ipswich tips & full form for Friday, February 23

QUEENSLAND'S sole meet for Friday is at Ipswich as the venue puts on a strong seven race card. The working ...
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Four shots at third Oakleigh Plate victory

Four shots at third Oakleigh Plate victory

Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will saddle Booker, Flamberge, Rock 'N' Gold and Sword Of Light in one of Victoria's ...
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Rain could dampen Heathcote's plans

Rain could dampen Heathcote’s plans

Trainer Robert Heathcote hopes rain stays away so he can fully test Love and Rock It's potential in a three-year-old ...
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Godolphin with two Blue Diamond chances

Godolphin with two Blue Diamond chances

Encryption's sire and dam both won Group One races and the well-bred colt gets his first opportunity at the elite ...
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Beefeater

Brisbane beckons Awapuni stablemates

Beefeater and Lubaya have been short listed for the Queensland winter carnival. Trainer Roydon Bergerson is keen on a trip ...
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Warrnambool market movers for Thursday, February 22

Warrnambool market movers for Thursday, February 22

THE 'Bool is back this Thursday and we have gone through the entire twilight card. The punters have wagered across ...
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Endean Rose

Group One performer Endean Rose sold

Group One performer Endean Rose has been sold and won't contest Saturday's Listed Marks Ewen & Associates Kaimai Stakes (2000m) ...
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Scapolo

Jockey indebted to fellow rider for Group One chance

Samantha Wynne will have a fellow jockey to thank if she strikes the jackpot at Hastings on Saturday. She has ...
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Charity Glory

Charity Glory takes the Million Challenge, Ivictory’s most impressive

Charity Glory was crowned the Hong Kong Airlines Million Challenge victor at Happy Valley tonight, Wednesday, 21 February, but the ...
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Townsville firmers & drifters for Thursday, February 22

Townsville firmers & drifters for Thursday, February 22

QUEENSLAND racing is at Townsville this afternoon as the venue hosts seven races. The punters have made their moves ahead ...
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Classic Emperor

Leung eyes off Dubai World Cup night ride with Classic Emperor

Jockey Derek Leung sees Thursday night’s (22 February) District One Mediterranean (1600m, dirt) at Meydan as not only a chance ...
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Southern Legend

Legend has Rispoli upbeat despite a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup concern

Southern Legend is capable of making his mark in the Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse ...
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Slow Pace

Slow Pace can grab piece of history

Slow Pace will become only the fourth 10-year-old in 60 years to win a race in Brisbane if he is ...
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Wagga MM

Wagga market movers for Thursday, February 22

WAGGA returns this Thursday with an interesting seven race card. The punters have made their moves ahead of the opener ...
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Gosford market movers for Thursday, February 22

Gosford market movers for Thursday, February 22

GOSFORD returns this Thursday for an interesting eight race card. The rural NSW township has been targeted by the punters ...
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Winx ready for starring role again

Winx ready for starring role again

Winx will again be the star attraction when she lines up to defend the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick ...
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Eshtiraak shows Sires' Produce credentials

Eshtiraak shows Sires’ Produce credentials

The VRC Sires' Produce Stakes at Flemington is the immediate target for Eshtiraak following a hard-fought victory at Sandown ...
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Two-year-olds on show at Rosehill

Two-year-olds on show at Rosehill

Two-year-olds Albumin and Limbo Soul have stamped themselves as autumn carnival players with midweek wins at Rosehill ...
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Winx

Winx firms in Waller-dominated Chipping Norton Stakes field

CHRIS Waller-trained superstar Winx has been crunched even further in the betting market for the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes ...
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Night to star again after Eagle Farm win

Night to star again after Eagle Farm win

Stakes-placed Star Of Night has shown she is near her best two-year-old form with her win at Eagle Farm ...
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Black Heart Bart odds-on in G1 Futurity

Black Heart Bart odds-on in G1 Futurity

Multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart is unbeaten over 1400m at Caulfield and is odds-on favourite to keep his ...
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Rising Red earns a ticket for NZ Derby

Rising Red earns a ticket for NZ Derby

A win against older and more seasoned European stayers has convinced co-trainer Trent Busuttin to return home with Rising Red ...
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Jukebox on song for Group One Blue Diamond

Jukebox on song for Group One Blue Diamond

The Ciaron Maher-trained Jukebox is one of five horses taking an unbeaten record into the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes ...
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Oakleigh Plate tilt for Shakespearean Lass

Oakleigh Plate tilt for Shakespearean Lass

With a light weight and a favourable draw, Pat Carey is expecting long shot Shakespearean Lass to run a forward ...
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Brett Scott

Brett Scott confident that Myki can find its touch at Kilmore

HISTORY has shown that even the best New Zealand horses have struggled to make an instant impact once crossing the ...
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Yoho to defy breeding in 2000m race

Yoho to defy breeding in 2000m race

Trainer Kelso Wood is sure Yoho can defy his breeding and win over 2000 metres at Doomben ...
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Blondie in fine fettle ahead of Diamond

Blondie in fine fettle ahead of Diamond

Trainer Brendan McCarthy says missing a lead-up run on a hard track may prove beneficial to Blondie's Blue Diamond chances ...
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Jockey Luke Rolls suspended for six weeks

Jockey Luke Rolls suspended for six weeks

Gold Coast jockey Luke Rolls has been suspended for six weeks for his ride on American Diva at Eagle Farm ...
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Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley Friday night racing form and free tips, February 24

THE Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes is the highlight race this Friday night at Moonee Valley and it has attracted ...
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Capacity field for G1 Oakleigh Plate

Capacity field for G1 Oakleigh Plate

A field of 18 has been declared for the Group One Oakleigh Plate which includes star colt Extreme Choice and ...
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Field of nine for G1 Futurity Stakes

Field of nine for G1 Futurity Stakes

Black Heart Bart will have eight rivals when he bids to add to his Group One tally in the Futurity ...
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Winx draws barrier four in Chipping Norton

Winx draws barrier four in Chipping Norton

Winx has drawn barrier four and Hartnell will jump from 10 when the pair meet again in the Chipping Norton ...
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Stars remain for Flemington features

Stars remain for Flemington features

Numbers remain strong for the Australian Guineas, Newmarket Handicap and Australian Cup after first declarations ...
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Gold Cup favourite ruled out of Cheltenham

Gold Cup favourite ruled out of Cheltenham

Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack has been sidelined with a tendon injury ...
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