Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 24th February

This day 24th 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.


Bonny Lass

Richardson chasing hometown feature with Bonny Lass

Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall head to their local meeting on Saturday with talented yet unassuming filly Bonny ...
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Chokito

Surprise package for novice breeder

When Tracey Schroeder bought herself an ‘old plodder’ to ride and potter around with, she got a lot more than ...
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Sinarahma

Auckland Cup likely for Sinarahma

Allan Sharrock will be hoping it’s a case of like mother, like daughter, if Sinarahma lines-up in the Group 1 ...
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Star Missile

Options open for Star Missile’s next run

The Blamey Stakes and Shaftesbury Avenue Stakes are two of the options for Star Missile before he heads to the ...
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Fierce Impact

Fierce to make Chipping Norton impact

Dual Group One winner Fierce Impact will be out to force his way into the All-Star Mile with a good ...
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Catalyst

Catalyst ready to draw blood in Guineas

Trainer Clayton Chipperfield says Catalyst will be at his peak for the Australian Guineas and believes the weight scale and ...
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Ben Currie

Ben Currie to face District Court trial

Queensland trainer Ben Currie has been committed to stand trial on fraud allegations in the Toowoomba District Court ...
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Lance Noble

Noble savours special win

Vernazza’s victory in the Group 2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) was a special moment in the career ...
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Jason Kerr

Kerr surprised by Blue Diamond day pattern

Track manager Jason Kerr admits he was surprised by the way the Caulfield track played on Blue Diamond day ...
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Te Akau Shark

Shark opens favourite for Chipping Norton

New Zealander Te Akau Shark is favourite in first markets for the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick ...
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Gem of Scotland

Gem of Scotland heads to Doomben

Three-year-old filly Gem Of Scotland will miss a race at Toowoomba and resume at Doomben as she prepares for The ...
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Luke Currie

Luke Currie has surgery after Valley fall

Luke Currie has had surgery for an injury to his C7 vertebra suffered when he fell from a horse past ...
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Zoustyle

Zoustyle to resume in Maurice McCarten

Brisbane sprinter Zoustyle is likely to have one trial before resuming in the Maurice McCarten Stakes at Rosehill ...
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Golden Sixty wins Classic Cup in Hong Kong

Golden Sixty wins Classic Cup in Hong Kong

Golden Sixty has won the Hong Kong Classic Cup in his bid for a clean sweep of the four-year-old series ...
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Richard Johnson nearing racing return

Richard Johnson nearing racing return

Champion British jumps jockey Richard Johnson is nearing a return to riding after being out of action with a broken ...
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Two for Kim Waugh in Provincial C'ship

Two for Kim Waugh in Provincial C’ship

Trainer Kim Waugh has two horses qualified for the Provincial Championship final after Safada beat Spring Charlie at Hawkesbury ...
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Winx primed for fourth Chipping Norton

Winx primed for fourth Chipping Norton

Trainer Chris Waller has no reason to think Winx will falter in her bid for a fourth Chipping Norton Stakes ...
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Newmarket option for Santa Ana Lane return

Newmarket option for Santa Ana Lane return

Multiple Group One winner Santa Ana Lane could make his return in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington, the scene of ...
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Another Boom filly to make debut

Another Boom filly to make debut

Impressive barrier trial winner Sugar Boom is ready to make her debut at Doomben but trainer Tony Golland has yet ...
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Fiesta to keep winning feeling in Surround

Fiesta to keep winning feeling in Surround

Fiesta will have her second attempt at Group One level in the Surround Stakes trying to go one better than ...
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Lindsay Park with three Guineas chances

Lindsay Park with three Guineas chances

Amphitrite, Hawkshot and Long Leaf will represent Lindsay Park in the Group One Australian Guineas at Flemington ...
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Horses sent to Asia from Toowoomba

Horses sent to Asia from Toowoomba

Queensland's Grandview Stud has opened a new pathway from Toowoomba Airport to send horses to Asia after quarantine ...
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Allan Reardon to inspect Ipswich track

Allan Reardon to inspect Ipswich track

Racing Queensland's official track walker Allan Reardon will inspect the Ipswich track before the rescheduled meeting after a controversial cancellation ...
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Stallion Sebring dies of heart attack

Stallion Sebring dies of heart attack

Leading stallion Sebring, winner of the 2008 Golden Slipper, has died aged 13 of a heart attack at Widden Stud ...
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Gailo Chop wins Peter Young Stakes

Gailo Chop wins Peter Young Stakes

Seven-year-old Gailo Chop has stamped himself as the horse to beat in the Australian Cup with a dominant win in ...
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Danny Williams with two C'ship runners

Danny Williams with two C’ship runners

Local trainer Danny Williams has dominated the finish of the Country Championship heat at Goulburn, with Kopi Luwak and Pumpkin ...
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Russian Revolution wins Oakleigh Plate

Russian Revolution wins Oakleigh Plate

Russian Revolution has racked up his second Group One win in a tight finish to the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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Winning the Blue Diamond a family affair

Winning the Blue Diamond a family affair

Two racing families have combined to win the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes ...
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Perizada aims higher after Rosehill win

Perizada aims higher after Rosehill win

Canberra-based mare Perizada is chasing more group-level success after making a victorious trip to Rosehill for co-trainers Ron Weston and ...
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Kementari wins Hobartville battle

Kementari wins Hobartville battle

Godolphin colt Kementari has lived up to his billing in the Hobartville Stakes on his way to the Randwick Guineas ...
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Written By dominant in G1 Blue Diamond

Written By dominant in G1 Blue Diamond

Written By, trained by Grahame Begg and ridden by Jordan Childs, has remained unbeaten with a dominant win in the ...
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Daysee Doom in narrow Millie Fox win

Daysee Doom in narrow Millie Fox win

Daysee Doom has prevailed in a close finish to the Group Two Millie Fox Stakes to give trainer Ron Quinton ...
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I Am Excited wins the Spark Of Life Handicap at Rosehill

Winning Rosehill comeback for I Am Excited

Sprint specialist I Am Excited opened her latest campaign in style with a impressive late burst propelling the filly to ...
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Silent Sedition

Silent Sedition wins second Mannerism

The addition of blinkers to Silent Sedition have proven a good move after the mare raced to a dominant win ...
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More Energy

More Energy claims Parramatta Cup

A friendly barrier draw has set the foundation for Jason Coyle-trained gelding More Energy to nab the Listed Parramatta Cup ...
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Brave Smash

Japanese imports go one-two in Futurity

Japanese imports Brave Smash and Tosen Stardom have given trainer Darren Weir the quinella in the Group One Futurity Stakes ...
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Written By storms home to win Blue Diamond

Written By storms home to win Blue Diamond

Written By has stormed home to win the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Brave Smash wins Futurity at Caulfield

Brave Smash wins Futurity at Caulfield

Trainer Darren Weir has scored the quinella at Caulfield, with favourite Brave Smash beating Tosen Stardom by half a length ...
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Show The World headed towards third Group 1 Auckland Cup

Show The World headed towards third Group 1 Auckland Cup

Show the World has earned another chance to emulate his dam Bazelle, whose two Group One wins featured a 2005 ...
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Sunlight has hard-fought win over Estijaab

Sunlight has hard-fought win over Estijaab

Magic Millions winner Sunlight has continued to show her class with a hard-fought win over Estijaab in the Group Two ...
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NZ Group 1 winner Devise

Devise breaks through for first group 1 in Haunui Farm WFA Classic

Good things come to those who wait as the connections of Devise found at Hastings on Saturday. A multiple black ...
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Summer Sham goes all the way at Caulfield

Summer Sham goes all the way at Caulfield

After a quick beginning, Summer Sham didn't give her rivals a look in with a strong all-the-way win in the ...
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Hawkes Racing quinella in Zeditave Stakes

Hawkes Racing quinella in Zeditave Stakes

Overshare has claimed the second stakes race win of his career, beating stablemate Wild Heart in the Group Three Zeditave ...
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Cellarman's stamina shows in Rosehill win

Cellarman’s stamina shows in Rosehill win

Tireless Chris Waller-trained gelding Cellarman has ticked off the sixth win of this preparation with a dominant run at Rosehill ...
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Spanish Whisper wins 2018 Group 2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes

Spanish Whisper wins 2018 Group 2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes

Peter and Dawn Williams will please rival trainers if they play the waiting game with Spanish Whisper. The husband and ...
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Valiant Spirit lands city win at Caulfield

Valiant Spirit lands city win at Caulfield

Trainer Daniel Williams has landed his maiden city victory, with Valiant Spirit leading throughout in the Autumn Classic at Caulfield ...
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Homesman makes winning Australian debut

Homesman makes winning Australian debut

The imported Homesman could have earned a crack at the Australian Cup with a narrow win in his Australian debut ...
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Sandbar acquaints himself with Rosehill

Sandbar acquaints himself with Rosehill

Golden Slipper candidate and unbeaten colt Sandbar has had a race-day gallop before his next assignment in the Skyline Stakes ...
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Northam coy on Try A Lil Harder step up

Northam coy on Try A Lil Harder step up

Try A Lil Harder has won at Rosehill but trainer Rod Northam isn't yet convinced she can step up in ...
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Cote D'Or resumes with a win ahead of G1 conquest

Cote D’Or resumes with a win ahead of G1 conquest

SMART mare Cote D’Or opened her Group One campaign in perfect fashion on Saturday. The highly-regarded five-year-old successfully resumed at ...
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Launceston tips & full form for Sunday, February 25

Launceston tips & full form for Sunday, February 25

IT is the Group 3 Vamos Stakes (1400m) Day at Launceston on Sunday and an interesting card of racing awaits ...
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Oppie Bosson

Bosson’s Sword Of Osman call dead on the money

JOCKEY Opie Bosson’s judgment was again emphasised at Matamata where Sword Of Osman distanced his rivals. Te Akau’s stable jockey ...
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Hugh Bowman after winning Champions & Chater Cup on Werther

John Moore hoping for a Werther to deliver his hat trick

Werther will attempt to give trainer John Moore a rare hat-trick in Sunday’s (25 February) Group 1 Hong Kong Gold ...
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Morphettville market movers for Saturday, February 24

Morphettville market movers for Saturday, February 24

SOUTH Australian racing is at Morphettville this Saturday and the punters have made their moves at the event. The premier ...
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Rosehill market movers for Saturday, February 24

Rosehill market movers for Saturday, February 24

SYDNEY hosts a huge race-card today as Rosehill gears up for a big autumn of racing. The punters have made ...
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Say No More winning at Sharjah

Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy to finish season with bang

Saturday is not only the sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season, but also the best. It features both ...
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Caulfield market movers for Saturday, February 24

Caulfield market movers for Saturday, February 24

IT is Blue Diamond Stakes Day and the punters have rallied around the Caulfield card. There's nine races to get ...
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Snitz

Options for Snitz after wash-out

Trainer Matt Dunn has several options for three-year-old Snitz who has missed a vital run at Doomben ...
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Fifty Fifty Hong Kong 2018

Teetan: Fifty Fifty has more to give in Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup

Fifty Fifty stepped up to the plate last time with a debut Group 1 performance packed full of merit and ...
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Pakistan Star returns to action

Pakistan Star, Time Warp in shape ahead of Hong Kong Gold Cup

Pakistan Star is behaving like a model athlete these days, but despite the once recalcitrant galloper’s apparent reformation, stablemate Time ...
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Native Soldier

Two scratchings from Blue Diamond

Ollivander has failed a veterinary test and been scratched from the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes along with Native Soldier ...
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Rain Clouds

Doomben meeting called off after 135mm

The Doomben race meeting has been called off after 135mm of rain soaked the track ...
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Lazarus

Mark Purdon confident Lazarus can rise in the 2017 Miracle Mile

BOOM pacer Lazarus will be aiming to become the first horse to win the Miracle Mile from outside barrier five ...
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Turn Me Loose wins the Emirates Stakes at Flemington

Turn Me Loose aims for second Futurity win

New Zealander Turn Me Loose will be striving to win the Futurity Stakes for the second straight year when he ...
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Menari to miss Skyline Stakes

Menari to miss Skyline Stakes

Pre-race favourite Menari has been scratched from the Skyline Stakes after cutting his top lip ...
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Jukebox scratched from Blue Diamond

Jukebox scratched from Blue Diamond

Leading Blue Diamond contender Jukebox has been scratched following an inspection by three vets ahead of the race at Caulfield ...
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Clarry Conners eyeing another Slipper

Clarry Conners eyeing another Slipper

Four-time Golden Slipper winning trainer Clarry Conners is looking to qualify Torvill for the race via the Sweet Embrace Stakes ...
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Attention to take on older horses in G1

Attention to take on older horses in G1

Three-year-old colt Attention is in line to contest Group One races on two consecutive weekends, starting with the weight-for-age Futurity ...
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Sprint outsider not making up the numbers

Sprint outsider not making up the numbers

Ready Sunshine may be the $201 outsider in the Oakleigh Plate but trainer Ryan Balfour says the gelding is not ...
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Lady Jetsetter back to Doomben

Lady Jetsetter back to Doomben

A long wait to get the right race for Lady Jetsetter could finally pay dividends for trainer Liam Birchley at ...
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Caulfield outing to help Abbey Marie

Caulfield outing to help Abbey Marie

Trainer Mick Kent says Abbey Marie still has a bit of a tummy on her and will benefit from her ...
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Winx the star of the show on the track

Winx the star of the show on the track

Winx is the centre of attention on the racetrack but at home she likes to be left alone ...
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Menari

Golden Slipper hope Menari scratched from Skyline Stakes

MENARI will have to wait another week to book his Golden Slipper spot after he was scratched from this Saturday's ...
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Snowdens after another Blue Diamond

Snowdens after another Blue Diamond

Peter Snowden will be chasing a fourth Blue Diamond win as a trainer, and second in partnership with his son ...
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Tally ticking along well for Peter Young

Tally ticking along well for Peter Young

After a pleasing first-up placing over 1600m at Caulfield, Godolphin-owned gelding Tally steps up to 1800m and weight-for-age in the ...
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Amanda Elliott elected Chair of VRC

Amanda Elliott elected Chair of VRC

After assuming the role of acting chair of the VRC following the departure of Michael Burn, Amanda Elliott has been ...
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Star jockeys to compete in Blue Diamond

Star jockeys to compete in Blue Diamond

This year's Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield will feature two star overseas jockeys, Joao Moreira and Ryan Moore ...
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Lindsay Park tackle Oakleigh Plate head on

Lindsay Park tackle Oakleigh Plate head on

The Lindsay Park stable has the Group One bases covered including three runners in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield ...
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John Thompson two-handed in Guy Walter

John Thompson two-handed in Guy Walter

First Seal and Zanbagh represent the John Thompson stable in the Guy Walter Stakes at Randwick ...
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Queensland chief harness steward fired

Queensland chief harness steward fired

Queensland's chief harness racing steward David Farquharson has been dismissed after an investigation into a complaint ...
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Robbie Fradd to boost Sentimental Prince

Robbie Fradd to boost Sentimental Prince

Trainer Tony Gollan believes Sentimental Prince will return to form at Doomben where he will be reunited with jockey Robbie ...
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Able Friend

Moore bullish about Able Friend in Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup

JOHN Moore is never shy when it comes to showing confidence in his runners, but the Hong Kong-based horseman is ...
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Lasqueti Spirit

Lasqueti Spirit continues preparation towards Australian Oaks

IT can be easy to overlook the subplots of Saturday's Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes with protagonist Winx stealing most ...
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Cogliere

The Championships beckons for Marc Quinn-trained colt Cogliere

THE Country Championships qualifiers head to Taree this Sunday as some of the best country runners in the land strive for ...
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Jukebox in doubt for Blue Diamond

Jukebox in doubt for Blue Diamond

Leading Blue Diamond contender Jukebox will undergo a second vet check ahead of the race with vets unhappy with the ...
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Old friends combine with Tyzone at Doomben

Old friends combine with Tyzone at Doomben

Trainer Lawrie Mayfield Smith has high hopes for new stable acquisition Tyzone at Doomben ...
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Capitalist to stand for $55,000

Capitalist to stand for $55,000

Newgate Farm has announced Golden Slipper winner Capitalist will stand his first season at stud for a service fee of ...
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NSW racing news

Impressive campaign earns Profiler a shot at Championships

BALLINA galloper Profiler has put his name forward for the NSW Country Championships with an impressive win at the Gold ...
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NSW racing news

Snowden lines up Daisy’s Joy for Australian Oaks bid

PETER Snowden has named Daisy's Joy as his preferred ATC Australian Oaks filly after the trainer rated the John Singleton-owned ...
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Revolving Door connections stoked despite missing Blue Diamond

Revolving Door connections stoked despite missing Blue Diamond

Connections of Revolving Door have earned some compensation for missing a start in the Blue Diamond Stakes with a Sandown ...
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NSW racing news

James McDonald sticks with Hartnell in Chipping Norton

Hartnell makes his return against Australia's best racehorse on Saturday at Randwick after an indifferent spring campaign and McDonald will ...
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Stephen Baster to ride at 50kg in the Oakleigh Plate

Stephen Baster to ride at 50kg in the Oakleigh Plate

It has been six years since a three-year-old has won the Oakleigh Plate but bookmakers expect the age group's drought ...
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Nigel Blackiston could take Sauvito overseas after Australian Cup

Nigel Blackiston could take Sauvito overseas after Australian Cup

An international campaign could be on the agenda for Suavito after she runs in the Australian Cup. Trainer Nigel Blackiston ...
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Queensland news

Tony Gollan still high on Social Conquest following tight win

TRAINER Tony Gollan is adamant two-year-old Social Conquest has a bright future despite his narrow debut win at the Gold ...
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NSW racing news

Winx and Mongolian Khan headline stellar Randwick field

SYDNEY'S first group 1 race of the year has attracted a field of 12, headlined by the reigning Cox Plate ...
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Queensland news

Right or Wrong to face litmus test in Listed Members’ Cup

The winter carnival path for promising galloper Right Or Wrong should become clearer after he tackles the Listed Tattersall's Members' ...
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Barrier draw for Blue Diamond a blessing for some, not for others

Barrier draw for Blue Diamond a blessing for some, not for others

A lot can hinge on the barrier draw for a big race. While Mick Price has two of the leading ...
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Queensland news

Too Good To Refuse out of Sydney autumn carnival

Smart three-year-old Too Good To Refuse is out of the Sydney autumn carnival and will instead be targeted at Brisbane's ...
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Flemington

Arctic Fire withdrawn from Champion Hurdle after injury scare

ARCTIC Fire has been ruled out of the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival because of injury in a second ...
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Vic racing

Punters come for the fillies in Blue Diamond Stakes markets

THE favourites are on the drift as two well-credentialled fillies firm in betting for the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Extreme Choice

Favourites drift in betting after drawing poorly in Blue Diamond

THE all-important Blue Diamond barrier draw took place at Caulfield on Tuesday afternoon and the betting market has seen a ...
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