Horse Racing History: Today in Racing 8th April

This day 8th April 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.


Golden Sixty

FWD Champions Day has top-class contenders in three exciting races

FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, 25 April will bring together the very best of Hong Kong’s ...
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Freedmans hunting another Group 1 with Tiger

Freedmans hunting another Group 1 with Tiger

The Freedmans are hoping the decision to bypass the Golden Slipper with Tiger Of Malay pays dividends when he lines ...
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Eduardo

Eduardo in the zone ahead of Group 1 clash

A first-up win over Nature Strip in track record time has left Eduardo’s trainer Joe Pride in no doubt his ...
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Cheerful Legend

Sadler has confidence in Cheerful Legend

In form John Sadler again has strong representation with Cheerful Legend, South Parade and Mozzie Monster all lining up at ...
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Vegas Knight

Keen Vegas Knight chasing another Caulfield victory

There won’t be any holding back Vegas Knight when he runs in The Promenade By Geoff Lindsay of Lamaro’s Hotel ...
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Avantage

Richards savouring record-breaking season

Reflecting on what has already become one of the most dominant seasons from a New Zealand stable, champion trainer Jamie ...
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Rockhampton racing news

Rockhampton betting tips & quaddie picks | Friday, April 9

See all the top tips, value bets, quadrella picks and best odds available for the Rockhampton races on Friday, April ...
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Liqueuro

Stamina the name of the game for Liqueuro

Cranbourne trainer Cindy Alderson will have two runners represent the stable in the Listed Galilee Series Final at Caulfield ...
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Alysha Collett

Sargent filly out to Land Oaks berth

Connections of Oaks hopeful Land Ahoy have put their faith in Alysha Collett to partner the filly in her first ...
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Ascot horse racing tips for April 17, 2021

Ascot racing tips, best bets & quaddie picks | WA Preview 10/4

What Ascot Races - Western Australian Derby Day Races Where Ascot Turf Club - 71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot WA 6104 ...
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Elusive Derby win in sight for Waterhouse and Bott

Elusive Derby win in sight for Waterhouse and Bott

Tulloch Lodge is putting its faith in an inexperienced three-year-old to deliver Gai Waterhouse an overdue victory in one of ...
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The Gift

Burgeoning rivalry set to continue at Riccarton

The Gift will renew her burgeoning rivalry with Showemhowitsdone at Riccarton on Saturday in the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1600m) ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | April 8, 2021

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 8, 2021

Today's racing around the country sees six horse racing meetings being held on Thursday afternoon, as we push to another ...
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2021 Doncaster Mile runner-by-runner betting guide | April 10/21

2021 Doncaster Mile runner-by-runner betting guide | April 10/21

Horsebetting.com.au brings you the form guide and runner-by-runner betting tips for the 2021 Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick on Saturday, ...
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Bint El Bed

Cranbourne betting preview, tips & top odds | Friday, April 9

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for Friday's Cranbourne races, including all the tips for the day, quadrella picks and ...
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Punt Drunk: Buyers keep splashing the cash at Easter sales

Punt Drunk: Buyers keep splashing the cash at Easter sales

Punt Drunk brings you today's best bets and top racing stories, including Arcadia Queen's retirement and the latest from the ...
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Muswellbrook tips, quaddie picks & top odds | Friday, April 9

Muswellbrook tips, quaddie picks & top odds | Friday, April 9

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the betting preview for the Muswellbrook races on Friday, April 9th. See all the tips, top odds ...
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First Seal

First Seal’s yearling fetches $1.8 million

Coolmore has paid $1.8 million for the first foal out of champion filly First Seal at the Australian Easter Yearling ...
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Flit

Flit to bounce back in Arrowfield Sprint

After finishing unplaced at her past two starts this autumn, Group One-winning filly Flit will be out to bounce back ...
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Cobalt bans for father-daughter trainers

Cobalt bans for father-daughter trainers

Stawell-based trainers Terry and Karina O'Sullivan have had their disqualification terms increased by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ...
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Mark Newnham

Newnham chases elusive Oaks with Quintessa

Trainer Mark Newnham is hoping for a case of third time lucky when he backs up Quintessa in the Group ...
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Gallic Chieftain

Gallic Chieftain in another Sydney Cup bid

The Archie Alexander-trained Gallic Chieftain is set for his second Sydney Cup attempt after finishing sixth in the Group One ...
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Secret Blaze

Fresh Secret Blaze aims up at Easter Cup

Co-trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy have Secret Blaze aimed at the Easter Cup at Caulfield before a potential rise in ...
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Rui Severino

Ex-pat safe in Chinese racing bubble

Racehorse trainer Rui Severino has been aware of the threat of Covid-19 for longer than most. The worldly horseman has ...
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Melody Belle

NZ stablemates primed for Queen Elizabeth

Only two trainers will be represented by more than one runner in the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Jamie ...
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Seabrook

Seabrook chasing stakes race at Caulfield

Seabrook will attempt to break a two-year winless streak when she runs in the Group Three Elvis Thurgood 40th Anniversary ...
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Rain puts paid to Sunshine Coast meeting

Rain puts paid to Sunshine Coast meeting

The Sunshine Coast race meeting has been called off after two races because of rain ...
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Positive Peace

In-form Positive Peace earns Group 1 tilt

Having pieced together five straight wins, in-form mare Positive Peace will be out to continue her rise when she runs ...
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Tambo's Mate

Tambo’s Mate resumes but future uncertain

Promising Tambo's Mate resumes at Doomben but his future after that is clouded until a decision on a feature race ...
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Distance increase a tonic for Doctor Jack

Distance increase a tonic for Doctor Jack

Promising colt Doctor Jack is set to give veteran trainer Harold Norman a sentimental win at the Gold Coast ...
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This Is Class

This Is Class aims to keep on rising in Happy Valley feature

This Is Class will attempt to prove he is well-named when he shoots for a hat-trick of wins in today's ...
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Etah James

Etah James thriving ahead of Sydney Cup

Kiwi mare Etah James is in fine fettle heading into Saturday’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) and has thrived since ...
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Opie Bosson

Bosson making hay while Sydney sun shines

Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson is making the most of his opportunities and fresh from landing the Group 1 Australian Derby ...
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Anthony Van Dyck

Major UK meetings fall victim to virus

Two major UK racing meetings, including the Derby festival at Epsom in June, have been postponed because of the coronavirus ...
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Sunlight to head to Adelaide Group 1 race

Sunlight to head to Adelaide Group 1 race

After her third in the TJ Smith Stakes in Sydney, multiple Group One-winning filly Sunlight is set to press on ...
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Secret Blaze on a path towards SA Derby

Secret Blaze on a path towards SA Derby

Secret Blaze will be out to press his claims for the South Australian Derby when he steps up to 2400m ...
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O’Brien happy heading straight to Guineas with Ten Sovereigns

O’Brien happy heading straight to Guineas with Ten Sovereigns

Ten Sovereigns will spearhead what trainer Aidan O’Brien believes is another formidable squad for the new Flat season. O’Brien opened ...
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Tacitus too tough despite rough trip in Wood

Tacitus too tough despite rough trip in Wood

If 5-2 favorite Tacitus had lost Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2), he could have pointed to a rough passage in ...
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Moroney hoping to have three Cup runners

Moroney hoping to have three Cup runners

Mike Moroney has Sound and Vengeur Masque set for the Sydney Cup and hopes Adelaide Cup runner-up Top Of The ...
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Countdown to Winx's swan song begins

Countdown to Winx’s swan song begins

A mural of Winx has been unveiled in the centre of Sydney as the countdown to her final race intensifies ...
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Miss Siska in Sydney in hope of G1 start

Miss Siska in Sydney in hope of G1 start

The Grahame Begg-trained Miss Siska has arrived in Sydney with connections hoping the mare secures a start in the Group ...
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Inglis calls for Everest slot holder

Inglis calls for Everest slot holder

Auction house Inglis has called for expressions of interest in its slot for the $14 million Everest ...
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Betting charge for jockey Nick Souquet

Betting charge for jockey Nick Souquet

Racing Victoria stewards have charged Nick Souquet with placing 10 bets on thoroughbred racing, none of which were in races ...
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Cannyescent to run at Eagle Farm

Cannyescent to run at Eagle Farm

Trainer Desleigh Forster is sure she has made the right decision by missing the Weetwood Handicap to run Cannyescent at ...
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Luvaluva on track for Brisbane

Luvaluva on track for Brisbane

John Sargent didn’t get the perfect result with Luvaluva at Te Aroha on Saturday, but the fleeting trip to New ...
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Rattan spoils the big two’s Sprint Cup party

Rattan spoils the big two’s Sprint Cup party

Rattan shocked two Group 1 winners in Mr Stunning and Beat The Clock to score an unexpected victory in the ...
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Normal brilliance for Beauty Generation in G2 Chairman’s Trophy cruise

Normal brilliance for Beauty Generation in G2 Chairman’s Trophy cruise

Normality reigned in the Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin this afternoon but there was nothing mundane about ...
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Imelda Mary’s mission to boost spending money

Imelda Mary’s mission to boost spending money

Wayne Hillis will be looking to pick up a bit more holiday money when he heads to Sydney on Tuesday ...
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First Hong Kong win for Alfred Chan

First Hong Kong win for Alfred Chan

Alfred Chan grabbed his first Hong Kong win today, Sunday, 7 April, when the Manfred Man-trained Care Free Prince landed ...
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Winx and Bowman ready for Queen Elizabeth

Winx and Bowman ready for Queen Elizabeth

All eyes will be on Winx as she attempts to win her 18th Group One race in the Queen Elizabeth ...
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Bonneval

Savvy Coup an Oaks chance for Pitman

Trainer Michael Pitman will make his first trip to Australia in several years after identifying Savvy Coup as an Australian ...
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Liam Birchley

Another feature win for Liam Birchley

Liam Birchley has won the $100,000 Capricornia Two-Year-Old Stakes at Rockhampton with Wicked Ways as he prepares to fight charges ...
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Spieth getting ready for race return

Spieth getting ready for race return

Spieth is closing in on his first start for the Lindsay Park stable while Vega Magic is on target to ...
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The Everest an option for Happy Clapper

The Everest an option for Happy Clapper

Trainer Pat Webster and owner Michael Thomas are keen to target the $13 million Everest with Doncaster Mile winner Happy ...
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Group One Goodwood on radar for Ashlor

Group One Goodwood on radar for Ashlor

Trainer Dan McCarthy is keen to target the Group One Goodwood with Ashlor whose victory at Bendigo has taken his ...
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Ben Currie

Inquiry into Ben Currie-trained horses

An inquiry into activities at trainer Ben Currie's stable before the Toowoomba meeting will be held after material taken by ...
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Pitman enjoying build-up to Australian Oaks challenge

Pitman enjoying build-up to Australian Oaks challenge

Australian Oaks candidate Savvy Coup isn’t the only one thriving in the Sydney heat in the build-up to her Group ...
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Rae happy to be proven wrong with Respin

Rae happy to be proven wrong with Respin

Local trainer Terri Rae was quietly cursing her bad luck at Riccarton on Saturday afternoon when she received a pleasant ...
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Highlad takes out Te Aroha Cup Enigmatic stayer

Highlad takes out Te Aroha Cup Enigmatic stayer

Highlad returned to winning form on Saturday with a heart-stopping victory in the J. Swap Te Aroha Cup (2200m). Co-trainer ...
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Spratt magic works a charm for promising stayer

Spratt magic works a charm for promising stayer

A copybook display from rider Sam Spratt paved the way for promising stayer Blue Breeze to notch his second career ...
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Local filly opens the day with a win at Pukekohe

Local filly opens the day with a win at Pukekohe

Local filly Kailani Sunset sprang a minor upset when she led all the way to take out the Haunui Farm ...
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Yulong Warrior

Moonlight Dash delivers in Dubai International Cup

The 5th Chengdu Dubai International Cup meeting featured a competitive and thrilling day of racing at Jinma Lake Racecourse, a ...
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Beauty Only turns back the clock in Chairman’s Trophy

Beauty Only turns back the clock in Chairman’s Trophy

Beauty Only revisited past glories at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon (Sunday, 8 April), returning to form with a rattling ...
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First stakes success for Beat The Clock in Sprint Cup

First stakes success for Beat The Clock in Sprint Cup

Jockey Joao Moreira declared that Beat The Clock was potentially “the best sprinter” in Hong Kong after the galloper scored ...
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Clipperton and Moore click in Beijing Clubhouse Anniversary Cup

Clipperton and Moore click in Beijing Clubhouse Anniversary Cup

Solar Patch (123lb) took the Class 3 Beijing Clubhouse Anniversary Cup Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon, as ...
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Popular bush NSW rider dies in race fall

Popular bush NSW rider dies in race fall

Northern NSW jockey Darren Jones has died after a three-horse fall at a country meeting at Warialda ...
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Brown, Zahra incur Randwick riding bans

Brown, Zahra incur Randwick riding bans

Jockey Corey Brown has been suspended for excessive whip use in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes while Mark Zahra has also ...
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Record crowd fills Randwick for queen Winx

Record crowd fills Randwick for queen Winx

A record number of racegoers at Randwick have cheered on their champion Winx for her 17th consecutive win ...
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Secret Agenda opens up in Sapphire Stakes

Secret Agenda opens up in Sapphire Stakes

The Mick Price-trained Secret Agenda has won the Group Two Sapphire Stakes, the final race on the second day of ...
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Hugh Bowman leading rider at Championships

Hugh Bowman leading rider at Championships

Hugh Bowman has won the Nathan Berry medal at The Championships at Randwick for the third time ...
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Foxplay

Foxplay flashes home late to win the Queen Of The Turf

Chris Waller trained his second straight group one win on day two of The Championships after Foxplay forged to the ...
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Winx co-owner marvels at super racemare

Winx co-owner marvels at super racemare

Richard Treweeke has defied vertigo to watch the legendary Winx continue her winning ways in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ...
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Foxplay claims Group One Coolmore Legacy

Foxplay claims Group One Coolmore Legacy

The Chris Waller-trained Foxplay has produced a late surge to win the $1 million Coolmore Legacy Stakes ...
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Gr 1 Sydney Cup abandoned after race fall

Gr 1 Sydney Cup abandoned after race fall

The Sydney Cup has been declared a no-race after two horses fell in the 3200m event ...
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Storm puts paid to Caulfield race meeting

Storm puts paid to Caulfield race meeting

The final three races at Caulfield have abandoned because of storms and poor light ...
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Weetwood finish ends in historic dead-heat

Weetwood finish ends in historic dead-heat

The Weetwood Handicap has ended in the first dead-heat in its 120-year history after Jumbo Prince and Col 'N' Lil ...
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Racing fashion impresses industry greats

Racing fashion impresses industry greats

Vogue Australia's Edwina McCann, designers Ginger & Smart and milliner Nerida Winter have chosen their favourite looks from The Championships ...
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Relaxed Lycurges takes out Galilee final

Relaxed Lycurges takes out Galilee final

Improved racing manners have allowed Lycurges to take a step up in distance and record a strong stakes race win ...
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Byrne equals Toowoomba Cup riding record

Byrne equals Toowoomba Cup riding record

Jim Byrne has equalled the number of wins for a jockey in the Toowoomba Cup with his fourth victory ...
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Winx wins the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Winx wins the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Winx has underlined her greatness with an effortless win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, her 17th victory in ...
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Randwick Championships

Sydney Cup called off mid-race after Almoonqith incident

THE 2017 Sydney Cup has been called off mid-race after Almoonqith broke down only the rail in the straight. This ...
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Dreams Aplenty claims Toowoomba Guineas

Dreams Aplenty claims Toowoomba Guineas

Dreams Aplenty has shown he will be a genuine winter carnival hopeful with a brave win in the Toowoomba Guineas ...
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Winx

Winx whacks its Queen Elizabeth rivals to make it 17 in a row

SUPERSTAR mare Winx took out the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes in consummate ease to take its career earnings in ...
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Bonneval superior in the Australian Oaks

Bonneval superior in the Australian Oaks

New Zealand filly Bonneval has confirmed her staying prowess with a runaway win in the ATC Australian Oaks at Randwick ...
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Cousins back in form with Caulfield double

Cousins back in form with Caulfield double

Sword Of Light and Crystal Dreamer have provided trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra with a welcome change of fortune ...
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Swift turnaround pays dividends for Derryn

Swift turnaround pays dividends for Derryn

Promising colt Derryn has bounced back from an unplaced run in the TJ Smith Stakes to snare the $600,000 Arrowfield ...
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Bonneval

Kiwis claim another age-group title with Bonneval in Oaks

THE Kiwis put the writing on the wall when taking out the Australian Derby with Jon Snow last Saturday and ...
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Derryn

Derryn flies to the line to take out Arrowfield Stakes

THE Hayes and Daberning-trained Derryn has made it two wins from three starts this preparation in Sydney after taking out ...
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Provincial Final win a thrill for Courtney

Provincial Final win a thrill for Courtney

Maryore has stormed home from the tail of the field to give Canberra trainer Philip Courtney his biggest win in ...
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Cantbuybetter in change of luck for Currie

Cantbuybetter in change of luck for Currie

Trainer Ben Currie's luck has changed dramatically in the space of 40 minutes after Cantbuybetter won at Toowoomba ...
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Maryore

Maryore smashes rivals in Provincial Championships Final

THE Provincial Championships Final went to Canberra as Maryore gave its rivals a galloping lesson for trainer Philip Courtney. The ...
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Emotional Randwick win for John Messara

Emotional Randwick win for John Messara

Juvenile filly Shoals has maintained her unbeaten record with an emotional win for her co-owner John Messara in the Group ...
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Kobayashi records impressive Caulfield win

Kobayashi records impressive Caulfield win

Some of the owners of Group One winner Montoya's Secret have celebrated the win of Kobayashi at Caulfield ...
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Generalissimo outmanoeuvres Classic rivals

Generalissimo outmanoeuvres Classic rivals

Generalissimo has found his best form to claim the $150,000 South Pacific Classic for three-year-olds at Randwick ...
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Shoals

Shoals remains unbeaten after head-bobbing Percy Sykes Stakes win

THE amount of betting support on Shoals was telling as the talented filly scored a head-bobbing win in the Group ...
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Noble Hussler upsets Toowoomba 2YO plunge

Noble Hussler upsets Toowoomba 2YO plunge

In a finish dominated by outsiders, Noble Hussler has upset a big betting move on Girl In A Million at ...
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Generalissimo

Generalissimo salutes in the South Pacific Classic

BLAKE Shinn has got on the board early on day two of The Championships after the star jockey piloted Generalissimo ...
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Whispered Secret wins Fernhill Handicap

Whispered Secret wins Fernhill Handicap

A year after winning the Fernhill Handicap with Prized Icon, trainer James Cummings has won the 1600m juvenile race again ...
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Whispered Secret

Plenty of noise for promising filly Whispered Secret

THE James Cummings-trained Whispered Secret has taken out the Fernhill Handicap on day two of The Championships under a confident ...
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NSW racing news

Derby form a boost for Valley Girl camp

Trainer Donna Logan is looking at the New Zealand Derby form as a guide to Valley Girl's prospects in the ...
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NSW racing news

Greg Rudolph the new boss at Hawkesbury

Experienced Racing NSW steward Greg Rudolph will take over as chief executive of the Hawkesbury Race Club ...
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NSW racing news

Derby form a boost for Valley Girl camp

Trainer Donna Logan is looking at the New Zealand Derby form as a guide to Valley Girl's prospects in the ...
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NSW racing news

Like A Carousel going round again in Cup

Ken Keys doesn't think the Sydney Cup is much different from a year ago when outsider Like A Carousel did ...
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NSW racing news

Rain key to Azkadellia’s bid to be Queen

Trainer Ciaron Maher says any further rain in Sydney will boost Azkadellia's chances of winning the Queen of the Turf ...
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Queensland news

Birchley wary as Blueberry Hill resumes

Blueberry Hill is the class runner of her race at Doomben, but trainer Liam Birchley is mindful the filly is ...
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NSW racing news

Distance test for Happy Clapper in Gr 1 QE

Pat Webster is keen to see what Happy Clapper can do over 2000m but admits he picked a tough race ...
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Vic racing

Regan Bayliss in strong Lindsay Park book

Apprentice Regan Bayliss is looking forward to riding former WA sprinter Sheidel at Sandown, one of five rides for his ...
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Queensland news

Perfect Dare to add to Dunn’s winning week

The Matthew Dunn-trained Perfect Dare is ready to make a first-up impression at Doomben after a Gold Coast barrier win ...
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Queensland news

Stay-at-home Centuri to figure at Doomben

Stuart Kendrick's cautious approach with winter carnival prospect Divine Centuri can pay off at Doomben ...
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Vic racing

Pakenham to host feature Saturday meeting

The Pakenham Racing Club will host a stand-alone Saturday meeting in Victoria featuring the Pakenham Cup in December ...
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racing news

Ireland’s Mullins closes in on Nicholls

Willie Mullins' bid to dislodge Paul Nicholls as Britain's champion horse trainer was boosted by two winners on day one ...
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