Horse Racing News: This Day In Racing 18th April

Today 18th 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.


Tagaloa

Caulfield tune-up for Tagaloa

A gallop between races at Caulfield should have Tagaloa in top shape for his shot at the Group 1 All-Aged ...
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Mahamedeis

Ryan thinking north after Caulfield double

Nick Ryan has grander plans in store for his two Caulfield winners with plans of tackling Group 1 races in ...
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Harbour Views

Warrnambool team to be shaped by trials

The Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is invariably a busy time for Matthew Williams who likes to load the bases and ...
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Dragon Leap

O’Sullivan and Scott pair on target for Queensland carnival

Stablemates Dragon Leap and Spring Heat furthered their preparations for a tilt at the Brisbane Winter Carnival with a day ...
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Entriviere

Richards shakes off frustrating day at Royal Randwick

Trainer Jamie Richards was taking a philosophical approach to his day at Royal Randwick on Saturday after watching three of ...
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Daytona Red

Bishara proud of champion mare despite Randwick defeat

Nick Bishara is a sucker for punishment. The affable Aucklander spent part of his Sunday morning watching video replays of ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | April 18, 2021

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

Today's racing around the country sees eight horse racing meetings scheduled for this afternoon, as another weekend of Group 1 ...
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Tom Marquand

Marquand declares intent to return to Australia

Tom Marquand has plundered Sydney’s richest autumn race for two years in succession and he isn’t done with yet ...
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Converge

Champagne back-up on the radar for Converge

Tulloch Lodge will give serious consideration to chasing a Group 1 target with Listed winner Converge ...
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Apache Chasing Winter Riches

Apache Chasing Winter Riches

Forster eyes Stradbroke for breakthrough Group 1 ...
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Kemalpasa

Kemalpasa excels in R N Irwin Stakes

After the disappointment of missing The Goodwood 12 months ago, Kemalpasa has shown he is ready for this year’s race ...
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Nettoyer

Pizza-loving mare the Queen of Randwick

Moody mare Nettoyer has put her best foot forward to claim the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick ...
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Tyche Goddess

Victorian apprentice lands feature Adelaide win

Apprentice Thomas Stockdale has steered the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained Tyche Goddess to win the Auraria Stakes at Morphettville ...
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Addeybb

Addeybb goes back-to-back in Queen Elizabeth

Tom Marquand has lauded the bravery of Addeybb after his spectacular Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory ...
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Sisstar

Sustained speed lands Sisstar Caulfield victory

Sisstar will get her chance at a Group 1 win after leading throughout to claim the Bel Esprit Stakes at ...
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Ron Stewart

Stewart turns back the clock in Cup

Almost two decades after being crowned Sydney’s champion apprentice, Ron Stewart was back in the G1 winner’s circle at Randwick ...
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Finance Tycoon

Finance Tycoon scores knock-out blow in The Showdown

Finance Tycoon has relished a drop in grade to race away with The Showdown at Caulfield ...
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Wild Ruler

Stable predicts Group 1 future for Wild Ruler

Wild Ruler has prevailed in a thrilling photo finish, staving off favourite Isotope and Prague to win the Arrowfield 3YO ...
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So Si Bon

So Si Bon claims a second VOBIS Gold Mile

So Si Bon has shown a new side to his capabilities with an all-the-way victory in the VOBIS Gold Mile ...
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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart triumphant in Oaks

Beautifully bred filly Hungry Heart has landed her most significant win, taking out the Australian Oaks at Randwick ...
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Mahamedeis

Mahamedeis prevails in VOBIS Gold Heath at Caulfield

Mahamedeis and Dice Roll have provided Nick Ryan with an ideal start to the Caulfield meeting ...
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Cristal Breeze sparkles in Championships Final

Cristal Breeze sparkles in Championships Final

Cristal Breeze has overpowered favourite Pandano to win the Provincial Championships Final at Randwick ...
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Punt Drunk The Championships hangover edition

Punt Drunk The Championships hangover edition

Well, what a day of Group 1 racing that was! We simply could not take our eyes off the action ...
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Taking Aim

Taking Aim justifies Douglas Whyte’s faith after breaking back into winners’ list

Winless for more than two years, Taking Aim completed a long, eventful trek from the brink of enforced retirement to ...
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Terang Cup Day betting preview & tips | Sunday, 18/04/21

Terang Cup Day betting preview & tips | Sunday, 18/04/21

Horsbetting's James Herbert brings you the betting preview for the Terang up held on Sunday, April 18. Seel all the ...
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Florent gives Noonan team a Caulfield win

Florent gives Noonan team a Caulfield win

Trainer Tony Noonan has combined with his jockey son Jake to take out the $427,500 VOBIS Sires Guineas at Caulfield ...
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Ranier beats Phaistos in thrilling finish

Ranier beats Phaistos in thrilling finish

Stakes winner Ranier has raced to a first-up win at Randwick, upsetting his stablemate Phaistos in a thrilling finish over ...
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Bosson, Berry fined for overuse of whip

Bosson, Berry fined for overuse of whip

Top jockeys Opie Bosson and Tommy Berry have each been fined for overuse of the whip in the Group One ...
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Pierata bows out with a close Group 1 second

Pierata bows out with a close Group 1 second

Pierata has been narrowly denied a fairytale farewell in the All Aged Stakes, his final start before he heads to ...
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Greyworm

Berry rebounds to make a Mark on Greyworm

Tough gelding Greyworm has defied the Hall Mark Stakes field to lead throughout, relegating two Group One winners to the ...
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Tofane

Tofane takes out Group One All Aged Stakes

Tofane has won the Group One All Aged Stakes, nosing out the 2019 winner Pierata in the weight-for-age race at ...
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William Thomas

William Thomas charges home in Bel Esprit

William Thomas has staged a last-to-first performance to win the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes at Caulfield ...
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Khoekhoe

Khoekhoe land rich prize in The Showdown

Khoekhoe has backed up a fast-finishing surprise win at Echuca to claim a bigger prize, taking out the $855,000 The ...
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Life Less Ordinary

Life Less Ordinary takes out Group 3 JRA Plate

The Chris Waller-trained Life Less Ordinary has overhauled Greysful Glamour to win the Japan Racing Association Plate at Randwick, with ...
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Gytrash defeats Sunlight in Irwin Stakes

Gytrash defeats Sunlight in Irwin Stakes

Gytrash has beaten Sunlight to win the Group Three Irwin Stakes at Morphettville in Adelaide as the South Australian carnival ...
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Sabkhat

Old tactics lead to new win for Sabkhat

A decision to revert to leading with veteran Sabkhat has allowed the gelding score an upset won at Doomben ...
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King's Legacy

King’s Legacy wins Group 1 Champagne Stakes

King's Legacy has won the Group One Champagne Stakes, the final leg of Sydney's autumn triple crown for two-year-olds ...
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So Si Bon

So Si Bon bounces back in VOBIS Gold Mile

So Si Bon did not let favourite backers down taking out the VOBIS Gold Mile at Caulfield under a perfect ...
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Kinane

Kinane wins Frank Packer Plate for Waller

Up-and-comer Kinane has backed up a Wyong maiden win with victory in the Group Three Frank Packer Plate at Randwick ...
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Mark Pegus

Sentimentalist gives Pegus city success

Former jockey Mark Pegus is starting to make his mark in the training ranks with Sentimentalist winning the VOBIS Gold ...
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Rubisaki

Rubisaki wins again in Group 3 at Randwick

Three-year-old filly Rubisaki has made it six straight wins this season with a determined victory in the Group Three JHB ...
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Vainstream

Vainstream breaks city duck at Caulfield

Vainstream has run up to his recent good form in black-type company taking out the VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield ...
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Snitz

Dunn lands milestone Sydney win with Snitz

Jockey Nash Rawiller's confidence in Snitz has been rewarded with the country-trained gelding scoring a dominant first-up win at Randwick ...
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Starosa

Gollan makes right decisions with Starosa

Trainer Tony Gollan made two key decisions that helped filly Starosa score an upset win at Doomben ...
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Fender

Fender wins as Highway Handicaps return

The Brett Cavanough-trained Fender has kept his winning record intact with victory in the Highway Handicap at Randwick ...
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Maddy Wishart shows maturity in Epic ride

Maddy Wishart shows maturity in Epic ride

Claiming apprentice Maddy Wishart has produced a clever front-running ride to steer Boom Boom Epic to a win at Doomben ...
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Vic jockeys in green light for jumpouts

Vic jockeys in green light for jumpouts

Having been segregated from other jockeys in Victoria, Racing Victoria will allow a group of 21 jockeys to resume riding ...
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City Smart

Ex-Swans manager kicks a goal at Doomben

Former Sydney Swans AFL manager Ron Thomas has tasted success in racing with City Smart winning at Doomben ...
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Jamie Spencer

Jamie Spencer suffers hip injury in fall

Jamie Spencer is waiting to hear whether he will require surgery on a hip injury sustained in a gallops fall ...
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Will Power

Whyte’s Power

The Douglas Whyte-trained Will Power (118lb), another son of the Irish Classic-winning Power, will attempt to continue the fine start ...
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Mighty Giant

Exciting youngsters square off as the champion jockey race heats up

Jockeys’ championship protagonists Zac Purton and Joao Moreira have continued to trade blows in recent weeks and that looks set ...
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Trainer Mark Johnston positive to COVID-19

Trainer Mark Johnston positive to COVID-19

British trainer Mark Johnston has revealed he is isolating after contracting coronavirus ...
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Trainer Ben Currie asked to show cause

Trainer Ben Currie asked to show cause

Racing Queensland is understood to have asked trainer Ben Currie why it should continue to accept his nominations in the ...
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Champagne Stakes facts and figures

Champagne Stakes facts and figures

What you need to know about the Group One Champagne Stakes for two-year-olds at Randwick ...
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A look at the Group One All Aged Stakes

A look at the Group One All Aged Stakes

What you need to know about the weight-for-age Group One All Aged Stakes at Randwick ...
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Zahra loses suspension and fine appeal

Zahra loses suspension and fine appeal

Jockey Mark Zahra has lost his appeal against the severity of a 25-meeting suspension and $3800 fine for careless riding ...
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Addictive Nature set for Caulfield return

Addictive Nature set for Caulfield return

Lightly raced stakes-winner Addictive Nature is set for his first start since joining the Danny O'Brien stable in Melbourne ...
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Man From Uncle ready to break drought

Man From Uncle ready to break drought

Trainer Clare Cunningham is hoping Man From Uncle can vindicate her investment of time and patience when he has his ...
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Dale on the hunt for more Melbourne riches

Dale on the hunt for more Melbourne riches

Dark Eyes and Prometheus are Caulfield-bound as they look to give their Canberra-based trainer Matt Dale another victory in Melbourne ...
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Kalik to dodge top two-year-olds

Kalik to dodge top two-year-olds

Owner/breeder Neville Bell hopes Kalik can get a Saturday win at Doomben before the better two-year-olds arrive from the south ...
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Caulfield tune-ups for Warrnambool pair

Caulfield tune-ups for Warrnambool pair

Warrnambool-trained horses Magnapal and Working From Home run at Caulfield in preparation for local feature flat races at the upcoming ...
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Trainer Ben Currie gets further stay

Trainer Ben Currie gets further stay

Queensland trainer Ben Currie has been granted a further stay as he fights mounting charges against him ...
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Blinkers go on Le Romain in All Aged

Blinkers go on Le Romain in All Aged

Tough gelding Le Romain will have a significant gear change when he lines up in the Group One All Aged ...
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Chris Munce chasing another Oaks

Chris Munce chasing another Oaks

Talented staying filly Ceol Na Mara takes the first step to giving trainer Chris Munce another Oaks record when she ...
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Queensland campaign on cards for Red Alto

Queensland campaign on cards for Red Alto

Bendigo Cup winner Red Alto has been earmarked for a Queensland campaign but first will run at Caulfield in the ...
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Larry Cassidy rides for Godolphin again

Larry Cassidy rides for Godolphin again

Larry Cassidy hopes to continue his good form for the Godolphin organisation when he rides Plague Stone at Doomben ...
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All Over Bosanova to step out for Stokes

All Over Bosanova to step out for Stokes

Stakes-winning sprinter All Over Bosanova will have her first start for new trainer Phillip Stokes and first start in Melbourne ...
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Loving Gaby deserving favourite: Eustace

Loving Gaby deserving favourite: Eustace

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are hoping Loving Gaby has saved the best for last as she prepares for ...
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I'm A Rippa to begin Stradbroke path

I’m A Rippa to begin Stradbroke path

A likely dry track is a big attraction for I'm A Rippa who resumes at Doomben in the Listed Ascot ...
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Meech suffers fractured collarbone in fall

Meech suffers fractured collarbone in fall

Linda Meech, who leads the Victorian jockeys' premiership, has suffered a fractured collarbone in a fall at Geelong ...
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Trainer Ben Currie faces QCAT

Trainer Ben Currie faces QCAT

Ben Currie has told a stay application hearing he believed to harp up a horse was to prime a horse ...
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Tiley saddles two in defence of Easter crown

Tiley saddles two in defence of Easter crown

Nigel Tiley has no expectation that he can repeat his Group 2 Manco Easter Handicap (1600m) win of last year, ...
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Southern triple crown tilt for Orepuki Lad

Southern triple crown tilt for Orepuki Lad

The Graham and Michael Eade-trained Orepuki Lad has taken out two southern cups this season and the Riverton galloper is ...
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Van Niekerk in Full Bloom at Happy Valley

Van Niekerk in Full Bloom at Happy Valley

Grant van Niekerk was centre stage at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 17 April) with a bit of tack drama and ...
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Gododdin off the mark for Godolphin

Gododdin off the mark for Godolphin

Promising filly Gododdin has broken her maiden at the third attempt for Godolphin as the Kensington course at Randwick held ...
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First city winner for apprentice Williams

First city winner for apprentice Williams

Apprentice jockey Chris Williams has recorded his first metropolitan win at Kensington in his second ride in Sydney ...
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Vitani produces the goods with Sandown win

Vitani produces the goods with Sandown win

Exciting prospect Vitani has lived up to the expectations of trainer Wendy Kelly, breaking through for her maiden win at ...
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Tail in the gate catches out Seattle Park

Tail in the gate catches out Seattle Park

Racing Victoria stewards declared Seattle Park a non-runner in a race at Sandown after his tail was caught in the ...
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Bowman adopts new perspective on Hartnell

Bowman adopts new perspective on Hartnell

After trailing in the wake of Winx and Hugh Bowman seven times, Hartnell has the world's leading jockey in the ...
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Pakenham tips for Thursday night 14/1

Pakenham tips & full form for Thursday night, April 19

PAKENHAM is back this Thursday night and the punters have eight events to look forward to. It looms as a ...
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Lord of the Sky winning the G3 Standish

Mail Escort delivers at Ipswich for Sears

Trainer Tony Sears has continued his success with the offspring of little-known sire Mail Train when first starter Mail Escort ...
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Wyong tips and best bets for January 20

Wyong betting tips & full form for Thursday, April 19

WYONG is NSW's racing venue this Thursday and a rock-solid eight race card awaits punters. All the focus should be ...
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Eaton and Carson combine for Sandown win

Eaton and Carson combine for Sandown win

Apprentice Jessica Eaton has landed her first Melbourne city win aboard Famelist while providing trainer Gary Carson a long overdue ...
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Mr Marbellouz kept to restricted racing

Mr Marbellouz kept to restricted racing

Mr Marbellouz will remain in restricted class at Doomben despite after drawing well in two races in which the rising ...
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Glyn Schofield

New Kensington Track passes first test

Jockey Glyn Schofield is impressed with the new Kensington Track at Randwick after guiding the first winner home on the ...
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Mick Price laments tough draw for Seabrook

Mick Price laments tough draw for Seabrook

Trainer Mick Price admits Seabrook's opportunity to cap her Sydney autumn carnival campaign in style has been jeopardised by the ...
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Fastnet Tempest ready to roll at Caulfield

Fastnet Tempest ready to roll at Caulfield

The Anniversary Vase at Caulfield may be the race that sees imported galloper Fastnet Tempest secure his first victory for ...
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Fannin ready to hit his straps

Fannin ready to hit his straps

Shaun Fannin is hoping one of his favourites can help him get back into the winner’s circle at Woodville on ...
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Punters Preview Ascot

Ascot market movers for Wednesday, April 18

RACING in the nation's west this Wednesday is at Ascot as the venue hosts an eight race card. Where has ...
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Calder boosts Kiwi jockey ranks

Calder boosts Kiwi jockey ranks

Talented jockey Andrew Calder has returned to New Zealand and will be out to make an immediate impression at Pukekohe ...
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Trapeze Artist

Group One fields finalised for Randwick

The Group One All Aged Stakes and Champagne Stakes feature races at Randwick have each attracted a field of 13 ...
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Freedman team warms up for Brisbane winter

Freedman team warms up for Brisbane winter

Japanese galloper A Shin Rook is one of four Anthony Freedman-trained horses who will make their winter carnival debuts at ...
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Murray Bridge market movers for Wednesday, April 18

Murray Bridge market movers for Wednesday, April 18

SOUTH Australian racing is at Murray Bridge today as the venue hosts a stacked 11 race card. The Bridge is ...
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Winx Stakes to honour champion racemare

Winx Stakes to honour champion racemare

The Australian Turf Club's Group Two Warwick Stakes at Randwick will be upgraded and rebranded for super mare Winx ...
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Sandown markets

Sandown market movers for Wednesday, April 18

MID-WEEK racing in Melbourne is at Sandown as the popular venue hosts eight races. Horse Betting has your tips sorted ...
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Victorem

Grand jumper Cue Card retired

Multiple Grade One-winning steeplechaser Cue Card has been retired after failing to show his usual zest in his work ...
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Kinane pays tribute to Giants Causeway

Kinane pays tribute to Giants Causeway

Racing great Mick Kinane has paid tribute to serial Group One winner Giant's Causeway, who has died at the age ...
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Trainer Mike Moroney

Mister Impatience to stay the distance

Trainer Mike Moroney is looking to dour stayer Mister Impatience to give him a second Sydney Group One in as ...
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Experience to give Malibu Style an edge

Experience to give Malibu Style an edge

Malibu Style is set to fly the flag for Perth trainer Neville Parnham in a stakes race at Caulfield ...
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Apprentice Melanie Bolwell recovering

Apprentice Melanie Bolwell recovering

Injured apprentice Melanie Bolwell is now talking and expected to leave intensive care in the next couple of days ...
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Lasqueti Spirit

Lee Curtis tempers expectations for Lasqueti Spirt in Sydney Cup

THE Lee Curtis-trained Lasqueti Spirit has defied the critics so far in its burgeoning career to date, but the NSW ...
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Williams appeals in bid to ride Big Duke

Williams appeals in bid to ride Big Duke

Craig Williams has lodged an appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension in a bid to ride Big ...
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Sydney Cup take two for Annus Mirabilis

Sydney Cup take two for Annus Mirabilis

Annus Mirabilis is set to return to Sydney for the re-run of the Sydney Cup after pleasing his trainer in ...
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Promising mare heads to Ipswich

Promising mare heads to Ipswich

Fast mare Invincible Express will launch her winter carnival campaign in a Class Six race at Ipswich ...
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Polarisation cleared for Sydney Cup re-run

Polarisation cleared for Sydney Cup re-run

Godolphin stayer Polarisation has passed a vet inspection and is confirmed as a starter for Saturday's re-run of the Group ...
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Bignell calls for ban on SA jumps racing

SA sports minister calls for ban on ‘barbaric’ jumps racing

LEON Bignell, South Australia's minister for sport, has renewed calls for an end to jumps racing in the state after ...
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New sponsor for Hawkesbury Gold Cup

New sponsor for Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Livamol is the new three-year sponsor for the Group Three Hawkesbury Gold cup ...
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Nash Rawiller suffers shoulder injury

Nash Rawiller suffers shoulder injury

Jockey Nash Rawiller has a dislocated shoulder after his horse broke down during a race at Sha Tin ...
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Queensland news

McAlpine family continues to breed winners

Scott McAlpine is looking ahead to carnival riches with Sarisara and Tiyatro after the retirement of Temple Of Boom and ...
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racing news

Unequivocal on trial for Queensland trip

Unequivocal will run at Rosehill in preparation for a possible trip to Queensland with Group One winning stablemate Famous Seamus ...
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NSW racing news

Unequivocal on trial for Queensland trip

Unequivocal will run at Rosehill in preparation for a possible trip to Queensland with Group One winning stablemate Famous Seamus ...
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racing news

Highland Reel and Ertijaal to back up in Audemars Piguet QEII Cup

Mike de Kock’s Ertijaal and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Highland Reel, the only two runners in Sunday’s HK$20 million Audemars Piguet ...
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Vic racing

Apprentice in hospital after fall

Brandon Stoockdale has been taken to hospital for observation and further tests following a fall at Mornington ...
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NSW racing news

Vanbrugh to be spelled with spring in mind

Vanbrugh will be spelled with trainer Chris Waller eyeing a spring campaign aimed at the Epsom Handicap with the Group ...
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NSW racing news

Blake Shinn prepares for HK assignment

Blake Shinn has arrived in Hong Kong early to prepare for his ride on Helene Happy Star in the Group ...
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NSW racing news

Blake Shinn prepares for HK assignment

Blake Shinn has arrived in Hong Kong early to prepare for his ride on Helene Happy Star in the Group ...
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Vic racing

Pretty Possum chasing maiden city success

Victory in the Bel Esprit STakes at Caulfield would give Pretty Possum not only a stakes win but a breakthrough ...
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Vic racing

Colic ends jumps campaign for Now And Zen

Highly touted hurdler Now And Zen will miss the winter jumps racing after undergoing surgery for colic ...
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NSW racing news

Songbird to miss the Kentucky Oaks

Songbird, the world's highest-ranked three-year-old in the most recent ratings, will miss the Kentucky Oaks because of a fever ...
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NSW racing news

Darley announce new season stallion fees

Exosphere will stand for $27,500 when he begins stallion duties at Darley Stud in the Hunter Valley in the new ...
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