Horse Racing News: Today In Racing 17th April

This day 17th 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.


Roch ‘N’ Horse

Promising mare takes first black type trophy

Matamata visitor Roch ‘N’ Horse put a disappointing last start performance behind her when she produced a powerful closing burst ...
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Sunny Coast best bets

Sunshine Coast racing tips, odds & quaddie | Sunday, April 18

HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best odds, value bets and top quaddie selections for the Sunshine Coast meeting on Sunday, April ...
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Big Mike

Emotional win for Big Mike in Hawke’s Bay Cup

There was definitely a catch in the voice of co-trainer Shaun Phelan as he described just what the victory of ...
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Avantage

Avantage makes it nine Group One wins with Te Rapa triumph

Despite being delayed a week, the Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) lived up to its ...
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Randwick betting preview

Today’s horse racing tips & best bets | April 17, 2021

Day 2 of The Championships is here! Headlined by four Group 1 races the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup, ATC ...
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Mossman Gorge

Bel Esprit Stakes to answer questions for Dale

Having performed best in shorter sprints, Matthew Dale is bringing Mossman Gorge to Melbourne in a bid to see if ...
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Lunakorn

Stablemates have bases covered in VOBIS Gold Distaff

Lunakorn and Shazade will fly the flag for the Anthony and Sam Freedman stable in the VOBIS Gold Distaff at ...
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Finance Tycoon

Lindsay Park pair chase big payday in The Showdown

Finance Tycoon and Tramontana are set to do Lindsay Park proud when they line up in The Showdown at Caulfield ...
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Greysful Glamour

Start for Glamour mare weather-dependent

Mark Newnham is keeping a close eye on the weather ahead of Greysful Glamour’s G1 bid at Randwick ...
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Gotta Kiss

Kiss is fitter for Daybreak Lover tilt

AFTER Gotta Kiss turned in the most inglorious run of her career, connections are pinning their hopes on a clearer ...
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Gerald Ryan

Trainers looking for Joyous result at Randwick

Training partners Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou will saddle up three runners on day two of The Championships ...
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Ricky Yiu

Champion trainer Ricky Yiu plots winning return for Excellent Chariot

Reigning champion trainer Ricky Yiu is optimistic a timely distance rise can trigger Excellent Chariot’s return to the winners’ list ...
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Punt Drunk The Championships Day 2 edition

Punt Drunk The Championships Day 2 edition

Good morning punters and welcome to a special #PuntDrunk edition based around Day 2 of The Championships at Randwick! There’s ...
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Realm Of Flowers

Flowers blossoming ahead of Cup bid

Realm Of Flowers has thrived in Sydney and remains on track to turn the tables on her Manion Cup conqueror ...
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Avantage

Johnson delighted with Group One pick-up ride

A lot can change in a week and the misfortune of the races being abandoned mid program at Te Aroha ...
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Tofane

Tofane coming of age in Sydney

New Zealand-bred mare Tofane will be shooting for her first elite-level victory when she lines-up in the Group 1 All ...
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John Allen

Melbourne riders driving to SA quarantine

John Allen, Ethan Brown, Dean Holland and Zac Spain are about to start two weeks quarantine ahead of riding in ...
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Trent Edmonds

Team Edmonds equal training record

The Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership has equalled the Queensland metropolitan record with five winners at the Gold Coast ...
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Hugh Bowman

Top Sydney hoops likely to winter at home

Leading Sydney jockeys Hugh Bowman and Tim Clark say they are likely to bypass this year's Brisbane winter carnival and ...
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Declares War

Cumani Declares War on Gold Heath

Matt Cumani has Declares War engaged in the VOBIS Gold Heath at Caulfield, a race the trainer has had in ...
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Jason Coyle

St Covet’s Spirit to improve for Bell run

Trainer Jason Coyle believes St Covet's Spirit will be improved from the P J Bell Stakes heading into the J ...
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Fleet Review a test for young trainer

Fleet Review a test for young trainer

Former Aidan O'Brien-trained sprinter Fleet Review will have his second Australian start for Alexander Rae when he runs in the ...
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James Cummings

Godolphin trio poised to make their Mark

Godolphin has a stranglehold on the Group Three Hall Mark Stakes as their three runners jostle for popularity in the ...
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Glenfiddich

Technology keeps Griffiths informed on 2YO

COVID-19 restrictions have not allowed Robbie Griffiths to watch Champagne Stakes contender Glenfiddich closely and he has relied on technology ...
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Tim Clark

Clark in Lane for more stakes success

In-form jockey Tim Clark is in line to post a stakes win for the seventh week in succession with four ...
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Miss Inbetween

Trainer dares to dream of Showdown result

The big prize money on offer in The Showdown at Caulfield has caught the attention of Michael Mehegan who will ...
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Pierata

Bowman says Bivouac Aged to perfection

Connections of Pierata and Bivouac, two of the leading All Aged Stakes fancies, are bullish about their respective chances to ...
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Kris Lees

Lees is not giving up on import Danceteria

Danceteria is yet to recapture his best European form but trainer Kris Lees is hoping a recent performance can help ...
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Parsifal

Group 3 test for Parsifal

Darci Brahma five-year-old Parsifal is on a path to the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) on May 16 and trainer Will ...
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Quick Thinker

Quick Thinker to cap fine campaign

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman look forward to Saturdays even more than usual at present. With New Zealand ...
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Super Seth

All Aged Stakes to suit Super Seth

Quality three-year-old colt Super Seth will get an opportunity to add another elite-level victory to his resume when he contests ...
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Chuck A Luck

Busuttin hoping for plenty of luck in Sydney

Former New Zealand galloper Chuck A Luck has hardly put a foot wrong since joining Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young’s ...
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Brad Stewart

Neville Stewart on a winning break

Grafton trainer Neville Stewart is reaping dividends from his decision to relocate to Queensland on a short-term basis with the ...
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Stuart Kendrick

Uncomplicated looms as winter hopeful

Uncomplicated can stamp herself as a contender for winter feature races if she can back up her debut win ...
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Cheltenham

BHA defends holding Cheltenham festival

British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust has defended the decision to hold the Cheltenham Festival ...
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Saeed bin Suroor

Group 1 winner and top sire Shamardal dies

Multiple Group One winner and renowned stallion Shamardal has died at the age of 18 after some recent health issues ...
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Meech to have scans following Geelong fall

Meech to have scans following Geelong fall

Linda Meech has a suspected broken collarbone after falling from La Lova shortly after the start of the final race ...
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All Aged Stakes field down to 13 runners

All Aged Stakes field down to 13 runners

The Group One All Aged Stakes field has been reduced to 13 after the scratching of dual acceptor Home Of ...
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Stable inspection leads to late scratching

Stable inspection leads to late scratching

The late scratching of Ayer's Rock at Geelong has followed a routine inspection of trainer Shawn Mathrick's Cranbourne stables ...
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Regally bred filly gifted to CatWalk Trust

Regally bred filly gifted to CatWalk Trust

In an act of generosity, Valachi Downs principals Kevin and Jo Hickman have gifted a regally bred filly to the ...
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Fond memories for Harold Norman at Ipswich

Fond memories for Harold Norman at Ipswich

Memories of some of his biggest wins have been revived for veteran trainer Harold Norman after Shauquin won at Ipswich ...
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Makybe Diva daughter to run at Caulfield

Makybe Diva daughter to run at Caulfield

A stakes race could be on the agenda for Divanation if she can be successful at her first try over ...
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Fall pair back-up in Group One Champagne

Fall pair back-up in Group One Champagne

On the back of an afternoon he would rather forget, David Payne could be set for a day to remember ...
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Japanese superstar Almond Eye out of the Arc

Japanese superstar Almond Eye out of the Arc

The superstar showdown between Almond Eye and Enable is officially off the table with connections of the Japanese wonderhorse confirming ...
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Suspended trainer faces additional charges

Suspended trainer faces additional charges

More charges have been laid against suspended racehorse trainer Ben Smith, Racing NSW has announced ...
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Music Bay on song for Caulfield assignment

Music Bay on song for Caulfield assignment

Music Bay will be out to confirm Adelaide feature race plans when she steps up to 1600m at Caulfield on ...
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Plenty of Intrigue around Pike’s Ellerslie hand

Plenty of Intrigue around Pike’s Ellerslie hand

Trainer Tony Pike has all bases covered with his quintet of runners set to tackle Saturday’s bumper meeting at Ellerslie ...
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Caulfield journey suits Streets Of Avalon

Caulfield journey suits Streets Of Avalon

Trainer Shane Nichols says a rise in trip and a drop in weight will benefit Streets Of Avalon in the ...
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Champagne Cuddles set to pop G1 drought

Champagne Cuddles set to pop G1 drought

Champagne Cuddles will chase a breakthrough Group One win in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick in a changing of ...
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No juvenile G1 clean sweep for Godolphin

No juvenile G1 clean sweep for Godolphin

Godolphin will not be represented in the Champagne Stakes, ruling out a clean sweep for the operation in this season's ...
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Field of 14 for Group One All Aged Stakes

Field of 14 for Group One All Aged Stakes

The Group One All Aged Stakes has a field of 14 with Osborne Bulls to start from the inside barrier ...
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Reform pledged for Racing Industry

Reform pledged for Racing Industry

Racing Minister Winston Peters says the Government will introduce two new pieces of legislation this year to revitalise the domestic ...
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Chris Waller stable dominate Tails Stakes

Chris Waller stable dominate Tails Stakes

Chris Waller will have numbers on his side with seven of the 11 runners in the Tails Stakes at Doomben ...
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Push to upgrade BRC Sires' Produce Stakes

Push to upgrade BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes

The Brisbane Racing Club is hoping a prize money increase and some outstanding recent winners will help the BRC Sires' ...
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Vic horse trainers want samples re-tested

Vic horse trainers want samples re-tested

Racehorse trainers Lee and Shannon Hope want urine samples to be re-examined with a new testing method as they fight ...
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Jockey Ryan Maloney outed for four months

Jockey Ryan Maloney outed for four months

Racing Victoria stewards have suspended jockey Ryan Maloney for four months after testing positive to a banned stimulant following a ...
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Stewards query beaten Mornington favourite

Stewards query beaten Mornington favourite

The tactics adopted by jockey Billy Egan aboard beaten favourite Zizzis at Mornington are at the centre of an adjourned ...
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Trainer Jean Dubois aims at Champagne

Trainer Jean Dubois aims at Champagne

Goulburn trainer Jean Dubois has another two-year-old ready to make a rapid step up to Group One class when Guerrier ...
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Nature Strip

Exciting Nature Strip to run at Caulfield

Nature Strip will return in the VOBIS Gold Dash at Caulfield before a trip to Adelaide and then to Queensland ...
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Fell Swoop

Fell Swoop steps up to emerge from slump

Canberra trainer Matt Dale will step Fell Swoop up in distance to the 1400 metres of the All Aged Stakes ...
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Purton wants it Fast Most Furious at the Valley

Purton wants it Fast Most Furious at the Valley

Zac Purton wants to see the front-runners match his mount’s name in the Class 3 Hong Kong Rugby Union Cup ...
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Theanswermyfriend back again at Caulfield

Theanswermyfriend back again at Caulfield

Trainer Henry Dwyer doesn't want Theanswermyfriend ridden as aggressively from the barriers with a view to stretching the gelding out ...
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Select Royal has form line to break duck

Select Royal has form line to break duck

David Payne is confident Select Royal and newcomer Georgia Hit can show signs of progress when they strive for their ...
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Moana Jewel makes city debut at Sandown

Moana Jewel makes city debut at Sandown

Following a solid first-up maiden win at Pakenham, Cranbourne-trained Moana Jewel heads to Sandown for her city debut over 1400m ...
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Kiwi breeders celebrate unforgettable Oaks

Kiwi breeders celebrate unforgettable Oaks

Unforgotten’s victory in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) provided a pair of New Zealand racing identities with a result ...
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Charles Road better for the Sydney experience

Charles Road better for the Sydney experience

Charles Road will return home this evening after going a long way toward realising his staying potential in Australia. His ...
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Rockhampton market movers for Tuesday, April 17

Rockhampton market movers for Tuesday, April 17

RACING in the sunshine state is at Rockhampton this Tuesday as the race club hosts a seven event card. Where ...
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Hawkesbury market movers for Tuesday, April 17

Hawkesbury market movers for Tuesday, April 17

RACING in Sydney is at Hawkesbury this Tuesday as the venue hosts an eight race card. Where's the smart money ...
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Geelong market movers for Tuesday, April 17

Geelong market movers for Tuesday, April 17

GEELONG is hosting racing this Tuesday and the punters have shopped early at the southern Victorian venue. Horse Betting has ...
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Stewards ponder Schofield ride

Stewards ponder Schofield ride

Jockey Glyn Schofield is at the centre of a stewards' inquiry into his ride on beaten favourite Up 'n' Rolling ...
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Miss Promiscuity set for VOBIS Gold Sprint

Miss Promiscuity set for VOBIS Gold Sprint

Miss Promiscuity is set to be given the chance at winning the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield for the ...
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Williams suspended, misses Sydney Cup

Williams suspended, misses Sydney Cup

Melbourne's premier jockey Craig Williams has been suspended for eight meetings at Sandown and is set to miss the ride ...
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Williams suspended, misses Sydney Cup

Williams suspended, misses Sydney Cup

Melbourne's premier jockey Craig Williams has been suspended for eight meetings at Sandown and is set to miss the ride ...
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Interstate targets for Sandown winners

Interstate targets for Sandown winners

Trainer Mike Moroney is considering a Queensland Derby campaign for Top Of The Range while a couple of other Sandown ...
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Sargent hoping Rock On makes Cup cut

Sargent hoping Rock On makes Cup cut

Trainer John Sargent hopes Rock On's first Australian experience extends to a start in the re-run of the $2 million ...
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Higgins wins on Sneakers at Sandown

Higgins wins on Sneakers at Sandown

Just over two weeks after being dumped off Sneakers in the mounting yard at Ballarat, Brian Higgins has guided the ...
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Promising win on debut for Regent

Promising win on debut for Regent

Regent has made the ideal first impression despite sweating up before his win on debut at Canterbury ...
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Hopfgarten to trial for winter comeback

Hopfgarten to trial for winter comeback

Winter plans for multiple stakes winner Hopfgarten will be decided after he runs in a barrier trial at Deagon ...
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Raiment

James Doyle a better rider after stint in Sydney

EUROPEAN jockey James Doyle will head back home after ending his four-month stint in Sydney. The quality rider rode 21 ...
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Polarisation to undergo vet test

Polarisation to undergo vet test

Leading Sydney Cup contender Polarisation will undergo a veterinary inspection after being found to have heat in a fetlock ...
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Midweek tips

Midweek racing at Wyong with form and free tips, April 19

AFTER a busy Easter racing period which included meetings at Randwick and Canterbury, New South Wales metropolitan racing returns to ...
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Big Duke

Big Duke ready for 2017 Sydney Cup replay

PUNTERS that backed Big Duke to win the 2017 Sydney Cup would have been disappointed with what happened at Randwick ...
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NSW racing news

Winx the undoubted star of the autum

Cox Plate winner Winx has catapulted to a higher level over the autumn carnival which has ended with her trainer ...
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Queensland news

Skye Bogenhuber to appeal 2-month ban

Queensland jockey Skye Bogenhuber will appeal a lengthy ban for not restraining her mount in a stakes race at Toowoomba ...
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racing news

Sydney autumn carnival in review

Take a look back on the moments which defined the 2016 Sydney autumn racing carnival ...
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NSW racing news

Winx the undoubted star of the autum

Cox Plate winner Winx has catapulted to a higher level over the autumn carnival which has ended with her trainer ...
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Vic racing

Noblet fillies chasing Adelaide wins

Andrew Noblet will send Super Cash and Silent Sedition to Adelaide in the search of black type victories at Morphettville ...
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Vic racing

Scarlet Billows to chase interstate G1s

As her racing career begins to wind down, Scarlet Billows will attempt to add a Group One to her record ...
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NSW racing news

Royal Ascot still possible for Kermadec

Chris Waller-trained stablemates Kermadec and Press Statement are still in the mix for a trip to Royal Ascot ...
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Queensland news

Eagle on his way to the Queensland Derby

Eagle Way has pleased trainer Bryan Guy with his first-up second at the Gold Coast as he works towards the ...
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Vic racing

Fell Swoop being readied for Brisbane

Fell Swoop has been runner-up in Group One races in Melbourne and Sydney this campaign and will head to Brisbane ...
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NSW racing news

Protectionist close to race return

The 2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is doing what is asked of him by German trainer Andreas Wohler ...
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