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Budget buy Rubisaki retires with over $1.2m prizemoney

Prime Thoroughbreds on Sunday night announced the retirement of their $1 million earner Rubisaki, who was purchased for $85,000 at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling...

Richardson hoping to realise lifelong dream

Graham Richardson has four runners entered for Matamata on Saturday, but he’s keeping just as close an eye on an Australian race three days beforehand....

Plan comes to fruition for Justacanta

A thrilling victory by Justacanta in Saturday’s Listed Paris Lane Stakes (1410m) at Flemington saw the successful culmination of a plan hatched by trainers Shaun...

Melbourne Cup aspirations still intact for Defibrillate

A slashing run for second over 1700m at Flemington on Saturday convinced part-owner and former trainer Graham Richardson that talented stayer Defibrillate is well on...

Australian campaign for Justacanta

Group Three performer Justacanta has joined Patrick Payne’s Plumpton barn ahead of a Melbourne spring preparation. Formerly trained in New Zealand by Shaun and Emma...

Defibrillate a boost for locked down Kiwi owners

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson may not have any horses in New Zealand racing this weekend as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, but his colours will...

Hungry Heart can continue winning ways

Hungry Heart will be striving to follow in the footsteps of star stablemate Verry Elleegant by winning the Vinery Stud Stakes.

Mornington Cup the next step for Defibrillate

The attraction of a ticket into the Caulfield Cup is the furthest thing from the mind of trainer Patrick Payne who will start Defibrillate in...

Payne has Defibrillate in peak order for Australian Cup

New Zealand-bred Defibrillate faces his sternest test as he tries to extend his winning sequence in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington. The...
Cherry Tortoni

Payne Looking Forward To Clear Guineas Run

Patrick Payne is hoping that Cherry Tortoni can put his hand up as a legitimate Australian Derby chance with a flashing run in the Australian...

Payne Mulls Over Cup Tilt For Defibrillate

Patrick Payne wanted to see Defibrillate win with more authority but he will still consider an Australian Cup berth for the winner of his past...

Cups targets for Defibrillate

Former Kiwi galloper Defibrillate has been keeping his New Zealand owners entertained over the last month, winning his last three starts in Melbourne, including a...

Payne Has Big Opinion Of Shocking Stayer

Patrick Payne has big plans for lightly raced former New Zealand stayer Defibrillate who he is aiming at the Adelaide Cup. He's in action at...

Hope Rides Shock Winner At Caulfield

22 year-old Tahlia Hope, whose career looked to be over due to a bout of viral meningitis, produced a masterful ride to win the biggest...
Cherry Tortoni

Cherry Tortoni Ripe For Victoria Derby

Patrick Payne was relieved to see Cherry Tortoni return to his best form to win the Moonee Valley Vase in style, ahead of a Victoria...

Plum draw for Probabeel

What a difference a year makes. This time last year Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards was devastated after drawing the outside barrier with Te Akau...
Cherry Tortoni

Cherry Tortoni Ready For Guineas Clash

Trainer Patrick Payne couldn't be happier with Cherry Tortoni going into the Caulfield Guineas but he rates rival Glenfiddich as the horse to beat.

Price Confident Regarding Immortal Love

The clash between undefeated three-year-olds Immortal Love and Cherry Tortoni will be one of the early highlights on a strong Flemington meeting.

Star Mare Rubisaki’s Everest Dream Over

Rubisaki put in an uncharacteristic display when she resumed at Caulfield and has since been diagnosed with a virus, ruling her out of The Everest.
Kevin Pratt

A late racing starter but a major investor

Kevin Pratt’s death on Wednesday morning has left behind a racing legacy which mushroomed within just nine years to include a major investment. Pratt (67),...
Patrick Payne

Payne dares Widgee to prove theory wrong

Trainer Patrick Payne is not convinced Widgee Turf is at his best on a straight track but he is happy to be proven wrong when...

New Zealand jumpers dominate Sandown meeting

Kiwi jumpers were again to the fore at Sandown on Grand National Hurdle day, taking out the two jumping features. Former South Island galloper Ablaze...
Hard Landing

Hard Landing returns with soft Valley win

Trainers Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes hope Hard Landing's victory at The Valley can be a stepping stone to bigger races this spring.
Tallyho Twinkletoe

Tallyho Twinkletoe headlines National noms

Tallyho Twinkletoe has been entered for the Grand National Hurdle at Sandown and will be attempting a second win in the feature jumps race.
Tallyho Twinkletoe

Kiwis dominate jumping card

The NZ suffix dominated proceedings at Pakenham on Sunday, with all six jumping races taken out by Kiwi horses. Plumpton trainer Patrick Payne led the...