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Alexander With Pakenham Cup Day Hopes

Lord Fandango headlines Archie Alexander’s Pakenham Cup day representation in the feature but the Ballarat trainer also has contenders in support races on the program. Alexander has acceptors in five of the races on Saturday’s nine-race card with Pakenham Cup hope Lord Fandango out to bounce back from his last-start failure on rain-affected ground in[...]
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Stronger Voice At National Level: Pakula

Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula wants to see Racing Australia have more power in the national interests of racing. His comments have come the day after Racing NSW announced three new races to be run during the spring of 2019, including the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill on Melbourne’s Victoria Derby day at Flemington.[...]
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Three-Year-Old Trusty Lad On Staying Path

Promising three-year-old Trusty Lad is set to confirm trainer Matt Kropp’s belief he will make a top stayer when he steps out over a middle distance at Doomben. Trusty Lad will be among the favourites for Saturday’s heat of the Eagle Way Stayers Series (2000m) at Doomben. The Eagle Way, named for the 2016 Queensland[...]
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Nz Favourite For Origin Jockeys Series

New Zealand has been installed favourite for the fourth annual State Of Origin Jockeys Series at Doomben. TAB posted a market on Thursday with the kiwi team of Damian Browne and Jason Collett at $3.30. TAB spokesperson Nicole Thomas said market assessors believed the New Zealand team had the most even book of rides over[...]
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Stakes Winners Nominated For Wyong Feature

Three stakes-winning juveniles headline the nominations for the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Next Wednesday’s 1000m race at the NSW Central Coast track is one of the key lead-ups to next month’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast and the 14 nominations include Breeders’ Plate winner Dubious, Maribyrnong Trial Stakes[...]
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Two Millions Chances For Syndicate

The 2KThoroughbreds syndicate is hoping for a family double at the Doomben double header to add impetus to its Magic Millions push. The syndicate has Champagne Jet in the Two-Year-Old Handicap (1200m) on Saturday and Unconditional in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1050m) on Friday. Both are by Group-winning sprinter Jet Spur out of the good[...]
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Two Millions Chances For Syndicate

The 2KThoroughbreds syndicate is hoping for a family double at the Doomben double header to add impetus to its Magic Millions push. The syndicate has Champagne Jet in the Two-Year-Old Handicap (1200m) on Saturday and Unconditional in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1050m) on Friday. Both are by Group-winning sprinter Jet Spur out of the good[...]
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Heathcote Mares To Clash In Just Now

Trainer Robert Heathcote has been left with little choice other than to run the stable’s top mares Femme Fireball and Stella Victoria against each other at Doomben. The clash of the pair in the Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) is one of the highlights of the Doomben card. Femme Fireball has won her past three[...]
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Draw The Only Barrier For Bon Amis

An awkward barrier draw is the only slight concern for Newcastle trainer Jason Deamer as Bon Amis prepares to chase back-to-back wins at Rosehill. Bought for $4000 over the internet, Bon Amis has already earned his owners more than $250,000 and will take that total to over $300,000 if he wins the Merry Christmas ATC[...]
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Khartoum Chases Redemption In Pakenham Cup

Pat Carey is hoping improving stayer Khartoum can end a frustrating run of placings for the stable when he contests the Pakenham Cup. Victory in Saturday’s race would also be redemption for the gelding who was narrowly touched out in last year’s running by Leica Carousel. Khartoum gave Carey his most recent victory at Ballarat[...]
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Petrology Has Important Gear Change

Petrology will have some important gear changes at Doomben as he tries to regain the form which once had him rated among Australia’s best horses. It has been a long and winding road for Petrology who is by Fastnet Rock out of Romantic River making him a three-quarter brother to Group One winner Aqua D’Amore.[...]
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Noel Callow In Hospital After Sandown Fall

Jockey Noel Callow has been taken to hospital after a fall at Sandown. Callow was conscious but complaining of neck and back soreness and suffering concussion after being flung from Vegas Boulevard during the middle stages of the final race. Stewards have adjourned an inquiry into the fall until Callow is fit enough to give[...]
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Re-Handicap For Age Of Fire At Pakenham

A clerical error has forced a re-handicap of the Darren Weir-trained Age Of Fire after the field was declared for a race at Pakenham. Age Of Fire was handicapped off a rating of 89 for Saturday’s David Bourke Memorial Handicap instead of the horse’s correct mark of 98. After discovering the mistake, Racing Victoria’s handicapping[...]
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Lees Stable Loses Top Filly Smart Melody

Smart Melody, rated among Australia’s best three-year-old fillies, has died following complications after colic surgery. Trained by Kris Lees, Smart Melody had only last week returned to pre-training after a spring campaign that stamped her as a horse of the future. Lees confirmed the death of one of his stable stars on social media. “It[...]
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