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Vancouver set to be sold to leading NSW stud

BOOM colt Vancouver is said to be in the process of being sold to one of the Hunter Valley’s largest thoroughbred studs, with unconfirmed reports claiming the deal is worth a massive $40 million. Purchased for just $185,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Vancouver has already been a gem for its connections, with prize[...]
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Odds-on favourites all the rage in Bathurst Gold Tiara & Crown

THE Belinda McCarthy-trained Three Squared is the dominant favourite to take out Saturday night’s Group 1 Gold Tiara final at Bathurst following on from the bay filly’s dominant heat victory last Thursday. The well-named daughter of Mach Three and Three Eagles is currently the $1.75 top elect with Bet 365, having recorded a solid mile[...]
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Vancouver out of triple crown contention

STAR colt Vancouver has been removed from betting markets for the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes after it was confirmed he would not be pursuing his quest to claim the 2-year-old triple crown after his thrilling victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Slipper. Leading hoop Tommy Berry, who has ridden Vancouver in three of his[...]
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Two kings of Australian wagering launch Crownbet

CROWNBET is now set to start its reign of dominance over the wagering world after a joint venture between Crown Resorts and BetEasy was officially launched on Tuesday. The partnership saw a complete re-branding of the existing BetEasy website, with all existing customers automatically switched over to Crownbet.com.au as of March 17, 2015. The changeover[...]
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An empire is formed: BetEasy to become Crownbet

PUNTERS will say goodbye to the popular BetEasy name, with the less-than-year-old bookie being rebranded Crownbet, after gambling giant Crown Resorts bought a controlling share in the bookmaker recently. The re-branding comes after billionaire James Packer secured 67% of the company in December last year, teaming up with betting pioneer Matthew Tripp, the CEO of[...]
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Chautauqua the punter’s pick for Newmarket Handicap

THE Team Hawkes-trained Chautauqua is the current $3.00 favourite with William Hill to take out this Saturday’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. The four-year-old gelding comes into the 1200-metre sprint on the back of his narrow, yet commanding victory in last month’s Group 2 Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield and faces an enormous task up[...]
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Champion harness mare Adore Me retired

Champion Kiwi mare Adore Me has been has been retired after suffering a career ending injury in last Friday’s Auckland Trotting Cup at Alexandra Park. The shocking news came just one week after the daughter of Bettors Delight and Scuse Me set the Australasian record for a mile by a pacer at Menangle, running 1:47.7[...]
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2015 Doncaster market remains a wide-open affair

FIRST Seal and Hallowed Crown share favouritism for the 2015 Doncaster Mile after the latter’s dominant victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas, with both horses currently $7.00 with online bookmaker Sportsbet. Hallowed Crown firmed in from $8 after his gutsy performance on the weekend, while First Seal eased slightly after having previously been the[...]
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Vancouver favourite to win Slipper and tipped to win triple crown

THE Gai Waterhouse-trained Vancouver has firmed into favouritism for the 2015 Group 1 Golden Slipper after scoring a terrific victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Todman Stakes at Randwick. The colt recorded the fastest 1200 metres ever run by a two-year-old at the famous Sydney course, running a scintillating 1min 8.83sec. The son of Medaglia D’Oro[...]
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Will It Be Third Time Lucky for Murtagh?

Irishman Johnny Murtagh is no stranger to the Melbourne Cup. Murtagh has been at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November twice, but 2014 will be his first time as a trainer. The former leading hoop debuted in the race that stops the nation in 2001 when his mount Caitano finished 13th behind the might[...]
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Sea Moon Scratched From 2014 Melbourne Cup

Trainer Robert Hickmott and owner Lloyd Williams will have just one runner in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup after the scratching of Sea Moon this morning (Monday). Rated a $101 chance with Sportingbet, Sea Moon, which finished 13th in last year’s Melbourne Cup behind Fiorente, was eliminated from Cup contention after it was reported to Racing Victoria[...]
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Green Moon Out, Unchain My Heart In

Green Moon, winner of the 2012 Melbourne Cup, will not take his place in the 2014 field after sustaining a cracked hoof. The Lloyd Williams owned stayer will not be a final acceptor in the field which will be released this afternoon. His withdrawal elevates Unchain My Heart into the top 24 in the Cup’s[...]
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