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Vale Mr Neville Layt

The racing industry is mourning the loss of Queanbeyan-based horse trainer Mr Neville ‘Nifty’ Layt, who passed away yesterday aged 76 following an illness. “Neville was a hardworking trainer and a real character who was extremely popular and highly respected throughout our industry,” said Mr Peter V’landys AM, Racing NSW’s CEO. “Neville knew his horses[...]
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Apache Chasing Winter Riches

Desleigh Forster is plotting a path to the Stradbroke Handicap as she puts her faith in Apache Chase being the horse that can provide her with a breakthrough Group 1 success. Apache Chase won his fourth race at Eagle Farm when he led throughout in the Listed Daybreak Lover (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.[...]
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Vega back for Stradbroke revenge

Vega One takes the next step to what connections hope to be Stradbroke revenge when he runs first up in Saturday’s Listed Ascot Handicap at Eagle Farm. The winner of the inaugural Gateway in 2019 has not raced since last year’s Stradbroke, where many rated him unlucky to finish fourth after coming up with an[...]
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Evie has a Tint of Oaks about her

Rex Lipp won a Queensland Oaks seven years ago and he’s thinking he might have a filly good enough to have another crack at the race after Tycoon Evie took down some talented local three-year-olds at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Lipp’s filly Tinto won the 2014 Queensland Oaks for the late Tim Bell, after winning[...]
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Isotope still ready to rumble

The extra week has done little to diminish the confidence trainer Tony Gollan has in Isotope ahead of her delayed Sydney debut in Saturday’s Listed Darby Munro Stakes. Isotope faces what looks a tougher field compared to the original Darby Munro acceptors, with impressive first up winner Marboosha and Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner Odeum[...]
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Nazeef Tops 5-Win Wednesday

John Gosden-trained 4-year-old filly Nazeef landed Wednesday’s Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes (Listed) over the Kempton Park all-weather, becoming the highlight of a five-win day for Shadwell Racing, worldwide. Ridden to perfection and with no lack of patience by Jim Crowley, the daughter of Invincible Spirit embodied her father’s name with a determined run, overcoming a poor[...]
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Pletcher Plays ‘A-game’ With 3yo’s

After the retirement of long-time USA-based Shadwell trainer Kiaran McLaughlin (conditioner of such icons as Invasor, Frosted and Tamarkuz) in April, a fellow previous disciple to the great D. Wayne Lukas, seven-time champion trainer Todd Pletcher, was appropriately ‘tapped’ as his successor. The 52-year-old native of Dallas and 11-time Breeders’ Cup winner has inherited a[...]
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Battaash Points To Royal Ascot

Charlie Hills-trained Battaash, the highest-rated horse among the hundreds worldwide carrying the Shadwell blue and white of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is on schedule for his 2020 and 6-year-old debut, per his conditioner. The gelded son of Dark Angel returned to Hills’ yard at Faringdon Place in mid-March and has been incrementally[...]
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